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Immigration Talks Break Down In the House of Representatives

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Rep. Dennis Ross/ The Shark Tank


According to Republican Congressman  Dennis Ross (R-FL), who is a strong supporter of  border security and E-Verify, the immigration reform talks in the U.S. House of Representatives have broken down. In an interview with the Shark Tank in Washington, D.C., Ross said that Congressman Sam Johnson, who is part of the “Gang of Eight”  immigration reform group in the House, has told him the immigration reform talks broke down Wednesday night.

 Just  about an hour later, Congressman Raul Labrador (R-FL) told the Shark Tank that we wasn’t surprised this happened. Labrador initially pulled out of the immigration talks because he didn’t see the two sides coming to a consensus on the issue. Source-Labrador

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • DebraP

    The “Gang of Eight” should not have been formed in the first place. We don’t need anymore deals made behind closed doors. I’ve watched Rep Labrador (of Idaho) in action on C-SPAN during the Fast and Furious hearings. He’s fairly conservative so probably a good sign he has left the Gang of Eight.

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  • MrMidnyte

    No amnesty, none, period. If you support amnesty you are dooming the American way of life.

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  • Carolyn Tackett

    It has my experience that members of the House show a lot more common sense and a lot more responsiveness to their constituents than members of the Senate. Immigration reform has been a non-starter and House members seem to understand that. I wish that they would convince their counterparts in the Senate to take a step back and think this through a bit better.

  • Carolyn Tackett

    BTW, we do need to immigration reform. They can start by enforcing current law. Until it is shown to me that our politicians are willing to get serious about border security, E-verify and punishing those who employ illegals I can’t support any kind of reform. I remember what happenned in 1986 and I don’t want to see a repeat of that.

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    • Cat

      AMEN! Carol … They have had almost 30 years to secure the border .. and they haven’t! If they were serious they would have been trying at least for show in the past few years .. they say it has never been more secure .. but everyone with a brain knows that is a LIE. Secure the border, require E-Verify for all, ENFORCE our current laws .. we don’t need reform we need enforcement!

  • SH

    I still say the solution is simple…just stop giving away “freebies” to anyone who is not an American citizen, (in the form of health care, education, benefits of any kind, plus penalties on employers)….those who are not here legally will leave of their own accord, no forceful deportation needed. We have already seen this work in several states that adopted strong employer penalties. And what is wrong about showing photo ID and legal residency to not only vote, but receive any major benefit? Has that kept anyone from driving, receiving welfare, food stamps, or voting? We have to show ID for just about anything, including cashing a check at a local store. Suddenly the ID is holding people back from voting??? Give me a break! I agree with others…protect and control our borders, enforce our existing immigration laws, and stop giving away our citizenship rights. Our constitutional rights should be for citizens of this country, not the world! No one else has adopted our constitution! ust because I go to another country doesn’t mean I automatically am granted all of their rights…I cannot demand that!

  • Lightweight

    Why we 8 people do what 535 election people were sent to do ? I gues Obam get to change the US Constitution without permission ? I guess so with these politicians who have not read the Document ? I will never forget the 2010 GOP Promise to filter every issue through the Consitution…

  • SSMcDonald

    More hot-air rhetoric from the do-nothing Congress. Where are the statesmen? Where is my Congressman Ted Yoho, who wrote in his campaign: “As your representative, I will FIGHT for: smaller more efficient and responsive government through adherence to the U.S. Constitution……immigration reform…”

  • lowie

    Good. The House of Representatives know what is at stake here. This administration wants reform only to transform this country the way he wants it. We need to regain control of the Senate so our problems can be solved with Americans in mind and not illegal entrants who know nothing about the American way.

  • Nancy Celano

    I am very quickly giving up on this country. I have grown physically exhausted from defending my conservative feelings and I know that I must keep on doing so. The hatred I feel for liberals is so intense that my sister and most of my family don’t talk to me anymore. They refuse to acknowledge the danger imposed on us by Obama and his administration, and, I can’t understand their rationale. The liberal thinking is that of schizophrenics and makes absolutely no sense. I can only pray that God will save America by allowing conservatives to win in the coming elections.

  • Harry Houdini

    Rep. Ross is a REAL CONSERVATIVE!

  • gracepmc

    The House should kill the bill. Anything sent from the House back to the Senate will be stripped and the amnesty that the Democrats want will be law. And any illusion of border security, lawful voting or a two party system will be just that, an illusion.

    Secure the border, enforce existing law, get rid of Holder and Napolitano and start anew.

    Legislation should not be crafted by gangs or behind closed doors.

  • Riley Boyd

    It’s time for members of congress to quit being politians and start being statesmen. Cast their votes for what is right not what is politically right

  • Carlos

    The fact the GOP’s own ineptitude tripped up their stupid, cloddish bumbling would be funny if it weren’t pathetic. The progressives in the party will stop at nothing short of selling out this nation, in exchange for the worthless, fleeting illusion of approval from their political enemies who despise them and only want to defeat them. It’s like some moron who’s hell bent on running off the Empire State Bldg. but trips on a cable and knocks himself out 3 ft. from the edge.

  • SH

    I can only hope that our Senators and Reps read these comments from all these good people! Seems like most of us just want the U.S. to enforce the existing laws and control our borders….as promised back in 1986. Stop the uncontrolled border crossings, stop giving away all the freebies that belong to citizens (and paid for by citizens). This administration and even all of Congress keeps forgetting that all the money they are spending comes from us! The money they give away comes from us! The 60 to 100 million dollars the President will spend on a trip to Africa…comes from us! It appears that Congress can only question and listen, but have no authority to actually do anything to right the wrongs being thrust upon our country by this administration and their chosen leaders of our vital agencies. Can anyone do something? Everyone knows that laws have been broken. Yet no one is held accountable, much less fired. They adamantly stay put in their jobs, getting big bonuses and promotions! Really!!!

  • MikeR

    Any form of immigration amnesty is Republican suicide. I don’t trust Boehner to do the right thing. He is motivated by something other than what’s best for the United States. I suspect his motivation is a huge pile of cash.

  • Jessy

    It is not amnesty when there is a process and requirements to meet where families who have done nothing but try to provide a better future for their families, are being convicted as serial killers. Crossing the border illegally is a civil offense, like when you run a red light. Have you been called illegal for the rest of your life after your first traffic ticket? I don’t think so.
    It saddens me to see all the comments above. I don’t understand how many are quick to defend their christian beliefs but are the first ones to doomed entire families to an under-class. We’re all immigrants, don’t forget about that. The United States needs a pathway to citizenship for those who are contributing to our country and not getting anything back. Inform yourself, undocumented immigrants pay taxes but do not receive any “freebies.”