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Time’s Up. Immigration Won't Pass This Year
National Jounral ^ | Updated: June 24, 2013 | 6:07 a.m | Fawn Johnson

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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1 posted on 06/24/2013 1:31:03 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Good News???? Well we can primary the rinos in the senate again...Lets hope the goofy speaker does not cave...Bye Bye Marco


2 posted on 06/24/2013 1:33:27 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I would say the administration has George W. Bush to blame for the fact that they can’t get something passed.


3 posted on 06/24/2013 1:33:41 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Hojczyk
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.

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.

4 posted on 06/24/2013 1:35:38 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Hojczyk

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.


5 posted on 06/24/2013 1:38:03 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

this won*t be dead until we vote them all out


6 posted on 06/24/2013 1:40:59 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Hojczyk

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.


7 posted on 06/24/2013 1:41:20 PM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: Hojczyk

he will cave


8 posted on 06/24/2013 1:41:41 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

The same was said for HeritageRomneyObamacare.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 1:43:21 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: Hojczyk
"the House would vote on a severe enforcement measure"

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.

10 posted on 06/24/2013 1:43:46 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: ScottinVA

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


11 posted on 06/24/2013 1:43:50 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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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?


12 posted on 06/24/2013 2:00:09 PM PDT by Amendment10
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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.


13 posted on 06/24/2013 2:03:27 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Theoria

yep. Misdirection


14 posted on 06/24/2013 2:05:08 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Hojczyk

62 Tea Party reps. Imagine thrice that.


15 posted on 06/24/2013 2:07:09 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Billthedrill

Trying to find a little sympathy here. Failing.


lol


16 posted on 06/24/2013 2:33:04 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: rovenstinez
I would say the administration public has George W. Bush to blame credit for the fact that they can’t get something passed.
17 posted on 06/24/2013 2:37:37 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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“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.


18 posted on 06/24/2013 2:50:40 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: Hojczyk
They will continue to spend, spend, spend.
They will continue to try to pass a tax increase, gun control, and amnesty.
They are stuck on stupid.
Barry Soetoro, the fraud, will be golfing, vacationing, and weakening the US.
May the crash come quickly, forcefully, and cleanout the fascists.
90% of the Senate, 84% of the House, 2/3 of the SC, and 85% of the DC federal workforce must go.
Too many azzhat fascists and not enough Constituional Statespersons.

The system is dysfunctional, corrupt, and unexecutable.

19 posted on 06/24/2013 3:30:30 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Hojczyk

They better put a stop to this nonsense and quickly.


20 posted on 06/24/2013 3:40:51 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Hojczyk
Bye Bye Marco

Yeah, he's so gone, isn't he.

21 posted on 06/24/2013 4:32:23 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The Eurozone policy might best be described as "Laurel and Hardy Carry a Piano Upstairs.")
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22 posted on 06/25/2013 3:57:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Hojczyk.


23 posted on 06/25/2013 3:57:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Billthedrill
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.

Good one.

24 posted on 06/25/2013 6:14:00 AM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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