Skip to comments.COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DEALS BLOW TO IMMIGRATION PUSH
Posted on 04/04/2014 12:13:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says a proposal to allow illegal aliens to receive permanent legal residency by enlisting in the military won't be in the underlying text of a must-pass defense bill, dealing a serious blow to a push to enact the immigration measure.
I do not intend to include the ENLIST Act in the proposed National Defense Authorization Act that I will submit to the Armed Services Committee next month. I have reached this conclusion without regard to my views on the underlying policy, but because I do not believe that the Chairmans mark should be the original venue for this debate, Rep. Buck McKeon, the chairman of HASC, said in a statement.
Over the past several days I have heard from Members on and off the committee on both sides of this issue. They have made sound arguments and raised valid concerns, and my colleagues and friends Congressmen Denham and Coffman deserve a great deal of credit for responsibly raising the matter. This is an important issue that I know will continue to be debated going forward, he added.
While closing a significant door for sophomore Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), the bill's author who is heading the push, the proposal is far from dead.
For instance, Denham said Friday Majority Leader Eric Cantor is very supportive of his efforts.
Yes. Very, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) told Breitbart News when asked if Cantor was supporting his push. He has told me to work through the process. I'm actively getting as many co-authors as I can. I'd still like to bring my bill as a stand-alone bill to the floor, he added...
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The “ENLIST” Act. ROTFL! Freakin’ liberals. Homosexuals and people who unable to understand one another. Should provide us with a fabulous military.
Shamnesty ... just say NO.
Immigration is not effected one bit by not allowing illegal aliens to enlist in the US military...
Illegal aliens have nothing to do with immigration..
they are not immigrants...
Well, it’s good to know that homosexuals and illegal aliens are willing to fight and die if need be, defending God, family, country, constitution and the rule of law. Patriots all.
Oh, wait. Under Obama, the military no longer recognizes God. Or family. Or Constitution. Or the rule of law. What country?
Die? No one said anything about dying. That's for bitter clinging chumps. /s
Back in the 70s I believe it was possible for a non-citizen (NOT an illegal alien) to earn citizenship through military service. I served with a guy from the Phillipines who was in that program.
That seemed a good idea to me.
ILLEGALS ? Hell, no.
Yes, we had some aboard the ships I served on in the late 60’s. They were used mostly as servants for the officers. I thought it was pretty strange at the time.
Hmmm... no, they wouldn’t do that with the homosexuals. Would they?
Yes, we had some aboard the ships I served on in the late 60s. They were used mostly as servants for the officers. I thought it was pretty strange at the time.
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They were called Stewards Mates at the time (SD).
Blacks had originally had the ‘job’ but when integration was finalized in the Navy the Filipinos were ‘recruited’ to supplement the Blacks. In my time (50/60’s) the SD were mostly Filipino with Blacks.
Believe they were ‘disbanded’ when CS (Commissary Men) cooks became known as Mess Specialists and they sort of blended SD and CS.
Believe the Filipinos were granted citizenship after 4 or 5 years but figure when they retired and went back to PI with their retirement pay they were well off financially.
If it’s such a great idea, why do they want to blackmail people into voting for it by stuffing it into the defense authorization bill?
Because anyone who votes against it can be accused at election time of voting against everything good in the bill.
This looks like Denham trying to save his own skin by appearing to support amnesty.
Sounds like a way to put a lot of enemy moles into our Armed Forces.
I’m kinda wondering how an illegal alien could pass a security clearance check?
I have never liked the idea of recruiting criminals who are not even Americans to serve in our military.
He can’t. But that won’t stop them from strapping a 45 on his hip and allowing him to stand security watches.
“Back in the 70s I believe it was possible for a non-citizen (NOT an illegal alien) to earn citizenship through military service.”
My Italian Grandfather earned his citizenship by enlisting in the army in 1916, which I believe was the practice back then. He subsequently saw combat in WWI - An Italian man fighting for France in an American army. Only in America.
DoD Recruitment of Legal Aliens
In the late 60’s and early 70’s “legal aliens” - that is green card holders - were part of the draft.
Part of VOLAR in the mid seventies too. I had several non US citizens assigned to my platoon who earned their citizenship while on active duty.
That’ll be great. Allow a bunch of law breaking anti-American enlistees. Sneak in from Syria. Welcome aboard. Sneak in from Mexico, Welcome aboard.
Any other than a Mexican citizen join the Mexican army? Es Prohibido!
Democrats squawk as cracks form in immigration coalition
Washington Examiner | APRIL 3, 2014 | Byron York
Posted on 4/4/2014 12:23:09 PM by Second Amendment First
We're running on stupid as a nation. But hey, I bet those nazis who burned tires in Kiev would be real good US soldiers.
What's the matter with the people running this country?
Wont we need them to supply warm bodies for the invasion, occupation and rebuilding of the next poor Muzzie craphole?
American millennials on their own parents Obamacare (under 26) sure wont sign up to do that .
“The reaction of Jeff Denham of California, original sponsor of the amnesty provision, was not, shall we say, collegial:
It is very frustrating to see controversy on an issue from members that have never served our country and dont understand the impact that immigrants have had on our freedoms and securing our national security.”
Im pretty sure leading critic Gohmert and general amnesty opponent Tom Cotton served.
All the phillipinos were stewards back in those days. Basically waiters for officers. The rule was they had to serve 6 years and be discharged honorably. And since the Navy had 4 year hitches they always served at least 8 years.
members that have never served our country and dont understand the impact that immigrants have had on our freedoms and securing our national security.
Well Im not a member of congress but I served in our country’s military..
oh and I am an immigrant..
Now did Jeff Denham mean “immigrant” the way illegal aliens are falsely called “immigrant” or did he mean REAL immigrants like me...
or is he mixing us like apples and oranges..and calling us the same...
As a REAL immigrant the impact I have had in the US as a member of the military was a positive one..
I was taught to love and respect America years before I ever IMMIGRATED here..
my desire to come here was born from those feelings and not from hate and envy..
One of the first things I did on arriving was to join the military...to serve my new country..
years before I actually became a citizen...
why don’t these people ask me or other REAL immigrants how we feel about America ..
and why we came here...
Jeff Denham and his illegal aliens don’t speak for me...
Yea, you’d think that with the impending inclusion of trannies into the military, they would have a large enough pool of people to draw from.