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Cornyn: Immigration Reform Not Out of the Question in 2014
woai.com ^ | 1/13/14 | Jim Forsyth

Posted on 01/13/2014 2:06:37 PM PST by cotton1706

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tx) says he is optimistic that some sort of immigration reform can be considered and possibly approved by Congress this year.

But Cornyn told 1200 WOAI news it won't be the 'comprehensive' type of immigration reform that the White House is demanding.

"Particularly after the failure of Obamacare, the people are very skeptical of thousand page bills," Cornyn said.

He says there is talk among Senate Republicans of a 'bit by bit' approach, which could include an expansion in the visa program for people who attend and graduate from college in the United States.

"People who go to our colleges and universities and then because of the cap on H1b visas, we send them home," he said.

Several Republicans business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is calling for immigration reform, claiming many industries from agriculture to high tech, cannot find enough trained workers.

But the issue is a mine field for Republicans like Cornyn. Tea Party conservatives like U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) who is running against Cornyn in the March primary, will attack any attempt to loosen immigration laws as 'amnesty' and say groups like the Chamber are only interested in allowing more low wage workers into the country four businesses to exploit.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; elections
Yup! And he can safely vote for it if he is successful in his primary and runoff.

Stockman for Senate! or Vega! or Stovall! or Mapp!

1 posted on 01/13/2014 2:06:37 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Cornyn betrays us to the bitter end!


2 posted on 01/13/2014 2:10:01 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cotton1706

2014 - Cornyn retirement not out of the question.


3 posted on 01/13/2014 2:14:51 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

Cornyn is with Rubio that the GOP should be the party of massive legal immigration.

http://www.teapartypatriots.org/2013/08/laura-ingraham-conference-on-immigration-bill-is-like-meeting-with-mafia/

In August he said the house should fall into the trap.

“On Friday, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) told Laura Ingraham that the House should pass a piece of immigration reform and bring it to a conference with the Senate.”

“The Senator said the alternative is the status quo which “is terrible.” Ingraham agreed, then compared going to conference to meeting with the Mafia.”

He agrees with Rubio but is facing a primary and the bill already had 60 votes.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 2:17:11 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: cotton1706

The US needs Comprehensive Enforcement.


5 posted on 01/13/2014 2:31:48 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706
Cornyn must go!

If you're a principaled Texas independent, consider registering as a Republican just to vote against Cornyn in the primary. You'll feel good afterwards.

6 posted on 01/13/2014 2:32:02 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Paine in the Neck

whoops. Hit the wrong button.

principaled -> principled


7 posted on 01/13/2014 2:33:41 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: cotton1706

It, “Immigration Reform”, is a done deal, it just hasn’t happened yet. A clue should be top anyone with eyes to see is the transferring of funds [benefits]from the military [veterans] to the illegals. And both Parties are agreeable to this. The die has been cast.


8 posted on 01/13/2014 2:42:52 PM PST by sport
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To: cotton1706

Cornyn is a RINO POS! First, he proudly boasts that he and Lindsey Graham will sponsor a bill to essentially codifiy Obama’s Executive Order that vastly broadens the definition of “mentally incompentent” for purposes of denying people the right to own a firearm, and now this.

Texans, PLEASE send this Texan McCain (arggh, the very thought makes my skin crawl!) back to Texas in the upcoming primary. He no longer actually represents us - so let’s make it official!


9 posted on 01/13/2014 2:54:54 PM PST by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: cotton1706
An earlier thread with several comments if anyone is interested in reading.

Cornyn: Immigration Reform Not Out of the Question in 2014


10 posted on 01/13/2014 2:55:11 PM PST by deport
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To: cotton1706

Cornyn’s Fake SuperPac

CONTRIBUTIONS, TEXANS FOR A CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY FILING #882740

http://realtime.influenceexplorer.com/committee/texans-for-a-conservative-majority/C00542217/

STOCKMAN, STEVE
OPPOSE
Target Enterprises - Sherman Oaks, CA $744,461 2014-01-08 TV advertising — production and placement
STOCKMAN, STEVE
OPPOSE
Target Enterprises - Sherman Oaks, CA $51,500 2013-12-20 online advertising — production and placement
Steve, Stockman
OPPOSE
Target Enterprises - Sherman Oaks, CA $18,500 2013-12-16 online advertising-production and placement

Contributions

Line Type Donor City, State, ZIP Amount Date Employer Occupation Memo
SA11AI Perry, Bob J. Houston, TX 77234 $2,000,000 2013-03-01 Perry Homes Homebuilder
SA11AI Nau, John L. III Houston, TX 77219 $125,000 2013-06-14 Silver Eagle Distributors, L.P CEO
SA11AI WD Partners, L.P. Fort Worth, TX 76102 $100,000 2013-03-22
SA11AI Bass, Ed Fort Worth, TX 76102 $33,333 2013-03-22 W.D. Partners, L.P. Partner
SA11AI Bass, Sid Fort Worth, TX 76102 $33,333 2013-03-22 W.D. Partners, L.P. Partner
SA11AI Bass, Lee Fort Worth, TX 76102 $33,333 2013-03-22 W.D. Partners, L.P. Partner


11 posted on 01/13/2014 3:14:50 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: Graewoulf

I’m voting anti incumbent in every election I can get my hands on. Voting against Cornyn and Pete Sessions. That’s the only way we will ever be able to term limit these RINOs that are the reason why the country is like it is. Helping the liberals every chance they get.


12 posted on 01/13/2014 3:32:57 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: cotton1706

Cornyn is starting his campaign for the Hispanic vote.


13 posted on 01/13/2014 3:53:30 PM PST by odawg
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To: odawg

he won’t get my vote


14 posted on 01/13/2014 3:54:55 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: cotton1706

McCornyn can kiss my ass and go to hell.

I will be supporting STEVE STOCKMAN, 100%!


15 posted on 01/13/2014 4:06:48 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: sport

“The die has been cast.”

You may in fact be right. However, we just need to stop immigration reform from passing today. Then tomorrow, same thing. Just get past the next recess, and the next and the next and then the summer, etc.

With each passing day, the election comes closer and closer. Reid is having a hell of a time with unemployment and the membership of the house is watching and keeping their pulse on the people. They’ll want the other guy to vote for immigration reform, but not them. And despite Boehner hiring a McCain aide, it’ll be a tough sell in the House.

One day at a time, one extra call at a time, one extra email at a time, one extra primary at a time.


16 posted on 01/13/2014 4:07:31 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Yeesh, what a tool.

There are two key prerequisites that the DC establishment is willfully ignorant of when it comes to immigration reform.

1. Convince the people that any reform will be enforced.

2. Listen to Americans when they say what they want from an immigration system.

These two points keep any reform from happening, as most are convinced that immigration reform is something that will be done to them not for them, and any enforcement provision are not worth the paper they are printed on.


17 posted on 01/13/2014 4:54:41 PM PST by Fraxinus (My opinion, worth what you paid.)
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To: dandiegirl

Excellent choice!

Politicians do whatever they want to after an election because they assume that we will hold our collective noses and vote their sorry butts back in, come the next election.

Hence, voting to “Throw The Rascals OUT!” might mean fewer Republicans in Office, but what difference does it make when they cave in to Democrats anyway?

I’ll take my chances with a strong vocal Minority, the likes of Cruz and Lee for example, giving voice to what I know to be in the best interests of America.


18 posted on 01/13/2014 7:19:27 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cotton1706

Keep talking!


19 posted on 01/13/2014 11:01:58 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: fortheDeclaration

bttt


20 posted on 01/13/2014 11:05:43 PM PST by txhurl
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To: cotton1706

OMG... I heard a Cornyn political ad on the radio this morning on the way to work. If I did not know better, the ad would have convinced me that he has taken on Obama and the Obama Administration single-handed. I hope those who vote in the GOP Primary don’t fall for that, but many will.


21 posted on 01/14/2014 6:09:37 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker; All

I heard a Cornyn political ad on the radio this morning on the way to work. If I did not know better, the ad would have convinced me that he has taken on Obama and the Obama Administration single-handed. I hope those who vote in the GOP Primary don’t fall for that, but many will.


22 posted on 01/14/2014 6:11:14 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Windflier

Check this out. Are you able to get involved with any of the challengers?


23 posted on 01/14/2014 6:13:47 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Lakeshark
Are you able to get involved with any of the challengers?

Not sure what you're asking me, Lake. I'm just a regular Joe with no special clout.

24 posted on 01/14/2014 6:52:48 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Not to cut a fine pint, but being a regular Joe gives you plenty of clout.

I was wondering if you like one of the challengers and will help them at all. I'm not from Texas (you are) and have no idea what's happening with any of them, just know I don't care for Cornyn's pronouncements and actions over the last years.

25 posted on 01/14/2014 7:11:07 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Windflier
pint=point....

:-)

26 posted on 01/14/2014 7:11:31 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Lakeshark
I was wondering if you like one of the challengers and will help them at all.

I like Stockman, and will likely vote for him, but I'm not in a position to go to work for his campaign.

27 posted on 01/14/2014 8:25:41 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: dandiegirl

I’m a Texan. I’m voting for Linda Vega in the Primary but whoever is in the run-off with Cornhole will get my vote.


28 posted on 01/14/2014 12:52:57 PM PST by Din Maker
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