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GOP promise of immigration reform fades a year after election
LA Times ^ | 11/29/13 | Lisa Mascaro

Posted on 11/30/2013 8:18:20 AM PST by jimbo123

Earlier this year, as House Republicans began considering changes to the nation's immigration laws after their party's defeat in the presidential election, they were given a list of do's and don'ts that updated GOP thinking on the issue.

The suggestions seemed obvious to most but signaled a new tone for the Republican Party.

"Don't use the term'anchor baby' or phrases like 'send them all back,'" said the memo from a Republican-aligned advocacy group, the Hispanic Leadership Network.

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Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, would provide a path to citizenship for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as minors.

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Longtime immigration advocate Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, warned that Republicans would face another election defeat if they failed to translate their new talking points into legislative action.

"Boehner, if he kills off immigration reform, will be remembered as the speaker who killed the GOP," Sharry said.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; cantor4amnesty; johnboehner; lameduckamnesty2014; paulryan4amnesty; priebus4amnesty; rove4amnesty
Tell your congressman to tell Boehner, NO AMNESTY votes in the lame duck session of Congress after the Mid-Terms.
1 posted on 11/30/2013 8:18:20 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Sure, secure the border.
Ban anyone who is an anchor baby or their illegal parents from accessing the dole.
Remove the carrot keeping people here and be done with it.

I know of one couple using their unemployment to pay for their home in Mexico. Building a retirement estate for themselves in another country through our welfare system.


2 posted on 11/30/2013 8:21:38 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: jimbo123

God forbid the cheap labor lobby doesn’t get their way.


3 posted on 11/30/2013 8:22:06 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: jimbo123

Liberals = lemmings

“Why won’t the conservatives join our self annihilation scheme?”


4 posted on 11/30/2013 8:22:53 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: headstamp 2

I don’t see what the point is for the GOP. Legal or Illegal the majority is not going to vote Republican.

But that’s not why we shouldn’t pass amnesty. We shouldn’t pass amnesty because it’s a civilian invasion that’s happening. If we have a moral obligation to take in Hispanics displaced by their countries hard economic and political turmoil than we would also have an obligation to go to that country and fix it.


5 posted on 11/30/2013 8:29:48 AM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: jimbo123

I have a better idea, send all those wetbacks and their little anchor babies back where they came from. Then lock the border down.


6 posted on 11/30/2013 8:29:58 AM PST by RC one
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To: jimbo123

NO AMNESTY.

Bring back JOBS.

Jobs. American jobs.


7 posted on 11/30/2013 8:31:21 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: jimbo123

If Boehner signs off on amnesty, he will be known as the speaker who killed the United States of America!


8 posted on 11/30/2013 8:31:23 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: jimbo123

Watch them try to push something through after all the primaries are over, or during a lame-duck session! The republican leadership is insidious!


9 posted on 11/30/2013 8:31:42 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: A CA Guy

Round ‘em up. Send ‘em back. Round up and expel communists next.


10 posted on 11/30/2013 8:31:43 AM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: cotton1706
Watch them try to push something through after all the primaries are over, or during a lame-duck session!

That's the GOP plan, unfortunately.
11 posted on 11/30/2013 8:33:20 AM PST by jimbo123
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Longtime immigration advocate Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, warned that Republicans would face another election defeat if they failed to translate their new talking points into legislative action.

Ooooooh I'm so fricking scared me boots are shaking matey!

12 posted on 11/30/2013 8:35:22 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: jimbo123
For every lefttard who whines about immigration reform, I offer this proposal: a green card for every high school valedictorian (or equivalent) in return for a permanent deportation of every drug mule, gang banger (or equivalent).

Do you know what crickets sound like?

13 posted on 11/30/2013 8:47:32 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: jimbo123
GOP promise of immigration reform fades a year after election

Thats because the GOP itself doesn't want to fade away into complete irrelevance.

It must be a bitch to know, LA Times, that Americans don't want amnesty

14 posted on 11/30/2013 9:22:59 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

I thought immigration was “settled law”. Why are they fighting it?


15 posted on 11/30/2013 9:25:21 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: jimbo123

I know several LEGAL Hispanics who are dead set against an form of amnesty. My neighbor is a third or fourth generation legal Hispanic and she and her husband want the illegal immigrants out of our country.


16 posted on 11/30/2013 9:28:45 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Its only 'settled law' if they say its settled law.
17 posted on 11/30/2013 9:32:28 AM PST by skeeter
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To: jimbo123

We have a huge surplus of low information voters. Amnesty will double or triple this. There is no way Hispanic immigrants of recent vintage will not be voting 80% Democrat for all the gimmes and welfare system goodies

Amnesty = Republican suicide


18 posted on 11/30/2013 9:37:34 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

yes it does. but they will likely support and vote for it.


19 posted on 11/30/2013 10:22:36 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: jimbo123

It was the RINO Senators who killed The Jordan Commission who killed the GOP.


20 posted on 11/30/2013 1:53:48 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: jimbo123

F la raza.


21 posted on 11/30/2013 3:31:24 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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