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June 28, 2013 - 4:23 pm

Again, there’s a process in place here that favors our side.

In other words, don’t expect any immigration votes on the House floor any time soon. And if a floor vote does ever happen, don’t expect it to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants, either. “For any legislation — including a conference report — to pass the House, it’s going to have to be a bill that has the support of a majority of our members,” Boehner said.

No pressure
The biggest problem facing amnesty advocates now is that there is simply no mechanism or outside force pressing the House to act in any way. Unlike the debt limit that will come due this fall, or the fiscal cliff that forced a House vote on taxes this January, there is no real policy consequence if the House chooses to do nothing.

True, a less than ideal status quo will continue, but the American people really don’t seem to care. Just look at this compilation of polls on American policy priorities. Immigration always finishes at or near the bottom of every issue list, if it appears at all. The vast majority of Americans simply don’t care about immigration as an issue.

As the Washington Examiner‘s David Drucker tweeted yesterday, “If Senate bill supporters want House 2 feel pressure on #immigration, find a poll that shows voters prioritizing issue. So far, they don’t.”

In today’s Narrative vs. Reality update: we’re being told that the GOP has to do something about this RIGHT NOW or will never win another election again, but the party is still in the driver’s seat on this because it overwhelmingly won an election in 2010. After being told it wasn’t going to win one for a long, long time.

The demographics didn’t radically shift between 2010 and 2012, there were just different and, in the latter election, somewhat anomalous factors in play.

All we have to do now is pressure GOP House members to keep an eye on Boehner.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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There could have been immigration reform if the Democrats had dealt in good-faith. They did not. The so-called border security provisions in the bill were fraudulent smoke and mirrors.

What is particularly ominous is the RINO14 who voted with the Democrats on their obviously bad-faith bill. They cannot be trusted.
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Immigration is a Democratic Party priority for upcoming elections - that's it. Otherwise there is no need for a Republican rush to act and every reason for cooler, rational minds to prevail. Hispanics are not inherently conservative and will not vote disproportionately in favor of conservative candidates. Conservatism is not race, ethnic, or sex-based, right? It's appeal transcends pigment, geography, and sex organs. So let's quit pandering to corporatist cheap labor advocates and Democrat vote hustlers and DO NOTHING NOW! Do House Repubicans have the guts?
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Pathway to citizenship: FOLLOW EXISTING LAW.

Mostly it's latinos who are here illegally leaving dead-end, corrupt, socialist countries who don't have the RULE OF LAW. Potential immigrants can best learn the rule of law by following it to get into our country in the first place.
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Here's the problem: The Executive Branch has no desire or incentive to enforce our borders. If there were a will to keep undocumented aliens out of this country, an effective method could be found even without new legislation. Since there is no will to keep undocumented aliens out of this country, the tough-talking border measures in the current bill will be of no consequence.

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley proposed an amendment that provided Congress would have to certify the border as secure 6 months before any legalization of illegal immigrants. This would mean that, whether we had a hundred border agents or a million, whether we had a new fence or no new fence, what would count is the result, not how much money or effort went into the process.

The Grassley Amendment was soundly defeated, with the Gang of 8 voting solidly against it. This shows me the majority of Senators (mostly Democrats) have no real problem with our porous borders - they just want to pander to Hispanics by extending amnesty to millions of present and future illegals.

I am hopeful that the House Republicans will NOT pass ANY bill because I'm concerned that, no matter what the House does, a joint conference committee will decide on the final terms of the new law - and Republicans always seem to lose/cave in/etc. when they are confronted with committed, determined Dems.
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I'm sorry but I scoff at any rube who trusts House GOP leadership to carry through on anything except undermining conservative members of their own party. They seem to have the spines to do that, at least.
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Both my family and my wife's were immigrants after WWII. All came here legally, assimilated, became citizens and NONE of them have ever relied on the government for "support." They believe in liberty, hard work, the rule of law and as a result, they have excelled.

This said, I simply do not understand why "legal" Hispanic residents and citizens supposedly are overwhelming in their support for the illegals in their quest for legalization (amnesty). It simply doesn't make sense, yet the main stream media and select Hispanic members of congress say it's so.

Another curious footnote to all of this is that everyone assumes Hispanics will be loyal Democrats. It also doesn't make sense that Catholics would "partner" with the party of abortion.

Can the Hispanic community be bought this easily?
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There could have been immigration reform if the Democrats had dealt in good-faith. They did not. The so-called border security provisions in the bill were fraudulent smoke and mirrors.

What is particularly ominous is the RINO14 who voted with the Democrats on their obviously bad-faith bill. They cannot be trusted.
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sadly, i must confess 2 of the 14 are my senators. alexander and corker. please pass me the paper bag and scissors.
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Obligatory NumbersUSA post. And let's give them hell at the townhalls this summer, too.
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Immigration is a Democratic Party priority for upcoming elections - that's it. Otherwise there is no need for a Republican rush to act and every reason for cooler, rational minds to prevail. Hispanics are not inherently conservative and will not vote disproportionately in favor of conservative candidates. Conservatism is not race, ethnic, or sex-based, right? It's appeal transcends pigment, geography, and sex organs. So let's quit pandering to corporatist cheap labor advocates and Democrat vote hustlers and DO NOTHING NOW! Do House Repubicans have the guts?
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John Boehner will roll over on his corrupt back and BEG the demonrats to scratch his belly and this crap will sail through the House like shyte through a goose! The NSA and IRS will insure this!! There is not a Senator or Congressman in this whole g*ddamned government that has not been either bought or blackmailed on unpopular issues before and it is gauranteed the same thing will happen here. Wake up people, this government is your enemy!!
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Pathway to citizenship: FOLLOW EXISTING LAW.

Mostly it's latinos who are here illegally leaving dead-end, corrupt, socialist countries who don't have the RULE OF LAW. Potential immigrants can best learn the rule of law by following it to get into our country in the first place.
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We The People now know what's really happening!!!
The Senate Immigration Reform Bill has 1,200 pages of porkulus. The U.S. Senate, priding itself on being a deliberative body, passed this immigration bill after having extorted, bribed and cajoled enough senators.
Any senator after reading the bill, would have learned that the Immigration Reform Bill, after the Corker-Hoeven amendment, was deformed into a giant pork-stuffed disaster. It’s literally laden with all kinds of concealed treats for select senators. But the concerns of regular Americans? Nothing! Nyet! NADA!
Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama described the inside dealing this way: “The Gang of Eight and their allies revealed their true tactics tonight (6/26/2013). They shut down debate and blocked amendments to a 1,200-page immigration bill that no one has read… This legislation is:
1) a crushing blow to the taxpaying, working people of this country,
2)a surrender to illegality, and
3) a capitulation to special interests over the interests of the citizens we pledged to represent.”
The “Gang of Eight” cobbled together an odd coalition of Senators. First, there were Republicans, wanting to appease corporate giants by holding down wages for Americans (Facebook!!!). Then there were Democrats, whose special interests, saw in newly minted(criminal and gang) Americans, Democratic voters in future elections.
End result? When these two sides unite, that’s when huge, complex legislation rockets through Congress – and America and Americans both are left as road kill. Boehner must be pressured to kill this abomination.
Examples: I.The bill bestows $1.5 billion to President Obama’s failed jobs stimulus programs. This was demanded as tribute by self-proclaimed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
II. The bill pumps up spending on the Travel Promotion Act. This stimulus was intended to end in 2015. But thanks to Harry Reid and his friends in the Las Vegas casino business, it’s been made a permanent program… at a cost of hundreds of millions of (annual)dollars to all American taxpayers.
III. Then, to secure the votes of Alaska’s two always-for-sale senators, Alaskan seafood processing jobs will get a special status as “shortage occupations.” This will allow the seafood and fish processing business in Alaska to get first dibs on the low-wage immigrant workers coming in to fill temporary jobs.
Yet the worst part of the bill – if you can believe it – isn’t even the pork.
Here’s the dirty little secret:
Remember the week of 6/18/2013??? Both parties were heralding how tough the Corker-Hoeven amendment was as a response to pressure from voters who wanted to see the border secured before granting amnesty to 11 million illegal aliens??? Remember?
The Truth? In reality both sides are lying thru their eye-teeth - in unison.
See, this Bill before the House on July 10, 2013, actually grants immediate amnesty before border enforcement. 1) Remember the much-praised legal requirement for a biometric exit-entry system??? Well, it has been undermined in this version of the bill (poof! Gone!). 2)Millions of green cards, which allow permanent residency, will now be issued BEFORE border enforcement takes place. 3)New border agents aren’t required until 2021, most likely never hired. 4)Remember those pesky “discretionary” powers granted to Janet Napolitano??? Well, they are PERMANENT! Yep! Given not only to Janet Napolitano but to other future leaders of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).5)Yes, language exists, promoting a border fence, BUT DHS can (at its ‘discretion’) waive the requirements if they so please. If this isn’t enough! These senators guaranteed Judicial proceedings, blocking ever building or enforcing border security!!! Conclusion? Fence will never, ever be built. 6) And get this, criminal aliens will be allowed to stay. Legalization for gang members and convicted criminals is in the current version of the bill awaiting the Houses vote. 7) And, here’s this goody, it even includes amnesty for future visa overstays (thank you La Raza). In other words, we the hardworking American taxpayer, will have a prospective amnesty for future illegal aliens. 8)And don’t forget GUARANTEED welfare access for illegal aliens, too. YEP! Your Senate at work for you…this is all in the latest version of the bill.
See, now you can understand why The Elite People of culture of corruption in ALL of Washington DC don’t want this Immigration Reform Bill read. Remember what Nancy Pelosi said of Obamacare, Congress must “pass the bill to find out what’s in it.” Pray. Amen. Join a Tea Party…urgently. Defeat this Bill!We The People know what this corrupt body of Elite legislators is doing!!!



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