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It's not Syria holding up immigration reform
By Ruben Navarrette, CNN Contributor
updated 8:15 AM EDT, Thu September 12, 2013

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Ruben Navarrette: Some say Syria kept House from passing immigration reform. That's bogus He says debate over until 2015; bill was cumbersome and porkladen He says sticking points are over things not vital to reform movement, such as citizenship Navarrette: Both parties panicked; Syria gives them out, but it's not the real reason

Editor's note: Ruben Navarrette is a CNN contributor and a nationally syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group. Follow him on Twitter: @rubennavarrette (CNN) -- Blame it on Damascus? No, let's not. This week's preferred media narrative comes in two parts: First, that comprehensive immigration reform isn't just headed to the back burner but will be completely off the stove until 2015 and beyond. And second, that it was the crisis in Syria that pushed the issue off the agenda. After all, we're told, how can Congress concentrate on anything else when it has to decide whether to approve a military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad? The first part is fact, but the second part is fiction. It's true that Congress is done with the immigration debate for the rest of this year. The GOP-controlled House of Representatives might hold a vote on a "reformlite" bill where illegal immigrants get legal status but not citizenship. Or it might offer legal status only to farm

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That's because. that it was Syria that killed immigration reform for this Congress.S.before will tell you that when you want to pass legislation. to give a thought to whether what they had on the table was worth passing or how it would be implemented.and it's also an excuse that comes in handy for lawmakers looking for an exit door. If you interviewed illegal immigrants and asked them what they would have liked to have achieved in the immigration reform process -. the debate was always about politics instead of what it should have been about: policy. have stopped Syria's chemical attack? updated 12:17 PM EDT. when the subject is immigration. it is doubly dysfunctional. the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act -.and I've done just that David Rothkopf says Kerry's "goof" remark about Syria yielding chemical weapons to avert strike--and Clinton's backing the idea--may shape http://www. Wed September 11. you want the bill to get smaller as time goes on.000 pages. not the opposite.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . Here are three of them: One: The major legislative offering -. Thu September 12. Labrador walked away from immigration reform efforts in the House. Humanitarian crisis spilling from Syria updated 8:36 AM EDT.CNN. get children into school. more data doesn't mean better outcome. the bill was 844 pages long.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. there was too much pork. Weiner.the Border Security. a proper autopsy would show that immigration reform is meeting its demise in this Congress for a variety of reasons. Wed September 11. however. 2017 and 2019. those publicity-seeking undocumented young people who want preferential treatment because they intend to go to college or join the military. Wed September 11. 2013 Talat Hamdani says her son. But any hope of a large-scale reform that offers legal status to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States has faded.e. and the aid displaced still in Syria Zuckerberg pushes immigration overhaul Besides. who bravely rushed toward the WTC. having contributed to the debate over reform in 1986 as executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens.S.interests are at stake Kerry. No. who recently told Univision's Jorge Ramos that it is becoming less likely that immigration reform will pass anytime soon because Congress is turning its attention to Syria.com Ruben Navarrette Jr. 2013 Megan Bradley says the global community must help to keep borders open for fleeing refugees. 2013 Immigration overhaul stalled That town is filled with people who use this issue to further their own agendas. When the Senate's bipartisan "Gang of Eight" unveiled its masterpiece in April. anything. 2013 Bruce Schneier says there are limits to our intelligence apparatus. Spitzer out: Thank you New York updated 9:44 AM EDT. the president's case for action on Syria won't persuade warweary Americans that U. Weeks ago. Tue September 10.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] . Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act -collapsed under its own weight. R-Idaho. Obama's speech a model of persuasion updated 7:56 AM EDT. The amendment process pushed it past 1. Clinton and a glimmer of hope on Syria updated 12:07 PM EDT. My son died as a first responder on 9/11 updated 11:32 AM EDT. as California-based policy analyst Arnold Torres maintains. Many advocates this time around were too busy worrying about passing something. Could U. 2013 Ai-jen Poo and Terry O'Neill say immigration reform must free up visas for jobs to give women power. Many of the giveways have had nothing to do with immigration but were merely intended to get the support of senator so-and-so from such-and-such state. we'll probably be having this conversation in 2015. Wed September 11. Steve King on immigration Aaron David Miller says despite his description of the gassing of children. One of them is Rep. Two: As broken as Washington is on most issues.cnn. immigration updated 9:28 AM EDT. workers and DREAMers. That's just a quick and easy explanation -one favored by those who don't understand the issue in all its complexities -. And because Congress really only shows up for work in oddnumbered years (so members can run for re-election in-between). It is not true. Raúl Labrador. 2013 David Kusnet says postspeech polling shows the president made some headway with Americans on his approach to Syria. 2013 Rep. should be listed on the 9/11 Memorial as a first responder.. The folks who have helped pass immigration reform legislation -i. Wed September 11. 2013 John Avlon says New York voters wisely chose to reject the comeback attempts of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer Obama's pitch to war-weary Americans updated 12:42 PM EDT. Wed September 11. Torres knows this terrain well.

html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] . -. with the enthusiasm of a dying man in the desert reaching for a bottle of water. And. So what did the Senate bill -.K. Whatever you do. Republicans have to referee a civil war between nativists who want less immigration because they fear that the country's complexion is changing.they would ask for three things: a work permit. Tue September 10.cnn. Follow us on Twitter @CNNOpinion. too -.thanks to the Corker-Hoeven "border surge" amendment -offer? More agents and more fencing. Posturing and hot air to the contrary. J.they would ask for new roads on the border. Be afraid of Big Marijuana updated 9:17 AM EDT. Rowling Voyager 1 Syria Breaking Bad Join us on Facebook/CNNOpinion.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index.and I've done that. Tue September 10.would like to give immigrants a one-way bus ticket to their home country because they fear the competition. If you sat down with Border Patrol agents and supervisors and asked them what they need -. Tue September 10. It divides their constituencies. 2013 LaMar Campbell says that key questions about concussions go unanswered in the NFL's settlement with former players. Washington is also filled with people who think they know more than the folks on the frontlines. neither party really wanted to have this debate. More from CNN Video: Comments » 212 SHARE THIS Print Email More sharing Friends: Wife lied after husband's death On GPS: Obama's power to strike Syria From Around the Web 14 Famous Couples Time Forgot (But We Never Will) refinery29 League admits a second blown call in 49ers- More from CNN Why we're risking arrest over immigration Trayvon Martin medical examiner fired Developmentally delayed teen girl missing in Couple has sex every day for 365 days http://www. which is a repeated deal-breaker for politicians. they'd say. 2013 David Frum says "medical marijuana" is a laughable fiction. members of Congress in both parties have a way out.com up into a real plan. Democrats have to keep the peace between Latinos who want illegal immigrants to have a pathway to citizenship because they feel their pain. they're grabbing it. it is one heck of a tough spot to be in. who--despite the fact that their leadership supports reform-. NFL concussion settlement raises questions updated 6:45 AM EDT. 2013 Daniel Pinkston says bringing former NBA players and North Korea players for basketball games is good diplomacy. Sometimes. and business interests that want more immigration because they need workers. Now thanks to the crisis in Syria. the ability to travel across borders and a driver's license. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Ruben Navarrette. Republicans talk tough but go soft on employers by creating loopholes and delaying enforcement efforts. or at least buy Obama some time. 2013 Peter Bergen says the terror threat in America largely comes from loners rather than from al-Qaeda. What's not on that list? Citizenship and the voting privileges that come with it. The solution? Fool everyone.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . it works.CNN. Jihadist terrorism in America since 9/11 updated 7:54 AM EDT. Mon September 9. with neither side able to trust the other. Three: The debate has been inherently dishonest. Dennis Rodman builds trust with North Korea updated 5:56 PM EDT. surveillance equipment and tunnel detection capability. don't give us more agents to train and more fencing that doesn't keep out anyone. which hasn't launched a successful attack here in the past 12 years. Still. and some members of organized labor. Democrats talk soft but pander to working-class Americans by ratcheting up deportations and building walls.

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Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . And our laws say that we can't deport people who don't have a home to return to. and we deport the maximum. 1 △ ▽ Reply Share › mk_1001 > Jim • 2 hours ago Independent studies and audits using different methodologies have produced similar estimates close to that figure. The DOJ / ICE is only funded to deport 400. Our laws also say that minor children can't be charged with crimes.cnn. 49 △ 2▽ Reply Share › http://www.000 people per year. We need enforcement of the existing laws and system. No one has the stomach to spend what it would take (and endure the police state it would take) to deport more.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. And a few more are smuggled by boat across oceans. Which of these laws would you ignore? 1 △ ▽ Reply Share › iron76 > mk_1001 • an hour ago Every life on the earth has the right to purchase a better life. If you think the capture rate is much lower. and chances are the capture rate is lower than 50% and the illegal immigrant numbers are much higher than 11 million. idiots .html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] . 1 △ ▽ Reply Share › remmett70 • 12 hours ago We don't need reform... then that's all the more reason to recognize that throwing more money at border security won't solve the problem. And let's not forget that 40% of illegal immigrants arrived legally and overstayed their visas.com the federal budget.CNN. 1 △ ▽ Reply Share › Jim > mk_1001 • 3 hours ago How do you know that the border capture rate is really 50%? How many illegal immigrants are really in this country? I seriously doubt that anyone actually knows. those who are against human rights are criminals and they are pigheaded. no matter where he is from and how he came ! Those who are purchasing a happy life are never criminals !!! On the contrary. People coming here illegally would be better served by staying in their native country and making it a better place for them to live and prosper.

4 △ 3▽ Reply Share › Chris Engel > Reckless • 6 hours ago Bunk.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] . renting apts. We are deporting illegals in record numbers.. But they will self deport if we stop giving them everything. Declare war on Mexico. then no one will have jobs.CNN. driver licenses. 5 △ 3▽ Reply Share › BeanAdult > alphacat4 • 9 hours ago Send employers to jail for hiring illegals. Which means layoffs unless you want to pick produce for less than minimum wage. But no worries the dems are going to crash the economy in no time . but try illegals as spies under the Geneva Convention and execute them. What evidence do you offer that the laws are not being enforced? The numbers are telling a different story.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. Yeah right.and yet the same people wonder why income equality is so drastic.aren't you repubs always going on about job killing regulations? 6 △ ▽ Reply Share › Wastrel Way > Dnice • 4 hours ago I had a better idea years ago. Congress is supposed to protect the US from invasion. what they really do is depress wages for American workers. Then you'll start seeing some self-deportation.cnn.. not the other way around. 21 △ 2▽ Reply Share › illz > Dnice • 8 hours ago Hmm. just on paper. we need to deport them ALL.com alphacat4 > remmett70 • 10 hours ago Because those laws are working so well.. Mexico approves of the invasion of the US by its people and aids and abets them.. If you flood the labor market with surplus labor then http://www. The laws are not being enforced because they don't work. 24 △ 1▽ Reply Share › Dnice > alphacat4 • 9 hours ago Hogwash . 2 △ ▽ Reply Share › Reckless > Dnice • 6 hours ago Do you realize that deporting all of them will seriously harm our economy? You're taking their purchasing power out of our economy. See the aca for examples. That will end it.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . E verify. Don't attack Mexico.

. or new market opportunity arises for companies to produce and sell automated equipment to do that job..cnn. Adding insult to injury a good portion of the immigrants "purchasing power" isn't even spent here.. Debates about the economic and fiscal benefits and drawbacks of immigrants typically oversimplify the role that immigrants play in our economy.. would result in an indirect negative impact on local businesses because there see more 2 △ 1▽ Reply Share › Norman Dostal > Reckless • 4 hours ago wont at all actually △ ▽ Reply Share › Reckless > Norman Dostal • 4 hours ago Really because I can find countless experts who disagree.. not even the immigrant can really get by on the minimal wages they are paid. The middle class getting nailed on both ends. The employer can take more in proffit and his real purchasing power goes up compared to the employee.CNN.....it's sent home in terms of cash payments to thier country of origion where relatives can benefit from a favorable exchange rate on the dollar.. they will find that the impact that immigrants (or any group for that matter) have on the economy is multifaceted and complex... 6 △ ▽ Reply Share › Reckless > Chris Engel • 4 hours ago Really because I can find countless experts who disagree. Worse yet..Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform ... When one looks more closely.they need to augment that by seeking out social services which are paid by the American taxpayer. Mass deportation.. Immigrants are not just workers. the effects would be much larger.. Also illegal immigrants can't receive social assistance through the government. The effects of their labor and consumption on economic growth and fiscal health must be factored in as we consider how to address the situation of a large undocumented workforce.com a workers ability to negotiate for fair compensation for his work goes down.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. for example... Debates about the economic and fiscal benefits and drawbacks http://www.again spurring the economy and producing more (and better) job opportunities. What actualy happens if the farmer can't find someone to pick produce at slave wages is that they have to raise the compensation offered for that job (benefitting the worker)..html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] . That's why money sent home is such an important part of Mexico's economy..... In this report we describe the direct impacts of either deporting or legalizing undocumented workers. essentialy subsidizing the employers ability to pay low wages. Also illegal immigrants can't receive social assistance through the government.. they are also consumers and taxpayers. In reality.

Mass deportation. the laws arent enforced-they would work if enforced http://www. Navarrette. agents should make sure they have the ability to visit with their children or participate in family court proceedings..... dumdum. U. In this report we describe the direct impacts of either deporting or legalizing undocumented workers.S. 5 △ 1▽ Reply Share › Regularguy22 > alphacat4 • 3 hours ago The Obama administration issued a policy late last week telling immigration agents to try not to arrest and deport illegal immigrant parents of minor children — a move that adds to the categories of people the administration is trying not to deport.cnn. they will find that the impact that immigrants (or any group for that matter) have on the economy is multifaceted and complex. they are also consumers and taxpayers. alphacat4. When one looks more closely.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . would result in an indirect negative impact on local businesses because there would be less money circulating in the local economy which see more △ ▽ Reply Share › Reckless > Norman Dostal • 4 hours ago I posted studies that support it. for example. please don't run for office.CNN.com of immigrants typically oversimplify the role that immigrants play in our economy. △ ▽ Reply Share › Norman Dostal > alphacat4 • 4 hours ago because. In reality. the effects would be much larger. △ ▽ Reply Share › remmett70 > alphacat4 • 9 hours ago You cannot honestly be this dim.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] .. In a nine-page memo issued Friday. Immigrants are not just workers. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said agents should use “prosecutorial discretion” to try to avoid detaining parents and.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. if parents are detained. 4 △ ▽ Reply Share › Steven Szirotnyak > alphacat4 • 8 hours ago We're asking illegal immigrants how they would like to see our laws rewritten to benefit them? Mr. please don't run for office. The effects of their labor and consumption on economic growth and fiscal health must be factored in as we consider how to address the situation of a large undocumented workforce.

This is a constitutional crisis.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] . △ ▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > remmett70 • 8 hours ago blah blah blah △ ▽ Reply Share › Brad4 • 13 hours ago If we changed our immigration law what forces the executive branch to follow that law? Already the executive branch ignores our laws and does what. allows employers to flaunt them. 29 △ 1▽ Reply Share › freedomliberty13 > Brad4 • 11 hours ago The Constitution "forces" the executive to follow the laws. Their problem was that Hitler just ignored them and forced laws to give him increasingly more power. he will enforce the parts he likes and change or ignore the parts he doesn't like. 13 △ ▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > freedomliberty13 • 8 hours ago http://www. that concept doesn't work with a lawless administration that uses the Constitution as a rug to wipe their feet on. Unfortunately. and keeps arrestees in federal facilities at taxpayer expense because they all claim refugee status. in their opinion. The executive branch is not following what it has been directed to do by the constitution.CNN.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . Germany once had good laws & a Constitution.cnn. The executive branch was created to execute our laws and that includes the laws they might disagree with. is right. They are not working well (I detect your sarcasm) but the federal government allows cities to flaunt them. 13 △ ▽ Reply Share › Lance Sjogren > Brad4 • 12 hours ago You can trust Obama to enforce the new immigration law because the new immigration law abolishes enforcement of the immigration laws! 4 △ 4▽ Reply Share › freedomliberty13 > Lance Sjogren • 11 hours ago As he has done with ObamaCare.com △ ▽ Reply Share › Wastrel Way > alphacat4 • 4 hours ago You are partly correct.

BTW if you don't like the Affordable Care Act why are you upset about a piece of it being delayed? Your condescension is not appreciated. I believe that ObamaCare should never have been passed considering: it was done with few or no Congressmen having read it. 2 △ ▽ Reply Share › freedomliberty13 > ThinkStraight • 4 hours ago Like many Americans. I'm looking forward to a GOP Prez in 2017. If all else fails and it moves forward. against public opinion according to the polls. on purely partisan lines (guaranteed to generate opposition when it affects 1/6 of our economy). which I feel Obama is using UNCONSTITUTIONAL means to subvert.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] .com Except that he helped write the law so your comment makes no sense. 2 △ 1▽ Reply Share › freedomliberty13 > ThinkStraight • 8 hours ago Can you please point me towards the section of our Constitution that says "our president can unilaterally delay. using that same "discretion" Obama has used and that is mentioned in that court case you cited to destroy it and/or fail to enforce it. delete or change parts of ANY law WITHOUT Congress voting to amend it. You can research the supreme court case Heckler vs. and in the face of MA sending Sen Scott Brown to be the vote to kill it in the Senate. SO.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . voted upon and signed into law. none of my above complaints claim any unconstitutionality.CNN." Yet." I missed that part. 4 △ ▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > freedomliberty13 • 5 hours ago If you understood what the constitution does then you would know that such language wouldn't appear there. but I'm not confident of what will happen there. The GOP is considering defunding it. IF he suggested parts of it when it was being created. the GOP CONSTITUTIONAL tools to FIGHT it include letting it collapse of its own weight and internal contradictions and problems. it has only become LESS POPULAR now that "they passed it so we could find out what's in it.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index.cnn. I think that sword can cut BOTH WAYS. it required the bribing of at least 2 Dem senators (Landrieu of LA & Ben Nelson of NE) with public money to spend in their states. As you know. Delaying pieces of legislation is actually quite routine under administrations of both parties. △ ▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > freedomliberty13 • 2 hours ago Are you someone who believes it's a good idea to shut down the http://www. Chaney for one example of legal precedent.

Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform . If the GOP would only agree to what Obama/Reid wants. 1 △ 1▽ Reply Share › my131staccount • 13 hours ago What is killing immigration reform is the realization by Americans that the Democrats want to sell citizenship for future votes. Do you really think a majority of Americans will say "are you crazy GOP? WE LOVE OBAMACARE & don't want you to touch it! Stop it or we'll vote you out. △ ▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > Brad4 • 8 hours ago Please provide one good example of what you're talking about.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. there would be no shutdown. △ ▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > freedomliberty13 • 2 hours ago It's a yes or no question.CNN.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] . THEY would be the ones who CAUSED the shutdown because THEY REFUSED to pass the rest of the budget and decided to HOLD THE COUNTRY AS HOSTAGE unless they got their way on Obamacare." I don't think so no matter how much Obama & his media minions try to spin it the other way.cnn. Are you going to answer it? You're ducking and dodging like a politician. 32 △ 2▽ Reply Share › ThinkStraight > my131staccount • 8 hours ago Any support for that statement? http://www." This upcoming budget battle is an opportunity to act upon that promise. You've heard the saying "it takes 2 to tango?" Budgets are the same thing. The GOP will communicate to voters that they are willing to pass EVERYTHING in the proposed Dem budget EXCEPT OBAMACARE. there would be no shutdown. 2) Many of the GOP ran & were elected upon the promise to "do everything in their power (considering that the GOP does NOT hold the Senate OR the White House) to slow down or stop ObamaCare.com government in order to defund the Affordable Care Act? △ 1▽ Reply Share › freedomliberty13 > ThinkStraight • 2 hours ago 1) First. THEN. if Obama & Reid choose not go along. If Obama & Reid would only agree to the GOP proposed budget. So they are equally accountable. let's get some facts & logic straight.

com 2 △ ▽ Reply Share › Norman Dostal > ThinkStraight • 4 hours ago Common sense makes it true-Hispanics overwhelmingly vote for democrats.cnn.Opinion: It's not Syria holding up immigration reform ..sadly.html[9/12/2013 8:33:59 PM] . All Rights Reserved. only enforcement of existing laws. | World | Politics | Justice | Entertainment | Tech | Health | Living | Travel | Opinion | iReport | Money | Sports Tools & widgets | RSS | Podcasts | Blogs | CNN mobile | My profile | E-mail alerts | CNN shop | Site map | Contact us © 2013 Cable News Network. 78° HI 86° LO 69° Atlanta.S. GA Weather forecast Home | Video | CNN Trends | U. Turner Broadcasting System.CNN. the repubs stupidly think their backing will give them votes too-it wont-it will doom the party even more than fighting women and gays! 1 △ ▽ Reply Share › MonkeyFace • 13 hours ago No reform is needed.com/2013/09/12/opinion/navarrette-immigration-stalled/index. Inc. Terms of service | Privacy guidelines | Ad choices CNN Newsource | License Footage | Advertise with us | About us | Work for us | Help CNN en ESPAÑOL | CNN México | CNN Chile | CNN Expansión | 日本語 | Türkçe CNN TV | HLN | Transcripts | http://www..