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House Republicans to Offer Broad Immigration Plan
NY Times ^ | 1/25/14 | ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN WEISMAN

Posted on 01/25/2014 5:55:22 PM PST by jimbo123

House Republicans are preparing to unveil their own broad template for overhauling the nation’s immigration system this week, potentially offering a small opening for President Obama and congressional Democrats to pass bipartisan legislation before the end of the year.

Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and other Republican leaders are expected to release a one-page statement of immigration principles this week at their annual retreat in Cambridge, Md., according to aides with knowledge of the plan. The document is expected to call for border security and enforcement measures, as well as providing a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, the aides said.

The Republican effort comes as Mr. Obama is expected to push once again for an overhaul of the immigration system in his State of the Union address Tuesday, and as lawmakers from both parties describe immigration as one of the few potential areas for bipartisan compromise before the end of the current Congress.

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1 posted on 01/25/2014 5:55:22 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Traitorous IDIOTS.


2 posted on 01/25/2014 5:57:39 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jimbo123

House Republicans volunteer to get a little bit pregnant.


3 posted on 01/25/2014 5:57:55 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: jimbo123

Gelding OLD Parasites.


4 posted on 01/25/2014 5:58:16 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: jimbo123
The document is expected to call for border security and enforcement measures, as well as providing a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, the aides said.

Well I am SOLD! Let me open my checkbook to the RNC and write a fat donation! See, evil right-wing nativists, they're going to secure the border finally and illegals won't get citizenship!

Effing traitors

5 posted on 01/25/2014 5:58:22 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: jimbo123

You voted for it America.

Now bend over. :)


6 posted on 01/25/2014 5:58:31 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: jimbo123

Complete and total idiots. The Democrats in the Senate will insert an accelerated path to citizenship for the 30 million illegals in the country. And the Republicans will be framed as anti-immigrant.

Pass it and the GOP is dead on the spot.


7 posted on 01/25/2014 5:58:59 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: onyx

I DARE Boner and Cantor and Ryan to release their Amnesty “principles” in ADVANCE of their AMNESTY SUMMIT next weekend.


8 posted on 01/25/2014 5:59:30 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: onyx

Anyone who supports amnesty should be removed from office. This is amnesty.


9 posted on 01/25/2014 6:00:12 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: jimbo123

The Treason Lobby never quits.

Unless you want your neighborhood to become California you better fight this and win it.


10 posted on 01/25/2014 6:01:27 PM PST by Pelham (Obamacare, the vanguard of Obammunism)
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To: jimbo123

The Democrats gave us Obamacare, and the Republicans are going to give us amnesty. Which do you think will have the most detrimental and long lasting effect on America? So who are the enemies of the American way of life?


11 posted on 01/25/2014 6:06:30 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: jimbo123

The GOP has been trying mighty hard lately to commit suicide. This may finally accomplish it.


12 posted on 01/25/2014 6:06:39 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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"Ish not amneshty, is a dreamy act. They'll alllll vote Republicrat. Republiwhig. Re..aw, skip it. Hic."
13 posted on 01/25/2014 6:08:45 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Jim Robinson

They are not committing suicide. They are following in the footsteps of Judas Iscariot.

On second thought,..... you may just have a point!


14 posted on 01/25/2014 6:08:58 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: onyx

democrats aren’t traitors


15 posted on 01/25/2014 6:10:00 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: jimbo123
So where you going go The Democrats want it The Libertarian want it and the Republicans want it...funny its just the people that don't want it...so what that about there not being a dimes worth of different between the parties and none are for the citizens
16 posted on 01/25/2014 6:10:50 PM PST by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Anyone who supports amnesty should be removed from office. This is amnesty.

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Agreed.


17 posted on 01/25/2014 6:10:58 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: jimbo123

18 posted on 01/25/2014 6:11:15 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: jimbo123

This country needs more broads?


19 posted on 01/25/2014 6:11:51 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Jim Robinson

We need to call our REPS on MONDAY before they leave for their Amnesty Retreat which is WED-FRI.

It would be a good idea to call them at the Resort while they are there, too.

And also leave a message for Karl Rove and Tom Donohue, who will be there, too.


21 posted on 01/25/2014 6:16:00 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

It’s funny: We have heard that the illegals will do the jobs the rest of us won’t.

But when it comes to carrying the Dems dirty laundry to advance the cause of amnesty, it does appear that the Republicans are more than willing to do all the dirty work (for free)!

Yes: That means you, Mr Ryan, et al.


22 posted on 01/25/2014 6:16:21 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: jimbo123
House Republicans to Offer Broad Immigration Plan Commit Suicide Sooner Than Expected

Fixed!

23 posted on 01/25/2014 6:21:12 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: Yogafist

You can always undo Obamacare. You can’t undo Amnesty.

The GOP is determined to win the ‘who’s the biggest traitor’ contest and it looks like they have found the way.


24 posted on 01/25/2014 6:22:20 PM PST by Pelham (Obamacare, the vanguard of Obammunism)
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To: jimbo123

I’ll be telephoning ALL of them Monday morning!!!

BTW, at all of their offices, too.


25 posted on 01/25/2014 6:25:03 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jimbo123

“Broad Immigration Plan”...
Women and hispanic voters!

The Senate will turn it to amnesty whatever’s in it.
And I don’t believe anythng from the NYTimes.
They should have done enforcement with a small reform package at the begining of the term and let it sit on Harry’s table.

Idiots.


26 posted on 01/25/2014 6:26:26 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Anyone who supports amnesty should be removed from office. This is amnesty.

I agree and you're right.

Hello, Darrell Issa!

27 posted on 01/25/2014 6:27:04 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: jimbo123

Stuff your broad plan right up your as$, GOP.


28 posted on 01/25/2014 6:29:13 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: jimbo123

The GOP needs to back off with their goofy amnesty scheme. Like ObamaCare, Americans don’t want it. Let Barry do it with his pen, phone and RACE CARD. He can take the heat from historians for destroying America’s economy, way of life, freedom, culture and traditions. When Barry dumps the Fourth of July and makes Cinco de Mayo a national holiday, maybe the low information types will wake the hell up.


29 posted on 01/25/2014 6:30:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: jimbo123

I can go along with the proposal if, and ONLY if, the illegals will be placed at the END of line of those in foreign lands who have already applied for Green Card and are waiting patiently.

If above condition is present, then illegals will acquire permanent resident status (Green Card visa) with exactly the same time lag if they were to be deported immediately at tax payer expense and then filed application for a green card.


30 posted on 01/25/2014 6:30:32 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: onyx

I’m done with the GOP....but I don’t know where to go.


31 posted on 01/25/2014 6:32:53 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: man_in_tx

Did you say the same thing when president Reagan signed full and unconditional amnesty to every illegal present in the country?


32 posted on 01/25/2014 6:33:26 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: entropy12

Did you say the same thing when president Reagan signed full and unconditional amnesty to every illegal present in the country?

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Actually, no. I didn’t. Thank you for asking.

I have come a LONG way since then in my views on that subject. I was actually more or less pro-amnesty at the time (influenced back then by the old paper-and-ink National Review, which is STILL pro-amnesty, by the way).

How about you? Where do you stand?


33 posted on 01/25/2014 6:36:24 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: jimbo123

If it involves citizenship and voting rights for the lawbreaking illegals I’m 100% opposed to it and to anyone who supports it.

If the commie dems and the RINOs want to bring these people out of the shadows, let them offer a guest worker program that’ll allow them to stay in the U.S. as long as they: Become fluent in the English language, obey all laws, respect and assimilate into OUR culture, and sign a pledge to return to their country of origin if it is determined that they’re a net drain on our country financially. Then fingerprint them, take their photographs and cross-check against all criminal databases.

They should NEVER get citizenship if they’re an illegal alien ‘coming out of the shadows’. If they desire citizenship they’ll need to return to their country of origin and start the process from square one, just like any decent honest immigrant has to.


34 posted on 01/25/2014 6:45:11 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: jimbo123

“..as well as providing a path to legal status — but not citizenship — ..”

They may do this, but the courts will take that opening and provide citizenship - even though not constitutional.


35 posted on 01/25/2014 6:45:31 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Hang in there, we are slowly winning this thing. But like any war, the future looks bleak and it often appears everything is lost after single battles. Look at how many high ranking Republicans have to fight for the chance to run again for their seats again this year. We won’t win all the primaries, we might not even win most, but we are getting their attention, and we are encouraging the conservatives in office. At least that is my take on this situation.


36 posted on 01/25/2014 6:45:33 PM PST by Yogafist
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To: jimbo123

NumbersUSA already produced some Immigration Principles

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/january-23-2014/real-immigration-principles-house-gop-leaders-seem-prepared-ignore.ht

ETHICAL GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF IMMIGRATION POLICY

1. PROMOTES THE NATIONAL INTEREST: Just as every other country has immigration policies to protect its own citizens, the purpose of U.S. immigration policy is to advance the national interest in benefitting the citizens of the United States.

2. PROMOTES THE FAMILY: U.S. citizens should be allowed to bring in immigrants through marriage and adoption, and new immigrants should be able to bring their spouse and minor children.

3. PROMOTES PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS: Unless there is a compelling national interest to do otherwise, every part of an immigration policy should be designed to protect the ability of non-working Americans to obtain a job, and of those with jobs to earn promotions and raises for their contributions to society.

4. PROMOTES THE MOST DISADVANTAGED: Special attention should be devoted to ensuring that policies don’t reduce incentives for employers to recruit and train workers from U.S. demographic groups with persistently high joblessness and poverty, including Black, Indigenous and Hispanic Americans, veterans, the disabled, young adults, the less-educated and ex-offenders.

5. PROMOTES ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY: Policies should expedite the immigration of foreign citizens with extraordinary skills whose presence creates economic opportunity for Americans while not violating the previous-stated principles.

6. MEETS COMPELLING HUMANITARIAN NEEDS: Policies should reflect the national interest in providing for asylees, for a fair share of internationally recognized special needs refugees with no long-term chance of return to home countries, and for some immigration lawbreakers with compelling cases, provided other parts of immigration policies are adjusted to help offset the harm these humanitarian admissions may cause disadvantaged Americans.

7. PROTECTS QUALITY OF LIFE, LIBERTY and SECURITY: Since immigration policy, especially through its numerical level, can profoundly and quickly change a community, it should be set by deliberate actions, not by accident or acquiescence, with careful consideration to ensure that it does not adversely affect the quality of life, security or liberty of U.S. citizens and their communities.


37 posted on 01/25/2014 6:46:10 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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Why oh why can’t they just enforce the rules already on the books?


38 posted on 01/25/2014 6:46:29 PM PST by ducttape45
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House Republicans to Offer Broad Immigration Plan

As long as it's these kinds of broads, it's OK with me...


39 posted on 01/25/2014 6:47:15 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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“...as well as providing a path to legal status...

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What the GOPe fails to recognize is that there already exists a “path to legal status”—it starts in the alien’s legal country with the first step being to go to the American Embassy and apply to be an immigrant. And then simply follow the process—the same process that all legal immigrants have had to follow.


40 posted on 01/25/2014 6:51:58 PM PST by House Atreides
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Why is this even being pushed? It's not a priority to the voting public.


41 posted on 01/25/2014 6:53:16 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I’m just voting “candidate.”
I’m still taking the GOP ballot in my state.


42 posted on 01/25/2014 6:53:38 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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"...as well as providing a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants 30 million illegal scumbag aliens in the country, the aides said."

Yeah, I've got a "path to citizenship" for 'em...turn around, climb back over the fence or swim back across the Rio, and get in line with those who are doing it the legal way!

No Way Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

43 posted on 01/25/2014 6:54:05 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: onyx

I plan on doing the same. I’ve made so many calls and sent so many faxes, yet I feel like NOTHING works against these traitors.

I’ve not sent 1 dime to the RNC since 0Care was forced on this country. I let them know, on every piece of fundraising mail they send....saying, RNC is DNC on spending, 0Care and, now sadly, amnesty. They are (mostly) ALL beholden to $$, power and greed over country.

Disgusting..


44 posted on 01/25/2014 7:08:21 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 1010RD

Doesn’t matter to these traitors - they don’t give a flip about what the voting public wants or doesn’t want.


45 posted on 01/25/2014 7:11:05 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: jimbo123

GOP guarantees third party in next election to help Dems win

Idiots


46 posted on 01/25/2014 7:16:13 PM PST by bestintxas (Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
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To: jimbo123

I support no plan that allows any foreign invaders, from any side, to reside within America’s borders.


47 posted on 01/25/2014 7:23:47 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: man_in_tx

I am 100% against granting legal status to any illegal if it places them ahead of those waiting legally to acquire resident visa from foreign lands. Please read my post above.

If the illegals go at end of the line, then it is the exact same waiting period if they were to self-deport and apply for resident status. I am against tax payer money spent to deport them. Or worse yet, borrow from China to deport them.


48 posted on 01/25/2014 7:39:16 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: Jane Long

You live in a capitalist country. Money is #1 priority in a capitalist country. Might as well accept the reality.


49 posted on 01/25/2014 7:41:27 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: jimbo123

they’ll soon be telling us that legal status is like the 3/5ths compromise.


50 posted on 01/25/2014 7:48:33 PM PST by ckilmer
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