House GOP not into senate immigration bill
Leading House Republicans reiterated their opposition Sunday to the immigration compromise passed by the Senate last week, highlighting the uncertain prospects for enactment of a major overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws.There is a lack of trust that this administration will impose the restrictions needed to stop the next wave of illegal immigrants. They just want do it and anyone who gets by the new border agents is home free as far as this administration is concerned. Since many of the new illegals are being smuggled into the country by the Mexican drug cartels there is no reason t believe they will give up lucrative human trafficking fees just the cause the Democrats are searching for new Democrat voters.
“The Senate bill is not going to pass in the House,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” echoing statements made by House SpeakerJohn Boehner (R-Ohio) and other senior GOP lawmakers.
Boehner has said that he will not bring up an immigration bill for a vote that does not have the support of the majority of the GOP House caucus.
Goodlatte noted Sunday that the vast majority of Senate Republicans voted against the Senate bill, which would create a system to confer legal status on 11 million immigrants in the country illegally while bolstering border security and tightening employment rules through an electronic system to verify workers’ immigration status known as e-verify.
But many conservative lawmakers say the security provisions of the Senate bill are inadequate and may never be implemented.
“There is a diminution of trust among our fellow citizens,” Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who chairs the House Judiciary Committee’s immigration subcommittee, said on Fox News. “And the notion that I can tell them, ‘We are going to provide legalization, but trust us on the border security, trust on the internal security, trust on e-verify,’ that’s not going to fly in South Carolina.”