Congress is leaving town shortly…
The Senate doesn’t seem able to get a bill out that would give President Obama more money to handle the overflown on children coming to America across the Mexican border and just when House GOP Speaker Boehner THOUGHT he had a bill that would give money, but would require all immigrants from South of the Border be shipped back immediately….His fellow Republican…Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx) has gotten together with his old Tea Party Army buddies IN THE HOUSE to require a defunding of Obama’s Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program,. which is based on a 2008 Bill from George Bush’s term in office….Before voting to fund handling the children currently in the system…
Here we go again…..
“The Obama White House should put Ted Cruz on the payroll,” said Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.), a vocal Cruz opponent. “We have a chance to pass a good bill, not a perfect bill. Boehner is working hard to get to 218 votes and yet there is Ted Cruz, telling us to do nothing. If he wants to come over and run for speaker, that’s fine, but otherwise he should stay over there in the Senate.”
Boehner has not promised victory on the immigration bill, suggesting Tuesday that Republicans had “a little more work to do.” With most Democrats expected to vote against the measure, Boehner needs every GOP vote he can find and has been busy trying to win support from Reps. Steve King (Iowa), Louie Gohmert (Tex.), Matt Salmon (Ariz.) and other conservatives.
At conference meeting Tuesday, Boehner announced that he would pare down his initial framework after hearing numerous complaints about its size and scope. On Thursday morning, he will meet again with GOP members to underscore the importance of passing his plan and giving the party a document that shows its ability to find consensus.
But Steve King, Gohmert and Salmon — along with Cruz and others — want House Republicans to defund Obama’s Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, which has granted temporary relief for some children of illegal immigrants and is set for renewal this fall. Boehner has resisted the idea. But late Wednesday, GOP aides said that leaders were likely to allow a vote on a standalone bill that would defund DACA before voting to approve the border spending measure. If the bill to defund DACA were to pass, it wasn’t clear exactly how House leaders would merge the two proposals and send them to the Senate.
“The only way to stop the border crisis is to stop Obama’s amnesty,” Cruz said in a statement…
On top of ALL of this?
President Obama is signaling that he is likely to grant work permits for millions of illegal’s who are in the US as Dream Act students and military persons and others who have been in this country for years….
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