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Skip to comments.Committee Chairman Deals Blow to Immigration Push
Posted on 04/04/2014 1:11:50 PM PDT by cotton1706
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 Chairmans 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 ...
How stupid can the Republican leadership get!
“Let’s reward criminals” - those illegal aliens - who keep committing crimes while here illegally.
Apparently not all of the GOP wants to commit electoral suicide in 2014.
The military has become a liberal social program
Only the GOP could lose in a an easy win year.
What a shame. Borders on criminal.
RINOs and Tigers and Bears, oh my.
At first hearing it appears plausible and follows a historical precedent. For example, Eastern Bloc escapees or defectors from the USSR would make their way to US camps in Italy in the 1960s and request asylum. Many of them were of low rank so they were given a chance of permanent residency if they agreed to join the US Army and serve in Vietnam.
But this is far from the 1960s. The fundamental question is do conservatives trust Obama/Reid to pass the Denham Bill without amending it to the Gang of 8 Senate Bill? The answer is no, there is no trust. Therefore, ***every*** immigration bill proposed in the House must be declared DOA.
When real conservatives control the House, Senate and White House, then we’ll talk.
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