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House conservatives rule out
immigration this year

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/5/2014 2:50:39 PM

WASHINGTON — Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting that the GOP should wait until next year when the party might also control the Senate. House GOP leaders unveiled their broad immigration principles last week that gave hope to advocates and the Obama administration that the first changes in the nation’s laws in three decades might happen in the coming months. Immigration legislation is one of the top priorities for Obama’s second term. But several of the conservatives were adamant that the House should do nothing on the issue this year, a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/5/2014 2:57:09 PM     (No. 9720749)

Deleted by Taste Police. There is no form of posting in this manner where we allow bad language. Next time you will be blocked. LCom Staff.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kevinseattle54, 2/5/2014 3:01:51 PM     (No. 9720756)

Way to go...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: eoddad, 2/5/2014 3:19:36 PM     (No. 9720781)

Wish I could sleep peacefully on this, but I better keep one eye open.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rational, 2/5/2014 3:20:26 PM     (No. 9720784)

quick.....someone inform John!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/5/2014 3:25:22 PM     (No. 9720790)

If this is the truth it is a smart move for the Republicans to make.

Next year if the Republicans do hold both houses of Congress they will be in a much better position to come up with a more balanced and legitimate bill. There is no reason for the Republicans to pass any sort of liberal Democrat designed bill that would essentially hand the Democrats tens of millions of new foreign born voters in the years ahead or to flood the legal US labor market with cheap foreign labor.

With that many new voters the Democrats would ensure that the Republicans would never again, at least for generations, be able to win future presidential elections or hold many of the seats they now have in Congress. Flooding the country will cheap foreign labor is bound to displaceq a big number of American workers and they are not going to be happy about that when it becomes evident to them that they have become the victims of in-sourcing of foreign labor that the Democrats will surely blame on the Republicans as being their bottom line for supporting any sort of immigration reform. That would just be more votes that the Republicans would stand to lose.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 2/5/2014 3:46:24 PM     (No. 9720816)

Do conservatives have enough votes to hold off the charge?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: OhMy, 2/5/2014 4:14:26 PM     (No. 9720858)

Just pass a security only bill and tell the others it is the security promised umpteen times already which must be done first before anything else. Comprehensive means more empty promises of security and real amnesty immediately. That fraud must stop!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/5/2014 4:58:35 PM     (No. 9720921)

No matter what kind of bill Boehner, McConnell, their leadership teams and the gang of eight author will give huge numbers of voters to the Democrats!! The only ones thinking an immigration "reform" bill is urgently needed are the business lobbies and the Hispanic activists who are firmly in the camp of the Democrats. The American people and the base of the GOP have made that crystal clear over the past six years. How many polls do we need to see? Therefore, anything other than enforcement, specific steps with time deadlines to SECURE the friggin´ border is a stupid move by the Republicans.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jerseyden, 2/5/2014 5:28:32 PM     (No. 9720947)

The first course of action after this years election should be the removal of Boehner. If they keep him as speaker there is no hope for this country.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 2/5/2014 5:40:11 PM     (No. 9720960)

I have already sent my donation to is primary opponent, Eric Gurr. and I hope all of you do too.

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