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Kingston on Immigration: House Unlikely to consider Senate Bill
WSAV (GA) ^ | Jun 24, 2013 | JoAnn Merrigan

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigration; jackkingston
It would be poetic justice. Plenty of House bills went nowhere in the Senate.

Let Chuck U threaten demonstrations. They're going to be in states with the illegals which are mostly already controlled by rats.

It depends on whether Boehner wants to keep his job. Drat!

1 posted on 06/24/2013 10:06:09 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

It can only be hoped that Boehner has the defining moment of courage in his career and stops this abomination.


2 posted on 06/24/2013 10:14:10 PM PDT by allendale
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To: neverdem

Rubio, Oh Rubio,

Why have you crossed that line?


3 posted on 06/24/2013 10:22:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: neverdem

The only pathway is back to your home country.

Then you get in line.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 10:25:02 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: neverdem

I’m sure Amnesty will die: just like Obamacare. :)


5 posted on 06/24/2013 10:34:36 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: Tzimisce

You’re always so optimistic!


6 posted on 06/24/2013 11:00:30 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: allendale

Not that I have high hopes for the crybaby, but it would be awesome if he walked out to the mike waving the bill and said “Hey, I’m sorry about telling you to send this over, but I thought it was the budget bill. That is the next and only thing we are doing in the House right now.”


7 posted on 06/24/2013 11:19:36 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: neverdem

Goodies for illegals is redistribution of wealth. PERIOD. A border fence Bill WITHOUT ANY AMNESTY WHATSOEVER is the ONLY good Bill! The only ‘REFORM’ we need is a president ENFORCING EXISTING IMMIGRATION LAWS INSTEAD OF OVERTURNING THEM TO CREATE THIS MESS.


8 posted on 06/24/2013 11:21:26 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Ray76
The only pathway is back to your home country.

Then you just freaking stay there.

9 posted on 06/24/2013 11:22:19 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: neverdem

They won’t consider the Senate Bill, but that doesn’t mean they won’t come up with one of their own. That would spell doom if they pass any kind of immigration bill, no matter how good it is.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 11:35:50 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

“Goodies for illegals is redistribution of wealth.”

Agree but it also involves a massive redistribution of peoples. The CIA/NSA did immigration and economic trends up to 2015 - don’t have the link - but should be easy to find. I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t match what we’re currently doing.


11 posted on 06/24/2013 11:44:20 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: neverdem

#AyotteisPelosi


12 posted on 06/24/2013 11:48:43 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: wardaddy; Joe Brower; Cannoneer No. 4; Criminal Number 18F; Dan from Michigan; Eaker; Jeff Head; ...
They voted for amnesty when our workforce participation rate is still in the toilet!

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13 posted on 06/24/2013 11:57:01 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

The problem is: Jack Kingston is not in the House leadership. And he is just 1 of 435 members, if Boehner, as expected, drops the Hastert rule for post-conference immigration bill vote.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 12:02:37 AM PDT by montag813
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To: neverdem

The Titanic just hit an iceberg.

I’m sure someone will save us. :)


15 posted on 06/25/2013 12:19:17 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: neverdem
The pink tie, crybaby must be made to understand, without question, that the survival of the Republican Party depends on this issue. Not down the road but now.

If he puts through a bill that has "a pathway to citizenship" or legalization of status for illegals the base will leave the party.

I, and I believe most FReepers are more concerned with the survival of the Republic than the Republican Party.

16 posted on 06/25/2013 12:32:47 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: neverdem
The pink tie, crybaby must be made to understand, without question, that the survival of the Republican Party depends on this issue. Not down the road but now.

If he puts through a bill that has "a pathway to citizenship" or legalization of status for illegals the base will leave the party.

I, and I believe most FReepers are more concerned with the survival of the Republic than the Republican Party.

17 posted on 06/25/2013 12:32:50 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: neverdem

Looks like Kirk has flip-flopped in the last 10 days:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/15/Mark-Kirk-Kept-Campaign-Promise-by-Voting-Against-Immigration-Debate


18 posted on 06/25/2013 2:03:57 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: neverdem

Looks like Wicker has completely reversed himself from his campaign position. Could he be primaried now?

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/15/Mark-Kirk-Kept-Campaign-Promise-by-Voting-Against-Immigration-Debate


19 posted on 06/25/2013 2:06:34 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: neverdem

This is still Amnesty....anything that does not deport illegal aliens is Amnesty

Kingston is Amnesty Liberal.....legalization of illegal aliens is Amnesty


20 posted on 06/25/2013 2:21:05 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: neverdem

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.


21 posted on 06/25/2013 3:31:18 AM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks neverdem.

Time’s Up. Immigration Won’t Pass This Year
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3035089/posts


22 posted on 06/25/2013 4:00:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 5:26:41 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: neverdem

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


24 posted on 06/25/2013 6:23:49 AM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: itsahoot

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”.


25 posted on 06/25/2013 10:50:34 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: itsahoot
Yes, there is no amount of "borer security" will be enough to justify amnesty in any bill they could come up with.

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.

26 posted on 06/25/2013 11:39:39 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Rephrasing - no amount of “border security” is enough to justify amnesty in any bill they could come up with.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 11:40:26 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

I could write a bill in two lines that would solve the problem.

1. Enforce current immigration laws on the books.

2. Deport illegals.


28 posted on 06/25/2013 12:15:05 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: neverdem

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.


29 posted on 06/25/2013 4:39:24 PM PDT by capitoltex
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


30 posted on 06/25/2013 7:44:56 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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