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.
Right again, Marlowe. Any plan that has workers in the US who can be here legally but never have the right to pursue citizenship is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Scotus will decide that someone who is subjugated throughout his life only to work but never to participate is some form of serfdom or slavery.
Any law that deals with illegal immigrants -- other than deportation -- is a backdoor way to get amnesty, even if it takes the judiciary to declare it.
He's a wannabe democrat - nowhere near a republican.
I want to deport Boehner.
A good start would be for every conservative business to get the hell out of the COC. At ALL levels of it.
Hey, Congressman Boner, how about getting Impeachment done first?
The statement that if you pay a fine it isn’t amnesty, is cringeworthy.
We should apply this logic to all crimes.
Plus it means admission to the USA is just up for sale.
But then WHY do people think politicians are any thing but dopes?
cheebus this guy has GOT TO GO!!!!!!
How about we please get Boehner DONE. I am so tired of his pandering to Hussein, instead of the rest of us who do not want amnesty.
Hello Boner, it's amnesty. I do not, however, think many illegal aliens will come forward to plead guilty and pay a fine. Are these politicians really that stupid? Well, yes, of course they are.
” - - - Boehner is a willing conspirator with the communists in the White House. That meeting was to give Boehner his marching orders. - - - - “
There is a lot of evidence to support your assertion.
Boehner has been a rock-solid opponent of any Impeachment of Soetoro-Obama, the Democrat’s former Foreign Student Impostor.
Every Rep. running for office or re-election should be told point blank, you either take an oath to replace Bohner as speaker AND vote against any legislation to give special treatment to criminal invaders already here residency or citizenship.
If they won’t why vote for them vs the rats?
Boner will push this WITH the rinos and the rats just like he did with the CR and debt limit..
Passing any law that rewards criminal behavior, such as illegal entry into our country, with citizenship is unforgivable. I approve of legal immigration and want that system fixed, but I do not think our country needs more criminals.
According to Jamie DeuxCarnie on Hannity’s show, boehner says that he is running an has the votes for speaker next term. Vote against any representative that votes for this lush!
Go join the Democrats Johnny.
This weeping jerk is detestable.
Give Obama Power. That's brilliant, Diogenes - and unfortunately true. Thank you for shining your lantern on these "Republican" frauds.
John Boehner and GOP whores are more of a threat to my family’s future than Russia retaking Crimea.
They own him. He is busted hard on some perversion or peccadillo.
Well as long as people buy the lesser evil/no matter what crap he probably does. The right proved they will accept liberals with Romney and he knows it.
So we can either stop doing that or not. Simple choice. The Dems are doing nothing worse than the GOP. The GOP is lockstep with Dem desires. So we lose either way.
Or we fight and maybe politically die on this hill saying NO more Rinos. Or maybe win.
WE DON’T NEED this guy (Boehner) leading the house of Reps. We need someone with concern for this country in that position.
Boehner’s gotta go.
Pssssssstttttt! John, what you are saying isn't "amnesty", certainly is. And what you are calling "reform", certainly isn't.
If we want to truly "reform" immigration, that's going to have to wait until we have a truly conservative government.
Get this sorry son of a bitch out of my party!!
almost anything I say or post at this point would have such foul words and dangerous threats.....I hate this alcoholic bum
He really needs to go to AA.
Exactly, that’s why I sent in my GOP card when they re-elected boehner as speaker. I will not support that type of candidate under any circumstances.
This F’er has got to go!
No normal, patriotic American would ever support amnesty.
The corporatists have spoken.
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