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Menendez Signs On to Immigration Reform Plan

U.S. Sen. Robert Mendendez of New Jersey has put his support behind a bipartisan proposal that will ensure a pathway to legal status for 11 million illegal immigrants.

Eight senior U.S. senators have come up with a bipartisan immigration reform plan, reported Politico.com early Monday morning, that they plan to unveil later today.

NJ Sen. Robert Menendez (D), a longtime advocate for changes in immigration law, is on the panel of eight senators from both parties who came up with the sweeping changes.

The plan, Politico said, will overhaul the current immigration system as well as provide an alternate route to citizenship for the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants.

The blueprint is "most serious bipartisan effort to act on the highly charged issue since George W. Bush’s comprehensive measure was defeated in the Senate in 2007," Politico said.

The senators' proposal would only come into play after stricter enforcement measures were enacted to ensure American employers were hiring workers here legally.

The plan includes a different gateway for citizenship for adults who were brought here illegally as children, and for agricultural workers, Politico said. The preliminary details also hints that illegals will not be able to "jump the line" ahead of immigrants who have patiently waited their turn to immigrate to the United States.

Menendez, a Democratic senator who is slated to become chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by fellow Democrats Sens. Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and Michael Bennet. The Republicans who supported the immigration reform proposal are Sens. John McCain, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake, Politico said.

Christopher January 29, 2013 at 01:12 AM
I'll take illegals over white trash any day.
McGinty January 29, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Amen, brother! Everyone here has descendents who were immigrants, many of us within 2 generations. I know the system is not perfect, but maybe we should give all immigrants work visas and have them pay taxes like everyone else. No laborer is working for less than the minimum wage of $7.25/hr. I don't care what anyone says, this anti-immigration fight is rooted in xenophobia and racism, the same weapons used against the Italians and Irish in the early 20th century. It is diametrically opposed to Christianity and, as a Christian I don't like it at all. Everyone needs to stop quoting the law and change the law if it is wrong. Righteousness must prevail, brother. Power to the people!
matt dougherty January 29, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Hey Hinman your a sell out !
matt dougherty January 29, 2013 at 01:51 AM
Well we can end this bull crap and take menendez from ever being a senator and just VOTE HIM OUT ! He is just another self serving moron !
matt dougherty January 29, 2013 at 02:05 AM
There are no mexicans in mexico, they are here !
matt dougherty January 29, 2013 at 02:08 AM
Well here I am OUT IN THE OPEN ! I live in Voorhees, where do you live ?
TheGreatHoax January 29, 2013 at 03:27 AM
Here's the article about his alleged perverted interest in underage girls that the "mainstream" media government run news agencies aren't telling you about: Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage Dominican prostitutes Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/25/emails-show-fbi-investigating-sen-bob-menendez-for-sleeping-with-underage-dominican-prostitutes/#ixzz2J0oNhkcj
KC January 29, 2013 at 06:19 AM
I agree with you Topps! Unfortunately the terms and conditions of this reform are so strict I doubt any illegals will comply. I mean the did not comply with our laws to begin with so why would they wait fifteen years to become legalized? This is a toothless tiger IMO.
KC January 29, 2013 at 06:21 AM
Serves you right!
KC January 29, 2013 at 06:24 AM
maybe when the ironworkers work slows down and these illegals take food off your table, they will be paying you $20 dollars a day and a bologna sandwich to mow and shovel that load of crap your selling there.
KC January 29, 2013 at 06:25 AM
Deep Mr. Clark, very deep and very true.
KC January 29, 2013 at 06:28 AM
Good point!
jerseytomato January 29, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Why doesn't Senator Menendez enforce our current laws regarding illegal immigrants before drafting a new set of rules, that he no doubt will fail to enforce, also? Remember, this is the Senator who lunches regularaly with the heads of La Raza (translation - 'The Race') who blatantly panders to all things hispanic. It's no coincidence that he's pandering for future hispanic votes, instead of his taxpaying consitutuents. This proposed bill is a slap in the face to all immigrants who've come to the US legally.
jerseytomato January 29, 2013 at 11:27 AM
Mrs. Silance Nogud - knock off the race baiting comments. Nevermind 'history has shown...' drivel. At no time in history have Americans been forced to pay for food, housing, medical, education, legal fees, etc., for more than 25 million illegals, for a minimum of eighteen years. They suck off the system, while working for cash.
jerseytomato January 29, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Hey Donald - you are responsible for paying the taxes on their daily wage. Furthermore, if one of those 'illegals' decides they've been hurt while working on your property, you will be responsible for their medical bills, legals fees, not to mention huge state fines for having zero workers comp insurance.
NJarhead January 29, 2013 at 01:42 PM
Well, if you're referring to our existing enemies in that region, then I will have to revert back to your boy Billy Clinton's failings.
Donkey Tales January 29, 2013 at 08:24 PM
I gotta hand it to Menendez. Finally a Democrat who cut spending. He promised the hookers he would pay them $500 but when their dirty work was done, he paid them only $100. And no free healthcare! Good for you Bob.
Deaththreat Victim January 29, 2013 at 09:17 PM
Hey Mrgrumpass, it's not that the illegal pedophile alien was working "for" him as much as "with" him. Child sex abusers work together that way. And when a corrupt politician, or DOJ lawyer, has such Pedophilia urges - it's a tool for Organized Crime. Now it makes sense why Bob Menendez helped cover up the billion dollar corporate Bankruptcy Ring involving the hedge funds and their secretly conflicted law firms.
Mrs. Silance Nogud January 29, 2013 at 09:33 PM
Wow Deaththreat Victim, don't you have an active imagination!
Mrs. Silance Nogud January 29, 2013 at 09:35 PM
I know facts are hard for you to understand Jersey Tomato, but the number is 11 million, and 1/2 of undocumented workers pay taxes.
Mrs. Silance Nogud January 29, 2013 at 09:37 PM
By the way, Rubio was on Rush Limbaugh today and now Rush thinks this imigration plan is a great idea.
George Clark January 30, 2013 at 08:48 PM
did anybody tell the senators and president pushing to legalize all the illegals here through some that making them legal defeats the whole purpose of them being here? Once legal we have to treat them as actual citizens and pay them actual wages and workmen comp, unemployment, replace their bridge roof with an apartment etc. etc. The best thing we can do for them is drive the men to the border hand them a confiscated gun from one of the buy back programs and tell them to take back their own corrupt government as we should be doing here with out the guns. Do we need guns to take back our government or can we vote ourselves back into prosperity without killing the goons running this country? Menendez must go immediately after this last scandal. no if ans or butts. less their young underage girls then he will if and their butts. what a country.
Uncle Jon January 31, 2013 at 02:08 AM
Look out folks, Bob is going down with all of his closet skeletons!!! Hahaha... what a crooked fool... He's probably a close friend of Sean's... maybe they visited the Dominican Republic together and teamed up!!!
Smitty January 31, 2013 at 02:19 AM
Never, Majority of politicians lie and refuses to take any accountability for anything they do. They are all covering up something.
Smitty January 31, 2013 at 02:26 AM
When are all you people going to realize that all politicians from both parties are lying pieces of garbage that are in the pockets of who will get them ahead. It is for their own self agenda and self interests.
Smitty January 31, 2013 at 02:34 AM
I don't understand the argument back and fourth. Majority of the Politicians from both parties are lying pieces of garbage out for their own self interest. They are hypocrites...They say one thing and vote another way. More than half the people on here don't really check how all these politicians vote. They go by the b.s lines they speak.
Smitty January 31, 2013 at 02:35 AM
Smitty January 31, 2013 at 02:37 AM
Really? What politicians do you trust?
Mrgrumpass January 31, 2013 at 06:07 PM
This non-biodegradable pond slime is proving to be almost as criminal as the Governor who appointed him to the Senate! Go figure!
Samantha McCall February 02, 2013 at 01:40 AM
BW....you are absolutely right, why should anchor babies become automatic citizens. The truth is, the illegals know this, and use it. These children also collect public assistance, how is this fair? Change the whole system..........that would work.


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