Skip to comments.House Leader Boehner Refuses to Rule Out Immigration Deal With Senate [Rep.Hayworth No To Shamnesty]
Posted on 09/11/2006 8:46:31 AM PDT by conservativecorner
House Majority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) last week would not rule out passing a comprehensive immigration bill before Congress recesses for the mid-term elections.
When a reporter asked him if it was realistic to assume Congress would not pass such a bill in the limited time left on the legislative calendar, he replied, That is not fair.
Boehner said that conversations about the overall bill, the larger bill, are going to continue, but suggested alternative methods to secure the border were being planned.
You will see us, I think, again this month, move to include additional money for fencing on the border, more money for agents on the border and more money for surveillance on the border, he said.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (Tenn.) echoed Boehners remarks. Frist said, Through the Defense appropriation bill and the Homeland Security appropriation bill, we will put heavy resources on making our borders secure. We need to aggressively, through legislation and through appropriations, secure our borders,
Over the August recess, the Congressional Budget Office quietly released a report that estimated the total cost to taxpayers of the immigration bill that passed the Senate would be $127 billion over the next decade.
When I asked if that was an acceptable cost, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said, One of the alternative proposals of our colleagues on the Republican side is to put 11 million people in jail.Who wants to pay for that? What does that get? I dont know specifically how they allocated the costs or their priorities of the bill that may or may not be judged as a good investment, but let me say that the alternative is far more costly.
Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R.-Ariz.) said passing a bill could be possible if it focused on enforcement alone. No if, ands or buts he said, and certainly no add-ons from the comprehensive camp.
Rep. Steve King (R.-Iowa) said he would welcome appropriations funding for border security but that hed rather see stand-alone legislation. Mr. Pence is not going to get his Ellis Island kiosks this year, he said, referring to the immigration plan being pushed by Rep. Mike Pence (R.-Ind.) that mandates immigrants visit foreign Ellis Island Centers to apply for citizenship.So why dont we do what we all agree needs to be done and lets be done, said King.That is to shut off the four million people a year pouring across our Southern border and then take up the debate in January.
If by November 8 the Southern border is not secured, King advised voters to look at the voting records of the candidates on the ballot. If they support House enforcement then stand with them because they are for controlling our borders. If they voted against it, brand them with the scarlet letter A for amnesty and vote accordingly.
At this late stage of the election game, if Boehner still doesn't "get it".
He'll "get it" election day.
Give it up guys. American citizens are the ones who will get screwed.......as usual.
Most of our elected representatives are dumber than a doorknob.
Pelosi will do anything she can to get her lawn mowed cheap, and have a hairdresser on call (little good that it does her).
So, what does your comment say about the boobs that elected them?
just a guess. the lawn looks better than the hair. try mowing the head.
Not likely. He is in one of the safest districts imaginable. I really doubt that he has serious opposition.
Did you figure it out? ;)
She needs the illegal aliens for her upscale resort too. That place should be raided by ICE.
Winning the War on Terrorism is the only issue this fall. And, the Rats aren`t going to do it and we all know that. The illegals are the second issue and it is a crime that so many of those that post hereare so hung up on the illegals that they will stay home thus allowing the Rats to win. Of course, when that happens, both the terrorists and the illegals win and, for sure, we will all loss.
Well are we supposed to ignore the fact that terrorists are crossing our southern border?
It's kind of funny that this article is about 2 of the highest ranking pubbies making noises about amnesty, and you bring up Pelosi.
Boehnert and Frist apparently like their cheap help as well.
Vote for the Rats, they will stop them!
One of the ways we could get rid of these upper-class riff-raff is to open up the political process to the common man ~ the guy without a lot of money or a really high paying occupation as a lawyer or doctor.
First, we should allow groups to pool money to pay for campaigns. We could call them "political get-downs" or something.
Explosive laughter. Keyboard destroying spew. Followed by deep sadness for the state of elected representatives, and their enablers.