Rubio on new immigration amendment: “A dramatic improvement on border security”

posted at 11:21 am on June 20, 2013 by Allahpundit

He was on Fox News a few minutes ago as I’m writing this to tout the new Corker/Hoeven plan that Ed wrote about earlier. No video yet, but both Byron York and Elise Foley quote him similarly. Rubio’s spent the last few weeks searching for an amendment that will tighten the border but not tighten it so much that Democrats will walk away from the Gang of Eight bill. And now, it seems, he’s found it:

The GOP gets lots more Border Patrol officers, high-tech surveillance equipment for watching the border, full implementation of E-Verify, and 700 miles of fencing that Congress already authorized seven years ago. What do Democrats get? It’s what they don’t get. Instead of the biometric entry/exit system that Republicans wanted to help crack down on visa overstays, we’ll have a lower-tech biographic system instead. And more importantly, the “triggers” for enforcement will be soft:

But — and this is big – the provision sought by conservatives such as John Cornyn, that 90 percent apprehension be achieved as a “hard trigger” is no longer in the deal as a precondition for citizenship. As the Times puts it: “Republicans agreed to make the 90 percent figure a goal rather than a requirement.” The key is that additional Republicans beyond the gang of eight — such as Bob Corker and John Hoeven — appear prepared to accept this.

Leading immigration advocate Frank Sharry, who was briefed on the emerging deal, tells me Dems successfully beat back Republican demands for inclusion of the 90 percent “hard trigger.” And so Sharry’s group, America’s Voice, can support the deal, albeit reluctantly.

“The deal is ridiculous from a policy point of view — it’s excessive and wasteful,” Sharry tells me. “But from a political point of view, if it brings 10 or 11 Senate Republican votes, we’ll probably will be able to live with it.” Sharry says this is because the current triggers in the emerging compromise are “doable and achievable.”

Democrats still get probationary legalization for illegals right away. That’s their core demand because, once some form of legalization is granted, political pressure will inevitably build to grant them full citizenship regardless of the state of the border. The only real leverage border hawks have in getting the left to follow through on the bill’s enforcement provisions is to demand that any form of legalization be suspended until security targets are met. Corker/Hoeven doesn’t require that; in fact, it apparently relaxes the requirements for the second stage of the legalization process too, i.e. the path to citizenship, by not absolutely requiring 90 percent apprehension before illegals start gaining eligibility for green cards. That’s the sort of compromise Rubio’s been looking for — something that improves border security on paper but doesn’t apply too much pressure to the other side to make that security a reality. He prefers to see a weak bill pass than to stand on principle for true border-security triggers. Remember that the next time you hear him say that he’s doing this because it’s good policy, not good politics.

A few random thoughts. One: This is all about gaining Republican votes, not building a well-crafted bill. The effect on border security of adding 20,000 more Border Patrol agents is, as far as I know, a total question mark. (With more guest workers allowed in under the bill and a comparatively weak system for detecting visa overstays, more border agents might not reduce the number of illegals in the U.S. dramatically.) We could gain some idea by holding hearings, but neither party in the pro-amnesty camp gives a wet fart about the actual policy effects here. The security measures in Corker/Hoeven are designed purely to make the bill look tougher so that wary Senate Republicans feel safer voting yes. It’s already working. Two: Needless to say, the CBO score that everyone was oohing and aahing over two days ago will have to be completely redone. The bill will obviously cost more now with tens of thousands of BP officers on the federal payroll. Their presence on the border will presumably reduce the forecast for new illegal immigration by some (smallish) degree, which means all the other economic effects in the bill will change. The whole point of the CBO study was that illegals will help reduce the deficit on balance (in the near term) because they’ll bring economic growth to America. Does that still hold true if there are fewer illegals coming across the border over the next 10 years?

Three: If — if — you trust House Republicans to demand border security before any form of legalization, then having the Senate pass this thing with Republican support isn’t a terrible outcome. The consolation prize for Democrats if the bill fails is demagoging the GOP for being anti-Latino, which might help them with turnout in the midterms next year. If 20 Senate Republicans vote for the Gang of Eight bill, that argument is harder to make. Suddenly it becomes a message about House Republicans specifically, and House Republicans have much less to fear in their small red districts than GOP senators do. The big question mark right now isn’t how Corker/Hoeven plays in the Senate, it’s how it plays in the House. Will GOPers who’ve been talking tough lately suddenly go soft?

Exit question via Conn Carroll: CBO estimated that, of the estimated 11.5 million illegals currently in the U.S., only eight million or so would qualify for the initial probationary legalization under the Gang’s bill. What happens to the other 3.5 million?


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Bullsh!t, I dont trust the government to solve this problem.

ChunkyLover on June 20, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Yeah, I REALLY believe that. No illegal alien left behind.

Oil Can on June 20, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Rubio on new immigration amendment: “A dramatic improvement on border security”

Just draw a red line in the sand..

Electrongod on June 20, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Great!

And the rumor is they are hiring the roadie from Spinal Tap to be in charge of building the border fence!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTZXp0dSzTw

Bruno Strozek on June 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM

I want the answer to one very simple question:

Why are RINOs spending their time pushing the agenda of a scandal-ridden administration?

Barrack on June 20, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Republicans are about to invite the complete socialization of America.

Where do I move?

beatcanvas on June 20, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Rubio’s spent the last few weeks searching for an amendment that will tighten the border but not tighten it so much that Democrats will walk away from the Gang of Eight bill. And now, it seems, he’s found it.

Sooo… Rubio wants to loosely tighten the border? Reh?

Fallon on June 20, 2013 at 11:27 AM

If 20 Senate Republicans vote for the Gang of Eight bill, that argument is harder to make.

Thanks, AP. I needed a good laugh this morning.

KingGold on June 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM

“more like guidelines”
Pure CYA BS, NOT addressing the real problems.

michaelo on June 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM

“Republicans agree to make 90% a goal not a requirement…”

So. No security. Same lie. Different day.

Scum sucking trash party – Republicans. The party of Chuck Schumer’s marching orders. Filth. Scum.

oldroy on June 20, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Traitor Rubio on new immigration AMNESTY amendment: A dramatic improvement on border security – MAYBE (wink, wink) – after INSTANT AMNESTY is granted to all illegals …

Pork-Chop on June 20, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I just can’t wait for 2016 when half of Hotair commenters are trying to convince me that Rubio is a true conservative and is far better than Rand Paul. . .

thphilli on June 20, 2013 at 11:30 AM

I call horsesh*t on Rube-io.

madmonkphotog on June 20, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Why are RINOs spending their time pushing the agenda of a scandal-ridden administration?

Barrack on June 20, 2013 at 11:26 AM

They actually think they’ll get to be on stage with 0bama if it’s passed. Oh, and one of the pens.

txhsmom on June 20, 2013 at 11:30 AM

There isn’t enough lipstick on the world for this pig. I’m talking about the bill not Rubio. Though that statement can apply to him as well.

voiceofreason on June 20, 2013 at 11:31 AM

They are working hard to re word it so that they can make it SOUND good. It is the same crap sandwich with different condiments on it.

watertown on June 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM

And if the Dems keep the Senate after 2014…none of this will matter. None of it.

Obviously all these Senators (Rubio included) have never built anything from the ground up. All they have is book learning.

If the basics are not done, and done right…no matter how pretty all the rest is…it’ll all fall apart, almost immediately.

Marco…the basics…secure the damn border first…now…immediately.

Then, once that is accomplished…we can deal with streamlining “legal” immigration.

Then we can deal with illegals.

Once this present crap is signed into law…how long will it take for another million or two or more illegals to suddenly, unexpectedly, show up? With kids and other family members in tow?

Stop pandering. Start thinking.

coldwarrior on June 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM

I still don’t understand why people believe any of these measures will be carried out.

mjbrooks3 on June 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM

There is just one party in America now…the ruling class. Rubio is fighting to get in. Lying is a by product.

d1carter on June 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Rubio, you’re spent, no one believes a word you say. Sit down, go away, hopefully someone will primary your sorry ass.

Bmore on June 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Exit question via Conn Carroll: CBO estimated that, of the estimated 11.5 million illegals currently in the U.S., only eight million or so would qualify for the initial probationary legalization under the Gang’s bill. What happens to the other 3.5 million?

“It was my understanding that there would be no math.”

Fallon on June 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM

What a crock.

workingclass artist on June 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Rubio’s Ruse

faraway on June 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM

thphilli on June 20, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Them and the other media outlets.

watertown on June 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Bullcrap!

No amnesty without border and internal security first! How can Rubio trust the Democrats?

And he doesn’t even discuss the CBO report on the impact mass immigration will have on the wages of the poor and middle class.

These damn politicians really can’t see the irreversible damage this bill will do to this country. I honestly don’t think the nation can survive the results of this bill in the long term. It just can’t.

Charlemagne on June 20, 2013 at 11:34 AM

I had great hope for Rubio but I feel certain the only thing I can trust him to do now is hop up and down in Schumer’s lap everytime the camera’s pointed the other way.

onomo on June 20, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Marco has been talking out of both ends for months now. I don’t believe him, and I will NEVER support a pathway to citizenship amnesty for lawbreakers no matter what else they claim the bill does.

CantCureStupid on June 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM

The Destroy America First Gang push forward with he ending of the nation.

Eject the traitors.

profitsbeard on June 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM

All due respect.

onomo on June 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Four: No, it’s bullshit and we all know it.

DanMan on June 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM

A “goal,” not a requirement?
In other words, this amounts to another Amnesty giveaway for nothing, just like 1986.

No Republican who votes for this bill will get my vote for any office, ever. In fact, I hope every last one of them gets primaried.

If the GOP really wants to go extinct this badly, I say we should help them do it. I’m almost ready to go full Libertarian.

DRayRaven on June 20, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Did anybody else notice that Rubio’s lips were moving?

Yeah.

jukin3 on June 20, 2013 at 11:38 AM

The Destroy America First Gang push forward with he ending of the nation.

Eject the traitors.

profitsbeard on June 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM

The Final Destruction Bill, brought to you the The Destroy America First Gang, with the total leadership and support of the Republican Scum-sucking-lieing-pig Party.

oldroy on June 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Now we’re going to have more Border Officers and equipment to watch the illegal aliens waltz right on into the country. Let’s not forget that Obama is still in charge of enforcement. I hope that this never sees the light of day in the House. The Democrats only chance in ’14 is to blame Republicans in the House for killing immigration reform. That’s the only thing that will take the heat off of them for all of the scandals. It’s too bad that Republicans have useful idiots that help them along.

Terrific!

cajunpatriot on June 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM

When Obama announces the amnesty program, Sheriff Joe will whisper in his ear, “This is a big f’ing deal!!”

Deano1952 on June 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Rubio continued, “My friend Charlie told me so.”

HB3 on June 20, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Scrap this travesty and enforce existing laws. The Pubs are caving again, while the Dems will never hold up their end of what they’re allowing the Pubs to think they’re getting.

It’s amnesty, plain and simple.

Liam on June 20, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Where the hell is there a rush to bring legitimacy to the millions of little brown criminals living “in the shadows?” Secure the border then we can talk about paths to citizenship.

Happy Nomad on June 20, 2013 at 11:42 AM

One & Done, Rubio. All the Sean Hannity lap dances aren’t going to get you re-elected.

bloviator on June 20, 2013 at 11:43 AM

It doesn’t matter what’s in either the House or Senate bills. When the committee gets together in a back room and carve out what is deemed too harsh, we’ll get amnesty shoved down our throats just like Ocare.

Kissmygrits on June 20, 2013 at 11:44 AM

“Republicans agreed to make the 90 percent figure a goal rather than a requirement.

The idiot just made his bill weaker and he doesn’t even realize it. Boy Rubio you really are a light weight,

ChunkyLover on June 20, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Jeb told me to do it and I only do what the Bush Crime Family tell me to.

Jayrae on June 20, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Wait until they start running ads that claim MR is the only electable candidate and the only one who can beat Shrillary. Once again the sheeple are being herded by the wolves.

Kissmygrits on June 20, 2013 at 11:48 AM

We don’t arrest the ones here. More border agents is meaningless.

Rubios needs to resign for abject stupidity.

aniptofar on June 20, 2013 at 11:49 AM

If — if — you trust House Republicans to demand border security before any form of legalization, then having the Senate pass this thing with Republican support isn’t a terrible outcome

I don’t. They are as needy for expressions of approval as ever. More importantly, I don’t trust Boehner at all.

Happy Nomad on June 20, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Know how you can tell when Marco Rubio is lying?
His lips are moving.
But seriously folks…

wdkeller on June 20, 2013 at 11:50 AM

Just no.
Security first, then we can talk.

rbj on June 20, 2013 at 11:51 AM

In other words Rubio’s amendment promises things that will never happen.

gwelf on June 20, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Lets do the math…20000 more agents cost over 1 billion per yr. How much would a fence cost? A fence requires some maintenance but no pension or health care. Plus, agents can just be told by a president not to enforce the law.

rich8450 on June 20, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Marco. Polo.

Marco. OhNo.

faraway on June 20, 2013 at 11:52 AM

In other words Rubio’s amendment promises things that will never happen.

gwelf on June 20, 2013 at 11:52 AM

YESS!!!!

ChunkyLover on June 20, 2013 at 11:52 AM

LOSER! He has been ‘assimilated’ by the Washington Establishment BORG!

easyt65 on June 20, 2013 at 11:53 AM

We don’t arrest the ones here. More border agents is meaningless.

Rubios needs to resign for abject stupidity.

aniptofar on June 20, 2013 at 11:49 AM

If and when Congress passes amnesty into law, don’t you think that we will see a rush to be on the north side of that border akin to the Oklahoma land rush? We need to have a secure border before we even begin talking about giving the illegals any status than what they already have- uninvited trespassers.

Happy Nomad on June 20, 2013 at 11:53 AM

1968 – I will gladly secure the border Tuesday for some Amnesty today.

1986 – I will gladly secure the border Tuesday for some Amnesty today.

2010 – I will gladly secure the border Tuesday for some Amnesty today. FAILED

2013 – Oh sorry, I will gladly secure the border Tuesday for some Amnestylegalization today.

We’re good now, right? I can get my hamburger, I mean amnestylegalization?

Yeah, because this time the border will be secured. And someone believes that?

gekkobear on June 20, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Really, border security shouldn’t even be an issue.

We could get absolute security now, throw 20 million new democrat voters into the country, they’ll vote it out soon enough.

Border security is a smokescreen.

Rebar on June 20, 2013 at 11:53 AM

I’d like to see someone ask Rubio why we can trust this bill when Congress promised e-verify in 1997 and border security in 2007 – none of which happened.

gwelf on June 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Happy Nomad on June 20, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Once the border is secure…and enforced…

Then, we can address the illegals, and help them on their path to citizenship.

All Mexicans…in Line A…godspeed and good luck as Mexican citizens upon your arrival back in Mexico.

Hondurans? Line B.

Costa Ricans? Line C…should be easy to remember…C…Costa Rica.

Chinese? You guys over there…if China Chinese…well…good luck with that. If Taiwanese…well, OK. Not a lot of you these days… Others? Gonna have to sort that one our yerself…we’ll get you to the airport, though.

Koreans? Koreans? None of those? Well, OK, then.

Pakistanis? Saudis? ‘Gypters? If you are the ones chanting “allahwannnacracker” or whatever the hell that is…no citizenship for you…but you can’t stay here…none of you…and Akhmed, singing Broadway show tunes, ain’t gonna help…I’d stay away from brick walls when you get wherever you are going, though.

European, or Indian, or college-educated, well-trained others? Speak English already…have a good six-figure job already…well…let’s start talking about that path to US citizenship.

coldwarrior on June 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Hahaha…so they’re including something in this sham that congress has *already* authorized?! Oooh, they must mean business THIS time!

ellifint on June 20, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Rubio has learned from Obama — saying words that don’t mean what the words are supposed to mean.

/Just words

Paul-Cincy on June 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Just no.
Security first, then we can talk.

rbj on June 20, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Yup. That was Reagan’s mistake in ’87….he should have demanded that first and foremost instead of trusting the Dems to carry out their end of the deal.

His “Trust but verify” quote should have been “Confirm first and never trust.”

Dems have never been nor are they now trustworthy…..same goes for left leaning Republican aisle crossers.

hawkeye54 on June 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Plus, agents can just be told by a president not to enforce the law.

rich8450 on June 20, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Well the ones he doesn’t kill because of gun-running schemes, anyway.

Let’s not forget that border security was so important to this rat-eared bastard that he deliberately provided guns to Mexican gun cartels so that he could swoop in and attack the Second Amendment. That the scheme blew up in his face does prove that the Demonrats are not seriously intending on doing anything with this legislation but gift fast-track citizenship to all the moochers they can round up and all their little friends still on the other side of the border.

Happy Nomad on June 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM

If there is any appearance the House won’t pass the Senate bill, the LSM will do a full court press. The accusations of racism and Republican unfairness will be flying all over the place on every liberal show. Tingles will be shooting spittle all over the camera lenses, his face red with liberal indignation.

NYT editorials will daily remind how Republicans are the party of the rich and hate the downtrodden. They’ll be accused of a war on Hispanics and immigrants in general, their hate on display for all to see. The Pubs will be accused of obstructionism just for debating the Senate version instead of just passing it in full.

Boehner will fold like a cheap camera in short order, then begin strong-arming the last Republican holdouts, likely slandering them in front of cameras with an approving Nancy Pelosi at his side.

Liam on June 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Does he really think that nobody notices how nobody actually intends to secure the border…?
They merely want to appear to be doing it but you can still just walk right in.

After all this song and dance these traitors still want people to just walk right in.

NeoKong on June 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

What part of no do they not understand?

neyney on June 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

…..same goes for left leaning Republican aisle crossers.

hawkeye54 on June 20, 2013 at 11:57 AM

You mean the entire Scum-Sucking-Lieing-Pig Party? The whole Republican “enchilada”?

oldroy on June 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

And this wonderful ammendment will be the first thing to get tossed in conference. At this point what difference does it make?

ctmom on June 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Rubio has learned from Obama — saying words that don’t mean what the words are supposed to mean.

They only mean what they are supposed to mean at the time spoken and are ever and always subject to evolving to the needs of the here and now, never locked into a rigid definition of their past, or traditionally and commonly accepted, meaning.

hawkeye54 on June 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM

only eight million or so would qualify for the initial probationary legalization under the Gang’s bill. What happens to the other 3.5 million?

Well they’ll get ‘probationary legalization’ as well. After all, we don’t want to be judgmental or discriminatory, do we?

GarandFan on June 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Why is it no one ever, ever asks why we are giving millions of SINGLE YOUNG MEN citizenship? They have no roots here, no kids in school, no ties to the community yet they are never discussed. SEND THESES GUYS HOME TODAY! Every video I have ever seen has men running for the fence….NOT FAMILIES, NOT KIDS, NOT WOMEN….. SINGLE MEN! This is such a sham

dartagnansblade on June 20, 2013 at 12:02 PM

only eight million or so would qualify for the initial probationary legalization under the Gang’s bill. What happens to the other 3.5 million?

Well they’ll get ‘probationary legalization’ as well. After all, we don’t want to be judgmental or discriminatory, do we?

And of course 10 million more not already known will suddenly appear insisting on being included too.

We don’t to be exclusionary, do we?

hawkeye54 on June 20, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Rubio on Fox News: “I think this amendment is a dramatic improvement on border security.”

Not secure. Just “an improvement”.

Political doublespeak.

LIAR.

portlandon on June 20, 2013 at 12:04 PM

Same old con.

We are still the marks.

Ask any Apache wow unlimited illegal immigration from Mexico ends.

They come for your land , your gold, you are the New Apache, your chiefs sell you out for a few gold coins and re-election money for wage/vote slaves, the enabling of the drug trade is just “ICE” on the cake.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on June 20, 2013 at 12:05 PM

As the Times puts it: “Republicans agreed to make the 90 percent figure a goal rather than a requirement.”

Ah, so its just a guideline, not a hard rule.

hawkeye54 on June 20, 2013 at 12:05 PM

how

APACHEWHOKNOWS on June 20, 2013 at 12:06 PM

The fact that extra “border security” loses no support from Democrats should tell politicians like Rubio that they are being played for fools (which they are). It’s about 40 million new voters for Democrats, and they will give anything to make that happen (which means power for the next 50 years)

milcus on June 20, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Rubio on Fox News: “I think this amendment is a dramatic improvement on border security.”

An “Improvement”?

Translation: We now give Border Agents the power to yell at the border crossing illegals.

portlandon on June 20, 2013 at 12:06 PM

i don’t trust the squishy gop…

cmsinaz on June 20, 2013 at 12:09 PM

ps

Shaw Hannity is selling out under orders as he attempts to cover the Rube’s folly.

Michael Malking called Rubio out to Shawns face and all he could do was make a lane joke, he knows he is a paid hack and just like Bill O’Riley he plays the game for the pay check.

There are many ways to sell out, in any event for any amount, a sell out is a sell out.

Stand our ground, do not back down, now or ever.

This crime has been going on now for 50 years, the two party evil money cult is “hooked” on this ugly crime and will not let it go.

It is up to U.S. now.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on June 20, 2013 at 12:12 PM

trust? There was already a bill passed to build a fence, 6 or more years ago. Where is the fence?

kirkill on June 20, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Hey Allen West….please oh please….pretty please with sugar on top….primary Marco Rubio!

Big Orange on June 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM

An “Improvement”?

Translation: We now give Border Agents the power to yell call out gentle cautionary warnings at, in Spanish, to the border crossing illegals.

Must no yell at them, lest their feelings be hurt, ya know.

Can’t have damaged self-esteem for our soon to be new citizens.

/s

hawkeye54 on June 20, 2013 at 12:15 PM

The consolation prize for Democrats if the bill fails is demagoging the GOP for being anti-Latino

And the consolation prize for republicans is demagoging democrats for wanting to grant amnesty to 12 million illegals and put more Americans out of work before securing the border.

xblade on June 20, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Funny how the immigration bill does not consider in any way the impact on current citizens.

What is the social cost of legalizing 30M people overnight? Since we “know” what the social cost of carbon is, I think we’re entitled to know what the social cost of unlimited immigration will be.

BTW, it is no longer immigration. It is, and has been for years, a migration. When fully 25% of the Mexican population resides inside another country, what else can it be called?

BobMbx on June 20, 2013 at 12:18 PM

And for the record, this “new” amendment changes nothing. It’s still amnesty first with a promise to maybe secure the border later.

xblade on June 20, 2013 at 12:18 PM

If Rubio says it, it must not be true….

CatoRenasci on June 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM

BobMbx on June 20, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Invasion?

Pandemic?

coldwarrior on June 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM

ps

Shaw Hannity is selling out under orders as he attempts to cover the Rube’s folly.

Michael Malking called Rubio out to Shawns face and all he could do was make a lane joke, he knows he is a paid hack and just like Bill O’Riley he plays the game for the pay check.

There are many ways to sell out, in any event for any amount, a sell out is a sell out.

Stand our ground, do not back down, now or ever.

This crime has been going on now for 50 years, the two party evil money cult is “hooked” on this ugly crime and will not let it go.

It is up to U.S. now.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on June 20, 2013 at 12:12 PM

~~~~~~~~~

A-MEN…Hannity is a pathetic joke of a sell out, his radio show isn’t even live any more but of course he pretends otherwise…And I wrote BOR off years ago. Hannity is a useful idiot for his handlers now, nothing more.

ellifint on June 20, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Where is the fence?

kirkill on June 20, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Well, 36 miles of it are up. The other 664 miles are still in kit form.

Happy Nomad on June 20, 2013 at 12:28 PM

it’s sad that this is the major issue of the day for congress. what happened to the concern over the deficit? unemployment? the trampling of the constitution??

it doesn’t matter how good this new amendment sounds, its still not something that congress should be debating right now! why doesn’t Rubio spend this time coming up with a bipartisan alternative to Obamacare that would be effective without running up the debt? wouldn’t that help more people than just illegals?

are we going to pass a budget this year? oh, but we’ll go back and forth to get some sort of amnesty passed for those in the “shadows”.

jetch on June 20, 2013 at 12:31 PM

We are being LIED to by Congress!!

LIES
LIES
LIES
LIES
LIES…..

…..and more LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES!!!!

Rubio, McCain, Graham, Corker, Coburn, Cornyn…..they ALL know this is a sham.

PappyD61 on June 20, 2013 at 12:34 PM

How does bringing illegal aliens into the U.S. spur economic growth? I need this explained because I’m just too dense to see the brilliance. If this is true, why not open the borders altogether? Everybody party!!

IndieDogg on June 20, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Melt the phones!!!!!

(202) 224-3121

(202) 224-3121

(202) 224-3121

Call now!!!!

Get your Facebook /Twitter /Tumblr friends to call!!!

PappyD61 on June 20, 2013 at 12:36 PM

Forget this amendment nonsense, just say, “NO”!

mobydutch on June 20, 2013 at 12:37 PM

I welcome our new Undocumented Democrat Overlords (NOT!)

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on June 20, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Once this present crap is signed into law…how long will it take for another million or two or more illegals to suddenly, unexpectedly, show up? With kids and other family members in tow?

coldwarrior

They’re already on the way.

Exit question via Conn Carroll: CBO estimated that, of the estimated 11.5 million illegals currently in the U.S., only eight million or so would qualify for the initial probationary legalization under the Gang’s bill. What happens to the other 3.5 million?

Janet Napolitana grants them a waiver via the powers granted to her in this bill.

The real question is what happens to the 50% plus who don’t sign up for amnesty seeing as how they have it made right now?

xblade on June 20, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Millions are here illegally; they broke the law coming here, they break the law every day they stay here. And we’re going to pass a LAW, a LAW that allows them to stay here legally, as long as they do certain things, to follow the LAW.

Why would they all of the sudden gain respect for the LAW, when they didn’t have such respect before? They’ll stay here all right, but they won’t follow the law. Our solution is, they won’t follow the law, let’s forget about the law. That’s one way to stop lawbreaking!

Paul-Cincy on June 20, 2013 at 12:42 PM

The consolation prize for Democrats if the bill fails is demagoging the GOP for being anti-Latino, which might help them with turnout in the midterms next year.

Unless the Republicans actually pass a massive immigration expansion bill into the teeth of high unemployment, the Democrats can put this issue right up there next to the gun grabbing measures they are now running against.

NEITHER ‘issue’ is one that will help ANY Democrat.

Freddy on June 20, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Good gravy, here’s hoping that West DOES primary Roobio.

I stand with Malkin…
“It’s not secure the border first, it’s secure the border PERIOD”

tencole on June 20, 2013 at 12:45 PM

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