Bob Goodlatte Pushes Immigration Solution

Seung Min Kim, Politico, January 9, 2014

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) says he sees “no reason” why current undocumented immigrants shouldn’t gain legal status as long as Congress enacts tougher border-security and enforcement measures.

In a Telemundo interview set to air Sunday, Goodlatte addressed the set of immigration principles that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said earlier Thursday is expected to be released in the “coming weeks.”

While not delving into specifics of the document, Goodlatte said the principles are meant to show the broader House Republican Conference how all the pieces of immigration reform would fit together and ultimately “galvanize” support among lawmakers.


Goodlatte outlined three pillars of an overhaul–ensuring border enforcement, fixing the legal immigration system and determining a legal status for immigrants already in the country illegally. He stressed that interior enforcement was a major point of focus for Republicans, noting that as much of 40 percent of undocumented immigrants did not cross a border illegally, but overstayed a visa.

“If we can have a way to get [enforcement] up and operating, I see no reason why we can’t also have an agreement that shows how people who are not lawfully here can be able to be lawfully here–able to live here, work here, travel to and from their home country, be able to own a business, pay their taxes,” Goodlatte, a veteran lawmaker who was an immigration lawyer before coming to Congress, said on the Telemundo show “Enfoque,” according to a transcript of the interview.

The principles effort is spearheaded by House GOP leadership, but key Republican lawmakers such as Goodlatte and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida have been consulted during the drafting stage. It’s not expected to be a long document; Boehner told reporters Thursday that the “standards and principles” would “guide us in a common-sense, step-by-step approach to dealing with immigration.”


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  • Why is legislation necessary for border enforcement? Almost all the legislation needed to do that has already been passed. It’s just that we don’t have a President that actually believes in immigration law enforcement, and we have not since Dwight Eisenhower. About the only legislation that we need in that regard is legislation reading the 14th Amendment not to include automatic birthright citizenship.

    • The Captain

      >It’s just that we don’t have a President that actually believes in
      immigration law enforcement, and we have not since Dwight Eisenhower.

      This is a lie. The Obama administration is fully committed to routing out illegal immigrants of every sort, whether they be tow haired German homeschoolers illegally staying past their visas, pasty Canadian accountants illegally doing tax work in North Dakota, or even freckle faced British youth who try to take American dishwashing jobs while on student visas that should go to brave economic migrants like Jorge and Mkembe. The Obama administration has a zero tolerance policy against these kinds of parasites exploiting the American economy and spares no expense in chasing them down and throwing them out of this country.

      • Or middle aged white Canadian women entering the country for only as long as they need to be in the country to board a ship that’s going on a Caribbean cruise, because they had “mental issues” 20 years ago.

      • Bossman

        Not true at all. A visa over-stayer generally will not be deported unless he commits a crime which requires jail time. If there are indeed 10 million “illegal aliens” in the USA, they are here because most have not been caught committing serious crimes.

        • Max

          True, they don’t catch those whom they are ordered not to look for like in Az. national parks or anywhere in Ca.

    • Sick of it

      The 14th is very clear, we just have criminals running the entire show, including the Supreme Court.

  • Puggg

    Amnesty with enforcement is like letting the cows out of the barn then locking the barn door.

    • Jesse James

      You know they have absolutely no intention of ever providing any enforcement. I think it is safe to say that the social contract that forms the basis of legitimate government in the US is irrevocably breached. All that is left now is naked force. This government and the powers that be in the US have absolutely failed to maintain rule of law or honor the desires and best interests of the vast majority of Americans. America’s historic majority has been against this demographic chaos from the start. We no longer have any moral obligation to obey these traitors.

      • mikebowen55

        You hit the nail on the head. I feel exactly the same way.

      • So CAL Snowman

        I agree 100%. I keep reading all of these comments on the internet from White people decrying the loss of our rights. Well newsflash my fellow Whites, there are no such thing as rights. Those are just made up fantasies designed to frame the social contract. As you noted, “all that is left now is naked force.” Robert Heinlein understood the concept of force as the almighty decider of just who has rights and who does not.

        “Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor.”
        – Robert Heinlein

        • Bossman

          And the winners make the rules to suit themselves. But then again, there’s this thing called morality, humans are supposed to be more than just apes.

          • Sick of it

            But, when one comes across people who think and behave more like apes than men, how does one expect to reason with them? I’m actually referring to the people in power right now, not any particular ethnic group.

            You could reason with an Aristotle. You could reason with a Socrates. You cannot reason with the creatures governing us today.

        • My rights are those things for which I will kill or die in order to continue doing.

          How many rights do you have?

      • Erasmus

        Even Thomas Aquinas wrote that once a government fails to uphold its obligations, then the citizens or subjects no longer had a moral duty to give allegiance to the government and that replacing it was morally acceptable.
        We have reached that point. What we have now in Washington is no longer our legitimate government, mostly now only a criminal cabal.

        • Jesse James


        • Alexandra1973

          I believe that this was also stated in the Declaration of Independence.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Boehner (left) and Goodlatte (right).
    Remember those names when it’s time to vote. You might have to vote for a democrat, but we need to get his type of republican out of office years ago!

    • Oil Can Harry

      “Boehner” is a misspelling of his name; you have to remove the letters “eh” from the middle.

    • Extropico

      I really enjoy my lattes. Such an ignominy to see that juxtaposition.

    • William_JD


    • Bunky

      Don’t ever vote for a democrat.
      You’ll get more than you can envision in terms of squandering the country your forefathers left you.

  • MekongDelta69

    Bob Goodlatte…

    As opposed to what?

    Bob Badlatte?

    P.S. Never mind. D.B. beat me to it…

  • NeanderthalDNA

    “He stressed that interior enforcement was a major point of focus for Republicans, noting that as much of 40 percent of undocumented immigrants did not cross a border illegally, but overstayed a visa.”

    And the prezzy refuses to enforce the laws of the land.

  • dd121

    “as long as there’s better border-security, enforcement” blah blah blah. That’s worked so well since Reagan days.

    • mikebowen55

      Yeah. Traitor Ronnie was oh so conservative.

      • dd121

        I don’t think he was traitor, his sin was to take Democrats at their word.

        • Peter Connor

          And that was stupid, but he was surrounded by RINOs.

        • Thor Bonham

          Agreed ,but he broke his own golden rule, which was “trust but verify”.
          Course , it would be hard to verify a promise , he should have just known what the democrats would do, which was nothing ..

      • Alexandra1973

        When he was governor of California, he was known as “Red Ronnie.”

        Wonder why.

        • dd121

          Reagan may have had his critics but I’d take him over any Democrat you can name.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Amnesty or not it doesn’t matter. We have already reached the point of no return. Even if the illegals do not get amnesty we will still have to deal with 50 million+ “legal” hispanics and that is the real fight. These illegal alien invaders are going nowhere fast. Worrying about amnesty for illegals pales in comparison to worrying about the “legal” non Whites that have flooded our shores. It’s not like the Feds are stemming the flow of “legal” third world invaders.

    • Bossman

      It is not so easy for a Third World non-white to enter the USA legally. The average Filipino has to wait twenty years in his own country before he can be approved. On the other hand, if his sister marries an old decrepit American citizen, then she can get in after a six month wait.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        He’s not talking about immigrants that have to travel across oceans to reach the US, he’s talking about the millions of Latin American mestizos and indios who just walked or took a bus to the American border. For these third world invaders, it’s very, very easy to get into the US.

  • Spartacus

    I have a solution too. Mine is final .

  • Erasmus

    I used to joke that clowns like Goodlatte should be kicked to death for offering such ridiculous suggestions. Now, I’m no longer kidding.

  • John K

    President Reagan already tried this. It failed. The understanding was that the borders would be sealed; in exchange, the Democrat libtards would get their amnesty, then a much lower number of invaders. The Democrats got what they wanted and then kicked open the doors for the enemy at the gates.

    Since then, the problem has worsened because Democrats run the show, and this encourages the invaders to trample across our country unopposed. Do not expect any opposition from Republicans, the Bush Empire turned them into globalists. They are the same as Democrats; a different side to the same coin.

    The illegals will keep coming because they don’t fear us.

    • MBlanc46

      I imagine that Ronald Reagan got just what he expected and just what he wanted.

  • What can you do? You can’t beat these guys. There is too many stupid ass Republicans that will blindly vote for him. The very ones that bitch about amnesty and the lack of border security. You talk about yellow dog democrats, how about dumbass Republicans? They’d vote for any dumbass as as he is a republican.

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    I have an immigration solution, too.

    Comprehensive immigration reform, to ensure that the best and the brightest that the world has to offer can partake of the American dream.

    • Kenner

      We need to address the shortage of putos-americans.

    • So the “best and the brightest” are overly tatted up neo-Aztecs running around in their boxer shorts?

      Oh well, at least they’re better dressed than the typical iPad-dependent progressive activists in their parents’ basements.

      • Sick of it

        If you’ve been keeping up with the occasional news story, they still cut out hearts ritualistically from time to time. Their ancestors were considered crazy by our Indian tribes and kept south of the border until another tribe came along to welcome them here, much to our detriment.

    • Thor Bonham

      Yes, these are two of Mexico’s finest upstanding citizens, that will get an American job in nano seconds, as soon as they cross the boarder .. PPPfffttt!!!
      Don’t they look so cool ? Would you hire them to even flip a burger or even cut grass ?

      • Marc Zuckurburg

        I’m afraid you’re missing the point kind sir.

        These people aren’t really the point. It’s just that we’ll have to let them in by the millions if we’re to get any sort of comprehensive immigration reform which includes way more or maybe even unlimited H1B visas, and I need those to drive down my labor costs so I can make and keep Facebook profitable, so Facebook stock increases in value, so I can become the world’s first trillionaire.

        What a bunch of schmucks these human beings are. That the world’s first trillionaire is going to be someone who stole the idea of invented a website that allows black females to post never ending streams of butt photos and ebonics jibberish.

        • dd121

          So get you mods to permaban the black butt posters and leave conservatives alone.

          • Marc Zuckurburg

            It should be the other way around.

            Facebook should not be the place for people to engage in education and organization against our most important priority in a very long time, comprehensive immigration reform.

            Make my immigration reform comprehensive, please!

    • This is why I made a coilgun.

  • kenfrombayside

    Keep the pressure on your reps in congress. Giving 11 – 30 million (nobody knows for sure) criminal lawbreakers legalization pure insanity. Plus, they could sponsor their relatives; that would bring the total up to about 50 million aliens in our midst. Of course, these new citizens will vote for the vile democrats and their socialist giveaways. Most of them will be unskilled, uneducated, low IQ etc. Stop this outrageous bill now. Don’t sit on the sidelines.You are not wasting your time. The American people don’t want this bill. You have to do all you can do to stem the third world assault:
    – Contact your 2 US Senators and rep in congress.
    – after biz hours, leave a message on your DC rep’s voicemail. All US Senators have multiple offices so it would be a good idea to hit all of the. Remember, be civil and don’t threaten
    – go to NUMBERSUSA then go to the take action button. You will be able to send faxes to your 2 US Senators and congressional for free. (I also gave a $50 donation).
    – use Business Reply envelopes to state your opposition to America’s insane immigration policies and the proposed amnesty. Don’t give the parties any money.
    – join an immigration group like FAIR. Strength thru numbers!
    – go to the RNC & DNC sites to email them.
    – Use the media: call a talk radio program; write a letter to your local paper. If the media outlet is liberal, then talk about economic impact of massive third world immigration.
    – text everybody in your cell phone queue now.

    • Thor Bonham

      You don’t have to tell US to be “civil” and “don’t threaten”, we White adults

      here .. Did you forget ?

    • redfeathers

      Bayside, NY?

    • MBlanc46

      I agree with your last sentence, but saying it to our “elected representatives” will accomplish nothing.

  • Thor Bonham

    Bob Goodlatte = Loser .

    • Hunter Morrow

      Stand with Israel in the ruins of America!

  • Hunter Morrow

    Do we really have to pretend agitators for non-White America for 100 years are White Republicans?

  • ImTellinYa

    Another coward and traitor puts his tail between his legs and becomes a b___h for the Democrats and their army of third-world savages. This guy is now no better than that scum, that affirmative-action parasite, Obama.

  • Greg Thomas

    “Border security” is just a carrot these traitors dangle before the American people whenever they are trying to ram another amnesty down our collective throats. They acknowledge the border is not secured, but predicate securing the border on giving some 25 million illegal invading Mexicans amnesty. Essentially, they are holding the American people hostage until they can get their amnesty. These people are criminals.

    We are still owed a “secure border” from the last amnesty of 1986.

    • MBlanc46

      And we’ll never get it by asking the politicians for it.

  • Bunky

    Why does this idiot think obama is going to enforce any law they pass?
    Just give me a break, enforcement his aching a$&.

  • TheWhiteMan14

    Someone should post the home address and phone numbers on every U.S. Congressman and Senator that plans to vote for amnesty. This should stop them like back in 2006 or 2007.

    • Alexander (TN)
      Ayotte (NH)
      Chiesa (NJ)
      Collins (ME)
      Corker (TN)
      Flake (AZ)
      Hatch (UT)
      Graham (SC)
      Heller (NV)
      Hoeven (ND)
      Kirk (IL)
      McCain (AZ)
      Murkowski (AK)
      Rubio (FL)

      Those are the Republicans that voted for Gang Bangers of Eight in the Senate. All Democrats voted for it, any Republican not listed above voted against it.

      Note: Jeffrey Chisea (R) of New Jersey was the temporary placeholder before the election of Cory Booker (D). So he is no longer in the Senate.

      There has not yet been a House vote on any immigration measure since the start of 2013.

      • NoMosqueHere

        All of these anti white traitors should be voted out of office.

      • MBlanc46

        You can get rid of those and you’ll get another bunch very like them. It’s should be no surprise that people who support the corporate agenda get elected to the Senate.

        • You’re telling me? After what I went through in 2012, I’m the last person who needs to be told that.

          The point isn’t that we’re going to replace in one fell swoop these 68 traitors with people like us, the 54 Democrats plus these 14 listed Republicans. The point is not to reward evil treason.

          Anyone can get upset over someone voting the wrong way over a garden variety piece of bad legislation. But Gang Bangers of Eight goes way past that and is evil and treasonous to the core.

          So we know what to do: Never cast a vote for any Senate Democrat or any above listed Republican, and at the very least don’t vote against and in most cases vote for the ones that voted against it. With two exceptions: Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell did vote no, but Rand Paul is on record with his real intentions, and McConnell as Minority Leader did absolutely nothing to organize opposition to it.

          • MBlanc46

            I’ve never cast a vote for a Dem Senate candidate. Or a Repub, either. I’ve been voting no since 1968. There are all sorts of arguments on both sides of this question, but I consider the entire system so rigged and corrupt that I choose not to sully my hands with it.

  • mobilebay

    Goodlatte doesn’t see why illegals can’t be legalized. I can’t see why Goodlatte has been elected to represent Americans when it’s clear that he prefers foreign lawbreakers.

  • Typical neocon tripe. Trying to petition these idiots is a waste of time.

  • rentslave

    This is the same guy who took bribes from casino owners to stop internet gambling.

    • LACounty

      Sounds like he’s still taking bribes.

  • ThomasER916

    Bingo! We have a winna!

  • coin operated fed govt.

    The fed govt is and has always been operated for the purposes of the rich and the corporations.

    Want democracy? Get rid of the fed govt.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Wyte peepils sho nuff is gittin dummer and dummer.

  • TXCriollo

    Politicians are smart but people forget that, why do I say this. Goodlatte does not want amnesty he just wants to sound like he cares so he can get re elected. Am I the only one that thinks if they wanted to give illegal amnesty they would have done it by now, this is all a sideshow to piss whites off and tell non whites they care.

  • MBlanc46

    The big money boys are going to get their “immigration reform” eventually. From what Mr. Boehner says, it appears that it will be sooner rather than later. I trust that that will convince many of the uncertain that there is no electoral solution to the brown invasion.

  • Dave4088

    Fixing the legal immigration system? Coming from a Republican that must mean we’ll increase the number to third world legal entrants from one million to 2-3 million annually.

    The Republicans think every third world immigrant is either a business owner or hard working laborer madly in love with American principles. To say Republicans are the stupid party is putting things mildly.

    • WR_the_realist

      I think it may be time to call the Republicans the Mentally Retarded Party.