Rep. Gutierrez Says Votes Are There for Immigration Reform

Hispanically Speaking News

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said Wednesday that comprehensive immigration reform has the support of dozens of members of the Republican majority in the House of Representatives.

Among GOP backers of comprehensive reform he cited Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican candidate for vice president.

Gutierrez said 195 of the 201 Democrats in the House would vote for a reform bill similar to the one passed last month by the Senate, meaning that fewer than two dozen Republican votes would be needed to reach the magic number of 218 required to pass it.

He made his remarks at the presentation of the “Immigration Reform Summer” campaign pushed by the Alliance for Citizenship and which will include more than 360 events in more than 50 congressional districts nationwide.

The aim of the campaign is to keep up the pressure on Republican congressmen regarding the issue of immigration reform during the August recess.

“We’re going to remember August as a month fundamental for immigration reform,” Gutierrez said…


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Related: Chamber of Commerce Letter to House Leaders Demands Amnesty

The Chamber of Commerce is turning the screws on the House, with a high-pressure letter for House party leaders Boehner and Pelosi. Signers include everyone from Facebook to the American Beekeeping Federation. It’s the usual lies er, talking points about the economy, mostly with the threat that business wants millions of new cheap workers, or else. Resistance is futile, etc. The twenty million Americans unable to find full-time work don’t concern the business titans…


The letter is at the link.


Update:   Corporate Welfare for IBM, Accenture at Heart of Senate Amnesty Bill

The Senate’s immigration bill contains a tech industry handout for some companies like IBM and Accenture. It would virtually eliminate competitors in the market for highly-skilled immigrant labor.

Multiple sources close to the immigration debate have told Breitbart News that the provision is a key reason the corporate titans helped build support for passage of the immigration bill in the Senate. They fought hard to pass the law in the Senate and have been strategizing to get final passage in the House…

…On page 917 of the final version of the bill, a section amends current law with regard to H1B visas…



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