Skip to comments.Schumer predicts (will organize) mass demonstrations if House blocks path to citizenship
Posted on 06/23/2013 4:26:09 PM PDT by cotton1706
A senior Democratic senator predicted Sunday there could be massive demonstrations in Washington if House Republicans try to block a bill to grant legal status to millions of immigrants.
Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the lead Democratic sponsor of the Senate immigration reform bill, said House Republicans would likely spark massive civil rights rallies if they try to quash measures to create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country.
This has the potential of becoming the next major civil rights movement. I could envision in the late summer or early fall if Boehner tries to bottle the bill up or put something in without a path to citizenship if theres no path to citizenship, theres not a bill but if he tries to bottle it up or do things like that, I could see a million people on the Mall in Washington, Schumer said on CNNs State of the Union.
Schumer said business leaders, evangelical leaders and CEOs of high tech companies would join the public call for action by the House on immigration.
Schumer has counted about 67 votes for the Senate immigration bill and believes close to 70 will support final passage later this week.
I do believe that having a significant number of Republicans will change the dynamic in the House. Individual Congress members from red districts, if they see their senators voted for it and they decide to do the right thing, there will be huge pressure on [Speaker John] Boehner [R-Ohio] not to block immigration reform, said Schumer.
Schumer predicted that Boehner will have to bring legislation very similar to the Senate bill to the House floor, even if a majority of his conference would not support it.
He will have no choice as the pressure mounts over the summer, Schumer added.
He said Boehner would have to abandon the so-called Hastert Rule and bring legislation granting legal status to millions of illegal immigrants even if less than half of the House GOP conference is willing to vote for it.
No amnesty, no peace?
Sounds basically like an extortion attempt.
The government will be giving away the US to any and all illegals that want to come here. Contest will be what to name the new country.
You mean Rubio’s new best friend?
Is that a threat Chuckie?
Bring. It. ON.
He should call Al & Je$$e for help. Oh wait....
“Mass demonstrations” of the left are threats of violence.
Repost but it’s good news
Let the illegals invade the streets and scream demands
I agree. Shoot it down now and let them riot. Washington in rubble. Who cares.
Don't pass GO. Do Not collect possessions, Just wearing the clothes they have on.
Tell Chuck The Schmuck he can join them since he loves them so much.
Schumer has evil eyes.
Block off the rest of his face and just look at his eyes.
Get ready for La Raza to break out the Mexican flags. Or did they learn their lesson the last time illegal aliens mass-marched for citizenship?
Being ILLEGAL already means you are breaking the law and don’t give a fig; so why would they care if they have to bust a few WHITE heads to get what they think they want?
So, Schumer says the “right” thing is to grant amnesty and citizenship. Why is this the “right” thing to do? Why is it the next major civil rights issue? I thought homosexual marriage was the civil rights issue of our time. Why is an immigration policy discussion a matter of “civil rights” for people who are in this country illegally, who by definition do not have the same civil rights as American citizens?
Or do you have to be liberal to understand this reasoning??? Maybe I’m just not with it.
Bring it on!
The last push for Illegal Alien Amnesty brought out all those third world scuzballs....and it got Americans attention. And it help defeat Amnesty.
Evil and stoopid are close but not the same thing. He has stoopid eyes.
That's their talking points "civil rights movement", albeit that the Civil Rights of U.S. Citizens to "be safe in their effects and " homes are shit-canned in the process....we have ILLEGAL PEOPLE in this country, serving in jobs to lower the costs to businesses that donate HEAVILY to the Politician's Campaigns, and in turn the Quid Pro Quo is AMNESTY for their workers, and handouts on top of that from Taxpaying REAL Americans (not Foreign Invaders who broke the Law).
Firing Squads should be being assembled nationwide, to be ready to re-take the USA in the near future, because as long as the money-interests place these ass-kissers in Power, we are stuck in this dismal situation.