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Senate panel approves immigration bill
WFAA.com ^ | 5/21/2013 | DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNER

Posted on 05/21/2013 5:25:59 PM PDT by blueyon

Edited on 05/21/2013 5:27:06 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved far-reaching immigration legislation that gives a chance at citizenship to millions living in the country illegally.

The 13-5 vote clears the bill for a Senate debate expected to begin early next month.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegalalien; immigration; obama
Looks like the fight is on...........................
1 posted on 05/21/2013 5:25:59 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

Amnesty! America’s death wish.


2 posted on 05/21/2013 5:26:41 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: blueyon

It is a tough fight with McConnell and Boehner on the wrong side. When Boehner brings it up for a vote in the House nearly all of the Republicans will vote against it (only as many as are needed to pass it will vote in its favor) because he will not honor the Hastert rule.

Something has to be done to catalyze resistance and force Boehner yo ve kn our side, but for the life of me I don’t know what it is.


3 posted on 05/21/2013 5:33:45 PM PDT by Piranha
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To: blueyon

Assuming the Senate passes this...it won’t pass the House will it? So the GOP Senators are handing a wedge issue to the Democrats, for use in the House races?


4 posted on 05/21/2013 5:34:44 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: blueyon

“The 13-5 vote”

The Dhims want it to cinch permanent electoral control and one-party rule (ala Mexifornia), and obviously couldn’t give a whiz about the fate of our country.

As for the Great Opportunity for Plunder party, it’s pretty easy to see who has been bought and paid for by the Big Business/illegal alien lobby.

May they all end up in the wrong colonia late on a Saturday night.


5 posted on 05/21/2013 5:38:29 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: blueyon

How many nails does Uncle Sam’s coffin need?


6 posted on 05/21/2013 5:48:11 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: lacrew

It will pass the House if Boehner dishonorable the Hastert Rule and outs it up for a floor vote despite the overwhelming opposition of Relublican representatives.


7 posted on 05/21/2013 5:51:10 PM PDT by Piranha
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To: Piranha

Dishonors, not dishonorable.


8 posted on 05/21/2013 5:51:44 PM PDT by Piranha
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To: blueyon

If all those criminals are made legal, they’ll want more money...Bet the rent.

And then they’ll need to bring in 25 million more Mexican illegals, who’ll fill the void and work for those dirt cheap illegal wages.

Those made legal by corrupt government, will be wage undercut by the new waves of low wage illegals.


9 posted on 05/21/2013 5:52:04 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: lacrew
Anything is possible.

John Boehner is going to try and ram this crap sandwich through-even if it violates the Hastert rule-but there are all sorts of obstacles.

One of them is the removal of the Diversity Visa, which the Congressional Black Caucus has said is a deal-breaker.

A lot will rest on Bob Goodlatte, who's about as trustworthy as any career politician.

10 posted on 05/21/2013 6:00:57 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: FlingWingFlyer

either the red states leave the union, the north east and much of the north leaves the union or the stupid party gets up and frigging fights for once in their miserable cowardly life


11 posted on 05/21/2013 6:03:00 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: dragnet2

if this goes ahead then what state at first will say enough is enough we’re out and will that state stand up and will those in power in DC who see their power erode away fight to make people live in a country they do not want to live in while allowing those who should nto be here to live?


12 posted on 05/21/2013 6:04:19 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Piranha
I hope opponents in the House make it as unpalatable as possible for leftists-especially those backed by Big Labor-to vote for this.

The gay rights amendment was-as Mickey Kaus predicted-simply a head fake. But there are divisions relating to Obamacare.

I don't want to hear any Republican who votes for this disaster rail against Obamacare come next election.

13 posted on 05/21/2013 6:10:38 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Just a lesser evil. No problem...


14 posted on 05/21/2013 6:10:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: OddLane

Exactly which Republicans in the House would you expect to take the lead in this process of making the bill unpalatable to the globalists?


15 posted on 05/21/2013 6:13:13 PM PDT by Piranha
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To: blueyon

No entiendo por qué tengo que aprender español para funcionar día a día en Estados Unidos. Sería una cosa si los inmigrantes llegaron a los Estados Unidos legalmente y luego querían llegar a ser americano y hablar nuestro idioma. Han republicanos olvidado lo que significa ser americano? Joder RINOs.


16 posted on 05/21/2013 6:14:06 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: ConservativeInPA

I thought that I had pressed “2” for English. ;(


17 posted on 05/21/2013 6:18:06 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Piranha

Jason Chaffetz?


18 posted on 05/21/2013 6:18:58 PM PDT by glock rocks ("If not us, who? If not now, when?" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: blueyon

Does the Boston bombing terrorist attack which happened only 46 days ago mean anything to these spineless bustards?

Hey Rubio, you’re nothing but a steeken traitor./SPIT!


19 posted on 05/21/2013 6:37:06 PM PDT by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: everyone









POUR IT ON!

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20 posted on 05/21/2013 6:52:49 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: Piranha
Something has to be done to catalyze resistance and force Boehner yo ve kn our side, but for the life of me I don’t know what it is.

Later this spring or early summer you will see the vote that will go down in history as the death knell for the Republican party - yes it is a death wish. They will not garner one single additional hispanic vote because of this amnesty, but they sure will be forced to accept the suicide pill they helped create.

Either a new party springs up to save the 2014 election or America is done, over, finished.
21 posted on 05/21/2013 6:55:37 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: blueyon

Through sheer cowardice, our little Republican Party, which I have somewhat faithfully supported since 1970, will be as responsible for the collapse of America as all enemies, foreign and domestic.


22 posted on 05/21/2013 7:00:33 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Piranha
Not necessarily globalists.

There are ways to dilute it, although I'm not sure if we're gonna be able to do enough to get the AFL-CIO or SEIU to break away.

Like I wrote in my earlier post, making sure that the DV is killed is extremely important.

It makes the Congressional Black Caucus either backtrack completely, or exposes its members as completely lack in principles.

Without the CBC supporting this, I think the bill is effectively dead.

23 posted on 05/21/2013 7:00:42 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: Cheerio

Does the GOP really think it will gain more than a dozen extra Hispanic votes with this sellout? And I don’t mean 12 percent either. This party is its own worst enemy and has been for years now.


24 posted on 05/21/2013 7:02:43 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: blueyon

Good to see they have their priorities straight while all these scandals are going on. /s


26 posted on 05/21/2013 7:37:35 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Theodore R.

You think GOP will gain 12 votes?

That’s an awfully high estimate.

Mexifornia, OK.

Get ready for Mexitexas, ‘cause it’s moving in and the highlight is on the first nation listed - most favored. Don’t kid yourself.

These guys are exerting a lot of power and not representing the rule of law, much less, the Constitution.

Don’t they have other things to do?


27 posted on 05/21/2013 7:39:11 PM PDT by stanne
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To: billys kid

Does the Boston bombing terrorist attack which happened only 46 days ago mean anything to these spineless bustards?


When it comes to these Senators, they have a short term memory..or they choose not to give a damn


28 posted on 05/21/2013 7:49:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: blueyon

I am praying very hard that it will be God’s will that this awful bill crash and burn in the House.

Pray with me. Several times a day. Something simple like, “Lord, if it be your will, let the immigration bill die in the House.” How hard is that?


29 posted on 05/21/2013 8:22:55 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; ...
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related articles.


30 posted on 05/21/2013 8:32:41 PM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: blueyon

Treachery most foul.


31 posted on 05/21/2013 8:35:44 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: dragnet2

Yep, exactly what will happen. It is what happened last time the politicians gave amnesty and didn’t enforce laws as they promised to do. The politicians all know this, that is why they did not demand a secure border before even considering this amnesty. They want to make sure the replacements can get here.


32 posted on 05/21/2013 8:43:58 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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33 posted on 05/21/2013 8:44:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: blueyon
Here's the report on the GOP TRAITORS in the the Senate Judiciary Committee
Click on them and let them know what you think.

In short, the GOP is full of VILE members who'll sell us out in a heartbeat!

Here are the ones that I know about.
What do we do when our side is full of TRAITORS?
I submit the following for proof.

Check out this link, "Senate Republicans Willfully and Knowingly Lie to Their Constituents (vote to fund Obamacare)".And let's not forget Sen. John McCain, one of Conservatives worst enemies, saying 'I don't understand' GOP filibuster on guns.
Thanks to Cyropaedia for this:
34 posted on 05/21/2013 9:30:37 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Republican Leadership is an oxymoron.


35 posted on 05/21/2013 9:31:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Those are the people in the leadership seats, who were voted into those positions.
But ... I agree with your statement.
36 posted on 05/21/2013 9:35:01 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

bkmrk


37 posted on 05/21/2013 9:53:56 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: blueyon
And Mark Levin told us what a good guy Hatch is!

How stupid are the Republicans? Why the hell are they giving Obama a political victory?

38 posted on 05/21/2013 9:56:23 PM PDT by Chgogal (Obama "hung the SEALs out to dry, basically exposed them like a set of dog balls..." CMH)
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To: blueyon

Is this why we have multiple scandals going on at once? To provide cover for amnesty?Inquiring minds....


39 posted on 05/22/2013 3:01:06 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Piranha

If Boehner does not kill amnesty he’s through.


40 posted on 05/22/2013 3:03:04 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911
If Boehner does not kill amnesty he's through"

Keep in mind that it's the supposed conservatives in the HOR who let Boehner stay on as speaker, even though he had totally sold out to Obama. They only needed 17 votes to vote against Boehner to oust him.

It's all just theater. Now all of those supposed HOR conservatives are going to whine and cry and say how they're with us and they tried. Did they DEFUND Obamacare...No, but they did vote 37 times that it isn't a nice bill. Did the put a conservative in the Speaker position? No. Have any of them said things like take the troops out of Afghanistan etc and put them on the Mexican border? No. Have any said the Deprartment of Education besides being unconstitutional has destroyed public education? No.

Unless there are some real fireworks in the HOR that don't let the pro-invasion bill pass, face it. The conservatives are just part of the team, in disguise. It's not rocket science. Anyone who has entered the US illegally and is still here is an invader. There very being here is an act of war.

I'm not confident about the future, not at all. Unless those conservatives find a way to convince Boehner to step down (that would be a start), I don't see how we save the US.

41 posted on 05/22/2013 7:02:12 AM PDT by grania
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To: OddLane
I hear you, but remember when we kept hearing that any bill that isn't single payer and/or does or does not cover abortion (the left block and the fake moderate block) would be rejected by 20 something dems in the House during the zerocare vote?
A lot of us (at the time) weren't sure a consensus could be reached between the left block and the Stupak’s of the House. We now know the fix was already in, and it was all a matter of semantics, gimmicks, bribes, and who would be allowed to vote against it. But the number to pass was always there.
We have to ratchet up the pressure of the Weeper of the House and each and every GOP House member to defeat this.
I am telling my critter that a vote for Boehner as Speaker is the same as voting for America's death sentence.
42 posted on 05/22/2013 9:43:50 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Clump
I think Obamacare is a good analogy.

I always knew that the blue dog threats not to support the ACA were empty.

I hope that getting rid of the Diversity Visa is a poison pill. The chairman of the CBC made a pretty definitive statement on this matter.

Killing the DV is essential to stopping this bill, IMO.

The CBC is invested in open borders, but I don't think they have the same stake in this amnesty as Big Labor, the cheap labor lobby in Silicon Valley and Big Agra, or La Raza and its allies.

43 posted on 05/22/2013 9:49:27 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: lacrew
Assuming the Senate passes this...it won’t pass the House will it? So the GOP Senators are handing a wedge issue to the Democrats, for use in the House races?

That sounds like a possibility. Even if the bill is filibustered in the Senate, the Republicans will take most of the blame for stopping the bill. (This will rally the conservative base but probably will increase the anger among Latino voters, a rapidly growing demographic).

If the bill passes the Senate and then the House kills it, then the Republicans will still take the blame among a large part of the Hispanic population at the polls . However, if the House and Senate both pass it, then the Democrats will likely have tens of millions of new voters, and Conservative Republicans will probably never win the presidency again. In any case, all three scenarios conservatives and Republicans will likely be the big losers. However, passing the bill would probably be the most harmful option to the Republicans.

44 posted on 05/22/2013 10:19:13 AM PDT by old republic
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