Results 1 to 9 of 9
Like Tree16Likes
  • 3 Post By Beezer
  • 3 Post By GeorgiaPeach
  • 3 Post By Judy
  • 3 Post By ALIPAC
  • 2 Post By Judy
  • 2 Post By imblest

Thread: GOP nears deal on list of demands for DACA

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

  1. #1
    Super Moderator GeorgiaPeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    13,440

    GOP nears deal on list of demands for DACA

    GOP nears deal on list of demands for DACA

    November 9, 2017

    A vocal member of the House Freedom Caucus said Thursday that GOP leaders are close to cementing an immigration package that would couple new enforcement measures with protection for “Dreamers” — and win the support of conservatives in the process.


    Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) said the Republicans are eying a plan consisting of three components favored by conservatives: An effort to discourage chain migration; the creation of a mandatory e-verify system to deter hiring immigrants in the country illegally; and the elimination of the diversity visa program.



    If those elements are included, Brat said, conservatives would support a fourth provision: protections for the people eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era initiative which President Trump dismantled in September.
    “If we get those three, DACA could be a part of that,” Brat told reporters just outside the House chamber. “I’m open to that compromise, but it can’t be any weaker than that.”


    Brat did not say if the Republicans’ DACA provision would allow for citizenship, as Democrats are insisting, or merely legalization, as many Republicans prefer. But he said “it’s all being discussed within leadership right now,” and said he spoke Wednesday night with Rep. Michael McCaul(R-Texas), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, who’s been central to the GOP negotiations.



    “He’s in the center of that issue and reached a compromise. … It’s a good package,” Brat said, adding that conservatives come out ahead when the effects of all the components are added up.



    “The numbers from those three pieces I just mentioned clearly outweigh the DACA — by a lot,” he said. “And so you’re just saying, ‘OK, we can deal with 700,000 here [in DACA] because we’re getting a reduction in millions here.’ ”

    That formula is sure to be rejected by Democrats, setting up a likely showdown at the end of the year, when Congress has to come together to fund the government and prevent a shutdown — a process that will require Democratic buy-in.


    McCaul declined to verify the details outlined by Brat — “I’ve been sworn to secrecy,” he said —but indicated that negotiators are nearing the end of their weeks-long talks in search of the DACA-fix Trump has requested.


    “It’s going well, and I think we’re getting close to a product, and at that point we’ll go into listening sessions,” McCaul said.


    Immigration reform has been a perennial headache for GOP leaders, cleaving the party between the conservative lawmakers urging mass deportations and more moderate members pushing various degrees of legalization for the estimated 12 million people living in the country illegally.


    Under President Obama, the Republicans’ solution was simply to avoid the issue at all costs. This year, they don’t have the same luxury.


    Trump, after scrapping DACA, quickly challenged Congress to provide protections for the roughly 700,000 people enrolled in the program, and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has said he’ll do just that. He has not said when or how.


    Complicating the equation for GOP leaders, Ryan told the Freedom Caucus in 2015, before he took the gavel, that he would not bring immigration bills to the floor unless they have the support of a majority of House Republicans — a promise Freedom Caucus leaders have not forgotten.


    Some moderate Republicans are urging passage of a “clean” Dream Act, which would provide protections both to DACA participants and many other qualified immigrants. They say the bill would pass easily — and win a majority of the majority — if Ryan would only bring it to the floor.


    “I predict it will have a vote with well over 300 votes to send this bill to the Senate,” Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) told reporters Thursday in the Capitol.



    Trump’s DACA repeal does not take full effect until March 5. But outraged Democrats, particularly those in the Hispanic Caucus, are insisting that Congress pass a fix by the end of the year.


    A group of 25 Democrats indicated Wednesday that they’ll oppose a year-end spending bill, and threaten a government shutdown, if the package excludes a “clean” Dream Act. The Democrats have had leverage in budget fights, because Ryan has typically been unable to rally 218 Republicans behind spending bills, and the Democrats think the coming battle will be no exception.


    “If they can do it without us, more power to them,” Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said Wednesday.


    Perhaps hoping to avoid any complications passing the spending package, McCaul said the Republicans’ are eying a stand-alone immigration bill.


    “I think the preference is not to have it attached to an omnibus,” he said.


    Yet the year’s legislative calendar is growing short, and the DACA debate is arriving as GOP leaders are scrambling to send a tax-reform package to the president’s desk by Christmas. Asked if the Republicans have time to pass a stand-alone immigration bill, McCaul laughed.


    “That’s a good question,” he said.


    Brat, for his part, said it’s the substance of the immigration bill he’s interested in, and the vehicle is inconsequential.


    “If it’s fair, and if it’s a good, well-crafted, rational bill, it doesn’t matter,” Brat said. “I don’t care if it’s stand-alone, or in a bigger package, but trying to jam something through that’s not a winner, that’s going to be a headache.”



    http://thehill.com/latino/359642-gop...mands-for-daca
    Last edited by GeorgiaPeach; 11-09-2017 at 04:36 PM.
    Jeremiah 29:11 - It is written, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

  2. #2
    Senior Member Beezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    4,494
    VETO
    GeorgiaPeach, Judy and imblest like this.
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  3. #3
    Super Moderator GeorgiaPeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    13,440
    Why get rid of Eric Cantor when you have Dave Brat pushing the same amnesty for illegal aliens described as kids. Shame on him. Eric Cantor wanted amnesty for the dreamers and now the man who defeated him because of amnesty is mirroring his words with promises for a few goodies.

    Another republican sells their soul for something- money, power. The Republican Party is determined to be a part of the swamp. They are committing party suicide.

    It appears some republicans are going to vote for amnesty on their way out the door of Congress. Jeff Flake, Goodlatte, others.
    Last edited by GeorgiaPeach; 11-09-2017 at 04:48 PM.
    Beezer, Judy and imblest like this.
    Jeremiah 29:11 - It is written, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

  4. #4
    Super Moderator GeorgiaPeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    13,440
    Related:


    House Republicans predict 300 lawmakers would back DACA fix by New Year's Eve

    https://www.alipac.us/f12/house-repu...rs-eve-352428/
    Jeremiah 29:11 - It is written, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

  5. #5
    Senior Member Judy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    41,846
    Then that's 300 to deport out of Congress. What good is E-Verify if you're going to legalize everyone??!! We can't be fooled.
    Beezer, GeorgiaPeach and imblest like this.
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  6. #6
    Administrator ALIPAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Gheen, Minnesota, United States
    Posts
    59,728
    Oh my God! Not Rep. Dave Brat too!!!
    GeorgiaPeach, Beezer and imblest like this.
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  7. #7
    Super Moderator GeorgiaPeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    13,440
    The Dave Brat of today talks against his past self, pre-amnesty advocate. Here is an audio interview before Representative Brat crawled into the swamp to support illegal alien amnesty. He correctly says that 800,000 would turn into millions through chain migration, through sponsorship. We heard that the terrorist from New York likely brought in 23 people.

    Last edited by GeorgiaPeach; 11-09-2017 at 09:04 PM.
    Jeremiah 29:11 - It is written, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

  8. #8
    Senior Member Judy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    41,846
    It's disgusting.
    Beezer and imblest like this.
    Support our FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty by joining our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

  9. #9
    Super Moderator imblest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    8,025
    Dave Brat should be ashamed of himself. Doesn't he realize that these kinds of promises are never enforced?! If this passes, the illegals will be well on the road to getting everything they (and the socialists) want! Good grief! We can't trust anyone anymore apparently.
    Beezer and MW like this.
    Support ALIPAC's FIGHT AGAINST illegal immigration & Amnesty -- Join our E-mail Alerts at http://eepurl.com/cktGTn

Similar Threads

  1. The Logic of a DACA Deal
    By GeorgiaPeach in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-31-2017, 11:16 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-12-2017, 11:37 PM
  3. Apax Nears $1.7 Billion Takko Deal
    By JohnDoe2 in forum Other Topics News and Issues
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-20-2010, 02:26 PM
  4. Cook County Nears Deal on Sales Tax Hike
    By WhatMattersMost in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-01-2008, 09:54 PM
  5. Congress Nears Deal On Illegal Aliens
    By LegalUSCitizen in forum illegal immigration News Stories & Reports
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-06-2006, 05:42 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •