With Friends Like Boehner. . .

By Mark Krikorian on March 8, 2012

When I wrote about Lamar Smith’s E-Verify bill last summer, I thought the difficult part would be getting through the Senate. Shows you what I know. Instead, it’s Speaker Boehner who’s determined not to allow any immigration measure to come to a floor vote. (His pretext — and that’s all it is — is that the Ways and Means Committee has to consider the measure, which has already been approved by the Judiciary Committee.) The party establishment’s worry about upsetting Hispanic voters the National Council of La Raza doesn’t take into account that three of the remaining four presidential contenders (Paul excluded, of course) support universal use of E-Verify to screen out illegal aliens from employment.

Numbers USA apparently had enough of trying to move things behind the scenes and is now running ads against Boehner:

When the GOP leadership passes on an 80 percent issue that addresses immigration in a way that is both effective and not visually provocative (like factory raids or more fencing) in order to placate some unrepresentative, Soros-generated activists, “Stupid Party” seems like an inadequate moniker.

Topics: E-Verify