Harry Reid Warns Republicans There Will Not Be Strict Border Security Measures In Amnesty Bill

June 12, 2013 8:30 pmViews: 3359

Harry Reid Mr Sabotage

One of the deals almost any Republican in the House has agreed to for immigration reform is that a priority will be given to increased border security. Well, thanks to Senator Harry Reid who is a master at sabotaging a multitude of legislative efforts, has now done the same thing with the illegal alien amnesty bill before Congress right now. Reid has said that he will not make a, "path to citizenship contingent on attaining border security goals."

So no guaranteed increased border security for the Republicans (and the nation by the way), but the Democrats get 11 million new voters...I mean illegal aliens given amnesty. Here is the compromise Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress are always talking about, we want it all our way, and you get nothing.

Good heavens, is there ever any hope of getting our government to work with politicians like Reid who simply poison the process almost from the start?

Read more from Politico below and then watch the video of Harry Reid speaking before the Senate:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid indicated on Wednesday that he will not allow the Gang of Eight immigration bill to require stricter border security measures merely in order to attract Republican votes.

“Our goal now is to pass the strongest legislation possible with as many votes as possible while staying true to our principles,” Reid said.

A number of Republicans, led by Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), have said they may be able to support the bill if it includes a hard “trigger” of ensuring stronger border security metrics are in place before allowing undocumented immigrants to pursue a path to citizenship.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) hopes to round up more than 70 votes to put increasing pressure on the House to act on immigration. But Reid said he won’t go too far out on a limb to accommodate GOP concerns and rack up as many votes as possible.

Reid said that whatever bill the Senate passes cannot include unreasonable thresholds for immigrants to seek citizenship. Cornyn’s amendment would require 90 percent illegal border apprehension rates and significant investment in border security personnel and infrastructure. But Reid said the Gang of Eight legislation that the Senate is starting from “does not and should not make the path to citizenship contingent on attaining border security goals that are impossible to measure.”

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