Skip to comments.Republican: 'No problem' for path to legal status
Posted on 07/02/2014 1:53:01 PM PDT by PoloSec
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) said Wednesday there would be no problem in getting the House to pass legislation that would provide a pathway to legal status for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, adding that a pathway to citizenship is "potentially doable."
I think there's no problem getting through the House a pathway to legal status. A pathway to citizenship is going to be tougher, but I think it is potentially doable, if we can show the American people that the border is secure, Farenthold said on MSNBCs The Daily Rundown. My constituents feel betrayed by the promise that Reagan made, that if we grant amnesty, we'll then secure the border. We obviously didn't do that.
Parents who brought their children to the United States illegally are a very sympathetic problem Farenthold added. We've educated them in our schools, and they become a burden on society if they can't get a job.
The Republican said the border is relatively secure but not secure enough, given the roughly 52,000 unaccompanied children from Central America who have crossed into the U.S. since October.
Asked if the current crisis hurts immigration reform prospects, Farenthold said, I think, politically, it may, but he stressed it could be addressed without a comprehensive bill.
I don't think you'd have any problem getting legislation through the House to have expedited deportation procedures, getting more judges down to prosecute or hear these cases, said Farenthold, who said it could take years before the children get a hearing otherwise.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told the GOP caucus last week that the House would not hold a vote on immigration reform this year. President Obama announced on Monday that he is taking executive action to fix the system as much as he can himself.
Farenthold suggested he supports the Obama administrations request for $2 billion in funds to fix the situation at the border, but he said, We've got to speed up the process.
On Tuesday, protestors blocked three buses carrying immigrant families to a border patrol processing station in California. Farenthold called protests in response to the crisis uninformed.
This is a humanitarian crisis, he said. The whole country needs to step up and help out.
“if we show the border is secure.”
And there’s the rub. They won’t.
Then bus the invaders to his district and let’s see how his voters like
It and him, after they get bussed to his district.
Doesn’t this scummer just make you want to puke?
This Ferrethole is a weasel
Has the world gone insane? How loud do the American people have to scream that we don’t WANT this?
Low Info Republican
The path to citizenship leads back to the countries they are jumping from . They are citizens of their own countries , not ours . GO HOME ....
"Legal status" = citizenship.
He’s a dunce who rode in on the 2010 Teanami.
Farenthold = Toast
Where’s the pic of this clown in his pajama boy onesie PJ’s?
Only because we were forced to in Plyler v. Doe, which was the attempt by the citizens of Tyler, Texas to prevent their schools from being overrun.
The "wise" white men of the SCOTUS said why no, you don't have a right to decide who gets your tax money, we do.
The Republican said the border is relatively secure...
How does he figure that? And what good does it do to have a secure border if the illegals are just running over to the patrol agents because they won’t stop them or send them back?
No RINO Alert?
“This Ferrethole is a weasel”
+10 And a self serving A$$hole.
the fact that he's on MSNBC says all I need to know....
but , but , but .....why can’t we be allowed to sneak in to your country and steal everything we can with both hands ?
BUILD THE WALL , BUILD THE FENCE .
and depose the treasonous administration that would allow this invasion of our nation
I could go for a Mai Tai or LOng Island tea about now myself.
I know that Ann Coulter’s name is “mud” these days - with good reason - but she hit the nail on the head when she described incessantly pro-invader republicans as 14 year old boys continuously caught masturbatng by their mother....
This clown’s siding with the guy who’s just recently been reported to be seen by Americans as the worst President in recent history.
Ann is not alone,, some old timers are sunder attack more than some, goes with the job, I reckun
Best thing ,, grow thick skin
She still has an eagle eye of a shot
He's the porker on the right
It’s chit talk like this that gives the illegal Immigrants an incentive to come in droves to the USA!!!! I’m sick of it!!!
The only problem might be with the folks back home who elect you, congressman.
Faking some border security with a piece of legislation would be a trick.
I still anticipate some amnesty vote-guest worker vote after the election in November in a lame duck-voter proof session of Congress.
There is already a way for foreigners to get citizenship
Does he want to take in some of these illegals? Let him get the scabies, lice and whatever other communicable diseases the illegals are bringing in.
They will deem it secure minutes after passing it.
The only way you'll EVER convince me that the border is secure is to FLY me there and show me the 20 foot high wall that goes 20 ft deep underground, with 2 18 ft fences and 2 18 foot deep trenches before the wall, then show me how every step of the process is monitored electronically with the Guard for the next 10 years to turn back or shoot (those who insist on getting across) the ILLEGAL ALIENS (not undocumented immigrants, which they are neither).
We've heard that 'It's secure! Oh happy day the border is secure!' far to many times in the past to believe the lying liars in Wash. D. C. even one more time.
"TRUST BUT VERIFY!!!"
The Reps in CA, TX, and FL are feeling the heat. They will pander and vote to stay in office.
Basically Obama & the GOP are working together.
Gee now I get why GOP is the stupid party. Reading this its pointless voting for GOP Obots.
Americas greed for cheep fruit pickers, landscaper workers and other non-skilled labor has come back to bite us in the butt, hard.
years ago when I was young they could have fenced the border w/ guard towers and fired on anybody trying to cross. LBJs Great Society put a huge dent in the cheep Negro labor pool at this point in history.
Obviously the temptation to acquire Mexican “slaves” was just too strong. Now, we face the possibility of them becoming the masters unless something is done along the lines strict border protection.
Yep...that’s the pic of the loser amnesty pimp,
Secure the border and remove the illegals that have come in since Reagan’s time. Once that happens, we can talk “reform.” Anything until then would be premature.
I can guarantee you that he would not be re elected. It seems the border is an issue that pretty much everyone I know is in agreement on. People are sick of seeing this happen when they are having a hard time getting a job and making ends meet. They see this as betrayal.
In a rational world, anyone playing that legal status, but no citizenship game would immediately be removed from office and flogged. Just as big a lie and deception as the "it's not amnesty" ruse many have been spouting for years.
They just can't shut up about this issuse, and they can't stop putting forth one ridiculous ruse after another in an attempt to grant amnesty without calling it amnesty.
I suppose they will say that we have to pass amnesty to find out if the border is secure.
immigration reform=amnesty=path to citizenship for illegals
Wonder what the NSA had on him?
Did not know the make up his district.
Knew some one like you would inform me.
By all means the busses should drop them in his district.
Sounds like they will fit in nicely there.
If we let things slide in HIS district, then things will slide in the district INLAND from his, too.
They ALREADY are citizens, Citizens of the Shithole that they crawled out of.
This toolboys district must be 90% Latino....
VOTE this D-bag out this Nov Texas!
Before illegals become citizens, we need to have them deported, pay us back for educating their kids, pay the wages they got for ILLEGALLY working and go to the back of the line. Then, have a quota on Latinos, at 75% of Asians and whites.
We need more people in Hi Technology than in agriculture. Most of the people coming from Central America are not people who's going to work for Yahoo. Not being racist, but it's true.