Skip to comments.Why Are Republicans Bent on Pushing Amnesty Now?
Posted on 07/24/2013 3:59:19 AM PDT by iowamark
I understand what you are thinking. If you are watching the political process, you are probably thinking, as a sane person, that Republicans would completely ignore amnesty and focus on whats important. After all, the country is focused on other trivial news, summer vacations, and the scandals. After August, the main fights will be over funding Obamacare, the budget, and the debt ceiling.
So why on earth would Republicans push for amnesty, especially after the Senate bill has been ridiculed and repudiated? Why would they bail out Obama at his weakest moment? Why would they agree to the premise that we must have some form of amnesty now, thereby bleeding conservatives dry on the issue drip by drip?
There is no good answer to these questions other than the fact that Republican leaders are looking for a new base. Unfortunately, their dictates are strong enough to percolate down to the committee chairmen. Trey Gowdys subcommittee on immigration held a hearing today on the Dream Act a mass amnesty bill that will grant citizenship and welfare rights to a large population of illegals. Basically, we control the House, but are using the committee hearings to promote Democrat policies.
Here is what the committee leaders had to say:
I do not believe that parents who made the decision to illegally enter the U.S. while forcing their children to join them should be afforded the same treatment as these kids, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who chairs the House subcommittee that oversees immigration issues, said children are treated differently in nearly all facets of life and are seen as a special protected class. That was why the younger immigrants should have a separate solution than those of their parents, Gowdy argued.
Attempts to group the entire 11 million into one homogenous group in an effort to secure a political remedy will only wind up hurting the most vulnerable, Gowdy said in his opening comments.
The problem is that these people are not vulnerable and they are not in the shadows. They testify openly before Congress; they disrupt committee hearings; they harass members of Congress in their offices. There is no national emergency to deal with this issue now.
Moreover, there are a number of problems that are being overlooked in this process:
Im seeing too many good members getting conned by leadership. They are injecting their abstract sympathies, which may be appropriate in the right time, into a political process that will not end well. If we had a president who was willing to enforce the laws and work with Congress to cut off the magnet of future waves of illegal migration, then we could discuss such a proposal.
Any discussion of this now will only lend credence to the Democrat premise of inevitability, give Obama cover for his other failures, and immediately incentivize new waves of illegal immigration. Instead of the narrative revolving around how much up-front enforcement Democrats are willing to agree to, the storyline will be dominated by how much amnesty Republicans are willing to talk about as a precondition to negotiations.
So if you are putting your faith in the Republican House to stop this amnesty, remember not to use logic when crafting that assumption. Boehner, Cantor, and McConnell want this badly, and they are not giving up.
They’re not known as the stupid party for nothing!
Because the GOPe is big business and big business wants lots of low skilled labor to drive down employment costs.
The D’s want the votes and the GOPe wants the workers so it’s a done deal. They are just fighting on where all the pork they are going to add in goes.
They aren’t called the STUPID Party for NOTHING!! A bunch of SISSIES!
I think its partly about debt. America has a massive and growing debt and congress is trying to stave off another credit downgrade under the false belief that the illegals will be taxpayers.
They need to push through their socialist agenda before the economy collapses.
Trillions of dollars created annually, it will end badly.
That’s driving their sense of urgency, a perverse git ‘er done mentality.
Because they too are socialists.
Will they do the necessary spadework to out these conniving kids and their parents....all riding the US gravy train using multiple identities like there's no tomorrow?
NEED TO KNOW Do the kids get in-state tuition? Free school lunches? Welfare? food stamps? Free healthcare?
Do their parents falsely declare them on federal apps to get $$$thousands in EITC refunds----maybe falsely stating their "kids" (existent and non-existent) were back home across the border? Sometimes latinos collude w/ their friends...let the pals claim their kids for refunds, as a favor.
DID THEY SWINDLE THE US GOVT? DID THEY OBTAIN FRAUDULENT MORTGAGES? MORTGAGES THAT DEVSTATED THE US ECONOMY? THAT US TAXPAYERS WERE FORCED TO BAILOUT?
REALTIME CASE IN POINT Keynote 2012 Dem convention speaker, Benita Veliz, told a sap-happy Dem crowd that she was "from San Antonio, Texas, that she was "like so many Americans. I was brought here as a child," Veliz said. "I've been here ever since."
However, her profile on the activist website dreamactivist.org reveals that she came to the United States from Mexico at age 8 on a tourist visa and that her family then illegally overstayed ...
In 2009, Benita allegedly rolled through a stop sign and when stopped by a police officer, Veliz had a Mexican consular card.....but no driver's license. She was booked in jail overnight, and immigration authorities started deportation proceedings against her......
....but she's still here, breaking laws and riding the US gravy train
So if the stupid Repubs pass The Kids Act, little Benita will have to use one of her other identities-----one that has no criminal record attached to it....yet.
The Velez family probably suck-up mucho US tax dollars, UI checks, welfare checks, disability checks, EITC refunds, etc etc etc. ....using multiple identities.
Wonder how much money little Benita is laundering---and wiring back to secret Mexican bank accounts?
THE BETTER ROUTE IS DETERMINING HOW OFTEN DID THEY SWINDLE THE US GOVT---SUCH AS OBTAINING FRAUDULENT MORTGAGES? MORTGAGES THAT DEVSTATED THE US ECONOMY? THAT US TAXPAYERS WERE FORCED TO BAILOUT?
Sure, to try and make up for the millions of taxpayers we allowed them to kill in the womb....
Not stupid, evil and traitorous.
If (from a previous comment by PeteB570) the GOPe is big business and big business wants lots of low skilled labor to drive down employment costs, how does this help the Republicans at the ballot box?
So more Democrats get elected who are anti-big business.
So this does not ultimately help big business as well.
So this will not help the Republican party short or long term. Nor will it ultimately help big business. So why is there such a push for this now, or better, RIGHT NOW!?
Nothing to do with stupidity. They have been co-opted by our Saudi overlords, and the other globalist forces.
Millions of parents take and raise their kids legally in other countries without thereby earning local citizenship for them. And it-s not considered a hardship or some sort of human rights abuse.
There is absolutely no reason to so think those brought here illegally.
All that needs to be done is compare them to the children of parents living abroad anywhere else.
The Republican aristocracy has never stopped pushing amnesty.
Trey Gowdy is WRONG! Sadly.
the GOPe is really another arm of the Socialist Democrat Party
Most big business seem to donate to liberal causes... then again I guess the GOPe qualifies there too
They want to get rid of the issue. Many of them don't have the backbone to keep fighting the Dims and the media.
No mas, no mas!