Skip to comments.Jeff Sessions: House Border Bill Is a ‘Surrender To a Lawless President’
Posted on 07/29/2014 3:28:09 PM PDT by Mariner
Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) denounced the House Republican border bill as a surrender to a lawless president because the legislation does not include any language to prevent President Obama from expanding his unilateral legalization of illegal immigrants.
Heres the statement:
The Obama Administration has openly declared its plan to implement a unilateral executive amnesty for 56 million more illegal immigrants. This unlawful amnestyurged on by congressional Democratswould include work permits, taking jobs directly from millions of struggling American citizens.
Any action Congress might consider to address the current border crisis would be futile should the President go forward with these lawless actions. Congress must speak out and fight against them. It must use its spending power to stop the Presidents executive amnesty.
That the House leaders border package includes no language on executive actions is surrender to a lawless President. And it is a submission to the subordination of congressional power.
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Until they fix this. Hell, tell them you will vote Democrat if necessary to destroy them FIRST.
Obama is LAW-LESS because Republican “leaders” are BALL-LESS!!
The only thing in their way now is the volume of our voices. And the way the game is rigged in the favor of incumbents, I don't know if even that can turn things around.
I am tired of calling. I am getting my go bags prepped up and ready.
This is likely breaking news. It made the headline on Drudge.
FULL SURRENDER BY THE GOP HOUSE. Not even a whimper.
Here is a typical example of the fuzzy math in DC.
No Free Lunch..
900 teachers just got laid off from the Los Angeles Unified School District. They are $650,000 over their annual budget.
The following English teacher helps to explain one area that looms large over California’s educational crisis.
This English teacher has phrased it the best I’ve seen yet .
This should make everyone think, be you Democrat, Republican or Independent.
From a California school teacher - - -
“As you listen to the news about the student protests over illegal immigration, there are some things that you should be aware of:
I am in charge of the English-as-a-second-language department at a large southern California high school which is designated a Title 1 school, meaning that its students average lower socioeconomic and income levels.
Most of the schools you are hearing about, South Gate High, Bell Gardens, Huntington Park, etc. where these students are protesting, are also Title 1 schools.
Title 1 schools are on the free breakfast and free lunch program. When I say free breakfast, I’m not talking a glass of milk and roll — but a full breakfast and cereal bar with fruits and juices that would make a Marriott proud. The waste of this food is monumental, with trays and trays of it being dumped in the trash uneaten.
( OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
I estimate that well over 50% of these students are obese or at least moderately overweight. About 75% or more DO have cell phones. The school also provides day care centers for the unwed teenage pregnant girls (some as young as 13) so they can attend class without the inconvenience of having to arrange for babysitters or having family watch their kids.
(OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
I was ordered to spend $700,000 on my department or risk losing funding for the upcoming year even though there was little need for anything; my budget was already substantial. I ended up buying new computers for the computer learning center, half of which, one month later, have been carved with graffiti by the appreciative students who obviously feel humbled and grateful to have a free education in America.
(OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK)
I have had to intervene several times for young and substitute teachers whose classes consist of many illegal immigrant students here in the country less than 3 months who raised so much hell with the female teachers, calling them “Putas” (whores) and throwing things, that the teachers were in tears.
Free medical, free education, free food, day care, etc, etc, etc. Is it any wonder they feel entitled not only to be in this country but to demand rights, privileges and entitlements?
To those who want to point out how much these illegal immigrants contribute to our society because they LIKE their gardener and housekeeper and they like to pay less for tomatoes: spend some time in the real world of illegal immigration and see the TRUE costs.
Higher insurance, medical facilities closing, higher medical costs, more crime, lower standards of education in our schools, overcrowding, new diseases etc., etc, etc. For me, I’ll pay more for tomatoes.
Americans, We need to wake up. The guest worker program will be a disaster because we won’t have the guts to enforce it . Does anyone in their right mind really think they will voluntarily leave and return?
It does, however, have everything to do with culture: A third-world culture that does not value education, that accepts children getting pregnant and dropping out of school by 15 and that refuses to assimilate, and an American culture that has become so weak and worried about political correctness” that we don’t have the will to do anything about it.
CHEAP LABOR? Isn’t that what the whole immigration issue is about?
Business doesn’t want to pay a decent wage.
Consumers don’t want expensive produce.
Government will tell you Americans don’t want the jobs.
But the bottom line is cheap labor. The phrase “cheap labor” is a myth, a farce, and a lie. There is no such thing as “cheap labor.”
Take, for example, an illegal alien with a wife and five children. He takes a job for $5.00 or 6.00/hour. At that wage, with six dependents, he pays no income tax, yet at the end of the year, if he files an Income Tax Return, he gets an “earned income credit” of up to $3,200 free.
He qualifies for Section 8 housing and subsidized rent.
He qualifies for food stamps.
He qualifies for free (no deductible, no co-pay) health care.
His children get free breakfasts and lunches at school.
He requires bilingual teachers and books.
He qualifies for relief from high energy bills.
If they are or become, aged, blind or disabled , they qualify for SSI.
Once qualified for SSI they can qualify for Medicare. All of this is at (our) taxpayer’s expense .
He doesn’t worry about car insurance, life insurance, or homeowners insurance.
Taxpayers provide Spanish language signs, bulletins and printed material.
He and his family receive the equivalent of $20.00 to $30.00/hour in benefits.
Working Americans are lucky to have $5.00 or $6.00/hour left after paying their bills AND his.
The American taxpayers also pay for increased crime, graffiti and trash clean-up.
Cheap labor? YEAH RIGHT! Wake up people!
Forget the phone calls and faxes. What really needs to happen is 1+ million Americans should drop everything what they're doing and storm Washington.
Sam Adams would have been at war with the people enabling this a long time ago.
When will the American people say enough!
If I was a liberal in 2014, I’d be laughing and pissing in everyone’s face too.
No one ANYWHERE is trying to stop anything they’re doing. :)
Boner strikes again
Bonehead has absolutely zero intention of doing anything that would hinder Obama.
Hear, hear! I've been calling my reps for over a decade and have seen nothing come of it. It's all political kabuki theater, folks. I fear we're hearing America's last gasps in the next 2 years. It'll be no holds barred for Obama after November. Complete and total chaos is upon us, I fear.
The Chamber of Commerce is slobbering out the sides of their collective mouths.
It’s a gesture. I don’t see how that language in the bill could stop him anyway, since by claiming executive privilege, he can simply override anything. Or just by having his agencies go ahead and do his bidding as a “regulatory” thing.
People should support Boehner’s lawsuit, because that goes to the heart of the matter.
Passing a law to tell somebody they have to stop violating all the other laws they’ve been violating is an exercise in futility.
It is a surrender to al Qaeda, a surrender to infectious
diseases spread to every State, a surrender to dirty
bombs which the EXEMPT in Congress KNOW is coming.
It is a Third Declaration of War by the EXEMPT Congress
on the American people, who truly hate them for
forgetting their OATH to protect and serve the
Constitution and to PROTECT THE BORDER.
Dude me too. I emailed my supposedely conservative rep the other day and said not another dime. We speak to him at every townhall. What more can we do.? We are just getting ready for the resolution conflict.
Like the old people in the Gulags said as they starved, "If only Joe Knew."
Jeff Sessions is a national treasure. I hope folks appreciate that but I know a vast majority don’t even know who the hell he is.
Americans who want fewer Mexicans in their neighborhood can always move to Mexico. There aren’t too many Mexicans in Mexico anymore.
Both parties are committed to taking us down the same road in the end anyway....on this issue, all they are arguing about is how much money to spend that this nation doesn’t have.
What a meaningless debate this is.
I’m 57 years old. I have NEVER seen GOP leadership as gutless as this bunch, all in the name of
power. They are as bad, if not worse than the French Surrender Monkeys.
We don’t even have to storm DC. Why can’t we rally around our Congressman’s office? That is close by.....ours has three offices in the district. Come by when you can. Stay as long as you can. Make lots of noise!!! Hold signs high. Make sure the TV station is unfirmed
Go to his office! Take a few friends.
I watched Sessions on CSpan yesterday. Very impressive, at least his logic was. Someone needs to hire him a media consultant to add a tad of sparkle to his personality.
Jeff Sessions bump for later......
I know people are tired of calling their congressmen....but we MUST voice our displeasure.....again.
All both parties care about anymore is the hispanic vote,
and they will gladly turn America into a third world country to try and get it.
Some people may not be aware of Sessions’ history. Originally, he was appointed to be a low level federal judge, but the Senate Judicial Committee voted his appointment down.
So the good people of Alabama elected him to the Senate...where he was placed on that same Senate Judiciary Committee...where he has given the libs Hell!
Is there anywhere to go? This world is going to go to hell. It already is. Americans have the power to stop it. But we aren’t going to. Our wealth and decadence has made us lazy. Not willing to get out there and sacrifice everything for the ideals this country was founded on. The great men and women in America have come and gone. It’s over. The founders are spinning in their graves, we no longer deserve it. America is going to turn into a 3rd world cesspool, and the whole world with it. Our ancestors would be ashamed. Had to happen sometime didn’t it? Just like Babylon, everyone understands everyone and can’t get along. This time it’s the entire world.
Voting won't fix this mess. Calling congresscritters won't fix this.
These go bags are not made for running my FRiend
Obama appointee, UCIS head, Leon Gonzales was interviewed. Totally biased---said his second language was Spanish----and that he once belonged to Casa Manana (or something), that was advocating for unlimited immigration.
The lock-stepping Gonzalez gets grade A for Evasion and for loyally following orders from the Commandant in the WH.
When Democrats questioned him, he knew everything and responded in great detail. But to Republicans he whined about being new to the jobs---and parroted "gotta get back to you on that."
Repub Cong/men Jason Chaffetz, Louis Gohmert and Randy Forbes were standout patriots, protecting Americans from the invading hordes at the border.
Cong Gohmert stopped the show with his probing judicial-like queries---the former judge's brilliant circumlocution, and his prodigious knowledge of the law was awesome---as well as his ability to nail Gonzalez to the wall.
WRT drug cartels paid $6000 to "guide" the hordes over the birder---"Would you call them criminals?," he asked Gonzales. Making the point that if the hordes were coming here to escape drug cartels, why is it they pay the violent breed to get over the border?
Gonzales made a show of his legal bgrnd---but he paled agaimst Goehmert's expertise. Gonzales, as a former prosecutor and officer of the court, should know that the US justice system is not amenable to dispensing justice to litigants w/ "unclean hands"---a legal term meaning those who have committed crimes. His license to practice law should be pulled.
Sad to see Cong Jason Chaffetz's resignation, knowing we'd get nowhere with the lock-stepping Gonsalez----prostrate in obeisance to Obama---his lips pressed firmly to the WH behind.
Cong Guttierez (Dim-Ill) made a lamebrain appearance--- this imbecile had to have used voter fraud to get into office---no one in their right mind would vote for the Spanglish-speaking moron.
We need to find out (1) how many identities he's using, (2) how many govt checks he, his family, and his staff are cashing, and, (3) Guttierez's membership in violent organizations advocating the overthrow of the US govt.
Republicans snatching defeat from the jaws of victory once again. I can think of no better way of suppressing GOP turn out then by passing a border bill that the administration would sign. Way to go GOP losers!
what does mexico’s southern border look like?
Laura Ingram said it best. ANYTHING that comes from the house will be amended into full blown amnesty. Boehner will appoint pro-amnesty rinos to the conference committee and it will just be amnesty.
I’m tyring to figure out who’s better at surrendering, the French or the GOP.
Hmm, probably have to go with the cowardly GOP. They’ve got polpular opinion against illegals, and they’ve got an unpopular president, but SOMEHOW they can’t figure a way to do ANYTHING about it.
I stopped calling a while back and started buying: ammo, bottled water, and canned goods.
My Senator. I wish we had 99 more like him. Solid conservative American.
Hopefully many conservatives are not thinking that the GOP-E and US Chamber of Global Commerce and the Wall St bankers are on your side.
They are on the side of crony capitalism (taxpayer funded NFL stadiums etc) and open borders, gun control, and more profits while we all subsidize their imported cheap labor. They see their biggest threat as our Constitution and national sovereignty, and a Tea Party that is not beholden to them. They want politicians on their dole and controllable. It is their media that always attempts to discredit the TP.
Senator Sessions doesn’t do “sparkle” I’m afraid. It’s a shame that a true Statesman is not valued but a smooth talker is. I would follow Sessions to hell and back.
I’d definitely vote for Sessions, sparkle or not, but the majority would not. Too sad.
Politicians will not fix this They have been bought off and only the Savior can save us now.
They don’t care. They always get re-elected just like the democrats. Votes and phone calls won’t solve this problem.
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