Paul Ryan ring-leading House amnesty push

Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (WI), the 2012 VP candidate known for his attempts to rein in federal spending, is emerging as a leading champion of amnesty in the GOP controlled U.S. House of Representatives.

If he assumes a leadership role in this debacle, Ryan — like U. S. Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) — can kiss his 2016 presidential aspirations goodbye. Working on behalf of rewarding lawlessness will not ingratiate either man with the grassroots conservatives who make up the base of the Republican Party.

Like Jeff Flake before him, Ryan has teamed up with liberal Chicago Democrat U.S. Rep. Luis “My only loyalty is to the immigrant community” Gutierrez — a steadfast amnesty supporter.  They joined forces to push the issue at an event in Chicago, and have previously co-sponsored amnesty bills.

Ryan talks of the work ethic of immigrants, often mentioning his own Irish grandparents who fled the potato famine in the 1850s, ultimately starting a family farm in Wisconsin. Chances are they arrived legally via Ellis Island, didn’t march through American streets waving Irish flags and making demands, didn’t teach their children that the American southwest should be reconquered by Mexico, and were happy to become acclimated Americans.

The Congressional Budget Office has revised its previous estimates of  the costs of implementing S. 744 — the amnesty bill. The latest analysis determines that Hoeven/Corker will add $40 billion to deficits (compared to the original bill — which they projected to cut deficits by hundreds of billions), while “significantly” improving border and interior enforcement. The CBO’s previous assessment assured that the ‘Gang of Eight’ legislation would curtail illegal inflow by 25 percent over a decade; presumably due to time constraints, CBO was unable to produce an updated numerical estimate for the new version.


12 Responses to Paul Ryan ring-leading House amnesty push

  1. pcrcPC says:

    there should be no legalization of status of any sort for any illegal.

    far too many people are saying some normalization of status is ok.


    repatriation and the rule of law is demanded, end anchor babies too.

    that is the message we need to be sending to the legislators.

    any normalization will just lead to citizenship and destruction down the road.

    Pew Research reports that 83% of first-generation Latinos express preference for big government, dropping only to 71% for the second generation. In comparison, Asian immigrants’ numbers are 57% and 47%, the latter much closer to the general public’s preference of only 39%.”
    “Specifically, according to IBD, August 9, 2012, new census data reveal that 43% of all immigrants remain on welfare 20 years after arriving in the U.S., a devastating statistical indictment of our current immigration policies.”
    “Tellingly, the third-generation Hispanic has a lower median income than the first. More troubling, many Chicanos actually disdain assimilation”

    tell me again why the rinos are pushing the mass amnesty and continuous open borders legislation?

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      Good information and excellent questions, pcrcPC. I’ve never been more concerned about the future of our country — let alone the Republican party. Those pushing amnesty are doing their best to undermine both.

      Your points regarding the lack of desire of Hispanics to assimilate are correct. They first group of “immigrants” (I don’t consider illegals to be immigrants) who fit that description. Others who came here through the proper channels eagerly became Americanized. A common language is a bond that connects us, but American barrios with Spanish language signage and the refusal to acclimate in language or attitude, tells the complete story about these so called “immigrants.” We have to bend to their demands. I have a friend who was applying for a job for which he was exceedingly well qualified. He was passed over for a “bi-lingual” applicant without a degree in the profession my friend was trained in and in which he possessed a degree!

      This Ann Coulter column “Hispanicked GOP elite: They’ll respect us in the morning” is without a doubt the best I’ve read:

  2. eubykdisop says:

    Ryan is in step with the marching orders of Reince Priebus and the RNC:

    “RNC Chair: ‘Broad Consensus’ in GOP Want ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform'”

    “by Tony Lee, 29 Jun 2013”

    “A day after the Senate passed its immigration bill, RNC Chair Reince Priebus claimed there was “broad consensus” in the Republican party for “comprehensive immigration reform.”

    “We need comprehensive immigration reform,” Priebus told CNN’s Peter Hamby on Friday.”

    “He then asserted it was “clear that there is pretty broad consensus in the party, in the Republican Party, that we need comprehensive immigration reform” and said he knew the House leadership is “committed” to drafting a comprehensive bill.”

    Priebus is, as always, wrong!

    First, there is strong opposition among Republicans in the House to passing a “comprehensive” measure.

    Secondly, there is no “consensus” for “comprehensive immigration reform” among Republican voters.

    In my opinion, Priebus is a radical, left wing Liberal who promotes the “New World Order” at every opportunity and he should get the boot. Let us not forget that it was Priebus who appointed the head of the Log Cabin Republicans to the RNC and that that appointee opposed the platform of the Republican Party with regard to marriage.

  3. Vince says:

    So Paul Ryan has fallen under the leftwing spell, too? I’m becoming too jaded to be as surprised as I might have been seeing this. For Ryan to ramble on about the excessive in federal spending and then support this massive increase while importing millions of new Democrats exposes him as another fraud.

    I watched enough of this video of him chumming it up with Jeff Flake’s liberal buddy Luis Gutierrez to feel sick to my stomach. Will someone please tell me who Republicans can trust? Ted Cruz appears to position himself as a conservative, but I need to find out far more.

    It was good to see Cruz voted with the conservatives on the Senate’s amnesty bill, unlike the AZ GOP amnesty promoting clones:

    • eubykdisop says:

      Here is the “far more” you need to find out about Ted Cruz:

      “Sen. Cruz Files Additional Amendments to Immigration Legislation”

      “Cruz 1324: Green Card (LPR) reform to modernize, streamline and expand legal immigration”

      “This amendment would streamline and simplify our legal immigration system by consolidating segmented visas, creating real and transparent caps, eliminating the diversity visa lottery, and treating all immigrants equally by eliminating the per-country caps.”

      “Provisions of his amendment include:
      •Doubling the overall worldwide green card caps from 675,000 visas per year to 1.35 million per year (not including refugees and asylees)”

      “Cruz 1325: Increase high-skilled temporary worker visas (H-1B visas) five-fold”

      “This amendment would improve our nation’s legal immigration system by increasing the H-1B cap from 65,000 to 325,000. It would also help America retain the people it educates by authorizing dual-intent student visas and address the need for high-skilled labor by creating a block grant to promote domestic high-skilled workers.”

      You had better continue your search for a Conservative, Vince! Cruz doesn’t qualify! He’s another deceiver!

      • Vince says:

        More bad news! Who looks acceptable to you, euby? I’m desperate to find a conservative.

      • eubykdisop says:

        I’m desperate to find a genuine Conservative as well, Vince! Every time I dig deep enough, I find feet of clay!

        Right now I’m looking at U. S. Congressman Trey Gowdy from the 4th District of South Carolina. He seems to be holding up as Conservative so far.

        He’s intelligent, articulate, possessed of common sense, tuned in with his constituents and aggressively Conservative when facing off with Liberals. The big question is whether he will stay that way or whether he can be flipped by “the establishment”. That’s always the big question. You think that you’ve got a Conservative and then they flip on you!

  4. eubykdisop says:

    “Schumer needles Boehner, claims House will pass Senate immigration bill”

    “June 30, 2013”

    “In a bold prediction that immediately agitated Republicans, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer claimed Sunday that the House ultimately will pass the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill — despite House Speaker John Boehner’s claims to the contrary.”

    “Schumer, needling the House speaker during an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” claimed that Boehner will be pressured by the “dynamics” of the debate.”

    “Further, he claimed Boehner would have to rely largely on Democrats to pass it. This would constitute a violation of the so-called “Hastert rule” — an unofficial policy named after former Speaker Dennis Hastert, under which the House only passes bills with a majority of the majority party on board.”

    “But Schumer, speaking after the Senate passed its version on Thursday, predicted several factors could change Boehner’s mind. First, he said the coalition of both religious and business groups could pressure the House to act. Further, he said the national Republican leadership could do the same, citing the political importance of passing immigration legislation.”

    Here is the story BEHIND the story on this one. Notice that Schumer made no mention of the will of voters represented by House Republicans! Constituents are irrelevant from Schumer’s point of view. It’s all about “pressure” from “religious” groups, business groups and the Republican “leadership”.

    Message? You don’t count and what you want doesn’t matter. You have become irrelevant to the debate!

    • Capt. Marvel says:

      The fact that we the people are irrelevant is both true and disgusting. We have put these arrogant egos in their plush Potomic offices and give them standing O’s for simply walking into a room. We have created the Frankensteins. The only “pressure” these elites should anwer to is the voices of America’s citizens. Any who vote for amnesty can count on my efforts against them.

      • eubykdisop says:

        I hear ‘ya, Capt. Marvel! Right now we can’t get past square one because the voting process is so totally corrupted and it is only going to get worse unless something or someone turns that around.

  5. Hagar says:

    Remember when O’Reilly ran away for the safety of his Irish vacation the day after he announced his unqualified support for the Gang of 8 amnesty bill. Now he’s back and to no one’s surprise, he’s had sycophantic Bret Hume on tonight who proclaimed his support for the “Senate bill.” No contrary view was presented by anyone of course. So much for “fair and balanced” Fox News. How far it has fallen.