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Los Angeles Mayor Called For Immigration Reform

Antonio Villaraigosa called for a comprehensive federal immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa called today for comprehensive federal immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.

The mayor's call -- made during a policy speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. -- comes as Congress and President Barack Obama are focused on looming battles over gun control and whether to raise the ceiling on how much the nation can borrow to pay for its spending.

The mayor argued that immigration reform is an economic imperative and should not fall off of Washington's political agenda.

"Washington should be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. Congress is fully capable of enacting responsible gun control and comprehensive immigration reform,'' Villaraigosa said. "The time for half-measures and one-sided approaches is over.''

A new immigration policy should include six tenets, with a pathway to citizenship as the central premise, Villaraigosa said. Others included a focus on keeping families together, incentives to retain high-skilled and agricultural immigrants and a stronger employment verification system, he said.

"The bottom line in this debate is full citizenship,'' Villaraigosa said. "Immigrants don't deserve half a handshake. They deserve a full embrace.''

Legalizing the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants would provide a $1.5 trillion boost over 10 years and generate $4.5 billion in new tax revenue within three years, Villaraigosa said, citing figures from the Center for American Progress.

- City News Service

D. Porter January 15, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Comrade Villaraigosa, a mumbling moron if there ever was one, is more like a fetid t*rd with a sombrero. This loathsome traitor's real name is Tony Villar, a despicable dunce who failed the California Bar exam at least 3 times, is a philandering putz who makes a mess of everything he gets involved in. The stuttering stooge worked tirelessly with the corrupt Mexican government to make sure voter-approved California Prop. 187, a bill that would have denied all state services (including public education) to illegal alien parasites, did not make it to the US Supreme Court. It is treasonous vermin the likes of Villar who are responsible for the state of collapse invader-bloated California is in now. Villar was also a leader in a subversive group called MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan) at UCLA, a racist group often referred to as the Mexican Ku Klux Klan...whose motto is (or was) "Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada" (Everything for the race. Everything outside the race, nothing). This group openly called for the overthrow of the United States and the return of the southwest to Mexico. Vile Villy isn't fit to be dog catcher in Tijuana..... exactly the type of progressive racist dirtbags the DNC always favors. The Marxist gun-grabbing dictator in the White House could use a dirtbag like Villy to help further destroy the nation.

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