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John Boehner not optimistic about a quick solution to the border crisis
Washington Examiner ^ | July 17 2014 | Sean Lengell

Posted on 07/17/2014 10:58:38 AM PDT by PoloSec

House Speaker John Boehner says he is not overly optimistic that Republicans and Democrats can come together to resolve the border crisis before Congress adjourns at the end of July for a month-long break.

“I would certainly hope so, but I don’t have as much optimism as I’d like to have,” the Ohio Republican told reporters at the Capitol Thursday.

But Boehner said he will continue working with House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., as well as a special border task force, to find a solution to deal with the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have flooded the U.S.-Mexico border and overwhelmed U.S. immigration authorities.

The speaker called the issue a “humanitarian crisis at our border” that “needs to be dealt with.”

House leaders hope to have legislation next week to address the issue, though a bipartisan agreement is seriously in doubt.

A sticking point is whether changes should be made to a 2008 law designed to protect Central American children from human trafficking. Republicans have blamed the law for the mass migration of unaccompanied minors, but many Democrats say that any changes to the law should be done separately and not tied to an emergency spending measure to deal with the border crisis.

When asked if Democratic resistance to changing the law was tempering his optimism that a deal could be reached, Boehner smiled and said, "Something like that."

"I don't know how Congress can send more money to the border to begin to mitigate the problem if you don't do something about the '08 law that's being abused. And it is being abused," he said.

But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters Thursday she believes a solution can be reached without tweaking the law, which was signed by President George W. Bush.

“I do not need believe that they need a change in legislation to more expeditiously provide due process for all of the children that we’re talking about,” she said.

Pelosi also denied that the anti-human-trafficking law, which requires that unaccompanied children from countries that are not contiguous with the U.S. be turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement, has contributed to the border crisis.

“It’s stunning to me how Republicans have tried to politicize this issue,” she said. “Most of them were responsible for the good legislation that passed in 2008.”


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 07/17/2014 10:58:38 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Just admit you’re an incompetent nincompoop and then resign, jerk!!


2 posted on 07/17/2014 11:00:25 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: PoloSec

Boner, how pathetic!


3 posted on 07/17/2014 11:01:43 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: All

THERE WILL NOT BE A “SOLUTION” TO THE BORDER CRISIS BECAUSE oBAMA DOESN’T WANT ONE....


4 posted on 07/17/2014 11:01:50 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: PoloSec

I’m not optimistic about john boner. He seems very, very flaccid.


5 posted on 07/17/2014 11:02:22 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: PoloSec

Looks to me you’re just fine with all this John-boy. An investigation may even reveal your fingerprints somewhere in all this as well.

Nice try, but you’re not fooling anyone.


6 posted on 07/17/2014 11:03:09 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: PoloSec

Doesn’t seem to be a crisis, if you guys can go on vacation for 6 weeks...

Yawn...


7 posted on 07/17/2014 11:04:51 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: PoloSec

Disgusting puke!


8 posted on 07/17/2014 11:05:10 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: PoloSec

Why doesn’t the House vote on a resolution supporting the Governors of the border states calling out the National Guard and providing emergency funds to those States to pay for it?

Let the Senate vote that down!


9 posted on 07/17/2014 11:06:27 AM PDT by PTBAA
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To: PTBAA

Whorey Reid wouldn’t allow it to come to a vote in the Senate....


10 posted on 07/17/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: PoloSec

Well, when you are a coward, and hiding under a desk, and afraid to do anything because of the Big Bad Press, then yes, there is no quick solution to anything.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 11:10:55 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: All

The only thing Boehner IS ever optimistic about is his next play date with Baraq Hussein 0bama.

He so looks forward to those.


12 posted on 07/17/2014 11:11:27 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Jim Robinson

Well Boner has to look for a deal with is pals, before he can do anything Nancy has to tell him what to say.


13 posted on 07/17/2014 11:12:37 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Boonie

I understand, but the Pubbies could beat them to death with that in the Senate races. You must learn from your enemies and employ what has worked so well for them to defeat them.

“The Democrat Senator (insert name) has refused to protect our borders and is assisting in the invasion of the United States!”


14 posted on 07/17/2014 11:14:47 AM PDT by PTBAA
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To: PoloSec

Another missed opportunity

The polling shows immigration is the biggest issue and most want these illegals deported.

Republicans COULD HAVE been the ones on the record as being against illegal immigration, but they tried to appease and have it both ways. Idiots.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 11:17:14 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (false claims of racism--the first refuge of a scoundrel)
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To: PTBAA

I truly hope that happens...........


16 posted on 07/17/2014 11:18:25 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: PoloSec

What a colossal ass.


17 posted on 07/17/2014 11:18:28 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Jim Robinson

Some more from the man who got fired as the majority whip under Gingrich. And the SOB is now speaker.


18 posted on 07/17/2014 11:19:17 AM PDT by crz
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To: PoloSec

When the first thing you say sounds like you have accepted defeat that’s probably what you’ll get, Boner.


19 posted on 07/17/2014 11:22:30 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: PoloSec

And yet, there is nearly no action taken by the governors of the states where this is going on.

It is their responsibility to call up volunteers to protect the states borders. Yet nearly nothing is done.

What a crock.


20 posted on 07/17/2014 11:23:11 AM PDT by crz
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To: Boonie

‘THERE WILL NOT BE A “SOLUTION” TO THE BORDER CRISIS BECAUSE oBAMA DOESN’T WANT ONE....’

Because the C of C (commerce) who pays us GOPe weenies doesn’t want one


21 posted on 07/17/2014 11:23:44 AM PDT by stanne
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To: PoloSec

It is not really necessary for Boehner to announce that he is helpless, impotent, and incompetent. We already knnow that. Also, Boehner, it is much more of a national security disaster than anything else. Perry said Sunday on Fox News Sunday that only 20% of the incoming surge were children. Evidently, only a few people heard that.


22 posted on 07/17/2014 11:24:41 AM PDT by odawg
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To: PoloSec

Boehner became an Obama stooge the moment he blamed Republicans for the shutdown. He wants amnesty and is perfectly ok punishing Americans who don’t agree like he punishes Conservatives who don’t agree.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 11:25:04 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: PoloSec

Pathetic EXEMPT enabler.


24 posted on 07/17/2014 11:31:59 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: PoloSec

Boehner is worthless.


25 posted on 07/17/2014 11:34:48 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: PoloSec

Maybe they should all be bussed to and deposited in Speaker Flaccid’s district then.


26 posted on 07/17/2014 11:38:29 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: Jim Robinson

If Boehner has any balls, they can’t be much bigger than grape seeds!


27 posted on 07/17/2014 11:44:21 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men d)
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To: PoloSec

Secure the border oompah-loompah.


28 posted on 07/17/2014 11:52:15 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: PoloSec
When asked if Democratic resistance to changing the law was tempering his optimism that a deal could be reached, Boehner smiled and said, "Something like that."

All the Dems want is more money to bring more here and put up more interlopers in more vacation retreats.

29 posted on 07/17/2014 11:55:06 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: PoloSec
How about a quick solution for a continuous fence, like BUILD IT NOW?

It could be finished in MONTHS, not years.


30 posted on 07/17/2014 12:09:18 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: MichaelCorleone

I think his fingerprints are in the IRS scandal. In my opinion, Boehner and McConnell knew about the targeting and liked it along with many other RINOS.


31 posted on 07/17/2014 12:38:58 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: PTBAA

How about “the dem senator (insert name) supports the rape of children and expanding the gangs in the USA”. This would be akin to them saying we want to kill Grandmother and want dirty air and water and all the other atrocities they accuse the Republicans of. The Republicans need to turn their strategy back on them . That sleeze bag Menendez is thinking about visiting some of those young girls at the border. He is so vile looking. Why is he still there after what he did?


32 posted on 07/17/2014 12:42:33 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: PoloSec

I am no fan of Boehner, but I actually think that this may be good to be dragging their (GOP) feet on this, and to not just jump at 0bama’s demand for Congress to come up with the money.


33 posted on 07/17/2014 12:53:26 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Jim Robinson

I wish. He’s too f’ing incompetent to know he’s incompetent.


34 posted on 07/17/2014 12:58:21 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: PoloSec

He is such a weasel!!


35 posted on 07/17/2014 1:11:47 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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