Skip to comments.Time’s Up. Immigration Won't Pass This Year
Posted on 06/24/2013 1:31:03 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Under this theoretical "immigration week," the House would vote on a severe enforcement measure to give local police the authority to apprehend, investigate, and detain people suspected of residing in the country illegally. Members would vote to mandate electronic verification of employees.
The House might vote on a decidedly anti-union agriculture bill to give temporary work visas to undocumented farm workers but not a path to citizenship. But last week's unexpected and embarrassing defeat of the farm bill, courtesy of 62 feisty tea partiers, may give House GOP leaders pause before they bring up that one.
Only one of the smaller immigration bills that the Judiciary Committee will have ready for the floor in early July, on high-skill work visas, has the slightest chance of getting help from Democrats. The pro-business New Democrat Coalition has gone out of its way to praise Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., for proposing to boost the number of H-1B visas available for tech firms, but there are parts of the bill they don't support.
Yet even the moderate Democrats are lining up behind the Senate immigration bill instead of the House approach on high-skilled immigration. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., who leads the immigration task force for the New Democrats, told National Journal that he does not want a high-tech bill to be a "distraction" from the comprehensive legislation being embraced by the Senate.
Somewhere in there, a bipartisan group of seven House members could release their own comprehensive proposal on immigration reform. But none of the members of this "gang" can tell you what happens to it next. They have no commitment from Goodlatte to push it through the Judiciary Committee, and all they know from House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is that Goodlatte calls the shots.
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Good News???? Well we can primary the rinos in the senate again...Lets hope the goofy speaker does not cave...Bye Bye Marco
I would say the administration has George W. Bush to blame for the fact that they can’t get something passed.
Cesar Chavez is rolling in his grave. Too bad for the union when your liberal buddies adopt the opposition as the Next Big Thing. Trying to find a little sympathy here. Failing.
I do believe now is the time for the TEA Party contingent to start to really make its presence felt. Present Boehner and the rest of the GOP caucus with a simple option... kill this Gang of Ocho monstrosity or prepare for the TP reps to go independent.
this won*t be dead until we vote them all out
The repubs had better have their radar up in case oboingo just executive orders this mess into existence.
Would not be out of character and so far no one has stepped in to make baraq stay within the law.
he will cave
The same was said for HeritageRomneyObamacare.
As 'severe' as Mitt Romney's conservatism.
"But last week's unexpected and embarrassing defeat of the farm bill, courtesy of 62 feisty tea partiers"
And 172 Democrats.
They need to form a caucus inside the house and have a spokesmen..like a Ted Cruz..there to quiet...most legal immigrants hate this bill
Are Dems timing partison fighting over immigration legislation in some way to position themselves better for next year’s elections?
As a side note, I wonder how Dems are going to try to dodge the sobering reality of Obamacare tax for many disgruntled voters for 2014 elections?
Our feckless government.
It can’t control its own spending or budget. It can’t enforce its own immigration laws. What are they good at? Passing more laws. And they do it like a ‘three card monte’ dealer.
Hurry up! It’s a a crisis! Now or never! The f*****s.
62 Tea Party reps. Imagine thrice that.
Trying to find a little sympathy here. Failing.
“We know there’s a number of people, [Rep.] Paul Ryan, [D-Wis.], and others, who are in favor of this and will be pitching it to their colleagues.”
Well, at least they Paul Ryan’s REAL party affiliation correct.
The system is dysfunctional, corrupt, and unexecutable.
They better put a stop to this nonsense and quickly.