Friday, November 9, 2012

"Common Ground" Key To Comprehensive Immigration Reform In U.S.

U.S. House Speaker, John Boehner ready to deal with immigration reform.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 9, 2012

Washington, D.C - On Thursday, John Boehner (R-OH) the U.S. House Speaker told ABC's Diane Sawyer during an interview, that resolving the issue of immigration reform has been long overdue and should be dealt with and that he is confident that a "common ground" could be reach with Democrats and President Barack H. Obama on comprehensive Immigration reform. But, House republicans continue to press for secure borders and to enforce immigration laws before passing any comprehensive immigration reform that would be deemed as an amnesty bill to more than 12 million of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
An estimated 10 percent of the total popular vote on Tuesday's election were Hispanic, which for the first time in history, the Latino voting power reached a double digit. At least 75 percent or 14 million of those Latinos voted for Obama. For a majority of Latinos that voted, immigration reform became an important issue, since most have relatives or know someone that is undocumented and residing in the country.
Immigration reform rallies were staged on Thursday by groups and organizations throughout the country and in front of the White House calling for immigration reform and for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, including the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop separating families.
Under the Obama administration, about 4 million undocumented immigrants have been deported, including U.S. Veterans who honorably served in various wars and conflicts. 
In 2011, ICE reported that 3,000 U.S. Veterans were facing deportation proceedings. Most of those undocumented immigrants deported by the Obama administration were for minor crimes.
U.S. Veterans that have been deported can only return as Americans upon death. The U.S. Government provides a plot and marker. Their VA benefits for injuries and other illnesses are automatically revoked once deported, thus violating Congressional laws passed to care for injured Veterans.
The first support house (safehouse) for deported U.S. Veterans was created in October at El Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico by deported Veterans. The U.S. Deported Veteran Support House continues to operate in a Tijuana suburb.
Those Veterans seeking support at the safehouse will be able to get spiritual advice, shelter, food, assistance in getting a local Mexican ID. They will also have access to a phone and Internet, but operation costs such as rent, utilities, including light, gas and Internet have made it difficult to operate without needed donations.

For more information about the safehouse you can contact deported U.S. Army Veteran Hector Barajas at or at U.S. area code 626-569-549. The e-mail could also be use to send donated funds through PayPal.

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