Pelosi Tries To Leverage Boehner On Bringing Comprehensive Immigration Reform To House Vote

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pre-gamed an anticipated battle over comprehensive immigration reform today by placing the ball in House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) court.

Posting on a question-and-answer session hosted on her Facebook page Tuesday, Pelosi boasted that such a plan would clear the House – if Boehner will give the legislation a chance.

“With 28 Republicans having publicly expressed support for a path to citizenship, we believe the votes are there on a bipartisan basis to pass a bill,” she wrote. “It’s just a question whether Speaker Boehner can muster the will to schedule a vote….There are Republicans who support this effort, we must make sure their voices are heard. The time for excuses is over — it’s time to pass this bill and get the job done for the American people.”

Supporters of the plan indeed have claimed 28 Republican House members as backers of comprehensive reform – although the definitive comments of some of those listed over at the web page for amnesty advocate America’s Voice reveal a bit of interpretive leeway in arriving at that number.

Here’s a chart listing those 28 GOP’ers who supposedly share a single mind on the amnesty question:

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  • cal3301

    You don’t give illegals a free pass. If they want it they work for it the right way like most of our ancestors did.

    • Chester

      Which means you give them that chance, just don’t send them back because you don’t like the color of their skin, or who their relatives are, the way a LOT of Europeans were turned back from Ellis Island.

      • Old Jarhead

        how stupid can one person be Chester? This is nothing like Ellis Island where immigrants properly entered the country and were seeking the new world, but were turned away illegally. This is immigrants coming here illegally trying to bypass any immigration system and then be rewarded for their illegal actions. If I were Red Foreman I would be forced to conclude that you Chester are a dumbass, but alas I am not the famed Red Foreman and therefore will not call you a dumbass.

      • cal3301

        No, the majority I would because there are a lot of sex offenders, crooks, and have no business being here except to start trouble in the first place. There are some that mean no harm. But 11 million illegals, common, thats just plain idiotic, but then again, look at our President. The biggest idiot of the lot.

        • Chester

          I take it you KNOW a majority of the illegal aliens in the US? You must, going by the numbers you are throwing around. Wonder just how many sex offenders there are in that eleven million illegals, and how many thieves, murderers, robbers, and all the other nasty things you can think of?

          • Roy Fredrichsen

            We’ll never know because Eric Holder turned them all loose several months ago.

          • Omar

            We tend to Criticize Latinos and find the most despicable names to describe the demographic. It’s rather ironic how those blue, green, grey, hazel eyed, Blond and brunette individuals from Europe escape this onslaught, by virtue of how well the fit into the “American Description.” And to think racism was inactive— Let move forward.

          • cruzin77

            obama’s America.

          • James Bowen

            Again, the argument to crack down on illegal immigration has nothing to do with racism. There are limits to how many people are country can provide for.

          • cal3301

            My fathers parents came over but they applied for citizenship like a lot of those blue, grey, green, hazel eyed blond, brunettes, and even red heads. My father was a China Marine, a Veteran of WWII, Korea, and served two tours in Nam. They did not sneak across a boarder or swap place in a convient store they owned to avoid paying taxes with a relative. Many were hard workers. Ditch diggers, coal miners, and good hearted people like that. My mothers relatives go back to the Indians. You do it legally or you don’t do it here at all. It is an honor to be a US citizen as my grandmother told me. Because you have to earn it.

          • Robert Messmer

            The only name I use is the correct term, illegal criminals. So give us a run-down on how many English, Irish, etc illegal criminals there are in the total group.

          • James Bowen

            The point is they broke the law to get here or stay here, and by virtue of that fact have demonstrated that they are not trustworthy. Remember, if they hold payroll jobs (which most of them probably do or have at some point), they have also committed SSN theft or fraud, which are both Federal felonies.

          • cal3301

            Yeah, we have quite a few of them caught on those charges and were to be sent back and Obama released them. It made the news. We have a lot of drug traffic in our area and when we did jewelry they would grab bags of the little baggies we threw out. We’re in the Phillie, Jersey, NY, and South along the 95 area. There were a lot of illegal at this one company I USE to work for. The owner seened a little shady any way but I knew enough spanish that they would come to me with questions and I knew what they were talking about when they were trying to get ID’s. One town went from being mostly black to mostly Mexican and all the people landscaping are now no longer white in this area.

      • cruzin77

        What a load of crap. The illegals are called illegal for a reason. They have a chance and by chance I mean do it the way it is supposed to be done LEGALLY. What about the people that did it the right way, what do you tell them? If the illegals worked as hard at making their own country liveable as they do at sneaking in and staying here they wouldn’t have to uproot their families and selves.

        • Chester

          Some chance. Might ask how many LEGAL aliens you have met, and how many you KNOW took the full, long drawn out pathway to legal immigration, and not a shortcut such as the H1 visas. It seems that the full, legal way is a minimum of five years from the time of first application to approval, and you MUST have, not only the funds to get you here, but enough money to live on for a year, AND a sponsor to guarantee you won’t be a load on society. If you are already starving, are you going to do the full, legal method, which would mean you would never get here, or are you going to get here any way you can and hope for the best.

          • aylasmom

            Thank you chester. This is exactly what my father had to do in order to immigrate here. It really sickens me that the illegals come here and then demand that we give them amnesty and freebies. I say to the ILLEGALS go home and get to the back of the line and immigrate here LEGALLY.

          • cruzin77

            “the full, long drawn out pathway to legal immigration”

            It’s the law, don’t like it don’t come.

          • James Bowen

            Americans have a right to determine who gets in and who doesn’t. Immigrating to the U.S. is not a right, it is a privilege bestowed by the people of the U.S. Also, most immigrants, if any, are not starving. Mexico, which is the top source of both legal and illegal immigration to the U.S., now has higher obesity rates than the U.S.

        • Roy Fredrichsen

          Some do not know what ILLEGAL means, they think it has something to do with a sick bird.

        • bob

          Why don’t they fight for their rights in their country and stay home??? Maybe too easy here where they can get everything free just for voting? Shouldn’t even be an issue!

      • Horace

        Really now! You actually think they haven’t had a chance! They’ve had plenty of chances. I’ve had more than a few look me in the eyes & tell me they don’t ever plan to get their citizenship because they are just here to get the free stuff, get free rides, free meals, steal, get free medical care. Of course, if you have never had any professional/business dealings with any of them, you haven’t a clue how they really are programmed. First, you can’t have any ethics or morals if you condone to people climbing fences, crossing borders illegally to get into this country. If anyone coming into this country has respect for America, they will come into America the proper way & get their citizenship. They won’t get turned back if they come into this country the proper way. Anyone with integrity & ethics will only do things the proper way & will never expect to be validated by breaking the laws of our beautiful America. You, too are sick & immoral. You have no ethics or integrity or you wouldn’t support their illegal methods of entering our country.

      • James Bowen

        It has nothing to with color of skin. It have everything to do with physical limitations. We cannot take in everyone who want to come here, and people who broke the law to get in or stay should be the first to go.

  • chaindrive1953

    You send there sorry asses back and tell to enter the right way and we will discuss it !!!! If you came here breaking the law your a criminal , thats a fact JACK!!!!

  • Robert Wood

    ELECT.THE FENCE —–440 votes ot to do it.

    • Motov

      And place hungry alligators/crocodiles and or piranahs in the Rio Grande.

  • 57girl

    Someone needs to stuff a dirty sock in Nancy Pelosi’s big mouth, then add a huge piece of duct tape over all of the botox. What will it take to shut that Beitch up? Maybe we could deport Nancy with all of the illegal aliens who feel like they are above our current immigration laws?

  • Dcp5674

    You idiots still don’t get it. YOU WORK FOR US, AND WE DONT WANT YOUR IDEA OF IMMIGRATION REFORM.

  • duif100

    Do we have have to pass this law to find out what is in it?
    And when we find out will it be an Obamacare size disaster?
    If Obama wants it, stay away from it because it will hurt America!

  • duif100

    Why do we need immigration reform?
    The current law is the law of the land just as Obamacare is the law of the land.
    Start with enforcing the current immigration laws and give them a chance to prove to be successful which is a chance they never had!

    • Horace

      You are all really unintelligent to think Hispanics work for less money. They demand $12.00 or more per hour & have never even gone to immigration & don’t plan to become citizens. They make more than Americans & they are asses. They treat the owners for like dogs, steal from them, expect free rides to work, expect free meals & expect to tell the owners how to do the jobs. I’m a pro on this matter & have watched first hand for more than 15 years the change from Hispanics. They have zero appreciation for their jobs, do sloppy work, & think whatever you have belongs to them.

      • duif100

        How does your stupid comment relate to my comments?
        I am against illegal immigration and that should be obvious if you can read.
        I do not know if what you say about hispanics is true and I don’t really care about that.
        I am a legal immigrant and had to wait 10 years before I was legally allowed to apply for citizenship.
        I had to report my address every year.
        I could not vote.
        Why should an illegal “immigrant” be given a path to citizenship?
        If we take into account all the major crimes and murders committed by illegal immigrants than we should ban illegals for protection of the citizens.
        It would be much more effectve than a gun ban!
        Horace, learn to read before you comment!

  • jlnsr

    Could not the Republicans turn the tables on Pelosi ‘s claim of obstructionism by Boehner by reminding the “esteemed” congresswoman from California of Harry Reid’s refusal to vote on any thing that the Republicans passed during the march toward a shutdown? Harry Reid has been the roadblock to everything sensible that has been brought up in the last five years and has used every parliamentary dirty tricks and behind the door deals and payoffs to get the disasterous Obamacare bill passed with so much opposition to it. It appears to be a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Through his “leadership” we have spent the last five years without a budget that has allowed the deficit to spiral out of control through endless bills having to be considered to increase the spending of the government and drive ten trillion dollars of increases on top of the national debt. It takes a lot of nerve to continue to tell their lies and demonize those that are trying to return sanity to Washington.

    Besides, who cares what she thinks? At this point she is a total has been and irrelevant. The only reason the media reports her babblings is because they are too sold out to Obama to report the truth. She really should be ridiculed for the stupidity of her remarks. They make absolutely no sense. But she is revered by the Obama press.

    If the Republican party is in the process of selling out America on the immigration issue, I hope that strong conservative opposition to this “gang of misfits” emerges and they can be dealt with by their reirement in 2014. Its time we vote courage and integrity to get rid of these politicans who are a part of this “house comittee on unAmerican activities.” We do not need this added headache to the economic trouble that America is in. The focus of immigration should be on those who want to come here legally. They want to contribute to the greatness of this country. Those who come illegally want nothing more than to get the benefits of our politican’s payoffs.

  • bob

    Please will someone tell her we have an unemployment problem in this country? I know the dems need votes but seriously.

    • cal3301

      We have an unemployment problem because the Dems and the Unions are chasing them overseas for cheaper labor. What we don’t have is a labor problem and that’s what the Dems are promoting because they go after the weak, the elderly, and the minorities. They feel they can be manipulated into their way of thinking. In other words, back to the slaves they originally lost.

      • Chester

        We have an unemployment problem because the Republicans wanted to cut expenses for their business sponsors. The simplest way for them to do that was to allow, and give tax credits for, jobs being moved overseas. That was supposedly to help those third world countries develop their economy, but harmed ours as much as, or more than, it helped theirs. Lets see, NO minimum wage laws to worry about, NO environmental laws to worry about, NO liability if a worker lost a body part, or a life, on the job. Why pay five dollars an hour when you can get someone overseas to do the same job, maybe not quite as well, but close enough, for two dollars a day.

        • cal3301

          Sorry, the busniesses sponser whoever they get to do what they what and right now I see them pushing the Dems. Unions drove a lot of jobs over because they drove up the cost of everything. In the 70’s I had a factory job that paid $3.52 an hr. Minimum was $1.80. A dollar went a long way too. Suddenly all the strikes in the auto departments and then the gas ration and the union steel strikes in our area. A big bunch of bullshit. In the 80’s Houses tripled in prices. Cars were 5 times that of the 70’s and costs were rising out of control on the backs of the greedy unions whose demands broke the banks of a lot of companies and their bully tatics caused the loss of lives of a lot of good men. No Republican had a hand in that fiasco. It was the Democratic LOVING UNION MOBS that drove the majority of jobs overseas add to the restrictions that the Democrats placed on mom and pop companies. Oh, it was a Republican that signed this bipartisan act. OSHA or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created by the Occuaptional Safety and Health Act of 1970, enacted by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Richard Nixon on December 29, 1970.
          The problem with the minimum wage law is it is set as a boundary. when it is adhered to as it should it is good. When unions seek to force increases in a scale above the norm they are the ones that create the bubble that causes the burst later down the road.

        • cal3301

          Sorry, the busniesses sponser whoever they get to do what they what and right now I see them pushing the Dems. Unions drove a lot of jobs over because they drove up the cost of everything. In the 70’s I had a factory job that paid $3.52 an hr. Minimum was $1.80. A dollar went a long way too. Suddenly all the strikes in the auto departments and then the gas ration and the union steel strikes in our area. A big bunch of bullshit. In the 80’s Houses tripled in prices. Cars were 5 times that of the 70’s and costs were rising out of control on the backs of the greedy unions whose demands broke the banks of a lot of companies and their bully tatics caused the loss of lives of a lot of good men. No Republican had a hand in that fiasco. It was the Democratic LOVING UNION MOBS that drove the majority of jobs overseas add to the restrictions that the Democrats placed on mom and pop companies. Oh, it was a Republican that signed this bipartisan act. OSHA or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was created by the Occuaptional Safety and Health Act of 1970, enacted by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Richard Nixon on December 29, 1970.

          The problem with the minimum wage law is it is set as a boundary. when it is adhered to as it should it is good. When unions seek to force increases in a scale above the norm they are the ones that create the bubble that causes the burst later down the road.

  • jerry1944

    And we know bonehead will give her what she wants. We have such a yes candy A for a speaker. And we know for sure what 28 gops need to go and fast. But we want have any jobs left after that path is passed. But maybe we can get on obambo care. Thanks gop for putting Romney the father of healthcare up so we would have obambo

    • Horace

      No he won’t give her what she wants. Look back during the shut down!
      Boehner attempted multiple times to get Obama to negotiate & it never happened. What probably happened is all the Rep’s that have gone over to the other side, were probably threatened or blackmailed & had no choice but to cave in. Haven’t you heard about Obama’s kill list? Look at the military list of all those he fired because they didnt’ agree with him. I believe it is something like 27 officers. No apparent reasons are given for their being terminated!!! Wake up people!!!

      • jerry1944

        But look back before the shut down and they caved in every time. I was really suprize T Cruz managed to do it. But was all for it. I didn’t think Boehner had the courage to do it and after losing I don’t think he will try it again. They chopped T Cruz and M Lee for having the shut down. I think it was well worth it and we need to do it again. But when the gop has soooo many mods and indenpents in it I think we lose. But if we keep the calls going like we did on healthcare we MAY hole them off but the mod gop want the money and don’t care about OUR country any more than obambo

  • Deuce

    Lets also continue to disregard those Eastern Europeans, Russians and all of them who have overstayed their visas and by virtue of that has become illegal…

  • James Bowen

    We must do whatever it takes to stop this amnesty sellout of America.

  • unbridled

    Michael Grimm…. Your constituents are not in favor of this bill. How dare you? LIAR! Vote for this and I will campaign against you RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR OFFICE on Staten Island when the time comes. BANK ON IT!

  • peter

    Time to open the borders, legalize cocaine and learn to speak Spanish fluently.

    • Motov

      Sorry but English is the language of this land!
      We would be expected to learn spanish if we chose to live in Mexico.

  • IBCAMN

    make all the of these jack holes live for a year with the illegal aliens in So. California or Arizona or Texas,New Mexico,and i mean in a regular house or apartment(no security and under anonimity)and shop and work in several of communities in those states and then have them take a vote on this issue!
    i think their views on this subject would be quite a bit different!they don’t live in the real world and have no idea what they are doing to the people of this country!

  • John Rodgers

    Seriously Nancy all you have to do is get George Soros to pay the rhinos more.
    Rubberstamping to the rescue!!

  • ibn insha

    Congress does need a clean up. There is no difference between Democrats and Republicans. Nobody has any principles. How entering and staying in America unlawfully is any different from entering a house without permission? Only government can reward the former.

  • O’mar

    Why are we romping up the pressure on those who Europeans and Asians who came in the country, overstayed their visas and are still living here under the shadows. Aren’t they “criminals” too? This to me has a general racial undertone— Simply because most of the folks Described above fits perfectly within the American stereotype…