Skip to comments.Tancredo wins surprise immigration vote
Posted on 06/15/2007 1:13:17 PM PDT by The Blitherer
Washington, D.C. The U.S. House of Representatives this morning voted to withhold federal emergency services funding for "sanctuary cities" that protect illegal immigrants.
Anti-immmigration champion Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., sponsored the measure, which he says would apply to cities such as Denver and Boulder. He was elated by its passage, which stunned critics and supporters alike.
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Perhaps it’s the House starting to feel the heat.
It’s about time. The only thing that is going to make anything enforceable is to stop states and cities from flouting federal law.
Email key Senate Aides about immigration:
Woo hoo!! Go Tancredo!!
From the article:
If I were (Speaker of the House) Nancy Pelosi, I’d be asking if she could pass a vote on amnesty on the House side,” Tancredo said. “If she lost 50 Democrats on this one, and she says she needs 70 Republicans to pass the immigration plan, this is an interesting indicator of things coming down the pike, and that the times, they are a-changing.”
This IS surprising - I’ve heard that there was a big gap between what the Senate wanted to do on immigration and what the House wanted to do, but I didn’t think it was this wide.
Must be true what they used to say, that the House is more partisan in general, but is far better on mainstream issues.
Tom Tancredo may be a one-trick pony, but that’s some trick he’s got there.
Get over here...some good news at last!
Holy crap. 50 democrats. Hopefully this is an indicator of how the House will vote on Bush’s Immigration bill.
I enjoy the symbolism of this, but fear it will backfire if a tragedy in these places occurs and services are withheld.
In before the bots wow us with anti-Tancredo rhetoric?
Conservatism 1, faux-conservatism 0. Hunter’s fence and Ron Paul’s anchor baby fix next please!
The House passed the amendment, 234 to 189, with 50 Democrats voting in favor.
Lets do it like this...
Unfortunately, our Mexican President will never sign this sanctuary legislation into law, even though the people have spoken.
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