The House has plenty on its plate these days (even working on Saturday!), but saving us from crazy Obamacare and suicidal overspending hasn’t dissuaded many GOPers from the amnesty project. The Chair of the Republican Conference told the Mexican network Univision this weekend that an immigration bill can be jammed through in the remaining days of the legislative calendar.
In fact, importing more immigrants is a top priority for the already rich. Elites want the doubling of legal immigration found in the Senate bill to keep labor costs low, despite 20 million jobless Americans. Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder, has led a cadre of wealthy Silicon Valley businesspeople lobbying for more IT immigration.
And when billionaire campaign-check writers tell their legislature they want something, Congress listens.
Strategy-wise, the timing would be perfect for amnesty because after weeks of Washington dystopian drama over Obamacare and the budget, citizens would be sick to death of the clown capital and want to tune it out.
And unlike previous amnesty pushes, there has been little discussion on conservative radio. Among national radio talk show hosts, Limbaugh is completely useless, and only Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham consistently remind listeners about the amnesty threat.
Plus, the Weekly Standard recently reported that many Republicans favor “legalization” and named names: 84 House Republicans Support Legalizing Undocumented Workers.
The idea of “legalization” is a scam, because it immediately allows illegals to take American jobs, which is what they came for. Therefore:
Legalization IS Amnesty.
And the open-borders squawkers will start complaining about “second class citizenship” within minutes of amnesty being signed into law.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Immigration a ‘priority’ for this year, Politico, October 5, 2013
A top House Republican says in an upcoming interview that the chamber will take up immigration reform in 2013, insisting that “there’s still time” for a comprehensive rewrite despite the rapidly dwindling time left on this year’s calendar.
Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, said during an interview with Univision’s “Al Punto” that top leaders are still discussing when to bring immigration bills to the House floor.
Speaker John Boehner “over the last few weeks has continued to talk about the importance of the House moving forward on immigration reform,” McMorris Rodgers said, according to a transcript provided by Univision. “I believe that we have a window here between now and the end of the year and that this is a priority.”
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, the House Republicans’ point man on immigration reform, has said the House needs to take up bills “the sooner the better” on the House floor. And House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul of Texas — whose panel has passed a border-security bill and is poised to take up a biometric exit system bill on Wednesday – has said he believes the House will take up immigration bills near the end of October.
Though Capitol Hill is now consumed with the ongoing battle over the government shutdown that began Oct. 1, McMorris Rodgers said her party was still committed to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws.
“We must pass immigration reform,” McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking House Republican, said. “It’s a priority for Republicans, for Democrats. There’s a recognition that it’s important to America. It’s important to our economy. America has long been the land of immigrants.”
The Univision interview is scheduled to air Sunday.