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Tue Apr 1, 2014, 05:51 AM

126. No, they're not.. sorry, you're misinformed. actually I'm glad you're wrong..

House Democrats File Petition To Force Immigration Vote


House Democrats gather at the Capitol to introduce a procedural move that would force a House vote on comprehensive immigration reform.

With only 199 House Democratic members, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) knew before, during, and after a Democratic leadership-led press conference on the steps of the Capitol that a procedural motion aimed at forcing a vote on comprehensive immigration reform would fail to garner the required 218 signatures needed to send an immigration bill to the House floor without first being passed out of committee. That discharge petition requires a bipartisan miracle and House Republicans have been unwilling to budge. But the Democrat-led effort is intended to call out Republicans who have called immigration the “800-pound gorilla,” but have done little to come up with a solution.

At the conference, several Democratic leaders and celebrity America Ferrera expressed their hope that the “Demand A Vote” discharge petition for the House Democrat-introduced comprehensive immigration bill would successfully make House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) allow a vote on immigration reform. Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV) said, “one person should not stand in the way of the will of the country.” Separately, during general speeches on the House floor, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) said, “we have created a dysfunctional immigration system that does not meet our needs” while Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) touted the benefits of immigration reform, saying that the bill would “supercharge the economy of our great nation.”


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http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2014/03/26/3419040/house-democrats-introduce-immigration-discharge-petition/

House Democrats Arrested In Immigration Reform Protest

"The protest came after more than 160 rallies for immigration reform were held across the country on Saturday, and slightly less than a week after House Democrats introduced their own immigration bill based on two pieces of bipartisan legislation: one from the Senate and one approved by the House Homeland Security Committee.

But the action also came during a government shutdown and a brewing fight over raising the debt limit -- and after months of House Republican leadership firmly stating that they will not hold a vote on the Senate immigration bill or anything else that a majority of GOP members oppose."

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/house-democrats-arrested-immigration_n_4066253.html


Members of congress calling for comprehensive immigration reform stand in unison before they were detained by police in front of the U.S. Capital Building in Washington on Oct. 8, 2013.

http://www.ibtimes.com/several-members-congress-including-least-8-house-democrats-arrested-immigration-rally-washington

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