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Bipartisan House Group Reaches Preliminary Immigration Deal
New York Times ^ | May 16, 2013, 11:37 pm | ASHLEY PARKER

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 nation’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; boehner; immigration; invasion
Looks like the Eight Cucarachas in the Senate have a friend in John Boehner...
1 posted on 05/16/2013 10:41:14 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

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


2 posted on 05/16/2013 10:53:57 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("You cant hold me. I'm strong, now I'm strong, stronger than your law." Al Stewart "6-30-1934")
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To: alstewartfan
Why do they even bother with this pretense?

It's like Mickey Kaus says, immigration kabuki.

Sickening.

3 posted on 05/16/2013 11:02:03 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: Zhang Fei

Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit


4 posted on 05/16/2013 11:07:49 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Zhang Fei

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.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 11:08:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: OddLane

Precisely.
With Boehner and the rest of the cowards, it’s all bukkake theater.


6 posted on 05/16/2013 11:09:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Zhang Fei

Will applicants for amnesty have their names checked against current voter roles to see if they have been voting illegally?


7 posted on 05/16/2013 11:13:16 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Zhang Fei

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.


8 posted on 05/16/2013 11:13:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: Zhang Fei
Which bipartisan group is this, eh? Do these congressmen have names? Who is the NYT's source?

I'd take it with a grain of salt for now.

9 posted on 05/16/2013 11:20:09 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Lancey Howard

I just gotta know...

You meant “kabuki” and not “bukkake,” right?

Most Freepers won’t know the difference.

The difference is hilarious.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 11:30:59 PM PDT by warchild9
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To: Zhang Fei

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.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 11:38:43 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama abandoned the defenders in Benghazi - They died; he lied.)
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Gang of 8holes.


12 posted on 05/16/2013 11:39:55 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Zhang Fei

this is a disaster pure and simple


13 posted on 05/16/2013 11:40:32 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

National Suicide


14 posted on 05/16/2013 11:59:35 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Zhang Fei

The RINO-Dem Coalition is strong


15 posted on 05/16/2013 11:59:59 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Zhang Fei

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.


16 posted on 05/17/2013 12:07:44 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Zhang Fei

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...


17 posted on 05/17/2013 12:09:27 AM PDT by FenwickBabbitt
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To: FenwickBabbitt

Didn’t reagan admit it had been a big mistake?


18 posted on 05/17/2013 12:13:48 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: warchild9

Thank you.


19 posted on 05/17/2013 12:19:39 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: warchild9

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...


20 posted on 05/17/2013 12:29:21 AM PDT by Captainpaintball (Those who say the Constitution is a "Living, Breathing Document" do so because they want to KILL it.)
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To: alstewartfan
Some of these are trying to say this is “conservative” reform. BS. the IRS shut down the tea party .We would have had a lot more real conservative republicans in Congress if the IRS had not rigged the election of 2012. the commercials are non stop on Rush , Hannity et al. ao ia

We should stop these bills . but what are we doing are we emailing Rush, Hannity etc.,MaLkin etc. are we leading marches to DC against this amnesty bill? are we trying to get the word on on the Internet that this bill must be stopped . I don't see anyone doing much of anything against this.

The R House stopped Bush's Amnesty . If there is a chance to stop this then we have to have an opposition campaign. they are fooled into believing it is conservative immigration reform.it's not . They won't telepathically read our minds.

21 posted on 05/17/2013 1:14:26 AM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS shut down tea party so that Democrats could steal the Senate & Presidency)
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To: Captainpaintball

Ewie.


22 posted on 05/17/2013 1:31:10 AM PDT by warchild9
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To: Lancey Howard

“it’s all bukkake theater”

LOL. I had to look that up.


23 posted on 05/17/2013 1:42:22 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Zhang Fei
It will most likely include a 15-year path to citizenship, rather than the 13-year path offered in the Senate proposal

Suicide by gun vs. suicide by hanging. Big whoop.

24 posted on 05/17/2013 2:03:22 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Zhang Fei

I like to call it the “screw American children out of the ‘American Dream’ act”.


25 posted on 05/17/2013 2:32:59 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: Zhang Fei
Speaker John A. Boehner had talked to the Republican members of the group last week and urged them to produce a bill.

Naturally, Boehner's been lying all along when asked if such a group existed and whether or not they were trying to come up with this proposed bill.

Why Boehner Will Betray His Base on Immigration

26 posted on 05/17/2013 2:41:59 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Zhang Fei

I wonder who the Republican members of this group are.


27 posted on 05/17/2013 2:50:43 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Zhang Fei

BOHICA

Brought to you, courtesy of the GOP

28 posted on 05/17/2013 2:57:59 AM PDT by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: Zhang Fei

In addition to Gutierrez and Becerra, the other Democrats involved in the House group are Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and John Yarmuth (D-Ky.).

On the Republican side are Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson, both from Texas; Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.); and Raul Labrador (R-Idaho).


29 posted on 05/17/2013 3:19:01 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: warchild9

The GOP does kabuki while America is getting bukake... that is what’s happening


30 posted on 05/17/2013 3:40:16 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Bob, carol, ted, and alice, nuff sed!


31 posted on 05/17/2013 3:52:25 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Zhang Fei
This whole amnesty deal is more damaging to our sovereignty than IRS or Benghazi. With this action the Libs are pretty much guaranteed a majority of power for next decade at least.

My opinion is, the purpose of the amnesty is to get a new generation of Lib voters.

So much for jobs. who you gonna hire? 6-8.00(?)/ hr person or a citizen expecting 9-15.00/ hr ????

32 posted on 05/17/2013 3:59:41 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: Zhang Fei

What’s scary is not only is this legalizing 30 million illegals, plus adding 60 million of their kin by chain migration, but even the fig leaf of border and enforcement laws that it is wrapped with will be no more enforced than our current ones.

With all thhe scandal distractions, this, which is truly criminal, is moving ahead under the radar.


33 posted on 05/17/2013 4:07:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Zhang Fei

What’s scary is not only is this legalizing 30 million illegals, plus adding 60 million of their kin by chain migration, but even the fig leaf of border and enforcement laws that it is wrapped with will be no more enforced than our current ones.

With all thhe scandal distractions, this, which is truly criminal, is moving ahead under the radar.


34 posted on 05/17/2013 4:08:00 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Zhang Fei

I’m assuming “bi-partisan group” means two rats and one RINO. How does that equate to the House backing amnesty for illegals?


35 posted on 05/17/2013 4:20:37 AM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: warchild9

As one who knows the difference, I would say there isn’t a helluva lot of difference. Either will suffice for the scum that is selling us out.


36 posted on 05/17/2013 4:28:57 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Zhang Fei

Headline: “Bipartisan House Group Reaches Preliminary Immigration Deal”

Today’s D.C. interpretation of “Bipartisan” = Repubs gave, and Dems took.


37 posted on 05/17/2013 5:09:49 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
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To: Zhang Fei

The government has been pushing the lie that there are only 11 million illegals here. Ten years ago they said it was 12 million and growing by one million a year. The real number is probably closer to 25 million and growing every day.

Now the Gang Of Eight want to offer some sort of amnesty (or whatever word they currently use to pretend it’s not amnesty) to the 11 million illegals they claim are here.

If you want to test how confident they are of that number being correct, just demand that they limit any proposals for amnesty or legalized status to the 11 million they claim are here.

Then watch them start scuffing in the dirt and slinking away like the lying rats they really are


38 posted on 05/17/2013 5:54:44 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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39 posted on 05/17/2013 6:14:08 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Zhang Fei

Is the federal government even pursuing so much as ONE of its constitutionally-mandated obligations?


40 posted on 05/17/2013 11:07:36 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Bipartisan = Some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.

-George Carlin


41 posted on 05/17/2013 11:08:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: warchild9

Yes it is hillarious.


42 posted on 05/17/2013 11:31:55 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SeminoleCounty
That's it!

43 posted on 05/17/2013 11:33:01 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: b4its2late

If you think that mixup was funny, you should see some of the Freepmail I’ve received. I wish I could publish some of it, but the mods would go berserk.


44 posted on 05/17/2013 1:32:20 PM PDT by warchild9
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