Obama’s renewed immigration push faces Republican resistance

By Balitang America Staff

Oct. 18, 2013

Following the government shutdown, President Barack Obama has renewed the push for immigration reform.

But it looks like some Republicans are not going to make it easy for the President.

Republican congressman Raul Labrador from Idaho was once key in immigration discussions, but he declared to the media that immigration reform is dead.

Labrador said the House cannot pass any bill—comprehensive or piecemeal — because that would mean the GOP will let the President have his way again, after he won over debt ceiling arguments.

He said this would be the final blow to republicans who are already reeling from the latest crisis in congress.

But the White House said Republicans should go beyond politics and think of what’s good for the people.

“I don’t think that I can place quantitative odds on the prospects of any of this because Congress is a difficult institution to make predictions about,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said. “But our view is simply that it’s the right thing to do and we’re going to push for it.”

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  • Jorge Buesa
    20 October 2013 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Immigration reform is dead. Undocumented filipinos will be deported back to the philippines. Goodbye !

  • Wilhelmino Pablo
    20 October 2013 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Please give respect to the rights of undocumented immigrants. What would you do if you’re in their shoes?

    • VA
      21 October 2013 at 6:50 am - Reply

      Jorge would have done the same thing… Beg and pray that immigration reform be enacted.

    • Jorge Buesa
      21 October 2013 at 8:17 am - Reply

      Wilhelmino Pablo, when we Americans broke the law we go to Jail. They lucky they going back to the country they belong too ! Goodbye to all of you that don’t belong in America. Come back the right way like the other people that come to America.

  • Tonya
    21 October 2013 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Coming from member of the House subcommittee on Immigration : “Gowdy, who chairs a House immigration subcommittee, said Obama’s hardline stance on Obamacare will hurt any concessions on immigration reform, even though conservatives may have considered “stronger enforcement of immigration laws and fewer paths to citizenship,” according to Greenville Online.”

    It was Obummer’s own doing in not being able to LEAD and NEGOTIATE and show GOOD FAITH on the recent debt ceiling and government shutdown that led to the GOP House members thinking that he, Obummer is really out to destroy the party rather than work with it.

    Again it is all about him, this My, Me, Mine president, Community Organizer et al. He is only interested in Immigration reform to increase the entitlement programs, widen the voter base for the Democraps, so 2014 and 2016 will still be Demoncraps. that is all

    BY the WAY, BALITANG AMERICA, your headline again PUTS the REPUBLICANS on the NEGA side again. . . . do you really want to be called FAIR and BALANCED? or belong to the likes of MSNBC, CNN and ABC?

    • Delia
      21 October 2013 at 11:24 am - Reply

      Here is why our nation is so messed up — people are not informed, people don’t care to be informed, people love deception – the media is complicit and government is going Socialistic. do the math.

    • Jorge Buesa
      21 October 2013 at 5:31 pm - Reply

      Tonya your right, some of this people don’t understand. Thank you for a good and honest information. All you can say about immigration reform is out of the window for this year. Goodbye ! And watch how much more people will be deported to they country.

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