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February 9, 2016

Teens Confront Boehner About Immigration During Breakfast (Video)

Speaker John A. Boehner made quite a bit of immigration news Wednesday — some before he even had breakfast.

On Wednesday, while having his usual breakfast at Pete’s Diner on Capitol Hill, Boehner was confronted by two teenagers, Carmen Lima, 13, and Jennifer Martinez, 16, who pleaded with the Ohio Republican to do whatever is in his power to pass an immigration overhaul. The liberal activist group Change Nation posted a video of the exchange on YouTube.

“How would you feel if you had to tell your kids at the age of 10 that you were never coming home?” Lima asked Boehner.

“That wouldn’t be good,” Boehner responded.

“Huh?” Lima asks, seemingly not understanding what Boehner said.

“That wouldn’t be good,” Boehner said again, as he picked apart his toast.

“That’s what happened to me,” Lima told the Ohio Republican.

“I’m trying to find a way to get this thing done,” Boehner told the girls. “It’s, as you know, not easy. It’s not going to be an easy path forward, but I’ve made it clear since the day after the election that it’s time to get this done.”

Martinez said that she would “really, really appreciate it if you did whatever was in your power” to move an immigration overhaul forward.

“Alright. I agree with you,” Boehner said, pausing from peppering his breakfast. “Thank you.”

Later that morning, Boehner told reporters that House Republicans had no intention of conferencing with the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill.

Boehner did, however, say the House remained committed to addressing immigration through the piece-by-piece approach he has long advocated.

  • Gyst53

    Look what Mexico does to illegal immigrants…

    Mexico’s Immigration Laws

    1. There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools.

    * * * *

    2. All ballots will be in this nation’s language.

    * * * *

    3. All government business will be conducted in our language.

    * * * *

    4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are

    * * * *

    5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office

    * * * *

    6 Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food
    stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs. Any burden
    will be deported.

    * * * *

    7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least
    equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.

    * * * *

    8. If foreigners come here and buy land… options will be restricted.
    Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for citizens
    naturally born into this country.

    * * * *

    9.. Foreigners may have no protests; no demonstrat­ions, no waving of a
    foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his
    policies. These will lead to deportation.

    * * * *

    10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted
    &, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All
    assets will be taken from you.

    Just like in our country….right?

    • Dakotahgeo

      So what’s your point, Semper Fool?? This the USA! That’s why the Hispanic population is moving north… PLUS the fact that the USA ruined the economy of Mexico AND Central America. Please be respectful of the people who do the work that “WASP” fools think they’re too good for, or are so out of shape they CAN’T do the work/jobs. Privileged fool that you are!

      • Gyst53

        If we enforced our immigration laws like Mexico….we wouldn’t be discussing this issue!

        • Dakotahgeo

          Well, don’t hold your breath. Election 2014 and 2016 will bring much prosperity to the USA and we will have a working Congress again, sans the extremist conservatives. Just keep practicing, “Madame President Clinton…,” and “Como esta? Muy bien.”

  • Bob Trelka

    At least when Obama opens his mouth its either to eat or lie. When Boehner speaks you just cant trust what he says.

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