Skip to comments.Rep. Bob Goodlatte floats pathway to legalization
Posted on 07/23/2013 7:20:08 AM PDT by onyx
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte recently threw a curveball into the immigration debate by floating what has been anathema to House Republicans a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
The Virginia Republicans idea: legalize the 11 million undocumented immigrants and allow them to apply for citizenship using ways that already exist including marriage to a U.S. citizen or sponsorship by another relative or an employer.
But the chairmans July 11 comments have piqued interest among immigration advocates. Reformers want to hear more about what the powerful chairman is thinking. Many are encouraged that Goodlatte is seeking solutions for undocumented immigrants. But others note that Goodlattes proposal could be legally unworkable.
Are they trying to create space for a Republican version of legalization with a citizenship option for some but not all? Or are they trying to pretend that they want a solution as they gear up to get to no? said Frank Sharry, the executive director of the pro-reform group Americas Voice. I genuinely dont know.
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Agree use laws that already exist.
Change is bad must be punished.
The only legalization I want is for marijuana!
Enforce what’s already on the books.
The problem is not that our immigration laws are bad, we have just about the same laws as every other country
The problem is we did not ENFORCE THEM for 40 years
So... you have whole families here who are technically illegal but Mexico is not and has never been their home.
So, whazt do you do?
I would be for a guest worker REGISTRATION program- everyone working here must register (so we know who the heck is here)
NO CITIZENSHIP- NO VOTING
Then, any employer who hires someone NOT registered (totally illegal) gets MANDATORY 10 year jail term.
That alone would fix all the problems
I agree, no new bills. The thought of “legitimization” of illegal immigrants, is actually a bending of national law.
I would prefer a repeal of any federal law that grants any illegal immigrant ANYTHING.
They do not belong here. They have demonstrated through their own actions, that they are NOT willing to assimilate, at all. They ‘require’ US to bend to their language, their customs and traditions.
I agree with nothing less “than forcing them off the cliffside by bayonet”. No matter where they came FROM, send them back!
BAD Latte . . .
I know of nobody in favor of any reform!
Not a soul.
The “pathway” should lead straight back to Mexico...
Seriously, do you know anyone in favor of pathways to citizenship?
Other nations do not tolerate situations like ours.
I was actually waiting for that!
Sounds like something you get at Starbucks, when the barrista starts slacking off.
I’ll take your word for it!
I haven’t had a sip of coffee since my first several years ago. I hated it.
Sometimes I think the only purpose of these articles is to repeat, over and over, the lie that there are 11 million illegals in this country instead of the 30-40 million that many informed citizens believe are here.
I also resent the use of that newly created number, when we know it’s 30 million or more.
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