July 16, 2012
Vice President Biden, President of the Senate was in the chambers that day to pass the Senate bill.
I think to a certain extent Ryan makes a lot of excuses about the budget and debt ceiling about being difficult and more important than anything else. Why do I believe Ryan is making excuses about immigration? Because the bill is written in a subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee. Does Ryan's name appear within that subcommittee?
Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security (click here)
Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-04), ChairmanMr. Poe, Vice-Chairman
|Mr. Smith (TX)||Ms. Lofgren|
|Mr. King||Ms. Jackson Lee|
|Mr. Jordan||Mr. Gutierrez|
|Mr. Amodei||Mr. Garcia|
|Mr. Labrador||Mr. Pierluisi|
It would appear as though Ryan believes he was elected to the Executive Branch because his influence is omnipotent. He is wrong. There is absolutely no reason why the House Subcommittee can't finish drafting a bill for a vote. No excuses. The budget and debt ceiling is a separate issue with separate legislation. Ryan has nothing to do with this except vote on the bill.
Ryan is from Wisconsin. Remember, the USS Wisconsin and a lot of flag waving.
This is an article from 2009.
How do many Republicans secure the House seats?
Now, whether that is the reality in Wisconsin and with Ryan in particular is somewhat not the topic. The point is there are House members settled into a great deal of rhetorical comfort through gerrymandering. What happens when there is an additional population within any district that will primarily vote Democratic or Independent?
They could lose their seats. Do GOP members want Undocumented Workers to actually become part of this country? No. They are completely content with things as they are.
For the most part, Republicans understand Undocumented Workers are important people. They should not be deported and should be considered important to the USA economy. Most of the Republicans understand the issue and they absolutely understand they have to legislate in favor of these wonderful people. They simply don't want to and to that end they will victimize the undocumented and ridicule them as law breakers and state all sorts of things that could be considered racist, bigoted and inflammatory. None of what the GOP states is the problem at all.
If I were leading Hispanics to victory in passing immigration reform, I would first be soliciting my Senator or a Senator from another state to help me lobby. The Senators weren't afraid of Undocumented Workers. 14 Republican Senators stood strong with the Democrats in passing the bill. It was filibuster proof. A very proud moment in the Senate.
Those Senators believe in addressing the needs of the country, not preserving seats immorally through gerrymandering any district in their favor. That is honorable and what is transpiring in the House is dishonorable.
The lobbying effort President Obama referred to is vital to the best outcome to the Undocumented. They are already a part of the American family and even in 2009 when that article was written by a Wisconsin media service, the USA borders are doing just fine and any influx is slowed and even stopped. The border is not the problem and we all know it.
The only sincere problem at the USA southern border is the drug trade and the American guns that make it all possible. The drug trade has nothing to do with the undocumented. The people that carry drugs in the USA for the cartels are separate issue. There are US agencies prepared to deal with the mess. The US Border Patrol is caught right in the middle of the drug wars. For the most part any undocumented the US Border Patrol picks up don't cause them much grief.
If the US Senate is confident in their legislation and welcome to the undocumented, it is time the House welcome them as well.
There is no reason to delay this vital legislation. It is time. A strong and vibrant lobbying effort needs to begin and continue until the legislation is finished. Why the Senators should help? Because they have basically the same financial backers as their House members. They can advocate for honesty and honor and serving the country while being confident a re-election lies in the ability to see past the cronyism and for the first time see the person waiting to be a full member of this country.
Do it. Don't take no for an answer and be sure the US House understands if they are going to obstruct a vote when in fact there is already a majority waiting to pass the law; they indeed will have to worry about their seats even if comfortably gerrymandered. I have witnessed the community. It is powerful and door to door canvasing is nothing to them. They have the numbers, the dedication and will. All they need is a theme, a flier, an Icon and a campaign. I know they can make it happen.
Time to get on with it.