House GOP To Hammer Out Immigration Stance

Will opt for piecemeal reform rather than a comprehensive overhaul

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House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that his his Republican caucus will agree on a framework for immigration reform at a retreat this week.

“On Thursday, we’ll have a discussion about immigration reform,” Boehner said during a news conference on Capitol Hill. “We’re going to outline our standards, principles of immigration reform and have a conversation with our members.”

Boehner didn’t go into policy specifics. Reform advocates have been clamoring for a years for a comprehensive overhaul that would provide a path to citizenship, or at least legal status, for millions of immigrants in the country illegally. Their hopes were briefly lifted when the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a reform package last year, but that bill died in the GOP-controlled House. Republicans have signaled in recent months that they will take up immigration reform in smaller pieces, rather than in one big bill.

6 comments
Galen
Galen

In this case, Hammer means to Water down.

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

Secure the border first. Then crack down on those with fake SS, fake ID, with criminal records. Let those working here illegally continue working and say give them three years to apply for permanent status. That is the only way.

JohnJBerry
JohnJBerry

@ReneDemonteverde

so you are saying to temporarily legalize everyone? ok....Yes crackdown on the fakes...what about e verify...and other parts of reformation...

ARTRaveler
ARTRaveler

@ReneDemonteverde If the US House keeps cutting the budget,. the current extra border guards may disappear.  Sometime in the future, the Republicans are going to have to admit that it takes money to run the government of a country the size of the US.  By that time, China will have more carriers than us and have their own canal across Panama or Nicaragua and own half of Africa because some parts of what used to be the GOP are so stupid that the money of the rich is far more important than American security. 


There is a Senate bill that increases border security but since it didn't originate with the Tea Pot Brain idiot crowd in the US House, it isn't down to their standards, no matter how low their standards. Looks like another year of the House playing "we are mini-presidents" and the Senate filing them in the round file in the corner.  

ReneDemonteverde
ReneDemonteverde

@JohnJBerry @ReneDemonteverde Use the Social Security numbers given by applicants to companies they are applying. Look, my point is we cannot go on like this forever. We cannot absorb every illegal who want to come in and avail of our system. Something`s got to give. First priority of this country is to give its citizens freedom from want. Secure their needs first before opening our system to everybody who want to avail of it.