Comments on: Republicans’ Immigration ‘Pathway’ Dance http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/republicans-immigration-pathway-dance/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Me http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/republicans-immigration-pathway-dance/#comment-31752872 Me Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:17:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=840382#comment-31752872 Wherever liberals lead, conservatives will eventually follow. Wherever liberals lead, conservatives will eventually follow.

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By: deanbob http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/republicans-immigration-pathway-dance/#comment-31692524 deanbob Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:05:30 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=840382#comment-31692524 The Republicans created their own problems. If their platform and their beliefs weren’t so narrow and narrowly defined, the party would feel like home to many more Americans. POSTED BY: MST-MAC | MARCH 19, 2013, 5:01 PM Many just believe as did the founders, who've been maligned and demonized by the progressive liberals. And the average low information voter does not know much about the fact of America's founding. The Republicans created their own problems. If their platform and their beliefs weren’t so narrow and narrowly defined, the party would feel like home to many more Americans.

POSTED BY: MST-MAC | MARCH 19, 2013, 5:01 PM

Many just believe as did the founders, who’ve been maligned and demonized by the progressive liberals. And the average low information voter does not know much about the fact of America’s founding.

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By: deanbob http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/republicans-immigration-pathway-dance/#comment-31692512 deanbob Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:03:05 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=840382#comment-31692512 "Paul lent his growing political weight to the issue with a speech widely interpreted as endorsing a pathway to citizenship. ".........I hope Republicans realize that this will not materially influence the percentage of Latinos who will be part of the Republican party. Latinos are no different than every other segment of the US society - they will vote in the same % for their FREE STUFF! “Paul lent his growing political weight to the issue with a speech widely interpreted as endorsing a pathway to citizenship. “………I hope Republicans realize that this will not materially influence the percentage of Latinos who will be part of the Republican party. Latinos are no different than every other segment of the US society – they will vote in the same % for their FREE STUFF!

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By: Galactus98 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/republicans-immigration-pathway-dance/#comment-31691431 Galactus98 Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:12:30 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=840382#comment-31691431 This article is very misleading. No one is talking about Immigration that is legal. We are complaining about illegal aliens and the illegal immigration that allows 11 million criminals to live in the United States without deportation. We want illegal aliens deported not rewarded. This article is very misleading. No one is talking about Immigration that is legal. We are complaining about illegal aliens and the illegal immigration that allows 11 million criminals to live in the United States without deportation. We want illegal aliens deported not rewarded.

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By: gooddiscussions http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/republicans-immigration-pathway-dance/#comment-31687511 gooddiscussions Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:10:02 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=840382#comment-31687511 It seems to me we are all just spouting out the talking points of both parties. We are all victims of the ride by media, the elites and the political class. The conservatives have been "burned" with this issue at least once before. The democrats as a matter of fact always make promises to close the border and never do. This happened during Reagan when "amnesty" was granted and the Dems promised to close the border. Never happened. So now, those opposed to amnesty don't trust the promises. We all agree something must be done about the illegal immigrants already here. There is a reason why we have immigration laws, it's called money. If those coming into the country to enjoy the great opportunites we have created here but they can't or won't support themselves, that 50% not paying taxes will only increase. Also, please learn about that one percent you have been told to hate. Most of these people have earned their money through risk taking and hard work. They already pay a huge majority (percent wise I forget how much) of all the taxes collected. The top riches amoung us currently "give away" nearly 40% of their money to charities. We must all stop listening to those who would divide us for their own gain and dig up the truth, it's probably somewhere in the middle. We have to stop this fighting. It's not the American way. Solutions, please! It seems to me we are all just spouting out the talking points of both parties. We are all victims of the ride by media, the elites and the political class. The conservatives have been “burned” with this issue at least once before. The democrats as a matter of fact always make promises to close the border and never do. This happened during Reagan when “amnesty” was granted and the Dems promised to close the border. Never happened. So now, those opposed to amnesty don’t trust the promises. We all agree something must be done about the illegal immigrants already here. There is a reason why we have immigration laws, it’s called money. If those coming into the country to enjoy the great opportunites we have created here but they can’t or won’t support themselves, that 50% not paying taxes will only increase. Also, please learn about that one percent you have been told to hate. Most of these people have earned their money through risk taking and hard work. They already pay a huge majority (percent wise I forget how much) of all the taxes collected. The top riches amoung us currently “give away” nearly 40% of their money to charities. We must all stop listening to those who would divide us for their own gain and dig up the truth, it’s probably somewhere in the middle. We have to stop this fighting. It’s not the American way. Solutions, please!

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By: wigglwagon http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/republicans-immigration-pathway-dance/#comment-31683584 wigglwagon Wed, 20 Mar 2013 04:27:18 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=840382#comment-31683584 The penalty for employers of illegal workers should be mandatory $15,000 fine per illegal worker and mandatory 2 years in jail without parole per illegal worker. That would put an immediate end to the problem. That is ALL the reform we need. The penalty for employers of illegal workers should be mandatory $15,000 fine per illegal worker and mandatory 2 years in jail without parole per illegal worker. That would put an immediate end to the problem.

That is ALL the reform we need.

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By: TexBork_2013 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/republicans-immigration-pathway-dance/#comment-31681509 TexBork_2013 Wed, 20 Mar 2013 01:54:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=840382#comment-31681509 Legal immigration is great and good and our system should be overhauled to make it better. Illegals though, whom have criminally entered and stayed must be punished and ejected. No special treatment nor fast-lane for the illegals. Assume it's Disney World and people have illegally entered and then demanded they be granted post-illegal entry. No damn way. The illegals must be punished and those that also committed crimes in the US while here illegally SHOULDN'T be released from jail for political leverage on the White House's own imposed sequester. Illegals must be punished, not rewarded. If not, then even the overhauled system won't be followed either. Why bother doing it the legal way still? Or--- is there a payoff for leverage in return? Legal immigration is great and good and our system should be overhauled to make it better. Illegals though, whom have criminally entered and stayed must be punished and ejected. No special treatment nor fast-lane for the illegals. Assume it’s Disney World and people have illegally entered and then demanded they be granted post-illegal entry. No damn way. The illegals must be punished and those that also committed crimes in the US while here illegally SHOULDN’T be released from jail for political leverage on the White House’s own imposed sequester. Illegals must be punished, not rewarded. If not, then even the overhauled system won’t be followed either. Why bother doing it the legal way still? Or— is there a payoff for leverage in return?

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By: cicclinton http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/republicans-immigration-pathway-dance/#comment-31680488 cicclinton Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:23:52 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=840382#comment-31680488 Do any of you people singing the "free government schooling, free hospitalization, free food stamps, free welfare, a vote in our republic, etc…" song, do you have actual facts, studies, statistics, evidence, or other real world justification for this attitude? Can you tell us how much of the budget is being spent on these people? Can you tell us how much of your 'hard earn money' is personally going to them? Or do you just 'feel' like you are being ripped off? If you don't KNOW what you're talking about don't pretend that you do! Do any of you people singing the “free government schooling, free hospitalization, free food stamps, free welfare, a vote in our republic, etc…” song, do you have actual facts, studies, statistics, evidence, or other real world justification for this attitude? Can you tell us how much of the budget is being spent on these people? Can you tell us how much of your ‘hard earn money’ is personally going to them? Or do you just ‘feel’ like you are being ripped off? If you don’t KNOW what you’re talking about don’t pretend that you do!

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By: dem_without_a_clue http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/republicans-immigration-pathway-dance/#comment-31679757 dem_without_a_clue Tue, 19 Mar 2013 23:04:11 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=840382#comment-31679757 Even though I'm a democrat I am against this illegal stuff. They are taking welfare money from rightful folks like myself. We already have enough people who don't liek to work here. I don't want to rock this boat. With so many illegals, they will take away my free obamaphone. If the dems don't watch out this vote for sale will go to the republicans. Even though I’m a democrat I am against this illegal stuff. They are taking welfare money from rightful folks like myself. We already have enough people who don’t liek to work here. I don’t want to rock this boat. With so many illegals, they will take away my free obamaphone. If the dems don’t watch out this vote for sale will go to the republicans.

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By: MsT-Mac http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/republicans-immigration-pathway-dance/#comment-31678552 MsT-Mac Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:01:31 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=840382#comment-31678552 The Republicans created their own problems. If their platform and their beliefs weren't so narrow and narrowly defined, the party would feel like home to many more Americans. The Republicans created their own problems. If their platform and their beliefs weren’t so narrow and narrowly defined, the party would feel like home to many more Americans.

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