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No Conference
National Review Online, by The Editors

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 8/14/2013 6:15:00 AM

Chuck Schumer has spent the better part of a year saying how essential it is that immigration reform be dealt with in a comprehensive bill. But he has had a sudden change of heart. He now says he is fine with the incremental approach emerging in the House. Forgive us if we don’t believe that this is because Schumer has abandoned hope for his Gang of Eight bill and its instant amnesty paired with large-scale increases in low-skilled legal immigration. Nothing if not a shrewd political operator, Schumer knows that the best chance for the Gang of Eight bill is

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/14/2013 6:33:20 AM     (No. 9472943)

If the House passes a scaled down version,it won´t matter because the senate will merge their unfettered amnesty bill with it and hope to get passage after it goes the conference,.Then I believe the House has to approve the final version and that´s where the S hits the fan.Will there be enough House gopers to turn the final version down and nobody really knows unless the fix is in and I don´t rule that out.

If this thing drags out until year´s end,I shudder to think what the motels will look like after being fored by the feds to house the latest round of border bashers hoping to get amnesty.These motels are probably swamped with people offeringt hem food stamps,medicaid and cash to sustain them until the vote happens or Obama could simply impose amnesty.

Then the question of simple amnesty being imposed leads to these people voting next year. The left is really angry about NC´s new super tough voter ID laws and are taking it to court.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Starlady, 8/14/2013 6:59:59 AM     (No. 9472967)

I have no confidence that Boehner would agree to no conference. In fact I have no confidence in John Boehner´s leadership at all. It sounds like NR is moving to my position of no confidence, finally.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 8/14/2013 7:03:15 AM     (No. 9472974)

The crazy part about this whole immigration thing is that there really is no urgency. Nothing has changed to make the problem bigger than it was a year or two ago. What has driven the recent hysteria are sleazy country-clubbers taking advantage of November election losses to bizarrely blame those losses on a lack of Hispanic support. Given the Dem wins in states like OR, WA and NH, it should be obvious that the GOP losses were due to lack of white support.

What is urgent is dealing with the budget and with Obamacare. Those are very timely issues. Immigration has been thrown up as a diversion from what has to be dealt with by year end. The House should do nothing about immigration. Anything that is likely to come out of Congress will only worsen the illegal immigration numbers.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: The Advocate, 8/14/2013 7:04:28 AM     (No. 9472976)

Perhaps Shumer is behind the crush of "asylum" seekers on the Mexican border designed to overwhelm the system in the tradition of Cloward Piven bankrupting NYC in the 70´s or Blair´s UK secret Labour policy to "change the face of Britain"?
33% teenage unemployment in California and 18% real unemployment nationwide are the result of Obama- Pelosi -Shumer´s Dems policies. Obamacare et al are designed for Control by a bureaucratic octopus strangling the life out of Americans.
Benghazi, IRS, NSA, FEC- all part of an ugly picture drawn by Obama and his Cabal.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: miceal, 8/14/2013 8:06:39 AM     (No. 9473057)

Remind me again how that conference with the House worked on Obama Care.....?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/14/2013 9:01:21 AM     (No. 9473165)

#5 There was no conference, the Senate bill was passed as written, which calls into question it´s Constitutionality, since it has been ruled a tax and all taxes must originate in the House.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 8/14/2013 9:09:18 AM     (No. 9473177)

Forgive me for I am not a "Constitutional Professor" like our president.

I read last week that the senate has not even submitted their version of the immigration bill to the house for review.

If no bill is submitted, then no bill exists. It was unconstitutional on its face anyway because it contained tax increases that can only be originated by the house.

Here´s the sticky part. If the house submits its own version or any version, the senate only has to pass the identical bill and boom, we have an immigration bill.

Any bill that gives any kind of legal status to 20 million illegals and we will have democrat won elections for as far as the eye can see.

Am I wrong fellow L-Dotters? Help me out.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 8/14/2013 10:56:49 AM     (No. 9473451)

Schumer is fine with whatever congress does... because it no longer matters. The Obama machine has sent word to activists on how to enter w/out question by claiming refugee status,,, fear of cartels.

Of more concern are the 1,000´s of so called Syrian refugee´s, hand selected by this admin., to hit our shores very soon. Anyone doubt they will be loyal Sunni Mo Bro´s, previously trained in Turkey for the Arab Spring invasions by Obama minions?

With the Arab spring invasions on temporary hold while Syria & Egypt fight back... these folks need to keep their skills honed!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/14/2013 4:12:28 PM     (No. 9474023)

Any immigration bill facilitated by the Republicans that allows an estimated 46 million foreign workers and their foreign family members access to the legal US job market in the next ten years, as the current liberal Democrat designed amnesty bill is expected to do, will adversely effect the future job prospects, wages, job benefits, and the working conditions of a huge number of American workers, who will have to compete against that cheap foreign labor for just about any job out there.

Since it is well known that the Republicans have always been the champions of in-sourcing of cheap foreign labor into the US economy, All the Democrats will have to do to destroy the Republicans future chances with displaced American workers and their family members is to claim that the massive in-sourcing taking place was the Republican´s price for their support of comprehensive immigration reform. At the same time the Democrats, through their path to citizenship provisions that are bound to be in the bill, will be out there working to register the vast majority of those new foreign workers as new Democrat voters in the coming years.

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