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Does the House GOP Also Trust Obama?

The House of Representatives’ own version of the Gang of Eight has announced agreement on an amnesty bill, though without revealing what they actually agreed to. It’s clear the bill legalizes (i.e., amnesties) illegal aliens, since one sticking point was “how the legislation would handle health care for immigrants on the pathway to citizenship.” Since I can’t imagine that the Democrats in the gang (Becerra, Yarmuth, Lofgren, and Gutierrez) would ever agree to postponing the grant of legal status until E-Verify, exit-tracking, and real border control are in place, it seems likely their bill will follow the basic pattern of the Senate’s Schumer-Rubio bill — amnesty first, in exchange for promises of enforcement.

If that turns out to be the case, then it would appear that at least four House Republicans (Carter, Diaz-Balart, Sam Johnson, and Labrador) join Marco Rubio, Grover Norquist, et al. in trusting Barack Obama. As I wrote on the homepage today, it seems like an odd place to put your trust.

Mark Krikorian — Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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