Obama backs plan to put illegal immigrants on path to citizenship

Story from the Washington Times.


President Obama gave a thumbs up Thursday to the outline of a plan to legalize illegal immigrants and create a flow of low-skilled foreign workers for the future, saying the immigration bill being worked on by a Republican and a Democrat is “promising.”

In their broad blueprint, Sens. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, and Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, call for illegal immigrants to be put on a path to citizenship, offer green cards to keep high-skilled foreign university graduates and would create a temporary program for low-skilled workers, with some also getting the chance to become citizens.

And from CNS News, WH spokesman Gibbs won’t rule out “deeming” the amnesty bill as passed without an actual vote.

One thought on “Obama backs plan to put illegal immigrants on path to citizenship”

  1. I suppose now that the health care bill is passed this will be the next priority. It will be interesting to see if the democrats are as aggressive with this as they were with health care.

    I’m guessing they will either start running for the hills and not push another radioactive issue or they will go “all in” and realize that they are doomed this November anyway so they may as well get all of their agenda through while they can.

    Of course, with the now TOXIC political atmosphere they have created and the Republicans having 41 votes in the Senate, it will not be as easy this time around. The problem is, they will be able find a few republicans (John McCain, Lindsay Graham) this time that will go along with them in pushing amnesty and creating a “bipartisan” law.

    November can’t come soon enough. God help us all.



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