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House lawmakers reach tentative deal to revamp immigration
Reuters ^ | 5/17/13 | Richard Cowan and Rachelle Younglai

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 05/17/2013 4:49:34 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

They haven’t reached a deal with me or millions of other legal American citizens.


2 posted on 05/17/2013 4:50:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

treason season


3 posted on 05/17/2013 4:50:59 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

How many times will our own sell us out? Are there any real men of character left in Washington, DC?


4 posted on 05/17/2013 4:53:36 AM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: GeronL
" ... 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. "

Yeah ... phuque the Republic ... save the negotiations.

5 posted on 05/17/2013 4:54:46 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: shankbear

“our own”

They aren’t “ours”


6 posted on 05/17/2013 4:55:58 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: knarf

exactly


7 posted on 05/17/2013 4:56:29 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
"the drive to enact a comprehensive immigration bill"

Any way you slice it, when it's "Comprehensive Reform", that's the code words for FULL-BLOWN AMNESTY AND HANDOUTS GALORE to NEW DEMOCRAT VOTERS, and appeasing business donors to the DNC who rely on the cheap wetback labor. In addition, all the mules the drug runners use are gonna now be "U.S. Citizens", without ANY punishment whatsoever for LAW-BREAKING that got them into our former great Country.

This bullshit of rewarding law-breakers has now become the norm in America, starting with the inner-city tribal parasites, including Treasonous Lawmakers who are NEVER personally prosecuted for Crimes, etc.

Lock 'n load, America (those who still value Freedom and believe in the Constitution AS INTENDED AND AS WRITTEN).

8 posted on 05/17/2013 4:57:56 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

A clear, unmistakable message must be sent to every member of the House: If you give this sovereignty-destroying bill one ounce of support, we are going to defeat you.


9 posted on 05/17/2013 4:58:20 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Dismantle the IRS and the income tax. Impeach Obama. Problem solved.)
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To: All
The horrific story of the Cleveland monster---Ariel Castro--and his unspeakable crimes against young women---reinforces the imbecility of "immigrations reform"---which allows illegals to overwhelm our govt (and our welfare system).

Illegals are scofflaws, individuals with primitive survival instincts honed in corrupt Third World hellholes where laws are ignored, and everything is for sale. Hellholes where they take what they want.....as Puerto Rican Ariel Castro did---over and over.

To these individuals---its all about "what's in it for me, how do I get it, and who do I payoff?"

"Immigrations reform" imposes on American culture---- the primitive survivalist instincts of criminal illegals like Ariel Castro.

10 posted on 05/17/2013 5:03:12 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

So while we have the 3 scandals in the news every day our republican leaders are set to slide one to us.


11 posted on 05/17/2013 5:03:19 AM PDT by stockpirate (F. Douglass, "A man's rights rest in three boxes: ballot box, jury box, and ammo box)
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To: traditional1
"Comprehensive Reform", that's the code words for FULL-BLOWN AMNESTY AND HANDOUTS GALORE to NEW DEMOCRAT VOTERS

Yep, them dems will be in power for the rest of my life and my child's life.

Boner doesn't give a spit.

12 posted on 05/17/2013 5:03:21 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (0bama called in the Marines to hold his umbrella but wouldn't to protect our ambassador in Benghazi)
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To: stockpirate

All legislation should stop until these scandals are resolved.


13 posted on 05/17/2013 5:06:02 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

There shoulld be NO IMMIGRATION REFORM until the BORDER IS SECURE. The Republicans in the House AND the Senate should not negotiate in any way until the BORDER IS SECURED. Then they could START talking.


14 posted on 05/17/2013 5:09:31 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Liz

Ariel Castro was a citizen by birth not an illegal alien.


15 posted on 05/17/2013 5:11:59 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: All

"I'm directing Sen Schumer to rename immigration reform:
'The Ariel Castro Respect and Dignity for Latinos Bill.'"
"The IRS will enforce all phases of the bill."

"A separate amendment---'The Tamarlan Tsarneav Memorial
Amendment'---will provide government-issue pressure cookers,
fireworks, and jars of vaseline for tormented Chechneyan
immigrants seeking "asylum" from govt persecution."

16 posted on 05/17/2013 5:13:28 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Obama’s IRS stopped tea party groups from getting Conservatives elected to Congress in the 2012 election .so the IRS rigged the election shaping this Congress.

Now the IRS liberal congress will might pass Amnesty

the 2012 election should be invalidated

17 posted on 05/17/2013 5:16:43 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Clint N. Suhks; Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs

This has nothing to do with immigration...

these are not immigrants...

They are ILLEGAL ALIENS...

They are CRIMINALS...

Yes of course I dont call them illegal immigrants...

To call them immigrants is offensive to me a REAL immigrant...

Wheres the dignity and respect for me, Joe ???

Eh, Rubio ???

It IS “unfair to the people who have done it the right way”

How on Earth could it not be ???

Its a slap in the face...

The illegal aliens and their enablers like Rubio and Biden are spitting in the faces of the REAL immigrants...


18 posted on 05/17/2013 5:17:24 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: GeronL

True


19 posted on 05/17/2013 5:56:48 AM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: central_va

I listened to Issa last night and it sounded as if he was starting to give the administration some cover on these 2 scandals, hope I am wrong.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 6:06:21 AM PDT by stockpirate (F. Douglass, "A man's rights rest in three boxes: ballot box, jury box, and ammo box)
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To: Liz

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


21 posted on 05/17/2013 6:54:10 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

How is this ex post facto even possible??


22 posted on 05/17/2013 7:14:24 AM PDT by i_robot73 (We hold that all individuals have the Right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives - LP.org)
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To: SeminoleCounty
PRs = Third World low IQ Mulattos who think they are white.

Dominicans = Third World low IQ blacks who think they are Mulattos.

23 posted on 05/17/2013 4:16:14 PM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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