Skip to comments.No immigration in GOPís June plans
Posted on 06/06/2014 1:12:26 PM PDT by cotton1706
The White House held off any action on deportations because it wants to give House Republicans time to act on immigration reform.
Thats not going to happen at least in the month of June.
In a memo dated Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) released legislative priorities for the GOP-led House in June. It includes items such as tax extenders, legislation aimed at improving jobs skills and government funding bills, but no immigration reform.
As we return for our summer stretch into the swampy heat of Washington, D.C., we will continue to work on our agenda to ensure that every American has the opportunity to pursue happiness by building an America that Works, Cantor wrote in the document.
Advocates of immigration reform both on and off the Hill have looked at this summer as the final chance for a legislative overhaul this year. Though some House Republicans are quietly working behind the scenes toward that goal, immigration reform still faces a steep uphill battle in Congress.
Cantor outlined several legislative priorities for June, including three appropriations bills (transportation, housing and urban development agencies, agriculture and defense), a handful of tax extender bills, and the SKILLS Act, which is focused on bolstering job training skills for workers.
House Republicans will also move on bills aimed at combating high gas prices in time for the summer traveling season. And on health care, Cantor said lawmakers will be discussing policy options for an Obamacare replacement in the weeks ahead in anticipation of additional floor action.
And House lawmakers also plan to take up legislation to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent, which needs to be done before the August recess, Cantor said.
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The best thing that could happen would be Cantor’s loss in the primary. That would put the fear of a similar fate into the rest of the GOP fans of amnesty.
My idea of immigration reform is to send ‘em home. Take in an equal number of people who are signed up legally to come here... or not. But NO I don’t want people here who broke the law to get here. It’s asking for trouble.
Actually there is no need for Congress to do anything about amnesty at all. All residents of Mexico and all points south who cannot speak, read or write English and have no job, skills or money will, by the end of June, have been allowed safe unimpeded passage across the border from Mexico into Texas.
Once in the United States they will receive a packet containing a letter welcoming them to the United States signed by Holder and Obama, an EBT card to cover housing and food for 90 days, a bus pass good for transportation to the city of the choosing, the name of a member of Holder’s staff who will provide legal assistance to guide them through the rest of the process and a temporary Medicaid ID card which they can use until their application is processed.