Skip to comments.House lawmakers reach tentative deal to revamp immigration
Posted on 05/17/2013 4:49:34 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
(Reuters) - Prospects for passage of a major immigration bill improved on Thursday when a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives declared they had reached a tentative deal, resolving disputes that had threatened to torpedo negotiations.
The breakthrough came at the end of a two-hour private meeting of seven Republican and Democratic negotiators. The eighth negotiator in this so-called House Gang of Eight was unavailable after undergoing surgery on Wednesday.
The final sticking point, according to congressional sources, was over whether illegal immigrants now in the United States who gain legal status under the bill could participate in the new healthcare law known as "Obamacare," which Republicans want to repeal.
None of the negotiators would comment on how the matter was resolved. Nor would they provide other details of the deal.
Even with Thursday's breakthrough, the drive to enact a comprehensive immigration bill, which is President Barack Obama's top legislative priority, faces a long, difficult road in Congress.
The agreement still must be drafted into legislation for review by the 435 members of the House. Then it faces a potentially tough battle in the House Judiciary Committee, where several conservative Republicans have been dead-set against a comprehensive bill. Instead, they mostly want to pass tougher border security measures and allow U.S. companies to get better access to foreign high-tech workers.
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Castro is a Puerto Rican and all PR are US citizens
Now, a lot of Amnesty Liberal GOP think PRs will vote for them if there is Illegal Alien Amnesty....but PRs don’t care about Amnesty for illegals....and experience mass illegal aliens in PR with Dominicans
How is this ex post facto even possible??
Dominicans = Third World low IQ blacks who think they are Mulattos.