Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Thursday introduced legislation that would defund the Obama ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM that allows some illegal immigrants to remain in the country without fear of deportation.

Cruz is pressing to have the bill linked to the emergency funding that President Obama has requested to deal with the recent surge of Central American children illegally crossing into the United States. 

"The only way to stop the border crisis is to stop President Obama’s amnesty," Cruz said in a statement. "If we do not put an end to its expansion — to the promise of amnesty that is the reason so many are coming — then MORE little boys and girls will be trafficked, abused, and even killed."

Cruz’s bill, the text of which was released Thursday afternoon, would PREVENT the federal government from spending money to process any new APPLICATIONS for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which forestalls the threat of deportation for some people who illegally came to the country as children before 2007.

The bill would also restrict the government from authorizing any PERSON to work in the United States who was not "lawfully admitted into the United States."

Cruz has blamed the DACA program for the recent flood of MORE than 57,000 unaccompanied child immigrants apprehended crossing the border this year. The bill refers to the program as being created "unlawfully" by the administration in 2012. 

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Two members of the House Republican working group on the border, Rep. John Carter (Texas) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (Va.), have introduced bills to expedite deportations of child migrants crossing the border.

The two measures are separate from the House GOP working group led by Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas). Granger's group, which has not released its formal recommendations to the rest of the Republican Conference, has indicated interest in amending a 2008 human trafficking law that currently subjects child migrants from countries that don't border the U.S. to a lengthier process.

Under current law, unaccompanied children from Mexico or Canada must be screened with 48 hours and sent back to their home countries unless they are human trafficking victims or can claim asylum. Meanwhile, children from noncontiguous countries must go into the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services and appear an at immigration hearing.

Carter's bill would subject all child migrants, regardless of whether they come from contiguous countries or not, to the same process. It would require immigration enforcement officials to investigate the people who take custody of the children and allow the government to keep the children in custody while their claims are being processed.

Meanwhile, Goodlatte's bill, which he introduced jointly with Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), would similarly speed child migrant deportations. All unaccompanied immigrant children would be quickly sent back unless they had a "credible fear" of persecution.

The Goodlatte legislation would require the child migrants to APPLY FOR asylum within a year of entry into the U.S. and undergo removal proceedings. It would further give the Border Patrol access to federal lands in the Rio Grande Valley so they can track immigrants' routes.

Additionally, the Goodlatte bill would authorize the Justice Department to add at least 50 new full-time immigration judges for two years.

Both measures would ensure that taxpayer money is not used for the unaccompanied minors' legal expenses.

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Comment by letty bromenschenkel on July 23, 2014 at 6:53am


Perhaps a  fail  in  all of the  illegals  issues  is that   maybe our Federal  Immigration  law  needs to  be  tweaked.

Standing  alone  without  other  charges,   unless  caught,  Illegals   really  have  nothing  to  fear  by  breaking  into  the  USA .    (a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both. (b) Improper time or place; civil penalties Any alien who is apprehended while entering (or attempting to enter) the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civil penalty of - (1) at least $50 and not more than $250 for each such entry (or attempted entry); or (2) twice the amount specified in paragraph (1) in the case of an alien who has been previously subject to a civil penalty under this subsection. Civil penalties under this subsection are in addition to, and not in lieu of, any criminal or other civil penalties that may be imposed. (c) Marriage fraud Any individual who knowingly enters into a marriage for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or fined not more than $250,000, or both. (d) Immigration-related entrepreneurship fraud Any individual who knowingly establishes a commercial enterprise for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, fined in accordance with title 18, or both.

On the other hand what more severe  punishment  would deter them.   Our  Federal  Immigration Laws are  a   catch  22  because   entering  the  USA  illegally  is  only  called  a  misdemeanor  and  they know  that.   

The fail is that an  important part of  our  Federal Immigration laws are never  enforced  and appears to never  have  been  enforced :  Congressman Luis  Gutierrez brags that he  has 3  illegals on his  staff. 

~ : ‘Federal Immigration and Nationality Act’  Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)

 "Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both."

 Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A):

 A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he:

 * assists an alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or

 * encourages that alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or

 * knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.        (    MORE::)

 Anyone  (I  would  assume  that  includes other  illegals)   aiding abetting illegal aliens, be it an ordinary citizen, police officer, members of the U. S. Congress, the President, himself and any state or local government IS COMMITTING A FELONY!!!!!

Comment by letty bromenschenkel on July 23, 2014 at 6:33am

We  all need to  rally  each other  to   make  sure  we   get  control of the senate:

Comment by Leon Donahue on July 20, 2014 at 3:26am

We all know that the BRAINDEAD leader of the Senate Harry Reid will never bring this bill to the floor for a vote, let alone let it be added to an existing bill.

If we could get The RINO'S in the House and Senate to take some action against Obama in the courts, we might get somewhere, but until that happens, Obama will continue on his path to destroy America.

Comment by Donald Mack Flippin on July 19, 2014 at 5:03pm

Ted Cruz is one of the very few men we have in Congress.  The over-

whelming majority of the others have undergone that sex change oper-

ation that the Big Zero wants Obamacare to cover.

Not a problem though:  Obamacare does cover birthcontrol for the con-

verted RINOs; therefore, no baby RINOs will be born to the he/she/its

among the Elite of the Republican Party.

Go, Cruz!!

Semper Fi!

Comment by Lawrence Brown on July 19, 2014 at 4:31pm

Maybe we can put illegal from white house in jail under this bill.

Comment by Mangus Colorado on July 19, 2014 at 3:16pm

Cruz is putting it to old dirty Harry and Obama - make them take a stand on OPEN BORDERS?

Comment by Russell Edmund Fowler on July 19, 2014 at 2:04pm

Take the all the illegals back to the border and throw them over the border. My Senator Bill Nelson want to keep them safe here in America. If not the border them take them to his place and drop them off. Then he can keep the safe.

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