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Senator Lindsey Graham Says No Immigration Bill Until 2012

Updated on March 25, 2012

Senator Graham

End of Immigration Bill for 2010?

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) admitted today that with the Democrats pushing "comprehensive immigration reform" above climate change and cap and trade bills, he is withdrawing his support for all. He further stated until serious inroads are made to control the border and stem the flow of illegal aliens, the American people will not ever support any such immigration bill. "If immigration comes up this year, it's absolutely devastating to the future of this issue," Sen. Graham said.

I've got to say I am pleasantly surprised by Sen. Graham's remarks. President Obama was counting on Graham to pull at least a couple of Republican senators (the Maine girls?) and possibly Sen. Scott Brown of MA. However, Sen. Brown has stated that he can't support any type of amnesty with 15 million unemployed Americans. A shame that President Obama and his cohorts don't see it that way. It now appears that without Sen. Graham (and most likely about six Democratic senators) "comprehensive immigration reform" is dead in the water for 2010. Sen. Harry Reid (soon to be former senator Harry Reid), also stated today, in an about face, he is now going to push the climate change bill now. This is just another flipflop by this unfortunate senator from Nevada. One doesn't know what to believe is going to happen.

I think the violent reaction by the "professional protesters" inArizona is another point that is hurting any chance of getting immigration reform passed. It was appalling to Americans to see water bottles and rocks thrown at police officers at the state capitol building over the weekend. We are told about the Tea Party being racists and violent militia. Yet, the sanitized version of what happened in Arizona over the weekend was all one saw on NBC, CBS and ABC. In essence, the MSM is also fanning the flames with their biased reporting. To those on the left; where is your sense of decency in reporting the news fairly? These people that were smearing swastikas with refried beans on the windows of the Capitol building should be ashamed. Are these the people we want to legalize? Where is your outrage on this? There is nothing being reported on the major networks. The much hated Fox News network is the only one reporting what happened. This is what I mean when I say the partisan politics of this nation is literally ripping us apart.

As for Sen. Graham; It seems he had a "Come to Jesus" meeting with his about face on immigration reform. Just three years ago he was calling immigration reform opponents "bigots and nativists." Maybe he has finally seen the handwriting on the wall if he wants to continue his political career. It may be too late for his buddy John McAmnesty. I think Sen. Graham gets the message. Americans don't want this bill to ever see the light of day. Enforce the Immigration Reform Bill of 1986. Forget about this so-called "comprehensive immigration reform" BS. It's just another name for "amnesty ." For right now, at least, amnesty seems dead in the water. But, like Lazarus , this bill keeps rising from the dead. It's best to always keep an eye on this with the Obamas running things.

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  • Writer David profile imageAUTHOR

    Writer David 

    8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    American Rom., I trust Graham about as far I could probably throw him. He is a typical politician in that he likes to talk out of both sides of his mouth.

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    American Romance 

    8 years ago from America

    I didn't like Graham working with dems at all, I'm getting to be very suspicious of any pub working with a democrat, great write, keep it up,

  • Writer David profile imageAUTHOR

    Writer David 

    8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    buro, while I appreciate your seeing how important border security is, I completely disagree with your saying drugs should be legalized. If you think things are bad now, just legalize drugs and see the number of addicts in hospitals. I agree with worldexplorer; November is critical to the future of this nation.

    WorldExplorer, I couldn't agree more. If Latinos want the right to vote, learn English, and get in line with all the other people waiting their turn to become U.S. citizens. An, yes, VAT is next on the agenda. Just another campaign promise broken by the Anointed One.

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    WorldExplorer 

    8 years ago

    Buro - I am sorry but you need to become a legal citizen first and learn English at the same time.....before you get to vote on issues concerning my pocket book. November is absolutely critical to this nation’s future and if we need a reminder just let the Democratic "CUSTOMERS" among us pass an Amnesty Bill AND a Cap & Trade Bill – also, can you spell Value Added Tax? WorldExplorer

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    buro 

    8 years ago

    you are right i latino and belive that it shoul be a border security,protect american people,BUT WHAT MEXICO SHOULD DO IS LEGALIZAR LAS DROGAS,MAKE ALL KIND OF DRUGS LEGAL TO ALL

    THE CUSTOMERS IN AMERICA AND STOP THE MEXICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT OF BEEN KILL FOR NOTHING,PEOPLE DOT NOT UNDERSTAND THAT ALL OF THIS IS PART OF GLOBALIZATION.

  • Writer David profile imageAUTHOR

    Writer David 

    8 years ago from Mobile, AL

    Sheri, that news clip showing the "professional protesters" throwing bottles and rocks at police was on Glen Beck today. I was horrified. This entire problem lies at the feet of the federal government. They are not enforcing security of the border. And, the sad thing to me, Obama and Democrats are making political hay out of this.

    Sheila, I am going to give Graham the benefit of a doubt right now. He has disappointed me before. I'm thinking he knows he is only 2 years from another election fight. He better get with the program or else.

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    sheila b. 

    8 years ago

    Lindsey Graham doesn't seem to know what he's doing these days, but I'll be glad to see him go no on both cap and tax and immigration. If he keeps his word. And that probably depends on polls.

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    SheriSapp 

    8 years ago from West Virginia

    Magnificent work on this hub. Though I pretty much watch Fox news all the time, I had not seen this footage you wrote of. No surprise about the MSM. I agree that they are no only complicit, but co-conspirators in the left's desire to manufacture ANY kind of false violence so they can again label dissenters as racist pigs. So much for Hillary's talk about it being patriotic to question our government.

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