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    Texas GOP Reaches Illegal Immigration Compromise at Convention

    by Bob Price 8 Jun 2014, 6:02 AM PDT
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    FORT WORTH, Texas—The Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Convention closed this weekend with many scratching their heads about exactly what passed regarding the immigration plank of the party’s 2014 Platform. One thing is clear: the term "Texas Solution" has been removed from the platform.

    After four long days of hearings by the Temporary Platform Subcommittee on Immigration, the Temporary Platform Committee and the Permanent Platform Committee followed by four hours of floor debate on amendments and minority reports, a three-page amendment was offered and eventually passed. The amendment substituted new language and replaced the plank that had been adopted by the Platform Committee and then modified by the delegates.

    The amendment was read to the delegates one time by the secretary. There were no printed copies available for delegates to read other than what was read verbally and displayed briefly on the screen. After a series of parliamentary maneuvers, the vote was called and members were advised that this amendment would throw out the previous work of the committee and delegates. The floor vote was too close to call from either a voice or standing vote so RPT Chairman Steve Munisteri called for a roll call vote of the individual Senate District caucuses. This process allows for the caucuses to vote by their authorized voting strength rather than by the number of delegates present at the time. After another thirty minute delay, the amendment passed and debate on any further amendments was cut off.

    JoAnn Fleming from the Tyler, Texas area was one of the few to actually be able to read a copy of the amended plank. “What it did,” Fleming began, “was take the good introductory language from the proposed platform about America being exceptional and people wanting to come. And then, it got into stressing how much we need to secure the border first.”

    “It had some important language included about the rule of law,” Fleming continued. “It also removed an opportunity for legal status such as work visas and guest worker programs as being a step toward legalization”

    Von Ormy, Texas (Near San Antonio) Mayor Art Martinez de Vara served as chairman of the platform subcommittee. Breitbart Texas asked him for his reaction to the approved immigration plank. “I think the tone of the convention shows the party is evenly split,” Martinez de Vara said. “This is a huge difference from four years ago when it was the ‘close the borders and deport everybody party’. So I think the party’s grown tremendously.”

    As to the content of the new immigration plank, Martinez de Vara said, “We passed it and now we have to go read it to see what it says.”

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    “We passed it and now we have to go read it to see what it says.”
    Doesn't that sound familiar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Doesn't that sound familiar?
    That is outrageous! Passsing it without even knowing what's in it!

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    Here we go again the gradual erosion of strong proposals to stop the illegal alien invasion. My God, people in Texas know first hand how bad a crisis the alien invasion is. This is proof again why the RINOs must be driven out of the GOP. These narcissistic pukes will never cooperate in good faith with patriots to stop the loss of our borders and national sovereignty. It is incomprehensible that any truly patriotic American could ever believe that amnesty in any form, and sham enforcement of immigration controls is a good thing. AMNESTY IS UN AMERICAN, EVEN ANTI AMERICAN --PERIOD. You can not be a serious conservative and for amnesty--period.

    Is this, yet, another example of how the mega rich purchase legislation? I can not say specifically who is selling and who is buying votes, but it is almost certainly happening. How do you explain the fanatic determination of politicians to push through amnesty for foreigners who do not belong here? It is a fanatical drive that is totally out of character for ambitious politicians. Look how squishy the GOP is about confronting Obama and FORCING him to obey the Constitution.

    I believe that capitalism is necessary for a society to be prosperous, but I am really getting to despise the mega rich and how they abuse the power of their money and their unholy alliance with the elitist political aristocracy.

    We must understand that there is a difference between unbridled greed and a healthy natural ambition to make a better life through the work ethic. Raw greed has no loyalties, no conscience, no moral inhibitions, it destroys the best within the human souls like a raging fever -- "Gold Fever."

    Fight harder patriots, fight with all you can find within you; it is we few who must make "no amnesty, no compromise" our battle cry. We, a lonely few on the hill, making this our last stand for America.

    America forever, amnesty never. American jobs for Americans. Illegal aliens, go home and take your pal Obama with you.
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    I think we did pretty well. We got in the prohibitions against in-state tuition and sanctuary cities, two of my major concerns. We got e-verify and no guest workers until borders are secure. After hours of back and forth, the only thing we lost was having the States-not the Federal government-decide when the border is secure. And that was only in an amendment we passed - not in the original plank. All in all, I think we came out way ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    Doesn't that sound familiar?
    Call it the "Pelosi Plank." Pass it and hope nobody reads it.
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