Breaking: John Boehner Kills Immigration Reform!1126 11 Google +0 0 3
Speaker John Boehner stated boldly Wednesday that he flat out refused to enter into negotiations with the Senate on their job killing Amnesty package, signalling a victory and making it a dead issue. He also started implementing major hurdles for the Senate to try to cram the added voters through before mid-term elections.
After meeting with the other Republicans on Capitol Hill, Speaker Boehner stated that he won’t be bound by any timetable forced upon him by the White House. He stated that the President’s time table by the end of the year won’t be held, and firm against the Senate’s approach which legalizes most illegal aliens in America.
We’ve made it clear that we’re going to move on a common-sense, step-by-step approach in terms of how we deal with immigration,” Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, told reporters after the meeting. “The idea that we’re going to take up a 1,300-page bill that no one had ever read, which is what the Senate did, is not going to happen in the House. And frankly, I’ll make clear we have no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill.”~Washington TimesThis is a complete about face on what he said last year concerning immigration reform. Then he said he was willing to work with the President to give him what he wanted. He even stated that in the “comprehensive” package, he would work with the Senate majority democrats, almost showing a cave in to let them have what they wanted.
Of course the Washington Times immediately after the interview sprung into interviews with lobbyists, and people like FWD.com, that say they wouldn’t count out that political pressure would be applied to force House Republicans to act. Even Senator Chuck Schumer chimed in to the issue of trying to make Speaker Boehner change his mind.
believe the House will come to its senses and realize that we have to fix our immigration system in a bipartisan way,” said Sen. Charles E. Schumer, the New York Democrat who wrote the Senate bill.~Washington TimesHouse Republicans fully reject the bill and say that it needs looked at piece by piece. They have already worked boarder security, interior enforcement, a guest worker plan, and are working to something for the young immigrants that were brought by their parents to be allowed citizenship. This kills the momentum of the projects of the Senate and Earmarks cutting them down to non-existent in the current plan.