Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    Because of Birth tourism, there is a very good chance the next voting majority will be young people whose mothers came to the USA to have their baby, then immediately took the brand new US citizen back to China, India, and Eastern Europe, perhaps to never return except to vote for political leaders. I was pleased to hear this issue is finally beginning to be addressed. At the time the law giving citizenship by right of birth was first given, no one could see a time when a woman in Asia or Europe could get on a plane, fly to Hawaii or NYC, have a baby, then go back ‘home’. Anchor babies, the infants born to women who waited on the Mexican side of the border until labor pains began, are a seperate problem and for me, not as urgent. The parents of anchor babies want a future in the USA and to become citizens themselves. The tour babies are much more sinister in motive and potential.

  2. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, almost 4 years ago

    uh, WOW…. just keep a tight grip on your twisted view of reality Ortho. You’re typical of the reason why the Rep Party is so effed up….

  3. Nancy

    Nancy said, almost 4 years ago

    As an Independent, I want Latino and other immigrants to earn their living instead of getting handout from Dems. I love and support diversity, but I hate seeing illegals getting welfare and food stamps. They eat better than I do and I have a post graduate education and a decent, average job.

  4. bigdoggy

    bigdoggy said, almost 4 years ago

    You always had to learn English and American Civics to gain citizenship. This bill proposes the same for a green card.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m not sure but do you actually support the idea that an illegal entrant into this country (yeah they broke the law) be required to learn english in order to secure a path to citizenship? Gee, how do you feel about the part about “registration”, or “paying a fine”? Think they should do that? How about securing the border? Is that important? And I just know you agree with the part on creating a way to keep the illegals from being hired at all.

    But we have been down this road before. When the "problem was only a million illegals. Yep, amnesty passed and it included all of the above requirements. What happened? Gee did they just ignore the new laws, the tougher restrictions?

    What surprises me is that you managed to leave out racism. What’s up with that? Isn’t it standard to include calling every single republican a racist?

    Shoot, just open the border, let everyone come that wants to, forget about being able to communicate, make them all eligible for government assistance America land of the free.

  6. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 4 years ago


    I’ve not met any immigrants on public assistance, though there probably are since increasing those dependent on government is Obama’s biggest success in his first term…
    Having said that, the immigrants I’ve met are VERY hard working and sometimes I’m amazed at how much they accomplish. Just had a coworker here who got his citizenship after many long years.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t trust Republicans. Something is fishy.

  8. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Mr. Downs, those citizens need not return, just vote absentee. I noticed that Mr. Romney campaigned in Europe and Israel to get these votes.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, almost 4 years ago

    So, that’s what it takes to get Dumb(o)’s attention… a smack down. Good to know.

  10. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    Howie, you’re totally incoherent. Are you saying that the Republicans DIDN’T torpedo Bush and McCain’s immigration reform? Because they did.

  11. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Lipstick on a pig. Keep it up GOneParty.

  12. STLDan

    STLDan said, almost 4 years ago

    A coservative biggot? Wow what a suprise. Your kind is growing old and dying off. I could care less what the skin color of the majority is in the US, apart from what Ima thinks we are all Americans with the same protections and rights!!!

  13. STLDan

    STLDan said, almost 4 years ago

    Stolen? You conservatives are nuts. Pres Obama won the electorial and popular vote, more than Bush did. where was your outrage that Bush stole the election? With all the right wing talk of supporting the constitution your comment just shows the rest of us you are just a partisan blowhard who could care less for our rules, laws and founding document. Who is suprised?.

  14. STLDan

    STLDan said, almost 4 years ago


    If you think anyone on food stamps eats better than you it shows your ignornace. I love how people think that being on welfare and getting food stamsp is some lavish lifestyle. Go take a look at the neighborhoods that most poeple on welfare live in, quit your job, go on welfare and then you too can move right in. and live in the lap of luxury

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Say, does that mean that english is offered as a free course to non english speaking immigrants by the Canadian government OR by educational institutions?

    I wondered because I searched “learn english free” and got over 350 million hits. I’m sure somewhere in that pile of information I can find a local school environment and take english classes for free.

    Now, it did take initiative on my part to WANT to learn english and then planning on my part to schedule and attend classes, but the end result is the lessons are there for the asking.

    an example: (answer my own question)

    Yeah, I like the Canadian approach better. The US caters to you by having everything in your language requiring no effort or commitment on the immigrants part.

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