Skip to comments.Where Do House Republicans Stand on Immigration Principles? (Updated Whip Count)
Posted on 03/12/2014 6:37:57 PM PDT by jimbo123
Where do House Republicans stand on the set of immigration principles released by GOP leadership in January? Journalists at CQ Roll Call spent two weeks asking each House Republicans office and combing through their public statements to answer that simple question. We have recorded the answers, which suggest weak support within Speaker John A. Boehners conference for overhauling the nations immigration system.
The initial CQ Roll Call tally found 19 Republicans backing the principles, two who said possibly yes, 30 Republicans openly opposed, 22 who refused to say and 25 who were undecided. Three others had nuanced responses. The other 131 did not respond to calls or emails from our team. Matt Fuller broke down the categories in this original story.
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Mark Amodei, Nev.
John A. Boehner, Ohio
Ken Calvert, Calif.
Eric Cantor, Va.
Jeff Denham, Calif.
Charlie Dent, Pa.
Mario Diaz-Balart, Fla.
Renee Ellmers, N.C.
Joe Heck, Nev. (Asked to be moved 2/25 after initially not responding. His office told us he supports immigration reform and an earned pathway to citizenship.)
Peter T. King, N.Y.
Kevin McCarthy, Calif.
Michael McCaul, Texas
Howard Buck McKeon, Calif.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Wash.
Paul D. Ryan, Wis.
Glenn Thompson, Pa.
Marlin Stutzman, Ind.
David Valadao, Calif.
That damned RYAN is evil!! I want him defeated!!We are winning. Last night was a TEA PARTY IN FLORIDA. Senator Paul was the BIG WINNER. bill clinton , who defiled the “White” house and obammy got their ass whipped!!!TEA PARTY YES— Establishment —get out.
Nevada has no Republican opposition to amnesty. Im interested if immigration will be an issue for the Lt Gov race between Mark Hutchison and Sue Lowden.
I agreed with Harry Reid on Joe Heck.
“Reids disdain for Heck got me thinking: Is the senator concerned that the Republican congressman might run against him in 2016, when Reid seat is up?
Reid, a former boxer, essentially said bring it on.
Joe Heck compared to the people Ive run against over the years, is a lightweight. Let him run, Reid said. Hes a lightweight compared to all of them.
How about Sharron Angle? Reid added. Hes a lightweight compared to her. Let him run.
Joe Heck has been running around meeting illegals.
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
Then he'll pull the trigger and put the GOP out of it's misery.
That's one silly-a$$ed comment right there.
The VAST majority and their children are receiving some kin d of public assistance.
Boehner’s Amnesty Czar Becky Tallent was in Austin Texas pimping Amnesty at South by Southwest earlier this week. Darrell Issa was there pimping Amnesty, too. Amnesty is not dead.
Principles is a bad word in the GOPe-Sphere
Thanks for this list of 19 Reps. who want to destroy American jobs, Jobs, JOBS by giving Amnesty to 30 million Illegal Alien Invaders from Mexico.
Do you have a list of those Reps. who oppose Amnesty for the Illegal Alien Invaders from Mexico, and their children born illegally in America?
The USA, nice while it lasted.
Didn’t Peter King used to be tough on illegal immigration?
What has gotten into to him? His district has a big problem with illegals and was the site of protests against illegals.
I can only assume it’s all the big hedge fund money in NY. The 1% are going all in for amnesty.
I think with that list that Boehner has all he needs along with all the dems.
Duncan Hunter, too.
Yes he is waiting until after the primaries.
He doesn’t need a majority of the republican caucus. He only needs about 18 and all the dems. He’ll back the democrats on this after the primaries.
Boehner doesn’t think his immigration reform is amnesty. There’s only one way to explain his treasonous attitude; he’s compromised.
The Reps could care less about amnesty. For them it is a bargaining chip to get what they really want from the Gang of 8 bill, a doubling of the guest worker programs to satisfy their corporate paymasters. Look for amnesty during the lame duck session.
True, but he'll likely get them anyway.
Hell, at this point I'm not even sure we have a prospective candidate for POTUS that's against it.
It appears not.
The absurd thing about our immigration situation is that almost every other county in the world with large scale immigration is deporting illegals and reducing the number of immigrants allowed, or at least the politicians are competing with each other to claim they will do this.
The USA is literally the only Western country where giving amnesty to illegals is being seriously discussed.
Wealthy Saudi Arabia deported over 2 million visa overstayers in 2013 and made impoverished Ethiopia pay for its own citizen’s airfare home if they couldn’t afford it. Israel has passed tough new laws with long prison sentences for people who “infiltrate” across it’s borders. In the UK, the LABOR PARTY leader says immigration must be cut back and that previous immigration has harmed the country. Other European countries’ political climates are even more negative on immigration. Australia is now deporting illegal immigrant “asylum seekers” to an offshore detention center on contact and automatically denying their claims for asylum. Singapore reduced immigration after people complained that they were taking too many of the available jobs — their quasi-democratic government actually listened to the people and acted quickly. Impoverished Botswana put an electrified fence on it’s long border with Zimbabwe. This goes on and on.
The near unanimity with which the political class and the media here in the USA support amnesty and open borders is a complete anomaly.
You might be thinking of Steve King of Iowa?
Pete is an idiot. I think he just doesn’t think about it much. He said “it is something we should do” but acknowledged that the rank and file said no to Boehner. Maybe he thinks it is a moderate position now with his fight with the Tea Party.
When Karl Rove in 2006 met with 20 House Republicans to pass amnesty to get a sample, 19 of them told him no. Peter King and Steve King both said no
Peter King cosponsored the border fence bill.
Steve King has been behind the scenes trolling Rove (you will not get a cockroach across that border when I build the fence), assisting Lamar Smith and trolling Trey Gowdy most recently.