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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:24 PM

Rep. Lamar Smith (R) pans Senate immigration proposal as 'amnesty'

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Source: The Hill

An influential House Republican on Monday panned the bipartisan immigration deal emerging from the Senate as providing “amnesty” to illegal immigrants.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said the immigration-reform principles floated by a bipartisan group of senators would reward lawbreakers, increase unemployment and push enormous new costs onto U.S. taxpayers.

"When you legalize those who are in the country illegally, it costs taxpayers millions of dollars, costs American workers thousands of jobs and encourages more illegal immigration," Smith said in a brief statement. "By granting amnesty, the Senate proposal actually compounds the problem by encouraging more illegal immigration.”

Since November's elections, immigration reform has risen near the top of Congress's to-do list. Both parties have signaled an openness to dealing with the issue on a bipartisan basis, with Republicans hoping to repair their image with Hispanic voters ahead of the 2014 election.


Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/279625-house-republican-pans-amnesty-in-senate-immigration-plan



The corporate media is doing its best to make Republicans look good on this issue, including glossing over John McCain and Lindsey Graham's flip flops on this issue. Nonetheless, here is Lamar Smith signaling that the House GOP is not going to go along with this proposal. Who is Lamar Smith? He was one of the architects of the 1996 anti-immigration effort by the House to deport undocumentted immigrants and harder to re-enter the country legally. Where is Lamar Smith from? Texas.

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Reply Rep. Lamar Smith (R) pans Senate immigration proposal as 'amnesty' (Original post)
TomCADem Jan 2013 OP
bluestateguy Jan 2013 #1
PatrynXX Jan 2013 #2
Rain Mcloud Jan 2013 #3
DallasNE Jan 2013 #4
TomCADem Jan 2013 #5
Rhiannon12866 Jan 2013 #6

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:30 PM

1. Term limits

We need them now.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:56 PM

2. not always

but some to run their mouth without a brain. costs taxpayers. ahem does he read the so called bill coming out of there? they'd have to pay taxes. whoops. what gonna cost taxpayers. I suppose he doesn't want illegals paying taxes... But he's a Republican. anti tax go figure..

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:00 PM

3. You know how those Liberals buy votes

 

with Government Handouts.
Not like subsidies or using pre made legislation from the patriots at ALEC or the Supreme Court toadying to Wall Street with Citizens United.
Its not like the 47% at all.
Nothing to see here people.
Unless its me,bustin a groove!
!Tap-a-tap-tap-tap-tap-a-tap,dancing on tv makes me seem okay,tap-a-tap-tap-tap
Tom Delay-tap-a-tap-a-tap-Karl Rove and David Gregory together,but we are not gay-tap-a-tap-tap-W Bush in afrique`-tap-a-tap-tap
Mexican American Voters-tap-a-tap-a-tappa-tap-makes me say,Ole`!

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 11:37 PM

4. What Took Him So Long

It was a given that some Republican would brand this compromise as "amnesty". The surprise is that it took several hours before this proposal was tarred with the amnesty label.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:08 AM

5. I Think Its Corporate Media Censorship of Data That Conflicts With the Narrative

The new narrative is the GOP 3.0 has seen the light and is no longer racist. Yet, in Arizona, you still have the State Legislature proposing to check immigration status at hospitals and even just a few weeks ago, there was an anti-immigrant bill in the House that proposed to take away quota numbers and give them to STEM immigrants favored by the Chamber of Commerce.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/12/02/house-passes-stem-immigration-reform-racialists-go-crazy/

Red State was aware of this bill, but it didn't fit into the mainstream narrative of a kinder and gentler, less bat shit crazy GOP.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:46 AM

6. Locking, sorry, but this is opinion/analysis rather than breaking news

This would be great for Politics 2013 or fine for GD. Please consider reposting. Thanks!

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