McCaul: White House Tried to Trap Me on Immigration

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Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 09:06 AM

By Elliot Jager

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The chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul turned down an invitation to the White House to discuss immigration because he feared President Barack Obama was trying to trap him, he has revealed.

And he made it clear he will resist even meeting with senators who want comprehensive reform on the subject.

"I was invited to the White House yesterday and I refused to meet with the president because I saw it as a political trap," the Texas Republican told radio host Laura Ingraham, Wednesday.

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"I've been against amnesty my entire career," McCaul he said. "I'm simply interested in getting the security piece done," referring to his own bill aimed at preventing would-be illegal border-crossers from entering the country.

“We are not going to conference with the Senate on this. We’re not going to conference with the Senate — period.”

Three Republican House members have now backed Democrats in backing a broad immigration bill roughly in line with the Senate's proposal, though without border security enhancements — 20,000 more Border Patrol agents and 350 miles of additional fencing.

Jeff Denham of California was the first to break ranks, earlier this week.  He has now been joined by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and fellow Californian David Valadao, Roll Call reports.


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