124 results for tag: Immigration


Tom Cotton fights back on border security

Meet the Press host Chuck Todd tried, and failed,[1] to badger Senator-elect Tom Cotton into backtracking campaign remarks about the U.S.-Mexico border during an interview this weekend. Todd started by playing audio from the campaign in which Cotton warns open borders can be taken advantage of by Islamic terrorist groups who collaborate with drug cartels in Mexico. Todd played the clip, then promptly asked the sitting Congressman if his words were merely “campaign rhetoric” and “fear mongering.” Cotton, to his credit, didn’t back down, even when Todd blatantly suggested that his stance created an obstacle to comprehensive reform.  ...

Illegal immigrants eligible for Social Security and Medicare

Last week, President Obama offered millions of illegal immigrants amnesty by executive order. With the stroke of a pen, the president bartered citizenship in exchange for passing a criminal background check and agreeing to pay taxes. He didn’t work with Congress or listen to the many Americans who oppose such a plan, and voiced their concerns by voting overwhelmingly Republican in the last election. The President did, after all, say his policies were on the ballot.  They lost resoundingly. But this week, we’re finding out the effects of Obama’s executive action are even more far-reaching. According to a report in the Washington Post[1], a ...

Jenny Beth Martin in the Daily Caller

In her latest op-ed in The Daily Caller, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin writes about link between President Obama’s executive action on immigration, and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber’s “stupidity” comments. Obama in other words, is applying the “Gruber Model” to pull another fast one over on the American people. Writes Martin: The November 4 midterms — and their unmistakable repudiation of “every single one” of the policies the president insisted were on the ballot — are irrelevant to him and his cult of personality. That we’ve had a functioning constitutional republic since 1789 is of no significance ...

Statement of Jenny Beth Martin on President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

This is an unprecedented assault on the Constitution, the separation of powers, and the rule of law in the United States. President Obama today told millions of people, “If you broke our laws to enter this country, we will not prosecute you. We will not deport you.” Despite the President’s assurance that he is “not an emperor," that’s exactly what he’s acting like. He’s a former law professor. He knows the Constitution vests Congress (not the Executive branch) with authority over immigration and naturalization. He just doesn’t care. This is a thumb in the eye to the American people. This is not a partisan issue. Liberal law ...

President Obama’s 10-part plan

President Obama is reportedly gearing up[1] to unveil a 10-part plan for executive action on amnesty as early as next week. The plan may even include suspending deportations for millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S., but apparently spans everything from increasing border security to improving pay for immigration officers. The delayed deportation provision, also known as “deferred action” will apply to illegals who were brought to the U.S. as children as well as parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. Tea Party Patriots believes President Obama is overstepping his Constitutional authority in using executive action ...

The new AG must speak out on amnesty

Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General, will no doubt have an endless supply of tough questions to answer as she goes through her confirmation process. At the top of the list, however, should be whether she supports the president’s plan for unilateral, executive amnesty for illegal immigrants. Last week, Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, who both sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee, released a joint statement saying that “The Attorney General is the president’s chief law enforcement officer. As such, the nominee must demonstrate full and complete commitment to the law.”[1] The senators went on to ...

Sheriffs Unite to Send a Message about Border Security to Congress

Far removed from the current border crisis and the grave effects it’s having across the nation, the White House continues to sugarcoat its pitch for executive amnesty, claiming it will be “good for the country” and “good for the economy.” Yet, those who deal with the issue day to day know that any type of deferred deportation action will only escalate the flood of immigrants coming into our country illegally. For law officials like Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson of Bristol County, Massachusetts, who have a keen understanding of the situation, it’s easy to shift through the spin and see what really needs to be fixed – our porous border. ...

On amnesty, Congress must follow through

On Monday, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama appeared on Newsmax TV to talk immigration policy in a Republican-controlled Senate. In short: President Obama’s plan for executive amnesty can be stopped if Republicans are able to gain back control of the Senate on Election Day. “It’s really easy,” said Sessions. “We do it all the time. We simply put language in a bill that says the executive branch can’t spend any money on this or that project.” In other words: Congress should be able to put a stop to the president’s radical immigration agenda, by simply exercising the power of the purse. This strategy, however, depends entirely on ...

New facts on illegal immigrants in America

A leaked Department of Homeland Security report reveals some startling facts [1] about illegal immigrants in the U.S., showing just how harmful lax immigration law enforcement is to the country. According to the report, nearly 900,000 illegals with deportation orders are still residing in the U.S. Of those, about 167,000 are convicted criminals. What’s more, according to officials at U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency is either supposed to release or take a pass on illegal immigrants who have committed “minor” crimes or have family members in America. As a result [2] “a fraction of deportable aliens that ICE ...

Americans don’t trust Democrats on immigration

A new Gallup poll [1] shows voters trust Republicans more than Democrats when it comes to the immigration issue. The GOP, in fact, has a five-point lead over President Obama’s party, 47 to 42 percent. That’s a swing from last April, when 49 percent of Americans trusted Democrats more, compared to 42 percent that trusted Republicans. The same poll showed 65 percent of voters view immigration as a top priority, which isn’t surprising considering how the border crisis has dominated the news in recent months. What’s more interesting, however, is how voters have responded to President Obama’s and the Democratic Party’s solution: amnesty. ...