Amendment To Include Gay Green Cards Could Derail Immigration Bill

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It almost smells like sabotage. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, has announced he plans to introduce an amendment to a sweeping immigration reform bill that would allow gay U.S. citizens to sponsor their foreign-born partners in order to obtain green cards.

That’s something heterosexual couples already are able to do, and Leahy and other Democrats are feeling pressure from gay rights groups to make sure the new language makes it into the final draft of the bill.

But RINOs can swerve course on only one social issue at a time without alienating their base, and combining gay rights with immigration reform is too much: Gang of Eight Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told POLITICO Tuesday that adding the gay green card amendment “will virtually guarantee that [immigration reform] won’t pass.”

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Betta

    Oh, so now the sexually confused get a special little green card based on how they like to have sex and should have special perks because of it.

    Can I vomit now?

    Why not enforce the immigration laws already on the books? What good are new laws when the existing ones aren’t being enforced? And here’s another question. How many of these gay “partners” are the taxpayers going to end up supporting?

    Of course no one could possibly think for a moment they will all come here and find jobs. Oh no, they will get food stamps, a check, free medical care and an obamaphone. Life is damn good.

    Bet you can’t go to any other country and latch on to society’s teat until it is dry. Try that crap in Mexico. Their feeling is you can’t run to Mexico and get a free check. They don’t play that BS there.

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    Family Based Green Card