John Boehner promises immigration amnesty to Obama and Democrats

From the New York Times ( ):

Fresh off an election in which Hispanic voters largely sided with Democrats, Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that he was "confident" Congress and the White House could come up with a comprehensive immigration solution.

Immigration reform is "an important issue that I think ought to be dealt with," Mr. Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said in an interview with Diane Sawyer on "ABC World News."

"This issue has been around far too long," he said, "and while I believe it's important for us to secure our borders and to enforce our laws, I think a comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I'm confident that the president, myself, others, can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all."

That is, of course, idiotic. One of the major reasons for the GOP loss appears to be losing white voters, not the "Hispanic vote". Comprehensive immigration reform - aka "amnesty" - is bad policy, as described at that link. It's also incredibly bad politics for the GOP: it would give the Democratic Party millions of new voters.

If you oppose amnesty, please take a moment and contact Boehner with your thoughts via and @johnboehner.