Democrats Forecast Moves Toward Immigration Reform in 2012

Fox News Latino, December 7, 2011

Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate predicted Wednesday that there will be advances, albeit small ones, toward immigration reform in 2012, at a time when both they as well as President Barack Obama are trying to attract the support of the Hispanic electorate.

During a round table with several Hispanic media outlets, including Efe, the senators said that despite what they described as Republican obstructionism, there are possibilities for achieving advances on some elements of an immigration bill.

“My prediction is that 2012 will be better than 2011,” New York Sen. Charles Schumer said.

The Republicans, in their judgment, are beginning to take note that their stances against any type of legalization of undocumented foreigners “is hurting them more than it’s helping.”

Schumer said that in his conversations with Republicans he had seen “little glimmers of change and hope,” which the Democrats will try to take advantage of.

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Reading from the same script, the eight senators tried to sell the idea that Obama deserves the support of Latinos in 2012, and they reiterated that the Republicans are just seeking to punish Hispanics.

Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey said that in the presidential debates the Republicans are using “punitive language” against immigrants and have not offered practical solutions for the 11-12 million undocumented people in the country.

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  • Anonymous

    There is no such thing as a “Hispanic electorate” and with our country’s obviously rigged elections, there is no real voting or wooing of votes. Just think about this for a second. People have wanted non-whites kept out of the country since the beginning, yet the exact opposite was done. Was anyone worried about losing votes? No. Why?

    In this case, the Spanish speaking people who show up to vote, are almost all white and despise the Amerinds (who almost never vote because they are all criminals and fugitives trying to avoid notice). They don’t want “immigration reform” so much as they advocate the frank execution of Amerinds….the same as is done in their own countries, including Mexico. Mexico is a great example, which is currently undergoing a bitter, racial civil war between whites and Amerinds with many whites forced to flee to the US. Do you really think these people want Amerinds pouring into the US behind them?

    This entire issue is covered up by the media by simply referring to everyone who speaks Spanish as “Hispanic”, a racial designation that does not exist outside the US and implies the exact opposite of the overt race war that exists south of the border.

  • jfly1222

    Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey said that in the presidential debates the Republicans are using “punitive language” against immigrants and have not offered practical solutions for the 11-12 million undocumented people in the country

    I have a practical solution for them. LEAVE and don’t ever come back. Seems like the only thing Bob would call practical is flat out amnesty. Hopefully better things will prevail.

  • Question Diversity

    Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey said that in the presidential debates the Republicans are using “punitive language” against immigrants and have not offered practical solutions for the 11-12 million undocumented people in the country.

    Has he been watching the same debates I have? Take out Michele Bachmann, and I all hear is:

    * More legal immigration

    * More H-xB visas

    * Staple a green card onto STEM degrees

    * Staple a greed card onto deeds of houses $500,000 or more

    * No border walls or fences, too much like the Berlin Wall (Because throngs of libertarian Patriots really want to flee to Mexico)

    * If you violate immigration law long enough, you get to stay

    * It’s heartless and un-compassionate not to give the children of illegal aliens free education

    * Nine, nine, nine, or something like that

  • Anonymous

    #1 Anonymous, you can’t be serious that the Spanish speaking people who show up to vote are almost all white. In NY almost all of the Spanish speaking people who show up to vote are Puerto Ricans, many part black, Dominicans, many black, and mestizos from all over. If most of the Spanish speaking voters in California are white, why is that state lost to Republicans?

  • WR the elder

    Mandate E-verify and millions of illegal aliens will self deport. That’s why the Democrats are so much against mandating E-verify. The last think they want is a practical way to deal with America’s 15 million illegal immigrants.

  • Recovering Republican

    “Immigration Reform” to our rulers only means amnesty + inviting even more Third Worlders in. Somehow someone other than what either party offers must gain power for whites to ever benefit. If creditor nations like China quit buying our debt, our oppression might be defunded.

  • Jack Krak

    I can think of no more Orwellian term than “Immigration Reform”. We all know that “reform” means legalizing those who have broken the law and making it easier for future waves to do the same. It in no way, shape or form involves penalties, enforcement or anything that might actually decrease or even stabilize the illegal flow of people into this country. I wish that just once someone would finally call the Democrats’ bluff and ask them –

    “Ok, you’ve got a blank check to do what you want with immigration, so what do you want to to do?”

    It would take every bit of their linguistic gymnastics to avoid coming right out & telling the truth, which, of course, is “To let as many poor Latinos into the country as possible because we think that 90% of them will end up as loyal Democratic voters”.

    It’s a measure of how truly lost we are when tv talking heads have the nerve to talk about “immigration reform” with a straight face and the rest of us are expected to nod our heads in agreement.

  • June

    Shouldn’t the term “Immigration Reform” mean finally enforcing the laws? And why do the pro-illegals keep insulting Hispanics who want our laws upheld? Do they think that no Hispanic will vote for them unless we open our borders wide and welcome in the few rhat are still left on the other side? I know most Hispanic politicans are pro-illegals, but surely there are law-abiding, legal Hispanics who know the damage done to our country by mass illegal immigration. And, if you’re an American, please identify yourself as such. Drop the hyphenated tags, please.

  • Bob Turner

    All they will offer is something too costly and for the GOP to vote down, becoming the scapegoat.

  • Anonymous

    “1 Anonymous, you can’t be serious that the Spanish speaking people who show up to vote are almost all white. In NY almost all of the Spanish speaking people who show up to vote are Puerto Ricans, many part black, Dominicans, many black, and mestizos from all over. If most of the Spanish speaking voters in California are white, why is that state lost to”

    You are of course correct. I have followed what I believe is that same poster who always spits out this garbage about Hispanics being White. The truth is about 5% of so called Hispanics in the USA are White.