132 results for tag: Immigration


Memo from Jenny Beth Martin Addressing Tea Party Patriots’ Involvement Fighting Amnesty

In light of a recent article that appeared on Breitbart News entitled “Tea Party Patriots Co-Founder Encourages Conservatives to Give Rubio Chance to Implement Immigration Agenda,” it is necessary to correct the record about our organization’s deep commitment over the past few years to preventing amnesty and defending the rule of law. The background story behind that Breitbart piece is that I wrote a short op-ed for USA Today in which I defended politicians who change their minds. USA Today requested the article and specifically asked for a defense of the concept of “flip-flopping” by politicians. The paper asked me to reflect on both ...

We suffered through Obama’s amnesty order and all we got was a lousy 11-story building!

Now that the Obama Administration has had to stop implementing the president’s unconstitutional amnesty program, some sunlight is finally being shined on just how far the White House went to institutionalize amnesty. Indeed, according to a new Washington Post report, legal setbacks have halted Obama & Co.’s “intensive preparations” to reward illegal immigrants with amnesty, even while “community organizers” move forward with their arrangements. For starters, the Department of Homeland Security halted plans to hire another 3,100 employees. Which means they also had to halt plans to house those employees in the 11-story, building the ...

Federal Appeals court: 1, Obama’s amnesty: 0

A federal appeals court on Tuesday dealt a huge blow to President Obama’s unilateral executive amnesty. Reports the Associated Press [1]: A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action that could shield as many as 5 million immigrants illegally living in the U.S. from deportation. The U.S. Justice Department had asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a Texas judge who agreed to temporarily block the president's plan in February, after 26 states filed a lawsuit alleging Obama's action was unconstitutional. But two out of three judges on a court panel voted to deny the ...

Obama Admin: We ignored a federal judge because of a tech glitch

Remember when the Obama Administration ignored a federal judge and implemented executive amnesty, approving new amnesty applications even after they were told to stop? Yeah, we do too. It wasn’t that long ago. Yet in the ultimate my-dog-ate-my-homework style of excuse, administration officials are blaming their disobedience on a technology glitch. But it gets worse: according to the Washington Times, the Obama Administration is “now begging about 2,000 illegal immigrants to tear up their three-year work authorizations.” Yeah, like that’s going to happen. Apparently, when administration officials began processing older amnesty applic...

Obama Administration kinda-sorta apologizes to the federal judge it lied to

It’s a little too late for sorry. Nonetheless, the Obama Administration says it “deeply regrets” lying to a federal judge about the president’s executive amnesty. “The Government deeply regrets not only the confusion that these statements created, but that it did not recognize the prospect of confusion earlier,” said Department of Justice, according to Breitbart News [1]. “But the miscommunications were not the product of bad faith, and they do not warrant sanctions or further discovery.” The half-hearted apology comes after DOJ attorneys misled U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen about the implementation of the amnesty programs – ...

At DHS, swallow the amnesty pill, or else…

A new investigation is underway [1] into allegations of workplace retaliation at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). A group of eight Republican Senators, led by Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley, say they’re aware of retaliation against DHS personnel who are “faithfully discharging the duties of the offices in which they serve.” In other words: personnel who aren’t pushing the amnesty agenda. According to a letter the senators sent to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, there are “multiple allegations of targeting and retaliation against DHS personnel who refuse to comply with this Administration’s willful disregard of our immigrat...

WH on DHS favoritism: nothing to see here!

Suppose a top official at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) showed special treatment toward requests from Democratic officials. And suppose that special treatment involved help with tricky immigration matters for the well-connected friends of these Democratic officials. Suppose all this happened and it violated a number of ethics rules. You’d expect the White House to come out against the practice pretty hard, right? Wrong. During a White House press briefing on Wednesday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest called the offending DHS official – Alejandro Mayorkas – a “decorated public servant.” Hmmm Earnest continued [1]: “Mr. ...

Tens of thousands of convicted illegals were released onto the streets last year

The Department of Homeland Security (emphasis on the worlds “homeland” and “security”) is having a hard time living up to its name. According to new documents obtained by Judicial Watch, [1] DHS released roughly 166,000 criminal illegal immigrants into the U.S. as of April 2014. These criminals include, but are not limited to, rapists, murders and kidnappers. And releasing them is supposed to secure our homeland how, exactly? This information, it should be noted, comes after a lengthy legal back-and-forth. In July 2014, Judicial Watch was forced to file a lawsuit against DHS, after the agency repeatedly failed to respond to Freedom of ...

Tea & Gruber in Georgetown, Texas!

On Thursday (February 19),  more than 50 patriots attended  Central Texas 9-12 Project and the WILCO Tea Party had their first meeting of 2015 at the Georgetown library. They planned the meeting using the best practices taught by Tea Party activist Conrad Quagliaroli in his presentation: “12 Tips and 30 Steps to Get the Most out of Your Meeting.” In addition, their guest speaker was Joyce Mucci of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), who reinforced the dangers of President Obama’s executive amnesty orders. The 15 members who attended Tea Party Patriots’ “Texas, Our Texas” advanced training conference in Houston ...

Ernest Istook on Obama’s new hotline for illegal immigrants

On his latest podcast episode, Tea Party Patriots board member and former conservative Rep. Ernest Istook offers his insights on news reports that the Obama Administration has set up a hotline for illegal immigrants who believe their rights under Obama’s amnesty program are being violated. Earlier this week, the Washington Times reported [1]: In a memo announcing the customer complaint line, U.S. Customs and Border Protection asked illegal immigrants to “please tell us about your experience” if they believe they were treated “contrary to the new DHS enforcement priorities.” The department alerted “stakeholders” last week of three ...