Website of Top House Republican Drops Opposition to Amnesty

Fred Bauer, National Review, January 10, 2014


In January 2012, the “Immigration Reform” page on the official House website of Representative Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said: “In no event should we grant amnesty to those who have broken our laws and entered the country illegally. Doing so would simply invite more illegal immigration in the future.”

Throughout 2012 and much of 2013, the Virginia Republican’s House “Immigration Reform” page denounced “amnesty.” As late as April 2013, it said “we must not grant amnesty to individuals who have broken our laws.”

Now, though, this prohibition has been scrubbed from his “Immigration Reform” page. Instead, this page now talks about how “we can all agree that our nation’s immigration system is broken” and the need to be thoughtful in remaking U.S. immigration policies. Earlier versions of this page had an almost single-minded focus on the need to enforce immigration laws. {snip}

According to Politico, Chairman Goodlatte said in a Telemundo interview that is set to air on Sunday that he is very open to legalizing current illegal immigrants:

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.

When reached for comment about the removal of the “amnesty” language, a Goodlatte spokesman issued the following statement: “Congressman Goodlatte’s website is updated periodically and unfortunately during an update early last year, his position on amnesty was inadvertently deleted. However, he is opposed to amnesty and always has been. He does not support a special pathway to citizenship that rewards those who have broken our immigration laws.”

Some Republicans seem to believe that legalization without citizenship would not be the equivalent of “amnesty” (and some Democrats, like Chicago congressman Luis Gutierrez, believe that any legalization would eventually lead to citizenship in any case). {snip}


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  • DonReynolds

    The only thing broken about the immigration process is the absolute REFUSAL of the Executive Branch to enforce it.
    If the House Republicans have embraced amnesty, they can take their hand out of my pocket and figure out how to get hispanics to replace my vote…..which I will withhold from them, even if it means voting Democrat or not voting at all.
    When will the Rockefeller Republicans going to learn? They cannot win a single election without the base of the party. If they do not like what the base (still) stands for, let them defect to the Democrat party. Problem solved. (And take Karl Rove and his golf buddies with you.)

    • LACounty

      Yeah, looks like 2016 will be the first time I won’t vote. NumbersUSA

      • kenfrombayside

        Gary Johnson got over a million votes for the presidency in ’12. If that isn’t a protest, then I don’t know what is.

        • jackryanvb

          Gary Johnson is an open borders immigration Libertarian Loon.

          He won less than 1% of the popular vote.

          How is that an effective use of our time money?

          It’s about as effective as spending all your time playing dungeons and dragons.

          • I am of the belief that protest votes are better done through not voting. You have a better chance of getting your particular message sent to and understood by the political class. But protesting open borders Obama and open borders Romney by voting for open borders Gary Johnson is counterproductive.

      • Max Krakah

        I’m not voting either

    • John Smith

      Whatever handful of non-white votes gained will always be dwarfed by the increasingly millions of whites (myself included) who stopped voting for republicans.

      Republicans will never again win a national election. Texas and Florida have tipped blue just like California and New York. Bye bye country.

      WLP was right about bio-politics.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      The prezzy invites illegals to the “White” House and pat’s them on the back.

    • John K

      They don’t care what we think. Shortly after Bush called us lazy and said we needed the invaders here for work, the RNC sent me a survey to rate their performance. I took a red marker and scribbled a large F on it, and mailed it back. They are just now starting to send me junk mail again, which abruptly stopped when I mailed back the survey.

      I don’t see the point in voting anymore. Elect a Republican, and you get a Democrat anyway. On the current path, this country is doomed. There’s really only one way to take this country back from the communists, and it doesn’t involve voting. The answer to 1984 is 1776.

  • Jesse James

    Reason #1: Enforcement, always promised never delivered by either party.

    Reason #2: See Reason #1, we haven’t forgotten and we will never trust the government or politicians on this issue.

    Reason #3: Amnesty will be a stake through the heart of the Republican Party. I guess most of these machine Republicans figure they will personally be taken care of with hefty bribes and high paying jobs for betraying their country and their race.

    • RisingReich

      Some day, they might get paid back with something much more final.

      • Jesse James

        One tree, one rope, one traitor.

        • dd121

          I say repurpose the rope for the next traitor.

          • John K

            Well, they do constantly tell us to recycle.

        • itdoesnotmatter

          Some assembly required.

  • Luca

    “we can all agree that our nation’s immigration system is broken”

    No, we can’t all agree on that. Our immigration situation was supposed to have been fixed in 1986 via the Simpson-Mazzoli Act.

    It is the enforcement that has been broken since the mid 1990’s.

    It is sickening to see people succumb to mindless slogans which avoid the truth to achieve a leftist agenda.

    • Lewis33

      “we can all agree that our nation’s immigration system is broken”

      Odd that this is the exact same phrasing that was used in commercials on talk radio during the last big push to make people buy this lemon. I bet they played that commercial 10-15 during Rush alone, every day.

    • Jesse James

      It is also sickening to hear them constantly claim the problem is just too hard to solve when they know the E-verify works. It is tried, tested and efficient. Which is why they don’t want to use it.

      • bilderbuster

        E-verify is very bad news.
        Don’t worry because the traitors will give us amnesty, E-verify & the border will stay open.
        E-verify will be used against Americans exactly the way the unPatriot Act & the NSA are being used against us instead or terrorists.

        • Jesse James

          ahhh the ultimate black list then?

        • I don’t worry about any of that.

          But what I do worry about is that any big amnesty bill will make E-Verify moot.

          BTW, let me take this opportunity to warn everyone of another scam the open borders lobby within the RINO-GOP will try to pull on us. They’ll say that whatever legislation they’re pushing “will strengthen E-Verify,” “will require E-Verify,” or something like that. And maybe it actually will. But the same bill will give work visas to all the illegal aliens that E-Verify was designed to catch, meaning they’ll pass E-Verify. If Mr. “Lotsa Lotsa Lotsa Work Visas” Rand Paul gets his way, practically the whole world will get a work visa.

  • D.B. Cooper

    This tool even looks like a democrat. I’ll bet that if I were a Grimm, I would see Goodlatte morph into something weirder than he already is.

    • MekongDelta69

      A couple of chickens just clucked to me that they’re very offended you ‘dissed’ them by mentioning them in the same sentence as this loser.

      Hey – I’m just passing the message along…

    • Puggg

      Just to prove that the Morons from Moronica aren’t all in one party, I heard today that Obama is going to use “immigration reform” as a central plank in his campaign against income inequality.

      Start laughing – I think I will too.

      • Max Krakah

        That MUST be from the Three Stooges.

        • It’s from the famous Stooges short entitled “You Nazty Spy,” which was the first real Hollywood product to lampoon GNSWP-run Germany. It also essentially repeated the hobby horse theory of Official America of the time, a theory that still gets a lot of play to this day, that Hitler was nothing more than a pawn of German big wigs to head off the Communists in Germany, a pawn that later turned on the people who elevated him to power.

          A theory which I think is very problematic and suffers accuracy issues.

  • sbuffalonative

    Are these people being blackmailed or something? Why do their positions change overnight? If not blackmailed, maybe they’re brainwashed.

    • Luca

      The word you are looking for is “bribed”, they are being bribed.

      • Hunter Morrow

        No, we are being Tribed.

    • RisingReich

      I often have the same thought. I personally believe the Repugnant Party to be a hive of homos, pedophiles, and other various deviants. Along the same line of thought, I also believe they might be what many title ‘controlled opposition’.

      Possibly a combination of both. A den of evil that needs to be routed out, to be sure.

      • bilderbuster

        These extortionists are way beyond bribery, blackmail, IRS wealth confiscation with prison time.
        They are the founders of mass murdering communism so don’t believe for a second that death threats to themselves & their families aren’t involved.
        They can go along the easy way or else.

  • Pro_Whitey

    Can Goodlatte do us a favor and tell us how much he has been paid to betray us? He has to realize that he’s ending his own political career with amnesty. Get paid in advance, Bob!

  • Truthseeker

    The number of politicians we can trust to oppose immigration is close to zero.

    • bilderbuster

      There will be a few who “oppose” it once there are enough votes to pass it.
      Just for show.

  • LACounty

    If they’re going to pick and choose which laws are to be enforced, so should we. Hide your money and stock up on ammo.

    • jackryanvb

      I suggest purchasing ammo that we can effectively use:

      Stink bombs
      Water balloons filled with vile liquids
      Noise makers

      Our side wastes too much time on gun fantasies.

      • LACounty

        My guns and ammo will prevent them from confiscating my “stink bombs, water balloons, and noise makers”.

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    The Republicans are the big business party and cheap labor is what big business wants.

    • bilderbuster

      Yeah & the Democraps are anti-White.
      The result is the same.

  • 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.

    That’s contradictory mish mash. Think it through.

    “Enforcement” could be “up and running” any time the President wants. Except this President doesn’t want to do immigration enforcement (except on white people), and no President since Eisenhower has taken immigration enforcement seriously.

  • Spartacus

    They’re both the same. They do the exact same things when they’re in power. End of story.

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    This is cause for applause, a standing ovation.

    However, his case seems to be very familiar. I wonder if the same public relations firm that the Chamber of Commerce hired to write and feed me my talking points is also supplying him with his talking points.

    Except nobody will ever be able to top:

    Make my immigration reform comprehensive, please!

  • dd121

    That’s okay, they’ve dropped opposition to amnesty; I’ve dropped support for Republicans.

    • Jesse James

      Me too dd, me too. If those bastards want to drive the car off the cliff and trust in their personal golden parachutes they are own their own. They certainly don’t need my help and I don’t have a parachute or a gated community to do my PLF into.

      • LACounty

        Need to elect a true race-realist. Otherwise, I’m out. Not voting for any more spineless White sellouts.

  • And another thing.

    Just because he put back “opposition to amnesty” on his website doesn’t mean jack. It’s just that they’re going to try to con us by giving us something that doesn’t have a path to citizenship and doesn’t have voting rights and that’s the “it’s not amnesty” angle we’re supposed to go hoo hah yippee dippee doo over. When in reality, if the immigration legislation has both a permanent legal forbearance of the theoretical threat of deportation, and work visas (“lots and lots and lots of work visas” — Rand Paul), it’s amnesty.

    • Greg Thomas

      Yeah…he’s opposed to amnesty but fully supports a “pathway to citizenship.” This is how these bastards play.

  • bigone4u

    Attention Illegals: You have 90 days to leave the USA voluntarily or face arrest and imprisonment, followed by deportation. If you return you will face the death penalty. How dare you parasites break our laws and demand we kowtow to YOU?
    OK, my fantasy speech by the POTUS is just that–a fantasy. But one day …

    • JohnEngelman

      Capital punishment is a bit harsh. I would give them a tattoo on the back of one of their hands. That way, wherever they go in their countries they will remind people that we are serious about controlling our borders. If they sneak back they will be identified immediately.

      • RisingReich

        Harsh, and highly effective. No possibility of re-entering the Country.

        • PvtCharlieSlate

          I like the idea of deporting them bearing a visible marker but think that a tattoo isn’t quite enough. That’s some that all too easily could turn into a badge of “honor.” Remove a visible body part instead. A right eye, for instance. If they come back again they go home blind.

      • IstvanIN

        I have said capital punishment many times myself. First time deportation second time capital punishment. When an invading army crosses the border you generally shoot back so giving them one chance seems more than fair.

        • Bossman

          Entering the USA without inspection is defined by law as a misdemeanor. The same as getting a traffic ticket.

          • bilderbuster

            Is that a misdemeanor for citizens or everyone?

          • Bossman

            Why would a U.S. citizen want to sneak back into his own country without passing through Customs?

          • bilderbuster

            Maybe he went to the Cayman Islands with a suitcase full of cash? Maybe they don’t want to pay an “import tax”? I don’t know.
            Why don’t they give Mexicans a good thumping when they catch them sneaking in & then send them home?
            Why is it a misdemeanor?

          • Bossman

            The legislators of the past may have had good reasons for making it a misdemeanor.

          • Greg Thomas

            Perhaps “comprehension reform” is needed regarding the classification of violating our borders as well as sovereignty. BTW,…re-entry after deportation is classified as a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Many of these invaders have entered multiple times after formal removal proceedings have been carried out.
            Some difference the “law” has made….

          • IstvanIN

            That is true but it should be a felony. Sovereignty and all that.

      • Bossman

        Entering a country without inspection is defined by law as a misdemeanor. The same as getting a traffic ticket.

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      Deportation, seizure of assets, and ending remittances to Latin American countries. All basic stuff that would show that we’re beginning to get serious about enforcement.

    • Anna Tree

      I would vote for you!
      I wish just for ONE politician to have just ONE message for a start: stop immigration, okay stop illegal immigration.
      I think he would be elected.

    • Erasmus

      Republican poo-bah Frank Luntz has been bewailing the imminent wreck of our republic upon the rocks of demographics and its growing ungovernability. If Luntz really cared to know why this is happening, he has only to recognize the republicans’ abandonment of the principles and betrayal of the people who helped make this country great to understand why it’s now just a matter of time before the ship of state is dashed upon the shoals.

      • bilderbuster

        He knows why but is a coward.

    • bilderbuster

      Loss of business & hard labor for those who knowingly hire non White illegals.
      Amnesty for White illegals.
      Both of them!

  • JohnEngelman

    Bob Goodlatte probably got several angry phone calls from his campaign contributors in the business community.

  • RisingReich

    The list of traitors grows daily, if not hourly.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      Not to mention the list of those we will have scores to settle with.

    • bilderbuster

      You mean The Book of Traitors!

  • Puggg

    What is this Bob Badlatte saying?

    Pick a violent crime.

    He’s saying in essence that we should start enforcing laws against it — (which we should have been doing all along) — But in order to do that we have to completely pardon everyone who has been convicted of that violent crime up to this point.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Let’s just go into the illegal alien and hispanic neighborhoods and BURN THEM TO THE GROUND. What are they going to do to stop us? Absolutely nothing. We go in around 2 am with about 10 in a crew with a handful of molotov cocktails each. Take less than 5 minutes and drive a Ford Explorer or a Honda Civic and no one will ever catch us.

    If you guys have a better idea, I’m all ears.

    • LACounty

      Don’t forget your bullet-proof underwear.

    • kenfrombayside

      Here is a better idea. 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.

      • LACounty

        Well said. I’ve been using NumbersUSA for a few years now and they’re very productive. Faxes at the click of a button.

  • LACounty

    Replace Congress and Senate with Amren members. Problem solved. Illegals and supporters will bitch and rant and it will be fun watching. Watching the MSM showing them self deporting after enforcement of existing laws forces them to. Enforcement of ‘existing’ laws: 1) Heavily fine employers that hire illegals and/or shut down their place of business. 2) Secure the border. (Self deportation begins) 3) Deport! (Operation Wetback II)

  • DLRisVH

    Are these filthy traitors thinking at all about the future and what kind of country their kids and grandkids will be living in??

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    You are going to need your guns more than ever now. Tens of millions of dangerous, extremely low IQd immigrants are coming — and they don’t like you.

    They will also be treated better than you because they will be protected members of the Democratic voting coalition.

    As for Goodlatte and others GOPe’s? He has been bought and paid for and is only doing his masters’ bidding.

    What do you, as a White taxpaying American get out of it? Your reward for trying to be responsible is to support the irresponsible.

    BOHICA indeed.

  • Evette Coutier

    There is no republican party, and there has not been one in years. We not have democrats and ultra-liberal democrats. Their official name is not important.

  • MarcB1969

    Just another sell-out, bought and paid for by the US Chamber of Commerce.

  • bilderbuster

    During reconstruction the Southern Whites couldn’t vote.
    Now we have no one we can vote for to represent us.
    The US is a one party nation & George Wallace was right when he said there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference in either party.

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      That is why I think very violent civil wars are coming to white nations. These wars may kill more of us than W-I and WW-II combined, plus those who cannot be named genocides against the Slavs.

  • ssviking

    There’s not a lick of difference between the republican and democrats they both have the same masters. vote the same way on almost every bill, and laugh hysterically with each other as they play golf that the american people are stupid enough to fall for it. the dems take care of the social engineering brainwashing, while the repubs get us into endless wars and grease the pockets of big business. all the while the real string pullers sit in the shadows and count their shekels the time to change the system through voting is long past due.

  • Max Krakah

    The day is coming when white people will have to stand up, and they will, and those who betrayed us will not be sorted out as individuals. Whole groups will pay the price.

  • John K

    It’s odd that we have all this technology and supposedly know how many are here, yet can never find them. In the 1950s, under Eisenhower’s “Operation Wetback”, they were found and deported in mass numbers. This is why libtards are against racial profiling; it works.

  • scutum

    All talk of enforcement is just a bait and switch tactic. There will be amnesty but NO
    enforcement and the Republicans will once again sell us out to corporate cheap labor lobby and the Marxists in Washington. If the Republicans do this I will never again vote for or support a Republican candidate, and I think a lot of other people in this country feel the same. The stupid party still doesn’t understand that passage of amnesty will forever alienate their base.