Republicans Plan to Offer Their Own Solutions on Immigration

Erica Werner, ABC News, January 16, 2015

Republican lawmakers determined to counter President Barack Obama on immigration want to advance solutions of their own, starting with a border security bill and perhaps moving on to tackle other aspects of the broken system.


But as House and Senate Republicans met for a joint retreat in this capital of chocolate and sweets, lawmakers said that with the Senate now under GOP control, they have a new opportunity to take aim at immigration with their own, step-by-step approach. Many viewed the Senate’s bill as amnesty because it included a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally, and they want to take a much different tack.

“It is happening now because members want it to happen, the American people want it to happen,” Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Pa., a conservative on the issue, said Friday as the retreat wrapped up and lawmakers headed out of the homey Hershey Lodge to board buses and vans back to Washington.

“We should do a border bill first, secure our borders,” Barletta said. “It’s a big job, and it’s going to be a tough bill.”


The discussions came as lawmakers struggled for a path forward on a related issue: How to stop Obama’s executive actions on immigration that have offered work permits and protection from deportations to millions.

Republicans oppose Obama’s moves as an unconstitutional overreach, and the House offered one response earlier this week. House Republicans attached language to a must-pass, $39.7 billion spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would undo Obama’s actions, in the process exposing hundreds of thousands of younger immigrants to deportation. Obama has threatened to veto the bill.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged Thursday that the Senate would vote on the House bill, but he was not predicting it would pass.

“We’re going to try to pass it. That’ll be our first choice,” McConnell told reporters. “If we’re unable to do that, we’ll let you know what comes next.”


Lawmakers and aides said that whether they’re able to move forward on broader immigration legislation–and how–will depend on how the fight over Obama’s executive actions is resolved.

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  • MekongDelta69

    What’s their plan? To once again, allow only White Europeans to immigrate here?!

    No wait… Never mind… I was hallucinating for a moment…

    • Reynardine

      Duuuuude, can I have what you’re having maaaaaaan?

    • Sha of Communism

      I don’t think immigration is a legislative problem. Australia used to have White Australia policy. How did that save them?

      Immigration is an education problem. The problem is that the majority of White people do not understand that these “immigrants” are invaders to invade White people’s land because they hate the Whites.

      • LHathaway

        I agree with what you are saying. . but the idea that they want to move to white nations, because they hate whites seems, counterintuitive. You could be right, though. They may be just that bold.

        • Sha of Communism

          My whole family are immigrants from a Third World country. From what I can tell, the ones that admire Western civilization consist perhaps 2% of all immigrants, and they are usually here because they’ve got into troubles in their home countries for what they believe.

          Think about it. It is the most rational for a Third World resident to introduce Western values to his home country and make it a Westernized industrial state (like modern Japan under Fukuzawa Yukichi’s philosophy), instead of forsaking his community and selfishly moving to the West.

          The 98% majority of immigrants are just coming here to take advantage for the system. Some are here for the welfare, some for the high salary (then send back as remittance), some for the public schools.

          This majority is not here to assimilate, and their non-assimilation makes local people hostile to them (for, for example, beating kids or eating dogs), and they soon develop a similar hostility in return.

          Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a very good example of that mentality. The rest of 98% of the immigrants, while not as violent and not nearly as extremist, still hate Whites and are self-righteously driven to take the Whites’ land.

          • newscomments70

            Just out of curiosity, what country are you from?

          • LHathaway

            The USA is the only place where, if you’re a professional, you make way more money than you could in most every other country. If you’re on welfare, your income is higher than it would be in almost every other country if you were on welfare there. But if you work, you make the same amount of money as you would if you held a working class job in most every other country.

          • Spaniard in LA

            What country are your relatives from?

        • Sha of Communism

          Japan is a fine (a perhaps only) example of a fabled people of colour that likes the West.

          See what they are doing? They build a modern, industrial society with Western values and (almost) Western democracy on their homeland. They CONTRIBUTE to the Western World with their science, arts, cars, contact lenses, PlayStation 4s, and whatever. They don’t invade your land and take, take, and take, instead, they welcome Western immigrants to settle on THEIR homeland with a friendly society that shares Western values.

          And they risk themselves to allow the U.S. to station an air force and navy there, so badass states like China and North Korea’s sphere of influence can be contaminated within Asia.

          Of course Japan’s path has been a bumpy one. There are some Japanese groups that truly hate a Westernized Japan, and they are constantly at odds with the rest. That’s why sometimes Japan goes mad (when this type of people take charge) and we got WWII and the likes.

    • newscomments70

      There’s no need. A republican congressman stated that Nigerians can have conservative, traditional American values. Race doesn’t matter.

  • Whitetrashgang

    More dog and pony show,soon we will run out of dogs and ponies I hope.

    • Speedy Steve

      They don’t call the GOP The Stupid Party for nothing.

      • Realist

        Money talks.

  • Easyrhino

    Before a patient can be saved his vital signs must first be stabilized and to cure the ILLEGAL immigration problem the vital sign that needs immediate attention is the wide open barely guarded southern US border that neither of the treasonous parties ever addresses.

    Everything else is lip service.

  • Dave4088

    The so called “border bill”, even if it passes, will just amount to a new set of laws that won’t be enforced by Obongo. For as the lord thy God, he is the final arbiter of all laws.

    The fact that the bill may not pass a Republican controlled Senate should tell everyone that the grand ole stupid party (GOSP) is no longer a friend to the normal white person who doesn’t want to see this country inundated with non-whites.

  • I was optimistic at first, but now I think that the only reason Boehner did this is because he had a wink and a nod from McConnell that he’d never let it see the light of day in the Senate.

    • propagandaoftruth

      They sound serious – in a laid back sort of way.

    • Dave4088

      Boehner’s histrionics are just street theater for the hoi polloi and tea partiers. My guess is that even if super dork McConnell brings it to the floor, it will be planned so that just enough Senate RINOs vote with the Democrats to prevent passage. Even if it passes Obongo will veto it.

      Then the Republicans will come to us with their hat in hand and explain that the political climate doesn’t support anti-amnesty legislation and that we must all support amnesty in some form lest we be considered racist reprobates and risk losing the spanic vote in 2016 as if they ever had it anyway.

    • SentryattheGate

      We have to, in mass numbers, contact “our” senators, demanding that they pass the bill to defund Obama’s DACA (deferred action on illegals). After all, they want to be re-elected to their cushy jobs with all the retirement pension and healthcare perks! Make them understand that we think this issue of invasion is our primary concern, and that we will punish at the voting booth, those (traitors) that fail to defend us against it!

  • Luca

    When a ship is sinking, the first think you do are plug the leaks. You can talk about what to do with the water once the ship is secured.

    Security is job #1. GW Bush should have started on that project the day after the Twin Towers fell. he would have had the full support of the country and both parties in those days. There are already reports of ISIS having infiltrated trough our southern border.

    • Bossman

      Why would any ISIS supporter or member risk life and limb to cross the southern border illegally to enter the USA when they can recruit online or come in as students or even as investors?

      • Luca

        Here I go again. Explaining the obvious.

        Read this very slowly: Because recruitment efforts through social media, electronics and telephones is very highly monitored.

        • stedman holder

          The mestizo mind, like that of the negro is incapable of intelligent thought above that of a moron.

  • guest

    There’s really only one solution to the immigration problem – put a stop to it. No more of this setting restrictions and limitations (or so they say would). The only real solution is simple – no more of these immigrants.

    • And deport all of those who are here illegal and LEGALLY! Yes, LEGALLY! We want them ALL gone so they can no longer divide our nation, no longer breed like rabbits, and no longer burden our welfare system.

    • WR_the_realist

      Well, at least no more non-white ones.

    • Speedy Steve

      And no more sending troops to Turd World Civil Wars, either. Every time we invade some crud-crusted corner of the globe we get smelly, ignorant refugees. Think Central Americans, Kurds, Afghanis, Somalis, Haitians, Hmong, Vietnamese, Koreans, and Filipinos, with vast quantities of Nigerians, Rwandans, Malis, and Sudanese looming on the horizon to drag the USA to their low level.

  • Even with a republican controlled house and senate, the ‘stupid party’ (as the late Sam Francis rightly described them) still can’t get its act together. Obama is ‘untouchable,’ but only because the republicans lack the collective will to do anything serious about the problem, and because they too want the nation invaded by hordes of amerindian peasants for cheap labor.

    The GOP has betrayed the founding stock of this nation, and it’s about time white recognize this and look elsewhere to give their support.

    • WR_the_realist

      One problem is that the Senate needs a 60 vote super majority to pass that bill without the Democrats blocking it with a filibuster. So at least a few Democrats have to vote for the bill. We’ll be exporting ice from hell before that happens.

    • JohnEngelman

      The Republican Party is doing what it was formed to do in 1854. It is advancing the economic interests of the business community.

  • May that day come . . . soon!

  • HJ11

    The GOP will try to convince Latinos that they should be aracial like the weak-seed White GOP suits and not care at all about their own people and instead care about philosophical positions.

    I suspect that most Latinos will understand that blood is thicker than philosphical positions.

    • Spaniard in LA

      I happen to know several Latinos who are between 3 and 7th generation Mexican American. I noticed that they could careless about illegals.

  • dd121

    I predict the repubs will sell us out in 4…3…2…

    • willbest

      I can’t believe I am praying that the bill doesn’t go far enough, and Obama veto’s it either a) on principle; or b) because he wants to continue to use it to polarize the electorate.

    • benvad

      That long?

    • Earl Turner

      You think they haven’t already?

  • willbest

    “starting with a border security bill and perhaps moving on to tackle other aspects of the broken system.”

    The only thing broken with the system is that we don’t spend enough on enforcement. ICE’s budget is $7 billion a year. To put that into perspective we spend 8.5 billion annually feeling up ordinary Americans in airports for no good reason. If we would take that money and spend it getting illegals out of the US Americans would be much safer.

  • WR_the_realist

    The Senate is the worst part of congress. The Democratic senators are 100% in favor of illegal immigration, and so are John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and other RINOs.

    • benvad

      Never trust a man name Lindsey.

      • Speedy Steve

        Prof Clyde Wilson always refers to him as ‘the epicene Lindsey Graham.’

    • Easy answer: Because Senate campaigns are statewide affairs, and involve all media markets in a given state, they are way more expensive than Congressional campaigns. Which means the donor class.

  • LHathaway

    They’re too busy importing them from all over the world to do the women you don’t want to do yourself, apparently. That’s they only reason they are here and receiving affirmative action as part of ‘diversity’ even if they were born overseas and raised by servants: so affirmative action females will have someone to marry who holds ‘similar’ interests to them.

  • Spaniard in LA

    What’s going on with the remaining White population in South Africa? Why don’t we bring them over?

    • benvad

      Because they’re white and it would bother our Amish masters.

    • Spikeygrrl

      Because they don’t want to leave! Many [White] Afrikaaner families have lived there for generations; if not for the Afrikaaners, the negroes would still be living in mud huts and scratching in the dirt with sharp sticks.

      • newscomments70

        i’ve read that 75% want to leave.

      • meanqueen

        Many are reluctant to leave because it means leaving all their wealth behind. The SA gov won’t let them take money out of the country. Very sad. They will lose their lives if they stay.

    • Sick of it

      The Federal government would stand in the way, as various European governments have done. I’m referring to the ones who want to leave.

    • meanqueen

      Also, what about all the disgruntled Europeans, Scandinavians, and Brits? I have heard that it is virtually impossible to gain US citizenship if you are white from a developed country. Of course, these folks, even if we could get them here, would likely be very liberal by our standards. Not sure if that is the solution, then.

    • Hy Alldredge

      Some try but Western countries refuse to grant them refugee status because that would mean acknowleding that whites are in danger from black Africans. There was a big to-do about this in Canada, although I believe a Canadian court ended up siding with the SA family. Not sure why they don’t come to the U.S. though. Apparently all you have to do is show up on American soil and say “I have a credible fear of violence.”

  • Robbie Cheney

    Nothing more than the usual ‘amish’ kabuki theatre. These are the same ‘people’ who voted for NDAA, handing money to Israel, wars for Israel and the ‘amish’ elite, treat Obama like he’s a legitimate POTUS, etc. Lizardman George Soros (Schwartz) is wagging his scaly tail. Awaiting the ‘1989 Romanian Revolution’ moment here in America.

  • Speedy Steve

    House and Senate Republicans met for a joint retreat in this capital of chocolate and sweets …

    Now that’s dangerously close to being racist, sexist, and quite possibly homophobic.

  • Speedy Steve

    chipper shredder — feet first. Start by emptying out the federal prisons. Enough with this rights nonsense.

  • Realist

    “What don’t our self-serving political hacks understand? ”
    They understand quite well. If you want to get elected and reelected, do as those with money tell you. Enough stupid American will vote for you.

  • newscomments70

    There solutions will just be another form of amnesty. Republicans want a slower backdoor amnesty to reduce the shock and anger of their constituents. Democrats want outright white genocide; they don’t bother trying to hide their hatred of whites.

  • meanqueen

    We are never going to get them out of our country.

    Why do we need to spend time making new laws? Don’t we have laws about protecting our borders from invasion of foreigners? It’s as if the wheel has to keep being reinvented. It’s as if it never before crossed anyone’s mind that we could be invaded.