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Amnesty. It was just a matter of time.

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by chestnut, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. chestnut

    chestnut Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2008
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    Obama supports amnesty so the illegals, would legally be eligible for any new health care reform.

    Obama: Legalize illegals to get them health careRate this story

    President Obama said this week that his health care plan won't cover illegal immigrants, but argued that's all the more reason to legalize them and ensure they eventually do get coverage.

    He also staked out a position that anyone in the country legally should be covered - a major break with the 1996 welfare reform bill, which limited most federal public assistance programs only to citizens and longtime immigrants.

    "Even though I do not believe we can extend coverage to those who are here illegally, I also don't simply believe we can simply ignore the fact that our immigration system is broken," Mr. Obama said Wednesday evening in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. "That's why I strongly support making sure folks who are here legally have access to affordable, quality health insurance under this plan, just like everybody else.

    Mr. Obama added, "If anything, this debate underscores the necessity of passing comprehensive immigration reform and resolving the issue of 12 million undocumented people living and working in this country once and for all."

    Republicans said that amounts to an amnesty, calling it a backdoor effort to make sure current illegal immigrants get health care.

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    "It is ironic that the president told the American people that illegal immigrants should not be covered by the health care bill, but now just days later he's talking about letting them in the back door," said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee.

    "If the American people do not want to provide government health care for illegal immigrants, why would they support giving them citizenship, the highest honor America can bestow?" Mr. Smith said.

    But immigrant rights groups see the speech as a signal that Mr. Obama is committed to providing health care coverage for anyone in the United States legally, regardless of their citizenship status.

    "It's the first time I've certainly heard, publicly, him talking more about legal immigrants," said Eric Rodriguez, vice president for research and advocacy at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). "I think that was certainly positive progress. We were absolutely concerned about not hearing that."
  2. TruthAboveAll

    TruthAboveAll Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2007
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    Further North than I'd like
    This is the prism we need to look through at so many of Obama's "promises." If you call them the lies they are, you will only be vilified and mocked. So the real question should be: What will have to happen to make "this lie" into a true statement. Obviously with this one, if NO illegals will be covered, there will have to be a mechanism to turn all illegals into legals. Short of deportation and starting from scratch as current law dictates, those laws must be changed and amnesty is the only answer.

    It's called killing two birds with one stone in Liberal/Socialist double-speak. Hm! How appropriate!
  3. bododie

    bododie Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2008
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    Notice how the liberal coward crowd isn't chiming in on this? They will now pretend that they never said that this wouldn't happen, and look for some sex scandal of a Republican that is so much worse than spending our tax dollars on people who don't deserve it, and scream racism.

    Racist: Anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal. Lol.

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