Schumer Offers Republicans ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Immigration Deal

“It is no secret that John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the House Republican leadership want to cut an immigration deal that includes amnesty for illegal aliens. It’s right there in the “Standards for Immigration Reform” they unveiled in late January,” says FAIR’s Ira Mehlman in an op-ed at Townhall.com.

It is also no secret that Boehner and company only reluctantly decided against moving forward with immigration legislation this year because of resistance from the Republican caucus and a lot of blowback from their political base. Conveniently, President Obama’s refusal to enforce most existing immigration laws, coupled with his claim of executive authority to unilaterally grant amnesty to broad categories of illegal aliens, provided the GOP leadership a face-saving way to retreat from their “principles” just a week after making them public.

Read the rest of the op-ed at Townhall.

Comments

  1. avatar Paul says:

    Why don’t we change the tax code to a flat tax or fair tax and sick the IRS hounds on the illegals. We can tell them that those who overstayed their visas are conservitives.

  2. avatar Ron Paynter says:

    THE ONLY “RIGHT” THESE INVADERS OF America,ILLEGAL ALIENS, HAVE IS THE RIGHT TO BE DEPORTED THE HELL OUT OF OUR COUNTRY.THE CLOWNS THAT CALL THESE INVADERS ‘UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS’ ARE OUT OF THEIR MINDS.PULL YOUR HEADS OUT AND WAKE UP BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

  3. avatar Amos2 says:

    Chucky has offered the Rinos an easy way to hang themselves.

  4. avatar Bill Fish says:

    If our Government really wants to put and end to illegal immigration in our Country, why don’t they start fining the business that hire illegal immigrants, in the first place. If illegals could not find a job here. It would stop them from coming here for jobs, and would put an end to our Government from spending more of our tax payer’s dollars for fixing our boarders. To begin with, we have to many legal citizens here looking for jobs. Lets put a stop to this illegal immigration now.

  5. avatar giley says:

    If the GOP wants to survive, it has to stick to it’s consevative principles. Speaker Boehner needs to stop bending over to pacify the Democrats. He has to grow some spine and not give in to the amnesty angenda. Secure our borders, complete the double fence like the law was intended to do. Return enforcement to our border agents. Full E-Verify enforcement on companies and businesses.

  6. avatar cynthia curran says:

    The problem is the right wing screams no amnesty but does nothing against the business interest that hired them. No jobs, no illegal immigrants its always been simple.

  7. avatar Roman says:

    American’s are big mouth, shit talkers and will never be satisfied with anything. Instead of complaining on a website with your negative comments be proactive. The hispanic community is becoming majority and we need to find ways to work together to move forward as Americans!

  8. avatar Frank W Brown says:

    How Much MORE Of This Can We Take?…

    A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots!

    If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but
    not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might
    live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or
    to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might
    live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a
    check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not
    to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that
    was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from
    owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty
    F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a
    nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

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    run by idiots.

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    wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman
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    is run by idiots.

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    of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a
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    teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class
    in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation
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    If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more
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    Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free
    cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses
    but is run by idiots.

    If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to
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    diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation
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    If the media panders to your openly socialist leader while the IRS targets groups with dissenting views— you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

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    If your local government (Chicago) outlawed gun ownership for ‘the safety of its citizens’ and now boasts the worst murder rate in the country — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

    What a country!

    How about we give God a reason to continue blessing America?

    This was borrowed from another blog, please spread it far and wide!

  9. avatar Lindsay michaels says:

    All the politicians are bought and paid for by the elite banksters. Anyone who opposes them is murdered outright or “suicided”. Freedom is only an illusion in this country, they pull the economic strings that has us scrambling and struggling to survive. This is the USSR, at least Russia today doesn’t have DIEversity shoved down their throats and Putin supports the church!

  10. avatar Rhonda says:

    They can’t put American’s to work… Why would you add 11 million and 9 million of the 11 can’t speak English and we are to bow down and learn Spanish…. NOT this is AMERICA you do it our way not your way. If you don’t like it leave. Get out, go home your here illegally anyway. Illegal means (ILLEGAL) what part of Illegal does this administration and illegals not understand from the POS and Judge. Someone needs to get some really brass balls and step up. They can’t even keep track of the fricken illegals now. “Who and what is supposed to enforce and regulate these illegals waiting on a wait list for 16 years”… Gezz’s god in heaven!! The fricken IRS or DHS oh yeah NSA?? all they do is shove shit under the rug and call it a wonderful day…… We need all idiots out of this administration. 2016 can’t not come any faster. 2014 to take the Senate… Impeach… and out of there.

  11. avatar Leland says:

    Schumer also repeated the “record deportations” nonsense, when he and everyone else who repeats it knows it’s a lie. Who says it’s a lie? That would be the president, because he has never made the claim personally, only his surrogates and the media. What the president actually DID say, back in 2011, to a group of Hispanic journalists he was pandering to, is that those record numbers are “A LITTLE DECEPTIVE”.

    And he explained many of those were simply people caught at the border and turned around in 24 to 48 hours. Why is it so hard to take his word on that deception. FAIR just quoted figures a few days ago that arrests of illegals in Georgia and the Carolinas were down 62% since 2009. This may come as a bulletin to some, but to be deported you actually have to be arrested inside the country and in custody. That is not happening with this administration’s non enforcement policies. Policies that would be continued by Slick Chuck Schumer’s generous “offer” to delay any action for another three years.

    You have to be a fool to think this would not result in a mass influx of illegals, enticed by Schumer’s declaration that the dates for amnesty would simply be moved up by several years. He lied in 1986 about that amnesty. He’s lying now.

  12. avatar merrick says:

    Here’s an even better idea. NO! No way, shape, or form.

  13. Blowback From Their Political Base Supporting Amnesty/Overpopulation?

    I was reading a Popular Mechanics today and read one of the foreign/corporist brainwashing ads with the open borders’ Chamber of Commerce endorcement clearly labeled too…..it was a Toyota ad alleging they’d put our veterans to work assembling their Japanese engineered cars [about $14/hr BTW]….

    Soon we’ll all work for Asian Overlords for American amnesty/overpopulation? LOL

    Meanwhile, we outsource our lower paid American engineers for higher paid Toyota engineers too.