Report: House GOP Still Working on Amnesty in Secret



Report: House GOP Still Working on Amnesty in Secret

“While the spotlight on Congress is on the partisan brawl over government spending and President Barack Obama’s health care law, some Republicans in the House are quietly working to bring some momentum to work on fixing the immigration system,” Fox News Latino writes.

“In June, the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform measure. But in the House, where Republicans are in control, efforts to come up with a bill or bills have run into problems, as many of those most conservative members of the party vow not to support a measure that would provide a pathway to legal status to undocumented immigrants.”

“The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, has been discussing possible legal status for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. He’s also been working with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a fellow Virginia Republican, on a bill offering citizenship to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children.”

Illegal Alien Marches Planned Next Saturday

“Supporters of immigration reform want to recapture some of the energy from the massive marches that took place in 2006 when they take to the streets again next Saturday in Phoenix and cities across the country,” the Arizona Republic writes.

“Next Saturday’s marches are not expected to be nearly as large as those in 2006. But reform advocates still believe they will be big enough to grab the attention of lawmakers in Congress and spur them to pass a bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.”

“Reform advocates have scheduled marches and similar events in at least 90 cities. They expect tens of thousands of people to participate nationwide in the so-called National Day of Action.”

Illegal Alien Activists Plan Public Border Crossing in El Paso

“At 1 p.m. Monday, Rocio Hernandez Perez and 29 other young people will walk in a convoy across the bridge over the Rio Bravo and head for the Nuevo Laredo border crossing between Mexico and the US. Dressed uniformly in graduation caps and gowns in the style of American students, which most of them once were, they will present themselves to U.S. border guards on the Texas side of the crossing and in effect beg to be arrested,” Rawstory.com writes.

“They expect to be handcuffed and removed into a side room in the Nuevo Laredo border post for processing. If all goes according to plan, they will then be taken into detention where they will be held in custody for what could be several weeks.”

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)’s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as “America’s best-known immigration reformer.” Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.

11 Comments

  1. avatar
    Juan Ponce Rivera on

    When I heard about the illegals are getting together to protest for their civil right, I have one thing to say about this situation, first of all if they are illegal in our country , they are in the wrong place to protest for their civil right, they need to protest for their rights at the country where they came from, just for the simple fact that if a stranger is going to come to my home and claim that he has rights in my house, I have news for this guy, he is going to be kick out of my homeland, the same way with the illegals, the only right that they have in our country is to be deported, they broke the Law of our land that is our Constitution, so they are criminals and why we are government is supporting these criminals ?.

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    Some ways I see to eliminate part of the problem, would be to give these Illegal’s a drug test.
    Another way, would be to give all the Pro Amnesty lawmakers an IQ test.

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    Jerry Kowalski on

    Why don’t all of us American’s get together and OUST all of these illegally by taking them to the border and giving them a good push-shove bit of MOVEMENT and make sure when they go through the Deportation door it does not hit them in their Rear-ends while leaving our BEAUTIFUL UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!! What is our country coming to? Talk any Language you want BUT here in the United States our language ism ENGLISH! Do you get the Message?

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    Martin Linskey on

    This is one of the largest jokes I’ve ever seen in my life. There is no doubt someone is going to wave the magic wand and make all these ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINALS, Legal. None of our politicians are looking out for the American public. This just goes to show you that no matter what kind of CRIMINAL you are if you get a big enough crowd together the politicians will change the laws in your favor. I am so tired of hearing some of these ILLEGALS stating that they are not CRIMINALS. If they broke into this country ILLEGALLY and are totally intent on staying here and financially raping this country then they are without a doubt CRIMINALS. Deport all ILLEGAL ALIENS and their kids. The fact that they broke into this country and had their kids at our hospitals on the American public’s dime does not make them American citizens. Whom ever came up with that law needs their heads examined. Laws like this that were created are just bringing the ILLEGALS here in droves. I personally would have kicked them out of the country, the parents I mean and handed them a bill for the use of our hospitals to pop out the little ILLEGAL ALIENS.

  5. avatar
    Let's Clarify on

    One of the biggest problems here is that this continues to set bad precedence! The scheming9 did it and got what they wanted then our port of entries were bombarded by false refugee claims (which are supposed to originate within that person’s country and be referred to the US)! This must stop. We are already overpopulated and we have far too many illegal aliens here, now. The spicket must be turned off!!

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    Give them citizenship in return for them agreeing to never taking a single ‘entitlement ‘.

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    It is unbelievable that this continues to be an issue. First, ALL ILLEGALS, regardless of age, need to be kicked out of this country. If parents came here illegally, then their children are illegal, regardless if they were born here. Second, any state representative, senator or congress person, who votes for ILLEGALS, needs to be voted out of office when election comes around. Our elected officials are supposed to be working for us, the AMERICAN PEOPLE. We need to show them that they can be “fired”.

    We have clearly seen that amnesty in the past encourages more people to enter this country illegally with the hope of waiting out the next amnesty.

    What is wrong with our country? Everyone must purchase health care or be fined. What about all those all welfare who pay nothing into the system? Not only do they get FREE health care, they get free food and living expenses at the taxpayers’ expense.. They also get tax credits and rebates at the end of the year when we who work have pay taxes all year.

    These are only a few of the serious issues on our plate. What about senior citizens who have paid into the system all their lives and can’t afford to live comfortably; or, veterans who fought for the freedoms we have today.

    Next election, ask the candidates these difficult questions. If they can’t give you a straight answer, don’t give them your vote.

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    NO AMNESTY! IT WON’T GET YOU MORE VOTES! Enforce the current laws, beef up border patrols we were promised , complete the border fences increase ICE agents . We are losing our jobs , losing our healthcare because of lies told by the administration do not aid the administration by overwhelming us with millions of illegal aliens!

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    Really? Someone actually believes that the “students” who will cross the border at Nuevo Laredo to get arrested “will be held in custody for what could be several weeks”?

    They will be issued legal permission to stay in the country and be out the door before the ink can dry. It’s what always happens. There’s nothing brave about any of those arrests. It gets them permanent residency here. So, cut the propaganda. But really, isn’t that all the other side has? The “reform” we need is enforcing the law, something we have failed to do in the last 30 years. Then we’re somehow shocked that people took advantage of that non enforcement.