Barack Obama is about to change the law of the land, a right reserved for Congress. If Obama is allowed to grant amnesty to 5 million illegals in clear opposition to the law, he can do anything he wants. He must be stopped. Some Republicans, however, are ready to fully fund his illegal amnesty.
There are many politicians who don’t understand the message sent November 4th.
Senator Jeff Sessions wants to use the power of the purse to stop him. “Here’s how we can stop him,” Sessions said, “President Obama’s executive amnesty will not be easy to execute. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will have to be ordered to redirect funds and personnel away from its statutorily mandated enforcement duties and towards processing applications, amnesty benefits, and employment authorizations for illegal immigrants and illegal overstays. It is a massive and expensive operation. It cannot be implemented if Congress simply includes routine language on any government funding bill prohibiting the expenditure of funds for this unlawful purpose.”
Sessions warned, “Yet reports have surfaced of plans to pass a long-term lame-duck spending bill through Harry Reid’s Senate that contains no such prohibition. This would be unthinkable.”
Rep. John Boehner has not ruled out blocking funds to keep Barack Obama from unilaterally legalizing 5 million illegal immigrants next week after he returns from his overseas trip, according to Reuters.
Boehner, speaking to reporters after House Republicans voted to keep him as speaker for another two years, said “all options are on the table” but no decisions had been made.
“We are going to fight the president tooth and nail if he continues down this path,” Boehner said. “So all of the options are on the table.”
When asked about a government shutdown, Boehner said: “Our goal here is to stop the president from violating his own oath of office and from violating the Constitution. It is not to shut down the government.”
Sixty-two Republicans signed a letter by Representative Matt Salmon demanding a spending bill ban the use of funds to provide work permits or ID cards for illegals.
Shockingly, they face an uphill battle. Some Republicans must have heard what Barack Obama heard from the election.
Some representatives including senators like Mike Lee of Utah want a short-term spending bill which would be seen as a threat to close down the government.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers wants a full-year spending bill which would take away the leverage Republicans have to stop Obama other than initiating a lengthy court case.
Boehner is considering adding it to a proposed federal lawsuit against President Obama. Obama would likely lose at the Supreme Court but it will take years to get there. He’d be out of office by the time it reaches the Supreme Court.
In the meantime, illegals will have Social Security numbers, IDs, work permits and will have taken jobs from Americans.
The Weekly Standard reports that an aide to House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers said: “It is my chairman’s strong view that we need to complete this critical appropriations work, which is already months behind schedule, in order to ‘clear the decks’ and get off to a running start in the next Congress, instead of getting bogged down in old work.”
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said: “Why put cliffs up that hold us back from doing bigger policy?”
The cliffs are intended for President Obama.
It sounds like leadership is going to settle for suing the president and let this drag on for years, if the suit doesn’t get thrown out that is.
Recently, The Center for Immigration Studies found that under Obama, two-thirds of jobs went to immigrants. Currently, 92% of black male teens in Chicago are unemployed; 50% of black men are unemployed in Detroit; in New York black unemployment is at 33% . There are entry level jobs but they go to illegals and other immigrants and not blacks.
What do you think will happen if the competition stiffens with another 5 million or more competing for the same jobs? The gangs will enlist many new members of unemployed black teens who have lost hope.
We have an obligation to them first, before people here illegally.
It’s hard to imagine how Obama, who claims he heard us after the election, thinks that we were telling him to legalize millions of people without any regard for the law and without any form of vetting. Illegals are killing people in the U.S. every day, whether it be drug-related or the result of drunk driving or some other reason, it’s not acceptable for them in particular to stay, but they will under Obama’s planned blanket amnesty.
The only thing that is relevant is the law our president thinks he has the right to ignore after having spent years telling Americans he didn’t have the right under the law to legalize millions of people.
Senator Sessions said, “Why would any member of Congress who opposes executive amnesty provide President Obama the funds to carry it out? A Republican majority must force congressional Democrats to answer this question through their votes.”
“We cannot surrender Congress’ most powerful Constitutional tool before a single newly elected Republican is sworn-in. Acting in this manner would betray the very voters who gave us this majority before we’re even in possession of it.”
Will leadership listen to him?
Many, perhaps most, believe that a government shutdown will be playing into Obama’s hands and that it will work against Republicans. An over-reaction could lead to disaster for Republicans but so will an under-reaction.
It is inevitable that millions upon millions of illegals will eventually be legalized and Obama will have his permanent Democrat majority but he wants to put it on speed and doesn’t mind violating the law of the land to do it.
Unless there is bipartisan support, the media and the Democrats will blame Republicans. They will call them reckless, racists, and intractable. No matter how Republicans proceed, they will be blamed.That’s why they need our support and they need to know which action they take is the one we will stand behind.
This is a constitutional crisis.
It’s time for Americans to write, call, email their representatives and senators and let them know how they feel. We have the contact links on the left sidebar of this website. Call Speaker Boehner at his toll-free number: 888-995-2106.