Skip to comments.Immigration reform battle centers on conservative Tea Party bloc (GOP Amnesty Retreat starts Wed!)
Posted on 01/26/2014 10:57:40 AM PST by jimbo123
The immigration reform debate in the House could boil down to a handful of influential Tea Party conservatives.
Proponents and opponents of creating a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants and other reforms have zeroed in on peer leaders in the House GOP. These conservatives include Reps. Jason Chaffetz (Utah), Trey Gowdy (S.C.), Justin Amash (Mich.), Renee Ellmers (N.C.) and Steve Scalise (La.).
While there are vocal factions on either side of the debate, the battle for immigration reform will be fought over a bloc of lawmakers who have stayed relatively quiet on the issue. Many of them will take their lead from conservative colleagues they respect more than House GOP leaders or big business groups.
Both sides are battling for 117 Republican votes because Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said he will only move legislation that has the support of a majority of the 233-member GOP conference.
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The GOPe actually claims to be conservative. They also claim to respect the rule of law. If the GOPe had a shred of integrity, they’d hold off on ALL immigration votes until such time that we have an administration that will faithfully execute whatever is passed. How in the world can any rational person vote for immigration reforms when we have near daily examples of a president who picks and chooses what he wants to enforce? No matter what is written, President Obama will do what he wants. That should be clear to everyone involved.
This Retreat would more properly be titled to reflect its mission to establish a permanent Democrat majority.
How in the world can any rational person vote for immigration reforms when we have near daily examples of a president who picks and chooses what [law] he wants to enforce? No matter what is written, President Obama will do what he wants. That should be clear to everyone involved.
That should be clear to every
one sentient being involved.
...why has Bonehead taken this on?...why is it suddenly the GOP’s problem?
Good to let these staunch conservatives know that we are with them.
However, it is also VERY important to let your elected representatives (regardless of party affiliation) how you stand on this issue, and to demand they do the job for which they were elected; i.e., the represent your views at the fedgov level.
The real conservatives are already with us. It’s the others we need to convince, or cajole, into supporting the right and proper approach: NO AMNESTY, NO WAY. Enforce existing law, and hold accountable all elected and appointed officials who work in contravention of that notion.
Bonor wants the ca$h without controversy. He doesn’t have the votes.
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I think their main motivation is to just get rid of the issue. They're tired of fighting it and things will be so much easier for them the next several years of their careers if they just cave and then, move on.
They aren't too concerned about how amnesty will affect American citizens, or the future of the US in general.
A fantastic statement. Bonehead has already broken that promise.
The fact is SOMETHING must be done about the immigration mess. We should allow hispanic workers into the country only via a legal process that controls the number, registers them, and does not give any path to citizenship that is more favorable than what applies to would-be immigrants from other countries.
Bohner’s Amnesty Caucus:
CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN BROOKS
CONGRESSMAN LARRY BUCSHON
CONGRESSMAN KEN CALVERT
CONGRESSMAN DAVE CAMP
CONGRESSWOMAN SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO
CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS
CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK
CONGRESSMAN RODNEY DAVIS
CONGRESSMAN JEFF DENHAM
CONGRESSMAN CHARLIE DENT
CONGRESSMAN MARIO DIAZ-BALART
CONGRESSMAN SEAN DUFFY
CONGRESSMAN MIKE FITZPATRICK
CONGRESSMAN JEFF FORTENBERRY
CONGRESSMAN RODNEY FRELINGHUYSEN
CONGRESSMAN JIM GERLACH
CONGRESSMAN CHRIS GIBSON
CONGRESSMAN MICHAEL GRIMM
CONGRESSMAN RICHARD HANNA
CONGRESSWOMAN JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER
CONGRESSWOMAN LYNN JENKINS
CONGRESSMAN BILL JOHNSON
CONGRESSMAN DAVID JOYCE
CONGRESSMAN MIKE KELLY
CONGRESSMAN PETER KING
CONGRESSMAN ADAM KINZINGER
CONGRESSMAN LEONARD LANCE
CONGRESSMAN TOM LATHAM
CONGRESSMAN FRANK LOBIONDO
CONGRESSMAN DAVID MCKINLEY
CONGRESSWOMAN CATHY MCMORRIS RODGERS
CONGRESSMAN PAT MEEHAN
CONGRESSMAN TIMOTHY MURPHY
CONGRESSMAN ERIK PAULSEN
CONGRESSMAN THOMAS PETRI
CONGRESSMAN TOM W. REED
CONGRESSMAN DAVID REICHERT
CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI
CONGRESSMAN SCOTT RIGELL
CONGRESSMAN JON RUNYAN
CONGRESSMAN AARON SCHOCK
CONGRESSMAN MIKE SIMPSON
CONGRESSMAN STEVE STIVERS
CONGRESSMAN LEE TERRY
CONGRESSMAN PAT TIBERI
CONGRESSMAN MICHAEL TURNER
CONGRESSMAN FRED UPTON
CONGRESSMAN DAVID VALADAO
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN
CONGRESSMAN ED WHITFIELD
CONGRESSMAN FRANK WOLF
CONGRESSMAN TODD YOUNG
Amnesty’s Gang of 28.
1. REP. MARIO DIAZ-BALART (R-FL)
2. REP. SAM JOHNSON (R-TX)
3. REP. JOHN CARTER (R-TX)
4. REP. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN (R-FL)
5. REP. DARRELL ISSA (R-CA)
6. REP. RAUL LABRADOR (R-ID)
7. DON YOUNG (R-AK)
8. GREG WALDEN (R-OR)
9. REP. PETER KING (R-NY)
10. REP. PAUL RYAN (R-WI)
11. REP. SPENCER BACHUS (R-AL)
12. REP. DAVID VALADAO (R-CA)
13. REP. JEFF DENHAM (R-CA)
14. REP. TIM GRIFFIN (R-AR)
15. REP. JAMES LANKFORD (R-OK)
16. REP. MICHAEL GRIMM (R-NY)
17. REP. MICHAEL KELLY (R-PA)
18. REP. JOE HECK (R-NV)
19. REP. DEVIN NUNES (R-CA)
20. REP. MIKE COFFMAN (R-CO)
21. REP. DANIEL WEBSTER (R-FL)
22. REP. AARON SCHOCK (R-IL)
23. REP. DAVID REICHERT (R-WA)
24. REP. MARK AMODEI (R-NV)
25. REP. JUSTIN AMASH (R-MI)
26. REP. SEAN DUFFY (R-WI)
27. REP. JASON CHAFFETZ (R-UT)
28. REP. CHRIS STEWART (R-UT)
I went to the link. Wherever there is a den of filthy vipers, McQueeg is always in the middle of it.
If the house passes amnesty I have cast my last vote for a Republican.
Amnesty = third party.
Write your Senators and your House Representative, no matter what political party they belong to, to say you are against amnesty and for strong border enforcement, including deportations. There ar easy email pages for the Senate & House. Tell them, even if they don’t listen.
All of those mentioned are for amnesty except maybe Gowdy who may have flipped back after attacking Steve King.
Ellmers is an idiot. No one listens to her. Chaffetz is for amnesty and mass immigration.
Mulvaney is against it from what he said to Ingraham. He just said he wants to show the public what they would do to secure the border. There is others in the SC delegation that are way more conservative on the issue.
I wouldn’t be certain of Shelley Capito or Wolf voting for amnesty.
Some of the older establishment Republicans are not always for amnesty.
A lot of idiot young guns and women elected in 2010 and 2012 will vote for amnesty.
Dennis Hastert killed Ted Kennedy’s amnesty plans.
Gowdy is a amnesty traitor folks.
Just goggle his comments on the poor blueberry pickers .
He is bought off by the K st Big Ag lobbyists !
How about this for a little imagination:
What if all the ID being stolen .. is on purpose ..??
What if the stolen ID is being done in order that the “new” immigrants can be given valid papers .. ALLOWING THEM TO VOTE IN 2014 ..??????????? Didn’t Obama just tell the dems that Boehner would delivery Amnesty in 2014 ..??
Remember what the 9/11 Commission said: “... a lack of imagination” was what caused 9/11.
The GOP elites have taken the bait .. and the dems will reward them in 2014, when most all of them will be out of a job .. because once again the dems will STEAL away the House (using their illegal, falsely ID’d voters) .. and we will have to watch while the dems spend the country into destruction.
What are the chances we are about to be fooled once again ..????
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