Boehner: Immigration 'absolutely not' dead

Nov 21, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Hill

Speaker John Boehner on Thursday declared that immigration reform was "absolutely not" dead for this Congress, renewing his commitment to the issue without laying out plans for a House vote.

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Cat74

Elgin, IL

#1 Nov 21, 2013
So if immigration reform is not dead who is going to vote for it? The Speaker is delusional. Not one Democrat or Republican will vote for this if they are up for reelection. It would be political suicide.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#2 Nov 21, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
So if immigration reform is not dead who is going to vote for it? The Speaker is delusional. Not one Democrat or Republican will vote for this if they are up for reelection. It would be political suicide.
Earlier in the year it passed in the Senate 68 to 32.
That included some Republicans.

The Senate bill provides a 13-year path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the country, as well as tough border security provisions that must be in place before the immigrants can gain legal status.

CBS News poll this November: More than TWO-THIRDS of
Americans say they would back a pathway to citizenship
if illegal immigrants met criteria such as paying
back taxes and fines and undergo a waiting period.

In contrast, congressional Republicans have an approval
rating of a mere 28 percent, according an October poll
conducted by Gallup.

The House Republicans, who haven't done anything in five
year, are still sitting on their hands, collecting their
pay and goodies and not earning a dollar of it.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#4 Nov 21, 2013
And now Obama has called the GOPasaurs bluff by saying he'll consider piecemeal immigration legislation as well.
serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#5 Nov 21, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Earlier in the year it passed in the Senate 68 to 32.
That included some Republicans.
The Senate bill provides a 13-year path to citizenship for the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the country, as well as tough border security provisions that must be in place before the immigrants can gain legal status.
CBS News poll this November: More than TWO-THIRDS of
Americans say they would back a pathway to citizenship
if illegal immigrants met criteria such as paying
back taxes and fines and undergo a waiting period.
In contrast, congressional Republicans have an approval
rating of a mere 28 percent, according an October poll
conducted by Gallup.
The House Republicans, who haven't done anything in five
year, are still sitting on their hands, collecting their
pay and goodies and not earning a dollar of it.
Well the tyranny has been expanding. A team effort. And you think they don't work together.
Juan

Vero Beach, FL

#6 Nov 21, 2013
It's just a matter of time before we will be given amnesty, many of us, like myself have worked hard for many many years, it's the only right thing to do.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#7 Nov 21, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
And now Obama has called the GOPasaurs bluff by saying he'll consider piecemeal immigration legislation as well.
And now the GOP has called Obama's bluff saying its not dead. LOL
Cat74

Elgin, IL

#8 Nov 21, 2013
Boehner doesn't speak for the whole house. I don't know what other Republicans h has that will vote for Amnesty, but my Congressman will vote no. That's goo enough for me.
Billy Ringo

Forest Hills, NY

#9 Nov 21, 2013
Immigration isn't dead - but Boner and his Party of Teabagger flunkies are.
November 2014 can't get here fast enough.
The best thing Boner can do is put the House on vacation for the next year.
Obama and The Senate will run the country.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#10 Nov 21, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
And now Obama has called the GOPasaurs bluff by saying he'll consider piecemeal immigration legislation as well.
A man is only as good as his word and we all know OBAMA LIES to get what he wants. Not too many will believe anything he says. Now he is blaming the insurance companies and the GOP for the disaster of OBAMACARE, when the GOP tried for 3 years to tell him it was bad, he would not listen so now he can have all the glory of his own failure.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#11 Nov 21, 2013
Juan wrote:
It's just a matter of time before we will be given amnesty, many of us, like myself have worked hard for many many years, it's the only right thing to do.
What about the ones that have been waiting to become citizens that came to America the right way and have waited for years and you sneak under the fence, past the border guards and want yours now? If I went to Mexico and was there illegally I would be put in JAIL FOR YEARS - but you think it is OK to be illegal in America and we the tax payers pay for your medical and schooling??? You are welcome to my country but come into it LEGAL.
see the light

El Paso, TX

#13 Nov 21, 2013
Billy Ringo wrote:
Immigration isn't dead - but Boner and his Party of Teabagger flunkies are.
November 2014 can't get here fast enough.
The best thing Boner can do is put the House on vacation for the next year.
Obama and The Senate will run the country.
Since your'e healthcare fiasco that's ruined America,I'd pretty much say uour'e dead also. LOL
see the light

El Paso, TX

#14 Nov 21, 2013
Juan wrote:
It's just a matter of time before we will be given amnesty, many of us, like myself have worked hard for many many years, it's the only right thing to do.
The Senate likes your votes but the GOP likes America, so you'll never get amnesty.
spud

Reading, PA

#15 Nov 22, 2013
If Boehner wants to do this incrementally, he has to start with Everify. If he refuses to do that first, he's as much as admitting he's against controlling anything. The Republican leadership has to get off this big government, big spending, open borders BS. They're acting like Democrats.
Billy Ringo

United States

#16 Nov 22, 2013
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>Since your'e healthcare fiasco that's ruined America,I'd pretty much say uour'e dead also. LOL
Your boy, The Weeper of the House, signed up for Obamacare online - took him 30 minutes.

Don't believe everything you hear on Bullshyt Mountain News.

There is a reason the Dems won ALL 5 races in VA - and why they lead 10 of 17 districts where Rethugs are up for reelection in the House - and in governors races in Florida and Michigan and why Etchy took such an azz whipping.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Tawas City, Michigan

#17 Nov 22, 2013
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>And now the GOP has called Obama's bluff saying its not dead. LOL
That only works if Speaker Boner actually brings up any bills related to immigration reform for a vote.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Tawas City, Michigan

#18 Nov 22, 2013
This is just Speaker Boner's way of trying to keep the GOPasaurs in the running for '14. He knows if he flatly rejects immigration reform they lose all Hispanic votes.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#19 Nov 22, 2013
spud wrote:
If Boehner wants to do this incrementally, he has to start with Everify. If he refuses to do that first, he's as much as admitting he's against controlling anything. The Republican leadership has to get off this big government, big spending, open borders BS. They're acting like Democrats.
Speaker Boner doesn't actually want to pass ANY immigration reform laws. He just wants to keep the issue alive for the '14 elections.
spud

Reading, PA

#20 Nov 22, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
Speaker Boner doesn't actually want to pass ANY immigration reform laws. He just wants to keep the issue alive for the '14 elections.
You're wrong there. Boehner personally wants comprehensive immigration reform or amnesty. He's one of the stupid neocons who think this will help Republicans electorally. He already stonewalled everify 2 summers ago so he's not really serious about fixing our problem. As far as saving it for an election year, that would even make him dumber. Both parties historically shy away from anything pertaining to immigration on election years because they know how strongly people feel against amnesty.

“Headed toward the cliff”

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Tawas City, Michigan

#21 Nov 22, 2013
spud wrote:
<quoted text>You're wrong there. Boehner personally wants comprehensive immigration reform or amnesty. He's one of the stupid neocons who think this will help Republicans electorally. He already stonewalled everify 2 summers ago so he's not really serious about fixing our problem. As far as saving it for an election year, that would even make him dumber. Both parties historically shy away from anything pertaining to immigration on election years because they know how strongly people feel against amnesty.
I didn't mean Boner would bring it up for a vote during the election year. I simply meant he's trying to keep the issue alive by not flat out rejecting immigration reform.

It's like he's dangling the carrot in front of Hispanics, but he certainly has no intention of allowing any actual votes to take place.

Luckily Hispanic voters are on to this ploy.

Unless Boner brings up the comprehensive bill for a vote, the GOPasaurs just lost nearly every Hispanic vote for '14, and '16.
spud

Reading, PA

#22 Nov 22, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't mean Boner would bring it up for a vote during the election year. I simply meant he's trying to keep the issue alive by not flat out rejecting immigration reform.
It's like he's dangling the carrot in front of Hispanics, but he certainly has no intention of allowing any actual votes to take place.
Luckily Hispanic voters are on to this ploy.
Unless Boner brings up the comprehensive bill for a vote, the GOPasaurs just lost nearly every Hispanic vote for '14, and '16.
If I were a legal immigrant, I would be happy for any effort to get rid of illegal aliens. Illegals are also taking their jobs and depressing their salaries. To grant amnesty to these people who have defied our laws would have a disastrous affect on the integrity of our laws. It would be a signal to the next wave of people who want to come here that our laws are meaningless and can be ignored. Amnesty would also be like a slap in the face to everyone who ever came here legally as well as the people still waiting to come. If we grant amnesty, we will never have a workable immigration system again.

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