Skip to comments.Immigration fight will soon move to the real battleground: The House
Posted on 06/24/2013 8:26:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
With an immigration package poised to clear the Senate this week, attention is shifting to the House and whether the Gang of Eight legislation's strengthened border security measures might boost the prospects for reform in the Republican-controlled chamber.
The House is considering several of its own immigration proposals and will not use the Senate's comprehensive bill as a basis for debate. But the politics of reform within the Republican Party could be significantly influenced by how the Senate bill is received in conservative circles. And, if the House and Senate end up in negotiations over immigration changes, the Senate bill would obviously figure prominently.
Immediately after reaching agreement on a compromise border security amendment negotiated by Republican Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and John Hoeven of North Dakota, the response has been mixed which at this point is a positive development for the prospects of immigration reform. Among the immediate backers of the Gang of Eight bill as amended by Corker-Hoeven: Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly.
However, the legislation's critics are already attempting to discredit Corker-Hoeven by claiming it doesn't actually do what its supporters claim, as my colleague, Byron York, reported Saturday. Accordingly, immigration reform's chances in the House could depend in part on the proponents of the Senate package and their ability to build support for the enhanced border security measures in the final bill.
Even conservatives who might want to support an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws and are willing to offer a pathway to citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants worry that the federal government will never follow through with the Senate bill's mandated border security plan, including completion of 700 miles of fencing, the hiring and deployment of an additional 20,000 border patrol agents and the implementation of a nationwide e-verify system for employers.
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Let’ have at it then and win one for America and Americans!
Tell congressmen we dont want ANY bill passed, no matter what they promise. This bill is Amnesty for 30 million illegals, and a 1000 page bill that brings in 80 million 3rd world immigrants. The bill will destroy the U.S. and will turn the USA into a socialist state as is the democrats/Obamas plan.
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It should never have gotten out of the Senate. There should be consequences for those Reps in the senate who voted for cloture.
I truly hope that some of our guys/gals in the House get hold of this bill and point out what a mess it is very publicly.
The Senate only has a few voices like that. We need the House to show why this bill will hurt ALL American families and that it’s really special interests behind the whole thing.
One word from the right person could put an end to all this:
Boehner: “DEE OHHHHH AAAA!”
But, alas, not thinking there is much chance of this word being uttered, let alone shouted with exclamation mark.
Agree completely! Like my Senator....Corny Cornyn. He said he voted for cloture to *allow debate*!!
Debate? We don't need no stinkin' debate! This monstrosity should've died right then and there. It's the End of America Bill and I hold Corny personally responsible, should it ultimately pass.
Shame on these DC tr8ors. They don't give a flip...there's $$ built in to support their re-election campaigns or retirements...or both :(
This has been the ‘Rat strategy all along. The craven GOP senators just want this stinker out of their house so they can go back to their chablis and bris backslapping with the left. The GOP House will now have to kill the mess and withstand the massive 2014 campaign that will be rolled out against them. If it’s killed in the House, the ‘Rats will still consider this a win. Should the House actually cave it will be a total Marxist triumph. They will have blown up the GOP using the GOP itself as the explosive and will have gained totalitarian control of the country.
Meanwhile McCain, Graham, Rubio, Flake et. al. say “don’t blame us, we voted for it.”
Got over a year to go. Kill it now and deal with the fallout. You represent us, not illegals.
Don’t worry, it’ll never pass the House. - Oct 09
Don’t worry, it’ll never pass the Senate. - Dec 09
Don’t worry, it’ll never pass. - Mar 10
- the smartest people in the room talking about Obamacare
2009 — DEMOCRATS CONTROLLED BOTH HOUSES.
We shall see if this Congress is any different.
Right - I have a lot of faith in the House Republican Leadership.