From The Hill.
Senate GOP leadership is staying away from a proposal to ensure illegal immigrants don’t get tax break payouts from the government, with the party still smarting from a battle over Department of Homeland Security funding.
Senior Republicans generally say they support the goals of the bill from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) that seeks to keep immigrants protected from deportation by Obama’s executive actions from claiming several years’ worth of earned income tax credits.
But with the most recent immigration fight having just finished, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has said he’s still examining the legislation, and even GOP leaders who openly back the measure say now is not the right time to push hard for the measure.
“It’s more of a longer-term project,” said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (Texas), one of the 10 GOP co-sponsors of the bill.
Not the right time? Apparently no time is the right fucking time. Obama’s been trashing our immigration laws for 6 years and as of yet, the GOP hasn’t done anything substantial to stop the lawless turd dead in his tracks.