Bipartisan House immigration talks foundering, Republican warns
May 15th, 2013
06:06 PM ET
10 years ago

Bipartisan House immigration talks foundering, Republican warns

Washington (CNN) - A group of House members working on bipartisan immigration reform legislation remain unable to reach a final deal, one of the Republicans involved in the talks told CNN Wednesday.

And now time is running out, the congressman warned.


Filed under: Immigration • John Carter
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  1. jkane sfl the gop national disgrace party will be swept out like the trash they are in2014 ?

    I told you months ago ,the gop would try and torpedo the bill after they said they wanted a new direction . The new direction is backwards double time and starve the beast,the budget to get rid of the programs they don't like and the rest of us depend on ,soc sec healthcare while they freeload off the taxpayers and get free healthcare for life, gop garbage!!!!!

    May 15, 2013 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  2. Wake up People!

    Keep up the good work GOP!! We love you!!

    May 15, 2013 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    Nothing should be done about immigration, but to enforce our existing laws, and shut down the border.

    May 15, 2013 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  4. Data Driven

    As predicted. A snowflake in hell had a better chance than immigration reform. The sticking point is extending Obamacare to the immigrants, but I'd rather have them buy insurance than have me pay for their ER care, and when put that way, I'm sure most would agree with me, left or right. This is stupid politics from Republicans. They're going to badly lose the Latino vote for two generations. But hey, they have what they think are scandalettes to pursue, so now they will do nothing, on any public policy issue, for the next 3 and 1/2 years.

    May 15, 2013 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  5. king

    these folks were going to kill this law regardless. they have no intention of passing this i migration law. they were hoping for an excuse to slam this law earlier than would. i dont trust these repubs, because they are so partisan, they even filibuster their own bill. the only way immigration can pass is with a dem house and senate.

    May 15, 2013 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  6. rs

    Of course the talks are "foundering" the GOP NEVER had any intention of doing immigration reform.

    May 15, 2013 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  7. 2012liberal

    Suprized how? So what's new?

    May 15, 2013 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  8. J.V.Hodgson

    Now let me see, whats changed since Obama got re-lected.
    Nothing ... that was easy.
    Whats the same is too long a list I'll just keep it to the important things.
    1) No concrete proposals from Republicans that the majority of economists or CBO agree creates Jobs. Cant allow that it might make democrats more electable. Ooops this years deficit going to be very low c/f last year!
    2) Never agree an Obama budget make one completely different in the House = Austerity for the masses ( higher unemployment) and keep the tax breaks for the corporates and the ultra wealthy and it does not balance the budget in ten years CBO says much longer. And debt still increases Republicans conveniently forget to mention.
    3) Immigration reform? So we'll do it our way Republicans way and blame OBama again for not agreeing our way or the highway and anyway its too beneficial to democrats, and we cant find a way to reject except totally& completely and utterly stupid Border security targets demands.
    4) Gun controll laws, Wow the NRA will kill us cant vote for that either.
    You see all these might just confirm a good presidency and we cant have that.
    Enter, Benghazi, A&P and IRS and look at reality all they want to do is prove thier own ideological conspiracy and that Hilary and Obama were the deciders
    A&P Oh how could they break the constituion article 1 Obama and Whitehouse the tea party is freaking out already. No proof but it must be Obama First off separation of powers until you can show adequate proof the conspiracy theories by documentation and Obama or whitehouse involved it is political theater.
    IRS has special division that has always existed to find tax evasion or complex tax avoidance. Most of the Hiatus could have been avoided by goint 527 status applications they applied for 524 (c) 4 ( could have gone (c)3 ( disclose donors) but they did not want to disclose donors.. this was set up via the Citizens United decision.
    That said not having the ta xsratus did not stop these outfits collecting money and pursuing thier objectives which they did. So no real electoral damage here .
    Not condoning what and how the IRS did. It was completely over the top, outrageous and stupid.
    Bottom line Republicans with Benghazi, A&P and IRS can distract form thier NO POlICY and avoid having to deal with many issues far more important... more important to them is to prove Obama orchestrated it all and we must impeach him. Never mind the evidence is not there we have to keep looking.

    May 16, 2013 01:51 am at 1:51 am |