At the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Conference on Wednesday, GOP establishment darling Ana Navarro said amnesty legislation may have a better chance of passing if Republicans take back the Senate and control both chambers of Congress.
When asked if a Republican majority in the Senate would be beneficial for immigration reform, Navarro said, “Yes.”
Navarro, who has said that critics of President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty should “shut up now” after Obama decided to delay it until after the midterms, said that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and potential Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “have a good relationship” and that “both want to address immigration reform in a comprehensive way.”
She stated that the amnesty legislation may not be as liberal as what she, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), or Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) desire, but it could be “a package that addresses some of the major issues” that go beyond border security. She also asserted that such a bill would have to have some trigger mechanisms or sequential parts because Obama will never sign a bill that just focuses on border security, even though an overwhelming majority of Americans in nearly every national poll want border security before any type of amnesty is even discussed. Obama has vowed not to sign a bill that does not include a pathway to citizenship for the country’s illegal immigrants.
Boehner, who has said he wanted to pass amnesty legislation in the next Congress, recently touted his close relationship with McConnell.
As Breitbart News has noted, “Even though Republicans may take back Congress because of the public’s opposition to Obama’s executive amnesty, GOP establishment advisers and lobbyists are pushing Republican leaders to turn their backs on voters and push comprehensive amnesty legislation if they control Congress.”