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On Wednesday, House Republicans will finally confront leadership on the issue of immigration. In reality, the issue is not too complicated.
There is an enormous bifurcation between the public and the political class over the issue of amnesty. Following passage of the amnesty bill in the Senate, the political class in both parties thinks this is the most pressing issue for the House to consider before the August recess. Senate GOP leadership is working overtime to beg House members to send something over to conference. The public, on the other hand, couldn’t care less about the issue, and in fact, is against amnesty. Moreover, they are distracted with the scandals, Egypt in turmoil, and summer vacations. As such, there is no reason the House should take up immigration legislation before August.
Nonetheless, the forces at be that have the ear of GOP leadership are working indefatigably to pass some form of amnesty. To that end, conservatives have set up a conference with leadership and all GOP House members on Wednesday. Here are the following concerns conservatives must address with leadership:
Conservatives need to unite behind one cogent message – no legal status for anyone here illegally unless Obama begins enforcing the laws on the books and until the magnets are eliminated. They must also agree to vote down any immigration bill that is brought to the floor unless there is an iron-clad agreement from leadership not to go to conference with the Senate. If they want to deal with immigration, they should do so in the September budget battle and attach conditions to funding for the DHS.
Then we can get back to dealing with the things that people outside of DC are actually concerned with; namely, Obamacare and a rogue administration.