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Immigration reform effectively dead until after Obama leaves office, both sides say
Washington Post ^ | June 26, 2014 | David Nakamura and Ed O’Keefe

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 06/26/2014 6:36:58 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

There’s only one thing left to do. Start the deportations again!


2 posted on 06/26/2014 6:38:09 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Bull squeeze...

Amnesty will happen in the lame duck of 2014...

It is their last & best chance...


3 posted on 06/26/2014 6:39:15 AM PDT by bfh333 ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Second Amendment First

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.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 6:39:37 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Second Amendment First
It doesn't matter any more.

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.

5 posted on 06/26/2014 6:39:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Darn right! Why pass laws to be ignored by a lawless president?


6 posted on 06/26/2014 6:40:08 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
0 imported a slew of Dim voters without having to pass amnesty.

He checks another *success* off of his list.

7 posted on 06/26/2014 6:42:38 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Second Amendment First

Well ... that certainly good news, but we better keep “watching” those legislators anyway ... :-) ...


8 posted on 06/26/2014 6:45:04 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Second Amendment First

There is no limbo...... they are illegal


9 posted on 06/26/2014 6:46:19 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Second Amendment First

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.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 6:49:50 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: Second Amendment First

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.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 6:49:51 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Second Amendment First

Immigration should be stopped until out of work Americans (not the fake administration numbers) have jobs.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 6:58:48 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Second Amendment First

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.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 6:59:02 AM PDT by kabar
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 7:00:29 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Second Amendment First

Substitute “IF” not when Obomhole leaves office to make this a correct statement.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 7:02:33 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Second Amendment First

16 posted on 06/26/2014 7:07:44 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Second Amendment First

Both sides lie.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 7:08:12 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: Second Amendment First

I don’t believe it for one minute.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 7:17:48 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: xzins

Yep. I believe that is what will happen.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 7:29:45 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Second Amendment First

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.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 7:50:37 AM PDT by Towed_Jumper (What does it mean to be declared "guilty" in a nation without the rule of law?)
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To: Second Amendment First
The two-year attempt to push immigration reform (amnesty) through Congress

Two years??!! More like 13 years since Prince George took the throne in 2001.

21 posted on 06/26/2014 7:54:58 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Second Amendment First

“The failure leaves some 12 million illegal immigrants in continuing limbo over their status..”

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Um, no, WaPo, their status is actually quite easy to figure out. They broke the law to come here. Therefore, their status is “ILLEGAL” and must return to wherever they came from. But here’s a novel concept... They can always get in line and go through the lawful process we have currently in place to immigrate here legally!


22 posted on 06/26/2014 8:24:10 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Second Amendment First

Oh, I am so relieved then. /sarcasm

Really? The Obamugabe immigration “reform” is in full throttle as the Soros Administration floods our country with Obama’s Alien Army of Cultural Destruction. We are finished as a nation.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 8:40:43 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Second Amendment First

+1


24 posted on 06/26/2014 8:41:25 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: xzins

A bill? Valerie Jarrett don’t need no steenkin’ bill. Just go around congress and bring on the hordes of illegals. Two years from now, real Americans will be the minority.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 8:43:17 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Towed_Jumper

Exactly.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 8:45:01 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Balderdash. Their best and brightest hope is during the lame duck. Plan on it.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 8:49:04 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: Second Amendment First

Why didn’t the Democrats push Amnesty when they controlled the WH and both Houses of Congress?

They’re fakers.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 10:33:37 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Second Amendment First

Hah! I wish it was “only” 12 million! I say start mass deportations, city by city.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 10:51:28 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Second Amendment First

0bama will enact Amnesty with his pen and his phone, probably in August or September.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 10:52:17 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Second Amendment First

I hope the Hispanic voters that voted Democrat hoping to get some solution on immigration will remember how badly the Democrats screwed this up. But they won’t.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 10:57:30 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: bfh333
It is their last & best chance...

Their best chance is a GOP congress and President.

32 posted on 06/26/2014 10:58:35 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Second Amendment First

If it is true that we will slip this attempted death blow, we probably have Dave Brat, and the voters of the 7th in Virginia to thank, for replacing Eric Cantor.

Like any real conservative, he is going to need grassroots support, because the RNC will probably be missing in action for him in the general. Weneed him and those like him.

http://davebratforcongress.com/


33 posted on 06/26/2014 12:22:27 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: BeauBo

Gowdy, Goodlatte, Labrador, Ted Poe and others were ready to grant amnesty to the dreamers.

King got under Messiah Gowdy’s skin.

http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/steve-king-dreamers-arent-all-valedictorians-some-are-running-drugs/

In response to King’s comments, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said “reprehensible” and “Did you hear his five minutes?” Gowdy asked a scrum of reporters about King’s statement. ”He took one line from my opening statement about a remedy that lasts a lifetime and lectures me about the rule of law. I was a prosecutor for 15 years.”

http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/23/house-subcommittee-considers-status-of-illegals-brought-to-the-us-as-children/

“When children eat a grape at the grocery store or eat a piece of candy waiting in line before mom or dad pays for it we don’t have them arrested for petty larceny,” he added.

The most important thing that happened was the shutdown which pushed amnesty into the next year when the truth of the dreamer surge became known. We have Steve King, Lou Barletta, Kerry Bentivolio, Dana Rohrabacher, Steve Stockman, Gohmert, Bachmann and Mo Brooks.

Ingraham protecting Walter Jones was the best thing she did in the primaries. If Walter Jones lost the entire NC delegation was open to immigration reform.

I haven’t got the full list but Steve King said he had 20 to 70 in his coalition.

The other side had 20 who were committed. Then there is 150 who are undecided and don’t feel strongly about immigration.

http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/steve-king-s-anti-amnesty-coalition-emerges-20130620

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/08/16-House-Republicans-to-Obama-Amnesty-would-represent-the-final-economic-blow-for-American-workers


34 posted on 06/26/2014 4:00:12 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: FlingWingFlyer

But...but...it’s an act of love, Jeb said so....


35 posted on 06/26/2014 8:18:18 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:55......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

These people are never going to leave. I said the same thing when Perry opened up Texas to the Katrina folks. And most of them didn’t leave.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 10:58:06 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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