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    Bob Goodlatte backs ‘earned’ citizenship Amnesty for DREAMer illegal aliens

    Bob Goodlatte backs ‘earned’ citizenship for DREAMers




    'I wouldn’t give them what I would call a special pathway to citizenship,' Goodlatte said. | AP Photo

    By SEUNG MIN KIM | 9/19/13 7:30 PM EDT

    A top House Republican in the immigration reform debate on Thursday explicitly endorsed a pathway to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants brought to the United States illegally by their parents.

    House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said that for the young undocumented immigrants to qualify for this path, they would have to meet certain requirements such as in education or with military service.

    “I wouldn’t give them what I would call a special pathway to citizenship,” Goodlatte said at a House Republican Conference event marking Hispanic Heritage Month. “I would give them an earned pathway to citizenship.”

    Goodlatte also repeated his openness to a citizenship path for the broader undocumented population. Those currently living in the United States without authorization should be allowed to become legalized, he said, and then use existing channels – such as marriage to a U.S. citizen or sponsorship by an employer – if they want to pursue citizenship.

    While he acknowledged that his proposal wouldn’t cover every undocumented immigrant, Goodlatte said he feels “very strongly in my conversations with people it would be a major solution to the problem.”

    “We have to find the appropriate legal status for people who are not lawfully here,” said Goodlatte, a former immigration attorney. He has repeatedly rejected the so-called “special pathway to citizenship” that he contends is in the Senate Gang of Eight bill — a sweeping piece of legislation that passed that chamber in June.

    The committee chairman – whose moves are being closely scrutinized by immigration advocates – stressed that House Republicans were still committed to a rewrite of U.S. immigration laws, and that bills that have cleared his panel need to be voted on “the sooner the better” by the full House.

    The House Judiciary Committee has passed four separate bills – all on party lines – overhauling different sectors of the current immigration system. The House Homeland Security Committee has passed a border-security bill that garnered unanimous backing.

    Goodlatte said his committee is working on four additional immigration bills, but declined to elaborate. The chairman is known to be working on the so-called Kids Act with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) that would legalize young undocumented immigrants.

    Another bill is likely one from Republican Reps. Ted Poe of Texas and Raul Labrador of Idaho, who have been writing legislation that would provide visas for temporary workers.

    Alfonso Aguilar, the executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, who moderated the panel, said he was “very encouraged” by Goodlatte’s remarks.

    “He clarified that Republicans in the House are not against closing the door to citizenship to those who legalize, as some in the left irresponsibly allege,” Aguilar said in a statement. “I hope Democrats in the House respond favorably to these comments and decide to work with Republicans to get immigration reform passed in the House.”


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    At a GOP Conference Hispanic Heritage event last week, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) laid out a plan to legalize the 12 million illegal aliens currently in the country.

    Though he says it is not a "special path," Goodlatte's amnesty plan skirts federal law to give illegal aliens eventual citizenship. Current law generally prohibits illegal aliens from obtaining a green card, and if illegal aliens leave and apply from outside of the country, they must wait 3 or 10 years before they can be admitted depending how long they were in the country unlawfully. (Immigration and Nationality Act §§ 245(c), 212(a)(9)(B)) Interestingly, this plan is also nearly identical to a portion of the now-defunct House Gang of Seven's "comprehensive" immigration bill that was leaked back in July. (FAIR Legislative Update, July 22, 2013)
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    VIDEO REPORT AT LINK:

    Obama Says House 'piecemeal' Approach Acceptable If It Includes Pathway To Citizenship For Undocumented
    Obama Says House 'piecemeal' Approach Acceptable If It Includes Pathway To Citizenship For Undocumented
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    Republicans in the House have rejected the Senate's comprehensive bill on immigration reform and pursued small, single-action bills instead. President Barack Obama said that approach was acceptable as long as the series of bills resolved "central issues", including extending a path to citizenship for the nation's undocumented immigrants, streamlining the legal immigration system, securing the border, and ensuring employers don't hire workers illegally.

    http://shine.yahoo.com/video/obama-s...165807085.html

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