House GOP Strips Immigration Language from Defense Bill

Fox News, May 14, 2015

House conservatives on Thursday voted down a nonbinding provision aimed at helping young immigrants without permanent legal status enlist in the military, angering some fellow Republicans and handing Democrats a political issue heading into an election year.

The vote was 221-202 to remove the measure from Congress’ annual defense policy bill. Some 20 Republicans voted “no” but couldn’t overcome conservatives who threatened to oppose the overall bill if they didn’t get their way.

“This Congress should support and represent Americans by voting to stop military service opportunities from being taken from struggling American families in order to give them to illegal aliens,” GOP Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, who led the fight, argued on the House floor ahead of the vote.


“This is a mistake,” said Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a freshman Republican from Florida. “It sends the wrong message to the country. I assure you that the overwhelming majority of Americans are for allowing young people who were raised in this country, who love this country and want to serve it, to have that opportunity.”

Democrats wasted no time in jumping on an issue that could help them mobilize Latino voters heading into a presidential election year. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her top lieutenants held a press conference to denounce Republicans over the issue, and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton also got in on the action. She issued a statement from her political director, Amanda Renteria, saying: “If these courageous young men and women want to serve, they should be honored and celebrated, not discriminated against.”


The measure by Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., would have expressed the House’s view that the Pentagon should study whether military enlistment should be opened to Dreamers. It was added to the defense bill during a marathon committee session last month, with the support of six Republicans. But several Republicans asserted Thursday that it shouldn’t have been included in the first place, suggesting that perhaps it only was because the debate occurred so late at night and people were not fully focusing.


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  • Hilis Hatki

    A drop of sanity in a sea of insanity.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Are the Demon-rats and liberal media so clueless that they think demanding illegal aliens join our military is is a winning campaign issue?

      • In a way, the answer is yes. The calculation on the part of Baraq Obama, the Democrats, their sycophants in the media, RINOs, and various Razatard and other illegal alien friendly interest groups, is that the faster you get these quasi-amnestied illegal aliens integrated into some mainstream element of society, the harder it’s going to be to get rid of them. And as far as Democrats are concerned, or they think, they’re future Democrat voters, though the zomg great Hispanic voter tidal wave lol is a paper tiger, so it will take a lot longer than the blue team thinks in order for them to benefit from that in terms of election results.

        And what is more mainstream in this society than the great military? Because Amurrika.

  • John Smith

    Beaners, no matter what party, will always look out for fellow greasers.

  • MekongDelta69

    Illegal aliens:

    To Democrats = Votes

    To [most, but NOT all] Republicans = Cheap Labor

    What part of the word “illegal” do you traitors NOT understand?

    • George Moriarty

      I thought you guys have had enough trouble with legal aliens in your military as in Fort Hood.

    • George Moriarty

      The answer to your question is quite simple, the word “Illegal” is just never used. The authorities only use the term “undocumented” or in this part of the world “Asylum seeker”.
      In most countries you must be a real citizen to join the military and/or stand for political office. Now, where was your president born? Sorry, just as the buck used to stop at the president’s desk the rot now obviously starts at that same desk and just filters down.

    • sam sneed

      well illegals are just half of the prong, the other – the H-1B visa brings in 265,000 indians with fake degrees each year to decimate the software industry

    • Light from the East

      That does not look good for faithful white Republican supporters. If you want me to predict the outcome of 2016 presidential election. Even if republican wins, it will be Jeb Bush because he identified himself as “Hispanic”.

  • DaveMed

    Saw this in my email from NumbersUSA today.

    Very good news. There will come a day when the GOP capitulates en masse, but until then… I breathe sighs of relief when we receive scraps like this one.

  • dd121

    That’s the first positive action that Republicans have taken in a long time. I’m sure everything is back to normal by now.

    • george00

      The problem is the American people haven’t voted in enough real Republicans. Get ride of the fake RINO Republicans. Retake the Republican party, make it the White People’s Party, the people who control the media will always ignore all third parties attempts into extinction. If there were enough real Republicans in the Senate Obongo would have been impeached and out of office by now.

  • John Ambrose

    Notice how this article from Fox News refers to illegal aliens as “young immigrants without permanent legal status.” Fox is only “conservative” in the sense that it panders to the economic desires of rich country club Republicans and neo-cons itching for more mid-east wars. Btw, Rep. Carlos Curbelo is a white Cuban with a WASPy blonde wife by the surname of Lowell. No cross-eyed, obese, short statured Guatemalan Indio wife for him- but he sure is okay flooding the country with them!!

    • Illegal alien has gone the way of the word Negro.

      • Lexonaut

        Let’s have a contest for what to call them that would be politically correct. How about future military officer?

        • So illegal al…I mean, uhh, sorry, undocumented residents, want to join our military so that they can then become citizens and thus enjoy the benefits of citizenship? Hmmm…what used to be the term for someone who joined your military only for reasons of personal gain, who wasn’t a citizen of your country? The word “mercenary” comes to mind.

          • Lexonaut

            ” The word “mercenary” comes to mind.”

            That’s accurate and therefore cannot be allowed. Also, it sounds harsh. May I suggest instead “compensated peace specialist”.

    • Rob

      That is why I do not trust Cubans even if they are white.

    • TruthBeTold

      No cross-eyed, obese, short statured Guatemalan Indio wife for him!

      And what did Jeb end up with?

  • Dreamers? Yeah, I am one, too. I dream for a time when my country will actually enforce the border and deport those here illegally.

    • TruthBeTold

      MLK had a ‘dream’. How we have illegal ‘dreamers’.

      Liberals live in a ‘dream’ world.

    • Light from the East

      Some republican does not represent the core value of their white supporters. Organizations like AR, if they have a chance, need to train people to learn politics and send them to both parties (For republicans, ensure the core interest of white. For democrats, create division within the party) so that white people’s interest of this and future generation can be truly expressed. I know some republicans in Congress are nothing more than a money kisser so it is easy to use money to bribe them. This situation must be stopped.

  • Eagle1212

    Detain and deport all illegals and you would see less unemployment and financial stress among hard working middle class American citizens.

  • Vito Powers

    So why did John Boenher allow this to come to the House floor for a full vote? Most likely, he thought there were enough fellow treasonous Republicans like him to obtain a majority outcome with Democrat votes.

  • listenupbub

    Cut the crap. The reason Latinos want to be in the military is because they think (probably correctly) it is an easy life. Easy money, lots of partying all over the world, free housing. They will bring girlfriends along and have six kids.

    After talking to many young men who have been in and out of our military, I have lost respect for it. The standards for entry are too low, the standards for conduct are way too low. There is too little discipline. Our troops wreck stuff all over the world- octoberfests, Japanese towns, and much more, earning a terrible reputation, and making me feel like my tax dollars are wasted.

    • SentryattheGate

      Pax Americana like the Pax Romana!

    • TruthBeTold

      Arms training for Reconquista.

  • SentryattheGate


  • TruthBeTold

    Mercenaries. Another symptom of a dying empire.

  • TruthBeTold

    They’re just looking for arms train when the revolution comes.

  • IKUredux

    I literally can not say [email protected]#K YOU to Congress, enough. Wow. One crummy lousy thing they passed that ‘helps” White Americans. Revolution. Redux.

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    “young immigrants without permanent legal status . . .”

    Faux News, indeed.

  • Some people are gloating over Jeb Bush’s lackluster fund raising so far. Why does he need to collect as much as one dime for anyone when FNC is basically his campaign’s communications arm?

    Also don’t get snookered into the propaganda that since 70% of Republican primary voters will absolutely not vote for Jeb Bush, that he’s toast. Bush can win a lot of crucial early primary states with 30% if the 70% that won’t vote for him is divided into 15 different slices. As far as that goes, Bush in 2016 is like McCain in 2008.

  • Who Me?

    We have a president who hates White America. Who is the Commander-In-Chief of the army? The president. If and when it ever comes to imposing martial law, who will be implementing it? The army. Up till now we have always counted on “the troops won’t fire on their own people”. Well not if you have an army filled with illegal, non-American trash.

  • Lexonaut

    It’s just another affirmative action program. What’s the problem? Whites have been ruling the roost for too long, and we can count on Guatemalan refugees not to simply do the government’s bidding if troops are ever deployed domestically, can’t we?

  • Michael Whalen

    Back when the Berlin Wall was still up, the East German government constructed a bill board on a tall building on their side of the Wall, facing to the West. The sign showed a couple of black American GI’s menacing a beautiful blonde haired, blue eyed German girl. The caption said (in German, of course), “He’s over here to protect YOU from US?!?”

    • newscomments70

      That’s a good point, but US GI’s of whatever color, could enter and leave East Berlin, anytime they wanted. They had sex with, dated and sometimes married East German women. US blacks had more freedom in East Germany than white East Germans.

      • Michael Whalen

        Not “anytime”. To enter East Berlin as an American GI, you had to be in uniform, you had to be on leave status or a pass, and your leave orders or pass had to state “Entrance to and from East Berlin is authorized”. I know, because I actually did it. In March of 1981, I was active duty Air Force, and I spent five days in Berlin. I walked through Check Point Charlie on three different occasions. As far as the black GI’s hitting on the East German women, I did not actually witness it, though I don’t doubt what you are saying. I was amazed (and shocked) at the number West German women (and we are talking about some Nordic beauties) that would willingly and happily hook up with some black American GI.

        • newscomments70

          That part of history is interesting, thanks for sharing. What did you actually do there in East Berlin? Did you tie one on at local pubs, interract with the locals? Or was it limited to sight-seeing and watching the guard change? “I was amazed (and shocked) at the number West German women (and we are talking about some Nordic beauties) that would willingly and happily hook up with some black American GI.” You see that everywhere now…even where not many blacks live.

          • Michael Whalen

            All I did in the East Zone was sight see, including the changing of the guard that you are referring to. I did (sort of) tie one on in West Berlin. But you can do that anywhere, so that was not really a big deal. When I got back to Frankfurt later that week, I made up for lost time.

          • newscomments70

            The GDR seemed like a fascinating place to visit, albeit disturbing. Sometimes I watch videos made by soldiers stationed at the Berlin wall in the 80s. There some good ones on youtube.

  • Michael Whalen

    Please let me amplify and refine your observations on this subject. The real reason that they resent us (This is our continent, get your a$$es back to Europe, etc.,), is that we actually made something of this country. They can talk about conquest, dispossession of the Indians, it’s theirs, we stole it, slavery, blah, blah, blah, but the fact is we made this land into a prosperous, law abiding, free country. If we were just another lawless, drug infested, third world hell hole, they would not care one way or the other. They would not want it back, they would not even be conscious of the fact that we are here. We are better than they are, by any objective measure, and that is what they can’t stand. We could give them back “Aztlan”, and in five years it would be a third world dung heap. We could give them back the entire continent, and then they would be demanding that we let them immigrate to Europe.

    • sam sneed

      beaches full of poo in south africa because they think voodoo maintains the sewer processing plants, white man voodoo

  • MBlanc46

    Well, three cheers for them, but when it came to standing up to the Obama usurpation, they were hors de combat.

  • newscomments70

    “I’ve also read that Asians, at least those here in America, have a pretty strong dislike for blacks “…Then why did 80% of them vote for Obama?

    • listenupbub

      -collectivism and conformity of the race.

      They are told that democrats are smart and right at the universities, and they believe it.

      • newscomments70

        It’s more the women than the men. Asian-American women can be extremely left wing and anti-white…yet 40% of them choose white husbands…paradox.

  • Rodney S

    More mercenaries for the U.S. Empire.

  • Christopher Perrien

    The US used mercenary “immigrants” in the Civil War. The Irish, who at the time were considered lower than Africans/blacks, right when they came off the boat.

    So take serious the US government could enlist millions of immigrants to go fight “US” wars. Those same immigrant forces could also be used to kill off American REBELS,,,AGAIN.

    Gangs of New York, New York draft riots are “history” and by default “the truth”.

  • sam sneed

    while you have been reading this another software engineer took their life, thrown away by their hateful nation even though they were the best and brightest the nation had to offer