White House presses ahead on immigration overhaul

In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about immigration at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

— President Barack Obama's chief of staff says the White House hasn't proposed "anything to Capitol Hill yet" on immigration even as a leading Republican criticizes a reported draft proposal regarding illegal immigrants.

That draft, according to USA Today, would create a visa for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States and allow them to become legal permanent residents within eight years.

Obama aide Denis McDonough tells ABC's "This Week" that the White House is working with a bipartisan group of senators.

GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says if such a measure was proposed, it would be "dead on arrival" in Congress.

McDonough says "let's make sure that it doesn't have to be proposed" because the White House and Congress are able to work out a deal.

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1Paradiselost writes:

Question...

What has Marco Rubio done for the people of the state of Florida?

RayPray writes:

What this country had before 1925 (except for foolish exceptions re China & Japan) was open boarders and zero welfare.

We also had much high growth in the economy despite the waste of the Civil War.

We must return to a mindset where anyone from anywhere is welcome here as long as they plan to work.

Likewise, out of compassion, we must encourage all those now retired here on disability or lolling on food stamps, set-asides & quotas to emigrate -- or failing that, get deported -- to friendly locales where such indolent lifestyle will be more welcome, say in Scandinavia & Africa.

Surely if the Great OBAMA can drone to death American citizens who disagree with him, we can give a friendly heave-ho to the millions of government parasites that decorate our cities....

No_more_cyber_bullying (Inactive) writes:

Klaus,

Now tell now,what have your welfare recipients done for us in Florida or anywhere else for that matter. Take, take, take and losers who have nothing else in life to do but sit by a computer and blog under various names, such as yourself, support their ripping us all off.

RayPray writes:

in response to No_more_cyber_bullying:

Klaus,

Now tell now,what have your welfare recipients done for us in Florida or anywhere else for that matter. Take, take, take and losers who have nothing else in life to do but sit by a computer and blog under various names, such as yourself, support their ripping us all off.

"what have your welfare recipients done for us in Florida"

Here are just a few industries centrally dependent on our Food Stamp nation neighbors for prosperity:

1. Tattoo parlors

2. Dubious dentists purveying risky tooth whitening treatments & gold teeth

3. The tobacco industry and its tort lawyer partners

4. Tax prep professionals facilitation massive EIC fraud

4. The substance abuse & rehab establishment

5. Pit bull food pet stores

6. The lottery

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