House Republicans insisted Sunday that they plan to change key elements of the Senate-passed immigration bill, signaling a protracted and rocky battle ahead despite one Democrat’s pronouncement that in the end the House will cave and pass the Senate bill anyway.
Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who is playing a major role in the chamber’s consideration of immigration policy, on Sunday addressed what is perhaps at the heart of the impasse.
He said the House, which is drafting its own plan, cannot agree to a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Rather, he wants a “pathway to legalization” — in other words, allow some illegal immigrants a shot at a green card, but not full-fledged citizenship.
Okay,, here is the weasel in the woodpile.
This hack is okay with a “pathway to legalization,” just not a “pathway to citizenship.”
I’m not okay with a single damned thing that does anything to alter the current illegal status of the millions of illegal aliens in this country until the border is fully secured. Do that, and demonstrate that the border is secure for five years, and then we can talk about what to do about the criminal invaders currently occupying America.
Get it? No legalization of any kind until our borders are fully secure. If you support legalization in any form, you are supporting amnesty. And we will not forget, nor forgive.
Don’t let the House “leadership” get away with this crap.