Skip to comments.Key Amnesty Critic Warns: Border Bill Could Open Door to Dreaded Conference Committee
Posted on 07/16/2014 5:38:51 AM PDT by cotton1706
Virtually every key House Republican, from Speaker John Boehner on down, has vowed to oppose a conference committee with the Senate's immigration bill passed last year. And lawmakers working to craft legislation to address the tens of thousands of children streaming across the southern U.S. border say it won't touch citizenship for illegal aliens, increased visas, or any other topics than border security.
But a key veteran of the immigration wars on Capitol Hill is warning that legislation to amend a 2008 law being cited for cumbersome, years-long deportations would theoretically open the door to a conference committee on the controversial amnesty bill.
Proposals to strengthen the law, including one introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cueller (D-TX), opens up whatever bill this is in to a conference with the Senate Gang of Eight bill, said Rosemary Jenks, the legislative director for NumbersUSA, a group that opposes amnesty as well as increased legal immigration.
Our proposal would improve the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2008, treating all unaccompanied minors equally and ensuring Due Process under the law in a timely, fair manner, Cornyn, who voted against the Gang of Eight bill last year and has usually demonstrated a fairly strong anti-amnesty record, said in a statement about the bill he and Cueller introduced Tuesday.
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Yep. If the word “Immigration” is in that bill, it will come out of conference committee as an Amnesty.
If only we had an honest rep as speaker.
I was under the impression that if it went to conference and there were any changes to the version passed in a chamber it had to go back to that chamber for a vote of confirmation on the conference output prior to being accepted. Am I incorrect in that assumption? Or are the conferences somehow given authorities that they shouldn’t have?
Has the gov ever stated how in the long term How it will be able to support these people ?As it is going millions and millions coming. How long can the freebies last before funds start drying up ? When funds are cut will we see massive protests leading up to civil war. ?
“Am I incorrect in that assumption?”
Yes, you are correct, since both bodies need to pass the exact same bill. However, getting to that point is still dangerous, given Boehner’s willingness to pass legislation with democrat votes.
Nobody is required to adopt what the conference committee drafts.
We do need to change this provision of the law.