Nancy Pelosi: Immigration Reform on Hold in House

Ginger Gibson and Seung Min Kim, Politico, December 11, 2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she spoke with Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday and asked when an overhaul to immigration laws could be considered in the House.

“He told me, yes we have to wait until next year,” Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday morning.


The probability of a comprehensive immigration deal being passed becomes smaller as the days on the calendar tick closer to the 2014 election. But Democrats, who see immigration as an election issue if a vote isn’t held, continue to press for a vote in the House.

Key House lawmakers who have been working on releasing immigration bills this year—without success thus far—said their chamber needs to take up a rewrite in 2014, disputing theories that the House can take up reform when Republican primaries have passed or in a subsequent Congress.


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  • One big problem for John “The Crying Game” Boehner in 2014 is that he has burned through so much political capital among his own House Republicans to first end the fake government non-shutdown and then to pass the second worst formal Federal budget in the history of the republic, that even his little salami slicing scam is looking less and less likely.

    • So CAL Snowman

      It’s almost as if Boehner is begging for people like me and you to come to his house, drag him out by his feet and string him up on the nearest street light.

      • newscomments70

        You will get moderated for that, but you bring up a good point. Liberal politicians must be brought to justice. I hope it’s not mob justice like you described, but it will come to that if we reach a breaking point. Liberal judges, politicians and media elites should be tried as accessories to rape, murder, and mutiliation. Their looney integration and immigration policies have brought so much pain to so many innnocent people. Many of the victims are children. They should also be tried for treason. If they step down now, as “amnesty”, I would offer them life in prison with hard labor. If the angry mobs get them, then no one can help them.

        • Anna Tree

          There should be a list of politicians/academics/journalist/stars etc who are destroying our white nations. Once a month or a year, we would give a Shanon Christian shame-award to one of a few of them, the worst anti-whites.

  • Dave4088

    Boehner assured Obama/Pelosi that he would begin introducing amnesty legislation in pieces after the 2014 primaries are over. This way, any sellout Republican who signs on to it will be safe until 2016. These are the kinds of people who some whites foolishly think are on our side.

    Since American whites officially have no political representation, this government is no longer legitimate in my eyes.

    • John K

      None of them are for us. They are a different side to the same coin. They continue to infest the country with third world “refugees”, let illegal aliens trample over our borders, and are selling off the country piece by piece. They even pulled off the biggest heist in American history right in front of our eyes, and this time, the banks and greedy corporations were accomplices; this, of course, was all set up with the congress & senate engineered housing crisis.

      Voting means nothing anymore. They are laughing at you; they argue and point fingers at each other, and then play golf together when you’re not watching. The entire federal government is guilty of treason against the American people.

  • Spartacus


  • Strike_Team

    On hold? Does this mean they’re planning a Christmas surprise?

  • bigone4u

    Secure the border first, Bonehead. Then talk.

    • Anna Tree

      To agree to amnesty in hope that the border will at least be
      enforced is like to let your house burn down because you plan to buy a
      fire alarm.

  • JohnEngelman

    In other words, do not open the borders until after the election when hopefully fewer Americans are noticing.

  • WR_the_realist

    But Democrats, who see immigration as an election issue if a vote isn’t held, continue to press for a vote in the House.

    Here the Democrats are apparently admitting that they know that this horrid immigration bill is unpopular with voters. So they want it to be a done deal before they have to face the voters again. After all, if they thought the American people really want this bill they would be happy to use it as a stick to beat the Republicans with during the next election. Indeed, during elections I almost never hear even Democrats make illegal alien amnesty and increases in H-1b workers an important part of their campaign.

    • Marc Zuckurburg

      The time has come today for comprehensive immigration reform.

      Comprehensive immigration reform will raise wages and salaries, strengthen national security, prevent terrorism, enhance our domestic crime-fighting ability, ensure that we continue to encourage the best and brightest to partake of the American dream, enhance our competitiveness and our ability to innovate, and make America more prosperous.

      Make my immigration reform comprehensive, please!

  • Paleoconn

    Boner has a, well, boner for immigration reform.

  • shmo123

    Maybe they can just pass a bill and Nancy can vote on it without knowing what’s in it–seemed to work before.