Art credit: www.examiner.com and numbersUSA
From our friends at NumbersUSA:
Spread the word: Speaker Boehner tells audiences overseas that he will get amnesty and immigration increases through the U.S. House of Representatives.
This hasn't made U.S. headlines...yet.
At the Irish Times, Arthur Beelsey reports:
“The speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner has told a Dublin audience of his determination to overcome Republican resistance to immigration reform.... [emphasis added]
“...His remarks indicate he may yet move to confront opponents of reform within his own Republican party, which is in the vanguard of resistance to it and has a majority in the House.
“The speaker, second in line for the US presidency after Joe Biden, was addressing the Independence Day lunch of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland.”
Speaker Boehner's website also has a write up of the event...but does not mention his comments on immigration. Readers can comment on the blog.
After the mid-term elections, Boehner and soon-to-be Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wrote: “We are humbled by this opportunity to help struggling middle-class Americans who are clearly frustrated by an increasing lack of opportunity, the stagnation of wages, and a government that seems incapable of performing even basic tasks.”
“Immigration Reform” in the context used by Boehner is commonly understood as (1) granting work permits to approximately 11 million citizens of foreign nations who are in the U.S. illegally, (2) increasing new permanent work permits granted via green cards; and (3) increasing “temporary” work permits via expanded guest worker programs.
Spread the word.
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