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House GOP pushes hardline immigration plan as Senate deals fail
The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Melanie Zanona and Scott Wong

Posted on 02/15/2018 8:25:44 PM PST by Innovative

House GOP leaders are forging ahead with their own hardline immigration bill, as the Senate threw in the towel Thursday on legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.

The main author of the House bill, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said Thursday that he’s building support for his measure, even as other GOP colleagues said an initial vote tally this week was well below the 218 votes needed to pass the bill.

Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) “instructions to me are ‘get this bill done,’ and we’re working hard to accomplish that,” Goodlatte said in an interview for C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program.

Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

Kevin Owen McCarthy Dems confront Kelly after he calls some immigrants 'lazy' McConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Hoyer: DACA deal a long ways off MORE

(R-Calif.) and Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) “are all in to get that done and we’re going to work very hard,” Goodlatte said, adding that his Securing America’s Future Act has White House approval.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: Kentucky; US: Louisiana; US: Virginia; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: aliens; bobgoodlatte; buildthefence; california; congress; daca; dreamact; dreamers; immigration; kentucky; kevinmccarthy; louisiana; mitchmcconnell; paulryan; stevescalise; virginia; wisconsin
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Excellent. Get it done.

MAGA

1 posted on 02/15/2018 8:25:44 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Only in DC could an overly generous immigration proposal be labeled “hardline”.


2 posted on 02/15/2018 8:40:15 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: Innovative

Translation: “hardline” = enforces the law and the border.


3 posted on 02/15/2018 8:43:03 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (The GOP-Democrat-Media Uniparty must be destroyed.)
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To: jospehm20

Amazing how fast Congress gets off of its ass to work for infiltrators but when it comes to things like veteran’s care they’re slower than a sloth.


4 posted on 02/15/2018 8:44:12 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (If the illegal immigration issue were Social Security, it'd be privatized by now.)
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Re: “House GOP pushes hard line immigration plan...”

Hard Line?

Every GOP plan on the table offers some level of Amnesty to at least 1.8 million illegal immigrants.

In exchange, the Democrats give us a double pinky promise that existing immigration laws already on the books might be enforced, for a while, at some point in the future.

5 posted on 02/15/2018 9:08:39 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Innovative

“Hardline” means enforcement of laws.

So when will the MSM start calling RINO and Demoncrap plans “soft-headed”????


6 posted on 02/15/2018 9:36:32 PM PST by Enchante (FusionGPS "dirty dossier" scandal links Hillary, FBI, CIA, Dept of Justice... "Deep State" is real)
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To: Innovative

Whenever the GOP doesn’t lay down 100% for democrats they are characterized as hard-line, far right, right wing.

Socialists, leftists and far left democrats are generally characterized in less judgemental terms such as moderates and centrists.


7 posted on 02/15/2018 9:36:47 PM PST by Vlad The Inhaler (The only trannie I want to see is a Muncie 4 Speed M-22 Rock Crusher)
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What’s funny is that the Goodlatte bill even lets the DACA kids stay. That ALONE is a huge compromise with the law as written.


8 posted on 02/15/2018 11:10:38 PM PST by jyo19
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To: backwoods-engineer

Why is it called an immigration plan then? Are you saying there is nothing but wall funding in it?


9 posted on 02/16/2018 2:37:11 AM PST by momincombatboots (No Wall, No Way 2018.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Exactly.

<>House GOP leaders are forging ahead with their own hardline immigration bill, as the Senate threw in the towel Thursday on legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.<>

Gosh, these poor children just showed up on our doorstep, right? Uh, no.

The Bamster and Hillary's State Department coordinated the illegal transportation of Central Americans via train into the US.

So, once again, the rats use innocents to keep electoral power.

They make messes, and yet get angry and oppose others charged with cleaning them up.

10 posted on 02/16/2018 3:03:17 AM PST by Jacquerie (ArticleVBlog.com)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Trump should simply ended DACA completely and start mass roundups and deportations while taking money from existing budgets (including from DOJ settlements and that consumer protection agency) to start building the wall RIGHT NOW as a declared national security priority. Trump should force the open boarder crowd to try and shut him down instead of asking for permission that he already possesess!


11 posted on 02/16/2018 3:20:20 AM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - Support Trump)
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To: Innovative

So it’s “hardline” to protect our border and society from criminal aliens. And the only way to show compassion is to grant amnesty to 11+ million illegal aliens, keep the insanity known as Diversity VISA Lottery, chain migration, anchor baby citizenship, and no eVerify.

Kate Steinle would disagree.


12 posted on 02/16/2018 3:53:16 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Innovative; ExTexasRedhead

All you disabled vets, retired military, and those who depend on Social Security - remember that Congress can't give you a real Cost of Living raise based on REAL inflation, but they bend over backwards to help millions of Illegal Invaders who break our laws, leach off the welfare system, overrun our schools and Emergency Rooms, and spit on our citizens.


13 posted on 02/16/2018 4:08:18 AM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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“Only in DC could an overly generous immigration proposal be labeled “hardline”.”

Yep. This is because we've let them control the narrative.

14 posted on 02/16/2018 4:15:02 AM PST by neverevergiveup
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To: Innovative
Insufficient.

The DACA kids have to go.

The only concession to them I would consider is that they not be permanently banned from legal immigration through proper channels after deportation first.

Anything

that allows

those who entered the USA illegally

to benefit from that

illegal act

is

AMNESTY

and will incentivize

millions more

to come for their amnesty.

STOP

giving prizes to invaders!


15 posted on 02/16/2018 4:38:00 AM PST by Paine in the Neck ( Socialism consumes EVERYTHING!)
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To: Innovative

Fourteen Republicans voted against this version of the immigration plan in the Senate. Fourteen. Three Democrats voted for it.


16 posted on 02/16/2018 4:45:22 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Innovative

“hardline”.....showing up in every story in this. Why? This is not hardline....so what adjective would you use? “Sensible” comes to my mind.


17 posted on 02/16/2018 4:47:16 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (We are getting even more than we voted for!)
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To: Innovative

Open borders and endless immigration is the objective of big businesses and the Wall Street crowd.


18 posted on 02/16/2018 5:00:57 AM PST by Original Lurker
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I wish the repubs would call with what it is.....national security. DACA is secondary. Build the wall, stop chain migration and radically raise the bar regarding who gets in and take money from communities who don’t support ICE/Federal Law Enforcement.

Take up DACA separately....Keep getting rid of them for now. Screw these judges.......


19 posted on 02/16/2018 5:08:46 AM PST by PSUGOP
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To: Innovative

It’s not a “hardline” bill...it’s right in the center of policy options on this issue. These youngsters are not “undocumented”. They are illegal invaders who were allowed into this country through an unconstitutional decision made by the Obama regime. No other country would allow this kind of illegal immigration. The democrats only support illegal immigration because 90% of these people will eventually vote for democrats if they become citizens—and that’s exactly why we cannot allow them to have a special path to citizenship. They can get in line with everyone else in a merit-based immigration system.


20 posted on 02/16/2018 9:53:52 AM PST by socialism_stinX (Not only does socialism stink, but when given enough time it wrecks any national economy.)
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