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GOP Leaders Are Lying About Not Planning To Pass Amnesty

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Our friends Jonathan Strong and Matthew Boyle of Breitbart have a couple of great articles about the House GOP leadership and its plan to sneak amnesty for illegal aliens into law through the “must pass” National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) or some other key bill that will be on the floor after the Republican primary season is over. 

While Strong and Boyle have all the facts right and, we might add, present them with great insight, allow us to connect the dots and make the case that Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy are just plain lying when they or their spokesmen say there’s no plan to move an amnesty bill in the House this year.

Sophomore Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of California, a close ally of GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy, is leading the push to add the text of his “ENLIST Act” to the NDAA, which could come to the House floor as early as next month.

The “ENLIST Act” would grant the privilege of enlisting in the US military to illegal aliens and then grant them amnesty and legal residency.

Now here’s a dot; among the cosponsors of the “ENLIST Act” are Reps. Mick Mulvaney and Trey Gowdy – the latter of whom is the chairman of the immigration subcommittee on the House Judiciary Committee.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee which has jurisdiction over the immigration issue, could pull rank and topple the effort to slip the “ENLIST Act” into the NDAA, but Goodlatte said Wednesday “we're working on it.”

Got that? Goodlatte said “we're working on it,” not “no way” or “over my dead body.”

Aother key player is California Rep. Buck McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), who is in charge of drafting the NDAA bill.

McKeon, who became Chairman of HASC on the strength of his close relationship with Speaker Boehner, is term limited as Chairman and is not seeking reelection – he’s immune to political challenge and is widely assumed to be in line for a lucrative lobbying deal with big business once he leaves Congress.

And guess who the major proponents of amnesty are? Big Business, of course.

Beside McKeon, top Boehner allies that are retiring in 2014 include three other committee chairmen: Reps. Mike Rogers (R-MI) of the Intelligence Committee, Doc Hastings (R-WA) of the Natural Resources Committee and Dave Camp (R-MI) of the Ways and Means Committee. One of Boehner other closest friends, Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA), is also retiring this year.

What’s so important about that, you might ask?

Simple, like McKeon these powerful committee chairmen and key allies of Speaker Boehner are all immune to political challenge and all in line for lucrative big business lobbying contracts once they leave Congress. 

Now here are the final dots. 

On Monday, Boehner told The Cincinnati Enquirer that immigration was a key area of agreement between him and President Obama and they talked about it at the White House last week. “He wants to get it done. I want to get it done,” Boehner said. “But he’s going to have to help us in this process.”

Boehner then fired back at some conservatives who have likened the GOP principles to amnesty. The GOP leadership’s outline called for granting legal status – but not citizenship – to many immigrants who are currently living in the U.S. illegally under certain conditions. Those include admitting their immigration violation, passing background checks, paying fines and back taxes. 

We call legislatively absolving illegal aliens of numerous felonies by payment of a token fine (that they may or may not actually pay) amnesty, but we guess Boehner is free to disagree.

“Everything by the illegal alien allies is part of a bigger play,” Rep. Mo Brooks told Breitbart’s Jonathan Strong, adding, “There is always the risk that those in Washington that wish to betray the American people on behalf of illegal aliens will slip some language into some place that opens the floodgates to the detriment of American workers.”

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