Conservative Republicans: Immigration reform can wait until 2015

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Feb. 7, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The glimmer of hope for any immigration reform getting passed this year is now being dashed by conservative Republicans who say it should wait until next year when the GOP can take back control of the Senate.

Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, called it a mistake to have an internal battle among Republicans over immigration reform this year when the party is poised to take six seats in the senate, and seize majority control in the upcoming midterm elections.

Labrador was one of the eight house members working on bipartisan immigration last year.

He later dropped out of the negotiations because of an impasse over health care for undocumented immigrants.

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  • Delia
    8 February 2014 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Why not wait till all Americans has Job , then approved those citizen waiting on line doing it the right way. Imigration reform is not reform if Law’s are not inforced.

    • catholic_against_idiotslikeDelia
      9 February 2014 at 10:10 am - Reply

      An idiotic comment at its best! Why even bother commenting when you can’t even comprehend the Immigration process? Are you saying that when all Americans are employed should the INS only grant citizenship to those who have immigrated here legally? OMG! Who are you to tell the INS to halt issuing citizenship to immigrants?

      • Delia
        9 February 2014 at 3:09 pm - Reply

        Cat Idiot , YOU HYPOCRITE, you again changing the definition of the word.

        • catholic_counter_capitalist
          9 February 2014 at 4:50 pm - Reply

          Then learn to write and construct English sentences well.

          • Delia
            9 February 2014 at 7:33 pm -

            Does mental retardation run in your family, or are you the exception?

          • catholic_against_extremerightwingers
            10 February 2014 at 8:32 am -

            Argumentum ad Hominem added to obtuse.

          • Delia
            10 February 2014 at 9:58 am -

            A stupid copy cat idiot . A total deranged with no mind of his own . Troll gone amuck.

          • catholic_against_extremerightwingers
            10 February 2014 at 8:45 pm -

            Argumentum ad Hominem added to obtuse.

            A stupid right winger constitutional conservative, a total deranged with no mind of her own. Troll gone amok!

  • amfil
    8 February 2014 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    Help unemployed or underemployed Americans first and foremost. Secure the border. Then only then look at immigration reform

    • Delia
      9 February 2014 at 9:46 am - Reply

      @Amfil , my thoughts exactly .

    • catholic_against_idiotslikeDelia
      9 February 2014 at 10:17 am - Reply

      That’s what the Obama administration have been doing. The BORDER is the most secured of any border there is around the world! Many people are losing their jobs because these greedy businesses(corporations) would rather fire their employees or cut their hours than grant them health insurance that they deserve. Why would you not want to have healthy employees working for you by providing them health insurance? Healthy employees is an investment for good business.

      • Delia
        9 February 2014 at 3:07 pm - Reply

        trolling and Zealotry

        • catholic_counter_capitalist
          9 February 2014 at 4:53 pm - Reply

          I don’t think you know the definition of a troll. Why don’t you look it up and it will say the word DELIA!

          • Delia
            9 February 2014 at 7:32 pm -

            Argumentum ad Hominem added to obtuse.

  • amfil
    9 February 2014 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    How about those that wait for their turn, doing it the right way LEGALLY

    America is made up of LEGAL immigrants

    if the border is secure, how come its easy for illegals to cross the border?I

    • catholic_counter_capitalist
      9 February 2014 at 6:50 pm - Reply

      @amfil… the INS classifies immigrants in different categories and have sets of rules and regulations and waiting periods. each individual case is handled independently from one another and does not have a single imaginary line for ALL immigrants. meaning that undocumented immigrants and documented immigrants are handled separately and have no bearing on affecting on their status being granted.

  • Delia
    9 February 2014 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    8 U.S.C.A. § 1324, states that it is illegal to “harbor” an illegal immigrant, or to encourage an illegal immigrant to stay in the United States, knowing that the person is in the U.S. illegally.

    The second part of 8 U.S.C.A. § 1324 states that a person may be prosecuted for encouraging an illegal alien to reside in the United States, knowing that the person is an illegal alien.

    Unit of Prosecution — With regard to offenses defined in subsections 1324(a)(1)(A)(i)-(v), (alien smuggling, domestic transporting, harboring, encouraging/inducing, or conspiracy/aiding or abetting) each alien with respect to whom a violation occurs constitutes a unit of prosecution. Prior to enactment of the IIRIRA, the unit of prosecution for violations of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(2) was each transaction, regardless of the number of aliens involved. However, the unit of prosecution is now based on each alien in respect to whom a violation occurs.

  • catholic_against_extremerightwingers
    10 February 2014 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Natural and legal rights are two types of rights: legal rights are those bestowed onto a person by a given legal system, while natural rights are those not contingent upon the laws, customs, or beliefs of any particular culture or government, and therefore universal and inalienable.

    Thomas Jefferson said “We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independant, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness; …”

  • Delia
    11 February 2014 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Cat Idiot , Copy cut LMAO , please put yourself out of your pathetic misery and jump off the cliff or turn yourself in Psycho house and Spare us your diatribe.

  • catholic_against_idiotslikeDelia
    11 February 2014 at 6:26 am - Reply

    @IDIOT DELIA! Goes right back at you… Please put yourself out of your pathetic misery and jump off the cliff or turn yourself in Psycho house and Spare us your diatribe.

  • catholic_counter_capitalist
    11 February 2014 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    TO DELIA! LET ME TEST YOUR SINCERITY AND INTELLIGENCE…..

    Natural and legal rights are two types of rights: legal rights are those bestowed onto a person by a given legal system, while natural rights are those not contingent upon the laws, customs, or beliefs of any particular culture or government, and therefore universal and inalienable.

    Thomas Jefferson said “We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independant, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness; …”

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