S. 744, The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (13 comments ↓ | 24 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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  • This bill, or a similar bill, was reintroduced in the current Congress as S. 1455, The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act.

S. 744 would provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.

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Bob Young

June 10, 2013, 11:13am (report abuse)

I can't believe this is actually being considered at this time with no guarantees of our citizens protection and well being put into place first. It's as bad a deal as the so called national health plan they passed without reading it first. It will soon surpass the number of pages required for all the IRS rules. Obama said if we look all all the details of his NSA decisions, we would see that they are doing an excellent job. Well, what about all the details. So far there have been none given that's verifiable. Just like this amnesty bill. Come on Congress. Get some brass and do what's best for this nation, and not your purse strings.

Joe Hines

June 10, 2013, 7:21pm (report abuse)

Close all borders coming into America. these people refuse to learn our English language, these people come into this country thinking that we Americans owe them something. For myself I don't owe these people anything and the truth of the matter is, I don't know of one true American that dose. these people do not belong here at all. plane and simple as that. they all need to go back to the country were they came from, it's that plane and simple!!!

Marc Bernat

June 13, 2013, 2:20pm (report abuse)

Amazing. We have high unemployment. And we want to legalize people who will be a burden on our welfare system , our health care system. And guarantee that Americans won't get jobs. this bill is good for the(1) unions , so they get more union dues monies to support bad candidates for office. (2) It is good for big business, they get a pool of low educated workers to pay less wages. And get rid of educated wage earners. (3) Good for congress to get a bunch of low educated peoples to vote on ideas like this one , nothing to help class America. this bill is bad for America. Good for special interest. But this bill is a polite stunt to fool Americans. call congress and vote no on immigration. And get the Americans back to work

George Fuller

June 17, 2013, 10:46am (report abuse)

The simple solution is to put the horse before the cart and do all the enforcement measures and then wait five years to see it is successful. If the plan is successful, there will be no illegal aliens still in the country other than the totally criminal element .

You see, if the plan works all of the illegal aliens will leave in the five year test period since they will have no employment and no welfare. Once hungry they will do what Romney was laughed at in the last campaign when he proposed illegal aliens would self deport through attrition by enforcement.

This approach would preserve the Rule of Law instead of imposing the Rule of Lawlessness. . The country would avoid an eventual cost of $6.3 Trillion by not granting amnesty to the estimated 11 million illegal aliens.

If by chance the enforcement measures weren't successful then the mistake of granting legalization first would not have been made.


June 24, 2013, 4:30pm (report abuse)

How about the KISS method. Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS).

1. Pass a border control bill with nothing but border control.

2. Pass an immigration bill that is contingent on the requirements of the border control bill.

Oh YES, I forgot. We have a bunch of politicians who want BIG government.

Juan&Carol Barrientos

June 24, 2013, 7:08pm (report abuse)

Veteran's are already having problems getting jobs when the return to U.S. after fighting for our country as also other Americans are having problems securing employment also! Illegals would take low income jobs and need Government aid also which whould add to our U.S. taxes for families. I know the whold thing is too much and there are many reasons why it should not pass. I believe it is a political move to gain majority Democrats control over government.


July 10, 2013, 3:24pm (report abuse)

This is a perfect example of why a bill should contain only the

primary purpose of the bill.

Too bad our representatives (Senate and House) do not

understand the KISS method (Keep It Simple Stupid)

@Joe Hines

August 22, 2013, 11:46am (report abuse)

Hi Joe - When you say "they all need to go back to the country were they came from, it's that plane and simple!!!" --> are you voicing opinion on behalf of native Americans who were the only ones inhabiting this land and who only reserve the moral right to say who stays and who does not? If you are native American, in which case I would keep my mouth shut, otherwise, you need to pack your bags too. After all, with the exception of native Americans, rest of us are all immigrants here at one point or the other.

eddielags from Philippines

December 30, 2013, 10:43am (report abuse)

I am a Filipino and a son of a World war II veteran. My father became a naturalized US citizen only in 1993 because of some delayed action by the US Congress then. Americans considered them as heroes because veterans sacrificed a lot and helped Americans fight the war with the Japanese and won the battle. They made a law benefiting the veterans only in 1990 thus, my father acquired citizenship in 1993. From that time on until today, there sacrifice was in vain since there children didn't acquire US citizenship. Bills were raised up by Senators and Representatives since the 1990s but, really it's hard for them to enact the law we were waiting. Are we children of World War II veterans different from those from Iraq, Vietnam, etc.? Do we have to protest and march in the streets and begged for mercy? Hope 2014 is a bright year for us children of WW II. I still thank God my father was part of that American war, he was a hero and I am still alive today.

Ken Parsons

December 30, 2013, 11:52am (report abuse)

Are our borders safe and secure?? Well the easiest way to find out is just click on; http://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/sheriff/pages/home.aspx and look at the News Releases. This is just one county sheriff office along our southern border. I spend my winter months in Arizona City, Arizona and know what is REALLY happening. As a retired Washington State Patrol Trooper is know how dangerous pursuits were to me and the general driving public. Pinal County SO is involved in more pursuits in one month than I had in 25 years of service. The main foot path thru the desert is about 85 miles and the Mexican backpackers are not dropping their loads of marijuana and other drugs. If you do read the Pinal County SO news releases you will see that a great many of those arrest are repeat offenders. If you stop and think that Pinal County is just one of many border counties this invasion is huge!!! Also keep in mind that according to authorities they are apprehending a small percentage


April 24, 2014, 10:43pm (report abuse)

"When we fail to keep faith with our veterans, the bond between our nation and our nation's heroes becomes frayed. When a veteran is denied care, we are all dishonored."Veterans are DIEING because of lack of medical care at VA hospitals,sad but true.BLUEWATER VETERANS HAVE BEEN DIEING FOR YEARS BECAUSE THEY ARENT RECOGNIZED AS BEING EXPOSED TO HERBICIDES WHILE OPERATING IN POLLUTED ALONG THE COAST OF VIETNAM.HOW MANY HAVE DIED?GOD ONLY KNOWS.THIS IS THE NEXT SCANDAL.


Sun Dog

April 26, 2014, 12:57am (report abuse)

Say what?


April 26, 2014, 9:18am (report abuse)

These BWN scumbags just keep spewing the same old crap. Not one bit of truth in any of it. And no matter how many times you bwn scumbags tell the same lies they are still lies. These @ssholes don't care one bit about the problems of immigration. Their only agenda is getting a welfare check every month from the VA.


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