Skip to comments.Top Republicans to Call for Legal Status for Some Immigrants (Leaks from GOP Amnesty Plan)
Posted on 01/28/2014 11:02:53 AM PST by jimbo123
The House Republican leaderships broad framework for overhauling the nations immigration laws will call this week for a path to legal status but not citizenship for many of the 11 million adult immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to aides who have seen the partys statement of principles. For immigrants brought to the United States illegally as young children, the Republicans would offer a path to citizenship.
House Republican leaders will circulate it at a three-day retreat for their members that begins Wednesday on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Several pro-immigration organizations that have been briefed on the guidelines say they are not intended to serve as a conservative starting point for future negotiations, but as a gauge of how far to the left House Republicans are willing to move.
The principles say that Republicans do not support a special path to citizenship, but make an exception for the Dreamers, the immigrants brought into the country illegally as children, quoting a 2013 speech by Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the House majority leader. One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents, Mr. Cantor said at the time. It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children and who know no other home.
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The GOP wants to commit suicide for some reason.
This is by far the worst I have felt about our country. They do this is is OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GOP to start the Demonuts Propaganda Ball rolling
Like a dog to its vomit (see The Gods of the Copybook Headings).
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;
And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!
Not really. They're just no different than the Vichy French during the Nazi occupation. They sold their souls to Soros in hopes of getting nice apartments in Elysium once the statists have total control...
“..They sold their souls to Soros in hopes of getting nice apartments in Elysium once the statists have total control...”
Most will not realize just how close to reality this comment is...
Still a suicidal path.
How would this work, take their word for when they arrived? How could this be a problem? What is a child, as far as I know, I’m still my mommy’s baby boy, even at 72..
“The House Republican leaderships broad framework for overhauling the nations immigration laws will call this week for a path to legal status but not citizenship for many of the 11 million adult immigrants who are in the country illegally,...”
And a Federal Judge would grant them voting rights within 72 hours of that law being signed!
Sure, it's 11 million. Try 25 million.
The real “Dreamers” are the RINO bastards that think they can vote for this and still get reelected in 2014!
How would this work? Take a look at how well 0bamacare is working.
They aren’t “dreamers”: they know how gullible their own voters are.
True,they want to keep their lands and slaves!
Call your legislators and just get honest. Don’t hold back.
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if I were a liberal Democrat in 2014, I’d be laughing and crapping on everyone too....
Is this really what you voted for America?
Hey everybody: how’s that quest for a more moderate, centrist government going? :)
I can see Cantor, McCarthy, Flake, Portman, Hoeven, Corker, Kirk and several others simply switching to Democrat, claiming the "party of hate" has forced them to pull away.
The "several" others could become many others if they sense the tide is changing.
They don't care if their party commits suicide as long as they can continue to win elections.
Tried calling this morning, all lines busy, mailbox full. Once again they ignore us, so I will ignore them. I put 22 years in the Marine Corps for this? I want a “do-over”
“The Gods of the Copybook Headings”
Thank you so much for that.
Don’t know how I managed to remain ignorant of this poem all these years.
Or maybe I just forgot.
“I put 22 years in the Marine Corps for this?”
Semper Fi, jarhead, from a retired squid.
When it’s time to stand to, I’ll be there. Even if I have to be carried, I’ll be there.
Of course, the Democratic Party is pursuing a suicidal platform themselves, i.e. in terms of national suicide.
“Hey everybody: hows that quest for a more moderate, centrist government going?”
You mean the one that’s way over to hell and gone past Robin Hood’s Barn to the right of the right wing of the “Republican Party?” Over there closer to the center?
Is this really what you voted for America?
I don’t recall seeing an amnesty plank in the 2012 GOP platform. Silly me for missing that one.
I don't know what the answer is, but most of what I hear around here is obsolete and about a decade out of date.
Yet something absolutely must be done. Where I live, the battle is already lost, but the rest of the country still has a chance.
It’s in the New York Times, it must be true!
Cantor’s dreamer bill has been out there a long time. The Times isn’t making this up.
What is new the cock and bull trial balloon from the GOP that legalization without citizenship is NOT amnesty.
Yes. But I (and I think they) view it more as premeditated murder.
Obama and those closest to him hate our country.
Schumer, Reid, Pelosi and other clowns simply figure, 1) someone will get to be in charge, whatever is left (no pun intended); and 2) they got theirs already, so what the hell?
You’re right about Cantor.
I just never trust the NYT, I don’t care what they’re trying to pass off as factual and accurate.
Another ex-squid that feels the same way. Feel like I wasted some very good years of my life.
I would also stand tall with you guys but im afraid we are in a very small minority.
Their LEGAL status is ILLEGAL.
Otherwise the rule of law and thus the primacy of the US Constitution and most of the foundations of our society are dead.
They wouldn't be able to vote so they wouldn't care what happens to the government. They would still be reluctant to speak up when crimes are committed in their neighborhoods for fear of losing their tentative status. They would still have to be cared for, free of charge, in ERs. They would most likely qualify for workers comp and unemployment and even Social Security, or would get these care of further liberal legislation.
We would turn America into another Europe.
Temporary work visas for a relatively small number of people in fields where there is truly a shortage of talent might make sense. But long term non-citizen status is a recipe for disaster.
No, you've got it all wrong. See, this is the lesser of two evils - that's why we need to vote for MORE squishy unprincipled candidates.
This ranks right up there with the genius of Justice Roberts declaring 0care constitutional because the mandate is a tax, so that more court cases can later be heard to say the law he said was constitutional is unconstitutional - pure genius!
Here's how it works: By voting for (R) candidates that support things like amnesty, abortion, queer "marriage," gun bans etc, they can pass laws that give us amnesty, abortion, queer "marriage," and gun bans.........this way the democrats won't be able to pass laws that give us amnesty, abortion, queer "marriage," and gun bans. And since it was (R) people that did it, that equals lesser of two evils and "severe" conservatism.
And in this way, the GOP will have a bigger tent and attract more voters, exampled by all the voters they detracted in 2012 using this same reasoning. See, lesser supporters = more votes. Jeesh, don't you know anything about politics?
/deranged broken glass GOPe supporter with battered wife syndrome
They need to understand that this may well be the last vote any of them make in congress.
As far as I'm concerned just having an "R" beside your name is no qulification for my vote whatsoever.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
If they want to fast track immigrants who are enlisted in the military, medical doctors or are productive with a job, why not? They aren’t the ones killing our welfare systems. BTW muzzies should be excluded.
72 hours, days or weeks...they will get full citizenship. And their first order of business will be to vote.
I’m struck by the complete moral abdication at “National Review” and “Weekly Standard.”
They don’t object to Amnesty.
They object to the timing:
“Its one of the few things that could actually disrupt what looks like a strong Republican year.”
“The last thing the party needs is a brutal intramural fight when it has been dealt a winning hand.”
So, this is the bone they throw to Conservatives?
If we promise to vote for them in 2014, they promise not to pass Amnesty until 2015?
Such a deal!
I’m through fighting this war against my own Party.
I’m not writing one more email to a Republican representative.
In the future, I will vote for Conservative state initiatives, and I will vote against local tax increases and bond issues.
But as to candidates, if the Republican Party cannot give me a Conservative to vote for, I will not vote at all.
Please don’t stop your emails until after this Amnesty push is stopped.
Recently had Empire Carpet install new carpeting and all the carpet installers where Mexicans who could barely speak any English and didn’t do a good job. Kind of difficult having someone work on your house who doesn’t speak the same language.
If anyone is thinking of purchasing new carpeting Do Not use Empire Carpet. They are a rip-off company and their installers are probably all illegal aliens.
Democrats respond to idea GOP will win votes by passing amnesty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KnXz_qZ5RE&feature=plcp