But it’s NOT Republican Obstructionism – ‘Boehner And The Right Team Up To Quash Immigration Reform’
The fact that millions of Americans have gone, are now and will continue to be without legal status….is completely unimportant.
What’s important to the Republicans is that Obama get’s nothing…….
Sadly that’s also what a growing number of Americans get…..nothing.
‘At the Capitol, House Speaker John Boehner stated a specific policy preference Tuesday that will alienate the entire Democratic Party if he adheres to it, and thus doom the reform effort. And elsewhere in the Beltway, influential conservatives have grown more confident and explicit about abandoning the immigration issue, for at least a couple of years’.
‘Taken together, it means that enacting new immigration legislation will either require Democrats to cave on a key demand, or require Boehner to abandon his preference and break his word to his conference that he won’t move ahead without a majority of his members in support’.
“It’s clear from everything that I’ve seen and read over the last couple of weeks that the American people expect that we’ll have strong border security in place before we begin the process of legalizing and fixing our legal immigration system,” Boehner said outside the Capitol Monday afternoon’.
‘His spokesman Michael Steel explains that the statement is consistent with Boehner’s “long-standing emphasis on border security.”
‘But it amounts to a de facto endorsement of the conservative view that any steps to legalize existing immigrants should be contingent upon implementation of draconian border policies’.
‘As is Boehner’s custom, it also eschews the word “citizenship,” suggesting that even if Democrats agree to a trigger, he won’t guarantee that it would be aimed at a full amnesty program, and, thus, eventual voting rights for immigrants already in the U.S’.
From : http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/07/boehner-and-the-right-team-up-to-quash-immigration-reform.php