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Nancy Pelosi On Immigration Reform: ‘There’s Still The Month Of July’

Nancy Pelosi Hopes Immigration Reform Gets Passed

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have much faith in Congress passing comprehensive immigration reform this year, according to a report from The Associated Press.

Pelosi said this in Brownsville, Texas, where she toured a Border Patrol facility that is holding unaccompanied children. Pelosi said that this issue should not be a political one, but she is also hoping that House Speaker John Boehner and the rest of the members of Congress will do something.

“A few days ago I would have been more optimistic about comprehensive immigration reform,” Pelosi said. “I thought that we had been finding a way because we have been very patient and respectful of [Boehner] trying to do it one way or another.”

Nancy Pelosi added that she doesn’t think Boehner “gives us much reason to be hopeful now,” but that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel.

“There’s still the month of July,” Pelosi said.

Nancy Pelosi didn’t go into details on why she doesn’t think comprehensive immigration reform will be passed this year.

During a press conference, Nancy Pelosi addressed what President Barack Obama has called an “urgent humanitarian situation.” But Pelosi wanted to avoid calling the situation a “crisis,” according to a report from Business Insider. Instead, she called it an “opportunity” for America to show the values it holds.

“This is a community with a border going through it,” Pelosi told reporters. “And this crisis — that some call a ‘crisis’ — we have to view as an opportunity.”

Nancy Pelosi Demands Something Be Done About Immigration

Since last October, more than 50,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the border illegally, according to a report from Politico. Most were from Central America, and federal law doesn’t allow the U.S. to immediately return minors from “non-contiguous countries,” which include Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

By law, the children that Nancy Pelosi visited must be transferred to the Health and Human Services Department within 72 hours of their apprehension. After that, the children are sent to different shelters until they can be reunited with family members and wait for their hearing day in immigration court.

Many of the children being held have been kept in inhospitable situations. Nancy Pelosi said what she saw “was so stunning.”

“If you believe as we do that every child, that every person, has a spark of divinity in them and is therefore worthy of respect, what we saw in those rooms was [a] dazzling, sparkling array of God’s children, worthy of respect,” Pelosi said. “So… we have to use the crisis — that some view as a crisis, and it does have crisis qualities — as an opportunity to show who we are as Americans, that we do respect people for their divinity and worth.”

In a related report from The Inquisitr, Nancy Pelosi told Jon Stewart on The Daily Show that she didn’t know why the website for Affordable Care Act had so many glitches.

“It’s not my responsibility,” she said.

Nancy Pelosi added that she “shared the same concern the public does” and that the website is “getting better.”

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72 Responses to “Nancy Pelosi On Immigration Reform: ‘There’s Still The Month Of July’”

  1. David Wright

    “So… we have to use the crisis — that some view as a crisis, and it does have crisis qualities… …It’s not my responsibility…" Here are the comments that define her agenda on everything. How can any reasonable thinking person miss it that she, like Obama, is on a constant campaign for something that is totally undefinable – yet, annoyingly whining and tax-oriented?

  2. Daniel L. Wright

    Anyone can see how bad the liberal cause is these days when no one has stepped forward to challenge this delusional fool as the minority House speaker. Liberals must be in bad shape to allow tihs old fool to speak for their party.

  3. Anonymous

    Forget comprehensive immigration temporarily. Build a fence to secure the border one similar to those used in correctional facilities. This is an immediate need instead of the $500M given to al Qaeda in Syria. Weapons will be sold to ISIS. Nothing accomplished there. US needs a fence on the border now!

  4. Morriss Moore

    The only immigration reform needed is to enforce the law! This administration caused this just as they have created the situation in Iraq and soon to be Afghanistan. Putin will soon control Iraq as well as the Majority of Ukraine, will aid Iran and any other country he wants because of indecision and lack of foreign policy and ignorance. The only thing on their mind now is complete liberal socialist control of our government.

  5. Virginia Valcore

    The majority of the AMERICAN citizens disagree with you Nancy. Enforce the laws we already have and deport the illegals. You and your administration are allowing disease, crime and host of other problems to fester in what was a once great country. Not to many can say our standard of living has improved in the last 8 years but rather has been downgraded. Just who helped all these children get to the border? Something smells about this mass exodus!

  6. Anonymous

    I,ve said it before and here I go again.. I own a small ranch on the AZ Mexico border. I have posted in big signs in English and Spanish Anyone on my land without permission will be shot on sight.. so far no takers,

  7. Anonymous

    Pelosi is one spooky looking character. The only thing spookier is what is rattling around in that empty skull of hers.

  8. Lewis Walter

    And instead obammanations chef going to Asia, he can go to N.P.s house and cook, send Moochie with him to set the menu.. The girls should also go to serve the food. The Obammanations do want the girls to learn what it is like to live on minimum wage.

  9. Jim Jackson

    She is a Democratic multi-millionaire who has profited at the expense of the middle class. She has been bought and sold so many times, that she only knows that money talks her language. This Senator is an embarrassment to women.

  10. Anonymous

    How does a woman who took an oath to defend this country continue to push for the means to destroy it.. It should be evident to all by now it time to clean out the democRATS nest we call Washington, and put those in office that have America's best interest on their minds not their own

  11. Robert Thomas

    The Mexican government will bar foreigners if they upset “the equilibrium of the national demographics.” How’s that for racial and ethnic profiling?

    If outsiders do not enhance the country’s “economic or national interests” or are “not found to be physically or mentally healthy,” they are not welcome. Neither are those who show “contempt against national sovereignty or security.” They must not be economic burdens on society and must have clean criminal histories. Those seeking to obtain Mexican citizenship must show a birth certificate, provide a bank statement proving economic independence, pass an exam, and prove they can provide their own health care.

    Illegal entry into the country is equivalent to a felony punishable by two years’ imprisonment. Document fraud is subject to fine and imprisonment; so is alien marriage fraud. Evading deportation is a serious crime; illegal re-entry after deportation is punishable by ten years’ imprisonment. Foreigners may be kicked out of the country without due process and the endless bites at the litigation apple that illegal aliens are afforded in our country (see, for example, President Obama’s illegal-alien aunt — a fugitive from deportation for eight years who is awaiting a second decision on her previously rejected asylum claim).

    Law-enforcement officials at all levels — by national mandate — must cooperate to enforce immigration laws, including illegal-alien arrests and deportations. The Mexican military is also required to assist in immigration-enforcement operations. Native-born Mexicans are empowered to make citizens’ arrests of illegal aliens and turn them in to authorities.

    Ready to show your papers? Mexico’s National Catalog of Foreigners tracks all outside tourists and foreign nationals. A National Population Registry tracks and verifies the identity of every member of the population, who must carry a citizens’ identity card. Visitors who do not possess proper documents and identification are subject to arrest as illegal aliens.

  12. Glenn Wanda

    "Pelosi Says Disease-Ridden, Filthy, Overcrowded Warehouses Of Young Illegal Alien Murderers, Rapists, Drug Dealers Are Actually Beautiful: ‘Dazzling, Sparkling’"
    After that statement can anyone actually take this woman serious ?
    Vote her and the Democrats our of Washington and they can support illegals on their own dime not the taxpayers'.

  13. Glenn Wanda

    "Pelosi Says Disease-Ridden, Filthy, Overcrowded Warehouses Of Young Illegal Alien Murderers, Rapists, Drug Dealers Are Actually Beautiful: ‘Dazzling, Sparkling’"
    After that statement can anyone actually take this woman serious ?
    Vote her and the Democrats our of Washington and they can support illegals on their own dime not the taxpayers'.

  14. Anonymous

    You saw how quickly the old slut stopped the shipment of illegal kids to her home state. But she cares, she really does. It's the evil Republicans who insist that the border be closed that caused all this human suffering for poor babies.

  15. Anonymous

    You saw how quickly the old slut stopped the shipment of illegal kids to her home state. But she cares, she really does. It's the evil Republicans who insist that the border be closed that caused all this human suffering for poor babies.

  16. Robert Thomas

    When we can't or they can't provide who they are or where they came from to avoid deportation (this is going to happen) give them an escort to the middle east. They will have quite an adventure. If they miss being at home then….SO WHAT. They made a choice.

    DON'T TREAD on ME!
    First flown aboard a Colonial Troop ship on January 4th, 1776

    The snake on the flag is also roughly arranged in the shape of the American Colonies with the tip of the tail being the Florida peninsula and the head being New England.

    Because of its connection with the original intention of the U.S. Constitution and the freedoms sought by the American Revolutionaries, this Flag has been informally adopted by many Libertarians and those seeking strict interpretations of the U.S. Constitution.

  17. Robert Thomas

    When we can't or they can't provide who they are or where they came from to avoid deportation (this is going to happen) give them an escort to the middle east. They will have quite an adventure. If they miss being at home then….SO WHAT. They made a choice.

    DON'T TREAD on ME!
    First flown aboard a Colonial Troop ship on January 4th, 1776

    The snake on the flag is also roughly arranged in the shape of the American Colonies with the tip of the tail being the Florida peninsula and the head being New England.

    Because of its connection with the original intention of the U.S. Constitution and the freedoms sought by the American Revolutionaries, this Flag has been informally adopted by many Libertarians and those seeking strict interpretations of the U.S. Constitution.

  18. John Draper

    Nancy talks about “urgent humanitarian situation” who caused this problem? Look to the White House and the Dem's in Congress. Also stay out of Texas, for that fact stay out of Washington. Go and stay with your Hollywood friends. By the way was you looking for some cheap labor for your Hotels, we hear about Wal Mart wages but never what you pay your employees at the Hotels.

  19. Anonymous

    That's the problem. she is an evil person but she's not stupid. Most politicians are fairly intelligent. You mix intelligence with no ethics, which not a single politician has ethics, and it's pretty scary.

  20. Anonymous

    The Government Honesty Index is inversely Proportional to the Price of Gas – I do not trust the integrity of any politician from any party what so ever who is not addressing this and how to put America back to work as their top priorities – The rest of this is all BS to distract us away from these two key issues.

  21. Danny J Brown

    Why the hell can't you Idiots get it in Washington , enforce the laws that are on the books now . Deport these Illegals , we the tax payer do not want them , they are a burden on our society and now I am told some have be diagnosed with Swine Flu ! Now that's just great ! Deport these people and their Illegal families too !

  22. Al Siniscalchi

    Love this twisted quote by the socialist, "“If you believe as we do that every child, that every person, has a spark of divinity in them and is therefore worthy of respect, what we saw in those rooms was [a] dazzling, sparkling array of God’s children, worthy of respect,” Pelosi said. “So… we have to use the crisis — that some view as a crisis, and it does have crisis qualities — as an opportunity to show who we are as Americans, that we do respect people for their divinity and worth.”

    Now what about abortion ? What about God's babies not born yet? Don't they dazzle, Aren't they worthy of respect? Are they not children of God for God forms each of us in the womb of women? If you side with a socialist like Nancy you are divisive and care for a select group and not all. That's why we struggle as a country. Division is a socialist agenda to approve laws that help the aristocrats in congress from the head Czar down t the local levels.

  23. Donna Janssen Roeder

    we have this 'crisis' because mexico created it-send these kids back to mexico where they can find them their families

  24. Ver Acity

    When you go to the polls in November, remember that the pro illegal lobby are:

    Valuing illegals above lawful immigrants and US citizens.
    Taking your social security contributions and using them for illegals.
    Undermining the middle class by allow illegals to undercut their wages and steal their jobs.
    Rewarding criminals.
    Destroying your kids financial futures.
    Discriminating against prospective lawful immigrants by blocking them from entry and jobs.
    Undermining our laws and border security.
    Bringing in hazardous diseases risking your health.
    Encouraging a wide open southern border with a continual invasion of illegals, dragging the US economy down to that of their native countries.

    It's your choice – you know what is right and wrong. Vote.

  25. Geoff Crewe

    “This is a community with a border going through it,” Pelosi told reporters. “And this crisis — that some call a ‘crisis’ — we have to view as an opportunity.”

    Another idiotic statement from the Delusional Pelosi.

  26. Patricia Griffin

    This is not a humanitarian crisis – it is an issue of law. Illegal is illegal – deport them all now before they infest us with their diseases. PROTECT LEGAL AMERICANS AND OUR RIGHTS, NOT THOSE THAT BREAK THE LAW. Secure our borders and send all illegals back immediately.

  27. Anonymous

    Let me put it this way. I'm in the process of getting a fiance visa for a girl from the Philippines. 1st hurdle was a USCIS/DHS clearance. Never mind all the financial info I had to provide. Next is a medical exam at an approved State Dept facility. Also throw in the required communicable diseases inoculations she has to have before she can get to the interview stage at the Embassy in Manila and you want to let thousands in the country that are carrying who knows what and aren't even security screened?

  28. Anonymous

    Do you want this "surge" of illegals (NOT IMMIGRANTS) to STOP – then STOP electing and re-electing this idiot and other morons into office. It starts with THE VOTER. I can't stand this dolt either, it is time to show her, REID, SCHUMER, et al THE DOOR.

  29. Anonymous

    By 2 to 1 in a Gallup poll this week Americans wanted LESS immigration. Even Democrats we against more immigration. So hear comes Nancy Pelosi Queen of not caring what the people want.

  30. Felix Pineda

    Yep one month before the mid terms which is why the left is hell bent on passing reform. But if you tax payers who are funding these law breakers have had enough you will remember what this administration has done to you.

  31. Hannah Thomas

    You want immigration reform? Show good faith by enforcing the laws on the books now. Its a two way street here. Your group is responsible for sending a message that we will not do anything to you once you get here. Matter of fact, we will make it easy for you to cross if you can get here at all. Then you tell the citizens of the USA that the border is secure – and is the most secure its ever been. If that is what you call secure you may wish to check the definition of the word. I feel awful for those people, and the border control employees. They are all victims of you and your pals political rants that mean nothing – and are disingenuous at best.

  32. James Shelton

    "A community with a border running through it", does Pelosi think before she speaks? Like most liberal politicians they look for tear jerking stories to gain any measurable voter support. She had every chance as speaker for immigration reform while in the seat but she threw all her efforts into passing Obamacare. The reality is that she stated that immigration was not as important as the ACA. Now, she's back tracking into putting the blame on Boehner and the republicans.

  33. Donald Coble

    All you hateful people on here GOD going to punish you these are his little children's, and you're to take care and love them, just don't throw them out like trash. Remember those you that have children your day is numbered too.

  34. William Kendrick

    The best thing to happen to this Country is in November when this disgusting person will be replaced
    a robot would be better than that thing!

  35. Anonymous

    Why is it that every photo I see of her, she looks like someone just shoved a stick up her ass?

  36. Lisa Simmons Crosby

    Let me get this straight. Mexico is holding an American combat marine under questionable circumstances and the president refuses to intervene-his so-called Commander in Chief. Then recently, from American air space, the Mexican military shot at our American border patrol without a peep from the president. Now Pelosi is trying to convince us that only "some" people call the flood of illegal aliens from that same country a "crisis", when in all actuality it's an "opportunity" to show everyone how much we respect everyone for their "worth", even if they aren't worth shit. Is anyone at all believing a word that comes out of that hag's mouth anymore?

  37. Anonymous

    Why not increase this OPPORTUNITY to include ALL children from ALL over the world– why be discriminatory! Most nonsensical recomendation thus far– To provide children opportunity, lets bring in the ones suffering in refugee capms– create some good karma–

  38. Anonymous

    We have more than enough people breaking the law from S of the border– lets bring some legality back to the S border issues– People, especially refugees need our assistance

  39. Alan Di

    When the 12 million are returned to their home country, then we will start to discuss immigration reform. The last time we had immigration reform, it caused the influx of 12 million illegals thinking we would do it again. Imagine if we did it again, what would happen?

  40. Michael Bruce

    They should garnish this bitches bank account to pay for this.What a useless piece of shit.

  41. Richard Smith

    The problem is "The racist peolple are so stupid "that they don t understand with no immigration reform more illegals would come.

  42. Anonymous

    Oh my God..All these idiots should already have been removed already !! The entire squad . Just who is in charge of that , please ?

  43. Pat Patterson

    Hard to believe CA continues to vote this Quack in office. She is a complete Nut.

  44. Pat Patterson

    Amazes me that they continue to push "reform" but will not uphold the laws that are already in place.

  45. Anonymous

    If you are not an American Indian stop whining about illegal immigration, you look stupid bashing people trying to do what your ancestors did, running from corruption in government and business. Oh and by the way religion is personal choice, the conservative religious right is confused about that. Everyone has a right to be free from greed and stupidity.

  46. Jim Dussek

    As much as I dislike the Incompetent-In-Chief, it isn't just Obama and the Dems. Every politician has sold us out for handouts from all these special-interest groups by approving the law in 2007 that provides a legal basis for minors who have recently entered into the U.S. to stay here, as long as they have family members here. Why isn't anyone questioning how well-orchestrated these goings-on are? Does someone really think a much of uneducated teens from Central America are really the culprits? This has been planned for months by people who know the legal loopholes and who have the means to network and communicate this message far and wide and it should be viewed as an act of terrorism designed to destabilize the U.S. infrastructure. Why isn't any politician questioning that? Every week every politician sits on his or her hands doing nothing but spewing propaganda while thousands of new illegals cross the border. Either they're incompetent, they're idiots, or they're in on the plan. Whatever the reason, we need them out of office and we all need to be rallying in to protest this.

  47. Marie Axtell

    Parent who can pay to send children in the hand of criminals, to break our laws are not the element America needs. Americas call this Felony child abuse. The jeopardy, peril, an dangerous situation of these children is a created is an opportunity of this administration? Very Sick, wonder what sadistic plans they have for our most vulnerable citizens. How many more opportunities will they create before America wakes up.