Skip to comments.Peter King urges immigration reform
Posted on 04/24/2014 9:20:23 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
A House GOP lawmaker is urging Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to bring up immigration reform, saying it would benefit the nation and the Republican Party to undertake an overhaul that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
The letter from Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) adds to a quiet but growing chorus of comments from House Republicans during the current congressional recess speaking in favor of immigration reform this year which remains a steep uphill battle, with the House GOP fundamentally divided on the hot-button issue.
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THE “PATH TO CITIZENSHIP” LEADS back across the rio grande AND fill out the necesary paperwork.... all 20-30 million of them... OTM’s can go there too or back to whence tehy came from... pete king has aspirations to run for president and right now i am rolling on the floor laughing at this asshole. the repubs will loose badly if they dont stand up for principles... wait and see. they cant coopt the libtard agenda . unfortunately there are few leaders in either party.... just greedy self serving scumbags. the leaders are not part of the old guard...
>> pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants
The pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens begins in their country, just as it does for all aliens.
The big irony here is that both Peter King and Jim Oberweis used to have HUGE fan clubs here on FR because both of them were fire-breathing, red-meat throwing “fighters” for border security and deporting illegals, and both of them flip-flopped this week and said they were open to “immigration reform” and granting amnesty.
Here’s a flashback to when King was “against amnesty” and a bunch of gullible conservatives loved that lying RINO:
I’ve also heard rumors that Jason Chaffetz (the guy who defeated Chris Cannon by running a single issue campaign attacking Cannon for being pro-illegal) is now willing to also support amnesty. He’d be the LAST guy I’d expect to sell his soul on THIS issue, but that would make it a trifecta of immigration hardliner sellouts.
What’s next, Tancredo for amnesty?
Mia Love is the next one imo.
But I dont know if she campaigned on immigration.
Matheson has not signed the discharge petition or any of the amnesty bills.
Chaffetz is a Mormon. 90% of the elected Mormons in congress are amnesty peddlers.
Hatch, Chaffetz, Issa, Heller, Buck Mckeon, Mike Simpson, Labrador and Chris Stewart are amnesty supporters.
Matt Salmon is the weakest Arizona house Republican on the issue. He may have switched back after his interview with Ingraham.
Mike Lee, Bishop (Utah) and Crapo are the only opponents.
Chaffetz? That would be disappointing.
Chaffetz is among the 30 Republicans listed.
So Peter, tell me this. Just how many foreigners do you bottom-feeding politicians plan to allow to come here and live off the backs of the American taxpayers before you close the flood gates? Any idea? Huh? I didn’t think so.
Chaffetz's treason is particularly odious because the ONLY reason he's in Congress is by unseating an incumbent on a "He's pro-amnesty but I believe in enforcing the laws" message.
Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.
It would be like Obama supporting Bush's Iraq policies and "dumb wars" after getting elected President. Oh wait. ;-)
That's an interesting dig from 2006 but that was eight years ago and much has changed since then.
Republicans controlled congress then in 2006 and held the WH and since then lost three elections of four.
His district in LI is liberal and King himself has for years taken the John McCain Grahmanesty positions, only attack Obama for not being aggressive enough with the military and be for amnesty and otherwise join Dems.
>> I thought he was a tough guy on national security.
He’s an establishment tool.
Disgusting, though. Imagine if famous politicians throughout history behaved like today's crowd:
"Now that I've been nominated for a second term as President, I want to apologize for my harsh rhetoric about the evils of slavery I made during debates for the U.S. Senate in 1858. I am deeply sorry if I offended any slave owners. While I am not prepared to support extending slavery in Missouri and Illinois at this time, I do believe we can work together with the Democrats in a bipartisan manner to help some slave owners protect their property in the south".
His old district voted for Bush (2004) and McCain (but would have been easily for Gore in 2000).
Redistricting left him a seat that Obama won over Romney 51.6 to 47.2. Making it slightly less Republican than seats held by rats Tim Bishop and Steve Isreal but still pretty Republican for NY.
The rats are not strongly challenging King, and did not in 2012 either.
And little can be done about him there.
LI Republicans love him so he cant be challenged seriously.
He and his role models McCain and Grahamnesty.
Yeah, it’s ridiculous. Good comparison.
So you have no principles, eh Jason? Let me guess, you “evolved”, right? Evolved into the guy you beat!
These guys know when it pander when the time is right.
As Impy pointed out, Oberweis' "Enough illegal aliens come into America every day to fill a football field" campaign ad was a decade ago in 2004, when he was a private sector guy polling in 2nd place for the GOP U.S. Senate primary and desperately trying to out-conservative the 1st place guy, Jack Ryan, and distance himself from the image he had in 2002 as a social moderate.
In 2014, he's now a well known Illinois State Senator, former member of the IL GOP State Central Committee, and the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate, running in a RAT controlled state where you have to kiss the combine's ring to get any kind of party support.
This week, Oberweis and Rauner attended a Illinois Business Immigration Coalition forum, and Oberweis begged for forgiveness and promised to be "bipartisan" in pursing "pathways to citizenship"
A campaign ad showing Chaffetz morphing into Cannon would probably be a very effective slam against him. Of course, with our current luck, whichever anti-amnesty candidate runs it will also "evolve" on the issue once he goes to Washington!
Marco Rubio pretty much morphed into his successor Mel Martinez as well, but the FL Tea Party has only themselves to blame for that one (and still haven't figured out to stop endorsing the candidates the minute they announce and yell "Tea Party!")
The amnesty in 1986 was suppose to secure our borders. For 26 years the government didn’t do their job. Local government would pick up illegal’s and immigration wouldn’t pick them up and the locals would let them go. Worse immigration would pick them up an let them go. Job service would send them out on work request an if you complained about their documents job service would threaten EEOT investigation so you just fill out the i9 The church I attend half the people are now Hispanics and the Catholic churches too it is the same. I don’t like illegal immigration but what American would respect a law that hindered him knowing that it is not going to be enforced. I think at some point in time the government becomes immoral to deport immigrants who have otherwise been law abiding.
Peter King is a total moron.
He used to my congressman. He was a tough guy ,when he seat was totally safe. Now, he’s just another hack politician.f
If all of these Republicans are so supportive of “Immigration Reform”, including Boehner childishly mocking Republicans opposed, why are they making those opposed the issue? Vote your convictions you spineless wimps.
You might be confusing Steve King who is still a big amnesty fighter with Peter King, who never was. He is a lib goober.
When I see Peter King R-NY, in the headline I think RINO and move along. This guy ticks me off, he is so full of himself & hotair.
Rand Paul's immigration speech...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.
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reformLatinos, 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]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
I agree Steve King of Iowa was always a solid conservative and Peter King of New York never was, but no, I'm not confusing them.
PETER King used to always PRETEND to be Mr. Conservative Warrior when his primary election campaign was near, and work the nightly conservative talk shows beating his chest about how strongly pro-life, pro-border security, and anti-Muslim he was. He had numerous fans here who drank all kool-aid he was selling. Gullible conservatives believed it and forgave that RINO traitor for his love affair with the Clintons.
Again, just click on the link below. It's an example of PETER King putting on a dog and pony show back in 2006 and vocally denouncing Bush's amnesty plan:
He was always a jerk, he certainly didn’t become one as recently as the 2012 redistricting. He was one of Clinton’s favorite Republicans. And he’s a longtime fan of IRA terrorists.
Utah had it’s state convention today. In Utah if anyone gets 60% at the convention they win, otherwise the top 2 go to a primary.
There will be no primaries for any congressional race. Mia Love gets the CD-4 nomination with almost 80% over her weak challenger. She faces rat John Owens, spawn of former Congressman Wayne Owens. Gotta love the consistency from Utah rats, but he’s no Matheson, most rate this race as a safe pickup.
Jason Chaffetz (who I forgot is an ex-rat who once had Kitty Dukakis as a stepmother and a half-brother by her) likewise won easily over a pair of nobody challengers.
Excuse me, the rat spawn is named Doug Owens, not John.
It surprises me that the nobody challengers didn't vocally point out that Chaffetz now supports the same position he decried Chris Cannon for holding. Literally, that was the ONLY issue Chaffertz campaigned on, and said the position he holds now was unacceptable back then. You could do a great Kerry vs. Kerry style mashup video of Chaffetz 2008 vs. Chaffetz 2014.
Of course, I pointed out this as well when Sununu was consistently polling behind Shaheen and didn't drop out, despite calling on Bob Smith to do so under the same circumstances six years earlier.
It's cute how politicians morph into the predecessor they trashed to win that office.
Boy does he have a questionable background, ex-rat, former COS to Huntsman!
Amazing the loyalty you can inspire just by pretending to give a damn about stopping illegal immigration.
Heh. I actually just googled his 2008 campaign speeches on YouTube for a laugh, and the guy sounded like a cross between Adam Andrejewski and Steve Lonegan on the stump, giving cocky holier-than-thou soundbites about how the “Washington elites” FEAR him because he’s a “businessman” who “stands firm for our core conservative principles” and will “work hard to return the Republican Party to those principles”
What a douchebag.