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Boehner Is Said to Back Change on Immigration [Republicans Cave In! To Obama]
NYTimes ^ | January 01, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ASHLEY PARKER

Posted on 01/02/2014 10:31:55 AM PST by Steelfish

Boehner Is Said to Back Change on Immigration

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ASHLEY PARKER Published: January 1, 2014

WASHINGTON — Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio has signaled he may embrace a series of limited changes to the nation’s immigration laws in the coming months, giving advocates for change new hope that 2014 might be the year that a bitterly divided Congress reaches a political compromise to overhaul the sprawling system.

Mr. Boehner has in recent weeks hired Rebecca Tallent, a longtime immigration adviser to Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican who has long backed broad immigration changes. Advocates for an overhaul say the hiring, as well as angry comments by Mr. Boehner critical of Tea Party opposition to the recent budget deal in Congress, indicates that he is serious about revamping the immigration system despite deep reservations from conservative Republicans.

Aides to Mr. Boehner said this week that he was committed to what he calls “step by step” moves to revise immigration laws, which they have declined to specify.

But other House Republicans, who see an immigration overhaul as essential to wooing the Hispanic voters crucial to the party’s fortunes in the 2016 presidential election, said they could move on separate bills that would fast-track legalization for agricultural laborers, increase the number of visas for high-tech workers and provide an opportunity for young immigrants who came to the country illegally as children to become American citizens.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; dupe
First the assault on Tea Partiers and now this. Time for a strong primary challenge.
1 posted on 01/02/2014 10:31:55 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
I wonder where Boner plans on living after his stint as a political whore is over?
2 posted on 01/02/2014 10:34:00 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Steelfish

Immigration ‘reform’ from the same people who brought you Obamacare Health Care ‘reform’...

What could go wrong?

Make sure you pass the bill first, too, so we can find out what’s in it later...


3 posted on 01/02/2014 10:34:36 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Steelfish

it’s deeply disturbing when people allow the words of our sworn political opponent (NYT is obviously not our friend)to make us angry at someone that is our established ally.

division is their goal. the only way they can save the senate is to divide us, and many of us are foolishly taking the bait.


4 posted on 01/02/2014 10:34:58 AM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Steelfish

Guess there’s no reason for me to vote GOP anymore.

Awaiting Tea Party candidates.

As for the GOP, shove it up your collective smelly Obamaholes.

No, take that back.

Shove Boehner up your collective smelly Obamaholes.

And, GOP, FU to the Nth power, where N is a googol.


5 posted on 01/02/2014 10:34:59 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I wonder where Boner plans on living after his stint as a political whore is over?

In luxury behind high walls and armed bodyguards.

6 posted on 01/02/2014 10:35:18 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

DC


7 posted on 01/02/2014 10:35:44 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Steelfish

The GOPe has been the primary advocate of amnesty for over a decade. I don’t see how they are now caving in to Obama.


8 posted on 01/02/2014 10:37:03 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Steelfish

The GOP left me, not the other way around. So they best not count on my vote to get elected for dog catcher let alone POTUS.
Freegards
LEX


9 posted on 01/02/2014 10:38:15 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Steelfish
Aides to Mr. Boehner said this week that he was committed to what he calls “step by step” moves to revise immigration laws, which they have declined to specify.

This would be good news, since many have said that immigration should be tackled item by item, rather than comprehensively.

10 posted on 01/02/2014 10:39:32 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Steelfish
Immigration ‘reform’

So, for all those out there that are screaming for immigration reform I'd like to you to tell me......what the current immigration policy/requirement?

It's NEVER mentioned in any story.

11 posted on 01/02/2014 10:41:00 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Steelfish
wow. shocker. :-\

As long as we keep putting liberals in republican clothing and calling them Conservatives we're going to keep getting idiots like boehner. Well... I take that back. This country and it's government is in Hospice. There is nothing the moderates and liberals are willing to do to stop this country from dying. boehner hates you and America as much as the communists do.

12 posted on 01/02/2014 10:41:42 AM PST by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I wonder where Boner plans on living after his stint as a political whore is over?

K Street as a lobbyist followed by retirement to a golf course in Florida.

13 posted on 01/02/2014 10:42:37 AM PST by peyton randolph (Proverbs 13:20)
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To: Moonman62

Agreed.

Also agree with above poster who asserts that letting NYTimes tell us what’s up is not too smart.


14 posted on 01/02/2014 10:42:38 AM PST by Principled
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To: Steelfish

Immigration, for me, is a scorched-earth issue. I’d sooner see the entire GOP, GOPe, the GOP majority in the House, and any potential for majority in the US Senate BURN TO THE GROUND, figuratively. [disclaimer required due to likely retaliation by our compassionate conservative establishment Republicans in Congress]

They do not even deserve the right to mutter ‘American’ under their breath, let alone aloud.


15 posted on 01/02/2014 10:43:36 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Steelfish

spineless bass turd


16 posted on 01/02/2014 10:50:31 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Moonman62

He won’t do anything too big because of the election. I don’t think he wants to upset grassroots voters, but he certainly wants to signal pro-amnesty campaign contributors of his intentions.

The most opportune time to do the dirty work will be after the election in a lame duck session (late November, December 2014).

The GOPe wants to ride the Obamacare train to political victory with conservatives sucked into voting for them out of anger and fear.

Then they get to stab the grassroots in the back.


17 posted on 01/02/2014 10:51:12 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"I wonder where Boner plans on living after his stint as a political whore is over? "

Boner could move in with Traitor Roberts.

18 posted on 01/02/2014 10:52:22 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Steelfish

I’ve heard that Boehner has multiple challengers and if that’s true its because the political machine wants it that way so Boehner wins the primary.


19 posted on 01/02/2014 10:52:23 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: Nextrush
The most opportune time to do the dirty work will be after the election in a lame duck session (late November, December 2014).

Could be. Reagan signed amnesty shortly after the midterms of 1986.

The GOPe wants to ride the Obamacare train to political victory with conservatives sucked into voting for them out of anger and fear.

That's the way of modern politics -- vote for me, I suck less than the other guy.

20 posted on 01/02/2014 11:00:16 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: JohnBrowdie
"take the bait?"

It's your contention the dems and media that are the source of divisive comments that seek division among Republicans?

Then let us read the press releases from Boner's office indicating he changed his mind about his previous attacks of the Tea Party, that he now wishes to resolve amicably any differences with Tea Party and its representatives and that he now affirms that no immigration reform bill will be brought for a vote in the House.

Simple enough, if Boner is not the one stoking divisions within Republican ranks.

Oh, and why doesn't Boner call for an end to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other big business representatives' open fight and backing of funding of election battles against Conservatives? Because he supports those battles, you say? I thought so.

Sorry, bub, Boner is a leader in the fight to divide Republicans and give them dems all the success they need to accomplish "immigration reform" (sic, ptui!).

HF

21 posted on 01/02/2014 11:12:59 AM PST by holden
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Apparently they need to create more strawmen to cover the debt.


22 posted on 01/02/2014 11:20:17 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I wonder where Boner plans on living after his stint as a political whore is over?

He'll live like a king wherever he wants. Ask Bill Clinton. Ask Bart Stupak. Ask Max Baucus. Ask Dodd and Frank.

That's why they vote the way they do.

23 posted on 01/02/2014 11:21:19 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Paladin2

As long as it is not near me where the cry baby drunk moves, I will be happy.


24 posted on 01/02/2014 11:32:42 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Steelfish

Time for a strong rope!


25 posted on 01/02/2014 11:40:29 AM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (The Second Amendment makes all the other amendments possible)
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To: Mr. K
BINGO!!!!!

If you like Obamacare you'll just love our new plan for immigration!

26 posted on 01/02/2014 11:49:34 AM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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Vote out the RINOs in 2014!


27 posted on 01/02/2014 11:50:36 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Moonman62
I'm sick and tired of the "Republicans caved" meme. GOPe is a branch of the Dumbocrap Party designed to keep liberal elites in power. Period.

Please, people, get your mind straight on this. When was the last time the GOPe voted for anything that was in the best interest of the American people except when it had no chance of passing?


28 posted on 01/02/2014 11:50:58 AM PST by 867V309 (Obama- he's just crazy enough to do it.)
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To: Steelfish

You can’t rape the willing.


29 posted on 01/02/2014 11:52:30 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Fightin Whitey

He probably already has an office reserved next to Puff Daschle


30 posted on 01/02/2014 11:57:06 AM PST by turducken
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To: Steelfish

Was anyone expecting different from The Tanning Booth Sob Queen?


31 posted on 01/02/2014 12:02:42 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

People in OH will be thrilled beyond imagination at all Boehner can concoct.


32 posted on 01/02/2014 12:26:05 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Gene Eric

People in TX are too committed to Cornball and George P. to think of voting out a GOP-e apparatchik.


33 posted on 01/02/2014 12:27:02 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Paladin2

GWB could rent real estate to Roberts and Boehner, and they could all live happily ever after.


34 posted on 01/02/2014 12:28:23 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Nextrush

Yes, OH and no northern state for that matter has a runoff. People in OH would vote in Boehner whether one opponent or five, I would imagine. Really they are too uninformed to do anything else.


35 posted on 01/02/2014 12:30:56 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Moonman62

Reagan was easily fooled so many times too. He was “told” by the GOP-E that if he signed King Day into law, blacks would flock to the GOP. I guess he really believed that.


36 posted on 01/02/2014 12:32:05 PM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Steelfish

Republicans are NOT “caving in.” Republicans are only following the script provided for them by the Democrat Party of which Republicans are the Designated Opposition Division.


37 posted on 01/02/2014 12:35:08 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Steelfish

I support immigration reform in 2014 - it is a must - and this what I support:

#1 is seal both north and south borders from illegal entry.

#2 remove all Obama restrictions on the Border Patrol and allow them to do their jobs.

#3. All Immigration judges are to order immediate deportation of all illegal aliens charged with crimes - all crimes.

#4. Pass legislation forbidding illegal aliens from accessing any and all welfare benefits derived from federal funds. (ditto - education)

#5. strictly enforce the law prohibiting employers from hiring illegal aliens.

#6. Pass stringent laws denying citizenship to children born of two non-citizens (legal or illegal) The Constitution does so state this but has been misinterpreted over the years per some (many?)constitutional scholars.

With the above in place self-deportation will take place. This is real immigration reform

This I support and no more!


38 posted on 01/02/2014 12:38:49 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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