Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) isn’t anywhere close to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, but he is beginning to see the light of day. As the House Gang begins to reveal itself, Rubio is admitting the Senate bill cannot pass the House (may not pass the Senate) and, indeed, is weak on border security. He admits that people don’t trust the government or the administration. Does he understand that conservatives no longer trust him? He wants “people” to send him “ideas,” send him a “plan.” Guess he doesn’t read his tweets. It’s amazing how much common sense you can express in 140 characters. I’ve seen many tweets to him, and I’ve sent plenty myself. He asks, “what can we do to make sure the border is enforced?” Build the double and triple fences that have worked especially in the San Diego area for a start, refuse to add electronic surveillance that doesn’t work (as in ‘already happened’) and deny any contractors with any connection to anyone in government the right to bid. Forget legislation until all the above is done. At the same time, fix the VISA procedures. That’s my suggestion.
Members of the House Gang are founder Sam Johnson (R-TX) who is considered an “unlikely founder by some because he is a longtime supporter of legal immigration and immigration laws. Remaining Republicans: Raul Labrador (ID), John Carter (TX) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL). Democrats: Xavier Becerra (CA), Luis Gutierrez (IL) Zoe Lofgren (CA), and John Yarmuth (KY).
The House immigration bill has been underway for about four years according to The Hill:
“The House group has been working on its own legislation off and on for four years, but its existence only became public knowledge in the last few months. With a mix of longtime immigration-reform advocates and conservative hard-liners, the members have tried to keep their work under wraps to such an extent that they previously declined to acknowledge participating in the bipartisan effort…”
“Republican leaders have been meeting with members in small groups to educate them about the complex immigration system, and they have not decided whether to move legislation in one sweeping bill or in pieces.”
Back in the day, oh, like maybe February 2013, the House Gang of 8 agreed with the Senate Gang of 8 that a secured border must come before any path to citizenship. Today, the Senate plan starts the project with no established plan to secure the border. Janet Napolitano will be in charge and will have five years to implement, or maybe just come up with a good idea. If she can’t do it, then someone will appoint a Commission to get the job done. Nothing good in the Senate plan there. Rubio knows it.
At that time, Rep. Diaz-Balart said “you can’t have a bill without border security.” What we hope he means is, we can’t have a plan for border security, we must HAVE border security.
The future of our country lies with the U.S. House of Representatives. The Senate will turn us into their little haven of Democrat voters, and make no mistake about it, their plan will bankrupt this country.
“We are looking at a plan that will admit or provide legal status to 30 million immigrants in the next 10 years. This is a number that exceeds the population of the state of California–our largest state– and it’s a very, very significant impact on our economy and the American people. So we’ll have to be looking out how this can work, the kind of economic impact it will have, and particularly, what kind of impact it will have on jobs and salaries,” Sessions stated.
“If you include the various categories of nonimmigrant work visas, the number climbs to more than 57 million, says a statement from Sessions’ office released after the event:”
“In sum, over the first decade, the total number granted will be well over 32 million (not taking into account chain migration from increased legal flow). Adding in all the various categories of nonimmigrant work visas, and the number climbs to more than 57 million. Further, because approximately 7 million illegal immigrants are on a 13-year track to citizenship, there will be a second wave of chain migration initiated just outside the 10-year window (substantially increasing the net low-skill immigration),” states the release.” Source: Senator Jeff Sessions
Right now, if you are reading this and planning to tell me that we will have new legal workers, and revenue from their income taxes, don’t bother…we have 11.7 Million unemployed, and that doesn’t include the under-employed or those who simply quit looking for a job. Senator Sessions is right. Disaster looms if the Senate gets even half of what it wants. Let’s hope the House Gang of 8 has the “suggestions” and the “plan” Rubio is asking for.
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Sean Hannity and Senator Marco Rubio on Senate Gang of Immigration Bill
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