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White House slams House GOP plan for immigrants

By Erica Werner

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:38 a.m. HST, Jul 23, 2013

WASHINGTON » A White House senior adviser is accusing the House GOP of "cruel hypocrisy" for contemplating legal status for unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — without also legalizing their parents.

Dan Pfeiffer says over Twitter that the plan boils down to allowing some kids to stay while deporting their parents.

Pfeiffer's comment today comes as the House Judiciary Committee prepares to convene a hearing on what to do about immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children. House GOP leaders have endorsed a path to citizenship for some of these immigrants.

But Democrats and immigration advocates say that's not enough. They are holding out for comprehensive legislation offering citizenship to all 11 million immigrants here illegally, like the Senate has passed. Many House Republicans oppose that approach.

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peanutgallery wrote:
Of course they did. Dems want the extra votes no matter what it takes.
on July 23,2013 | 06:20AM
LittleEarl_01 wrote:
You got that right peanut gallery.
on July 23,2013 | 06:26AM
tiki886 wrote:
They are called "undocumented Democrats".
on July 23,2013 | 06:50AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
But Abercrombie sent me an email press release touting how great this plan was. Did he not read the fine details?
on July 23,2013 | 07:02AM
mijlive wrote:
no-like dimbulb Pelosi said" we have to pass it in order to read/understand it.
on July 23,2013 | 07:43AM
Grimbold wrote:
Lawbreakers need to be courted, because their is millions of them - democrat voters. Historically immigration has always damaged the interests of people there earlier.
on July 23,2013 | 07:27AM
Bdpapa wrote:
The White House slams everything lately. They want to make this country a dictatorship.
on July 23,2013 | 09:07AM
SteveToo wrote:
Send them all back and land mines on the southern border.
on July 23,2013 | 09:15AM
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