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Cruz Meets With Conservatives to Discuss Border Crisis (Updated)
rollcall.com ^ | 7/23/14 | Matt Fuller

Posted on 07/23/2014 10:49:22 AM PDT by cotton1706

Updated 1:23 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz once again met with a group of the House’s most conservative lawmakers Wednesday morning to discuss potential legislative responses to the flood of children crossing the border.

Cruz met with “more than 20″ House Republicans Wednesday morning, according to Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, to discuss a supplemental package meant to address the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border. “I didn’t have a hard count, but I know that it was more than 20,” King said.

According to the Iowa Republican, lawmakers had breakfast and listened to Cruz’s take on the crisis.

“The main agenda was to hear from Ted Cruz and his perspective on immigration,” King said. “And then many people around the table weighed in and we had an open discussion.”

King noted that lawmakers didn’t know the exact details of the package at the time — Republicans learned more about it in conference Wednesday morning. But, in general, lawmakers seem concerned that whatever the House sends over to the Senate will be amended to not include changes to a 2008 human trafficking law. Republicans want the law changed to expedite the deportation of children from Central American countries who are coming to the United States in droves.

“There’s an understanding that whatever might go to the Senate will come back to us, if it comes back at all, and we would describe it as ‘terrible,’ King said. “And so, again, there’s no one who has explained how you can start something in the House and get it to the president’s desk and think that you’ve improved the situation when you have a president that, and, I think, a Harry Reid in the Senate — they don’t even want to amend the 2008 bill. They’re for what that’s causing.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; elections
Cruz is the new leader of the Conservative movement. He may not be getting much reinforcement in the Senate this November but he'll be getting more foot soldiers in the House as the elections recently in Maine, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina have demonstrated (there are probably others).
1 posted on 07/23/2014 10:49:22 AM PDT by cotton1706
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2 posted on 07/23/2014 10:49:58 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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Ted Cruz, House Republicans, and their many secret meetings
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3174028/posts


3 posted on 07/23/2014 10:52:43 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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Looks like they snapped that shot just as Cruz was saying “gentlemen, we’re screwed”.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 10:55:09 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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When cruz drops his support for raising the H1-B visa quota, I may support him. Until then, he gets lumped in with the la raza Rick texas illegal labor trafficking crowd. Those 1000 NG troops are just window dressing, too little, too late, less than useless.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 10:57:07 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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LOL Chick-fil-a for lunch!


6 posted on 07/23/2014 10:58:35 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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What do H1-B visas have to do with illegal immigration, may I ask?


7 posted on 07/23/2014 10:59:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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“When cruz drops his support for raising the H1-B visa quota,”

Can you elaborate a little on this? My friend was seeking an H1B visa and she had just gotten her Master’s degree. I don’t understand this type of stuff.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 11:00:06 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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OMG. Watching government snap into "action" is like watching paint dry.

Nice photo, by the way. With Washington looking down from the background..... old George'd puke if he knew what our government has become.

9 posted on 07/23/2014 11:00:23 AM PDT by Scooter100
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Bttt


10 posted on 07/23/2014 11:00:25 AM PDT by Guenevere
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Especially if they are not allow to shoot to kill when the illegals cross the border. They are there to give assistance and food water and shelter for their long hard journey to the US. Oh, and teddy bears....


11 posted on 07/23/2014 11:00:51 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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Note the CHICFILET breakfast!!

Cruz knows how to stage a photo op! Love that!


12 posted on 07/23/2014 11:02:58 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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We were just discussing that. Agree


13 posted on 07/23/2014 11:07:57 AM PDT by stanne
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H1B Visa is well supported by the GOP-e as they think this is a way of getting $$$ donations from high tech companies.
It is supposed to allow a way of finding quality advance degree scientists to help high tech.
Many Phd process engineers were hired H1B for Intel.

In reality since 2000, it has been a back door to allowing companies to drop high priced workers and hire cheap overseas workers.

Many HP Sr workers have spent years training H1B’s only to discover they were training their replacements.

HP gets lower costs and the stock goes up.
Management gets big Option bonus and worker bees get the boot.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 11:10:10 AM PDT by Zathras
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Very disappointing to see Sen. Cruz standing side by side with huckster Beck handing out stuffed animals to the illegal kids.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 11:50:28 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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Bump!


16 posted on 07/23/2014 11:52:45 AM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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"In reality since 2000, it has been a back door to allowing companies to drop high priced workers and hire cheap overseas workers. Many HP Sr workers have spent years training H1B’s only to discover they were training their replacements."

That's the depressing truth. I've been in Info Tech for 30+ years and what a change! Americans are a minority in most places. They're been replaced by armies of low-skilled / inexperienced Indian H1B's with and half-dozen fast-talking, inexperienced, totally biased H1B Indian hiring managers.

17 posted on 07/23/2014 12:03:40 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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Note the Washington at Valley Forge portrait in the background.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 2:07:46 PM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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I think Boehner will try to shut Steve King up in 2015 by making him chairman of the Ag Committee.

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/313839-king-to-boehner-clam-up-on-immigration-controversy

When Humphries interjected, “then he shouldn’t speak,” King agreed.

“That’s right, he should not. He should not speak.”


19 posted on 07/23/2014 3:09:12 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
20 posted on 09/01/2014 8:43:32 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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Ted Cruz, House Republicans, and their many secret meetings

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/3174028/posts

Thanks, that's one I didn't see when it was posted in June. Well worth the read.

Sen Cruz has been forming his coalition of conservative support in the House for a long time. He's shown a lot of leadership and ability to strategize against the heavy dead weight in his own party. He's Boehner's worst nightmare, and the best hope of conservatives at this point.

21 posted on 09/01/2014 10:19:27 AM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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