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Boehner Wants Amnesty Vote Before Aug Recess

From a cheering Politico:

Ayotte endorses immigration bill

By JONATHAN TOPAZ | June 9, 2013

Sen. Kelly Ayotte endorsed the Senate Gang of Eight immigration reform bill Sunday, providing a major lift to the bipartisan effort.

Really? When has there ever been any doubt that she would vote for it? She is joined at the hip with McCain and Graham.

"Our immigration system is completely broken," the New Hampshire Republican said on CBS’s "Face the Nation," and the immigration reform legislation is "a thoughtful, bipartisan solution to a tough problem."

Ayotte went on to praise the border security provisions, the E-Verify program that secures employment verification data and the system for high-skilled workers.The bill is particularly crucial, she said, to ensure that "we don’t have another wave of illegal immigration."

Yes, just like the 1986 bill way. Which also promised border security and required employment verification.

Ayotte also hailed the bill’s mechanisms to bring the U.S.’s current undocumented immigrants "out of the shadows" and offer them a "tough but fair" way to earn citizenship. Making them pay taxes, pass a background check and learn English is the right way to handle a difficult problem, she said…

They will not pay any more in taxes than they do now. Most won’t pay income tax. Instead, they will get money from taxpayers. Plus Obama-Care and welfare.

Besides, who is ‘in the shadows’ these days, thanks to NSA? ((BTW, it turns out that our government could easily find the illegal aliens in our country and help round them up if they wanted to.)

Meanwhile, we have this from the Politico:

John Boehner begins to sketch immigration plan

By SEUNG MIN KIM and JAKE SHERMAN | June 9, 2013

Speaker John Boehner has been stunningly silent about his plans to move immigration reform through the House. But privately, the Ohio Republican is beginning to sketch out a road map to try to pass some version of an overhaul in his chamber — a welcome sign for proponents of immigration reform.

And an unwelcome sign for anyone concerned about our country, or even the future of the Republican Party.

If his goal is met, it’ll be a busy few weeks.

The speaker wants House committees — Judiciary has primary jurisdiction — to wrap up their work on a version of immigration legislation before the July 4 recess. And he would like immigration reform to see a House vote before Congress breaks in August…

That is, he wants to ram their amnesty bill through before these Congressmen go home and hear from their constituents.

It’s an ambitious plan, considering House leadership has not yet settled on what bill it will advance.

Nitpickers.

Boehner’s thinking, and the fact that Republican leadership is willing to discuss the process for immigration reform, represents a significant shift and suggests a new urgency for Republican leadership. It is a moderately good sign for the prospects of immigration reform in the House

All we ever hear is the ‘reform proponents’ side of things.

Republican leadership prefers to move immigration reform in pieces, rather than a large bill. But that’s pure procedural calculation, since a House-passed bill would have to be meshed with any Senate bill before it is sent to the White House…

A standoff over health care for undocumented immigrants was the final roadblock for House negotiators, but that was settled when Labrador dropped out of the negotiations over the dispute.

“Without any outstanding issues to resolve, our bill is nearly ready,” one Democratic aide familiar with the House discussions said Sunday…

In fact, the conservative Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) has dropped out of the negotiations because he is convinced they are going to give illegal Obama-Care. So it looks like that is a done deal.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, June 10th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Boehner Wants Amnesty Vote Before Aug Recess”

  1. Enthalpy

    When have the promises about amnesty ever been kept? In recent times, never. Does this statement from 1965 ring true? Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA):

    “Out of deference to the critics, I want to comment on … what the bill will not do. First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same … Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset … Contrary to the charges in some quarters, S.500 will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and economically deprived nations of Africa and Asia. In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think. Thirdly, the bill will not permit the entry of subversive persons, criminals, illiterates, or those with contagious disease or serious mental illness. As I noted a moment ago, no immigrant visa will be issued to a person who is likely to become a public charge … the charges I have mentioned are highly emotional, irrational, and with little foundation in fact. They are out of line with the obligations of responsible citizenship. They breed hate of our heritage.”(Senate Part 1, Book 1, pp. 1-3)- VDARE

    Profound changes, intended and unintended, have resulted from immigration and this nonsense from the Gang of 8 will be no different. Our borders are like a sieve and the DHS is not to be trusted.

  2. Noyzmakr

    I’m so sick of people saying these parasites are living in the “shadows”.

    They are not living in any damn shadow. They’re landscaping the yards of the houses they built, plumbed, electrified and painted.

    They are driving drunk on the roads that they paved and repaired.

    They are eating in the restaurants where they cook and clean.

    They are clogging up the hospitals, social services, jails and courtrooms.

    In other words, they are stealing our jobs and what jobs they haven’t stolen they supressed the wages so low no one wants them anymore.

    When I returned to NC to care for my mother, after a career in oil & gas, I wanted to return to carpentry just to have something to do. An occupation that I am still very skilled at. Best offer, $10/hour. I laughed out loud. I made that as a grunt carrying tools and materials in 1980.

    Why was the wage so low? Because the damned illegals would do the work for nearly nothing. No matter they didn’t have the skills, the contractors could hire three or four of them to every one of us and teach them. Even if it took twice as long the profit was still better.

    I say make it illegal to hire an illegal without a work VISA and they will scurry back accross the border without even a shot.

  3. Petronius

    How do they plan to perform background checks on millions of people who are, by definition, “undocumented”?

    And will Big Sis personally administer the millions of English language proficiency tests?

    Or will they turn the job over to a couple of rogue IRS agents in Cincinnati?

    Just asking….

  4. Boehner is the Traitor
    Goldplated, dyed in the wool, Libtard Rubio traitor.
    Tell him I said so.
    Oh, wait, he can read this as I’m typing.


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