Skip to comments.Kingston on Immigration: House Unlikely to consider Senate Bill
Posted on 06/24/2013 10:06:09 PM PDT by neverdem
Congressman Jack Kingston says he still believes immigration reform is important but doubts that House republicans will ever consider a bill from the Senate. "The Senate bill does not have enough border security measures," says Kingston. "Right now border security is a joke."
Kingston says he would vote for border security, an electronic verification system that would help keep track of the status of current immigrants and for some measure that would be a "pathway to legalization." Kingston says that is legalization, not automatically a pathway citizenship.
He says legalization would be a way to provide such things as a guest worker program. Kingston, who is currently running for U.S. Senate believes immigration reform is still important, but believes many of his constituents in Georgia's 1st district want what Kingston calls reasonable reform. "I think immigration is such a hot issue right now because a lot of people look at the current system and just see what's wrong with the government, how it can't enforce the laws it has on the books for one thing," Kingston told News 3.
Companies can’t export jobs anymore without taking flack for it so the next best thing is importing workers.
And they’re going to do it.
Times Up. Immigration Won’t Pass This Year
The only pathway is back to your home country.
Then you just freaking stay there.
And fight for whatever it is you want in your own home country. Not be cowards that come here and steal from those who worked and fought for what they have.
I have ZERO respect for these moochers and never will.
I say we mount a huge campaign and POUND on Boehner ... maybe he’ll quit under pressure. This would throw the whole immigration thing into complete chaos. No legislative action until a new speaker gets settled in. And work to get a new speaker who will listen to conservatives
Last night on Hugh Hewitt’s show, the host asked the guest “What should the House do? Should it do an immigration bill of its own - or should it just ignore the Senate bill?”
The guest responded by saying that if the House passes a bill, the House leadership will appoint conferees who, in conjunction with the Senate conferess, will water down any bill coming out of the House.
The guest said it’d be better if the House simply said “We’re not gonna pass any immigration bill this year”.
Because all of the border security in the world is utterly worthless if congress lacks the will to implement it and the DOJ refuses to enforce it.
Rephrasing - no amount of “border security” is enough to justify amnesty in any bill they could come up with.
I could write a bill in two lines that would solve the problem.
1. Enforce current immigration laws on the books.
2. Deport illegals.
It doesn’t matter if the House doesn’t consider the Senate version.
The end game for amnesty proponents is to have the House pass something (anything) and then have House and Senate-appointed conferees hammer out something in conference committee behind closed doors between the House and Senate and then pass the compromise in both chambers.
It’s very important that nothing passes the House or the genie’s out of the bottle.
Thanks for the ping!