Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and other Republican leaders are expected to release a one-page statement of immigration principles this week at their annual retreat in Cambridge, Md., according to aides with knowledge of the plan. The document is expected to call for border security and enforcement measures, as well as providing a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, the aides said.Oh yeah, and the permanent legal status "but not citizenship" will last right until the Democrats regain control of Congress. And that won't take long, as large numbers of Americans (including many Democrats who are out of work) decide that there is no point in voting, because the only choice is between a party that brings in low wage workers to take away your job, and a party that brings them in to take away your job and give them voting rights.
UPDATE: Glad to see others in the Republican Party can see this. From Sen. Sessions's January 26, 2014 USA Today piece:
House Republicans should reply to the president's immigration effort with a simple message: Our first duty is to help struggling Americans find good work and rising wages.
The president's own economic adviser, Gene Sperling, recently noted that there are three unemployed people for every job available. Wages today have been flat since 2000. Last year, a record one in five American households received food stamps.
This is a national emergency.There is a real opportunity for Republicans to deliver a devastating blow to the Democrats. Run ads through this election campaign emphasizing that the poorest working Americans have the most to lose from amnesty for illegals -- that Obama represents corporations trying to get everyone crushed down to minimum wage. But too many Republicans like Boehner represent those same big corporations that control the Democratic Party.