HOUSE REPUBLICANS PROPOSE PLAN TO DEAL WITH BORDER CRISIS
House Republicans proposed a legislative solution to the growing border crisis Tuesday that would make it easier to deport Central American minors who have entered the United States illegally. The proposal also would give the Obama administration much less emergency funding than it requested to deal with the crisis.
The plan, which would provide $659 million to help federal agencies stem the flow of illegal immigrants, seemed designed to win enough support from skeptical conservatives before the House breaks Friday for the rest of the summer.
DEMS WANT TO LINK COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM TO HOUSE GOP BORDER CRISIS BILL
Via Breitbart, a rational move if you’re an amnesty shill, no? Obama and Reid know the House won’t pass a mega-bill legalizing all of America’s illegals simply to get O to agree to slow the influx of Central American kids at the border, but that’s okay. When the House ends up choking on this counteroffer, Democrats can get back to their “Republicans hate Latinos or else they’d pass reform” talking points. If they can’t get an amnesty deal out of this crisis, at least they’re going to exploit it to stoke the GOP leadership’s panic over losing Latino voters for good.
Here’s today’s reminder that Democrats will never agree to improve security for the sake of improving security, even during a sustained surge of illegals across the border. There needs to be a concession to make them undertake something so unpalatable.
If House Republicans pass a pared-down funding bill for the border crisis, Senate Democrats are warning they may try to attach the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration reform bill to the package…
“The only way any piece of the House proposal could become law is if it was conferenced with the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill, which is something we’d certainly consider,” a senior Democratic aide said Tuesday.
The four GOP members of the Senate’s Gang of Eight bill have already warned against any proposal that links President Barack Obama’s request for border aid money with the immigration legislation that cleared the Senate last year with the support of 14 Republicans.
“While we continue to support the goals of comprehensive immigration reform, none of us would support including that bill in legislation needed this year to address the current humanitarian crisis on our southern border,” said Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina plus John McCain and Jeff Flake of Arizona
CRUZ; BOEHNER'S IMMIGRATION PLAN WILL NOT SOLVE BORDER CRISIS
“The evidence shows that the amnesty President Obama announced in 2012 is driving record numbers of immigrants to enter our nation illegally,” Cruz said in a statement his office released. “Because of President Obama’s amnesty, children are being abused and exploited by dangerous drug cartels and transnational gangs. We must put an end to any expansion of this amnesty that puts countless numbers of vulnerable individuals, both immigrants and U.S. citizens alike, at risk. The only way to stop the border crisis is to stop Obama’s amnesty. It is disappointing the border security legislation unveiled today does not include language to end Obama’s amnesty. Congress cannot hope to solve this problem without addressing the fundamental cause of it.”
Boehner’s working group, which is led by Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), did not include language from a bill Cruz and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) offered. Their bill would block funding for the administration to implement amnesty via executive order through continuation or expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, has called on lawmakers to back Cruz-Blackburn or remain “complicit” in the “nullification of our borders.”
Sessions on Tuesday also blasted the Boehner-Granger plan, saying it was a “surrender to a lawless president.”
GOHMERT; UNTIL WE STOP THE FLOOD, WE WILL NEVER OVERCOME THE BORDER CRISIS
This month I have been down to the Texas-Mexico border three different weekends. My nights patrolling the border, talking in depth with Border Patrol, DPS, Texas Rangers, ICE agents, and people in the area have helped bring a few things into focus for me. Namely – we must secure the border and enforce the law of the land.
U.S. CONSIDERING REFUGEE STATUS FOR HONDURANS
Thank you, Wes McKay
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UPDATE: Politico Reports A Vote May Come On THURSDAY... Stop The House Republican Leadership From Giving Barack Obama More Money To Fund His Illegal Alien Invasion.
HOUSE CLAIMS BILL WOULD SPEED DEPORTATIONS
House Republicans will force a vote this week on legislation to change the 2008 law and allow illegal immigrant children from Central America to be more quickly deported, and overturning environmental policies that prevent Border patrol agents from conducting robust enforcement on federal lands.
The $659 million bill, unveiled Tuesday, would give the Obama administration enough money to house the illegal immigrant children and families surging across the southwest border through the end of September — but it’s far short of the $4 billion President Obama asked for.
And the legislation goes beyond spending to include changes to the 2008 law, as well as a prohibition on storing the children on military bases unless certain conditions are met, and prohibiting those with drug-related convictions on their records from applying for asylum.
The legislation amounts to a short-term leash for Mr. Obama, with strings attached.
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