Skip to comments.Boehner: Border Security & Majority of GOP Essential to Pass Immigration Reform in the House
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 issues been kicked around this town now for 15 years. Thats why I said the day after the election it was time for Congress to do its work.
Im 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 heres the president and Senate Democrats working to limit the number of Republican votes that this immigration bill is likely to get. I think thats unfortunate.
On the House side, Ive made clear to our members that were going to have a discussion about this on July 10th. Were going to have a special conference and were 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 were really serious about making that happen. And so I dont see any way of bringing an immigration bill to the floor that doesnt 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 were going to give people confidence that we can do the rest of whats 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 theyre 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.
The democraps are going to save a TON of money this year, they just have to sit back and watch the GOP defeat itself
Boehner — when will you learn that for a Republican, bi-partisan simply means that the democrats get what they want.
Our leadership speaks.
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.
The House Republicans will break. Enough of these idiots will vote for the bill. This one will probably have more surprises than Obamacare.
Impeach the bum.
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.
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.
From the mouth of a traitor that would just as soon see us all hang.
If Boner has his way, the democrats get their permanent majority and the country and its taxpayers are forever screwed. Great plan.
Border Security ,would that be keeping people in or out
Yeah, yeah. And then it goes to conference and Shumer’s bill is the result. Nice try, John!
He’s lying, as usual.
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!
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.
Sounds like a win-winif enough GOP Congressmen and Senators run on protecting America's borders from terrorists, gangsters, and bankruptcy.
I do like that characterization - this is the kind of direct rhetoric that is needed.
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.
And repeal the #$%* motor voter law
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.
The OBL will now turn on the money spigots to the House.
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.”
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....
What is Border Security?
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
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.
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.
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.
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 were 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.
Also no voting rights for 20 years.
If we had a fence built, they wouldn’t have to data-mine our emails...
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 .
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.
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
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?