Conservative Group Tells Obama Comprehensive Immigration Bill Is An “Awful Idea”

The schizophrenic president, who bounces from subject to subject as of The Utmost Importance daily, is making a push to get the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform, ie, a giant bill which most haven’t read and don’t understand and will make all sorts of unexpected changes, passed

(Fox News) A group of House Republicans is rejecting President Obama’s call for members to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

In a letter to the White House, the group calls the legislation, already passed by the Senate, an “awful deal” for American workers and questions how Obama could champion higher wages for them while backing a law that allows millions of low-skilled workers into the U.S. labor force.

“We write to you today on behalf of the 21 million Americans who can’t find a full-time job,” writes Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks and 15 other largely conservative House members. “Comprehensive immigration reform may be a good deal for big businesses that want to reduce labor costs. And it may be a good deal for progressive labor unions seeking new workers from abroad. But it’s an awful deal for U.S. workers.”

There does need to be immigration reform, there is no doubt about that. It needs to start with reform the legal immigration system, in part finding ways to make sure that people do not end up as illegals. Approximately 35-40% of the illegals in the US are people who came to the US legally and overstayed their visas. Then we can provide carrots and sticks, mostly sticks, for all illegals. We should not be rewarding them for Bad Behavior. Otherwise, let’s just throw the rule of law out the window and we can make the system about feelings.

The letter to Obama argues “the White House has entertained a parade of high-powered business executives to discuss immigration policy, all while shutting out the concerns of everyday wage-earners who overwhelmingly oppose these measures.”

“Job number one for Congress should be to reduce the unemployment rolls, get families and communities out of poverty and government dependency, rebuild our deteriorating communities and collapsing middle class, and increase wages for American citizens,” the letter concludes. “Your immigration proposals do the exact opposite on every count.”

But the immigration reform is more about politics, and getting Hispanics to vote Democrat, and, yes, legalizing the illegals on a fast track and getting them the ability to vote. Along with some other notions, like firing up the unhinged liberal base and getting more people on the federal dole.

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Comment by Thawed_Gumballs Subscribed to comments via email
2014-01-09 11:35:10

it is also about taking the focus off of the failure and repeal movement of ObamaCare.

I don’t see why the House Repubs are even bothering writing the President. they should be writing Boehner. he is in charge of the House and what bills come up for a vote.

They should just ignore the president and start putting people in prison, revoking certain illegal and unconstitutional maneuvers by the Pres and his agencies, and then repealing various anti-business laws recently passed – like the lightbulb “ban”.

 
Comment by Thawed_Gumballs Subscribed to comments via email
2014-01-09 12:08:24

From the uber-liberal LA Times:

House speaker John A. Boehner told rank-and-file Republicans that his leadership team was drafting “principles” for overhauling immigration laws that will be presented in coming weeks.
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Boehner refused to bring the Senate bill up for a vote in the House last year and instead said the House should consider a series of narrower measures.

“We are working on a standards or principles document,” Boehner said, according to a person in the room granted anonymity to discuss the private session. The document is being drafted by Boehner, his leadership team, including House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), as well as other members interested in the issue.

House Republican leaders believe that the GOP needs to support an immigration overhaul to woo Latino voters in advance of the 2016 presidential election.

I really hope that last part was the LA Times liberal agenda coming out, and not a reporting on the real belief of the GOP Party leaders. Unfortunately, I fear the latter as being just as possible.

 

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