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GOP Leadership Plotting to Pass Amnesty in August

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the House GOP Conference Chair, said that amnesty legislation could come to the floor by August.

Her comments come after multiple House Republicans have ramped up support for amnesty legislation and discussed bills they plan to introduce in the coming months.

“I believe there is a path that we get a bill on the floor by August,” McMorris Rodgers said, according to the Spokesman-Review. “We’re going to have to push that this is a legal status, not amnesty,” she said.

According to NBC 5, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) “will soon introduce a bill that will establish a path to citizenship for the minor children of illegal immigrants and a guest worker program.”

“If the only illegal act they committed was coming into the country without proper documentation we’d put them on a path to legalization,” Barton said.

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) said the Republican leadership is “as close as we have ever been” and, though “it is still a big, big, heavy lift… I think we’re going to get there.”

“I think we finally have the policy right,” Diaz-Balart told Roll Call. “And what we’re finding is more and more people out there as they’re seeing it, different aspects of the policy, are starting to say, ‘Hey, that is something that makes sense.’” Continue reading from Breitbart…

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