I called Ayotte and Shaheen this morning. They’re not listening.
Ayotte sent me email saying that current immigration law is “broken”.
Here is my reply.
Hon. Senator Ayotte,
Please consider this.
I do not believe our immigration law is broken, per se. My parents immigrated with existing law, and the children I adopted overseas immigrated with existing law. As far as I can tell, the law works just fine.
Existing immigration law is broken BY people entering our country illegally.
It is broken BY government officials who have violated their oaths of office and are guilty of MALFEASANCE by ordering Law Enforcement agencies NOT TO ENFORCE the existing law.
It is broken BY mayors of “sanctuary cities” that refuse to enforce the very laws they swore to uphold.
What makes you think that these flagrant lawbreakers will suddenly obey a new immigration law? Where are the teeth in this law?
Does this new immigration law provide for the arrest, prosecution and imprisonment of mayors of “sanctuary cities” who refuse to enforce it? Does it provide REAL penalties for government officials who order law enforcement agencies NOT to
enforce it? Does it allow border states to use their state militia and national guard units to vigorously protect their borders with lethal force?
The answer I’m getting is, “No, it does not.”
None of the lawbreaking culprits in government has any intention of enforcing any of the so-called “enforcement” provisions of this new immigration law.
You are cratering your very short political career for a silly ruse.
Great letter! I called her office today, though I’m not in her state. I just told her like I tell them all, they were elected by and paid by Americans to represent Americans. Not people who come here to take advantage of Americans.
Very well put, Westbrook. Since most appears lost at this point, even in the House, why not include a provision in the bill allowing states to enforce this and any other federal law regarding the border, immigration, guest Visas, etc. whether or not the feds do so.
If Rubio really trusts the Feds to enforce the border, he shouldn’t have a problem with this. I don’t expect such an amendment to pass, but it’s worth a shot.