The reason for this uncertainty is in news articles, such as click HERE, in which Congressman Paul Labrador offered a potential immigration deal to the White House, saying the GOP would agree to loosen penalties on illegal immigrants if President Obama would agree to increase visas for foreigners who work in high-tech fields. This appears to go hand-in-hand with Boehner's apparent determination to move on Immigration, click HERE. On the other hand there are those, such as Congressman Gohmert, who take firm opposite postion by stating there’s no reason to believe President Obama will enforce new border security provisions when he’s ignoring the existing ones, and Gohmert contends that extending any sort of amnesty will be economically crippling to the U.S. and politically lethal to the Republican Party, click HERE.
So my realistic take is that the reason for my uncertainty is that there appears to be one h--- of a battle going on in the Congressional Republican Party Caucus, one led by Boehner, Cantor, and other leaders who want an Immigration deal that leans towards a Democrat position AND one led by Gohmert, Steven King, Trey Goudy, Chaffetz, and others who oppose any measure that offers amnesty. And where does Goodlatte stand? I hope it is where he has been telling me, otherwise I loose a lot of Face. My slogan is "Never trust, always verify" and for over a year I have earnestly attempted to 'verify'. I hope it is with the Gohmerts of the world. As one of my close associates in the Tea Party said, "We'll assume that what he says he stands is where he stands and if he does not then we deal with him." Then I suppose I'll know if I should trust.