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Gang of Eight Strategy Emerges to Ensure Immigration Bill Advances
National Journal ^ | Updated: May 10, 2013 | 12:43 p.m | Rebecca Kaplan and Shane Goldmacher Updated: May 10, 2013 | 12:43 p.m

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 live—and 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.

It’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; amnestypimps; borderwars; gangofeight; gangoftreightors; immigration; rino
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Mark Levin:

Does the Gang of 8 think it's some kind of Politburo?

1 posted on 05/10/2013 3:01:10 PM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx

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.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 3:06:21 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: onyx

Control the border!! Does anyone really think Grassley’s Amendment was hostile?? It is just self-preservation for America!


3 posted on 05/10/2013 3:14:10 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: onyx
Does the Gang of 8 think it's some kind of Politburo?

You bet they do from what I've seen.

“The eight of us are convinced that we’ve 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.

4 posted on 05/10/2013 3:14:11 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: originalbuckeye

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!


5 posted on 05/10/2013 3:17:02 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Da Coyote

BUMP.
Me too.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 3:17:28 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Da Coyote
Please support the groups even if it doesn't pass. They're allegiance is to the illegals!
7 posted on 05/10/2013 3:17:55 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: jazusamo; onyx

“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.


8 posted on 05/10/2013 3:18:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: jazusamo

You’re right.


9 posted on 05/10/2013 3:18:23 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

“Gang of Eight” is more accurately the “Gang of Ocho”.

Use that epithet to portray who they really serve.


10 posted on 05/10/2013 3:18:44 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: liberalh8ter
They're = their........brain fart!
11 posted on 05/10/2013 3:18:59 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; jazusamo

Yep and good-by RED state Texas.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 3:19:07 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Oatka

Si!


13 posted on 05/10/2013 3:19:36 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Gang is the perfect description. GANG


14 posted on 05/10/2013 3:19:46 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: austinaero

Absolutely..


15 posted on 05/10/2013 3:20:10 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Yeah, Texas will be toast in a couple of years.


16 posted on 05/10/2013 3:21:01 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker; onyx

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.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 3:22:24 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo; stephenjohnbanker

Right.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 3:23:51 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jazusamo; onyx

Cruz wants a bunch of bad riders attached to the bill, so less members will vote for it. Good thinking, actually.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 3:24:54 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends





I hope libtards like this one! LOL.


Please Support Free Republic Today!

My gosh, it's time to complete this FReepathon!

20 posted on 05/10/2013 3:25:03 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx; All

Rubio, Flake, McCain, Graham....support for any of these... and you ain’t Conservative


21 posted on 05/10/2013 3:25:13 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; jazusamo

ROTFLOL.


22 posted on 05/10/2013 3:25:32 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: SeminoleCounty

I agree.


23 posted on 05/10/2013 3:25:59 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
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.

What the hell are they afraid of???!!!

Grassley's amendment is more than reasonable on its face, perhaps even a little timid. Six Months!!!

Rejecting such a modest amendment suggests that the Gang of Eight has no intention of the border being brought under control for ANY period of time.

24 posted on 05/10/2013 3:26:58 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: SeminoleCounty; onyx; All

” Rubio, Flake, McCain, Graham....support for any of these... and you ain’t Conservative”

Rubio, Flake, McCain, Graham....support for any of these... and you ain’t AMERICAN.

Fixed it.


25 posted on 05/10/2013 3:27:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: okie01

Exactly so and Grassley called them out!


26 posted on 05/10/2013 3:28:08 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

BTTT!!!


27 posted on 05/10/2013 3:28:26 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx; jazusamo

Yesterday, I suggested a “NAMBLA funding rider” attached to the bill : )


28 posted on 05/10/2013 3:29:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker; jazusamo

You’re TOO MUCH!
LOL.


29 posted on 05/10/2013 3:30:22 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Treason wears many faces.


30 posted on 05/10/2013 3:32:20 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: RetiredArmy

You’re right.


31 posted on 05/10/2013 3:36:41 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx
So the cost of this immigration bill is $6.3 trillion dollars. Let's say there are 30 million illegal aliens in the US today. I would rather use to $6.3 trillion to deport the 30 million illegal aliens.

For so long it has been said, "It is impossible and too costly to deport all of the undocumented workers."

Here's an American program to solve the problem. $25,000 will be paid to bounty hunters discovering and detaining illegals. Local law enforcement, Sheriffs, and ICE will accept and deport illegals. Contrast this with the $6.3 trillion in the bill, in which $210,000 of cost is distributed for each of the 30 million illegals.

Add a dead or alive clause to my plan and it will become more popular than hog hunting in TX. But to be humane, the dead would only provide a reward of $5,000 to the bounty hunters.

Yes, I am a sick twisted freak.

32 posted on 05/10/2013 3:42:08 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; onyx

Not a bad idea. LOL!


33 posted on 05/10/2013 3:42:11 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: onyx

Because in their view, their bill has already been marked up and amended in committee, their unauthorized, behind closed doors committee of ocho. Now they just have to run through the technicality of an actual public committee to get it to the floor, where any amendments will be similarly halted.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 4:04:40 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yes...not American, too. The MS Ocho


35 posted on 05/10/2013 4:05:53 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: ConservativeInPA
Well, something serious has to be enacted.
36 posted on 05/10/2013 4:19:06 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: cotton1706

They have no problem selling out our Republic.
It’s stunning!


37 posted on 05/10/2013 4:20:00 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Their idea of border security is a fence around the white house


38 posted on 05/10/2013 5:03:23 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: onyx

Kill the bill!


39 posted on 05/10/2013 5:16:53 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Give the 11 million amnesty and give them Mojave Desert to live and play in! Vast lands and blue skies! Beach sand for every home!


40 posted on 05/10/2013 5:17:34 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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41 posted on 05/10/2013 5:34:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv
"Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party", Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration."

Paul is at least partially correct. There is a natural constituency for the party among Latinos...but it isn't the illegals nor their La Raza enablers!

Instead, it is the LEGAL Hispanics -- the throroughly American Hispanics who are here legally and, in many cases, have been for hundreds of years. These Hispanics stand 2-for-1 against amnesty.

And why wouldn't they: They are American citizens!

The Republicans will win more Hispanic votes by standing against so-called "comprehensive immigration reform" than if they vote for it.

42 posted on 05/10/2013 5:48:28 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: ConservativeInPA

Damn, that is an awesome plan! I like your twisted freaky mind!

If ever there was a plan for brave men and women to march down to the border and create a human barrier, I would be there in a nanosecond. I know, never happen, but it’s a dream I enjoy.

How much longer are the Rubio commercials going to run? I am nauseous listening to his feminine voice telling me lies!
I am DONE with him.


43 posted on 05/10/2013 6:00:26 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
Damn, that is an awesome plan! I like your twisted freaky mind!

Cost effective too.

Thanks.

44 posted on 05/10/2013 6:03:43 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: onyx

The Gang of 8 is an X, Y and Z bunch which is supporting Latino gangster human traffic. Ask any of those “latino families” in favor of legalizing illegals, and it is all about a process where they can enslave and brainwash their relatives coming to the US, until said relatives can do the same to the next wave of their own close relatives in Mexico.

This is the equivalent of a human pyrammid scheme until it all collapses under total human prostitution exploitation to fund the top tier of investors.

The hispanics I know look for American brides and grooms so they can bring in these girls to work in their houses for free and pay rent, just like that kidnapper Castro.

This is why they support democrates and are against gun ownership. They do not want their relatives to be free. They want it to be a Democrate DHS Dungeon Home SEcurity program of convenience, and they want the white man slave to pay for it too.

IT is an extremely powerful NArco terrorist-MexicoGovernment-familyExploitation lobby.


45 posted on 05/11/2013 4:49:17 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Da Coyote

Indeed, they are saying we will fix the border while they are destroying it and telling the ICE to stand down on current enforcement.

It is the same communist meme of mixing ends justifying the means, a matter of convenience.

IT is a pretense to say you can rebuild something after destroying it, it is a Jesus like pretense of false messiaship.

WE build and rebuild AMerica every day via ingenuous Capitalist cells called businesses.

These people are not scientific, they are alchemist and think they can change the laws of the universe itself instead of using those laws to build cars to go places, they imagine a science doing away with that.

They are mentally ill.


46 posted on 05/11/2013 4:53:19 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: SeminoleCounty

” Yes...not American, too. The MS Ocho”

Thank you!


47 posted on 05/11/2013 9:27:43 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: JudgemAll; onyx

” IT is an extremely powerful NArco terrorist-MexicoGovernment-familyExploitation lobby.”

Indeed it is.


48 posted on 05/11/2013 9:29:10 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

BUMP


49 posted on 05/11/2013 11:07:36 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

I have heard the House is scheduled a vote to overturn Obamacare this coming week? Does anyone have info on this?


50 posted on 05/11/2013 1:40:34 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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