Comment: King Dethroned - The House GOP leadership decided against offering the chairmanship of the House Immigration Subcommittee to Steve King, a practitioner of over-the-top anti-immigration rhetoric. Instead, the gavel went to Elton Gallegly, who is equally anti-immigration, but who shuns the limelight and operates quietly. In an interview with the National Journal, Mr. King blamed Speaker Boehner for this turn of events, saying “John Boehner isn't very aggressive on immigration” (note: Mr. King was deprived of his subcommittee gavel before news broke about the shooting of Rep. Giffords). We commend the House GOP leadership for recognizing that tone matters and hope that Republican leaders will seek to silence anti-immigration fanatics within the GOP. This is yet another sign that the House Republican majority will likely move on immigration legislation in the 112th congress, with a bill with a mix of mandatory E-Verify plus employment immigration benefits. Such a bill would defuse criticism of Republicans as anti-immigration, and split the Democrats, who are traditionally against business immigration. DREAM might well be a sweetener offered with such a bill, especially if the anti-immigration faction of the GOP absolutely refuses to support the Republican leadership’s immigration bill, consequently creating the need for Democratic votes, and therefore, of a sweetener. In any event, despite fears that the status quo would reign on immigration, the 112th Congress is off to a good start. We will be following Congress closely, and will keep our readers informed on the latest developments, stay tuned.
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