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Obama to push immigration reform 'day after' budget deal
« on: October 16, 2013, 03:02:01 pm »
By Justin Sink -
10/15/13

President Obama vowed Tuesday that he would pursue an immigration reform vote in the House the "day after" Congress reached an agreement to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.

"Once that’s done, you know, the day after -- I’m going to be pushing to say, call a vote on immigration reform," Obama told Univision's Los Angeles affiliate. "And if I have to join with other advocates and continue to speak out on that, and keep pushing, I’m going to do so because I think it’s really important for the country. And now is the time to do it."The president reiterated his claim that the only thing holding back passage of the Senate's immigration bill is "Speaker Boehner not willing to call the bill on the floor of the House of Representatives."

Earlier this month, House Democrats introduced their own version of an immigration bill in an attempt to spur Republican action after it appeared that momentum had stalled for immigration reform. The bill largely mirrors the Senate effort, while stripping out some border security provisions added to win Senate GOP votes.

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Re: Obama to push immigration reform 'day after' budget deal
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 10:16:30 am »
Of course he needs immigration reform ... we need to get this Nafta thing done right  ....

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Re: Obama to push immigration reform 'day after' budget deal
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 10:58:22 am »
What I'm worried about it what Obama signed into law while the government was shut down - while the Vets were doing their thing and the news was all on those things.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/10/08/trans-pacific-partnership-leaders-statement

Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaders Statement

We, the Leaders of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam, are pleased to announce today that our countries are on track to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.  Ministers and negotiators have made significant progress in recent months on all the legal texts and annexes on access to our respective goods, services, investment, financial services, government procurement, and temporary entry markets.  We have agreed that negotiators should now proceed to resolve all outstanding issues with the objective of completing this year a comprehensive and balanced, regional agreement that achieves the goals we established in Honolulu in 2011, ensures the benefits of the agreement are fully shared, and takes into account the diversity of our levels of development.

A final Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement must reflect our common vision to establish a comprehensive, next-generation model for addressing both new and traditional trade and investment issues, supporting the creation and retention of jobs and promoting economic development in our countries.  The deepest and broadest possible liberalization of trade and investment will ensure the greatest benefits for countries’ large and small manufacturers, service providers, farmers, and ranchers, as well as workers, innovators, investors, and consumers.

We see the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with its high ambition and pioneering standards for new trade disciplines, as a model for future trade agreements and a promising pathway to our APEC goal of building a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific.  We are encouraged by the growing interest in this important negotiation and are engaging with other Asia-Pacific countries that express interest in the TPP regarding their possible future participation.

Stakeholders across the region have provided valuable input to TPP negotiating teams both on-site at rounds and in our respective countries.  As we work to conclude these negotiations, we will further intensify consultations with stakeholders to craft a final agreement that appropriately addresses the interests of our citizens. We look forward to review and consideration of the outcome of our work, consistent with each of our domestic processes.

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Re: Obama to push immigration reform 'day after' budget deal
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 11:03:04 am »
More info about TPP:

http://news.firedoglake.com/2013/09/04/afl-cio-campaigns-against-trans-pacific-partnership/

TPP goes even further than NAFTA and other agreements by essentially bypassing democracy and turning over legal decision making power to corporate boardrooms and organizations. Not surprisingly, such a deal will be bad for workers.

TPP will also damage internet freedom under the guise of protecting intellectual property.


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Re: Obama to push immigration reform 'day after' budget deal
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 11:08:56 am »
Its going to do alot more than that medicine prices among other things ...what suprises me though it shouldn't is that Congress is not allowed to even see the agreement not that we should have faith in them ....but then again they are all controlled by the real Government which we all know is Corporations