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Rep. Bob Goodlatte floats pathway to legalization
politico ^ | 7/23/13 4:57 AM EDT | SEUNG MIN KIM | 7/23/13 4:57 AM EDT

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 Republican’s 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 chairman’s 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 Goodlatte’s 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 America’s Voice. “I genuinely don’t know.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; aliens; bobgoodlatte; goodlatte; illegals; pathway; randsconcerntrolls; ushouse; virginia
NO NEW BILLS!
1 posted on 07/23/2013 7:20:08 AM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx

Agree use laws that already exist.
Change is bad must be punished.


2 posted on 07/23/2013 7:24:24 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: onyx
NO NEW BILLS.

The United States Congress needs to stop worrying about citizens of OTHER NATIONS and attend to the Obama caused disasters in our country. I know of no one that is clamoring to LEGALIZING ILLEGALS. End of Rant.
3 posted on 07/23/2013 7:24:27 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: onyx
Rep. Bob Goodlatte floats pathway to legalization

The only legalization I want is for marijuana!

4 posted on 07/23/2013 7:25:06 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: onyx

I agree.
Enforce what’s already on the books.


5 posted on 07/23/2013 7:25:27 AM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: onyx

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


6 posted on 07/23/2013 7:25:36 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: onyx

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!


7 posted on 07/23/2013 7:27:35 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: onyx

BAD Latte . . .


8 posted on 07/23/2013 7:30:44 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: Cheerio; Vaduz

I know of nobody in favor of any reform!
Not a soul.


9 posted on 07/23/2013 7:33:13 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

The “pathway” should lead straight back to Mexico...


10 posted on 07/23/2013 7:33:21 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: glorgau

ROTFL.


11 posted on 07/23/2013 7:33:27 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Clyde5445

Seriously, do you know anyone in favor of pathways to citizenship?


12 posted on 07/23/2013 7:34:11 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Mr. K

Exactly so!


13 posted on 07/23/2013 7:34:38 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Terry L Smith

Right on.

Other nations do not tolerate situations like ours.


14 posted on 07/23/2013 7:35:22 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Precisely right.


15 posted on 07/23/2013 7:35:42 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

LOL.
I was actually waiting for that!
^5


16 posted on 07/23/2013 7:36:13 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Sounds like something you get at Starbucks, when the barrista starts slacking off.


17 posted on 07/23/2013 7:38:20 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’ll take your word for it!
I haven’t had a sip of coffee since my first several years ago. I hated it.


18 posted on 07/23/2013 7:41:47 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

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.


19 posted on 07/23/2013 7:49:28 AM PDT by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: Piranha

Great point.
I also resent the use of that newly created number, when we know it’s 30 million or more.


20 posted on 07/23/2013 7:51:31 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

NO.

What I what to know is if Jonny B. values his Speakership because; if they pass any form of pathway to citizenship, we will have a new speaker.


21 posted on 07/23/2013 7:52:17 AM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: Clyde5445

You’re right, and likely Nancy Pelosi.


22 posted on 07/23/2013 7:54:00 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

My local news covered the meeting this moron had with his constituents. Some bused-in Mexican girl stood up and turned on the tears, sniveling that her people needed immigration reform so that they could “live a better life.”

Goodlatte just stood there with a stupid expression on his face, and the other constituents APPLAUDED her. That applause, coming from fellow central Virginians in this solidly red area of the state, made me ill.


23 posted on 07/23/2013 7:55:20 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: onyx

“likely Nancy Pelosi”

Thats for that, now I need a black out. :)


24 posted on 07/23/2013 7:57:51 AM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: CatherineofAragon

UGH. That’s sick-ken-ning. Americans had better wise up fast. Our country is about to be handed over to foreigners who don’t give a damn about our Founders or our Constitution. We already have more than enough home grown, useless, lazy, idiots living off the labor and wealth created by others.


25 posted on 07/23/2013 7:59:20 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Clyde5445

:)
Right.


26 posted on 07/23/2013 7:59:50 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

I really don’t understand how people can be so blind. The folks in that room were all middle-aged and older (well, from what I saw, anyway). They didn’t look stupid. I’m at a loss to explain it.


27 posted on 07/23/2013 8:04:53 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: onyx

Later good lady. I’m off to eat and such.


28 posted on 07/23/2013 8:05:27 AM PDT by Clyde5445
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To: onyx

use laws that already exist

What part did you miss?.


29 posted on 07/23/2013 8:15:16 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Mr. K
The problem is we did not ENFORCE THEM for 40 years

Not totally true. I remember in the late 1980s having to wait forever for a meal at my favorite Mexican restaurant because the INS had been around that morning and 3/4 of the staff were sent home. TRUE they were felons to being with by hiring these illegals (pre e-verify), but the INS was doing some enforcement back then.
30 posted on 07/23/2013 8:31:12 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

SOME enforcement, but not 100% - I knew illegals from living in Tucson, AZ. I volunteered to teach them at a high school class. Their parents lived here AND their grandparents.


31 posted on 07/23/2013 8:32:53 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: onyx

I like Greg Gutfeld’s idea: Send the illegals to Detroit and let them rebuild the city.


32 posted on 07/23/2013 8:38:39 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: CatherineofAragon

...fellow central Virginians in this solidly red area of the state....

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Can you be sure they weren’t brought in, as well?


33 posted on 07/23/2013 9:02:09 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: onyx

In related news, citizens begin to float the idea of a primary race...


34 posted on 07/23/2013 9:07:23 AM PDT by JOAT
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To: glorgau

The insider politicians are determined to shove this down our throats.....


35 posted on 07/23/2013 9:23:59 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: onyx

Anything that does not deport illegal aliens is Amnesty

This is just more Amnesty


36 posted on 07/23/2013 9:30:44 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Take a Stand, Take a Stand, Take a Stand Against The Black Ku Klux Klan)
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To: Bigg Red
"Can you be sure they weren’t brought in, as well?"

Good point, and no, I cannot. In fact, I hope they were; the alternative is confounding.

37 posted on 07/23/2013 9:40:44 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Perhaps those people were brought in with her?


38 posted on 07/23/2013 11:37:40 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

” I know of nobody in favor of any reform!
Not a soul.”

I know 2. ....out of many hundreds.


39 posted on 07/23/2013 11:39:14 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: onyx
"Perhaps those people were brought in with her?"

I think it's possible.

Here's my local paper's account of the meeting. Goodlatte is a true RINO squish.

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/article_5c1ed438-e397-11e2-9897-001a4bcf6878.html

40 posted on 07/23/2013 12:29:31 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: onyx

Grrr...

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/article_5c1ed438-e397-11e2-9897-001a4bcf6878.html


41 posted on 07/23/2013 12:30:09 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Clyde5445; onyx

“What I what to know is if Jonny B. values his Speakership because; if they pass any form of pathway to citizenship, we will have a new speaker.”

We don’t have time to worry about a new speaker. We need to scare this one!


42 posted on 07/23/2013 12:53:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

In fact, I hope they were; the alternative is confounding.

&&&
I hope that is the explanation. But your area might be the victim of progs retiring there and bringing their troubling views with them.

I live on the Eastern Shore of MD, near a small town that has always been mostly conservative. But, now, they are being inundated with new residents who are progs from the Philthadelphia area and trying to change things to their way.


43 posted on 07/23/2013 1:21:47 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Bigg Red
"I live on the Eastern Shore of MD, near a small town that has always been mostly conservative. But, now, they are being inundated with new residents who are progs from the Philthadelphia area and trying to change things to their way."

Liberals from the Northeast have helped changed Virginia from a red state to a blue one. The northern part of the state is completely overrun. Here in the central area, we're stubbornly holding our own, but I wonder for how long.

"Philthadelphia"......LOL.

44 posted on 07/23/2013 6:01:29 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Good luck to you in withstanding the progressive onslaught on Virginia. Washington and Jefferson must be rolling in their graves in your beautiful state.

BTW, I can’t take credit for “Philthadelphia”. It’s a beautiful city, but the prog policies have brought the “philth”.


45 posted on 07/24/2013 5:20:56 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: glorgau

Bob (not so) Goodlatte is against that!


46 posted on 07/24/2013 3:12:13 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: onyx; CatherineofAragon

Goodlatte, Cantor, and Bonehead are playing right into their hands.


47 posted on 07/24/2013 3:15:10 PM PDT by GunsareOK
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To: Bigg Red

Thank you, Bigg Red. I really appreciate that. I dearly love my state, but it’s turning into something I don’t recognize.

“Philth” follows those locusts wherever they go.


48 posted on 07/24/2013 5:37:24 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: GunsareOK

Oh, Cantor...! I can’t stand the sound of his voice anymore. He gets switched off the TV screen as fast as Obama in this house.


49 posted on 07/24/2013 5:38:16 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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