Skip to comments.Becerra: House Immigration Reform Bill "Includes a Pathway to Citizenship"
Posted on 07/13/2013 4:49:50 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
"The bipartisan group is working on approval of this measure, which will touch upon all necessary aspects to deliver a healthy, sensible and comprehensive immigration reform," Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) said in a Spanish-language interview that will air on Univision's Al Punto. "I'm telling you directly, it includes a pathway to citizenship."
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Not so fsst! Becerra's "Gang of 7" includes 3 GOP House members: John Carter (TX), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL), and Sam Johnson (TX). Now let's give those three the benefit of the doubt for a moment, and say they Becerra's statement was based on a misunderstanding, and they are not going to vote for such a thing. In that case, they should not want to be in a group which includea an irresponsible Becerra shooting off his mouth.
House path-to-citizenship ping.
“Are they going to advocate for what’s best for the country or what’s best for their party?” he asked. “If [so], we’ll have immigration reform. If they decide to do what some anti-immigrant Republicans are asking, then we’ll have to restart the tussle.”
Thi9s is rich! When was the last time the democrats advocated for what was best for America? Why don’t the dems give these people a path to citizenship to the only countries they hold allegiance to, Mexico, Guatemala, San Salvador,Honduras...
House path-to-citizenship ping.
Sounds like GWB. If you opposed amnesty in 2007 you didn't want to do "what's best for the country."
Where's the fence?
Enforce Existing Law
As long as the path for illegals includes a jump over a high barbed wire fence and a walk through a minefield, I’m all for that path. The new hires for our border patrol should have had some East German border guard background or at least be trained in the same methods.
Why do we need to give them another law to cherry-pick and selectively enforce?
Exactly, secure the border first, then deal with the illegals in the country. My feeling is that if they were young children with no choice in being brought to America, give them a path to citizenship. As for those who knowingly violated our laws and Sovereignty, NO CITIZENSHIP EVER! Let them have Resident Alien Status but no right to vote.
Of the people who reside here illegally, it is being generous to allow them to stay and to enjoy the benefits we allow them to have. But we DO NOT OWE THEM CITIZENSHIP. Indeed it is a GRAVE MISTAKE to give it out so cheaply.
Deport on contact with LEO.
The trouble with that plan is that if you give those brought here as children citizenship, they will apply for citizenship for their families, including " those who knowingly violated our laws and Sovereignty."
How about just legal status for the first group. But even then it's diabolically tricky. Dems and cowardly Rs are unlikely to vote for a bill that excludes those who came here as children but became criminals.
If 11 million ( or 20, or 30 million) of these illegals will improve the economy so much, let’s send them back so they can improve the economy in central and south America!!!!
Let’s send these 11 million Mack to Mexico so they can improve the Mexican economy!!
Oh look! More Lesser evil!
Well that’s ok. Half of ‘conservatives will immediately demand we support this since they so love lesser evil. And will call us traitorous drunks and other wonderful things if we dare complain.
Because they want it. They must since every time someone mentions not supporting the GOP and ensuring more of it, they fly out of the woodwork screaming. See many FR threads for proof.
Thanks so much for the ping.
These b#stards can’t help themselves.
Blast away on the phones and email.
Our Republic is dependent upon us.
The size and scope of legal immigration is just as big a problem as the size and scope of illegal immigration.
Along with building a proper fence (like Israel did) real reform starts with a return to pre-1965 immigration.
Wrong answer. Since when do children get rewarded by keeping what their parents steal for them? Deport them, never to return to the US again, unless they get in line from their homelands, their opportunities come up AND they pay back every damn cent of benefits including education their parents stole for them.
How can they start a pathway to citizenship based on their parents being invaders? They should hang their heads in shame.