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While Cruz, Sessions Thwart Boehner’s Bill, Warn: Massive Amnesty for 5 Mill, Rinos Advance Democratic Border Bill!

Immigration Presser

By Isabel Matos

This is to recap John Boehner’s loss tonight (July 31st). On the House Border Bill (according to his aide), Boehner’s plan was to:

make it easier to deport Central American minors who have entered the United States illegally, provide $659 million to federal agencies through the end of the fiscal year, and change a 2008 anti-trafficking law. The funding would be significantly less than the $3.7 billion that President Obama has requested from Congress and less than the $1.5 billion initially floated by Boehner and his allies earlier this month — a figure that was cut due to conservative opposition.

In his attempt to win over conservatives,

Boehner shrank the border crisis bill to the point where the appropriations provided were being presented as a stop-gap solution for the remainder of this fiscal year ending Sept. 30—not the rest of calendar 2014.

It did not get far, thank goodness!

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Senator Cruz played a crucial role in preventing Boehner’s border bill form passing. He

praised House Republicans for scrapping a vote on their plan that many in the GOP had hoped would give them cover on a volatile issue. He pinned the blame back on the White House for the logjam. And Cruz defended holding a Wednesday night meeting in his office with about a dozen House conservatives, saying he simply reiterated the same message he’s been saying in recent weeks: That any border package must take aim at a program delaying deportation proceedings for certain undocumented immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.  Read more

Jeff Sessions had joined Ted Cruz in his effort to stop the provision that has allowed the President Obama to grant Amnesty to illegals, which they believe will be as massive as five million if he is not stopped. But it was on Wednesday when Senators Cruz and Sessions met with House Republicans that they exerted enough influence to thwart the dopey bill John Boehner was trying to pass as it granted Obama most of what he wanted, including out-of-control amnesty.

Sessions had ripped the House’s border bill as “surrender” to Obama’s plans to reportedly grant deportation relief and work permits to as many as five million more people in the country illegally. And Cruz rallied Republicans to back his legislation aimed at “stopping President Obama’s amnesty.”

Cruz and Sessions met with:

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) were at Cruz’s closed-press session, as well as more than a dozen other House Republicans. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), a member of the House GOP’s working group on the border, is also planning to attend. Cruz wanted House Republicans to defund Obama’s Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program, a suggestion Boehner had resisted. Cruz asked House Republicans on Wednesday to tell Boehner to include this in his plan or risk.

Cruz was scapegoated by Peter King who said Cruz was trying to “hijack” the Republican Party (chuckle..). Boehner’s aide had declined comment on Cruz’s actions on Wednesday. What a surprise. The delay today was reason (for us) to celebrate but an embarrassment for Boehner. On the Senate front; however, trouble is brewing. It is not enough to put out this fire, now we still have to worry about the next one:

A total 11 Senate Republicans—including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)—crossed the aisle to vote to advance Senate Democrats’ border spending bill.

The 11 Republicans who voted with almost all the Democrats are: Rubio and Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bob Corker (R-TN), John Cornyn (R-TX), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).

That will require an entirely new article. In the meantime, please do not MISS THIS clip of Ted Cruz on Greta Van Susteren. It is important legislation Senator Cruz wants to pass. His explanations are always very clear, based on facts and reasonable arguments.

Ted blames both parties for failing to secure the border.  They should have done their basic job a long time ago.

What’s happening at the border right now, the direct approximate cause of it is President Obama’s Amnesty triggered in 2012 when the President unilaterally granted Amnesty, or the executive order which …

If you look at the facts: In 2011 there were roughly 6,000 unaccompanied children apprehended trying to come across into this country. Then in June of 2012 the  President signed an order that granted amnesty to some 800,000 people who had entered illegally as kids. What it said is even though you broke our laws and even though you’re not entitled to be here, we’re going to allow you to stay and we are give you a permit to work. It was deliberately and directly targeted at people who had entered as kids. The predicted consequence of that is that it created an enormous incentive for more kids to come in.  If you are granting amnesty to people to come as kids, others kids will come It’s gone now from to 6,000 children in 2011 to an expected 90,000 children this year. and 145,000 next year. They are coming because they believe they are going to get Obama’s Amnesty.

How do you eliminate the promise to amnesty?  Ted Cruz introduced 2-page (short) legislation.  It says The President Obama does not have the authority to grant Amnesty to any new immigrants who come into this country.  One very disturbing thing is just a few months ago President Obama asked his Secretary of Homeland Security to prepare a plan for how President Obama could grant amnesty to 5 or 6 million more people here illegally. Ted Cruz thinks the President intends to do it just a few months before the election just like he did in 2012.   If we pass into law an explicit provision that the President can’t do this it goes a long way to eliminating the promise of amnesty which is why these kids are coming.

The rest of the clip is about the House passing a resolution for John Boehner to have the power and the authority to sue the President.

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Amnesty Hurts American #6Jobs #NoAmnesty #No ImmigrationReform!

Town Halls were over yesterday, September 6th, but we still have a lot of work to do to prevent Amnesty from passing.  When I started this project, I knew that any kind of immigration reform would not only be unpopular, but bad for our country; however, I did not realize how dangerous this bill actually was. I have been vlogging to protest it by using 10 talking points we could use to rebut the argument that Republicans are using to push it. I am posting 6 through 10 separately to make viewing easier.  This clip is on how American Jobs are affected by Illegal Immigration. It is talking point #6: JOBS.

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(My Amnesty Project/Presentation has included #1 Amnesty, #2 Border Security, #3 Business Creation, #4 Poverty, #5 Communist Talking Points) See post in thos blog titled “Immigration Reform (is) For Dummies.”

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The Corker-Hoeven Amendment and Fifteen Traitorous GOP Senators Who Deserve to be Rebuked!

In addition to Sarah Palin’s warning last night about the Corker-Hoeven Amendment, the United States Citizens and Immigrations Services President released a statement today regarding the 1200-page Substitute Immigration Bill. It is from the American Federation of Employees Council, an affiliate of the AFL/CIO, warning against the effects of this bill on hardworking union workers. Senator Jeff Sessions included this document in one of his posts today.

 “EVEN WORSE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, NATIONAL SECURITY”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 24th, 2013gang of ocho

WASHINGTON-Kenneth Palinkas, President of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, the union representing 12,000 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) adjudications officers and staff, issued a statement today urging lawmakers to oppose the Corker-Hoeven substitute immigration bill, which was released Friday, before a weekend where members would be away and not able to  see or rear the bill before voting for it – something Ted Cruz pointed out tonight on Hannity. The statement reads:

The amended 1,200-page Corker-Hoeven immigration bill, if passed, will exacerbate USCIS concerns about threats to national security and public safety. It will further expose the USCIS agency as inept with an already proposed massive increase in case flow that the agency is ill prepared to handle. The bill does not address the needs of the USCIS workforce as it fails to fix the institutional problems in our agency, such as the need for newly hired permanent employees versus term employees to perform the work, and the lack of training and manpower and manageable time to adjudicate for its current staff.

The Corker-Hoeven substitute proposal, like the original proposal, will lead to the rubber stamping of millions of applications for both amnesty and future admissions. In its current draft, any worker in the country on a legal work visa for 10 years can get a green card, even if they overstay their visa.

It will allow immigrants to break the law in the future and still be eligible for citizenship, as it absolves prospective behavior, not simply past mistakes. It will do away with the applicability of certain grounds of inadmissibility as contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act. It will wipe away the enforcement process that compels law breakers who overstay their visas to return to their home country and restart the immigration process.

This bill rewards immigrants who break the law, more so than the prior bill proposed by the Gang of Eight. The proposal goes out of its way to provide legalization for criminal offenders while making it more difficult for Adjudications Officers to identify threats to the nations security in our ongoing war against terrorism. It was deliberately designed to undermine the integrity of our lawful Immigration system.

This bill should be opposed and reforms should be offered based on consultation with the USCIS adjudicators who actually have to implement it. Hopefully, lawmakers will read the bill before casting their votes. I say put a cork in it.

Here are the 15 GOP Senators who did not heed those warnings and who voted for a bill they probably did not read:

Alexander ~ Corker ~ Ayotte ~ Chiesa ~ Collins 

  Flake  ~ Graham ~ Hatch ~ Heller ~ Hoeven 

Kirk ~ McCain ~ Murkowski ~ Rubio ~ Wicker

sessionsSenator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) who has been on the right side of this issue from day one, said:

The Gang of Eight and their allies revealed their true tactics tonight. They shut down debate and blocked amendments to a 1,200-page immigration bill that no one has read. It was anything but the open and fair process that they had promised.”

He added: “The sponsors of the Corker-Hoeven substitute fell short of the votes they expected tonight to advance what they had erroneously billed to other Senators as a strong border security amendment. Failure to capture the votes they anticipated for this motion demonstrates the building unease this 1,200-page legislative… monstrosity has created.

I expect that unease will increase as Senators learn more about what’s really inside this proposal. What we know for absolute certain is that this bill guarantees three things: instantaneous amnesty, permanent lawlessness, and a massive expansion in legal immigration that will reduce wages for working Americans. This legislation is a crushing blow to the working people of this country, a surrender to illegality, and a capitulation to special interests over the interests of the citizens we pledged to represent.”

CORKER-HOEVEN SUBSTITUTE AMNESTY-FIRST IMMIGRATION BILL

  •  Immediate amnesty before enforcement
  • Guts legal requirement for biometric exit-entry system
  • Millions of green cards (permanent residency) before enforcement—debunking another false claim from sponsors
  • No border surge. Agents aren’t required until 2021. It will never happen
  •  No fence requirement. DHS retains discretion in the bill that preempts the call for a fence in ten years. Litigation also provides an escape hatch to never build the fence. The fence won’t happen
  • Legalization for gang members and convicted criminals
  • Amnesty for future visa overstays (in other words, a prospective amnesty for future illegal immigrants)
  • Guaranteed welfare access for illegal immigrants
  • Undermines interior enforcement, prompting ICE officers to warn: “There is no doubt that, if passed, public safety will be endangered and massive amounts of future illegal immigration—especially visa overstays—is ensured.”
  • Expands non-merit chain migrationless than 10 percent of future flow is merit-based
  • Doubles the number of guest workers and triples the number of immigrants granted lawful permanent residency—reducing wages for U.S. workers and driving up unemployment

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MY MESSAGE TO THE GOP:

 NO TO IMMIGRATION REFORM. NO to Amnesty!  Enforce the laws. Expose Corruption, Extortion and Infiltration.

LaRaza is bad for America and GOP.  Union Thugs are bad for America and GOP. Noquist  is for America and the GOP. 

Scrap the bill!

Go after OBAMA’s treason and scandals. That is your job!

 Sarah Palin dealt a huge blow to Senator Rubio whether he wants to admit or not. She made an example of him for betraying the voters, but she did so with perfect timing. She could have chosen any other day to mention his flip-flop, but did so on the eve of today’s important vote.  If Senator Sessions is accurate, and the Gang of Eight got less votes than expected, then it can only continue to show that Sarah yields influence and power in just one Facebook post, tweet or article.  I hope the momentum continues, and that we will see more spine and more resistance on the part of the Senators who need to say no to SWEETENERS behind closed doors.  It cannot be understated that we must continue to fight, and not give up. Just because this passed to the Senate floor, doesn’t mean it was done without some struggle. WE MUST NEVER RELENT!

~This is still a call to arms! Immigration Reform is tedious and overwhelming, but it needs our attention.  More posts will come, not because I enjoy doing this, but because IT MUST BE DONE.~

Here are the numbers again to the Senators you need to contact. (all in my previous post)  https://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/a-call-from-sarah-palin-to-flood-your-representatives-phone-lines/call to calls

Final Roll Call (from Right Scoop):

Grouped By Vote Position:

YEAs —67
Alexander (R-TN) Ayotte (R-NH) Baldwin (D-WI) Baucus (D-MT) Begich (D-AK) Bennet (D-CO) Blumenthal (D-CT) Boxer (D-CA) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Chiesa (R-NJ) Collins (R-ME) Coons (D-DE) Corker (R-TN) Cowan (D-MA) Donnelly (D-IN) Durbin (D-IL) Feinstein (D-CA) Flake (R-AZ) Franken (D-MN) Gillibrand (D-NY) Graham (R-SC) Hagan (D-NC) Harkin (D-IA) Hatch (R-UT) Heinrich (D-NM) Heitkamp (D-ND) Heller (R-NV) Hirono (D-HI) Hoeven (R-ND) Johnson (D-SD) Kaine (D-VA) King (I-ME) Kirk (R-IL) Klobuchar (D-MN) Landrieu (D-LA) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) Manchin (D-WV) McCain (R-AZ) McCaskill (D-MO) Menendez (D-NJ) Merkley (D-OR) Mikulski (D-MD) Murkowski (R-AK) Murphy (D-CT) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Pryor (D-AR) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV) Rubio (R-FL) Sanders (I-VT) Schatz (D-HI) Schumer (D-NY) Shaheen (D-NH) Stabenow (D-MI) Tester (D-MT) Udall (D-NM) Warner (D-VA) Warren (D-MA) Whitehouse (D-RI) Wicker (R-MS) Wyden (D-OR)
NAYs —27
Barrasso (R-WY) Blunt (R-MO) Boozman (R-AR) Burr (R-NC) Coats (R-IN) Coburn (R-OK) Cochran (R-MS) Cornyn (R-TX) Crapo (R-ID) Cruz (R-TX) Fischer (R-NE) Grassley (R-IA) Inhofe (R-OK) Johanns (R-NE) Johnson (R-WI) McConnell (R-KY) Moran (R-KS) Paul (R-KY) Portman (R-OH) Risch (R-ID) Roberts (R-KS) Scott (R-SC) Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Thune (R-SD) Toomey (R-PA) Vitter (R-LA)
Not Voting – 6
Brown (D-OH) Chambliss (R-GA) Enzi (R-WY) Isakson (R-GA) Lee (R-UT) Udall (D-CO)

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