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House Republicans Preparing Plan for Immigration Overhaul [Where's The T- Party Grassroots Protest?]
NYTimes ^ | January 08, 2013 | ASHLEY PARKERJAN.

Posted on 01/09/2014 11:58:22 PM PST by Steelfish

House Republicans Preparing Plan for Immigration Overhaul By ASHLEY PARKERJAN.

January 8, 2014

WASHINGTON — The House speaker, John A. Boehner, and his Republican leadership team are preparing to release their principles for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws later this month, the speaker told his members at a closed-door conference on Wednesday.

Though the “standards or principles document,” as Mr. Boehner of Ohio referred to the white paper in the meeting, has long been in the works, its imminent release reflects a broader push within the Republican conference to put forth its own proposals as a counterpoint to legislation in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

House Republicans hope to release their principles near the end of the month before President Obama’s State of the Union address, as well as before their annual retreat. Republican aides had previously said that their leadership team was unlikely to make any strategic decisions on immigration before the retreat.

In June, the Senate passed a broad overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws — including a path to citizenship for the 11 million immigrants already in the country illegally — with bipartisan support. But the legislation has faced more hurdles in the Republican-controlled House, where some lawmakers are opposed to any form of legalization, which they call amnesty. House Republicans instead prefer a piecemeal approach, with several smaller bills instead of one large one.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; immigration

1 posted on 01/09/2014 11:58:22 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Where is Gov. Sarah Palin?


2 posted on 01/10/2014 12:00:10 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: Steelfish

Where is Gov. Sarah Palin?


3 posted on 01/10/2014 12:01:13 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: Steelfish

funny stuff


4 posted on 01/10/2014 12:02:34 AM PST by RedHeeler
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>> House Republicans hope to release their principles near the end of the month

Cut ‘em some slack. You can’t exactly bake principles overnight.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 12:02:53 AM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Steelfish

It is suicide for the GOP and what’s left of this nation.


6 posted on 01/10/2014 12:05:16 AM PST by Baladas
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To: Steelfish

It is suicide for the GOP and what’s left of this nation.


7 posted on 01/10/2014 12:05:17 AM PST by Baladas
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To: RedHeeler

You need a former office-holder to tell you that you need to call your representative and senator? If so, we’re doomed.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 12:09:55 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Steelfish

I really don’t understand why they would hand Obama this victory. Do they really, really think anyone will give the Rs credit for this? And that those hypothetical people will outweigh the totally real people who will reject them for this?

File under: too stupid to live!


9 posted on 01/10/2014 12:10:13 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Baladas; Steelfish

10 posted on 01/10/2014 12:10:31 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Baladas
I agree, there are no jobs for Americans now, so adding a few tens of millions to the market who feel allegiance to elsewhere and love getting on our dole is only going to kill us as they vote.
Plus they often pay no taxes and live off of the gray market doing things like gardening, hair cutting and other cash market activities.
They also falsify documents to show they were here.

I only found out recently my mother-in-law during the Reagan amnesty actually got the amnesty but was not here to even earn that.
There was a national scam on our citizens where some businesses had people pay them $600 for letters and documentation to falsely show they were here to be given amnesty during Reagan administration. These are the same kinds of people getting welfare, disability and that are now in mass on our dole. We don't need to repeat bad history again.

11 posted on 01/10/2014 12:12:28 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Doomed, ain’t a state of mind, being or birth right. I need God, the rest follows. Take good care, 2ndDivisionVet.


12 posted on 01/10/2014 12:18:58 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: Steelfish

The United States of America had a pretty good run.


13 posted on 01/10/2014 12:26:51 AM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Dagnabitt

Ain’t done yet.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 12:28:33 AM PST by RedHeeler
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To: Baladas; All

Bush’s fault. ;-)


15 posted on 01/10/2014 1:12:48 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: Steelfish

House Republicans hope to release their principles near the end of the month before President Obama’s State of the Union address, as well as before their ((annual retreat)). Republican aides had previously said that their leadership team was unlikely to make any strategic decisions on immigration before the ((retreat)).

The word Retreat is a synonym for Republican. Annual Retreat nothing, Daily Retreat is more like it.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 1:41:34 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Steelfish

The cowards in the GOPe are determined to give Obama this great political victory when he has been falling in the polls, plus the Democrats will get millions of new voters. They will be committing political suicide.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 2:35:07 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: All
FOX NEWS REPORT--FR POSTED 1/9: A group of House Republicans is rejecting President Obama’s call for members to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

In a letter to the White House, the group calls the legislation, already passed by the Senate, an “awful deal” for American workers and questions how Obama could champion higher wages for them while backing a law that allows millions of low-skilled workers into the U.S. labor force.

“We write to you today on behalf of the 21 million Americans who can’t find a full-time job,” writes Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks and 15 other largely conservative House members. “Comprehensive immigration reform may be a good deal for big businesses that want to reduce labor costs. And it may be a good deal for progressive labor unions seeking new workers from abroad. But it’s an awful deal for U.S. workers.”

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AS FREEPER SICKOFLIBS INSIGHTFULLY POSTED: The House letter citing unemployment stats as a reason to NOT pass immigration is timed perfectly to Dems and Obama’s agit-prop that "millions of unemployed Americans" are on the "brink of starvation and homelessness" unless those rascally Republicans give 'em UI extensions.

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COMMENTS N-i-c-e timing--- the Pubbies are starting to "get it".....politics plays best when you hoist your opponents on their own petard.

18 posted on 01/10/2014 3:04:59 AM PST by Liz
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To: All
Just wait til struggling Americans (fighting to keep their heads above-water)
find out about Obama and Senate Dems' wholesale giveaway of their tax dollars
:

<><> hands over a perpetual $100 million per year slush fund to blood-thirsty La Raza,

<><> absolves latinos holding US govt office who commit govt fraud,

<><> finances armies of invaders to take back the SW....w/ our tax dollars.

<><> allows illegals to steal SS nos and use multiple identiites with complete impunity,

<><> allows illegals to milk the EITC refund program with no limits.

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LOCK-STEPPING DEMOCRAT PARTY LOYALTY NOT SEEN SINCE 1940'S ERA Europe Hooray---now we can add the Senate amnesty bill to lock-stepping Dems "straight party-line votes" (includes their historic party-line vote for the lovely Obamacare).

ANOTHER DEMOCRAT GIVEAWAY Now the ossified Demons want to force-feed America an immigration system that chauffers across the border foreign terrorists and mass murderers to suck-off the backs of we, the people, struggling hard-working citizenry already burdened with the costs of Boobamba's cockamamie Marxism.

THE DNC is lying in wait at the border w/ voter registration forms.....ready to register US govt parasites, welfare breeders, terrorists, mass murderers, and other mental defectives, strolling into the US---using multiple identities, falsified documents, and stolen SS nos.

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MEMO TO BOOBAMBA
Struggling Americans WILL NOT be forced to finance our own destruction.

19 posted on 01/10/2014 3:07:53 AM PST by Liz
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To: Steelfish

Do the Chamber of Commerce types who are pushing the Republicans for amnesty really think this will help them long-term? Sure, they will get more “legal” cheap, unskilled labor and this will drive down wages (driving down wages seems to be a dream of a certain type of Republican). But for every former illegal working there will be two or three on the welfare rolls. Virtually every new voter will vote for socialists who will nationalize or tax out of existence every business they can. Can people be so blinded by greed that it makes them too stupid to think more than one step ahead?


20 posted on 01/10/2014 3:11:20 AM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: Liz

Just let me know when the shooting starts.


21 posted on 01/10/2014 3:15:42 AM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Steelfish

We have learned that nothing deters their idiocy. I think most of us are just standing back and watching them self-destruct.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 3:43:22 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: ez

Obama being called “Liar of The Year” had NOTHING to do with the House letter.

And McCain’s employee, Fat Ana Navarro, mouthing off to Cong King on MTP made Americans even “fonder” of amnesty (snix).


Betcha dollars to donuts the language in the House letter was focus-grouped-—and determined to be the current mood of America WRT amnesty.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 3:49:26 AM PST by Liz
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To: Steelfish

This is the NY Times people. They have been trumpeting Boehner’s ‘imminent’ action on immigration and his war on the Tea Party for weeks now. Every chance they get they try and drive the wedge deeper into the internecine GOP conflict.

It does look as if Boehner is going to introduce a bill for immigration reform. BUT UNTIL HE DOES IT DOES NOT EXIST!

Until then these NY Times provocateurs are merely carnival barkers.


24 posted on 01/10/2014 4:06:14 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Steelfish

Since when do the gop/e have any principles about anything... they are ALL immoral and unethical and corrupt to their core. All of you screaming for pushback are just going to have to wait until they publish their plan or YOU can start writing and calling them today. DO IT YOURSELVES... why do you have to have someone else do it? I have been doing it myself... and it feels good no matter if I am making a difference or not. Threaten them with all of us voting them into “obama’s economy”... they hate it like a Vampire hates Holy Water!


25 posted on 01/10/2014 4:44:28 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Time for the Tea Party to replace the repubs completely. The repubs have become nothing more that an extension of liberalism at its finest. I will vote for ANY Tea Party candidate that comes along.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 5:06:18 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

I am doing my best here from Mississippi. I agree 100%!


27 posted on 01/10/2014 5:44:11 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Steelfish

Immigration advocates and Democrats will be watching closely to see how strict the border security and enforcement language is, as well as if the guidelines include any mention of a path to legalization...Else where in another debate..In immigration news: House reform ‘principles,’ lethal force at the border, reform opponents make their case, more

Numbers don’t back need for lethal force at border - Arizona Republic An analysis by the newspaper suggests that at least statistically, Border Patrol agents are much less at risk for assault than police officers. From the story: “In 2012, for example, local police and sheriff’s deputies in Arizona were five times as likely as Border Patrol agents along the Southwest border to be assaulted. And assaults on officers and deputies that year were twice as likely to involve firearms.”.... I do believe they they actually want to reduce border security as it deemed safer than Arizona, most likely Calif,Texas..I think the goal is to keep the borders wide open and care who or what comes into this country... How many border agents have been killed in Arizona ?http://www.scpr.org/blogs/multiamerican/2014/01/09/15564/in-immigration-news-house-reform-principles-lethal/


28 posted on 01/10/2014 9:17:19 AM PST by moonshinner_09
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