If Boehner passes any bipartisan immigration plan while Obama is president, then he’s even more of an idiot that I’ve thought in the past. This president and these Democrats are not worthy of our trust. And despite Boehner saying that he trusts Obama, he should know better than to pass an immigration bill for a president to sign who is already enforcing defacto amnesty outside the bounds of congressional power.
Alas, I fear Boehner is going to make us all very angry and pass a bipartisan immigration bill in the House any way he can.
REUTERS – The top Republican in Congress voiced support on Tuesday for an emerging overhaul of immigration laws, which includes a controversial pathway toward U.S. citizenship.
Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner said “there are a lot of issues in here that have to be dealt with” but the tentative proposal by a bipartisan group of eight House members “is frankly a pretty responsible solution.”
While hailing the overall plan, Boehner did not specifically address its centerpiece, a pathway toward citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants, which could include paying a fine and back taxes and learning English.
No undocumented immigrant could proceed along the pathway until there is agreement by a yet-to-be-decided authority that the U.S. border is secure.
“The speaker believes his role is to foster bipartisan efforts to address immigration reform and he will continue to voice support for these efforts,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said.
“He has not endorsed any one solution, but believes it is important for our members to continue to work and make progress on this issue,” Steel said.
Many Republicans have been reluctant to back any pathway toward citizenship, fearing it could amount to or be seen as “amnesty,” which is opposed by much of the party.