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Jon Stewart “But, as predictable as one parties race is, the other nomination could still go to anyone.  Well, not anyone.”

Wolf Blitzer (CNN) “Republican Mitt Romney says he will not, repeat he will not run, make a third run for the White House.”

Stewart “Ha, well you know what, what do you know?  It turns out that sometimes unwanted people do self-deport.”

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/adedvb/democalypse-2016–the-trail-to-the-path-to-the-route-to-the-road-to-the-white-house

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President Barack Obama “To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill,”

 

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Bill Maher “Obama is still dealing with the crisis on our border.  He met yesterday with the Presidents of Guatemala, and Honduras, and El Salvador and he was trying to tell them to tell your citizens not to come to this country, and if they do, they will not be allowed to stay, unless they’ve got a great curve ball.  Then, we’re all good.”

 

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White House officials expressed growing alarm on Thursday that Congress may not soon approve President Barack Obama’s emergency request for $3.7 billion to tackle the child migration crisis on the southern border of the United States.

The stalemate over the request comes as Obama prepares on Friday to host the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the countries that have been the source of much of the migrant surge that has strained border resources.

Congress is locked in a largely partisan fight over the money that Obama says is needed to provide humanitarian needs of the children and speed deportations for many after they get a hearing from immigration authorities.

Republicans want Congress to amend a 2008 anti-trafficking law to accelerate deportations, but Democrats are opposed out of concern the children would face the same conditions of crime and poverty when returned home. Senate Democrats have proposed cutting Obama’s $3.7 billion request, while Republicans have said $1.5 billion is the most they would want to spend.

Congress is preparing to start a five-week break at the end of next week and there is no compromise in sight.

“The notion that Congress would go home for August recess without having addressed this question … would be pretty extraordinary,” a senior White House official told reporters.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/25/white-house-alarmed-by-extraordinary-inaction-by-congress-on-border-crisis/

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Wolf Blitzer July 9, 2014 “This huge immigration crisis.”

Reporter July 5, 2014 “60 to 80 thousand children without parents expected to cross illegally this year.”

Reporter June 22, 2014 “overwhelming US facilities.”

Reporter “There aren’t enough beds, bathrooms, or food.”

Jon Stewart “You’ve got to blame Obama’s immigration policy for this one. You don’t want migrant children? You don’t put up these billboards. (Billboard shows picture of Obama and says ‘Now entering the United States of America – The country with the most candy’). Yea, that’s right. Or, a border length ball pit, it’s not smart. It’s not a smart move. But, you know what? These children are fleeing terrible crime and violence in their home countries seeking embrace in the open and caring arms of mother America. Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

Protester in Murrieta, CA July 7th. “Go back to Mexico! Yea! Get out of here!”

Stewart “OK, that wasn’t the Statue of Liberty. And, technically actually many are from Central America, your Honduras, your El Salvador, and of course, as Jesus said I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

Another protester “Jesus would not break the law.”

Stewart “You mean radical destroyer of the status quo Jesus? Barging into temples, overthrowing tables Jesus, breaking the law was kind of his thing….Look, it’s a difficult humanitarian crisis, but it aint Normandy.”

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/zlzdov/-500–crazies-of-summer

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John Oliver talking about the Immigration bill “And, it isn’t just the content of the bill that Repbulcians hate.”

Sen Jeff Sessions (R-AL) “This is not an easy bill to read.  Subparagraph capitals C index.  The index calculated under this subparagraph for a current year equals the sum of, subparagraph roman numeral I.  I’m sure you know exactly what that means.”

Oliver “Well, I don’t know what it means, but to be fair, I’m not a Senator.  You are.  And, leagal jargon is, kind of, the official language of the Senate.  So, if I may borrow a page from your party’s playbook, learn to speak the language, or go back to where you came from.”

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-june-18-2013/aliens-vs–senators—passing-immigration-legislation

 

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Ezra Klein”The truth is, the most important piece of economic policy we pass — or don’t pass — in 2013 may be something we don’t think of as economic policy at all: immigration reform.

Congress certainly doesn’t consider it economic policy, at least not officially. Immigration laws go through the House and Senate judiciary committees. But consider a few facts about immigrants in the American economy: About a 10th of the U.S. population is foreign-born. More than a quarter of U.S. technology and engineering businesses started from 1995 to 2005 had a foreign-born owner. In Silicon Valley, half of all tech startups had a foreign-born founder. One-quarter of all U.S.-based Nobel laureates of the past 50 years were foreign born. Right now, about half of the PhDs working in science and technology are foreign born.

Immigrants begin businesses and file patents at a much higher rate than their native-born counterparts, and while there are disputes about the effect immigrants have on the wages of low-income Americans, there’s little dispute about their effect on wages overall: They lift them.

The economic case for immigration is best made by way of analogy. Everyone agrees that aging economies with low birth rates are in trouble; this, for example, is a thoroughly conventional view of Japan. It’s even conventional wisdom about the U.S. The retirement of the baby boomers is correctly understood as an economic challenge. The ratio of working Americans to retirees will fall from 5 to 1 today to  3 to 1 in 2050. Fewer workers and more retirees is tough on any economy.

There’s nothing controversial about that analysis. But if that’s not controversial, then immigration shouldn’t be, either. Immigration is essentially the importation of new workers. It’s akin to raising the birth rate, only easier, because most of the newcomers are old enough to work. And because living in the U.S. is considered such a blessing that even very skilled, very industrious workers are willing to leave their home countries and come to ours, the U.S. has an unusual amount to gain from immigration. When it comes to the global draft for talent, we almost always get the first-round picks — at least, if we want them, and if we make it relatively easy for them to come here.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/01/31/worried-about-the-economy-then-pass-immigration-reform/

Posted February 1, 2013 by tmusicfan in Politics, Quote of the Day

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