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On immigration, what do GOP House
leaders mean by ´enforcement triggers´?

Washington Examiner, by Byron York

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/30/2014 8:42:48 PM

Cambridge, MD. -- The House Republican leadership, meeting here at the party´s winter retreat, kept its new immigration reform "principles" as secret as nuclear codes. Old immigration hands on the Hill, who might have been expected to play a big part in producing the document, were barely consulted. When Speaker John Boehner´s office wanted a knowledgeable Hill staffer to take a look at the work in progress, the person was invited into a room to examine a draft -- no copying or note-taking allowed. And the paper remained a mystery to almost all GOP lawmakers until Boehner unveiled it at

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Yes, what does that mean?? 0bama only enforces what he wants so what difference does it make?? Byron says: the real fight is just beginning. Ain´t that the truth. We need to burn up the phone lines like we did before.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 1/30/2014 8:56:41 PM     (No. 9712502)

FTA-"None of this can happen before specific enforcement triggers have been implemented
to fulfill our promise to the American people that from here on, our immigration laws will indeed be enforced."

" It is not an exaggeration to say that the future of immigration reform in Congress depends on whether Republican leaders mean what they say in that single sentence.
If they do, and the GOP insists on actual border security measures being in place --
not just passed, not just contemplated, but actually in place
-- before illegal immigrants are allowed to register for legal status,
then there will likely be significant Republican support for such a bill.
(It might well be a deal-killer for most Democrats, but that is another story.) "

Legal status is not citizenship.
The Ryan plan , with all it´s requirements ,
calls for illegals to register as illegals who are working here.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 1/30/2014 9:24:28 PM     (No. 9712518)

Obama and Holder aren´t enforcing the current immigration laws. What makes Ryan and the rest of the RINO clowns think it will be any different with their amnesty plan?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/30/2014 9:31:49 PM     (No. 9712524)

They mean ´fig leaf´.

As mentioned, Obama will not enforce what he does not want. And the ICE agents will do nothing exactly as they are instructed.

Meanwhile their superiors will dutifully certify that the "enforcement triggers" are in place as the law requires. The politicians will pretend to believe them.

The ash bin of history always has room for more and the House GOP leaders are jumping in. Feckless idiots to the end.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/30/2014 9:54:32 PM     (No. 9712556)

By demanding that required "enforcement triggers" defined for instance as effective enforcement tools like an enhanced mandatory e-verify type electronic verification system actually be in place and up and running before any legalization registration period can commence, the Republicans are effectively waiting out Obama and the liberal Democrats until at least the next Congress that the Republicans may well control, meaning that the Republicans would be in a position to pass a much more balanced, effective, and legitimate immigration reform bill then the extremely liberal amnesty bill that the Democrats pushed through the US Senate last Summer.

There could well be 20 million illegal aliens here and if they all applied for legalization, they would swamp the entire immigration system, and would not be able to be processed for several years, during which time the Democrats would demand that no deportations take place to allow all illegal aliens in the country to apply for legalization.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/30/2014 10:16:32 PM     (No. 9712582)

The leadership for the right-wing of the Cartel Party have copied from the play book of their left-wing: craft major national policy in secret without input from its members, present it as an accomplished feat and call any who question it as obstructionists.

#1 is leading the chorus in "This Is Not Amnesty!" An oldie but goodie from Karl and the Rovettes.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: planetgeo, 1/30/2014 11:27:14 PM     (No. 9712631)

Exactly when have they ever actually followed through on any enforcement triggers? Answer: never. And they never will. It´s a desperate rationalization to give them cover to vote this in. Is anybody dumb enough to fall for this? Apparently they think so.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/31/2014 2:53:07 AM     (No. 9712703)

We were lied to about the fence. Tens of millions were spent on virtual fences which proved to be unreliable at best and utterly useless most times. It is STUPIDITY to believe more House leadership about border enforcement!!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/31/2014 2:54:40 AM     (No. 9712704)

That is "more House leadership DOUBLE-TALK.." Sorry.

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