Skip to comments.Bipartisan House Group Reaches Preliminary Immigration Deal
Posted on 05/16/2013 10:41:14 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
A bipartisan group in the House working on an overhaul of the nations immigration laws reached a deal in principle Thursday evening, aides said. The group plans to introduce its bill in June.
Details of the compromise were not released, but, much like a bill introduced in the Senate, the House legislation will include a path to legalization for the 11 million undocumented workers already in the country, as well as increased border security measures. The House version, though, is expected to be more conservative in its approach to granting illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, among a number of central issues.
It will most likely include a 15-year path to citizenship, rather than the 13-year path offered in the Senate proposal, as well as requiring illegal immigrants to sign an admission that they had violated United States immigration laws, aides said.
The House group had been meeting and working on a nearly parallel track with a similar bipartisan group in the Senate, which has already introduced legislation that is now before the Senate Judiciary Committee. But until Thursday, the House group had yet to reach an agreement, and earlier this week the Republican members had threatened to walk away and introduce legislation of their own if a compromise could not be reached.
The two-hour meeting Thursday evening, a last-ditch effort to save the legislation, finally produced the agreement in principle.
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These rotten POS’s! Who the hell wants to reward these freakin’ criminals? I really despise Boehner, and Ryan and Rubio for that matter. Their commercials are nauseating. Bob
It's like Mickey Kaus says, immigration kabuki.
Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit
Sickening. Absolutely sickening.
The bastards are plotting to stomp on the fingertips of decent American familis who are desperately clinging to the bowl of the swirling toilet formerly known as “America”. They aim to finish the place off.
With Boehner and the rest of the cowards, it’s all bukkake theater.
Will applicants for amnesty have their names checked against current voter roles to see if they have been voting illegally?
This freakin’ amnesty deal the politicians have cooked up is the part where Uncle Sam puts a pistol to his head and pulls the trigger. NOTHING GOOD is going to come out of this for Americans. Not a damn thing.
I'd take it with a grain of salt for now.
I just gotta know...
You meant “kabuki” and not “bukkake,” right?
Most Freepers won’t know the difference.
The difference is hilarious.
I say “No” “No” “No”.
They must first secure the borders (real security, not virtual) or we will be swarmed and overrun by the entire third world.
And if you are not here legally now, you must leave and re-apply. And if we catch you first, you are permanently excluded from future consideration.
Gang of 8holes.
this is a disaster pure and simple
The RINO-Dem Coalition is strong
Don’t let the scandals suck you in and capture your emotions.
The RINO’S backed by big money like that of the Koch Brothers and others are pushing for an amnesty plan.
W Bush gave us Medicare Part D and signed McCain’s Campaign
Finance Reform (he opposed it in the 2000 election) under the emotional cover of the War on Terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The Stupid Party does it again. What fun to see how hard they are working to obliterate their own party (and conservatism in general in this country). Then again, Reagan gave amnesty and we see how the millions of pro-Government Hispanic newcomers rushed to the Republican Party. Surely that will happen again. Oh, wait...
Didn’t reagan admit it had been a big mistake?
HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That term works, too. But OUR heads are poking through the hole in the table, and those shriveled, old bastards got their pants down, popping blue pills, faces all red, shooting dust in our faces...
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