Senate negotiators seek new compromise on immigration
June 18th, 2013
09:07 PM ET
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Senate negotiators seek new compromise on immigration

Washington (CNN) - A bipartisan group of senators is scrambling to reach a fresh compromise they hope can propel a proposal to overhaul U.S. immigration policy toward passage in that chamber and provide momentum heading into the Republican-controlled House.

A deal remained elusive, however, on Tuesday evening and it was uncertain whether the stark differences that have stalled immigration reform for years in Congress could be bridged with time running out on debate.

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  1. ST

    Republicans are using people who are not useful to them. Example: Karl Rove, the person who failed "W" presidency; Sarah Palin, the person who did not prove that she is intelligent to lead the country in case things go wrong to McCain. Speaker Boehner who has proved so far is not so smart/active like the previous Speaker Nancy Pelosi .And the Party still thinks they can take a front seat any how? Please can you forget it already!

    June 18, 2013 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Look on the bright sed Wr. Speaker. Next November you'll be back in Ohio rolling up a phat one getting blazed with your new immigrant son-in-law.

    June 18, 2013 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  3. Mikey

    @ just sayin – Are you willing to pay additional taxes to round up all the illegals and completely seal off the borders? Will you be screaming bloody murder when prices go up on groceries, at restaurants, and for a host of other services? You will quickly find out that these "invaders" contribute a lot more than they take. Who will you incorrectly blame then?

    June 18, 2013 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  4. Tea Party Thomas

    No path to citizenship ever!

    Deport the law breakers!

    June 18, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  5. MaryM

    And the hole gets deeper and deeper for the republicans. No matter how hard they try, they just cant get past those obstructionist TPers in Congress. Vote all the TPers out of Congress and maybe, just maybe Congress can, once again get back to doing its job for Americans.

    June 18, 2013 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    just sayin

    6 out of 10 americans want border security done first. read cnn's poll. citizenship isn't even close to it in the numbers. first shut off the flow and keep the next 20 million out, then deal with the immigration mess inside the country. track down and deport all visa overstayers. the rest have 6 months to come forward and register. after that they are criminals to be deported if they are caught.

    or.... we could always just adopt the same policies as the mexican government. very very harsh stuff there. we are being played for fools by them. they encourage their citizens to invade our country and send money back to mexico.
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    Do you know what you sound like assuming that every illegal immigrant in this country is from Mexico? Most of them are not, and simply pass through Mexico to get to the U.S. Most come from central/south America, not just Mexico.

    Do you have any idea how much it would cost to "enforce the laws" as you suggest?
    Better question. Have you even stopped to consider the cost of aggressively deporting millions people?

    Speaking of deportation. Where would you send them? Do you think these other countries will accept hundreds of thousands of people at the drop of a hat, on your say so?

    June 18, 2013 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  7. gary

    The GOP is a dying brand. The sooner gone the better for the country.

    June 18, 2013 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  8. Marie MD

    Start with deporting the Canadian born crazy mccarthy, excuse me, cross from Texas.
    Only when I see that he has been deported back to his country,if they even want him, will anything done or said by the rethugs make sense. Then again, they can always work on JOBS, JOBS, JOBS, their 2010 platform. It's been so long who remembers.

    June 18, 2013 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  9. Tom

    Just another day at the office - Republicans block anything useful.

    June 18, 2013 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  10. Fair is Fair

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Felipe Cruz has already announced he's going to submit an amendment to the bill which will ultimately destroy the bill. Boehner has no leadership over his caucus.
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    Boehner is the Speaker of the House. Cruz is in the Senate. You make no sense.

    June 18, 2013 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  11. Randy, San Francisco

    Speaker Boehner can crawl on hands and knees to Minority Leader Pelosi and beg for Democratic votes to pass immigration reform legislation since his own caucus is so unreliable and intransigent.

    June 18, 2013 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  12. Richard Long

    Win/win for the democrats:
    If amnesty passes, you have add 11 million democrats.
    If amnesty fails, you can blame the Republicans.
    Who gets screwed in the end U.S. Legal citizens.

    June 18, 2013 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  13. Evergreen

    For decades the business class (GOP) used illegal immigration as a way to bust unions and keep wages ridiculously low with the excuse that they are doing jobs Americans wont do. That statement was never try. Americans couldn't do those jobs for that pay. Unintended consequence: the American born children of these immigrants are more likely to become democrates.

    June 18, 2013 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    the repuclican will loose the election they putting these country down only useless things they talk about.come november 2016 we will not vote for them.they dont like immigrants.they are the stumbling to their own party.

    June 18, 2013 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  15. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Wow,
    Some of you are really funny. Those of you that think the Republician Party is going extenct I remind you of the words of Mark Twain: The news of my death have been greatly exagratted. You should realize, after the dust has settled, there is going to be no immigration bill. The people have already rejected it. Again.

    rs. You want somethinng? It is up to you to go get it. You had the oppurtunity to go to school. After that the government doesn't owe you a thing. It takes a long time to build wealth. Rome wasn't built in a day. The (Republicians) built business where you could go to work. So if you have a place to work, thank a (Republician) Conservative, uh. Old White Guy. Conservatives know how to make money. Liberal's want it. Companies leave the country so liberal's can't steal it. Figured it out yet?

    June 18, 2013 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  16. sammy750

    It is amazing that another family has been held slaves in OHIO, Boehner home state. This shows the nation and the world what OHIO really is. Boehner comes and is supported by people that do not care about other people,

    June 18, 2013 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  17. Peoples State of Illinois

    Looks like it's time for a good game of "cowboys and illegals."

    June 18, 2013 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  18. Keep Fear ALive

    wow, boenher looking to kill the immigration bill ... good! now we'll have EIGHT more years of a Democratic President ! ... thanks to the Crying Orange Monkee

    June 18, 2013 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  19. BillZ123

    So don't vote on it. The hispanic vote accounts for only 10% of the total vote and passing this legislation will never swing there vote away from the Dems. Stop wasting time.

    June 18, 2013 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  20. Thomas

    House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday, "I don't see any way of bringing an immigration bill to the floor that doesn't have majority support of Republicans."

    What time dose John start Happy Hour ?

    June 18, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  21. Data Driven

    With their gerrymandered districts, the House GOP aren't as troubled by Lindsey Graham's demographic "death spiral" as the Senate GOPhers.

    This won't pass the House.

    June 18, 2013 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  22. Wake up People!

    Republicans built this country??? Sorry Ray, those were many of our ancestors that were forced to work for free, and treated worse than animals. Those are the people that built this country.

    June 18, 2013 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  23. Al-NY,NY

    Mikey

    @ just sayin – Are you willing to pay additional taxes to round up all the illegals and completely seal off the borders? Will you be screaming bloody murder when prices go up on groceries, at restaurants, and for a host of other services? You will quickly find out that these "invaders" contribute a lot more than they take. Who will you incorrectly blame then?
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    The rightie response..."Taxes???? No way. Just cut the EPA, NEA, PP, and Dept of Education and we'll have PLENTY of $".......they are so clueless as to how much it would cost and the economic ramifications it's scary

    June 18, 2013 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  24. Steveo

    @Rudy NYC
    Speaking of deportation. Where would you send them? Do you think these other countries will accept hundreds of thousands of people at the drop of a hat, on your say so?
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    As much as the left touts President Obama as the King of deportations, you are now concerned about where the illegals go?

    June 18, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  25. Steveo

    @Richard Long

    Win/win for the democrats:
    If amnesty passes, you have add 11 million democrats.
    If amnesty fails, you can blame the Republicans.
    Who gets screwed in the end U.S. Legal citizens.
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    BINGO! It is ALL about potential votes and not about law enforcement! No one can tell me I am wrong ESPECIALLY since this admnistration is advertising American assistance programs (FOOD STAMPS) in Mexico, a country that has no such program!

    June 18, 2013 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
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