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Bridget Johnson


July 1, 2013 - 8:03 am

One of the House negotiators on immigration reform said Republicans “cannot stop” a bill from moving forward.

“I have come to the conclusion that the Republican majority in the House of Representatives has no understanding, just does not comprehend the depth, the width, the broadness of the American people’s support for comprehensive immigration reform, and, unfortunately, our movement for immigration reform spent all of its energy, fortunately successfully in getting the bill through the Senate,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said on MSNBC.

“…We’re going to be together on this, but so are some pundits on some other TV stations that aren’t quite with the issue in the past,” he continued. “Look, you cannot stop this. And when it is felt, I really believe that you’re going to get a vote of the majority.”

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) intends to meet with his caucus July 10 to gauge “majority of the majority” support for bringing the Senate bill, which passed last week, to the floor.

“Having said that, look, we’re also going to be smart and practical and flexible. We need to give a safe place for Republicans, and there are dozens of them. Like Paul Ryan and like Rubio in the Senate and others that put that bill together, and Paul Ryan who I know is going to help us put it together in the House of Representatives. We need to give them a bipartisan space,” Gutierrez continued in his strategizing.

“So here’s what the speaker says. He says we’re not going to accept the Senate version. We don’t have to accept the Senate version. We can come with a version from the House of Representatives and we can go to conference and we can come out with a bill that the president can probably sign.”

Gutierrez predicted that a conference committee to forge a final bill wouldn’t be “dissimilar in terms of fundamental issues,” such as a path to citizenship for the 11 million estimated illegal immigrants in the country.

“Before the Republicans kind of had an argument. Well, when the Democrats were in charge and Obama was elected president, they didn’t bring about comprehensive. They had their chance and they blew it. And they’re really not that serious about it,” he said.

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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It is a common Democratic tactic to claim that they have overwhelming support on an issue when in reality they don't have squat. The American people do not support amnesty and they do not support a path to citizenship for lawbreakers. We are either a nation of laws or we aren't. Democrats don't get to pick and choose which laws should be enforced and which shouldn't. As long as Conservatives, note: I didn't say "Republicans", (looking at you, Rubio) insist that laws come above lawbreakers then the country will survive. Otherwise, Democrats stew in their own soup.
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No. No going to committee. Absolutely not.
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Look what has manifested in the last two decades, since the illegal alien invasion. Perhaps I should say since the failure of the 1986 Immigration Reform & Control Act (IRCA) was enacted. 27 years ago 3 million mostly Guest workers receive Amnesty. Let’s see now- deliberate failure to prosecute employers who hire illegal aliens, which became a huge magnet for more to cross the borders or fly here as a visitor who overstays their visas with no intention in returning home. Then there is the growth of hundreds of Sanctuary Cities, which should have been closed down years ago? The sponsorship of family members adding to the welfare rolls, when the original sponsor doesn’t support them anymore. The unresponsive law that must be contained of Birthright Citizenship, originally as written for the descendants of slaves, that is inclusive of illegal alien mothers, who are aware they are not going to be deported and that the birth of numerous babies once here can supplement the parents income. Because of complete neglect of the IRCA law, we now have over 11 million foreign nationals or even more. There have several amendments to the law, including the 2006 Secure Fence Act, but again was short changed and the 700 miles were never built. That was a double layer fence parallel to each other, making it extremely hard to cross into America without detection. Favoritism and lucrative donors who buy contracts, when the SONIC BARRIER SENSOR puts all other people and air traffic sensors to shame? Most of the border it still remains an enigma, because the drugs and human traffic is still getting past agents. If Congress had been serious about stemming the flow of welfare aliens, criminals and even terrorists impersonating people from South of the border, the fence would have already been visible.

The G8 and its accomplices of mixed senators from the GOP are adamant the bill will secure our borders, that interior will be carried out with the electronic E-Verify, it’s still on hold? THE SENATE IS ATTEMPTING TO LEGALIZE THE 11 MILLION PLUS FIRST, BEFORE THE FIRST 350 MILES OF DOUBLE LAYER FENCING IS BUILT. DON’T BE MISLEAD DOUBLE FENCING DOESN’T EXIST OUTSIDE THE AREAS OF THE BIG CITIES? Then there's a clause (AS ALWAYS) in it that says Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, a liberal appointee lackey of the White House doesn't have to follow all the way through with border security measure. Its all “smoke and mirrors as typical”? This woman whether from influence from inside the Department of Justice, has not enforced deporting illegal aliens now, including criminals—so do you think she has going to enforce laws now? This women has defied the oversight committees with a smirk on her features, stating the border is “Secure”? She should be a standup comic, except the Border Patrol would say it not funny.
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Placing 20.000 more agents on the border doesn’t do anything for the internal enforcement? Chris Crain, President of the ICE union (Internal Enforcement) was completely ignored in the Senate bill for interior ground agents and equipment. The Justice Department is already being sued by ICE, and now the U.S. Border Patrol agents are also taking the Obama administration for not being allowed to carry out the law. Chris Crain stated today that 40 percent of foreign nationals do not arrive through borders; they arrive by plane and so without any ENTRY/ EXIT verification system at ports of entry, they remain undetected, settling here after their visa has expired. Unlike border entries who when caught are fingerprinted, those who come here hand over a flimsy card, of where they are supposed to be staying as a visitor, but of course abscond. With only 5.000 ICE agents for the whole country has no means to follow up. Yet the Senate has done nothing about the limited enforcement and instead is recruiting 20.000 Border Patrol agents, when half of that number or even more should work inside the United States. Even the E-Verify has its limitations and should be replaced by a biometric Nationwide ID card for citizens, than spending for $48 Billion dollars on just the border region. It could be used for job opportunities, voter fraud and stop credit theft.

Grimes: Illegal Aliens and 50% of Americans that do not pay Income Taxes Exempted From ObamaCare
By Stephen Frank on 06/30/2013, California News & Views
ObamaCare, according to Barack, will cover all Americans. He never said all Americans are going to pay for it. Instead, the 50% of Americans that do not file income taxes will not pay, but get free health care. Clinics that give health care to the 11 million illegal aliens will continue to give them “free” health care, with the 50% that do pay taxes, paying for it. No wonder the cost of individual health care in California is going up, up to 146% or in Ohio by 88%? Free cost those who work and productive—the half of society that lives off the productive will now get an even better deal—and illegal aliens will be crazy to accept amnesty, it does not pencil out.
Are we crazy to work?
“According to the IRS, “Certain individuals who are not required to file an income tax return but who technically fall outside the statutory exemption for those with household income below the filing threshold.”
“HHS regulations also provide that the hardship exemption will be available on a case-by-case basis for individuals who face other unexpected personal or financial circumstances that prevent them from obtaining coverage.”

YOU CAN ALSO BLAST FAXES AT numbersusa and write your own message or copy the one exhibited. At americanpatrol is a daily report from newspapers across the country, illustrating the huge rise in drunk drivers, and other heinous crimes the left oriented press keeps suppressed. For legal information about corruption in Washington and in state assemblies at judicialwatch Also Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has set up an email address for people to contact if they believe they were targeted by the IRS. That address is: Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has launched a national petition. It is at SecureBordersNow,” Cruz said. “In just a week, we’ve have reached 150,000 people from all over the country sign that petition speaking out to say ‘Do not do legalization first. Secure the borders first, fix the problem.”? FIX THE PROBLEM!
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It is unbelievable how Gutierrez, like all other Democrats and some Republicans have written off the US citizens that cannot find a job. Gutierrez has shown his Hispanic brethren who are in this country illegally are more important than the US citizens who want to work.
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Yeah, me, too. Is John McCain senile or just plain stupid? Hillary is delighted; she doesn't have worry about Rubio beating her in any state outside of (maybe), Florida.
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