Boehner calls Senate immigration bill ’laughable,’ yet Republicans & Mitt Romney did not laugh with their dismal 2012 lossThursday, June 20th, 2013
The broken immigration system is no laughing matter. This is a very serious issue, and if you cannot whip your Party into fixing the broken immigration system knowing full well the system must be fixed by the federal government at the federal level … be advised Mexican American voters will remember how you and your party voted come 2016. Mexican American voters (which accounts for almost 70% of the Latino population pie) remembered how the GOP voted when they did not support the DREAM Act of 2010, and this is precisely why Mitt Romney had his ass handed to him during the 2012 elections.
The 2013 Legal immigration reform bill is a major step forward in securing our Nation because only after everyone is registered and documented will we know who is in our Nation and where we can find them. We know that once we fix the broken immigration system, and once we document all immigrants — then they can feel safe to help law enforcement agencies to target criminal activity without the fear of deportation when they report suspicious activity to the law enforcement authorities. Therefore, bringing the immigrants out of the shadows will only strengthen our Nation’s security.
Female Mexican-American Veteran Voter
By Luke Russert and Carrie Dann, NBC News
House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he does not “see any way” of bringing an immigration bill to the floor that does not have backing from a majority of the House’s GOP members, calling the border security provisions in the measure currently making its way through the Senate “weak” and “laughable.”
Comprehensive immigration reform must – in some fashion – run through the United States House, and Boehner’s statement further complicates what is already a delicate process of compromise as proponents of the bill navigate political landmines on both sides of the Capitol dome. And the willingness of House Republicans to sign on to any reform efforts remains a large question mark.