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Boehner: Border Security & Majority of GOP Essential to Pass Immigration Reform in the House
Speaker of the House ^ | Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | John Boeher

Posted on 06/18/2013 8:15:30 AM PDT by kristinn

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) made the following remarks on immigration reform at a press conference earlier today:

“Listen, I think this immigration issue’s been kicked around this town now for 15 years. That’s why I said the day after the election it was time for Congress to do its work.

“ I’m increasingly concerned that the White House and Senate Democrats …would rather have this as an issue in the 2014 election, rather than to resolve it. It was the president who said that he wanted a robust vote coming out of the Senate to help move this process along. And yet here’s the president and Senate Democrats working to limit the number of Republican votes that this immigration bill is likely to get. I think that’s unfortunate.

“On the House side, I’ve made clear to our members that we’re going to have a discussion about this on July 10th. We’re going to have a special conference and we’re going to lay all of this out and listen to what the members have to say.

“I also suggested to our members today that any immigration reform bill that is going to go into law ought to have a majority of both parties’ support if we’re really serious about making that happen. And so I don’t see any way of bringing an immigration bill to the floor that doesn’t have a majority support of Republicans. But I just think the White House and Senate Democrats ought to get very serious.

“We know that border security is absolutely essential if we’re going to give people confidence that we can do the rest of what’s being suggested. And I frankly think the Senate bill is weak on border security. I think the internal enforcement mechanisms are weak, and the triggers are almost laughable. And so if they’re serious about getting an immigration bill finished, I think the president and Senate Democrats ought to reach out to their … Republican colleagues to build broad bipartisan support for the bill.”


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; borderwars; johnboehner
Video of remarks at the source link.
1 posted on 06/18/2013 8:15:30 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

The democraps are going to save a TON of money this year, they just have to sit back and watch the GOP defeat itself


2 posted on 06/18/2013 8:16:25 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: kristinn

Boehner — when will you learn that for a Republican, bi-partisan simply means that the democrats get what they want.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 8:18:51 AM PDT by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: kristinn

Our leadership speaks.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 8:19:12 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: kristinn

Somebody needs to clue Tammy Faye in that in polls immigration reform is way down the list of Hispanic priorities just as it is for the rest of us. Most people want a job.


5 posted on 06/18/2013 8:19:28 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Mr. K

The House Republicans will break. Enough of these idiots will vote for the bill. This one will probably have more surprises than Obamacare.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 8:19:59 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: kristinn
BoneHead has GOT TO GO.
HELL NO.
NO AMNESTY!
7 posted on 06/18/2013 8:20:10 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: kristinn

Impeach the bum.


8 posted on 06/18/2013 8:20:20 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: kristinn

Border Security only takes place when you enforce the laws on the books.

We don’t do that now, so why should we think we’ll do so when new laws are passed.

This is about as pathetic as it gets.


9 posted on 06/18/2013 8:22:55 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Speaker John Boehner (R) no (D) no (R)... has more waffles than IHOP.)
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To: Mr. K; P-Marlowe
“We know that border security is absolutely essential if we’re going to give people confidence that we can do the rest of what’s being suggested. And I frankly think the Senate bill is weak on border security. I think the internal enforcement mechanisms are weak, and the triggers are almost laughable.

This statement from Boehner is solid if he actually lives up to it. My preference is that border security be a separate bill all by itself that is passed prior to any other bill dealing with immigration. In fact, I think EVERY bill out of congress should be single focused. It also should be limited in size and scope.

If he's serious about majority GOP support, then those of us with GOP representatives should be writing them often about border security, visa control, visitor control, and ZERO access to social services until any newly naturalized citizen has paid taxes, social security and medicare for at least 2 decades. (Obviously, NEVER for any worker status or visa holder.)

Write your Representatives.

10 posted on 06/18/2013 8:23:07 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: kristinn

From the mouth of a traitor that would just as soon see us all hang.

LLS


11 posted on 06/18/2013 8:23:36 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: kristinn
Frankly, I'll be relieved if the result of this amnesty fiasco is that the democrats have it failure as an election issue in 2014 - the joke'll be on them.

If Boner has his way, the democrats get their permanent majority and the country and its taxpayers are forever screwed. Great plan.

12 posted on 06/18/2013 8:25:34 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn

Border Security ,would that be keeping people in or out


13 posted on 06/18/2013 8:27:08 AM PDT by molson209
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To: kristinn

Yeah, yeah. And then it goes to conference and Shumer’s bill is the result. Nice try, John!


14 posted on 06/18/2013 8:28:04 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: kristinn

He’s lying, as usual.


15 posted on 06/18/2013 8:36:00 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: kristinn

A border fence was passed into law in 2006, then was subsequently gutted and defunded. Border security is a red herring to get amnesty passed!

http://michellemalkin.com/2007/12/18/house-guts-border-fence/


16 posted on 06/18/2013 8:37:14 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: USNBandit

I can’t see a MAJORITY of Reps in the House voting for an amnesty bill. If the test is that a majority of Reps must be in favor, then the chances of a bill passing are slim to none. The only caveat is if Boehner changes his mind and allows a bill to come to the floor that does not have GOP majority support.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 8:40:48 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kristinn
I’m increasingly concerned that the White House and Senate Democrats …would rather have this as an issue in the 2014 election, rather than to resolve it.

Sounds like a win-win—if enough GOP Congressmen and Senators run on protecting America's borders from terrorists, gangsters, and bankruptcy.

18 posted on 06/18/2013 8:44:17 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: txnativegop
, and the triggers are almost laughable.

I do like that characterization - this is the kind of direct rhetoric that is needed.

19 posted on 06/18/2013 8:44:45 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: xzins
My preference is that border security be a separate bill all by itself that is passed prior to any other bill dealing with immigration.

My preference too. Or...they can add to the conservative wish list on such a bill with amendments to our liking: For instance, require voter registration to include a birth certificate (in response to the latest USSC ruling); schools to require birth certificate on registration or else the parent/guardian pays for the "free" public school to the local school board (liberals have got to love the new source of money); require illegal aliens to pay for their emergency room visits (yes, we will treat them, but they will pay for it); immediate deportation upon completing a sentence of any kind of law violation (can we tattoo their foreheads?); etc.

20 posted on 06/18/2013 8:48:54 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: xzins

And repeal the #$%* motor voter law


21 posted on 06/18/2013 8:55:46 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The Lefties can drink Kool-Aid; I will drink Tea.)
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To: kristinn

The only way to prevent a pro-illegal, anti-border security bill from being passed into law is to not pass any immigration bill out of the House at this time.

Any bill passed by the House will be gutted and rewritten when it goes to the conference committee for resolution. It will end up with guaranteed amnesty and no mandatory closing of the border.

Once a bill is reported out of conference and sent back to both houses for a vote it becomes problematic for the senate or house to vote it down, but more so for the republican house.

Especially in the today’s political environment where the major media is pushing for pro-illegal legislation and basically acting as the public relations department of the democrat party.


22 posted on 06/18/2013 8:56:59 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Free Stuff, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: kristinn

The OBL will now turn on the money spigots to the House.


23 posted on 06/18/2013 9:10:32 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: kristinn

Is there no way to stop this?

It’s like watching your house burn down, and you’re forced to stand there and not fight the flames, and you’re told “Wait for the “Professionals” to show up”... and when they finally DO show up, they say “Nah...it’s too late. Let it burn.”


24 posted on 06/18/2013 9:10:52 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: USNBandit

There will be a lot of drama around “border security” with a proclamation that the bill is good because it increases it because of some amendment or amendments.

We are being set up for this thing to be pushed through....


25 posted on 06/18/2013 9:18:52 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: kristinn

What is Border Security?


26 posted on 06/18/2013 9:26:56 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: xzins
This statement from Boehner is solid if he actually lives up to it.

LOL. You do know that traitor Boehner is outright lying?? Haven't you been following the reality of this fraud's plan?

In order to scam the Conservative leaning members and fool the Conservative public, Boehner will place very strong sounding measures into the bill.

Then in the reconciliation process, all this will be ripped out and it will be passed right away.

Regardless, 1min 20sec after this bill is signed Schumky and most on the left will be screaming that the "law" treats newly minted welfare citizens as 2nd class.

Some judge will agree and bingo, million new RAT voters in 2014!!!!

the main thing to remember is that Boehner hates Conservatives and that Boehner hates Tea Party people with a white-hot passion

27 posted on 06/18/2013 9:29:15 AM PDT by sand88
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To: sand88
Boehner realizes he has to remain friendly to Tea Party types because his district if full of them. Rural and suburban Ohio has been conservative republican for quite some time.

It has been republican since 1939 and since the Civil War all but 20 years. If there were such a thing as a conservative caucus in the GOP that could organize his district, Boehner would be so conservative that William Buckley would pay homage from the grave.


28 posted on 06/18/2013 10:55:54 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: DoughtyOne
This is about as pathetic as it gets.

Notice he used the word "should" instead of "Must." He didn't see any way a bill could come to a vote.....Unless of course he schedules it, scum that he is.

We should be talking about undoing ObamaCare not Amnesty.

Big News Conference tomorrow with a supposed 70 members of Republican Majority to protest any bill being brought to the floor. I have hard no one even mention it and doubt FNC will cover it. Rush is kicking of a Two if By Tea promo tomorrow, an even the nitwit Hannity shut down a guest he had on last night that tried to bring up the shin dig.

29 posted on 06/18/2013 12:02:06 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

234(R) / 201(D)

Can someone please explain to me why having 70 Republicans from the house who object to this bill go out and meet the press, is a good idea?

That makes it look like 164 Republicans are ambiguous about the bill.

It only takes 17 Republicans to peel off and vote with the Democrats to pass this bill.


30 posted on 06/18/2013 12:11:21 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Speaker John Boehner (R) no (D) no (R)... has more waffles than IHOP.)
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To: Iron Munro; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; SierraWasp; jimbo123; 9YearLurker; DoughtyOne
The only way to prevent a pro-illegal, anti-border security bill from being passed into law is to not pass any immigration bill out of the House at this time.
Any bill passed by the House will be gutted and rewritten when it goes to the conference committee for resolution. It will end up with guaranteed amnesty and no mandatory closing of the border.
Once a bill is reported out of conference and sent back to both houses for a vote it becomes problematic for the senate or house to vote it down, but more so for the republican house.

Unfortunately, if the House does not pass something, there is another way for RINOs. They can vote with House Dems to pass the senate bill. This has happened recently on the VAWA.

Boehner said today “I also suggested to our members today that any immigration reform bill that is going to go into law ought to have a majority of both parties’ support, if we’re really serious about making that happen

WTH??? "Suggested?" "majority of both parties’ support?" I suspect that is going to boil down to Dems+RINOs, but it might mean that each party would have to have a majority supporting it. Maybe that's the best Boehner can communicate, but maybe he doesn't want to be clear.

NOTE I don't have a working crystal ball. Sometimes fate changes for reasons none of us predicted. For example, in the 2007 amnesty McCain could have killed a GOP poison pill that defeated Reid but he was absent, gone to a fundraiser for his POTUS campaign.

All of us should watch GOP congresscritters carefully, and inform them that we are watching them, even if they are behind closed doors in some senate-house conference committee (the House part of which will probably have a bigger % of RINOs than the whole House membership). Some of them may not care, but I think that's the best shot we have.

31 posted on 06/18/2013 2:38:59 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: xzins

Also no voting rights for 20 years.


32 posted on 06/18/2013 3:10:24 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Not just the IRS, what about ATF, OSHA, EPA and other big govt groups)
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To: kristinn

If we had a fence built, they wouldn’t have to data-mine our emails...


33 posted on 06/18/2013 3:37:07 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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34 posted on 06/18/2013 7:14:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: DoughtyOne

It makes Bonehead look bad and untrustworthy which s good.

It made you and I aware of Bonehead and Ryan’s usual K street games .

They wanted to rile up the GOP base which they did !
Bonehead is running scared now .


35 posted on 06/18/2013 8:57:13 PM PDT by ncalburt (Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: kristinn
Well this should shed some light on what we used to yell when playing Hide & Seek.....to end the game and call everyone in.

From Wikipedia: "Olly olly oxen free" is suspiciously close to the German phrase "Alle, alle auch sind frei," meaning "everyone, everyone is also free."

I looked this up because I think it should be the Republican's rallying cry for the Illegal Immigrant issue.

36 posted on 06/18/2013 10:03:10 PM PDT by Scooter100 (A balanced budget means Banksters lose $Billion$.)
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To: DoughtyOne
It only takes 17 Republicans to peel off and vote with the Democrats to pass this bill.

They will be there for any immigration bill that comes out of reconciliation for sure.

If Boehner brings any bill to the floor, the Republic is over. Being old and in bad health is starting to look like an advantage.

No information yet on how many of those 70 even showed up.

The Blaze is streaming Beck's speech, looks to be 13,000 or so watching the stream. Zero coverage on the Cable Channels or C-Span

37 posted on 06/19/2013 9:57:01 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: itsahoot

I don’t want to see a bill come to the floor either.

Did Beck announce anything ‘big’ after he stopped crying?

Is he trying to horn in on Boehner’s signature emotion?


38 posted on 06/19/2013 12:23:33 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Speaker John Boehner (R) no (D) no (R)... has more waffles than IHOP.)
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