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April 25, 2014

Hoyer: GOP Leaders Hypocrites if They Block Immigration

House Republican leaders would be “hypocrites” if they block a bipartisan majority from taking up an immigration bill, Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., said this morning.

Less than an hour after Speaker John A. Boehner said he didn’t see “any way” that an immigration bill could come to the House floor without the backing of majority of Republicans, Hoyer predicted that the Ohio Republican would feel ”a lot of pressure” to take up the Senate’s immigration overhaul legislation, should it pass that chamber with bipartisan support.

“There’s been a lot of pressure on the speaker on the so-called ‘Hastert Rule,’” Hoyer said of the informal policy established under then-Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., that required a majority of majority support as a condition of bringing legislation to the floor. “Perhaps that is what [Boehner] is responding to.

“But I am very optimistic that the Senate will pass a bipartisan bill,” Hoyer continued in his briefing with reporters Tuesday morning, “and if they do I think there will be a lot of pressure on … Republican leaders … to let the House work its will. They say that a lot. They either mean it or they don’t mean it, they’re either hypocrites or they’re not. They want the House to work its will [and] the only way to have the House work its will is to have matters put on the floor for consideration and votes.”

  • Dave Francis

    NO TRUST IN DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR AMERICAN WORKERS?

    According to Glenn Spencer, president of the
    non-governmental border watch group called American Border Patrol based in
    Hereford, the U.S. government has constructed hundreds of miles of fencing
    along the southern border, including all types of barriers and walls. Along the
    U.S.-Mexico border, there are 355 miles of fencing, including eight miles of
    chain link, 200 miles of mesh/post, 72 miles of (old) mat, and 75 miles of
    steel beams. The total length of the U.S.-Mexico border is about 1,900 miles. “These estimates of fencing are based on
    aerial surveys basically completed in late 2009 and updated in 2011 for the
    area from El Paso to San Diego by aerial survey and El Paso to Brownsville
    using satellite images from Google,” The Secure Fence Act of 2006 called
    for 700 miles of double-layered fencing. However, the Department of Homeland
    Security built only 283 miles of fence. And, only 34 miles were double-layered,
    in all. This is obviously why we ended
    up from the last Amnesty, financially supporting 11 million plus?

    New
    York Senator Chuck Schumer thinks “Illegal immigration will be a thing of
    the past!” His bill is going to solve it all? Well, But the People have
    got news for these elderly politicians: No, it’s not. By dismissing the
    majority of the major TRIGGERS, S.477 is far worse than law signed into action
    27 years ago. IF YOU READ THIS NEW SENATE LAW THERE IS NO SEVERE ENFORCEMENT AT
    THE BORDER, ILLEGAL ALIEN FAMILIES WILL STILL BE ABLE TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR
    INCOME WITH QUASI CITIZENSHIP CHILD PAYMENTS AND WELFARE. WITHOUT THE DOUBLE LAYER FENCE TOPPED WITH
    RAZOR WIRE, THE DRUGS WILL STILL COME AND THE SAME HUGE ONSLAUGHT OF ILLEGAL
    ALIENS WILL POUR THROUGH NON-EXISTENT AREAS WITHOUT FENCING. THE ICE UNION HAS
    NO CONFIDENCE IN THEIR SUPERVISORS, BECAUSE HS SECRETARY JANET NAPOLITANO HAS
    ORDERED THEM NOT TO DETAIN ILLEGAL ALIENS.

    More
    immigrants mean more of a population growth. More people mean higher prices and
    lower wages and competition for low wage earners? Hispanics, and other legal
    immigrants who have the legal right to be in this country will be jeopardized
    by opening the borders, more visas, guest workers to lower wage workers as will
    be newer generations of blacks, Caucasians, Asians and other nationalities. . There have too many irregularities within the 50
    states, especially those manned by the Democrats. They don’t seem to care who
    votes and one only has to check GOOGLE or any search box for VOTER FRAUD, and
    you will be surprised how many violations are slowly shuffling through the courts
    system. Non-citizens are voting in our elections and this administration
    refuses to recognize it.

    California
    Senator Barbara Boxer is planning an amendment to the Senate’s immigration bill
    (S.477) which would convey funds committed to border security to repay state
    and local governments only if health care applies to newly legalized
    immigrants. We were promised that any new illegal aliens, gaining legal status
    would be exempt from ALL welfare or any entitlements benefits if this Senate
    law passes. Folks we need to slam DC
    with a “NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS! DOWN WITH THIS DE FACTO AMNESTY
    BILL!” Contact by phone Senators and the House Representatives, either
    State or Federal at toll-free — 1-888-978-3094–or you may phone the United
    States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A terminal operator will connect
    you directly with the Senate office or just about anybody in Washington you
    request to speak with.

    Rep. Rep. Michele Bachmann is planning to stop
    a de-facto amnesty bill from slipping through the House of Representatives. She and other Conservative Legislators are imperative
    is stopping fellow Republicans and Minority Speaker of the House John Boehner
    of Ohio, in pledging as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
    not to allow a vote reach the House floor unless a majority of the majority
    party supports the bill. “The Hastert Rule.” As it is called?

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke up to
    today on behalf of young American people seeking work. His amendment was an
    argument young job seekers should come before any foreigners coming here on an
    entry level visa. Thousands of young people already cannot find a job, whether
    seasonal or on an annual basis. Americans pay taxes, whereas foreigners sneak
    through the IRS or state tax system and pay little or nothing.

    A petition seeking to abolish the Internal Revenue Service
    recently started by the American Center for Law and Justice http://aclj.org/us-constitution/abolish-the-irs
    has gained over 66,000 plus signatures, (just changed to 68.000 in minutes) in
    just a few days and gaining momentum. Even law group are denouncing the government
    agency for being “out of control.” As did the ACLJ according to a Liberal
    CNN poll released Monday. WAIT TELL THE WORD GETS OUT NATIONWIDE? Every
    American of political parties, race or religion should join this fight against
    this monolithic agency that is supposed to be free from politics, and remain nonaligned.
    However it especially benefits Special interests, assuredly politicians and the wealthy, which the time has come to
    shut it down and introduce a fair tax. President Barack Obama’s approval rating
    dropped eight points from last month, owing to scandals within the IRS, AP
    newspaper and the growing controversy of spying on Conservative groups, the TEA
    PARTY and church and religious organizations.

    REMEMBER THESE INCOMPETENT FOOLS IN THE NEXT
    PRIMARIES AND DON’T REELECT THEM?

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