Skip to comments.House Republicans Advocate Path, Not Pathway, To Citizenship
Posted on 09/02/2013 7:00:53 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A central question Congress is wrestling with over the current proposed immigration legislation is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship.
And surprisingly, the answer from a small but growing number of House Republicans is yes, just as long as its not the special path advocated by Democrats and passed by the Senate.
Many House Republicans say people who illegally crossed the border or overstayed their visas should not be rewarded with a special, tailor-made solution that awards them a prize of American citizenship, especially when millions are waiting in line to attempt the process through current legal channels.
Its far from clear, however, what a path to citizenship thats not a special path to citizenship might look like, or how many people it might help.
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Of course, more taxes on ObamaCare are going to be needed to hire hundreds of thousands of “navigators” to lead them down the pathway.
The Big Government Republicans are dying to vote for amnesty, to please their Big Business donors.
It’s just a matter of how to sell it to their pesky constituents, who do not want it. Maybe saying it’s not a path to citizenship, and then burying a path to citizenship on page 963 of the bill will fool the yokels. But better get the vote done well ahead of November 2014.
Rand Pauls immigration speech
03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Lets start that conversation by acknowledging we arent going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[but hes not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
A Path But Not A Pathway?
Who writes this stuff? Bill Clinton?
We already have a “path to citizenship”:
1 - Enter the country legally
2 - Study hard
3 - Learn to speak English
4 - Meet the requirements for citizenship
5 - Take the oath and become a citzen
I was a Republican once and I am in my House and I advocate the Path to citizenship...
The right one...it works...I walked it myself...
No worries...no shadows...
Basics: You cannot have immigration reform without strict numerical limits on how many can stay, based on what is in this country’s interests.
You cannot have reform without real strict criteria on who stays and who goes. For example those with a business who can support their own family.
Cannot work unless a sizeable number must leave and go home.
I don’t hear any of this even discussed, the rest is just an outrageous political entitlement program.
Yeah, with our 2% unemployment rate, they could all find fantastic jobs.
This truly is the political and moneyed elite against the rest of the country.
A perfect illustration of how far the government has moved away from serving the people it is supposed to represent.
Republicans fight for everybody but their own constituents. The DC GOP is corrupt to the core.
Bank robbers who avoid immediate arrest should be allowed to keep the loot without threat of arrest, detention and trial hanging over them. And more importantly, they should be allowed to vote Democrat.
How stupid. Absolutely NO ONE will understand what they are talking about, and what the difference is.
I don’t understand.
Aren’t these invaders already citizens of some other country?
When they are granted US citizenship, do they get to keep the other one?
even if they were to secure some type of legalization, they have no right to citizenship as a result. To the contrary, their illegality should prevent any thought. However, the fly in the ointment, and probably plan of the Dems, is that if they secure for them legalization, even with no right to citizenship, they can count on the courts to mandate citizenship, IMO.
In sum---its vile, repugnant "ethnic solidarity" rearing its ugly head.
Keep in mind, these scam artists are intent on building a Third World on US soil using our tax dollars---they want to relegate born-Americans to third class status.
That ain't gonna happen.
Those Hispanic youth born outside the USA and brought in by their parents...allow them a path to citizenship if they have ZERO record of any sort of criminal behavior.
The parents who came here illegally.....allow them "legal residency", but no citizenship....ever, under the same limitations of criminal behavior. Their illegal actions should preclude them from ever being in a position to vote on our laws and/or representation, and if they have committed crimes (other than paper crimes incident to their illegal status) while here......deport'em.
Neither class above allowed to bring in/sponsor any other new immigrant....ever.
This is the most I can permit myself to logically support, and actually, much more than they deserve.
There is a path, has been for a very long time. The “illegals” simply go back to their country of origin and then “legally” apply for entry waiting their turn just like all “law abiding” immigrants who respect the sovereignty of our nation and it’s laws. We don’t need any new laws to pander to criminals, we already have enough in the Congress and Senate.
Good points. But as I said, the courts may come up with language to give them citizenship. The law must be written very tight to keep the wayward judges at bay.
Just keep talking this stuff dummies and you’ll end up being the 21st century Whigs.
The answer is they don't. They don't want to become Americans, much less Americanized. They don't want to become part of the American culture.
Making them citizens against their will has to be the stupidest bonehead move of all time.
Pathway versus path??
With the budget ending this month end, the debt limit running out next month, and Obama demanding a vote on Syria its hard to imagine amnesty coming up in the house this year.
And next year is election year starting with primaries.
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