Skip to comments.Louisiana's GOP Senate candidates taking tough stance against path to citizenship
Posted on 05/27/2014 3:45:03 PM PDT by cotton1706
WASHINGTON -- If the House doesn't act on immigration legislation before the current Congress ends in early January, than the newly elected Congress must start from scratch. That includes the Senate, which passed a comprehensive bill last year.
The three Louisiana Republican Senate candidates are expressed strong opposition to the Senate bill's 13-year path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million people in the United States without legal status. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La, voted for the bipartisan bill, saying it mandates effective border security must be in place before illegal immigrants can get citizenship.
Even before the Senate passed the immigration bill in June 2013, Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, Landrieu's top Republican challenger, expressed opposition.
"There must be a solution to illegal immigration. The solution must begin with securing borders. As now written, the Senate bill does not secure the border and effectively creates a pathway to amnesty," Cassidy said at the time.
Now, he says any immigration bill "must start with securing our border and addressing that 40 percent of those here illegally overstaying their visas. I oppose amnesty."
Underdog GOP candidates Rob Maness, a retired Air Force colonel, and State Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Covington, have made strong statements in opposition to legal status for illegal Americans.
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When even Eric Cantor has to put out anti-Amnesty ads and literature to protect himself, the writing's on the wall that the people are not for immigration reform.
Not that it'll stop the powers that be (i.e. those already in a position of power) from pushing it through if they can!
It is too bad immigration reform has become synonymous with amnesty. We do need immigration reform including reducing substantially the level of legal immigration (currently, 1.1 million a year) and going to a merit based system vice the kinship system we have now. We should also restrict chain migration to the nuclear family and eliminate the diversity visa program. And birthright citizenship must end.
“It is too bad immigration reform has become synonymous with amnesty.”
Yes, you are correct. The immigration system needs to be reformed. But we all know what the term means to those who advocate for it. We passed the Border Fence act, and when they didn’t get Amnesty to go with it, they gutted and defunded it. They want one thing and one thing only, and any real reforms will be held hostage, or used as bait to get it, which is Amnesty for illegal aliens.
Rob Maness: The real deal.
Bill Cassidy: Darling of the GOP Establishment.
All candidates are on the ballot in November (Pubs and ‘Rats). Top two vote getters face in a run-off in December. If it’s close as to which Party will have control of the Senate, it might be December before it is decided and a gazillion dollars will be spent in LA in the latter part of Nov. and early Dec. Sad to say, Karl Rove and Company prolly will not support (financially) anyone except Cassidy. Result: Mary Landrieu, Queen of “The Louisiana Purchase”, in order to pass ObamaCare, wobbles her fat butt back to D.C. for 6 more years.
” the estimated 11 million people in the United States without legal status.”
There are probably that many invaders in Mexifornia and Texas.
You can thank Kay Bailey Hutchinson for that.