Skip to comments.House leaders vow to overhaul, replace Senate immigration bill despite Dem pressure
Posted on 07/01/2013 6:40:49 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
House Republicans insisted Sunday that they plan to change key elements of the Senate-passed immigration bill, signaling a protracted and rocky battle ahead despite one Democrat's pronouncement that in the end the House will cave and pass the Senate bill anyway.
Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who is playing a major role in the chamber's consideration of immigration policy, on Sunday addressed what is perhaps at the heart of the impasse.
He said the House, which is drafting its own plan, cannot agree to a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Rather, he wants a "pathway to legalization" -- in other words, allow some illegal immigrants a shot at a green card, but not full-fledged citizenship.
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Why not do nothing
Shouldn't take more than 10 pages and 2 days to pass a law.
Believe it when I see it.
Yup. They must not vote at all.
The Fence is shovel ready.
This is exactly the Trojan Horse the DemocRats and RINOs want.
Kill the bill!!!
They can even be tough and address the annoying anchor baby atrocity.
Not to worry, they are sure that anchor babies will be protected in the final version.
How about we give some illegals a path to jail for fraudulently collecting America bennifits and give a free ride back over the border to those who did not. I would not be against handing them a “How to apply for a Visa” packet.
There is a path to become a citizen. Hint, it is not illegal.
Indeed, this is what Michelle Bachmann was saying- the conference committee will construct a “trojan horse” bill and then the Senate bill be substituted on a procedural vote and.... voila! it’s done.
Not so fast, House. 5k penalty for not hiring illegals? That ain’t gonna fly.
But doesn’t the full House still have to vote on the bill that comes out of conference?
The House GOP better stock up on Huggies. They’re going to need ‘em.
Isn’t bypassing the house after committee how they “Deem and pass”?
We don’t need any bill - ENFORCE EXISTING LAW.
“House Republicans insisted ...”
Shred all 1500 pages and send them back to the Senate in a box.
Action talks and BS walks.
If they aren’t going to do that, let it gather dust on Weepy’s desk.
yeah, yeah, yeah...
That would be a suicide move by Bohner.
Why do they feel the need to overhaul or replace it?
We don't have to meet the progressives tit for tat. If it's a stupid idea, just say "no", not "us too".
An ounce of prevent is worth a pound of cure. Except there will be no cure if this is passed.
Dump Boehner NOW. Don’t wait for this devious jackass to complete his treachery.
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