Skip to comments.Pelosi: Dems will insist on citizenship
Posted on 01/29/2014 1:34:37 PM PST by Sub-Driver
January 29, 2014, 04:00 pm Pelosi: Dems will insist on citizenship
By Mike Lillis House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday amplified the Democrats' insistence that an immigration reform package include a pathway to citizenship for the nation's illegal immigrants.
Some GOP leaders have embraced the notion of providing legal status to those residents, but Pelosi said such a strategy doesn't go far enough for House Democrats.
"In our caucus, there has to be a path to citizenship," she told reporters in the Capitol. "To talk about legalization is to say that America is not the country we think we are.
"They wouldn't even be second-class citizens, because they wouldn't be citizens. They'd be second-class residents of our country. I just can't subscribe to that, and that's not where our caucus is."
The comments arrived the same day Republicans left Washington for an issues conference in Maryland, where they'll unveil much-anticipated immigration reform principles to a conference that's sharply split on the issue.
GOP leaders appear eager to move legislation, if only to take away a stark political advantage enjoyed by Democrats when it comes to the Hispanic vote. But they face intense pressure from conservatives to oppose anything other than the deportation of those living in the country illegally.
Indeed, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) warned Tuesday a push for legalization by GOP leaders would play right into the hand of Democrats, who want citizenship.
"If we decide we're going to bring legalization status but no path to citizenship immediately the clamor starts for full citizenship from Democrats. Immediately, they try to polarize people on the basis of race and ethnicity and national origin," King said. "Politically it would be a huge mistake. You could never start down the path to legalization without citizenship and stop there."
Pelosi, for her part, characterized the GOP principles as "a good faith effort to find common ground."
"We look forward to seeing what they are," she said. "I'm assured by the Speaker that they will be good and
acceptable to all of us, and I hope that is the case."
And free Obamacare for them!
Dems will insist on citizenship... and that right quick!
What’s so special about being a citizen anymore? Its probably more advantageous to be an illegal. I’m only beinbg slightly facetious.
How about I insist that she drop dead.
>Dems will insist on citizenship for illegals.
How criminal can these morons get? The democrat party has lost its mind.
Any Republican voting for this idiocy should be deported to mexico.
Quick, alert Boehner. /s
Democrats operate from a playbook entitled “How To Negotiate With A Stupid Chump.”
But of course they will.
Dems don’t give a rats arse about these people as individuals, or what happens to them. Only that they can be registered as new Democrat voters.
They’d rather scuttle the whole thing than allow them to have some secure, legal status shy of voting. Really showing their true hand here.
No, Nancy. You’ve done enough damage with it already.
“Pelosi: Dems will insist on citizenship”
And I say no to citizenship for dems. /s
Ms. Pelousy...the expressed desire of your caucus for a “path to citizenship” for these illegal aliens does not, in and of itself, constitute a compelling case for it.
I am glad to see the Dems finally insisting on citizenship to vote. No wait...
A Limbaugh caller in the Texas badlands said the illegals he knows don’t want to be citizens and don’t want to pay taxes.
The current illegals are scared to death of another wave of illegals undercutting them.
Some Republican walks in to Rubio and says, “Hey, you know what? We may have a problem here.”
“Yeah? What’s that?”
“A lot of the illegals here don’t want amnesty and they don’t want it for anybody not yet here in the country.”
Yes - I would also insist that our President be a citizen of the United States. Go find us one.
Can we trade them with existing Dims one for one? Surely some lib would be willing to give up their membership to a club they think is unfair, right?
Oh YES, Mr. Obama, since the country isn't going down the crapper fast enough, let us help you add 11 to 20 MILLION new DemonRAT voters to the rolls. Thank you, sir, may we have another?
GOP will cave and Illegal Aliens will get citizenship
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