#NCPOL: McHenry at Boehner’s right hand in amnesty cave

mcAlabama senator Jeff Sessions is putting in a yeoman’s effort trying to derail the GOP cave-in on amnesty for illegal aliens. Sessions has been at the forefront of a grassroots campaign to kill GOP House leaders’ efforts to “get something done” on amnesty.

It’s a shame that North Carolina Republican congressman Patrick McHenry — newly elevated to the deputy whip position —  is in the midst of the Republican sell-out in the House:

House Republicans had promised it for weeks: When they gathered for their annual policy retreat, they’d tell you their immigration policy. A front-page Tuesday scoop in the New York Timesclaimed they’d call “for a path to legal status – but not citizenship – for many of the 11 million adult immigrants who are in the country illegally.”

And so they did. Shortly after 4 p.m., allies of the immigrant legalization movement started catching leaks of the GOP draft humbly named “Standards for Immigration Reform.” There was the finger-wagging denunciation of a “special path to citizenship,” there was the “legal residence,” and there was the carve-out “for those who were brought to this country as children through no fault of their own.” By 4:20, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (co-sponsor of the Senate immigration bill) had praised the framework. By 4:30, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (the hammer-swinging opponent of said bill) had denounced it. […]

Drive-by media reports indicate that this is all part of the Republican establishment’s master plan for gliding into complete control of Capitol Hill at the end of the year:

With the House locked up, Republicans see 2014 as a chance to take the Senate. If they win the upper chamber, they will pass their own bills and dare a lame-duck Barack Obama to veto them. If Obama’s spending his last two years on defense, Republicans can then concentrate on winning the White House.

That’s where immigration reform comes in, and where a companion plan for an Obamacare “replacement” follows. The Republican Party and (especially) the Congress remain far less popular than the president—not a problem for 2014, given the electoral map, but quite a problem for 2016. And so, in Cambridge, the party’s leaders and more loyal backbenchers moved in and out of the conference’s press room to sell their evolution from “opposition” to “alternative.”

*Oh, we’re not going to rob you as bad as the Democrats will.  We’re only going to take HALF of the money in your wallet.* MORE: 

As “messaging,” it seemed to work. The Capitol Hill press corps was joined by a larger-than-usual contingent of Spanish-language media, asking Republicans to commit to do something or other by the end of the year. None of them said no.

“It’s something we’ve got to take up and work on,” said Walden.

“I think it’s time to deal with it,” said Speaker of the House John Boehner.sellout

“If we fix our broken immigration system,” said Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise, who chairs the conservative Republican Study Committee, “I think you’ll see that number of people here illegally drop dramatically.”[…]

Apparently, the geniuses in the GOP see giving Obama and Schumer what they want as a way to ensure a GOP victory in 2016.  Know any Californians?  Ask them how well stuff like this worked for them when they tried it in the 90s.  (Shortly afterward, the state GOP — and the state economy — basically got wiped out.) 

According to the Obama administration, we’ve already got at least 1200 of the recent border crossers imported into North Carolina.  More are to follow, I am sure.  There’s little to no screening for criminal backgrounds or health issues.  These illegals are not people who are going to fill out tax forms and jump right into the workforce.  Most all of them will add to our already overwhelming population trapped in the perpetual cycle of dependency in our welfare state. 

Lord help us. 

7 thoughts on “#NCPOL: McHenry at Boehner’s right hand in amnesty cave

  1. Yeah…so, whats the point in bothering to care which one of these groups is in charge?

    These guys will never have my vote. It’s disgusting and sad,

    1. The danger of dorks like McHenry and Tillis is that conservative voters may just stay home. That is not a good strategy. There are good people running for other offices that we need to vote for. When it comes to the dorks, you can always either skip that race or write somebody else in.

      McHenry needs a top drawer conservative opponent in 2016, whether in the primary or as an independent in November.

      No conservative should ever vote for anyone who supports amnesty.

  2. We are already a bankrupt country. The congress is so busy being funded by special interests that they think they are immune to public scrutiny. Vote all the bums out of DC. There is only one party in power: it is the Progressives on both side of the aisle. It is time to take a stand. Whatever you do: do not give them the satisfaction of complacency. It is time to act.

  3. “do something” define something, what is in the bill? Nobody reads the bills written by special interest groups. If Schumer praises it, be very concerned.

    I’ve been getting through the phone lines too easily. Please call and let’s start with McHenry –

    “The other half of the bill, Division B, deals with what the authors conceive of as border security provisions. They are nothing of the sort: Buried in them is a Trojan Horse permitting unaccompanied minors to ask for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence (a “green card”) based simply on a “special motion” to an immigration judge instead of meeting the criteria for relief that are established by law. The language is almost exactly that previously seen in the Cornyn-Cuellar HUMANE Act; only the order of presentation has shifted.

    Following is a brief analysis of the bill”

    http://cis.org/House-Republican-Secure-Southwest-Border-Supplemental-Appropriations%20Act-and-Secure-Southwest-Border-Act-2014

    Excerpt below but go read the summary

    Section 103 contains virtually the same “special motion” proviso of the Cornyn-Cuellar bill that will almost certainly result in the grant of thousands of applications for adjustment of status simply because the alien asks, and which the immigration judge must grant unless the government can establish by some unknown standard that to do so would be “manifestly unjust”.

    1. HR 5230 – Sec.102. Expedited due process and screening of unaccompanied alien children
      (a) (6)Consequences of failure to appear

      “Any alien who fails to appear at a proceeding required under this section, shall be ordered removed in absentia if the Government establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that the alien was at fault for their absence from the proceedings.”

      So the government has to prove a negative, good luck with that the immigration attorneys will coach them on exactly what to say.

      Just called, word is bill is in committee for revisions, watch the GOP ram this through without reading it or the changes. Bill will be assigned a new HR number so go to rules.house.gov if you want to stay on top of this / read breitbart.com as well

      1. Bonehead Boehner is playing with fire. He is jeopardizing the Republican wave that has been building for 2014 by being little more than a rent boy for the US Chamber of Corrupt Commerce and other special interests who want amnesty. Boehner is trying to push a weak bill that does nothing at a time that polls are showing that by far the number one issue for Republican voters in 2014 is standing firm against illegal immigration.

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