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PRESIDENT PRAISES SCHUMER-GRAHAM FRAMEWORK

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Just released from the Press Secretary's Office:

In June, I met with members of both parties, and assigned Secretary Napolitano to work with them and key constituencies around the country to craft a comprehensive approach that will finally fix our broken immigration system. I am pleased to see that Senators Schumer and Graham have produced a promising, bipartisan framework which can and should be the basis for moving forward. It thoughtfully addresses the need to shore up our borders, and demands accountability from both workers who are here illegally and employers who game the system.

My Administration will be consulting further with the Senators on the details of their proposal, but a critical next step will be to translate their framework into a legislative proposal, and for Congress to act at the earliest possible opportunity.



I congratulate Senators Schumer and Graham for their leadership, and pledge to do everything in my power to forge a bipartisan consensus this year on this important issue so we can continue to move forward on comprehensive immigration reform.

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  1. Jim's Avatar
    If they are sincere in really pushing CIR this year then they must do this hard and fast. As in really fast, like within just a few months after introducing it because as the closer it gets to the Nov. elections the greater the chance that it will go to the backburner.

    It looks like HCR will pass in Sunday and the Dodd financial regulatory reform is just a few more tweaks before it passes. The Dems and GOP are said to be 85-90% in agreement already. I think that's going to pass too esp. after the bipartisan Jobs bill was signed into law y'day.

    No word on Waxmam's Energy bill if it's still going to be taken up in the Senate. If that gets rotated on the backburner and they decide to do CIR bill hard and fast then maybe there is hope for CIR.

    If Rep. Gutierrez suddenly changed his mind to vote 'yes' for HCR this Sunday then I think that could be a signal that he was promised that CIR will be taken up this year.
  2. beppe's Avatar
    are we still beleiving in his words?
  3. Adi's Avatar
    "are we still beleiving in his words?" You got that right. Lip service if you ask me, for upcoming march in Washington. Players indeed.
  4. Jim's Avatar
    Here we go. Rep. Luis Gutierrez switches vote to 'yes' on HCR after meeting with Pres. Obama mainly about CIR.


    Immigration reform plays a role: Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Illinois, agreed to support the House health care bill after meeting with Obama and discussing immigration reform.

    "After extensive discussions with the president, I believe we have a health care bill I can vote 'yes' for, and I believe we have a commitment to move forward on a comprehensive immigration reform package as soon as possible," Gutierrez said in a statement Thursday.


    http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/03/19/health.care.latest/index.html
  5. Another Voice's Avatar
    I just do not see why would the republicans would give Obama a victory on CIR, that would only ensure a minority status for them in the future. Unless they are changing their stand as far as fighting for the hispanic electorate as well as other minority groups. Highly unlikely they way the have behaved lately.
  6. Vivek Shah's Avatar
    "I just do not see why would the republicans would give Obama a victory on CIR, that would only ensure a minority status for them in the future"

    What options does the GOP have? If they do not support CIR efforts, they will lose the Hispanic vote for a few more generations at the very least.

    However, if they do support CIR, at least then they have an option of trying to win the air-wave battle and proclaim that CIR was passed because of them. And considering that in the recent past, the Dems have lost pretty much all of the major air-wave battles (Obama wave was an exception), I think they would have a fair chance of winning this media battle as well.

    But the problem is that currently the GOP is dominated by racists like Tancredo, DeMint and others - don't think the moderate voices are heard anywhere in the GOP establishment...
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