House GOP standing like a stone wall!

As shown by this release from FAIR that just arrived in my inbox, the great idea that Ron Maxwell was suggesting a while back and that I laid out at VFR seems to be prevailing in the Republican-led House:

Forget the World Cup: Score a Major Victory for the American People!

House Leadership Announces Plan to Hold Field Hearings on Border Security and Immigration Instead of Convening a Conference Committee

The U.S. House Leadership announced today the plan to hold several field hearings throughout the country to seek the opinions of the American people on border security and immigration. “We want to make sure, before we send out chairmen into [conference], that they have heard from the American people,” stated Speaker Hastert. These hearings will take place in Washington, D.C. and in districts around the country.

FAIR sent out an alert Friday, June 16, 2006, asking you to call House Leadership and Chairmen Sensenbrenner and King. We wanted to make sure the “people’s chamber” was on notice as to what the people wanted and to ignore the media’s attempt to popularize certain push polls. Thanks to you, House Leadership is reaching out to the American public for their input on the Senate and House bills and to gauge the will of the American people.

Congratulations to our members! This announcement today proves that your calls and visits have had a huge impact. Now our members of Congress know that the American people are watching and want to engage you on this historic debate before going forward. There is no time to sit down and relax! Please plan on attending any of the field hearings you can and keep pressure on Congress over the summer. FAIR will keep you posted on the dates and times of these events as soon as they become available.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

“The bottom line is first things first,” said Chief Deputy Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA), securing the borders is an “absolute prerequisite” to further immigration policy changes.

Also, in a story picked up at Powerline, the AP quotes anonymous Congressional GOP sources who say there will be no “path to citizenship” passed this year.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 20, 2006 04:25 PM | Send

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