Skip to comments.GOP Immigration Hawk Rebuffs Rubio and Rivera DREAM Act Proposals
Posted on 06/14/2012 12:32:50 PM PDT by kevcol
One of Congresss ranking Republicans on immigration says he will not support either of the two measures by fellow Republicans that would spare undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as minors from deportation.
Rep. Steve King, the vice chairman of the House immigration subcommittee, told Fox News Latino that measures permitting undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. reward lawbreakers.
King, who is from Iowa, said that Florida Rep. David Riveras bill, called Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act, or STARS which was introduced in May meets the definition of amnesty.
STARS would allow some undocumented students who enroll in college to stay in the country legally and eventually apply for citizenship. The other measure, not yet introduced, is being drafted by Sen. Marco Rubio who, like Rivera, is from Florida. .
Political insiders say that the GOP bills could make their way to the House floor for a debate and vote -- despite opponents like Steve King, Lamar Smith and other Republicans in that chamber who are hawkish on immigration -- if House Speaker John A. Boehner, an Ohio Republican,, decided to push it out there.
"But it would be very uncomfortable for him," King said, "I don't think the votes are there to pass it."
Earlier this year, Boehner gave a tepid response to reporters questions about Rubios plan-in-progress.
I found it of interest, Boehner was quoted as saying in published reports, but the problem with this issue is that were operating in a very hostile political environment. To deal with a very difficult issue like this, I think it would be difficult at best.
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Big $ incentive and massive treason.
Way too much RINO trash being supported by so called conservatives. It’s beyond time we showed support for US Citizen taxpayer’s students.
Good for you, Rep. King.
Hold your ground. The open-borders gang never give up. Jorge Bush/Juan McCain continually tried to push amnesty down our throats and we had to beat them back each time.
Looks as though “rising star” Rubio has picked up the reward-the-illegal-aliens banner now.
Up yours, Rubio.
“From my perspective, however, the majority of illegals have added nothing to American society and has, in fact ben a drag on it.”
There is no question that that has been the case increasingly since Ted Kennedy’s 1965 immigration law from hell. The masses of people coming in now (both legal and illegal) are, overwhelmingly, third worlders who have a third-world mindset and will drag us in that direction. Certainly we are not getting the caliber of people that will help us compete with the Japanese, Koreans, and Chinese.
If they are illegal, send them home, I don’t care when they came here or under what circumstances. We can call them later if we decide that our population trajectory (305 million and climbing fast) isn’t going to swamp us fast enough as it is already.
The Democrats and the MSM would have you think so.
But the few polls that have been taken (or reported) on the subject among legal Hispanics suggest that is not the case.
To my recollection, I've seen three polls of legal Hispanic voters over the past year-or-so and 55-60% are firmly against amnesty; only 35-40% for it.
And why shouldn't that be the case? Most Hispanic-Americans are Americans before they are Hispanics, have earned their citizenship legitimately and don't support the separatist agenda of La Raza, etc.
The left and the media, however, don't want you to know that.
These globalist freaks who sit on their fat fannies and permit our country to be invaded by foreigners and then want to reward the invaders at our expense, make me sick. Treason!
So now we know what Jeb was rattling about. They want amnesty because they don’t give a darn about our country, our interests nor our people. If Reagan saw what the GOP permitted to happen in full blown invasion after he granted amnesty and closed the borders, even after 911 and mexico’s drug war, he’d toss a fit. Maybe Americans can sue for a violation of our civil rights.
I think Romney should take Rubio and Run On the Democrat ticket and The Republicans should start over and try and Find an AMERICAN Conservative who Loves the Country and Its Laws and Enforces them