Skip to comments.Gang of Eight Strategy Emerges to Ensure Immigration Bill Advances
Posted on 05/10/2013 3:01:10 PM PDT by onyx
The night before Thursday's marathon committee markup, members of the Senate's Gang of Eight and their staffs huddled in a room in the Capitol to decide what amendments to their immigration bill they would let liveand what must die.
As a comprehensive immigration overhaul advances through the Senate, its chief architects will remain firmly in control of its fate. This week's drama at the Senate Judiciary Committee provided a valuable test run for the group, which must protect their bill from changes that undermine the principles they agreed on but accept enough suggestions from their colleagues to garner at least a 60-vote majority, if not more.
Its that kind of advance planning that helped the gang survive its first major test Thursday: a hostile amendment offered by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. The Grassley provision would have required that the entire southern border be under effective control for six months before illegal immigrants could register for provisional legal status. The current legislation requires only that a comprehensive strategy for border security be in place.
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Does the Gang of 8 think it's some kind of Politburo?
I promise to actively support all groups aiming to defeat the RINO b*stards in the gang of eight should this piece of stinky Omamastuff passes.
Control the border!! Does anyone really think Grassley’s Amendment was hostile?? It is just self-preservation for America!
You bet they do from what I've seen.
The eight of us are convinced that weve done a very good job of securing the border.
Chuckie is a liar as are the rest of the "gang" and they're not going to risk any amendment being passed that would prevent passage.
The fix is in.
Grassley’s Amendment should have received EVERY Republican vote.
Defeat of his Amendment told us ALL WE NEED TO KNOW.
This monstrosity must be KILLED!
“The fix is in. “
The House has to go along. If it passes, the country will be bankrupt beyond repair, and there will be one party in power. Democrats.
30 years of living in California proved this to me.
“Gang of Eight” is more accurately the “Gang of Ocho”.
Use that epithet to portray who they really serve.
Yep and good-by RED state Texas.
Gang is the perfect description. GANG
Yeah, Texas will be toast in a couple of years.
At this point I see the House as our only hope.
The more treasonous info that comes out about this bill the better our chances of it being shot down by them, in my view.
Cruz wants a bunch of bad riders attached to the bill, so less members will vote for it. Good thinking, actually.
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