Columnist Michelle Malkin: “While cynical politicians prattle on about protecting the American Dream, they’re working together to destroy it. If these elected officials care so much about reducing poverty, why are they working so hard to import more of it from around the world? Leaders in both political parties have thrown struggling Americans under the bus to feed the cheap illegal alien labor machine. … The real crisis is not at the border. It’s being fomented inside our nation’s capital. The ‘border crisis’ is a bipartisan D.C. catastrophe of craven politicians abandoning their constitutional duties to defend our sovereignty and put American workers first.
Patriot Post – Digest For Wednesday
Sessions Slams House Leadership Surrender
When it comes to immigration, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is one of the best champions of the rule of law and conservative values. He has steadfastly fought the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill as a sellout of American workers and the middle class. And Sessions has been one of the most vocal critics of President Obama’s abuse of executive authority to impose another mass amnesty.
That’s why his comments slamming the House’s legislation to address the border crisis got my attention. Here’s is an excerpt of Senator Sessions’ statement:
“The Obama Administration has openly declared its plan to implement a unilateral executive amnesty for 5–6 million more illegal immigrants. This unlawful amnesty –urged on by congressional Democrats — would include work permits, taking jobs directly from millions of struggling American citizens.
“Any action Congress might consider to address the current border crisis would be futile should the president go forward with these lawless actions. Congress must speak out and fight against them. It must use its spending power to stop the president’s executive amnesty.
“That the House leaders’ border package includes no language on executive actions is surrender to a lawless president. And it is a submission to the subordination of congressional power.
“After years of falling wages and rising joblessness, American workers are pleading for someone to hear them. How can it be that our president is brazenly advertising that he will nullify and strip away American workers’ immigration protections, and their own elected leaders will not rise to their defense? Or to the defense of our laws and our Constitutional order?”
Senator Sessions is right. Obama has been crystal clear about his intentions to issue another mass amnesty. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), one of the most vocal pro-amnesty advocates in Congress, told MSNBC that he expected Obama would act “broadly and generously.”
How does Obama act “generously” when it comes to immigration? The same way liberals always do — he’s going to be generous with your money, giving away your schools, your hospitals and the very concept of citizenship.
Senator Ted Cruz is reportedly meeting with House conservatives this evening to rally opposition to the leadership’s border bill. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), another stalwart conservative, is suggesting the leadership could earn more support if it includes the Blackburn bill and other changes to its border legislation.
I am under no illusions that the Cruz/Blackburn bills could pass Harry Reid’s Senate or that Obama would sign them. But that’s really not the point. What will the GOP response be AFTER Obama issues his next amnesty? It will be too late to pass the Cruz/Blackburn bills then.
Go on offense. Get ahead of the Democrats. Include the Blackburn bill in the border legislation. Force Senate Democrats to vote it down. Then take the amnesty issue to the American people in November!
Gary Bauer – End Of Day 7/30/14