Friday, October 25, 2013

28 U.S. House GOP Support Immigration Reform Including Democrats, But Bill Stalled By Majority Leader Boehner

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A majority of U.S. House of Representatives support has emerged to pass a bipartisanship comprehensive immigration reform bill, but Boehner, the House Speaker stalling bill.

By H. Nelson Goodson
October 25, 2013

Washington, D.C. - The America's Voice Online is reporting that 28 U.S. House Republicans support a bipartisan comprehensive immigration bill with a path to citizenship for more than 11 million of undocumented Immigrants in the country. Currently,  there are about 200 Democrats who support a just immigration bill with a path to citizenship for immigrants and with 28 Republicans in support would surpass the 218 total of votes needed to pass a similar U.S. Senate version of the immigration reform bill.
Last month, Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said that at least 200 House Democrats support citizenship for the 11 million of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. America's Voice Online believes that 28 House Republicans also support citizenship for immigrants as well, which the organization cited public statements from those Congressmen/women in support of citizenship. 
If House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-OH) would allow a vote on a similar Senate version of the immigration reform bill tomorrow, it would be approved before the year ends. The U.S. House of Representatives have 19 more days of active legislative action in their calender for 2013.
A immigration reform bill  would give President Obama another victory after Boehner lost his battle to stall Obama's HealthCare for several years.
The approval of an immigration reform bill in 2003 will most likely cost the GOP the White House in the next presidential election.

Washington, D.C. - Maria Zuniga, the mother of Jonathan Zuniga and Rocio Perez, the mother of Rocio Hernández were taken into custody by Capitol Police on Thursday at U.S. Senator Robert "Bob" Menendez (D-NJ) office. After their release from jail on Thursday, they went back to Menendez' office on Friday again.
They were pushing for asylum for their children who as the "DREAM 30" of undocumented immigrants who decided to crossed into Mexico last September in protest of unjust immigration laws and especially the failure of passing the DREAM Act. They were taken into custody while attempting to illegally return to the U.S.
Both Jonathan and Rocio are being held with 10 other DREAMers at an El Paso ICE detention facility awaiting removal from the U.S. The parents of the DREAM 30 alleged that Menendez won't support their children's release. Menendez does support a comprehensive immigration reform bill with a path to citizenship for 11 million of undocumented immigrants. 

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