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Republican: 'No problem' for path to legal status
The Hill ^ | July 2 2014 | Rebecca Shabad

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 MSNBC’s “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 administration’s 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.”


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
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This guy Farenthold sure is proud to be a Rino.
1 posted on 07/02/2014 1:53:01 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec
There already is a path to citizenship...it's call the naturalization process! What part of this don't they understand???
2 posted on 07/02/2014 1:55:21 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: PoloSec

“if we show the border is secure.”
And there’s the rub. They won’t.


3 posted on 07/02/2014 1:56:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: PoloSec; All
GOP/E
GivingO'BamaPower/Everytime

4 posted on 07/02/2014 1:56:38 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: PoloSec

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.


5 posted on 07/02/2014 1:56:42 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: PoloSec

Doesn’t this scummer just make you want to puke?


6 posted on 07/02/2014 1:57:14 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: PoloSec

This Ferrethole is a weasel


7 posted on 07/02/2014 1:57:48 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: PoloSec

bookmark


8 posted on 07/02/2014 1:57:58 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: PoloSec

Has the world gone insane? How loud do the American people have to scream that we don’t WANT this?


9 posted on 07/02/2014 1:58:32 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: Nea Wood

Low Info Republican


10 posted on 07/02/2014 1:59:16 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: PoloSec

The path to citizenship leads back to the countries they are jumping from . They are citizens of their own countries , not ours . GO HOME ....


11 posted on 07/02/2014 1:59:21 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: PoloSec
The first lawsuit contesting 'second class citizenship' will be filed within sixty seconds of the first illegal alien being granted 'legal status'.

"Legal status" = citizenship.

12 posted on 07/02/2014 1:59:52 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: PoloSec

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?


13 posted on 07/02/2014 1:59:59 PM 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: PoloSec
We've educated them in our schools

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.

14 posted on 07/02/2014 2:00:27 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: PoloSec

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?


15 posted on 07/02/2014 2:00:30 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: PoloSec

No RINO Alert?


16 posted on 07/02/2014 2:00:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: molson209

“This Ferrethole is a weasel”
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+10 And a self serving A$$hole.


17 posted on 07/02/2014 2:00:38 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: PoloSec
Farenthold said on MSNBC’s

the fact that he's on MSNBC says all I need to know....

18 posted on 07/02/2014 2:00:51 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: LeoWindhorse

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


19 posted on 07/02/2014 2:01:01 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Jane Long

I could go for a Mai Tai or LOng Island tea about now myself.

Almost 90


20 posted on 07/02/2014 2:01:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: PoloSec

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....


21 posted on 07/02/2014 2:01:30 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: PoloSec
Farenthold, you moron, you'll never staunch the flow that way. Keep giving them what they came for and you'll keep getting more.


22 posted on 07/02/2014 2:03:06 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: PoloSec

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.


23 posted on 07/02/2014 2:03:21 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Yossarian

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


24 posted on 07/02/2014 2:03:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Jane Long
Pajama Boy? You bet

He's the porker on the right

25 posted on 07/02/2014 2:06:09 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: PoloSec

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!!!


26 posted on 07/02/2014 2:06:48 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: PoloSec

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.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 2:08:39 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: PoloSec

There is already a way for foreigners to get citizenship


28 posted on 07/02/2014 2:11:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec

Another traitor.

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.


29 posted on 07/02/2014 2:13:10 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: tumblindice

They will deem it secure minutes after passing it.


30 posted on 07/02/2014 2:13:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Paine in the Neck

really like this list.

31 posted on 07/02/2014 2:15:17 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Jihadist/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: PoloSec
but I think it is potentially doable, if we can show the American people that the border is secure,”

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!!!"

32 posted on 07/02/2014 2:19:23 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: PoloSec

The Reps in CA, TX, and FL are feeling the heat. They will pander and vote to stay in office.


33 posted on 07/02/2014 2:22:23 PM PDT by kabar
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To: PoloSec

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.


34 posted on 07/02/2014 2:22:38 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: skinkinthegrass

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.


35 posted on 07/02/2014 2:25:25 PM PDT by Gasshog (DemoKKKrats: Leaders of the Free Sh!t World)
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To: Regulator

Yep...that’s the pic of the loser amnesty pimp,


36 posted on 07/02/2014 2:25:35 PM 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: PoloSec

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.


37 posted on 07/02/2014 2:25:52 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: skinkinthegrass

BTTT!!


38 posted on 07/02/2014 2:26:25 PM 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: tennmountainman

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.


39 posted on 07/02/2014 2:33:48 PM PDT by formosa
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To: PoloSec
“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,

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.

40 posted on 07/02/2014 2:37:00 PM PDT by Will88
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To: GeronL

I suppose they will say that we have to pass amnesty to find out if the border is secure.


41 posted on 07/02/2014 2:42:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: tumblindice

bump


42 posted on 07/02/2014 2:44:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: tennmountainman
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.

Mr. Farenthold's district in South Texas contains the city of Corpus Christi, which is the seat of Nueces County. If you visit the Nueces County Courthouse, one thing you will notice is that 1) all of the county employees are bilingual, without exception, and 2) almost none of the people asking the county employees questions are doing so in English.

So, it wouldn't make any difference if they bused a few more illegal aliens into Corpus Christi. The place is pretty much overrun with them now...a few dozen more aren't going to matter.

The reason I point this out is that, judging from the tenor of your remarks, you seem to think that Mr. Farenthold or his constituents would be completely blown away by the appearance of a few illegal aliens in their midst. I can assure you that that is not the case, and if you have spent any time in South Texas, then you understand how hilariously silly such a notion is. Hundreds of thousands of them already call his district home. They are his constituents, if not necessarily his political supporters.
43 posted on 07/02/2014 2:47:50 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: kaehurowing
Actually, since we already have immigration laws on the book, we have to assume that "immigration reform" means they want to remove immigration laws from the books.
44 posted on 07/02/2014 2:48:10 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

immigration reform=amnesty=path to citizenship for illegals


45 posted on 07/02/2014 2:50:00 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: PoloSec

Wonder what the NSA had on him?


46 posted on 07/02/2014 2:54:45 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Milton Miteybad

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.


47 posted on 07/02/2014 2:58:15 PM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: Milton Miteybad

If we let things slide in HIS district, then things will slide in the district INLAND from his, too.

Be vigilant!


48 posted on 07/02/2014 5:09:47 PM PDT by Yossarian
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To: PoloSec

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!


49 posted on 07/02/2014 6:37:20 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: PoloSec
Farenthold, if the border was secure, would we have 2 year olds trying to CROSS it ILLEGALLY??

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.

50 posted on 07/02/2014 6:38:11 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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