Skip to comments.John Boehner on amnesty: 'I want to get it done'
Posted on 03/04/2014 5:40:05 PM PST by bkopto
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that he wants to get amnesty legislation done this year even as he insisted that the immigration reform he and President Barack Obama discussed in their White House meeting was not "amnesty."
Boehner recently said that he and Obama agreed the most on immigration during their recent one-on-one meeting and both want legislation this year, which amnesty advocates believe may be the last chance to pass significant immigration reform. Obama said he would not sign a bill that does not have a pathway to citizenship in it or that creates two classes of people in the United States. He wants to get it done. I want to get it done, Boehner told Cincinnati.com on Monday. But hes going to have to help us in this process.
After the House GOP leadership released its immigration principles document, those like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted it as amnesty, halting any momentum it may have had. GOP leaders in both chambers then said that they would not go forward with immigration reform until President Barack Obama convinced them that he could be trusted to enforce any new laws. Boehner's comments may give more credence to the belief that that was just a head fake to secure the potential votes of Republicans on the fence.
Boehner also said that providing illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, which the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers, is not amnesty.
Some want to call it amnesty, Boehner said. I reject that premise... If you come in and plead guilty and pay a fine, thats not amnesty.
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Get out the pitchforks.
He actually wants this amnesty, even if it costs him his speakership.
I agree with the poster whose tag line reads, “Our Forefathers would be shooting by now..”
Me on Boehner “ I want you the hell out!”
How much money did Obama offer Boehner at their White House meeting last week?
The Bozo will have to go against +80% of the Rs in the House.
I was told we have to vote GOP no matter what. So in light of this latest cave to illegals, either the “No matter what” people here on FR are not too smart or liberals.
Wonder which. Either way they should be ignored at minimum.
Talk about delusional. Where was he in the fight for the good German homeschooling family no doubt spending a small fortune and sweating out a verdict?
Raising kids in that atheistic Deutschland is too much to bear
In 2014, the GOP STILL ignores Gov. Palin,
supports Romney, and through Boehner and McConnell
they support Obama and his insane policies.
THE GOP = GIVE OBAMA POWER.
Boehner is no better than Harry Reid. To h*ll with him.
No biggie. It’s just a lesser evil.
Boehner also [lied] that providing illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, which the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers, is not amnesty. Some want to call it amnesty, Boehner [lies]. I reject that premise... If you come in and plead guilty and pay a fine, thats not amnesty.
There are not “two classes” of people here, unless you accept a premise that our laws mean nothing, that illegal presence takes precedence over the law.
There are people who are here legally.
That is the only “class” of people the law recognizes as having any lawful standing. Anyone else does not have legal standing to be here.
THAT IS NOT AN ERROR IN THE LAW, it is ONLY an error in LAW ENFORCEMENT.
Enforce the law and people here illegally will self deport.
I'm guessing it wasn't money. Boehner is a willing conspirator with the communists in the White House. That meeting was to give Boehner his marching orders.
GTH you SOB!
Every compromise with the Hope N’ Change crowd is a loss for America.
What needs to get done is to get Boehner out of the leadership position. Preferably out of Congress all together.