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Are House Republicans Doing A Slow Cave On Amnesty?

Eric Cantor and Bob Goodlatte
Multiple sources are reporting that House leaders are considering their own version of the Dream Act with a bill that would create a path to citizenship for some children brought to the U.S. illegally.

The bill is being drafted by Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, both from Virginia, and according to The Hill, the bill represents the first Republican measure that takes up the issue of a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

It also calls into question the House leadership’s oft stated commitment to a border security first strategy on dealing with Democrat demands for immigration “reform.”

Goodlatte, in a statement released Thursday, said an exception should be made for children who were brought here illegally at no fault of their own.

“As part of the step-by-step approach the House is taking to address immigration reform, Leader Cantor and I are working on a bill to provide a legal status to those who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children by their parents,” Goodlatte said.

“These children came here through no fault of their own and many of them know no other home than the United States,” Goodlatte said. “This is one component of immigration reform — any successful reform plan must improve our legal immigration programs, strengthen border security and the interior enforcement of our immigration laws, and find a way to fairly deal with those who are currently in the country unlawfully.”

A bill along the lines of the Democratic Senate’s Dream Act is a major policy change for House Republicans. House Republicans have consistently voted against Senate Dream Act bills and voted last month to defund President Obama’s unconstitutional 2012 executive order to use “prosecutorial discretion” to protect young illegal immigrants from deportation.

However, rank-and-file Republicans are not openly racing to support the bill. According to POLITICO a Judiciary Committee aide admitted that there are currently no other sponsors for the bill and there is no timetable set to move it forward.

So far House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte, with back-up from such stalwarts as Representatives Lamar Smith, Louie Gohmert and Steve King, has approved four immigration bills; legislation that would boost interior enforcement, create an e-verify system for employers, expand visas for high-skilled workers and create an agricultural guest-worker program. Let’s hope that this House version of the Dream Act is not the first step in a slow House Republican cave-in on a “pathway to citizenship” for the rest of the 11 million, or more, illegal aliens thought to be living in the United States.

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