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Boehner Promises to Tackle Immigration ‘In Chunks’
The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 21,2013 | Neil King Jr.

Posted on 07/21/2013 5:40:20 PM PDT by Hojczyk

House Speaker John Boehner reaffirmed that House Republicans planned to take a gradual, “step by step” approach to overhauling the country’s immigration system, but he didn’t put the quest at the top of his list of legislative priorities for the year.

Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” the Ohio Republican criticized the bipartisan Senate bill approved in June as both overly sweeping and lacking in sufficient border controls. House Republicans, he said, would try to tackle the problem “in chunks.”

In listing his top priorities for the rest of the year, Mr. Boehner cited deficit reduction, tax law changes and an effort to overhaul the country’s entitlement systems. He didn’t mention the continuing push to tackle immigration.

The speaker repeatedly declined to say to say whether he would support a bill that provided a route to citizenship for the 11 million or so immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, the primary sticking point between House Republicans and the Senate bill, which passed last month.

“It is not about me,” Mr. Boehner said. “This is about allowing the House to work its will.” He declined to predict what sort of immigration legislation would eventually reach the House floor, and said his only intention was “to facilitate a process.”

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1 posted on 07/21/2013 5:40:20 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Does anyone believe any emanations from this creature with two Obamaholes?


2 posted on 07/21/2013 5:41:49 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Hojczyk
"...Tackle Immigration ‘In Chunks’..."

Hey! That's sort of anti-asia...Never mind.

3 posted on 07/21/2013 5:42:47 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Hojczyk

Yeah - just like he handled Obamacare!


4 posted on 07/21/2013 5:48:53 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: Hojczyk

Good....”chunks” are better flushed without blocking up the system.


5 posted on 07/21/2013 5:49:03 PM PDT by spokeshave
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To: Hojczyk

Boehner’s agenda differs from Obama’s in form not substance, so who’s agenda is it?

Boehner MUST GO. Do the Republicans have any sense whatsoever? Are they of any value? Or are they soft-peddling salesmen for Obama?


6 posted on 07/21/2013 5:49:24 PM PDT by Ray76 (An armed society is a polite society.)
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To: skimbell

Naahhh ... he’s letting us know ... Congress will vomit this POS out and obumbles will sign it.


7 posted on 07/21/2013 5:50:01 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Hojczyk

Boehner makes me want to TOSS chunks.


8 posted on 07/21/2013 5:52:31 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Hojczyk

Let the Dems and the media bellow all they want. Lead them on by saying you really want immigration reform, too. But never back down from the first thing that must happen: a safe, secure border that will prevent illegals from entering.


9 posted on 07/21/2013 5:55:11 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Da Coyote

With all the time he spends tanning, he’s definitely a person of color.


10 posted on 07/21/2013 5:55:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hojczyk

No bill. No weasely chunks. How about do your jobs and honor your oath? Reform yourselves.


11 posted on 07/21/2013 5:57:34 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (Proud bitter clinging wacko bird chirper.)
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To: Hojczyk

Quite a bit of hurling is done in chunks.


12 posted on 07/21/2013 5:57:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hojczyk
watta chunk of crap
13 posted on 07/21/2013 5:58:57 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Hojczyk

Boehner usually just blows, but this week he’ll be blowing chunks.


14 posted on 07/21/2013 5:59:23 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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House Republicans, he said, would try to tackle the problem “in chunks.”

Would try!!!

What a 100% worthless POS.
Why not just say *We're going to screw you, but will try not to do it too badly*.

15 posted on 07/21/2013 6:02:37 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: Hojczyk

They are going to Chunk us right out of our country.


16 posted on 07/21/2013 6:06:53 PM PDT by Venturer
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Good idea... Let’s START with a bill that closes the border. If that doesn’t work, the second bill can deal with the things the first bill failed at...


17 posted on 07/21/2013 6:20:16 PM PDT by GOPJ (Department of Justice to Americans:'How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?')
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To: Ken522

Boner would love to hear from the American people. He can be reached at 202-224-3121; just ask for Boner’s office. Wanna bet he doesn’t want our opinions?


18 posted on 07/21/2013 6:35:22 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Hojczyk

Why can’t Boehner promise to do something he can actually accomplish successfully, like step down as speaker and work at a gas station.


19 posted on 07/21/2013 6:38:09 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Hojczyk
As a first chunk, how about an Immigration Equal Opportunity for Legal Immigrants Bill, a Bill of Rights for immigrants? Residents of all nations will have an equal opportunity to come to the U.S. within existing laws. Anyone here illegally can join the fair and equal queue by registering, in person, from their homeland. Send that to Conference, Mr. Speaker!

No one nationality should have priority, particularly Mexicans, who have gamed the system illegally.

20 posted on 07/21/2013 7:03:07 PM PDT by Kennard
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> “But never back down from the first thing that must happen: a safe, secure border that will prevent illegals from entering.”

Don’t fall for that.

The word is out....any immigration bill and that means ANY IMMIGRATION BILL will be made into a Trojan horse once it comes back from the conference committee.

Even if the bill says one and only one thing, and that is to build a hundred foot high fence along the border from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, replete with monitors, guards, lights, cameras, tunnel detectors and everything a security architect could dream up, even if a bill had only these things it would go to the House-Senate Conference Committee and come back for a vote on the House floor.

Once a bill comes back from the conference committee with the Trojan in it, there will be a vote on the House floor to pass it or defeat it. But it will only take 17 squishy RINOs to vote with all the dems to pass it. And passing it would result in 10 million new democrat voters.

What is holding up the vote now is the Hastert rule. The Hastert rule says a bill is voted on if and only if a majority of republicans approve to proceed with a vote. Boehner is honoring the Hastert rule only because he was put on notice that if he ignores the Hastert rule, he will be replaced as Speaker or there will be such a division in the GOP that the party would never again win another presidential election.

So the answer for our age, for our generation is NO BILL WHATSOEVER!

I personally would support a bill to reform immigration when and only when conservative majorities control both chambers of Congress and a conservative is elected as President.


21 posted on 07/21/2013 7:04:49 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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Boehner Promises to Tackle Immigration ‘In Chunks’...Good - first take care of the fifty percent of illegals who are here only because they've overstayed their visas, then build the other 660 miles of fence along the southern border which has already been approved but halted after only 40 miles were completed, then strengthen our already-existing system for arresting and deporting all those who've broken the law to be here - after that, only odds and ends will remain to be completed to get our immigration process back on track.....
22 posted on 07/21/2013 9:09:34 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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