131 results for tag: Immigration


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. ...

TPP to release eye-opening documentary on immigration at the border

This Thursday, October 16, Tea Party Patriots will release a new documentary, “Border States of America.” Narrated by actor Nick Searcy, the documentary will take viewers for a ride along the U.S-Mexico border and expose the many consequences of rampant illegal immigration. The documentary will also feature interviews with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), and Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX), as well as dozens of law enforcement officials. The point the documentary drives home is this: illegal immigration extends beyond the thousands of minors from Central America, and its consequences are far-reaching and affect every American. As ...

Americans disapprove of how Obama is handling immigration

In a new Economist/YouGov survey conducted October 4-6, Americans disapprove of President Obama’s handling of immigration more than anything else. It seems the constant threats of executive action and daily politicization of the issue aren’t helping the administration after all. According to the poll 53 percent of Americans disapprove of the way the president has handled immigration.  His handling of the economy comes in second place with a 51 percent disapproval rating, and foreign policy and health care are tied for third place with 49 percent disapproval. After promising executive action on amnesty for illegal immigrants, the president ...

The terrorist threat at the border

Earlier this week, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) appeared on Fox News and reported that Border Patrol agents caught 10 ISIS fighters attempting to illegally cross the southern border into the United States. This news is alarming and serious, and underscores the threat the lack of border security poses to the American people. It was only a matter of time before our enemies overseas caught on to what illegal immigrants figured out long ago: the United States government doesn’t protect or secure its border, and what border patrol agents we do have are stretched beyond comprehension. If tens of thousands of immigrants are able to sneak across the border, ...