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Republican leaders to block US immigration measure
Yahoo/AP ^ | 5-16-14 | ERICA WERNER and DONNA CASSATA

Posted on 05/17/2014 12:30:26 AM PDT by kingattax

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders intervened Friday to prevent a vote on U.S. immigration legislation, dealing a severe blow to election-year efforts to overhaul the widely denigrated system.

The move came after a Republican congressman announced plans to try to force a vote next week, over strong conservative opposition, on his measure creating a path to citizenship for immigrants who live here illegally yet serve in the military.

Rep. Jeff Denham labeled his bill the ENLIST Act and said he would seek a vote as an amendment to the popular annual defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA.

In response, Doug Heye, spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, said: "No proposed ENLIST amendments to NDAA will be made in order."

Heye said no stand-alone vote on the measure would be permitted, either.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegalaliens; rinos
Friday's developments seemed to all but rule out anything happening on the issue this year in the House, if even Denham's limited measure could not advance.
1 posted on 05/17/2014 12:30:26 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

The usual sickening bias from Asspress, especially in picking photos, both favoring amnesty.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 12:34:13 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: kingattax

we’ll see what the enemy does after the primaries and in the lame duck. i’ll personally be ready to meltdown the phones at a moment’s notice.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 12:34:49 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: kingattax
immigrants who live here illegally yet serve in the military.

Okay, so apparently nobody sees a problem with that?

4 posted on 05/17/2014 12:38:58 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: kingattax

Democrips want murderers and rapists on the streets. These are the ‘dreamers’. They dream of raping and killing your children while Obama and co smile approvingly.

If you protest, you’re a racist.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 12:41:56 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: dadfly
That is why anti-amnesty candidates should maintain third-party ballot position against those Rino Republican Representatives who are likely to turn traitor after the primaries. If a third-party anti-amnesty candidate is on the ballot a credible threat can be made that his candidacy will siphon off enough votes from the Republican to permit the Democrat to win. This threat will be made clear to the Republican base so long as the Republican candidate fails to make ironclad, written in blood, promises to vote against amnesty-for what they might be worth.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 12:42:42 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford

I think Bob Goodlatte’s primary challenger dropped out and ran third party.


7 posted on 05/17/2014 1:03:40 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: JennysCool; All

Are illegal immigrants currently serving in the miitary? Is it primarily young people who were brought here as children by their illegal parents and then enlist? How does this work?


8 posted on 05/17/2014 1:06:37 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: nathanbedford

unfortunately in ca, the republocrat party here has already figured out a way around that scanario. they’ve outlawed all but the top two after primaries.

in safe-seat, jerry-rigged GOP districts here, that means that it will usually be rep vs rep or dem vs dem.

look for the dems and reps to set this up crock of a system in other states as well.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 1:10:28 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: kingattax

Sneaking in a bill as an amendment to NDAA. Slimy.


10 posted on 05/17/2014 1:11:15 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: Viennacon
If you protest, you’re a racist.

I have no doubt they have boat loads of race cards to throw at those mean, white wascally wepublicans. F the rat bastards.

11 posted on 05/17/2014 1:12:31 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: gleeaikin
Are illegal immigrants currently serving in the miitary? Is it primarily young people who were brought here as children by their illegal parents and then enlist? How does this work?

As the step father to two LEGAL immigrants (Russians) who enlisted in the U.S. Army, I do not understand how we have illegals in the military. My stepsons both had to produce documents which were verified through both immigration and Social Security depts before they were permitted to enlist. They are both now U.S. citizens. How does an illegal game the system and get enlisted?

12 posted on 05/17/2014 1:19:31 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: kingattax
In response, Doug Heye, spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, said: "No proposed ENLIST amendments to NDAA will be made in order."

As the old saw goes, politicians only see the light when they feel the heat.

13 posted on 05/17/2014 1:43:45 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: TexasRedeye

Thank you for the service of your sons in our nations defense.


14 posted on 05/17/2014 3:23:10 AM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: Luke21

15 posted on 05/17/2014 3:27:19 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: kingattax

So, if the leadership will not allow it to be attached to this bill and won’t permit a vote on a stand alone bill they obviously plan to attach it to a must pass bill. I don’t for a second believe immigration reform is dead.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 3:31:14 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: kingattax

Would somebody please explain this to me. I spent several decades on active duty in the Army; I always understood that an illegal alien could not enlist because they (among other things) did not have a social security number. Green card holders could enlist, but not illegals, that would be a fraudulent enlistment. At least that has been the case over the last thirty years.


17 posted on 05/17/2014 3:33:16 AM PDT by MSF BU (n)
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To: kingattax

Balderdash. If it happens, and I believe it will, it will happen in the lame duck session after the election. The uniparty is decided on the issue: the middle class MUST be screwed over.


18 posted on 05/17/2014 4:38:21 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Two parties, one agenda. It's the uniparty.)
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To: dadfly

“unfortunately in ca, the republocrat party here has already figured out a way around that scanario. they’ve outlawed all but the top two after primaries.”

That’s already the norm in most states. The uniparty is strongly in favor of free and fair elections. So long as their two collaborating factions are the only ones on the ballot.


19 posted on 05/17/2014 4:42:34 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Two parties, one agenda. It's the uniparty.)
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To: kingattax
the widely denigrated system

Why don't we overhaul the widely denigrated tax system?

Why don't we overhaul the widely denigrated bank robbery laws?

Why don't we overhaul the widely denigrated rape, murder, and child molestation laws?

WHY don't we FOLLOW and UPHOLD the law?

20 posted on 05/17/2014 4:43:59 AM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: saganite

Figure out which “must pass” bill will come up in the lame duck, and you’ll already know which bill it’ll be.

Once the dance has been decided on, all that remains is the choreography.


21 posted on 05/17/2014 4:45:46 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Two parties, one agenda. It's the uniparty.)
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To: kingattax

Let me say something that most conservatives reading this column won’t agree with: we don’t deserve to get more of the black vote.

I hate this. I wish the founders had made an Amendment that stated any bill could only deal with its one main issue, Defense is for defense, not immigration or education or farming etc. You want an immigration bill you write an immigration bill and vote it up or down. Do not sneak it into other things...........


22 posted on 05/17/2014 5:28:53 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Rama gets electeepublican or a Democrat.)
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To: JennysCool

Now that our Dear Leader changes the rule of law with his every want and whim; I can not say for certain.

A green card and US residency, to enlist and US citizenship to become an officer.


23 posted on 05/17/2014 6:06:24 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: kingattax

John Boehner: “D*mn it guys, you’re moving too early, you’re screwing it up. After the primaries, after the primaries.”


24 posted on 05/17/2014 6:12:08 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: kingattax
Illegal Immigration Analogy

Allegedly written by Governor Jan Brewer in response to the Phoenix Suns owner’s opposition to Arizona’s illegal immigration law.

“What if the owners of the Suns discovered that hordes of people were sneaking into games without paying? What if they had a good idea who the gate-crashers are but the ushers and security personnel were not allowed to ask these folks to produce their ticket stubs, thus non-paying attendees couldn’t be ejected. Furthermore, what if Suns’ ownership was expected to provide those who sneaked in with complimentary eats and drink? And what if, on those days when a gate-crasher became ill or injured, the Suns had to provide free medical care and shelter?”

HAT TIP: http://grouchyoldcripple.com/2014/04/illegal-immigration-analogy/


25 posted on 05/17/2014 6:16:40 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: TexasRedeye

Great question and if you get an answer, please ping me. We need to fix legal immigration as well. I don’t know your situation, but the legal means to emigrate to America are an utter, tyrannical mess.


26 posted on 05/17/2014 6:31:05 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD
I don’t know your situation, but the legal means to emigrate to America are an utter, tyrannical mess.

I married their Russian mother. Their immigration was automatic. Eleven years later, we (their mother and they) are happy Americans.

27 posted on 05/17/2014 6:59:55 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: kingattax
The vast majority of citizens in this country do not want amnesty, yet the GOPe pursues it to attract more voters.

More moderates will vote for a GOP that moves to control the border than amnestied Hispanics ever would.

28 posted on 05/17/2014 7:07:37 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers us three choices: Defeat them utterly, die, or surrender to a life of slavery.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
I agree.

I'm a Constitutionalist.

29 posted on 05/17/2014 7:44:44 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: 1010RD
Out current LEGAL immigration system is on track to destroy the country through massive population transfers from the third world. Worst of all, we are pouring Islam into our homeland LEGALLY.

All the amnesty "reform" bills favored by democrats and other traitors, will only speed the destruction.

30 posted on 05/17/2014 10:32:14 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Carry_Okie
The vast majority of citizens in this country do not want amnesty, yet the GOPe pursues it to attract more voters

I would be willing to bet real money that the number of new voters the GOP attracts based on awarding amnesty will be FAR OUTWEIGHED by the number of GOP and Independents in the prior base that will NOT vote in the next national election immediately after such a law is passed by the GOP and their ilk in the other party.
31 posted on 05/17/2014 11:29:41 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: kingattax

Cantor must be running scared of a challenger...


32 posted on 05/17/2014 12:05:18 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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33 posted on 05/17/2014 12:08:15 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: nathanbedford

Good idea prior to the election, but in the lame duck, any gop-e who have lost and any gop-e who intend to retire or any gop-e who can be bought will side with democrats as Boehner ignores the Hastert rule one more time.


34 posted on 05/17/2014 4:46:12 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: kingattax
...a Republican congressman (Jeff Dunham) announced plans to try to force a vote next week, over strong conservative opposition, on his measure creating a path to citizenship for immigrants who live here illegally yet serve in the military.

Personally I don't believe that statement for a second. You mean ANYONE can just show up and walk into a recruiting office and enlist in the military without any form of photo ID, or notorized birth certificate or SS ID? I think that Rino Rep Jeff Dunham is lying through his teeth, trying to make it appear as if illegal aliens in the military is a "fait accompli". BULLS__T! I don't believe that for a second and I further don't believe this RINO bastard Jeff Dunham!

I hope he is being primaried by some conservative Tea Party candidate!

35 posted on 05/17/2014 8:23:38 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: JennysCool

Lots of problems. Their allegiance won’t be to this country, especially if we are in a war with the country they are from.


36 posted on 05/18/2014 8:23:53 AM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: Feckless

Excellent post. You point out the hypocrisy very pointedly ;)


37 posted on 05/18/2014 8:25:53 AM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: Carry_Okie

“More moderates will vote for a GOP that moves to control the border than amnestied Hispanics ever would.”

I’ll go one step further - many conservatives like myself will never vote GOP again if they push for amnesty. (Not that it would matter, conservatism will be dead once millions of parasitic, democrat voters are given citizenship.)


38 posted on 05/18/2014 8:36:31 AM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: DUMBGRUNT

That has to be something done through the USSC. Well reasoned *ahem* debate in the Congress versus a single Executive writing Law. I somewhat doubt that’s what the framers of the Constitution had in mind the regards to the Executive Branch.


39 posted on 05/18/2014 9:58:46 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of ingtheir political choices.")
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