Tuesday, December 02, 2014

SENATOR SESSIONS: Is the Republican Party Going to Keep Its Promise to Fight Amnesty or Not?

By Sara Noble

The following statement is from Sen. Jeff Sessions‘ website. Judging from his statement, it appears the new GOP draft on amnesty rejects pretty much nothing that Obama is demanding.

It’s all okay with the GOP – work permits, Social Security, Medicare, all of it is okay.

The fact that Congress rejected this five times and that Obama’s actions are illegal seems to be eluding the GOP. The fact that they were elected to stop Obama also seems to have eluded the GOP.

The GOP seem to think the worst thing in the world is to allow Obama to close the government down since he and the media will blame the GOP. It would be so terrible that they will let Obama do anything he wants to avoid it.

The Chairman of the Republican Party made a promise to America on executive amnesty: ‘We can’t allow it to happen and we won’t let it happen… everything we can do to stop it we will.’

Unfortunately, the plan now being circulated in the House fails to meet that test. The executive amnesty language is substantially weaker than the language the House adopted this summer, and does not reject the central tenets of the President’s plan: work permits, Social Security, and Medicare to 5 million illegal immigrants—reducing wages, jobs, and benefits for Americans.

Congress considered and rejected these changes to immigration law in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2014. The President’s action erases the laws Congress has passed in order to implement laws Congress has refused to pass.

Now the President demands Congress fund his imperial decree and declare its own irrelevance.

That is why Congress must respond to the President’s unlawful action by funding the government but not funding illegal amnesty. This is a perfectly sound and routine application of congressional authority. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service reports that last year’s omnibus spending bill included 16 such funding restrictions on fee-based programs.

Such a plan would put the focus where it belongs: on Senate Democrats. They are the ones who should be made to choose sides—save Obama’s amnesty or save Americans’ jobs and borders.

Polling shows voters believe that Americans should get preference for available jobs by almost a 10-1 margin. Republicans should not be timid or apologetic, but mount a bold defense of struggling Americans.

Billions of dollars and countless hours have been spent advocating immigration policies that help everyone but the actual citizens of this country. Who will be their voice, if not us?


Since taking office, President Obama has engaged in a sustained and calculated campaign to dismantle the immigration laws of the United States. As his own former ICE Director, John Sandweg, explained: “if you’re a run-of-the-mill immigrant living here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero.” ICE officers report that their agency caters to special interests and open borders activists, while they are ordered to ignore their oaths and the laws of the United States.

Additionally, since the year 2000, the U.S. has issued nearly 30 million lawful visas for permanent immigrants or temporary guest workers. As reported by the Pew Research Center, the total number of immigrants in the U.S. has reached a record 41.3 million. [It’s really 60 million, you know it is.] The share of the U.S. population that was born in another country, per the Census Bureau, has quadrupled.

According to Harvard labor economist Dr. George Borjas, current high immigration rates result in a $402 billion annual wage loss for American workers.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.


JeffersonOh said...

I like reading Sara Noble's stuff.

Boehner needs to be real careful here as he can do irrevocable damage to the GOP financial support base, like it isn't reeling already.

The new Congress was elected to stop Obama's agenda. If Boehner won't do it, he needs to step down. Period.

K-Bob said...

So far, the only way Boehner seems to be "fighting" barack is by threatening to use vaseline.

gwynn romano said...

Mr.Obama is what he is. I did the research before the 2008 elections and I knew we were getting a Communist/Muslim anti-American narcissist for president. I'm not disappointed by his actions, I expect them. Mr.Boehner, however, was elected as a conservative during the 1994 Republican wave that swept into power with Newt Gingrich. He's been in DC for twenty flipping years and has not once fought for conservative principles in at least ten of those years. To me he's worse than Obama because he's a coward. A miserable lying failure. I hope he's enjoying the visits to the tanning salon and the bottles of Old Grand Dad that Obama sends him because I think he'll be surprised at what happens during the next election cycle.

clayusmcret said...

Republicans have got to control both houses of Congress before anything can be done. What is wrong with having a bit of patience to make a serious difference, rather than wasting capital to make a useless statement?

denis miller said...

this will totally provoke the republican supporters to leave the party and support a real conservative party. they are throwing away the support that oblama has given them and they will never get it back.

Anonymous said...

Don't defund anything; makes for too easy a target. Instead, require a VERY large ($1,000,000?) fee to cover processing.