April 18, 2012
House Immigration Bills Are Still in the Mix
Boehner Tells Attendees at Fundraiser He's
'Hellbent on Getting This Done'
Wall Street Journal -- April 17, 2014
Washington -- Speaker John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they aim to pass immigration legislation this year, despite the reluctance of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue before the November elections.
Many lawmakers and activists have assumed the issue was off the table in an election year. But Mr. Boehner said at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month he was "hellbent on getting this done this year," according to two people in the room.
A spokesman for Mr. Boehner didn't dispute the account but said no action is possible until President Barack Obama proves himself a trustworthy partner to Republicans. [...]
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R., Fla.) also is drafting legislation that would give qualifying undocumented immigrants legal status and the chance to apply for citizenship through existing channels. The bill includes border-security measures and an effort to clear the backlog of applications for permanent legal status, known as green cards.
ABP Comment: How can the leadership of the Republican Party grant amnesty when our borders are not secure? How can Barack Obama prove to the Republicans that he will secure the border? Anyone really interested in learning the truth about the situation on the border should watch this GovSec West presentation: Note: This video is for players suited up on the field with a great desire to win. It is not intended for the multitude of spectators looking to be entertained.