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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:03 PM

Raul Labrador: Immigration Reform With Pathway To Citizenship Won't Get House GOP Support

Source: Huffington Post

Rep. Raśl Labrador (R-Idaho) warned on Thursday that he won't vote for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and neither will his fellow House Republicans, a bad sign from someone who is considered one of the more pro-reform Republicans in the chamber.

"The people that came here illegally knowingly --- I don't think they should have a path to citizenship," he said on NPR, according to Talking Points Memo. "If you knowingly violated our law, you violated our sovereignty, I think we should normalize your status but we should not give you a pathway to citizenship."

Whether the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States should be given a pathway to become citizens is shaping up to be the most contentious issue in the immigration reform debate. Democrats and some Republicans insist such a provision must be a part of any reform bill, and a bipartisan Senate group dubbed the "gang of eight" released a framework that includes one.

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday found that 56 percent of voters think undocumented immigrants should be allowed to stay in the United States and eventually apply for citizenship, while only 10 percent say they should be able to stay but not become citizens. Thirty percent say undocumented immigrants should be forced to leave the country.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/07/raul-labrador-immigration-reform_n_2638484.html



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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:37 PM

1. Watch Rubio In His Response To State of the Union Blame Obama

Of course, will any network call Rubio on his lie or ask him about Rep. Raul Labrador's comments?

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:39 PM

2. amazing ...it`s just as if the democrats did`t kick their asses...

i guess they do live in an alternate universe

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:56 PM

3. and the GOP comtinues its march to oblivion

and im more than happy to give them directions

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:03 PM

4. I thought the tea party was against taxation without representation. That's exactly what Labrador

is proposing.

His proposal would legalize those 11 million people so they can live, work, pay taxes and raise families here the rest of their lives but they can never become citizens which would allow them to vote for the government that rules them. People can live here legally for decades and never get the chance to exercise the right to vote. Doesn't sound very democratic to me.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:03 PM

5. Well, thanks for the 2014 mid-term victory Republicans!

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