Schumer to GOP: You’ve got a six-week window this summer to pass amnesty or Obama will act on his own

posted at 11:21 am on May 27, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via the Right Scoop, Reid floated this deadline on Friday too. Dick Durbin, another member of the leadership, has also been talking it up. The clock starts on June 10th, when most Republican primaries will be over and the party will once again be free to betray its conservative supporters, and ends when Congress leaves town for the August recess. If Boehner hasn’t passed a bill by then, Obama’s going to do something on deportations — probably something marginal and gestural, just to show lefties that he cares, but one never knows with a guy who’s gotten as comfortable as O has with executive action.

Do you suppose these endless Democratic threats about an impending moratorium on deportations might be influencing the rate of illegal immigration these days? Let’s check in at the Texas border:

A shift by immigrant smugglers to target the tough-to-defend U.S.-Mexico border in southernmost Texas has accelerated this year as the Border Patrol scrambles to shift its resources from states farther west, according to an internal agency report obtained by The Associated Press.

From Oct. 1 through May 17, agents in the southernmost tip of Texas made more than 148,000 arrests, on pace to match last year’s total in less than eight months, according to the intelligence report. That compares with nearly 63,000 arrests in the Tucson, Arizona, sector, which it surpassed for the first time just last year. The Rio Grande Valley sector averaged nearly 1,100 arrests per day from May 11-17, according to the document.

What these numbers look like on the ground is a near-constant flow of people across the Rio Grande.

It’s not just Texas. The Border Patrol started seeing higher rates of border-crossing last year, when the Senate first got cracking on immigration reform. That’s a feature, not a bug, of lefty table-pounding about this. The more amnesty dominates the policy agenda in the U.S., the more of a rush there’ll be by would-be illegals to sneak in under the wire before any new policies, whether legislative or executive, take effect.

Now, a strategic question for Boehner: Does he call Obama’s bluff by walking away from reform this summer or does he pass something small, like ENLIST? The fear if he walks away is that Obama will do something dramatic, Latino voters will rally for Democrats, and suddenly not only have the midterms gotten more difficult but any amnesty bills passed by the GOP next year will seem like an afterthought to O’s action. Chances are, though, that O’s move on deportations will be modest so as not to spark a backlash among white voters and that Latinos will largely ignore it (or even be irritated by how modest it is). In that case, if you’re Boehner, why not walk away for now and focus on the lame-duck session? Republican voters will be grateful on election day and then you can betray them later. On the other hand, passing ENLIST has its own advantages. It’s big enough that the party could sell it to Latinos as proof of its goodwill but small enough that it would amnestize only a tiny sliver of the illegal population. It would give Democrats fits, too, because they don’t want to hand the GOP a political victory unless they’re getting a lot of illegals legalized in return — but they also don’t want to be seen as opposing a bill that represents a rare Republican gesture towards amnesty. The risk to Boehner, though, is that conservatives might rally against ENLIST and that might hurt the party, both in angering some voters into staying home this fall and also “proving” to immigration fans that there’s no form of legalization that conservatives will support.

My hunch is that they’re going to push ENLIST tentatively in June and see what the reaction is, both inside Congress and out. If Boehner can bring dozens of Republicans onboard (if not a clear majority) and grassroots righties seem no more than mildly annoyed, he’ll go for it and then dare Reid and Schumer to reject the bill on grounds that it doesn’t amnestize enough people. If Democrats walk away, he can walk away too saying, “I tried.” No harm done for the midterms. Or at least, not much.


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Inevitable. :(

ThePrez on May 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM

In an ideal world, we’d be able to deport Schumer.

trigon on May 27, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Oddly, the words “Jobs” or “Americans” are not to be seen in the article………………………………

VegasRick on May 27, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Dems need something to rally around…. I don’t see them voting on anything by the GOP….
The lsm will have their back and spin it for them

cmsinaz on May 27, 2014 at 11:28 AM

From Oct. 1 through May 17, agents in the southernmost tip of Texas made more than 148,000 arrests

Just the ones they manage to catch on an undermanned, porous border, not to mention the 30 million already here.

Dog Eater instantly citizenizering all those border jumpers? Sure, why not, the GOP isn’t exactly working overtime to hold him accountable for any other criminal deeds.

Bishop on May 27, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Why not go on TV and call them ‘terrorists’ and say that ‘you won’t negotiate with a gun to your head’?

They did it.

Two ourcomes, one the media rightly ridicules you but at least this is off the table for next time, or to preserve this as a “tactic” they capitulate and back peddle.

Donerik on May 27, 2014 at 11:29 AM

This is friggin’ outrageous. Schumer is threatening the GOP with total lawlessness if they don’t go along with the Leftists’ goal of “fundamental transformation” via amnesty.

Imagine if the GOP were being this brazen and lawless.

Schumer is a treasonous SOB who needs to be thrown in prison.

Charlemagne on May 27, 2014 at 11:29 AM

if anybody should be receiving ultimatums, it’s this Lucifer serving reprobate.

Murphy9 on May 27, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Sad to see not one word about amnesty being good for the country but Latino’s would like it. This is why I can never hope to be a politician. We are betraying our Founding Fathers and what they stood for.

Herb on May 27, 2014 at 11:30 AM

May Schumer, the pig of all pigs, Rubio, his sucker, and obama all go to Hell, pronto.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:31 AM

All amnesty shills, with zero exceptions, are traitor to America, her legal youth and workers, and to her laws.

The 20th layer in Hell is too cold for all of you.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Our immigration policy, driven by greed and !liberalism, will ultimately destroy this country much as it’s destroying Europe. Amnesty = “fundamental transformation”.

Charlemagne on May 27, 2014 at 11:32 AM

If anything is passed I don’t trust Obama to follow the law…..

cmsinaz on May 27, 2014 at 11:32 AM

I live for a day when the GOP actually drives the agenda – instead of reacting to it.

jake-the-goose on May 27, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Obamas got a pen and a phone…

sandee on May 27, 2014 at 11:33 AM

If Obama can make laws by himself then so can we. When you constantly assault the rule of law you risk the breakdown of all law and order. We are nearing that stage of the crisis.

ConstantineXI on May 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Wizard of Odd. Go Whigs!!!

Bmore on May 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Properly interpreted, “The President will once again violate his authority in six weeks. Suck it, GOP.”

Pistonhead on May 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM

For the love of God, can’t we just deport Schumer? I mean look, if it’s ok for Democrat to just arbitrarily declare an illegal alien they want an American Citizen, can’t we arbitrarily declare a legal citizen to be an illegal alien and deport them? Do we really need to involve the court system?

oscarwilde on May 27, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Obamas got a pen and a phone…

sandee on May 27, 2014 at 11:33 AM

And I’d like to shove em both………….oh, better not.

VegasRick on May 27, 2014 at 11:36 AM

It looks like Mexico is going to win the war. Took awhile … but …

OldEnglish on May 27, 2014 at 11:36 AM

If the President is not constrained by the law, why should we be?

Kuffar on May 27, 2014 at 11:36 AM

The Mexican people love freedom as much as we do.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

After we give amnesty, will we give them reparations too?

Amnesty until the next amnesty!

Amnesty is for the politicians – it gets them off the hook for doing nothing for the last 30 years – we have a better count of the bottles of Mexican beer that come across the border than of people who come across the Mexican border. But gosh, those bottles have a tax on them.

Wander on May 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Traitors to America, amnesty is not immigration reform.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM

The Mexican people love freedom as much as we do.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Release the Marine!!!

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Is this the best Schumer and his cronies have got to campaign on this summer? Immigration “reform”??? Hey Chuckie, here’s a good place to start—try reading the Constitution, where it is the job of legislators to produce laws, not the President.

Rovin on May 27, 2014 at 11:40 AM

AAAAAAAAAAAAAANNDDD the GOP response will be???

..here, let me be of some assistance to you GOP

Senator Shumer, if you, and this President want to break the laws
of this nation, we’ll treat you as Criminals, and seek to
have you arrested.

ToddPA on May 27, 2014 at 11:40 AM

The Mexican people love freedom as much as we do.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Do they love the laws as we do?

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Charlemagne on May 27, 2014 at 11:29 AM

“Please go along with our left-wing plan because we’d prefer to keep up appearances of ordered, representative government, but we’ll lawlessly do it anyway if you don’t. So, your choice.”

Someone please tell me how we’re actually not on a collision course for another cyvil war.

crrr6 on May 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Release the Marine!!!

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:39 AM

F’ing amazing isn’t it. Two months this man has sat in a mexican prison and our so called leaders do nothing. I hate them all.

VegasRick on May 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

If Obama can make laws by himself then so can we. When you constantly assault the rule of law you risk the breakdown of all law and order. We are nearing that stage of the crisis.

ConstantineXI on May 27, 2014 at 11:35 AM

That’s exactly where we are heading. It’s a curious mix of dread and welcoming for me, but it’s coming time to put an end to the tyranny.

Harbingeing on May 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

The Mexican people love freedom as much as we do.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Fix your own damn country. God gave you a Heaven on Earth. Look at it.

The USA is not the welfare mother of the world.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:42 AM

F’ing amazing isn’t it. Two months this man has sat in a mexican prison and our so called leaders do nothing. I hate them all.

VegasRick on May 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Hate is nothing, my friend. I want to be their judge.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:42 AM

its about time. bring them out of the shadows, mr president.

si se puede!

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 27, 2014 at 11:44 AM

I hope they don’t and I hope he does and let the election be about the lawless Democrats and their president.

bflat879 on May 27, 2014 at 11:44 AM

The Mexican people love freedom as much as we do.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Really? Then why are they so eager to run roughshod over ours, to the point that nobody has freedom anymore?

Harbingeing on May 27, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Hate is nothing, my friend. I want to be their judge.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:42 AM

I’d volunteer for Jury duty.

VegasRick on May 27, 2014 at 11:45 AM

The Mexican people love freedom as much as we do.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:38 AM

So, what have they got against freedom?

OldEnglish on May 27, 2014 at 11:45 AM

If Obama passes an amnesty by royal edict, 2014 will be a bloodbath of galactic proportions for Democrats. They’ll likely hold onto a few Congress seats in districts with less than 30% minority population but I wouldn’t bet on it.

Rix on May 27, 2014 at 11:46 AM

In an ideal world, we’d be able to deport tar and feather Schumer.

trigon on May 27, 2014 at 11:26 AM

That would be a lot more fun.

UltimateBob on May 27, 2014 at 11:47 AM

its about time. bring them out of the shadows, mr president.

si se puede!

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 27, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Why would they be in the shadows? Something to hide?

fogw on May 27, 2014 at 11:47 AM

I’d volunteer for Jury duty.

VegasRick on May 27, 2014 at 11:45 AM

You’re in.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Two words .
Nigel Farage

Lucano on May 27, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Would you people want to live in Mexico?

If you you lived there, you’d do everything you could to come to America.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:48 AM

How can you pass anything? Obama is lawless in any context, and the conferencing of the bill (more lawlessness) will simply spit out some immigration amnesty garbage that would make even Putin laugh out loud.

HopeHeFails on May 27, 2014 at 11:48 AM

It would be hilarious if El Tri went on a tear in Brazil and sucked the air out of the pro-illegal camp.

Christien on May 27, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Open the border, because most of the world is a toilet and wants to make the US one too. Hallelujah!!!

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Why would they be in the shadows?

fogw on May 27, 2014 at 11:47 AM

because heartless laws and heartless people put them there when they havent done anything wrong. they are a vital part of this country and are some of the hardest working people. why deny them the chance to succeed?

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Translation:

“You have 6 weeks to destroy the country in the way you prefer or the President will continue to shred the Constitution without you.”

I don’t think this is what the framers had in mind…..Well, maybe Hamilton did.

chuckfinlay on May 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM

I’m sure Boner and the Turtle will get it done way before then

Brock Robamney on May 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Nice to see Schumer believes we live in a totalitarian state wherein the emperor king can do what he likes by personal fiat.

In a rational state, such a comment would get Schumer beheaded.

And some people don’t believe we are headed toward civil war.

the fact that Schumer can say this at all, without the media going nuts or congressmen and senators from his own party being troubled, shows how far we have moved from the rule of law or a constitutional republic.

I, for one, am willing to fight for the U.S. Constitution. Anyone else?

Monkeytoe on May 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Chances are, though, that O’s move on deportations will be modest so as not to spark a backlash among white voters and that Latinos will largely ignore it

Obama doesn’t give a rat’s ass about white voters. As for the Latinos, they’ll kiss his ass for anything they can get. And when the labor market bottoms out, they’ll blame Republicans – because you can’t fix STUPID!

GarandFan on May 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM

I hope they don’t and I hope he does and let the election be about the lawless Democrats and their president.
bflat879 on May 27, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Ummm….. And then what?

Brock Robamney on May 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Would you people want to live in Mexico?

If you you lived there, you’d do everything you could to come to America.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Would you rob a bank if you knew that you would not be prosecuted?

VegasRick on May 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM

To the republican establishment RINOs…For once in your political lives, stand with the majority of the American people and do not vote for amnesty. Let the democrats own this. The republicans will win 2014 and 2016 in landslides and can repeal this. DO NOT TAKE THE BAIT!!!

fight like a girl on May 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Why so fast and furious to make this change, Charlie?

Christien on May 27, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Do all of you people drive the speed limit?

No.

Then you are not different.

Can’t you see that?

Mexican’s love America just like you do.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM

The crazies will soon be here to assure us that it doesn’t matter who wins elections, they’re all the same – in fact, Democrats are a bit better, because if you vote enough times for them, one day you’ll blissfully wake up in a minarchist paradise.

joana on May 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Would you people want to live in Mexico?

If you you lived there, you’d do everything you could to come to America.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:48 AM

There’s a process and a waiting line. Many have come here legally. The illegal ones are lawbreakers who should be deported in accordance with existing immigration law.

fogw on May 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM

ENLIST has its own advantages. It’s big enough that the party could sell it to Latinos as proof of its goodwill

Peace on earth and goodwill towards miscreants.

I don’t spit but if I did I would.

lynncgb on May 27, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Would you rob a bank if you knew that you would not be prosecuted?

VegasRick on May 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Who wouldn’t?

Aren’t we all bank robbers at heart?

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Apparently, Ross “You People” Perot got in during open registration.

Christien on May 27, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Would you rob a bank if you knew that you would not be prosecuted? VegasRick on May 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM

If it wasn’t illegal would it still be robbery?

Akzed on May 27, 2014 at 11:57 AM

To the republican establishment RINOs…For once in your political lives, stand with the majority of the American people and do not vote for amnesty. Let the democrats own this. The republicans will win 2014 and 2016 in landslides and can repeal this. DO NOT TAKE THE BAIT!!!

fight like a girl on May 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM

To be fair, Republicans in Washington have been stopping Obama on this issue for 6 years now (and on others since they were able to take back the House) and I don’t think I ever read anything here from you except attacks on the “republican establishment”.

So I’m not really sure why they should listen to you.

joana on May 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM

From Oct. 1 through May 17, agents in the southernmost tip of Texas made more than 148,000 arrests,

Lets put this in perspective. That number, 148k, is equivalent to 3-4 infantry divisions.

And those are just the ones that got caught.

BobMbx on May 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM

When you first surfaced, I thought that you might be a troll. However, after saying that the illegals have done nothing wrong, I see that you are simply stupid!

OldEnglish on May 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Do all of you people drive the speed limit?

No.

Then you are not different.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Who was harmed by me exceeding an arbitrarily posted speed limit?

None.

Then we are different. Illegal immigration comes at a heavy financial cost.

Rix on May 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Schemer: You people have got a six- week window.

FIFY, Chunkles

Christien on May 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM

There’s a process and a waiting line. Many have come here legally. The illegal ones are lawbreakers who should be deported in accordance with existing immigration law.

fogw on May 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Process? Waiting line?

Just curious what experience you have with said process?

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Would you people want to live in Mexico?

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Yet people still live in Detroit.

faraway on May 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM

joana just made the perfect case that the DIABLOs are the same as the D-rats.

Yes, we’re all “bank robbers now”.

Damn workers. Quit that crap; rob some banks. Si, se puede!

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Ok, I’m officially bored.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM

because heartless laws and heartless people put them there when they havent done anything wrong. they are a vital part of this country and are some of the hardest working people. why deny them the chance to succeed?

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM

^ This is your brain on drugs.

WTF are you talking about? These illegals aren’t hiding and no one is putting them in hiding. They are in full public view, some working, some not.

What exactly is a heartless law anyway? One you disagree with?

fogw on May 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Okay, I have a question…hoping someone will decide to take it on.

In this memo on page 4 it states this….

When weighing whether an exercise of prosecutorial discretion may be warranted for a given . alien, ICE officers, agents, and attorneys should consider all relevant factors, including, but not limited to …..

….whether the person is currently cooperating or has cooperated with federal, state or local law enforcement authorities, such as ICE, the U.S Attorneys or Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, or National Labor Relations Board, among others.

Why include the NLRB in this? The only potential reason I’m seeing is to push illegal immigrants towards the Union on the premise that the association with the Union would influence exertion of prosecutorial discretion on the part of ICE. If someone else sees other reasons, spell them out for me.

IF the idea I’ve mentioned is being considered, then the rather unholy alliance between the CoC and Repubs makes at least some sense. It doesn’t minimize the betrayal of rule of law, and it won’t alter the voting patterns down the road, but trying to get something else in place to keep Unions of out it as much as possible makes at least some sense.

Thanks in advance for any and all feedback on this.

lineholder on May 27, 2014 at 12:01 PM

because heartless laws and heartless people put them there when they havent done anything wrong. they are a vital part of this country and are some of the hardest working people. why deny them the chance to succeed?

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on May 27, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Almost half are on public assistance and they all get free educations and healthcare. Many are involved in the drug industry and until Obama released them, they made up a large portion of those in federal prisons. 36,000 illegals were let out of federal prisons, including murderers, rapists, kidnappers, gang members, drug runners and human traffickers. Yeah, why deny them the chance to “succeed”? You are an idiot.

fight like a girl on May 27, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Who was harmed by me exceeding an arbitrarily posted speed limit?

None.

Then we are different. Illegal immigration comes at a heavy financial cost.

Rix on May 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Hypocrisy is a matter of principle.

And, some people DO die as a result of speeding.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 12:01 PM

My father came here legally. As did my mother’s parents. As a native Texan, I can’t stand all the illegals and I guarantee you this, they are not “hiding in the shadows”. They have no problem walking in the daylight collecting social welfare and lying their way through their taxes. Women don’t work and collect benefits after having 3 or 4 kids, while the patriarch works for cash.

JAGonzo on May 27, 2014 at 12:02 PM

faraway,

Maybe the Yet People can host their You People relatives in Detroit.

Christien on May 27, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Ok, I’m officially bored.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM

I could fix that, but heads would probably explode.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Why can’t the stupid GOP grow a set, and by that I mean a pair aof brain lobes, and simply say:

The GOP represents the interests of its constituents — American citizens. Foreign nationals do not have standing in our discussion about what it best for America.

The GOP cares about unemployed Americans, and wants to end the lawlessness in the unscrupulous workplace, such as this nightmare in Nancy Pelosi’s backyard:

http://www.jmisys.com/calosha/

And finally, we will honor our 2012 GOP platform pledge:

We recognize that for most of those seeking entry into this country, the lack of respect for the rule of law in their homelands has meant economic exploitation and political oppression by corrupt elites. In this country, the rule of law guarantees equal treatment to every individual, including more than one million immigrants to whom we grant permanent residence every year. That is why we oppose any form of amnesty for those who, by intentionally violating the law, disadvantage those who have obeyed it. Granting amnesty only rewards and encourages more law breaking.

fred5678 on May 27, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Would you rob a bank if you knew that you would not be prosecuted?
VegasRick on May 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM

If it wasn’t illegal would it still be robbery?

Akzed on May 27, 2014 at 11:57 AM

I said “not be prosecuted”, not that it was now legal.

VegasRick on May 27, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Process? Waiting line?

Just curious what experience you have with said process?

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM

None. I was born here.

What’s your point?

fogw on May 27, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Ok, I’m officially bored.

Schadenfreude on May 27, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Lolz! ; )

Bmore on May 27, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Mexican’s love America just like you do.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Of course they “love America”, it’s a ticket to a much higher standard of living for them and their families. That’s why most Mexicans love America; few do because they’re in awe with her institutions and way of living, a la Tocqueville.

By your logic, about 90% of the world population “loves America”. Which is absolutely fine, I don’t have anything against economic immigration, but it can’t be limitless and there’s no reason to award American citizenship to those who put their economic convenience over the rule of law.

joana on May 27, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Schumer, you’ve got five months before we show you how tired we are of your BULL$HIT attitude.

HiJack on May 27, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Boehner should make it clear that he isn’t going to approach amnesty so long as the Mexican Federales are holding that Marine captive for no other reason than he made a wrong turn.

Happy Nomad on May 27, 2014 at 12:04 PM

They never learn and they never will …..
until we vote them out of office .
All they have to do is look across the
pond at their stupid , self inflicted
immigration mess . While they’re at it
might be a a good idea to read one
or two articles about the broken health
care system that they are whispering
needs to be privatized !

Lucano on May 27, 2014 at 12:04 PM

You people pretend that there aren’t millions of these people in the US ALREADY.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 12:05 PM

This POS is so sleazy that every time I see his face I feel like I need a hot shower with plenty of disinfectant soap.

bw222 on May 27, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Nothing more than another red line drawn by Schumer and Obama.

Tater Salad on May 27, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Any republican who voters for amnesty needs to be voted out in November. If they are going to vote like democrats, what is the difference?

fight like a girl on May 27, 2014 at 12:07 PM

HiJack,

Word (though it should be “show you people” a la Bugbillets).

Christien on May 27, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Schumer, you have 10 weeks to resign or someone will do it for you. How does that sound? Not like any politician that most Americans would vote for. In elementary school, you’d be suspended for bullying. In the Senate, among bullying Hall of Famers like Dracula Reid, not so much.

johncorn on May 27, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Of course they “love America”, it’s a ticket to a much higher standard of living for them and their families. That’s why most Mexicans love America; few do because they’re in awe with her institutions and way of living, a la Tocqueville.

By your logic, about 90% of the world population “loves America”. Which is absolutely fine, I don’t have anything against economic immigration, but it can’t be limitless and there’s no reason to award American citizenship to those who put their economic convenience over the rule of law.

joana on May 27, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Are unenforced laws really laws?

Is marijuana still illegal in CO?

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 12:07 PM

You’ve got a six-week window this summer to pass amnesty or Obama will act on his own

1. Make him do it himself. Keep as many gop fingerprints off it as possible.

2. Someone..someone directly ask Great Leader the question. “Is this your position or not.? Do you plan on acting above your legal authority to get what you find advantageous, against the will of the people of this country?”

Nigel Farage would have no problem being that honest.

Mimzey on May 27, 2014 at 12:08 PM

You people pretend that there aren’t millions of these people in the US ALREADY.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Illegally though. If someone came and squatted in your house, does that give them ownership rights/

Tater Salad on May 27, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Any republican who voters for amnesty needs to be voted out in November. If they are going to vote like democrats, what is the difference?

fight like a girl on May 27, 2014 at 12:07 PM

There is never a difference for crazies like you. You still want to vote Republicans out even when they don’t vote for Democrats.

Why would they care about crazies like you who are always against them no matter what?

joana on May 27, 2014 at 12:08 PM

You people pretend that there aren’t millions of these people in the US ALREADY.

Bigbullets on May 27, 2014 at 12:05 PM

And, if amnesty passes, the 11 – 20 million illegals in the country will be able to sponsor another 30 – 50 million of their equally uneducated, unskilled relatives via family reunification.

bw222 on May 27, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Attrition is a winning political strategy:

http://www.jmisys.com/immigrationmarches/zogby5.html

But why should the stupid GOP look at real polls and listen to their unemployed constituents instead of listening to their fat cat donors cough Casino Adelson cough and the Chamber of Commerce?

Would love to see this humane, economical, effective, and just strategy enacted in all 57 states, not just Georgia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxe1WO27B_I

fred5678 on May 27, 2014 at 12:09 PM

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