Skip to comments.Immigration reform effectively dead until after Obama leaves office, both sides say
Posted on 06/26/2014 6:36:58 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
The two-year attempt to push immigration reform through Congress is effectively dead and unlikely to be revived until after President Obama leaves office, numerous lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the issue said this week.
The slow collapse of hopes for new border legislation which has unraveled in recent months amid persistent opposition from House Republicans marks the end of an effort that both Democrats and Republicans have characterized as central to the future of their parties. The failure leaves some 12 million illegal immigrants in continuing limbo over their status and is certain to increase political pressure on Obama from the left to act on his own.
Some of the most vocal proponents of a legislative overhaul now say they have surrendered any last hopes that Democrats and Republicans can reach a deal. The realization marks a low point for advocates who mounted the first serious immigration push since 2007, when a bipartisan effort under then-president George W. Bush was defeated in the Senate.
Obama called immigration reform his top second-term priority, and many GOP leaders suggested after their 2012 election loss to Obama that a deal was necessary for the party as it sought to broaden its appeal to Latinos.
But after a year of cajoling, prodding and berating House Republicans, leading advocates acknowledge that time has run out. Friday marks a year since the Senate approved a comprehensive immigration bill on a bipartisan vote, with no progress evident in the GOP-controlled House and little time left this year to approve legislation.
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There’s only one thing left to do. Start the deportations again!
Amnesty will happen in the lame duck of 2014...
It is their last & best chance...
Nahhh, bull puckey. King Obama will write a few more Exec Orders to further muddy up the situation. Valerie Jarrett isn’t going to let this die.
Ubama conspired with Latin American leaders to overwhelm our southern border. He is bringing in thousands of illegals a day and dispersing them throughout the country.
These people are never going to leave. Anybody who suggests that they should will be demonized. SSDD.
Darn right! Why pass laws to be ignored by a lawless president?
He checks another *success* off of his list.
Well ... that certainly good news, but we better keep “watching” those legislators anyway ... :-) ...
There is no limbo...... they are illegal
I’ll bet Al Raza isn’t very happy to hear this. They were wanting a quick takeover BEFORE Barry left. Look for scorched earth this summer.
This is an effort to lull us to sleep.
The danger is the lame duck session. Boehner could easily forego the Hastert rule, line up 16 rinos and vote with democrats to send a comprehensive bill to the senate.
There is nothing I know of that can stop that other than some kind of procedural delay temporarily.
Immigration should be stopped until out of work Americans (not the fake administration numbers) have jobs.
Don’t believe the conventional wisdom. The GOPe is still working furiously behind the scenes to get something passed this year. They want more guest workers to satisfy the demands of their corporate paymasters.
And we continue to import 1.1 million LEGAL PERMANENT IMMIGRANTS ANNUALLY for the past 25 years. The status quo is a losing proposition for the GOP. Amnesty just hastens the process.
Substitute “IF” not when Obomhole leaves office to make this a correct statement.
Both sides lie.
I don’t believe it for one minute.
Yep. I believe that is what will happen.
Obama and company have already got what they want —a collapsing southern border with hordes of illegal aliens coming in. Amnesty or so called “immigration reform” are moot points —these illegals are coming here in droves and they will NEVER be forced to leave.
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