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.