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    Sen. Mike Lee: Most House Republicans want ‘step-by-step’ immigration reform

    By David Sherfinski
    The Washington Times
    Monday, April 28, 2014

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    Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, addresses the Utah Republican Party nominating convention, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. About 4,000 Republican delegates gathered for the convention Saturday to pick the party's candidates for four congressional seats and nine legislative races. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Sen. Mike Lee said Monday that most House Republicans do in fact want some form of immigration reform passed — just not the all-encompassing legislation approved by the Senate last year.

    “I think most members of [House Speaker John A. Boehner‘s] Republican conference would be willing and eager to pass some form of immigration reform, but it needs to be broken up, and it needs to be taken step-by-step, one step at a time,” Mr. Lee, Utah Republican, saidMonday on “Fox and Friends.”

    Mr. Lee was responding to a question about Mr. Boehner’s lampooning the attitude of some of his colleagues on the issue before a crowd at the Middletown Rotary Club in his home district in Ohio last week.

    “Here’s the attitude. ‘Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard,’ ” Mr. Boehner said, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. “We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to. … They’ll take the path of least resistance.”

    The Democrat-led Senate approved a bill last year that would rewrite the country’s immigration laws and provide a pathway to citizenship for the approximately 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country. The House has refused to take it up, with the GOP saying a more piecemeal approach on items like border security is the right way to go.

    “I think the biggest reason why some of his colleagues in the House might feel that way is that they’re being told, look, you’ve got to pass all of this ‘Gang of Eight’ immigration bill, all 1,200 pages of it, or you’ve got to pass nothing,” Mr. Lee said.” “People don’t like to be told that because it’s not a good way to go.”
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    A good first step

    Step 1 - Secure the Borders

    Step 2 - Enforce Immigration Laws
    Last edited by GeorgiaPeach; 11-20-2018 at 04:24 PM.
    Matthew 19:26
    But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

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