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More than 6 in 10 Republicans
oppose GOP´s immigration plan

Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/3/2014 11:06:44 AM

A majority of Republicans oppose the party leadership´s efforts to reform immigration, with 62 percent dead set against giving illegal immigrants U.S. citizenship, according to a new poll. Although the nation overall leans in favor of immigration reform, the Republicans polled by YouGov.com are against most elements of the proposals being studied in the House, including some of those circulated by Speaker John Boehner at last week´s party retreat on Maryland´s Eastern Shore. According to YouGov.com: – 55 percent of Republican are against granting temporary legal status to illegals. – 57 percent oppose permanent legal status. – 62 percent oppose granting illegal immigrants U.S.

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Will the establishment Republicans listen or go ahead with immigration reform? I don´t trust Ryan or any of them. They say one thing and do the complete opposite.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: golden, 2/3/2014 11:31:45 AM     (No. 9717461)

Know them by what they do not what they say. Johnny boy is a key example of this. Don´t be fooled by what they say.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 2/3/2014 11:49:36 AM     (No. 9717480)

Whelp, of the True Conservative "republicans" I hang out with, 10 in 10 OPPOSE any immigration plan that give illegals anything but a one way ride to wherever they came from. Secures the borders AND passes legislation that says "if one of your parents IS NOT an American Citizen...neither are you!" Call me any nasty name you want, but also call me a True Conservative American Citizen!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jebediah, 2/3/2014 11:51:35 AM     (No. 9717482)

Can´t begin to tell you how often I have written Boehner and Ryan, all for naught. I point out that I am a conservative Republican, their base, and don´t believe for one second the borders will be defended, The Border Patrol points out that children as young as nine months old are being brought across the border ALONE via cartels re: the dream act....and Obama´s defiance of Congress on that is also unconstitutional. But Boehner et al live in D.C. and are either clueless or planning on great jobs later via the chamber of commerce or lobbying groups. It is hard not to be cynical, and the persistence of these old school Republicans may just once again pull defeat out of the jaws of victory.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 2/3/2014 11:52:47 AM     (No. 9717484)

And all conservatives oppose it. But it matters not, the RINO brigade foolishly believes the illegals will fall head over heels in loooove with em. Just like the Dems, its all about votes and staying in office.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lilo, 2/3/2014 11:59:58 AM     (No. 9717500)

Republicans oppose. OK, do not any Democrats or Independents oppose immigration? Do not unaffiliated voters oppose unfettered immigrations. How about citizens, don´t they oppose immigration control. Talk about an "unbiased" headline, and this from the Examiner!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 2/3/2014 12:02:19 PM     (No. 9717506)

The Illegal Immigration Bill should have one provision Close.the.Border. That´s it.

After securing the border completely, then we deal with the 11 million or so who are here illegally.

No citizenship/amnesty ever. The purpose of immigration is to make the United States a better country; not to take care of the people Mexico and Central America does not want. We want immigrants who want to be Americans...not latinos who want to live here, send money home and get benefits.

Maybe this is a little hardnosed, but we are dealing with uneducated (for the most part), unskilled (unless you are building rock walls) and obstinate people who will not learn the language unless forced. I don´t see they add much to our economy. They hold down wages and take jobs Americans would do if given the chance.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bubby, 2/3/2014 12:26:28 PM     (No. 9717550)

It´s frightening that 40% of Republicans are in favor of amnesty with no border control which is what Speaker Boner and Ryan want. I´m becoming discouraged what is wrong with these people?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tren9, 2/3/2014 12:38:19 PM     (No. 9717570)

Immigration reform is dead - until after the primaries...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 2/3/2014 12:42:12 PM     (No. 9717574)

The GOP RINO elite embrace Immigration Reform at their own peril.

They have been warned by the base.

Don´t forget RINOS that after the time for posting primaries goes, you are still vulnerable, the base will not show up for you.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LadyVet, 2/3/2014 1:35:55 PM     (No. 9717675)

If 4 out of 10 go with the Democrats, it will get passed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/3/2014 1:53:42 PM     (No. 9717712)

Giving illegal aliens US citizenship directly through an amnesty is a bogus sham invented by the liberal Democrats to move the amnesty goalposts away far to the left so if the Republicans finally cave on amnesty they would have the political cover to tell their conservative constituents that they stopped the liberal Democrat path to citizenship, a facet that neither the Democrats or the Republicans intended to pass, which would in the final amnesty bill bring the amnesty goalposts back to where the final amnesty agreed to would just be another garden variety amnesty as was last passed in 1986. All that amounts to just another political shell game being played on the American people.

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