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Do the Democrats really want Immigration Reform?

That is a fair question.  The top concern the Republicans have was Border Security.  What did the Democrats do in the Senate?  They wrote an Immigration Reform Bill that was weak on Border Security.   Moreover, during this six month negotiating time period, the Administration could have continued building the Southern Border Fence that was signed into Law by George Bush in 2006, and increase security measures on the Southern Border.

Simply stated, the White House and Democrats showed no good faith and basically wanted the Republicans to trust the present Administration to implement the vague Border Security Language.  In addition, throughout the process, the White House and Democrats continually accused the Republicans of not caring about Latinos.

Not surprisingly, the Republicans did not agree to immigration reform.  Continue reading Do the Democrats really want Immigration Reform?

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Bad News for Immigration Reform

So the White House and Democrats have failed the 11 million immigrants they claim to care so much about. What could they have done differently?  Simple: show progress of Building the Fence that authorized and signed into law in 2006.

The 11 million illegal aliens do not care about open borders, if a secure Southern Border will get them some type legal status, ninety-nine percent of the illegal aliens would be begging for a Secure Southern Border.  Instead, the Democrats and White House game plan is to accuse the Republicans of hating Latinos.  It maybe good Politics, but it not going help a Republican held House to vote for Immigration Reform.

Texas Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson announced in a joint statement Friday they were leaving the group of seven in the House that was going to propose a House version of Immigration Reform, saying they could not trust President Obama to enforce an immigration bill that might pass Congress. Continue reading Bad News for Immigration Reform

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Immigration Reform Bill in House: The Battle between the Conservatives verse moderate Republicans

 

 

 

The Battle lines are drawn in the House of Representatives, the moderate republicans are for comprehensive immigration reform and conservatives are requiring concrete security measures to be enacted before allowing illegal aliens some type of immigration status.  It appears that the moderate republicans are winning the argument in August.  There appears to already be 40-50 republicans in the House willing to join the Democrats to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  Top republican leaders in the House:  Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan, Speaker Boehner, and House Majority Whip Cantor appear to be on board for pushing through immigration reform.  Continue reading Immigration Reform Bill in House: The Battle between the Conservatives verse moderate Republicans

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New Immigration Law Gaining Momentum, Democrat Strategy is get it to Conference

Both House and Senate Democrats are not hiding their strategy.  The Democrats are very clear in their message:  No matter whats in the House Immigration Bill, the Democrats just need to get it to conference.  That means that the House Version and Senate Version of the Immigration Bill will go to conference, and one “compromise immigration bill” will be created and then sent to the House and Senate to vote on the new Immigration Bill.

Even if the House Immigration Bill is unpalatable to the Senate Democrats, the Senate Democrats believe they can change it in Conference, and send it back to the House and get enough Republicans and most all House Democrats to pass the New Immigration Reform.  Continue reading New Immigration Law Gaining Momentum, Democrat Strategy is get it to Conference

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Update on the prospects of the House of Representatives Passing Immigration Reform

Recently, there has been very little positive news by the House of Representatives regarding immigration reform for Illegal aliens.  Harry Reid never even sent the Passed Immigration Senate Bill to the House of Representatives.  The House was going to challenge the validity of Senate Immigration Bill because there were spending issues in the Senate Bill, and the House is required to start all spending bills. In addition, most House Republicans said the Bill was “dead on arrival.”  Next, the House stated it was going to take its time with immigration and pass several Immigration Bills addressing separate issues, and a Border Security Bill will come first.

The Weekly Standard, a popular conservative Magazine that was a proponent for immigration reform wrote and article to “Kill the Bill”. Now more and more republicans are starting to believe that there is no advantage to pass immigration reform.  Lamar Smith, a republican from Texas,  the former House Judiciary Committee chairman wrote a devastating article of why the House should not pass immigration reform.

As stated in an earlier blog, as of right now, it does not matter what the Democrats, Senate Republicans, or President Obama believe or say about the immigration issue.  The ball is clearly in the court of the Republicans in the House, and they are going home for the Summer Session and talk to their Republican Base which is outraged at the lack of Security measures in the Senate Immigration Bill.  The Republicans may come back from the Summer Session less inclined to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

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Will the Immigration Bill be passed into the Law before 2014?

I would say the chances of the Bill passing into law before 2014 are 50/50.  To show my age, I’m quoting the Music Man, “Ya got trouble in River City.” In this case, “Ya got trouble in the House of Representatives.”   The House is different than the Senate and much more susceptible to public opinion.

Continue reading Will the Immigration Bill be passed into the Law before 2014?