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GOP push for immigration reform thwarted
washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/4/14 | Ed O'Keefe and David Nakamura

Posted on 04/04/2014 1:14:23 PM PDT by cotton1706

The head of the House Armed Services Committee dealt another blow to immigration reform efforts in the Republican-controlled House on Friday by deciding not to include in this year's defense policy bill GOP-written proposals that would permit undocumented immigrants to become legal U.S. residents if they serve in the military.

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) speaks during a recent subcommittee hearing. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) speaks during a recent subcommittee hearing. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The decision could cause considerable political trouble for Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and other Republicans who represent districts with growing immigrant communities and are expected to face well-funded campaigns by Democrats and immigration rights groups to unseat them in this year's elections.

Coffman and Denham had been pushing proposals that would allow qualified undocumented immigrants to enlist in the U.S. military and then seek to become legal permanent residents if they met certain service requirements. Other House Republicans, mostly from Western states, have been pressuring GOP leaders to permit votes on the issue. In recent weeks, Coffman and Denham had asked GOP leadership to hold votes on their bills or at least include their language in the annual National Defense Authorization Act, a comprehensive measure that is considered one of the few remaining must-pass pieces of legislation.

But House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.) said Friday that he will not allow either proposal to be added to this year's defense bill because he didn't believe it was the appropriate legislative venue for the measure. The decision came after several days of protest by conservative Republican lawmakers, who first learned about the possibility of including Denham's proposal in the defense bill from reports in conservative news outlets such as Breitbart News.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Colorado; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; buckmckeon; california; colorado; h1b; jeffdenham; mikecoffman; randnesty

1 posted on 04/04/2014 1:14:23 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Fight them on every step

They are turning the military into a liberal social program


2 posted on 04/04/2014 1:16:51 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: cotton1706

This Congress is doing good. I’d like to see them put up a stand alone H1-B bill and pass it. Let the Senate Democrats either pass it or kill it. Either way it ends their coalition for illegal immigration legalization.

Toss in welfare reform once we win the Senate and most illegals will self-deport.


3 posted on 04/04/2014 1:19:18 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: cotton1706

I agree. They should not try to seek any type of immigration reform by adding it to another bill. It should succeed or fail on its own merit.


4 posted on 04/04/2014 1:27:14 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: GeronL
Wow! Not only will we let illegal aliens into our country, we'll allow them to fight for us as foreign mercenaries.

What could go wrong?

5 posted on 04/04/2014 1:27:42 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Ask the Romans


6 posted on 04/04/2014 1:28:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: 1010RD

That’s not how it works. The house passed the H1B bill, the senate cobbles something like it together. When it passes it goes to Conference Committee where the RATS inject Scamnasty and it gets passed and signed into law.

WE get Screwed...

NO Immigration bill AT ALL can be voted out of the house without that happening!


7 posted on 04/04/2014 1:29:12 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: leapfrog0202

How about instead of attempting to replace our aging population and the population of young people lost to the abortion holocaust with a poor uneducated underclass of foreigners from a a corrupt country, why not make conditions favorable for the old saying,

“Be fruitful and multiply”

We should be encouraging Americans to get married and have families with as many babies as can be reasonably cared for.


8 posted on 04/04/2014 1:45:13 PM PDT by TheArizona
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To: VRWCarea51

When are they gonna stop the s**t? For the last 12 months we’ve heard countless times that immigration reform is dead, yet it keeps rearing its ugly head. WTF is wrong with these people? Just kill it, put a fork in it, drive a stake through it, and have a large, public, celebratory funeral service with all the bells and whistles. No means no. End of story.
Read my lips—Stick your immigration reform where the sun don’t shine, and don’t ever bring it up again.


9 posted on 04/04/2014 1:51:18 PM PDT by huckfillary
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To: huckfillary

The forces of evil never keep trying, while many conservatives seem always to give up when they meet any opposition.


10 posted on 04/04/2014 2:09:03 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: cotton1706

“GOP-written proposals that would permit undocumented immigrants to become legal U.S. residents if they serve in the military.”

“The decision could cause considerable political trouble for Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Jeff Denham (R-Calif.)”

“Coffman and Denham had been pushing proposals that would allow qualified undocumented immigrants to enlist in the U.S. military and then seek to become legal permanent residents”


11 posted on 04/04/2014 2:12:41 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: GeronL
GeronL:" They are turning the military into a liberal social program"

The military is being changed into a liberal social program
The IRS has been changed into the anti-defamation "bully program preventing any opposeing voice to the administration
The "Just-Us " Deptartment has turned into the diversity deflection program , stalling and preventing objective investigation into any scandal .
The Social Security program is now changed from an "earned benefit " arising from past employment into what it is now Federal Socialized Welfare taxation program.
The Educational Dept. is now the "Common Core " Nationalized Indoctrination Office of Propaganda .
NASA has been changed from a space exploration agency , and is now changed into Multi-diversity and Muslim advocate voice
NOAA is now changed from temperature and climate into the Official United Nations Agenda 21 Sustainability office.
The EPA is changed from an agency designed to protect citizens, to an agency that resricts personal and corporate freedom and growth
and most recently has sought to commandeer land and private property , and command ditribution of necessary water resources .
Well , you were promised " Hope and Change ", and now that's all that you can do : " Hope and Change " !!

12 posted on 04/04/2014 2:35:16 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: cotton1706

Illegal immigrants are criminals, I remember in the early 70’s when I was in the military, there was something called McNamara’s 100,000, this was a program were a criminal could go to jail or join the army.

It turned out there was more like 300,000 and discipline in the Army was nil, morale nose dived, they even stole your dirty laundry, hard core drug use was rampant, it was a most miserable time I can tell you.

There are already to many gangs in the military, then you got the queers and assorted other perverts...NO WAY JOSE!


13 posted on 04/04/2014 2:49:39 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: cotton1706

The Dreamers will sponsor their parents and siblings and brother-in-law.

Back in 2012:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/02/marco-rubio-says-the-dream-act_n_1396824.html

In an interview with Juan Williams on Sunday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio explained that he doesn’t support The DREAM Act -— a measure supported by 90% of U.S. Latinos — because it would encourage “chain migration” and illegal immigration.


14 posted on 04/04/2014 3:44:27 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: huckfillary

Follow the money.


15 posted on 04/04/2014 4:04:06 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: GeronL
They are turning the military into a liberal social program

Bingo, especially the VA. It's a way to cut military spending and buy votes, while very possibly assuring the military's backing when TSHTF.

16 posted on 04/04/2014 4:07:16 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: cotton1706

The press knows citizens hate ‘immigration reform’ so every chance they get they’ll tag every story with names of Republicans. They try the same with Obamacare but NOT ONE REPUBLICAN voted for it...


17 posted on 04/04/2014 4:08:35 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: cotton1706

Watching the US fall like the Romas empire has been unreal.
One of the key reason Rome collapse was they exempted Romans from the draft and relied on Foreign mercanaries like the Germans to be there Army.

Now , we have a Marxist America hating foreigner who is dismantling the Military and we have Illegals or Foreign mercenaries as our Army.

Unreal !
Illegals not even citizen are our defenders .
We are screwed.


18 posted on 04/04/2014 4:55:45 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: cotton1706

This is a big deal folks.....this bill was set up by the GOP leadership so it could get to the senate where they could graft amnesty onto the bill, send it back to congress, and bring in 30 million new slaves.


19 posted on 04/04/2014 5:38:12 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: cotton1706

“The decision could cause considerable political trouble for Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) and Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and other Republicans who represent districts with growing immigrant communities and are expected to face well-funded campaigns by Democrats and immigration rights groups to unseat them in this year’s elections.”

Yeah, a Republican voting for amnesty will really make the Hispanics love them. They’ll be as appreciative as they were for Juan McAmnesty who has pushed amnesty incessantly. The Hispanic/Latino vote in 2008: 31% for McAmnesty, 67% for JugEars.

So go ahead, Denham, et al.: vote to make even more third-worlders citizens so you will lose your congressional seat even faster.

They don’t call it the Stupid Party for nothing.


20 posted on 04/04/2014 5:52:14 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cotton1706

“The decision came after several days of protest by conservative Republican lawmakers, who first learned about the possibility of including Denham’s proposal in the defense bill from reports in conservative news outlets such as Breitbart News.”

Cantor, Boehner, and McCarthy are increasingly trying to sneak things pass their own caucus, like the Doc fix the other day without spending offsets that they didn’t notify their own party members about. Boehner is not to be trusted. Cantor is a serpent.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 6:00:11 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cotton1706

We have always allowed foreigners to enlist in our armed services - but only in certain roles. I had many Phillipine nationals on my ships normally they worked in supply, disbursing, and medical. Some would apply for green cards while they served, others would not and return home with their retirement. This though is different, as there was no gurantee of immigration status previously.


22 posted on 04/05/2014 8:10:12 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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