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Thursday, February 06, 2014

Just days after releasing the House GOP's plan for immigration reform, Speaker John Boehner told reporters on Thursday that its chances of passing anytime soon were in mortal peril thanks to Republican mistrust of President Barack Obama. "There's widespread doubt about whether this administration can trusted to enforce our laws and it's going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes," Boehner said at a weekly press briefing.

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Obama, for his part, praised House Republicans for moving forward on immigration this month and has said he's willing to accept their demands that legislation be broken into a series of smaller parts. But he also hinted this week that he might consider further executive action, perhaps even expanding an existing White House order deferring deportations for young undocumented immigrants, if Congress fails to act.

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President Implacable prefers to 'go it alone'.

#1 | Posted by Huguenot at 2014-02-06 01:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

""There's widespread doubt about whether this administration can trusted to enforce our laws and it's going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes," "

What a liar Boehner is. Our borders are far more secure today than when Bush was President, deportations are way up. Enforcement against employers is much stronger too. Obama ought to bring up the fact that Boehner can't be trusted to put the business of the American people before his desire to hold onto his Speakership. Everyone in Washington knows that he is afraid to bring up immigration reform because if he does it will pass the House but the Tea Party will end his Speakership.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-06 02:04 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

""There's widespread doubt about whether this administration can trusted to enforce our laws …

We have all seen this administration's selective enforcement of laws, so of course they have proven not to be trustworthy.

#3 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-02-06 02:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

"There's widespread doubt about whether this administration can trusted to enforce our laws and it's going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes,"

B.S. He just doesn't want to do anything to kill the low low wages that illegals will work for. Nothing more and nothing less. So he lies to cover up his real motive. Bravo.

Look at the stats -----... deportations up, prosecutions up. Same with tax evaders... criminal prosecutions up.

Boney, you are a joke.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2014-02-06 02:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

The lack of trust in enforcement is much more tied with Obama's handling of ACA than it is current immigration enforcement, which was horrible during Bush as well.

The concerns are well-founded given Obama's track-record.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-02-06 02:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

"There's widespread doubt about whether this administration can trusted to enforce our laws and it's going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes..."

You think that's a lie, danni. You trust Obama explicitly? You must have actually watched all those healthcare negotiations on CSPAN then. What channel was that? I never could find it.

#6 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2014-02-06 02:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

"You think that's a lie, danni. You trust Obama explicitly?"

I trust the facts that he has increased deportations, security at the border is stronger and he has increased enforcement with employers.
You got nothing but an empty talking point on an unrelated topic.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-06 02:55 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"There's widespread doubt about whether this administration can trusted to enforce our laws and it's going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes," Boehner said at a weekly press briefing.

I guess rwingers are resigned to never having a Republican President again.

Good enough.

#2 | POSTED BY DANNI

NW flag

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2014-02-06 02:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

It is a shame that anyone (no matter what their political affiliation may be) should be able to recognize. There is no moral reason to deny legal residency status to a person who was brought to America at a very young age and has been raised and lived as an American since that time. This should be a no-brainer, easy issue to address no matter your political outlook.

#9 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-02-06 03:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

Does anyone actually need to be reminded that Reagan's 1983 Immigration reform law is a joke and was never enforced until Obama came along?

#10 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-02-06 03:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

""There's widespread doubt about whether this administration can trusted to enforce our laws and it's going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes," "

What a liar Boehner is. Our borders are far more secure today than when Bush was President, deportations are way up. Enforcement against employers is much stronger too. Obama ought to bring up the fact that Boehner can't be trusted to put the business of the American people before his desire to hold onto his Speakership. Everyone in Washington knows that he is afraid to bring up immigration reform because if he does it will pass the House but the Tea Party will end his Speakership.

#2 | Posted by danni

Come down to the southern border if you believe that. I can show you many places where a white person can't safely go now. I can also show you a huge area along the border where the cops can't go to catch the illegals. If you see several men with huge back packs, you better find a huge rock to hide under and just hope the muel guards havent seen you.

Save, my rosie rear end.

#11 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-02-06 03:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

"There is no moral reason to deny legal residency status to a person who was brought to America at a very young age and has been raised and lived as an American since that time."

--M8

Giving legal status to children of illegal immigrants is the very definition of moral hazard.

#12 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2014-02-06 04:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

That which you subsidize you increase.

#13 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2014-02-06 04:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

This Run and Hide from the Tea Party strategery by ----- and McConnell must be another step in the Republican Hispanic Outreach Program, lmao.

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2014-02-06 04:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

...BooHoo Boehner: "we can't do immigration reform because of Preznit Meanie"...

...LOL...

#15 | Posted by 1EyedMan at 2014-02-06 05:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

#12 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

Rwingers sure are big on punishing children for the sins of their parents, aren't they?

#16 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2014-02-06 08:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken

Real issues are not discussed by congress in front of the populace.

#17 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-02-06 10:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

#16 Let's selectively enforce laws so we can get votes.

#18 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2014-02-07 01:15 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"If you see several men with huge back packs, you better find a huge rock to hide under and just hope the muel guards havent seen you. "

War on drugs at work again.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-07 02:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

Look at the stats -----... deportations up, prosecutions up. Same with tax evaders... criminal prosecutions up.

Boney, you are a joke.

#4 | Posted by 726

So............. why are there 1 million+ less people in the workforce now than when little o took orfice?

you are a joke!

#21 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-02-07 05:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

#21 | POSTED BY SNIPER

B. Hussein Obama deported them all.

#22 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-02-07 05:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

I don't blame the repubs on their misgivings. This POTUS wouldn't know truth if it smacked him in the face with a 2X4. The labor unions could tell you something about that as regards the promises made in private about Obamacare. If an immigration bill is not specific and ironclad in its' provisions, you might as well laugh at it as regards its' effects. Yep, we're a nation of laws but how many of those laws are actually followed and upheld.

#23 | Posted by matsop at 2014-02-07 06:50 PM | Reply | Flag:

..."misgivings"...?

...they may have misgivings about immigration reform, but they ain't about the president but their racist bassist...

...LOL...

#24 | Posted by 1EyedMan at 2014-02-07 07:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

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