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Immigration: Game Over in the Senate, How Should House Republicans Respond?

amackent Wrote: Jun 24, 2013 3:36 PM
The proposal discussed is mildly better than the Rubio senate plan, but not nearly good enough. Border security, enforcement and employment verification 1st. Then liberalize and reform the immigration rules. If you have high skills or education, you should be given immigration preferences. If you might culturally assimilate, you should be given preference. Uneducated, unskilled, socialist or islamofacist applicants should never be permitted to immigrate. Dreamer's might qualify based on their level of education. Those here illegally will have to return home to apply, but we could offer amnesty from prosecution for this trespass if they return to their country of origin and apply like everyone else. Any type of legalization for those trespassers here illegally, is a slap in the face of the basic principle of the rule of law.

Once Friday's immigration "breakthrough" took root in the Senate, final passage of the amended 'Gang of Eight' legislation became a fait accompli.  Barring a seismic political disruption, Harry Reid will file for cloture on the Hoeven-Corker substitute amendment later today, clearing the way for final passage by week's end.  It's the allure of a fairly speedy approval process that likely explains why prominent 'gang' members were happy to abandon their pretextual grievances against the Cornyn amendment and throw their arms around the new plan.  Byron York's Senate sources are telling him that this