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GOP Leaders Set to Embrace
Legal Status for Immigrants

Wall Street Journal, by Laura Meckler and Kristina Peterson

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Posted By:mikkins2, 1/17/2014 7:15:16 AM

House Republican leaders are preparing for the first time to endorse legal status for many of the 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally, a step that could jump-start the moribund immigration debate. As early as next week, House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and other GOP leaders will release a one-page set of principles outlining how they hope to overhaul the immigration system, people familiar with their plans say. It will stop short of offering the sort of path to citizenship endorsed by the Senate, but represents a major step toward what immigration advocates and Democrats have long sought. The

The Republican Establishment gets ready to deliver what the Chamber of Commerce is paying them for. Boarder security be damned!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 1/17/2014 7:21:20 AM     (No. 9695252)

Give my country away for political gain you dirty dogs...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/17/2014 7:27:34 AM     (No. 9695260)

There is nothing left of the GOP. The investment class elitists in the party have sold out the middle class. Although there is no choice but to vote the same way I always have, my 41 year run as a registered Republican is over.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 1/17/2014 7:28:14 AM     (No. 9695261)

And no OP, I don´t have Tea.

All of the Tea Party orgs. in my neck of the woods gave up on the national scene at the get-go and have been concentrating on school board elections and such ever since.

Look where we are now.

Now it´s up to you and me and others like us...again.

Same as it ever was, same as it ever, ever was.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Deedo, 1/17/2014 7:36:38 AM     (No. 9695267)

Why in God´s name would the GOP endorse legalizing all of these illegal immigrants? It´s beyond belief. They must be reading the Washington Post too much.

If every single Democrat wants amnesty for illegal immigrants, don´t you think that that would be a clue that it´s not good for conservatives?

The single best way to ruin the GOP is legalize millions of illegal and poor new Democrat voters while at the same time completely demoralizing your base.

Way to go, fools.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: blueline, 1/17/2014 7:37:33 AM     (No. 9695268)

The men and women who risked their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to provide a land of liberty to you and me would be aghast at what we´ve allowed to happen to it.
Thankfully, they provided us a way to a peaceful revolution. It´s time.
Every member of the house and 1/3 of the senate can be replaced. With very few exceptions, FIRE these failures and outright traitors. I will be voting against my GOP rep. and senator in the primary. They´re both self-serving failures who´ve allowed this nation to be harmed on their watch, with barely a whimper. They, and most of the others need to go home.
It´s time for patriots with courage to save this republic.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bohallx, 1/17/2014 7:45:18 AM     (No. 9695280)

We have 92 million Americans outside the labor force ~ and over 10 million more formally unemployed.

That´s about 1/3 of the country left on standby and Boehner, et al, want to bring in even more people to stand around.

Maybe we need a massive crimewave ~ by Americans on behalf of Americans.


That´s for a start. They haven´t got enough agents to enforce collection if nobody pays but Marriott hotels and AT&T!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/17/2014 7:46:40 AM     (No. 9695283)

Don´t worry, Illegals and Chamber of Commerce, the Path to Citizenship will be negotiated in the House Bill when it goes to conference.

Yes, OP, I have Tea. I am attending a couple of Heritage Action conferences the end of January. One on one teaching how to talk to your neighbors and friends who aren´t paying attention. I have a bunch of those in my life.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/17/2014 7:51:09 AM     (No. 9695290)

Yeah, cause that´s what everyone is clamoring for, openerer borders.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bohallx, 1/17/2014 7:51:49 AM     (No. 9695291)


FDR´s second inaugural ~ 1/3 of a nation

We are going to face this from a demagogue pretty soon unless people like Boehner figure out what country they work for.

And this time it won´t be pretty, and it won´t be about more failed leftwingtard notions and nostrums.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kidsmom, 1/17/2014 7:53:54 AM     (No. 9695295)

Close the borders first. Then fix the system so that people who are legitimately trying to get citizenship don´t have to wait 20 years to get in because of inept handling of their paperwork (it happens!) Anyone who´s been sucking on the social teat goes back where they came from. This is the land of opportunity. Read: Work and you can succeed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 1/17/2014 7:57:19 AM     (No. 9695301)


Term limits represent the only way to save the country, but will never happen because the permanent DC power structure won´t allow it to happen.

Sadly, I have no use for the GOP anymore.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mnwxyz, 1/17/2014 8:09:43 AM     (No. 9695310)

NumbersUSA, baby. I´m in. Never another check to RNC--EVERRR!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/17/2014 8:13:53 AM     (No. 9695318)

11 million is no where near the accurate number of illegals. It is more like 20 to 30 million and will swell to 50 million more in a heart-beat. Where are the jobs for the tens of millions who are already here?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 1/17/2014 8:15:11 AM     (No. 9695323)

They need more communist voters by November

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Reply 15 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/17/2014 8:53:48 AM     (No. 9695379)

I don´t need any more evidence that the GOP is a sham party that exists only to provide the illusion of choice, and to act willingly as the focus of anti-european-american racism in America.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/17/2014 9:00:08 AM     (No. 9695394)

Moribund immigration immigration debate?

You want to see moribund? Wait until the GOP primaries.

There is only one party now. Someone from the ´anyone as long as it´s a Republican´ wing tell me why I should support national suicide.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 1/17/2014 9:14:12 AM     (No. 9695420)

These are not "immigrants". These are CRIMINALS, by definition, at best. In truth, they more closely fit the definition of INVADER.
The traditional response to invaders involves use of deadly force without warning.
In the event of status as criminals: based upon my observations, we are not so short of criminals here already that we need to import some. Why then is there a call to do so? Makes no sense.
In either case, the whole matter is an abomination.
For more years than I like to admit, the GOP has been chanting stuff about "Rule of Law", yet by this report we understand that these same flaks wish to reward what is, at BEST, criminality. Clearly that slogan is just that, and has no more - and perhaps less - meaning than an advertising jingle for breakfast food.
The Republican Party is dead to me. This is only one reason why. I will willingly, actively, and enthusiastically support a new party that swears to, and bears evidence of, determination to honor the oath of office and the Constitution of the United States of America AS WRITTEN.
So far as I am concerned, the chumps in the upper crust of the RNC can cut their own throats. They can use the same knives they are plunging into the backs of the citizens and of the nation.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/17/2014 9:37:18 AM     (No. 9695464)

Nice to see The Elders of The Stupid Party working assiduously to throw away whatever political advantage the obamaCare implosion might have brought.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MattMusson, 1/17/2014 9:54:19 AM     (No. 9695486)

Go ahead and alienate your base before the mid-terms.

Are you kidding me? Next time they will throw tea bottles instead of tea bags you idiots!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 1/17/2014 10:27:16 AM     (No. 9695538)

# 17 is correct.

The republican party as being lead now is dead to those who want limited government as designed in Our Constitution.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/17/2014 10:33:47 AM     (No. 9695547)

I quit the Stock Market years ago. Instead, I invested in Congressmen.

Wanna guess which had the getter ROI?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/17/2014 11:39:39 AM     (No. 9695679)

The only factor that most so-called Establishment Republicans care about immigration is its potential to flood the legal US labor market to hold down US wages as much as possible. An amnesty as the liberal Democrat plan that has already passed the US Senate would immediately grant complete access to the legal US labor market to an estimated 20 million aliens when you count all the illegal aliens who would be granted amnesty and all their foreign relatives who would then get to come here in unlimited numbers.

On top of that the plan is to allow an estimated 30 million or so new foreign workers plus tens of millions more of their foreign family members into the USA with complete access to the legal US labor market during the next 10 years.

A big majority of all those foreign workers will be poor, generally uneducated low wage earners. How would you like to be a young black kid coming out of high school looking for a good job and having to compete against all that cheap foreign labor?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/17/2014 11:47:37 AM     (No. 9695697)

Pigs...this will be your undoing!

Legal Status today, full citizenship Amnesty in a short time...

We´re not stupid dudes, do this at your Political PERIL!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 1/17/2014 12:25:28 PM     (No. 9695775)

and lest we once again get drawn into the usual "well our ancestors were immigrants too, you evil RACISTS and Nativists!", a quiet reminder.
Historically, people came here to BE Americans!
I have lived in places where, within a mile of home, were persons of 2nd or even 3rd generation who did not consider themselves to be Americans, scorned the English language and whatever little remains of a visible American culture, and were under no desire to be Americans or to identify as such. Such attitudes fostered in part by liberal´s denigration of the "melting pot" concept. And in part, those who came here in open defiance of law, passed such attitudes and philosophies, the same ones that had caused their places of origin to be toilets, down to their offspring. This is like deliberately infecting your own body with a prion disease (like Mad Cow) or an aggressive cancer.
Being an American used to mean something. Now, not so much. And the GOP is at least as guilty as the Dems; For those history buffs, look up the history when the Romans began importing Goths. Hint: not a good outcome.

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National Journal, by James Oliphant    Original Article
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Because you can find anything on the Web, you can easily search and pull up a running clock that tells you just how long, to the second, Barack Obama has been president. It moves in real time. It only feels like it´s speeding up. Constrained by crises over which he has little power to impact events, hemmed in by a divided Congress more interested in scoring points with voters than in legislating, and watching as his potential successor assumes more and more of the political spotlight, Obama may be receding into history more quickly than either he or his aides ever anticipated. It was impossible to listen to the president's speech Thursday

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