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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:03 PM

Boehner: Dream Act path to citizenship ‘worthy of consideration’

Source: Washington Post

In a news conference Wednesday morning House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) did not rule out support for the tenets of the Dream Act, saying a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children is “worthy of consideration.”

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) embraced the philosophy of the Dream Act Tuesday, saying in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, “It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children and who know no other home.”

Earlier that day Boehner told reporters that any path to citizenship is “a very difficult part” of the immigration debate and would not give an opinion on the issue. The House Judiciary Committee kicked off immigration hearings this week, with several Republicans hoping to find a middle ground between deportation of those here illegally and citizenship.

Boehner also reiterated that he will not accept a sequester delay that includes tax increases as well as spending cuts, as proposed by President Obama.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/02/06/boehner-dream-act-path-to-citizenship-worthy-of-consideration/

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Redfairen Feb 2013 OP
libdem4life Feb 2013 #1
valerief Feb 2013 #2
lsewpershad Feb 2013 #3
blueclown Feb 2013 #4

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:23 PM

1. Another post-2nd term election win !!

Our Hispanic brothers and sisters came through for Obama because he really meant what he said about the Dream Act.

Can't see too much of an impact with the Republicans clearly having been dragged, kicking and screaming, forced to be civil to Hispanic children and families. Apparently someone showed them the power of that demographic...in the past two elections.

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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 01:31 PM

2. What, is he considering using it for Native Americans?

I wouldn't put it past Republicans.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:21 PM

3. Seems

like we have to drag them one at a time to their senses ,,,or not...idiots.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 05:35 PM

4. Not due to their humanity, but due to their political futures....

That is the most shameless part of this all.

The only reason they are changing their minds is that they will continue to be whooped in presidential election years as long as they treat anybody other than old white males as disposable.

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