After years and years of warning the GOP, the RNC Chairman Reince Priebus finally speaks up on immigration.
I’ve specifically written about Priebus in the below stories and finally one day after the Senate passes a major milestone with regard to immigration — he finally speaks up. It appears the GOP may be interested in saving the direction of their Party after all via Reince Priebus. But … is it too little too late? Now the direction of the Republican Party falls squarely on Speaker of the House John Boehner. Boehner is a federal lawmaker, and immigration is an issue that must be fixed at the federal level not the state level. If Boehner does not abandon the Hastert Rule — the immigration reform bill will not advance. In other words, the entire Latin population will be angrier with the GOP.
Here are my below prior criticisms of Priebus and I’m glad to hear that he supports comprehensive legal immigration reform. I just hope it isn’t too late.
1. Priebus spoke for 10 minutes this past Saturday on the third day of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” conference at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C. and not one time did he mention the term immigrant. Reince Priebus spoke about “going big and going bold” when he delivered his 10 minute speech, but I cannot understand why the word “immigrant” is so hard for him to utter. He was able to mention outreach with regard to Asians and Hispanics within his speech, however, he can’t seem to address the immigration issue which is the very thing holding the GOP back from healthy “Hispanic” outreach in the first place. Full story>>>
2. If politicians from the Republican party inject a Poison Pill to comprehensive legal immigration reform, I’m afraid fingers should be squarely pointed at RNC’s Chairman Reince Preibus for turning a blind eye and sitting out a fight that will affect millions of American families of Mexican descent (fastest growing demographic population in our Nation). There are approximately 500,000 new coming of age Latin voters every single year and I see a train wreck coming for the GOP in light of their lack of leadership. Full story>>>
3. Cuban-American Senator Republican Ted Cruz is at odds with Cuban-American Senator Republican Marco Rubio over immigration legislation. Where is the RNC Chairman Reince Priebus’ leadership at when GOP Cuban-Americans are at immigration philosophical odds? The Republican Party is acting like a fish without fins. Full story>>>
4. It is now 2013, and it has been almost 7 years since the ousted Arizona Republican Sen. Russell Pearce has used the “wetback” term on an Arizona radio show, too — and he continues to use that term. Yet, Pearce is still in an influential position with access to Arizona Republican Precinct Committeemen as he is still the 1st Vice Chairman of the Arizona GOP today. The National Republican Committee and Chairman Reince Priebus have done nothing in the way of leadership, nor have they initiated educational seminars that would prevent discriminatory or offensive environments. Full story>>>
Washington (CNN) – One day after the Senate passed a full-spectrum immigration bill with overwhelming support, the chairman of the Republican National Committee re-emphasized the need for reform but said the final contours of the legislation are far from settled.
“We need comprehensive immigration reform,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told CNN in an interview in his Capitol Hill office. “I don’t think we can continue to drift along with this mess of immigration laws that we have. And a mess that in many regards has been the results of our government not even enforcing the laws that are in place. There is plenty of blame to go around for why we are in this position, but I think it’s about time that we address it.”
The immigration overhaul would create a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, raise the cap on visas for high-skilled workers, and boost security along the U.S.-Mexico border, was approved Thursday by a 68-32 vote, with 14 Republicans supporting the measure.