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    GETTING TO A MAJORITY: MORE HOUSE REPUBLICANS COME OUT FOR CITIZENSHIP

    From America's Voice. Hat tip to csarbww.

    GETTING TO A MAJORITY: MORE HOUSE REPUBLICANS COME OUT FOR CITIZENSHIP

    Published: 08/23/2013 at 10:29am

    26 House Republicans and Counting Support Immigration Reform and Citizenship

    At America’s Voice, we believe there are enough votes for a path to citizenship to pass in the House — if Speaker Boehner will allow a vote. We’ve been compiling supportive quotes from GOP House members.

    As former Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill famously said, “all politics is local.” That’s certainly true on immigration. There’s been amazing work done by activists across the country to push their members of Congress to come out for citizenship — and that work will continue through the August recess and until we pass real reform. Some of the GOP members are from districts with large Latino populations. But there is also strong support from several very conservative members in deep red states. We know other Republicans are supportive — even if they haven’t announced it publicly.

    Last month, Chris Van Hollen, who serves in House Democratic leadership, said that there are “at least 200 Democratic votes” in the House for a Senate-like bill.

    Below, we’ve compiled support for immigration reform and citizenship from 26 Republicans. To pass a bill in the House, we only need 218 votes. That’s definitely achievable (at least 200 Dems + at least 26 Republicans) — if Boehner will let the House vote.

    Here are the Republicans who have come out for citizenship:

    1. REP. MARIO DIAZ-BALART (R-FL) 2009 or earlier
    One of the bipartisan “Gang of 7” working on a comprehensive immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship

    2. REP. SAM JOHNSON (R-TX) 2009 or earlier
    One of the bipartisan “Gang of 7” working on a comprehensive immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship.

    3. REP. JOHN CARTER (R-TX) 2009 or earlier
    One of the bipartisan “Gang of 7” working on a comprehensive immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship.

    4. REP. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN (R-FL) February 6, 2013
    “I’m in favor of a citizenship path.” (via Real Clear Politics)

    5. REP. DARRELL ISSA (R-CA) February 6, 2013
    “I think all of us Republicans know that we don’t want a class of residents that will never be offered an opportunity for citizenship. We’re the party of Lincoln, and the party of Lincoln would not accept people living in our country and not being citizens, or not being given the opportunity to become citizens.” (via Real Clear Politics)

    6. REP. RAUL LABRADOR (R-ID) March 20, 2013
    “What I think should happen is for illegal immigrants to come out of the shadows, become legalized in some way and that status could lead in someway to legal residency and citizenship eventually but just the same as everybody else.” (via Politico)

    7. DON YOUNG (R-AK) April 5, 2013
    “We believe this legislation should secure our border, streamline our legal immigration system and provide a clear and responsible path to citizenship for those already here.” (letter signed with Alaska Senators Murkowski and Begich)

    8. GREG WALDEN (R-OR) June 3, 2013
    “If they pay a fine, if they true up in all their areas and then go to the back of the line, there’s probably a way then that they can get (citizenship).” (via USA Today)

    9. REP. PETER KING (R-NY) June 5, 2013
    “‘If you’re here legally, there should be a path to citizenship and so to that extent we’re on the same page.’ King clarified the comment Tuesday to the Daily News, specifically the ‘here legally’ qualifier, stating that he backs a path for country’s roughly 11 million otherwise law-abiding undocumented immigrants.” (New York Daily News)

    10. REP. PAUL RYAN (R-WI) June 6, 2013
    “I do support what (the Gang of 7) are doing. I think they put out a good product. It’s good policy.” (via The Hill)
    11. REP. SPENCER BACHUS (R-AL) June 13, 2013
    “Because I don’t think we ought to have two classes of long-term residents, I support a pathway to citizenship.” (via House Judiciary Committee)

    12. REP. DAVID VALADAO (R-CA) July 1, 2013
    “Once you talk to the members and explain to them it’s a process, where they can work for it, appreciate it and someday become citizens –just like my parents did — most members begin to understand.” (via the Fresno Bee)

    13. REP. JEFF DENHAM (R-CA) July 9, 2013
    “I am concerned with the Republican Party from a national perspective. We have very diverse districts around the entire nation, and I think how we handle the overall immigration issue could have dramatic impacts to the future of the Republican Party. …I think the Senate’s done a good job. ” (via Politico)

    14. REP. JAMES LANKFORD (R-OK) July 10, 2013
    “I wouldn’t prohibit forever (people from getting citizenship). I’m a Christian, and restitution and reconciliation’s a big deal. If you do something illegal or inappropriate you should be able to resolve that, face the penalty, clear it and be forgiven.” (via the Associated Press)

    15. REP. MICHAEL GRIMM (R-NY) July 10, 2013
    “Legalization ultimately leads to citizenship. That is the ultimate goal. ” (via YNN)

    16. REP. MICHAEL KELLY (R-PA) July 15, 2013
    “Is there is a path to citizenship? I think there is. But I think our plan is about breaking it into separate pieces.” (via Face the Nation)

    17. REP. JOE HECK (R-NV) July 19, 2013
    “I’ve said, and I’ve always said, that I think a tough but fair pathway to earned citizenship that doesn’t allow anyone to jump to the front of the line, that has certain benchmarks that need to be met, like the ability to show that you can support yourself and your family, that you can speak English, that you have a clean criminal and national security backgroundcheck, that I would support those.” (via KNPR)

    18. REP. DEVIN NUNES (R-CA) July 23, 2013
    A survey of GOP House members’ offices conducted by the San Francisco Chronicle confirmed that Rep. Nunes supports a path to citizenship.

    19. REP. MIKE COFFMAN (R-CO) July 24, 2013
    “(Coffman) believes comprehensive immigration reform — increased border security and a provisional legal status for the millions of undocumented people living in the United States now — needs to happen mostly simultaneously. Then, when it has been proven the border is secure a pathway to apply for legal citizenship should be opened for all undocumented people, he said.” (the Denver Post)

    20. REP. DANIEL WEBSTER (R-FL) August 4, 2013
    “On the same day Congress adjourned for a five-week break, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster did something he’s avoided for months: speak at length about immigration reform and declare his support for an approach that would give unauthorized immigrants a pathway to citizenship.” (Orlando Sentinel)

    21. REP. AARON SCHOCK (R-IL) August 5, 2013
    “I think that at some point, when the border is secured and people pay their taxes and they haven’t committed any violations of laws. They have been here for a provisionary period, then they can apply for citizenship.” (via YouTube video of a town hall event)

    22. REP. DAVID REICHERT (R-WA) August 7, 2013
    “What about those folks who have been here 25 years? They have families here and kids…what do you do with those people?…I want them to pay a fine, there’s some penalties they have to through, steps that they are gonna go through. I want to hold them accountable and then they get citizenship and pay taxes…” (via KVI)

    23. REP. MARK AMODEI (R-NV) August 14, 2013
    “At the end of 10 years, if you want to become a citizen, you go to the (federal immigration system) and start the process like anybody else. I don’t think that’s amnesty.” (via Gannett)

    24. REP. SEAN DUFFY (R-WI) August 20, 2013
    “I think a fair system is this: allow those who have come without documentation a legal status…If they do want those rights (of citizens), they can apply, like any other person around the world, but that means they get to the back of the line.” (via WRN)

    25. REP. JASON CHAFFETZ (R-UT) August 21, 2013
    “There should be a pathway to citizenship, not a special pathway and not no pathway, but there has to be a legal lawful way to go through this process that works and right now it doesn’t.” (via ABC 4)

    26. REP. CHRIS STEWART (R-UT), September 4, 2013
    QUESTIONER: “Chaffetz said he agrees with the path to citizenship, not a special path and not no path, would you second that?”
    STEWART: “I think that’s exactly right.” (via YouTube video of a town hall event)

    And, here’s Rep. Van Hollen (D-MD) laying out the number of Democrats who would support the Senate bill:






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    The GOP must think its base is under control to even have these looney toon thoughts. You will either be primaried, or the base will vote for a legitimate candidate on the left or even stay home

    The GOP Suicide Watch needs to be monitored; 2014 & 2016 Election Cycles the GOP will be nothing left but a hollowed out shell of its former self
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    Here are the Republicans who have come out for citizenship:
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    So, the 'republicans' are 'coming out' are they? I note the gay political agenda the Mexicans are using in hopes of being able to flagrantly break federal laws to gain their rewards of citizenship. They are riding on homosexual coattails.

    So are the gay republicans. Lindsey Graham couldn't be prouder ..

    Lindsey Graham Gay? Conservative Group ALIPAC Demands Senator 'Admit Homosexuality'

    William Gheen, head of the conservative, anti-"amnesty," anti-illegal immigration group Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC), spoke at a Greenville, S.C. Tea Party rally this weekend and called for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to "come out of that log cabin closet."
    According to Gheen, being gay is "a secret that Lindsey Graham has."
    Gheen told the crowd: "I hope this secret isn't being used as leverage over Senator Graham, so today I think Senator Graham, you need to come forward and tell people about your alternative lifestyle and your homosexuality."
    "Barney Frank is more honest and brave than you," Gheen continued, referring to the openly-gay Massachusetts congressman.
    ALIPAC has posted the video titled "US Senator Graham is Gay" on YouTube, where various news outlets have covered it.
    At one point, the video contained the tags "queer" and "fag," which Gheen told HuffPost were the result of a hacked YouTube account. When Gheen was informed of the keywords, he replaced them with less incendiary language.
    The group defended itself Monday, and in fact doubled down on calls for Lindsay Graham to admit his homosexuality.

    In a statement, ALIPAC alleged that a "brief clip of Gheen's speech, which is out of proper context, has already gone viral on YouTube and been reported by Keith Olberman on MSNBC without proper permissions or attributions."
    "US Senator Lindsey Graham is gay and while many people in South Carolina and Washington DC know that, the general public and Graham's constituents do not," Gheen said in the statement. Though Gheen claimed, both in the statement and at the Tea Party rally, that he does "not care about Graham's private life," he again said that Graham must declare his supposed homsexuality "so the public can rest assured he is not being manipulated with his secret."
    "I need to figure out why you're trying to sell out your own countrymen and I need to make sure you being gay isn't it," Gheen said over the weekend.
    Anonymous rumors of Sen. Graham's supposed homosexuality have swirled around Washington before. In the run-up to Justice Sotomayor's confirmation hearing, Graham asked Sotomayor to explain uncredited comments about her past behavior. A blogger reactd by asking Graham to respond to anonymous speculation that he was gay.
    UPDATE:
    Former CNN anchor and former ALIPAC partner Lou Dobbs is "calling for William Gheen to resign after his comments/actions on Sen. Lindsey Graham's sexuality" via Twitter.
    Watch the video, started at the "gay" comments, or start from the beginning for full context:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG78f...layer_embedded


    Lindsey Graham Homosexual - Huffington Post


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    Gee, it is amazing how low life scum can look like nice people. If there is one single person who visits this ALIPAC web site and does not call every one of these pukes, he should give up his American citizenship. Call them every day at least twice a day at every office they have. On the weekends leave a message on their answering machines but also call them "live" if you can.

    More than the obvious enemy, traitors are especially loathsome. They betray those who have sacrificed precious free time in their limited life time, when they would have much preferred doing fun things instead of doing more work after working all week long to earn a living. Traitors steal a precious and irreplaceable part of our lives. And that income that was so dearly acquired by hard work, part of that is the traitor also seals because honest, trusting supporters give them campaign contributions.

    Fie upon you, loathsome scum! Fie upon you; you are a stench in the nostrils of God! Fie upon you; You are what we flush down the toilet to keep our homes sanitary!

    Patriots memorize these names, make it your life mission to destroy their political careers.
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    I am deeply disappointed in some of the names.
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    This needs to be passed around to everyone so they can see how there representatives are working for their best interests..

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    We are going to take action against all of these traitors.

    But it does appear that the amnesty supporters now clearly have the votes they need to stick these 26 traitors voting with 95% of the Democrats to pass amnesty.

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    Patriots, be sure to go all the way down to the bottom of this page. There is a complete written list along with quotations by them that reveal their perfidy.

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