@Redshirt"The final version of the bill was a reconciliation or some
other procedural thing that allowed it to pass without voting on it
again."They eventually did vote on it but reconciliation was for
an attachment that was budgetary and thus required only 50 instead of 60 votes
to pass the senate (which is important since Brown was elected between the
initial vote and the reconciliation vote).
Whatever, just pass something to bring it to the conference committee.
Citizenship is a red herring.Most of the illegal aliens only want to work
here (for our wages) and send money home. They don't care about
citizenship.(Their Green Card-holding cousins are NOT naturalizing.)So, the House is going to play tough and take citizenship off the table, try
to pass a bill and the amnesty crowd will laugh all the way to the bank.
I can see legal status, as the article states, but not citizenship. If the
repubs ever want to win the WH again, they should avoid creating 11 million more
This is politics at its worse. The democrats are using the immigration issue,
which is a very serious issue, as a power play to force republicans hand just to
garner more votes, without caring what the populace thinks or what is best for
this country. The only reason they want this is to bolster their voting base, as
the vast majority of Latinos vote democrat. They have not performed any study to
see what it will cost both short and long term to grant this group citizenship,
not realizing how many Latinos live off of current welfare programs. I'm
independent, but this is poor. Shame on politicians who sell their soul for
votes, beit Democrat or Republican. Do the right thing and quit giving special
privillege to an illegal group over all other nationals who try to enter through
the legitmate processes of this country.
The house needs to drop the immigration bill. They shouldn't even bother
to write one. Lets go back a few years to the ACA bill. The Senate had their
version, the House passed another. The final version of the bill was a
reconciliation or some other procedural thing that allowed it to pass without
voting on it again.What does the House think will happen this time?
Republicans, she advised, should follow the Senate lead "if they ever want
to win a presidential race." Is it interesting that so many of the lefty
Dems are so concerned about the Repubs ever winning another election. Remember
the old saying where there is smoke there is fire.
At least we have hope that if any bill passes it will require those who ignored
our laws to return home and begin the legal entry process behind those who are
already doing it according to our current laws. The Senate Bill will only
slow illegal immigration by 25% according to the CBO. So that means in another
10 years we will again be looking at millions of people breaking our immigration
laws who will want a new and easier pathway to citizenship.
The benefit of the House of Representatives is they represent the people. The
House of Lords are their own royalty and our nations majesties with 6-year terms
and limitless election potential. They are the elites and almost as
self-important as the Supreme Court Justices that can be there forever. The
Caiaphas can be very powerful even with an innocent man or cause in the court.
Designing men and women can interpolate the law instead of interpret the law.
Smooth talking and adorned by the Press and media, the court has gone beyond
their bounds due to public marketing for high ratings on the late night
circuit.The Court may be non-elected but the House of
Representatives speak for the people in equal districts by size of population,
not necessarily power. Our Founding Fathers had some special thoughts on small
and large states. Unfortunately, 100 years ago, Senators became more powerful
in how they are chosen.
Glad to see the end of the tea party. This will force three parties and the tea
party will be blamed as it should for their obstructionist antics.
Explain to me how rewarding illegal activity (crossing without papers,
overstaying visas, getting jobs by fraudulent means, etc.) is going to
discourage future unlawful presence?Explain to me how legalizing them
benefits our economy at a time when 27 million low-skilled citizens are sitting
out the economy.Explain to me why we want to give work permits to eight
million illegal aliens when we have 10 million teens who cannot find a job.If ever there was a concept that fed the special interests like unions,
churches, the Chamber, Latino activists with ZERO benefits to the voters, this
is it.Just say NO to amnesty and YES to interior enforcement.
I am glad to hear some common sense proposed immigration legislation coming from
the House. The Senate's bill amounts to amnesty, in my opinion.
Let the first comment pass the censorship board by saying I wish ALL ILLEGALS
become citizens immediately.
Using the minority threat is getting old. Instead of talking the issue, they are
using a false argument. Democrats have been the party of minorities for decades.
Let's hope the House is more responsible than the Senate. The
Senate bill uses the Social security trust funds to pay for their bill, instead
of the general fund. There is no 179 billion contributed in 10 years, it's
coming from our retirement. If they had paid for their bill out of the general
fund it would of been a net loss of 14.7 billion.
the picture of nancy pelosi begs the question, where is her green card?