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  • Boehner: Boost border security before legalizing immigrants (GOP Amnesty sellout is tomorrow 7/10)

    07/09/2013 5:14:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/7/13 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday said enhancements in border security must be “in place” before the process of granting legal status to 11 million illegal immigrants begins, laying down a new marker in the debate over immigration reform. “The House is going to do its own job on developing an immigration bill,” Boehner said Monday after an event on the Capitol steps on student loans. “But it’s real clear, from everything that I’ve seen and read over the last couple of weeks, that the American people expect that we’ll have strong border security in place before we begin the...
  • House Republicans craft path for immigration debate, stress border security (7/10 GOP Amnesty Day)

    07/09/2013 5:04:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/9/13 | Fox News
    House Republicans plan to discuss their next steps on the comprehensive Senate immigration bill at a private meeting Wednesday, laying out plans for potential legislation with heavy discussion on border security, according to memos exclusively obtained by Fox News. The memos, sent to House Republican rank and file members, contain talking points describing various past immigration reform bills and the border security component of the bill passed last month by the Senate on a 68-32 vote.
  • Republicans meet to talk immigration (Paul Ryan, Ron Johnson, others...)

    07/08/2013 5:33:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/8/13 | JAKE SHERMAN and SEUNG MIN KIM
    A small group of Senate and House Republicans are meeting Monday night to discuss how to pass an immigration overhaul through Congress. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who has been hungry to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws this Congress, is attending the session. -snip- Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is involved in the planning, according to two sources.
  • Boehner’s Dilemma

    07/08/2013 8:58:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    The Hill | July 2,2013 | Dick Morris
    But here, Boehner runs into a vicious circle: The more Democratic votes he needs, the more he will have to move the legislation to the left. And the more he does that, the fewer Republican votes he will attract. Eventually, he might be left with the Senate version of immigration reform, which makes a mockery of border security by throwing resources at the problem but requiring no solution before legalization begins. Boehner’s reassurance that he will not bring a bill to the floor without a majority of his own caucus behind it offers no consolation. A majority of the House...
  • Conservative group to launch ad supporting Senate immigration bill (GOP Amnesty Conference is 7/10)

    07/08/2013 6:56:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/7/13 | Lisa Mascaro
    As an overhaul of immigration laws shifts to the House, a right-leaning group is launching a new television ad campaign Monday that will call on House lawmakers -- and, implicitly, resistant Republicans -- to support the Senate-passed “border surge” as part of “conservative immigration reform." The ad seeks to influence rank-and-file lawmakers as House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) convenes Republicans behind closed doors to assess how the GOP majority will respond to the bipartisan Senate bill.
  • House Prepares To Re-Start Immigration Debate (Bohener's Amnesty Conference Wed 7/10!)

    07/08/2013 6:45:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/8/10 | MICHAEL FALCONE
    BOEHNER’S NEXT MOVE: The immigration debate is now squarely in the House of Representatives, with the Senate overwhelmingly passing its version of a comprehensive bill before the congressional break. ABC’s RICK KLEIN notes that House leaders will begin to chart their next steps this week with a special meeting of House Republicans on Wednesday. Speaker John Boehner will ultimately face the big choice: Whether to support a path to citizenship or notbut until then there are plenty of little questions. Will the bipartisan “gang” in the House break through with something like a similar group did in the Senate?
  • Is the GOP Ready to Give Up on Latino Voters?

    07/07/2013 12:28:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    Univision ABC ^ | 7/3/13 | JORDAN FABIAN
    Has the moment for immigration reform passed? There's a school of thought growing within the GOP that argues the party doesn't need to win over Latino voters as badly as it needs to expand its popularity among white voters. -snip- Major Republican donors remain adamant in their desire to see Congress pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill. They see the demographic reality that the national electorate is becoming less white, and they're firm in the belief that the GOP needs to connect with a more diverse universe of voters. Groups funded by such donors are preparing a concerted effort to...
  • George W. Bush to speak at Dallas immigration event

    07/07/2013 11:22:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/5/13 | DIANNE SOLÍS
    President Barack Obama may be most linked to overhauling immigration policy, but on Wednesday, his predecessor, George W. Bush, will have a chance to weigh in on the issue. Bush will deliver opening remarks at a citizenship ceremony and immigration forum at his Dallas presidential center.
  • No pressure on House Republicans to tackle immigration reform (Boehner Amnesty conference July 10!)

    07/07/2013 11:11:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/3/13 | Russell Berman
    House Republicans aren’t feeling pressure to tackle comprehensive immigration reform — not from the Senate, not from the business and religious communities and not from the many GOP-aligned groups backing the effort. From Karl Rove to Jeb Bush to Grover Norquist, an array of Republican heavyweights have called on the House GOP to embrace immigration reform. -snip- At the behest of the Speaker , the House is taking a more deliberate, methodical approach to immigration reform than the Senate and will begin in earnest with a special meeting of the Republican Conference on July 10.