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Will lame-duck Republicans ACHIEVE amnesty?

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Tom Tancredo
Former Congressman
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      Tom Tancredo

      Tom Tancredo represented Colorado's 6th Congressional District from 1999 until 2009. While in Congress, he chaired the bipartisan Immigration Reform Caucus. He currently is seeking the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado.

By delaying the naturalization process, the ACHIEVE Act would temporarily prevent the DREAMers (or are they now ACHIEVErs?) from voting. The Republican establishment is dead set on this provision because they know the ACHIEVErs/DREAMers will vote overwhelmingly Democratic. Yet according to the propaganda from the panderers, if the GOP would just support amnesty, Hispanics would start voting Republican.

I wonder if the members of the GOP establishment even believe their own rhetoric, or if they are simply hoping that by passing an amnesty bill that doesn’t give its recipients a direct path to citizenship, they can let a future generation of Republicans deal with the problem they created.

Tom Tancredo represented Colorado’s 6th Congressional District from 1999 until 2009. While in Congress, he chaired the bipartisan, 100-plus-member Immigration Reform Caucus. He currently serves as chairman of Team America PAC and The Rocky Mountain Foundation.