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COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DEALS BLOW TO IMMIGRATION PUSH
Breitbart ^ | April 4, 2014 | By Jonathan Strong

Posted on 04/04/2014 12:13:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says a proposal to allow illegal aliens to receive permanent legal residency by enlisting in the military won't be in the underlying text of a must-pass defense bill, dealing a serious blow to a push to enact the immigration measure.

“I do not intend to include the ‘ENLIST’ Act in the proposed National Defense Authorization Act that I will submit to the Armed Services Committee next month. I have reached this conclusion without regard to my views on the underlying policy, but because I do not believe that the Chairman’s mark should be the original venue for this debate,” Rep. Buck McKeon, the chairman of HASC, said in a statement.

“Over the past several days I have heard from Members on and off the committee on both sides of this issue. They have made sound arguments and raised valid concerns, and my colleagues and friends Congressmen Denham and Coffman deserve a great deal of credit for responsibly raising the matter. This is an important issue that I know will continue to be debated going forward,” he added.

While closing a significant door for sophomore Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), the bill's author who is heading the push, the proposal is far from dead.

For instance, Denham said Friday Majority Leader Eric Cantor is “very” supportive of his efforts.

“Yes. Very,” Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) told Breitbart News when asked if Cantor was supporting his push. “He has told me to work through the process. I'm actively getting as many co-authors as I can. I'd still like to bring my bill as a stand-alone bill to the floor,” he added...

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Colorado; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; buckmckeon; california; colorado; dod; ericcantor; illegalimmigration; illegals; jeffdenham; mikecoffman; military; virginia

1 posted on 04/04/2014 12:13:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

The “ENLIST” Act. ROTFL! Freakin’ liberals. Homosexuals and people who unable to understand one another. Should provide us with a fabulous military.


2 posted on 04/04/2014 12:16:45 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We are human beings. The debate, ANY DEBATE, is NEVER OVER!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Shamnesty ... just say NO.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 12:18:47 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Jim Robinson; Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

Immigration is not effected one bit by not allowing illegal aliens to enlist in the US military...

Illegal aliens have nothing to do with immigration..

they are not immigrants...


4 posted on 04/04/2014 12:21:25 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well, it’s good to know that homosexuals and illegal aliens are willing to fight and die if need be, defending God, family, country, constitution and the rule of law. Patriots all.


5 posted on 04/04/2014 12:21:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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Oh, wait. Under Obama, the military no longer recognizes God. Or family. Or Constitution. Or the rule of law. What country?


6 posted on 04/04/2014 12:24:16 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Well, it’s good to know that homosexuals and illegal aliens are willing to fight and die if need be, defending God, family, country, constitution and the rule of law. Patriots all.

Die? No one said anything about dying. That's for bitter clinging chumps. /s

7 posted on 04/04/2014 12:26:54 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Back in the 70s I believe it was possible for a non-citizen (NOT an illegal alien) to earn citizenship through military service. I served with a guy from the Phillipines who was in that program.

That seemed a good idea to me.

ILLEGALS ? Hell, no.


8 posted on 04/04/2014 12:27:54 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: jimt

Yes, we had some aboard the ships I served on in the late 60’s. They were used mostly as servants for the officers. I thought it was pretty strange at the time.


9 posted on 04/04/2014 12:34:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: jimt

Hmmm... no, they wouldn’t do that with the homosexuals. Would they?


10 posted on 04/04/2014 12:36:11 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Here's the part I enjoyed most:

Although he is a co-sponsor of Denham's bill, McKeon said he hadn't read it yet and had endorsed the measure because of his friendship with Denham, a fellow Californian. Denham recently approached him about including the language in NDAA and McKeon instructed him to build support for the measure, he said.

“Jeff talked to me about it, and what I told him is, he's a legislator, I says 'you go out and work the process. You build up support. And if you can get enough support that it carries the day. That's how it works.' He periodically tells me, 'well I got this guy, and I got this guy.' I say, that's the way it works, keep it up,” McKeon told Breitbart News.


Co-sponsor hasn't read the bill yet? Perhaps Denham doesn't have the support on the committee that he's leading us to believe.
11 posted on 04/04/2014 12:42:44 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes, we had some aboard the ships I served on in the late 60’s. They were used mostly as servants for the officers. I thought it was pretty strange at the time.
= = = = = = = = = = = = =
They were called Stewards Mates at the time (SD).

Blacks had originally had the ‘job’ but when integration was finalized in the Navy the Filipinos were ‘recruited’ to supplement the Blacks. In my time (50/60’s) the SD were mostly Filipino with Blacks.

Believe they were ‘disbanded’ when CS (Commissary Men) cooks became known as Mess Specialists and they sort of blended SD and CS.

Believe the Filipinos were granted citizenship after 4 or 5 years but figure when they retired and went back to PI with their retirement pay they were well off financially.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 12:46:04 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".))
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To: Jim Robinson

If it’s such a great idea, why do they want to blackmail people into voting for it by stuffing it into the defense authorization bill?

Because anyone who votes against it can be accused at election time of voting against everything good in the bill.


13 posted on 04/04/2014 12:49:21 PM PDT by Hugin
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To: Jim Robinson

This looks like Denham trying to save his own skin by appearing to support amnesty.


14 posted on 04/04/2014 12:49:23 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: Jim Robinson

15 posted on 04/04/2014 12:49:41 PM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: jimt

Sounds like a way to put a lot of enemy moles into our Armed Forces.


16 posted on 04/04/2014 12:52:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks JimRob.


17 posted on 04/04/2014 1:02:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m kinda wondering how an illegal alien could pass a security clearance check?


18 posted on 04/04/2014 1:07:51 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Jim Robinson

I have never liked the idea of recruiting criminals who are not even Americans to serve in our military.


19 posted on 04/04/2014 1:11:22 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Little Ray

He can’t. But that won’t stop them from strapping a 45 on his hip and allowing him to stand security watches.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 1:16:15 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: jimt; Jim Robinson
That program has been in place for awhile.

DoD Recruitment of Legal Aliens

21 posted on 04/04/2014 1:23:08 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: jimt

“Back in the 70s I believe it was possible for a non-citizen (NOT an illegal alien) to earn citizenship through military service.”

My Italian Grandfather earned his citizenship by enlisting in the army in 1916, which I believe was the practice back then. He subsequently saw combat in WWI - An Italian man fighting for France in an American army. Only in America.


22 posted on 04/04/2014 1:40:35 PM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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To: TADSLOS
That program has been in place for awhile.

DoD Recruitment of Legal Aliens


In the late 60’s and early 70’s “legal aliens” - that is green card holders - were part of the draft.

23 posted on 04/04/2014 2:11:13 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: az_gila

Part of VOLAR in the mid seventies too. I had several non US citizens assigned to my platoon who earned their citizenship while on active duty.


24 posted on 04/04/2014 2:35:19 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Jim Robinson

That’ll be great. Allow a bunch of law breaking anti-American enlistees. Sneak in from Syria. Welcome aboard. Sneak in from Mexico, Welcome aboard.

Any other than a Mexican citizen join the Mexican army? Es Prohibido!


25 posted on 04/04/2014 3:05:49 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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sidebar:

Democrats squawk as cracks form in immigration coalition
Washington Examiner | APRIL 3, 2014 | Byron York
Posted on 4/4/2014 12:23:09 PM by Second Amendment First
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3140847/posts


26 posted on 04/04/2014 3:27:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Obama is now making Jimmy Carter look like Attila the Hun. /focus/news/3138768/posts)
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To: Organic Panic
Just think. Those mad Chechnyan bombers could've been in our military....and that's okay?

We're running on stupid as a nation. But hey, I bet those nazis who burned tires in Kiev would be real good US soldiers.

27 posted on 04/04/2014 3:30:52 PM PDT by grania
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To: jimt
ILLEGALS ? Hell, no.

What's the matter with the people running this country?

28 posted on 04/04/2014 4:20:51 PM PDT by GOPJ (For your psycho gunman, a military base is basically a grade-school in uniform. - Mark Steyn)
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To: Tennessee Nana; Liz; Gilbo_3

Wont we need them to supply warm bodies for the invasion, occupation and rebuilding of the next poor Muzzie craphole?

American millennials on their own parents Obamacare (under 26) sure wont sign up to do that .


29 posted on 04/04/2014 5:01:47 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: Jim Robinson

“The reaction of Jeff Denham of California, original sponsor of the amnesty provision, was not, shall we say, collegial:

“It is very frustrating to see controversy on an issue from members that have never served our country and don’t understand the impact that immigrants have had on our freedoms and securing our national security.””

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/375093/sunshine-best-disinfectant-mark-krikorian

Im pretty sure leading critic Gohmert and general amnesty opponent Tom Cotton served.


30 posted on 04/04/2014 6:19:22 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: jimt

All the phillipinos were stewards back in those days. Basically waiters for officers. The rule was they had to serve 6 years and be discharged honorably. And since the Navy had 4 year hitches they always served at least 8 years.


31 posted on 04/04/2014 7:22:31 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

members that have never served our country and don’t understand the impact that immigrants have had on our freedoms and securing our national security.””
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Well Im not a member of congress but I served in our country’s military..

oh and I am an immigrant..

Now did Jeff Denham mean “immigrant” the way illegal aliens are falsely called “immigrant” or did he mean REAL immigrants like me...

or is he mixing us like apples and oranges..and calling us the same...

As a REAL immigrant the impact I have had in the US as a member of the military was a positive one..

I was taught to love and respect America years before I ever IMMIGRATED here..

my desire to come here was born from those feelings and not from hate and envy..

One of the first things I did on arriving was to join the military...to serve my new country..

years before I actually became a citizen...

why don’t these people ask me or other REAL immigrants how we feel about America ..

and why we came here...

Jeff Denham and his illegal aliens don’t speak for me...


32 posted on 04/05/2014 5:55:15 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yea, you’d think that with the impending inclusion of trannies into the military, they would have a large enough pool of people to draw from.


33 posted on 04/06/2014 3:36:25 AM PDT by BobL
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