Republican Amnesty: In Lies We Trustby LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD December 16, 2014
They always favored amnesty, but prior to the mid-term elections, in order to mobilize their voter base, the Republican leadership pretended to oppose Barack Obama's threat of executive amnesty.
On February 24, 2014, the US Chamber of Commerce, the heart and soul of the Republican establishment, laid the groundwork for Republican amnesty for illegal aliens:
"There will never be a perfect time for reform. The political landscape isn't going to be any more conducive to reform in two years or four years," wrote Chamber President Tom Donohue. "The case for immigration reform is clear. The need is undeniable. The time is now."
Donohue had previously stated that they would "pull out all the stops" to get immigration reform in 2014. The group planned to spend $50 million to blunt the influence of the Tea Party, largely because it opposed amnesty, and millions more to push for immigration reform legislation that the Congressional Budget Office had said would lower the wages of American workers
Having received his marching orders, on March 4, 2014, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that he wanted to get amnesty legislation done before the end of the year, even as he insisted that the immigration reform he and President Barack Obama had discussed in their White House meeting was not "amnesty:"
"He wants to get it done. I want to get it done," Boehner said. "But he's going to have to help us in this process."
Then came the head fake.