Skip to comments.Conservatives Determined to Derail Leadership Efforts on Immigration
Posted on 05/01/2014 7:44:15 AM PDT by cotton1706
Conservatives in the House are making a concerted effort to derail any plans by the GOP leadership to pass immigration reform by the end of the year after Speaker John Boehner mocked them last week for not having the gumption to get it done.
According to Politico, a group of conservatives are meeting this week to develop a strategy. Many of the conservative lawmakers oppose provisions in a bill that passed the Senate providing a pathway to citizenship for the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Boehner later admitted the comments went too far, but the episode got conservatives' backs up and inflamed divisions that were already simmering.
"We have to man the watchtowers 24/7," Iowa Rep. Steve King told Politico, referring to a feeling among hardliners that House leaders will try to get immigration measures through the back door.
Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks, who is involved in the effort, declined to disclose any details of the meeting or how many lawmakers would be involved.
"It is difficult to plan a specific course of action when the leadership keeps tossing out vague ways to give amnesty to illegal aliens," Brooks told Politico. "When we see a specific plan from the House leadership, then those of us who favor American citizens first will have a better idea of where the leadership is specifically going and how we will specifically respond."
Since the beginning of the year, the leadership made it clear it intended to pass immigration reform in 2014. Boehner outlined specific proposals at the Republican retreat at the end of January.
Nevertheless, a February Roll Call survey of every Republican member of the House revealed that only 19 representatives were willing to go on record backing Boehner's immigration reform guidelines.
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What it should read:
Conservatives Determined to represent the Majority of American Citizens on Immigration
19 is all that Boehner needs along with all the dem reps in order to pass amnesty.
If Boehner is not removed in some way as soon as possible, there will be amnesty with certainty.
Firing the oompah-loompah would be a great kick start.
Quit insulting oompah-loompahs.
if they're here illegally, it's NOT 'immigration', it's AMNESTY.
God, I hope so....
This is a bogus number.
If the Rats admit to 11 million then you *know* that it's 30 million.And once these 30 million illiterates get amnesty then each one of them will sponsor three additional illiterates from south of the border.
If we are on the track of winning the senate in November as every prognosticator is showing, why wouldn’t our leadership wait and do this when they have more power to influence a good conservative reform?
The answer to that tells the whole story.
Thank the Lord for Mo Brooks, Steve King, Louie Gohmert and other sovereignty stalwarts.
The Boehner/Cantor/McCarthy/McMorris-Rodgers/Ryan amnesty team has got to go.