Skip to comments.1,500 Page Immigration Bill to Drop One Day Before Only Hearing?
Posted on 04/13/2013 3:00:16 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot
According to an ABC News report, senators from the bipartisan Gang of Eight pushing immigration reform are expected to drop their bill, estimated at around 1,500 pages, on Tuesday, mere hours before the only scheduled Senate hearing on the topic.
A bipartisan group of senators plans to introduce its long-awaited immigration bill on Tuesday, Senate sources confirmed to ABC News, Jim Avila and Jordan Fabian wrote on Friday. Four Democrats and four Republicans, known as the 'Gang of Eight,' wrapped up months of hard-fought negotiations this week and will put forth a bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
If the Senators actually do wait until Tuesday to roll out their lengthy proposed overhaul of the U.S. immigration system, that will give members of the Senate Judiciary Committee less than a full day to read it before the only Senate hearing on the topic. Despite ardent pleas from Senate conservatives, including ranking Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committees chairman, Sen. Pat Leahy, has only agreed to one hearing on the legislation.
Leahy scheduled that single hearing for Wednesday at 2:30 PM, and the hearings sole scheduled witness is Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Napolitano would have less than a full day to read the bill she is scheduled to testify about.
Gang of Eight member Marco Rubio (R-FL) has said he supports multiple hearings and an open and transparent immigration reform process, but his actions do not necessarily back his words. He has not pushed Leahy to force multiple hearings; he appears content with the single hearing Leahy has scheduled on the issue and now appears to be backing down from his demand for multiple hearings.
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This is a lawless land, starting from the very top.
I strongly oppose how this is being done.
Block it GOP.
“We’ve got to pass it to find out what’s in it.” The Mexican Nationals must have received their copies quite some time ago judging from the current stampede across the border into America. Time to whack the Big Pinata.
No fence no amnesty. Period. Stop.
More reasons to march onto DC ......
Sign the bill so you can find out what was in it.
Obama lied about TRANSPARENCY. He’s nothing but a Chicago THUG and a Hawaiian BASTARD.
Don’t they work for us? This cannot be legal.
If I were a liberal in 2013, I’d be wiping my ass with everyone too.
The idiots keep voting for these guys.
So I’d be laughing too. :)
I strongly oppose how it is being done and that it is being done at all.
Fence. No amnesty. Period. Stop.
Boner has already said he’ll align with the house RATS to pass the Senate amnesty bill. No conferences. Nothing.
GOP can't wait to bend backwards to 'welcome the illegals', you know, big tent and such.
The Obamacare procedure is now the norm. All we need is SCOTUS to tell us it is Constitutional. WE ARE DONE.
What can we do?
Move to Australia.
If the Senators actually do wait until Tuesday to roll out their lengthy proposed overhaul of the U.S. immigration system, that will give members of the Senate Judiciary Committee less than a full day to read it before the only Senate hearing on the topic. Despite ardent pleas from Senate conservatives, including ranking Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committees chairman, Sen. Pat Leahy, has only agreed to one hearing on the legislation. Leahy scheduled that single hearing for Wednesday at 2:30 PM, and the hearings sole scheduled witness is Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Napolitano would have less than a full day to read the bill she is scheduled to testify about.
Welcome to the new normal.
Where the Ruling Class crafts in secret, laws that they will pass before anyone reads them, because we ‘little people’ do not know what is best for us.
We are waaaay past the awkward stage folks. Too bad most of us are plagued with Normalcy Bias.
Maybe we will wake up one day when we are standing over a mass grave, naked with our backs to our oppressors.
But of course by then, it will be too late.
Such is the legacy of human history.
The only way they can know what is in a bill is to pass it.
It's the law.
The line has been drawn so many times, and we keep letting them cross it, and then moving it back a foot.
America will die with a whimper, unless we can get some truthful, God fearing men that want America to succeed in Congress, and the White House.
There is also another way. But it is much harder, and the cost great.
OK but first plan: start bringing American jobs back home from China.
START by bringing American jobs home.
No. We will not go quietly on this one! Stop drafting legislation in secret and stop making legislation with 1500 pages that no one will read before voting on it.
House republicans better stop this or they are through.
those bankers must be really desperate now that the gov has taken over their business.
was this a babes, boats, and booze negotiation like the senate gun control bill?
That will never happen, businesses do whats best for them, and they can operate cheaper in other countries. Unless we can deregulate, let the market decide what to pay American workers, let businesses set up and start competing without all the red tape and BS, get rid of minimum wage, make it a GOOD business decision to set up in America.
Marco Rubio: Hispanic Racist
We could have control over immigration if we would only enforce the existing laws. Of course, we know that BOTH parties are pushing to legalize the estimated 22 - 24 million illegal invaders in hopes of creating a permanent voting bloc that will keep them in office forever. And, we know how this will turn out for the delusional GOP-e.
The rest of us will simply have yto learn the language du jour since English in America is on the endangered language list.
For me, I’m tired of feeling like a foreigner in my own country.
The message from your congressperson: Constitution? We don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution. Rules? Rules are so then. Oaths? We don’t need no stinkin’ oaths. Now shut up and get to work and pay your taxes, you unclean oaf.
I was watching this episode of the Shark Tank awhile back. This guy had a great fits all structure for back of pick up trucks, to load things onto.
He refused to produce his product overseas, he was a Christian man, and stated that he wanted to set up in his home town to create jobs.
The investors told him no, unless he would agree to produce overseas. Screw the American worker. Let Americans buy the product, but they can’t reap the benefits of a few hundred jobs.
American workers are being raped by the market in other countries.
So far, only America is disarming.
China is ramping up big-time, but so is every other country. We are the only country shrinking.
The reason of course is, we never had to worry about jobs before. Now we are having bigger, and bigger problem with that. Unemployment, and buying imports. Trade deficits. All of that.
I say this is a real issue.
How we solve it, I won’t say. But our party needs to get with it, or the Dems will solve it.
I much, much, much prefer the GOP bring back US jobs.
Short of a big war that demands mass production in America, or a HUGE change in business regulation, and disembowelment of state and fed gov, I don’t see it happening.
Obama and gang have appointed so many corrupt and America hating selfish men and women to the top tiers, that it’s going to take years to undo all the BS.
It really does go all the way to the top, and everyone is an accomplice to it. There are a few exceptions, of course. But overall everyone is allowing the current admin to get away with almost whatever they want. The will of the people is irrelevant, and the few strong American loving men in power have few allies.
I can’t understand how the corruption has gotten so bad, I try to wrap it around in my mind. Why the MSM and Congress are not holding each other accountable, and how in the hell we have so many anti-American, anti-freedom people spinning everything to their advantage. It disgusts me, I’ve come to the conclusion that it all has to do with the money. Perhaps it’s incompetence, or design. But I know one thing for sure, many good men are just turning a blind eye.
Well I don’t see it (not) happening. One of us is wrong.
We are now at the point where China exports more than America.
China is growing. America is shrinking.
I don’t see how one cannot bring American jobs home. I just don’t see it. Either American jobs come home, or America is finished.
I don’t see America collapsing. I think we will rebound.
But the way to do so is for REPUBLICANS to lead.
I agree, it needs to happen one way or the other.
Businesses need to take the profit cuts and bring our manufacturing home now. In droves. It’s just now with Obamacare, businesses have many reasons NOT to come back, unless they are willing to take the cuts in profits.
I don’t trust the Republicans, but I trust them more than the Democrats.
He’s neither. He’s our Chavez. On your knees knave.
The opposition has been bribed and blackmailed with sex and drugs. The thugocracy has absolute power.
That guy on “Shark Tank”.....the man who had the structure that converts the back of pick up trucks to make it easier to load things.....he appeared on a segment of ABC World News Tonight....the “Made in America” segment.
An American businessman say that segment, and now the gentleman who appeared on “Shark Tank” is happily and successfully manufacturing his product right here in the U.S. of A.
I would like to ask one politician in D.C. why he fears obama so much.
Correction....”An American businessman SAW that segment....”
Wishful thinking, by the time this is over, you’ll be happy to know someone who can plant a garden. In fact, your life may depend on it.
Good question. It doesn't seem like our elected representatives ever listen to us. The usual threat of voting them out simply does not work any more.
Tea Party march of 2009 gave the Repub ONE LAST CHANCE to right the ship, and look at what happened. DC Insiders treated it as a good-fortune deliverance that fell into their laps, and proceeded business as usual (if not worse than usual).
To me, it is clear (call me paranoid or a conspiracy nut) -
Some unidentified someone(s) know a portion of Americans will not submit quietly, so they (I'll use plural) purposely herd the general public and push us towards a confrontation, for reasons unknown. And they rather see the open flash point sooner than later.
The GOP leadership could NOT stop a common bowel movement...
Well, let’s see how we can stop the Nazis from flooding the country with 30 IQ morons from Central America. I know!
As conservatives, let’s get off our fat, lazy butts and elect a Constitutional sheriff, kinda like Sheriff Arpaio in Arizona. To accomplish that means organizing and electing a leader to run for the county sheriff office in your counties.
It will take great sacrifice, such as not barbecuing ribs every night, putting down the paint brush and stop remodeling your stupid kitchen, and, most of all , stop worshipping your god mammon.
Think of it as for the children, yours specifically.
Give it a shot and see what happens. This is simple: continue remodeling your kitchen and become a slave, or get your a$$ on the line and elect a sheriff who will protect you from the federal fascists.