Skip to comments.House Republicans send warning on immigration
Posted on 05/23/2013 1:19:55 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
House Republicans vowed Thursday to have their own say in the debate over immigration reform, two days after a Senate committee gave approval to a sweeping border control bill.
GOP leaders said in a statement that the House will not simply take up and accept the bill that is emerging in the Senate if it passes. The House will work its will and produce its own legislation. Speaker John Boehner (Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) issued the statement along with Conference Chairman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (Va.).
The declaration represented a warning to Senate Democrats that they can expect a tough negotiation with the House even if both chambers produce immigration bills. Goodlatte, a staunch conservative, has begun holding hearings on smaller-scale immigration proposals, while a bipartisan group of eight House members continues private negotiations on its own comprehensive bill that is reportedly more conservative than the Senate plan. . .
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Fix the border and wait 10 years to see what happens.
I just don’t understand why we owe illegals anything?
Why is Congress pushing forward with this?
Where is the money coming from?
The housing for the tens of millions who will flood this nation?
The hospitals needed to deliver more welfare sucking spawn?
Where is more law enforcement coming to deal with the drivers who refuse to learn English- therefore unable to understand traffic laws- and the drunk drivers who drive uninsured cars?
Why in the almight HELL do we need more people here when there are not enough jobs or opportunities for the LEGAL AMERICANS WHO ARE ALREADY HERE????????!!!!!!!!!!!!
Start arresting and jailing employers who hire illegals. Wait one year and see what happens.
The powers that be want cheap labor. Simple as that.
It’s just ObamaCare renamed ObamaGration
It’s about naturalizing 20 million Mexicans and registering them as Democrats.
Now that makes sense.
While we seal the border , start enforcing the law we already have.
get rid of Napolitano.
Need to send that to Rush.
“House Republicans vowed Thursday to have their own say in the debate over immigration reform, two days after a Senate committee gave approval to a sweeping border control bill. “
“Border Control” my a**.
Yeah, the warning is, citizens are public enemy number one.
"start enforcing the law we already have."
"get rid of Napolitano"
I'm down with those comprehensive reforms.
The House’s response should be a single bill that simply builds a fence.
It is about time the House Reps put an end to this farce in the Senate. If the House Reps don’t stop this amnesty, there is no point in having them in charge of the House. We should send them that message.
It’s not ‘just’ the cheap labor. The ruling-class politicians want a more ‘compliant’ electorate, full of foreign-born subjects who grew up in and harbor a socialist worldview... and have no real concept of American freedoms and liberty. A way to dilute the voting power of the patriotic, tea-party/Constitutionalists, who keep gumming up and interfering with their big-government agenda.
The second should be tough penalties against anyone caught hiring an illegal. Then third, start a REAL screening process for weeding out the criminals, welfare riders, and diseased individuals. Ulike the current Obama-created rubber stamp defacto amnesty plan where 99.2% of applicants are immediately approved.
“Why is Congress pushing forward with this?”
The cabal of moneyed political elites want cheap labor and a permanent political constituency.
This is why I laugh my ass off when I hear any politician talking about “protecting the middle class”.
No, they want a loyal voting block. IN this crappy economy there aren’t many low end jobs either.
The Democrat Voter Acquisition Act
Adopt Mexico’s immigration laws as our own. Every Mexican citizen has a constitutional right to arrest illegal aliens. I would love to see Unvision’s reaction to that.
"One weed in the lawn soon becomes a lawn of weeds." - GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
For every Mexican granted U.S. citizenship an American should receive dual U.S.-Mexican citizenship with full rights. If 11 million Mexicans are naturalized 11 million Americans should receive Mexican naturalization. Mexico should be forced to pay for half the costs of border security. If they don't have the cash they can pay in oil.
I know this to be true, and was thinking along those lines the other day...wondering, what the HE** do we even stand for anymore as a country? What is our identity, our beliefs, what is worth preserving? I know MY answers to these, but the message from the WH isn’t anywhere near to mine.
As annoying as Rubio and Ryan are with their stupid commercials, I wouldn’t mind if it gets more people who normally pay scant attention, to start asking questions and looking into what this criminal ‘gang of 8’ is doing.
You know, as you get older you begin to realize why God saw fit to only allow us to live so many years. It would be so painful to live longer than that.
Imagine what our founders would feel like, if they could see our nation today. It would make them literally sick.
The third party option for sure and by that I mean a third party that runs in the next election if RINO’s win primaries over conservative challengers.
Boehner and 90 percent of his members need to leave one way or the other and be replaced by people who will balance the budget quickly and downsize goverment.
The debt bubble is headed for bust one way or the other with more spending and more bad loans being made. I see all the lending institutions with their ads for new low interest loans.
“We can’t boil the frogs that fast- we’re all up for re-election in two years!”
If that's all it were about, ptb Republicans would stop trying to come up with excuses to not send the invaders home for good. It's about those who sold out being more about providing cheap labor for their corporate-globalist masters than about conservative values or constitutional government.
“As annoying as Rubio and Ryan are with their stupid commercials...”
Those words are the words of Rubio and Ryan, but the individual running those commercials is that Obama loving pup Zuckerberg from Facebook and his pro-amnesty group.
Anything that does not deport all illegals is Amnesty. That is not an issue for debate and parsing
In fact...you cannot have border security until all illegal aliens are deported. You can patch up the Titanic....but if you don’t bail out all the water its going to sink
“GOP leaders said in a statement that the House will not simply take up and accept the bill that is emerging in the Senate if it passes. The House will work its will and produce its own legislation.
A deport-only bill would work for me.
But with Boehner, Cantor, and probably Paul Ryan in the loop, I’m expecting the worst.
It would work for a majority of voters including a lot of working class Democrats afraid of losing their jobs to immigrants.
Bohner should announce there will be NO VOTE on the Senate bill
Not until unemployment is ZERO!
Next on Unvision:
Fix the border and wait 10 years to see what happens.
And enforce all existing immigration laws.
The Chamber of Commerce has a highly influential seat at this table. They stand to make a killing thanks to the readily available supply of low income workers. Its just about the $ lobbyists and politicians make after selling hard working Americans down the river.
One day we will realize how much cheaper it would have been to have 2$ apples. In a sense the immigration debate is similar to the housing bubble. Private companies and politicians reap the benefits/profits and the taxpayers eat the losses for generations to come.
Congress now belongs to the highest bidder.
Not since Citizens United. Now Congress belongs to the loudest speaker.