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NumbersUSA is an Education & Research Foundation provides a civil forum for Americans of all political and ethnic backgrounds to focus on a single issue, the numerical level of U.S. immigration. We educate opinion leaders, policymakers and the public on immigration legislation, policies and their consequences. We favor reductions in immigration numbers toward traditional levels that would allow present and future generations of Americans to enjoy a stabilizing U.S. population and a high degree of individual liberty, mobility, environmental quality, worker fairness and fiscal responsibility. The National Tea Party has similar convictions as does the Conservatives. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas emphasized at The Iowa Freedom Summit, hosted by Iowa’s principled limited government constitutional conservative Congressman Steve King and Citizens United, featured some great (and some not-so-great) speeches by leading Republican governors, senators and potential presidential candidates.
Cruz said, “The great fault line in American politics today is not between Republicans and Democrats, it is the divide in the Republican Party between the “ruling class” of Washington’s inside elite and what Angelo Codevilla called “the country class” of Americans who believe in the rule of law and limited constitutional government, sovereignty and our constitution. Both sides of Congress in so many words just play ‘lip service’ to the will of the American people, well aware of special interests cloaked in the background waiting for the payoff. The one prevailing torment to the people is the illegal alien invasion, which has been expedited to the heated front burner. From the time of the first amnesty in 1986, we have been pledged by every administration a secure border. Only former president Bush applied his signature to a 700 mile double layer fence, but two Senators blocked its construction. I was the same solid promise of fining, imprisoning employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens. All these promises and more falling beside the wayside, because they owe favors to the wealthy entities
Citizen and legal resident should be committed to blast every state and federal politician through the main Washington switchboard at 1-866-220-0044, that they are being OBSERVED, as the mainstream of the people, especially the taxpayers don’t trust either party. The majority of the US population offered Senate and House Republicans the chance to prove that they were FOR the will of the people and not Wall Street lobbyists; puppets to the US Chamber of Commerce and any special interest by when they oust the summit of Democratic dominance. NumbersUSA summarized the new measure, but cannot support HR 399, the Secure Our Borders First Act, in its current form. While Chairman McCaul made some improvements in this bill over last Congress', NumbersUSA does not believe that HR 399, as it came out of the Homeland Security Committee last week, will actually secure our borders. Among the major shortcomings of the bill are the following:
1) The majority of the deadlines in the bill, and certainly the majority of those carrying any sort of penalty for noncompliance, falls outside the term of the current administration. The Obama Administration is thus largely free to continue systematically dismantling our border security and enforcement system. Even worse, the next administration will face penalties early in its first term (two years from enactment) for failing to meet deadlines, even though the current administration is actually to blame. At a minimum, deadlines need to be set so that the current administration has an incentive to comply. 2) Seven years is far too long for our nation to wait for a biometric exit system that was first enacted in 1996. Moreover, since the deadlines for implementation, with the exception of a small pilot program, fall outside this administration's term, President Obama has no incentive whatsoever to even begin rolling out the system before he leaves office. At a minimum, the biometric exit system should be required at ALL airports, seaports and pedestrian crossings within two years, with a one year deadline for an exit system at 15 airports, 15 seaports, and 15 pedestrian crossings. An additional two to three years should be sufficient for the vehicular exit system.
2) Despite the talking points put out by the Homeland Security Committee, HR 399 does NOT satisfy the requirements of the Secure Fence Act of 2006. The Secure Fence Act required 700 miles of double-layered, reinforced fencing. Existing miles of vehicle barriers and single-layered fencing do not satisfy this requirement, and should not be counted as part of the mandated 700 miles. It is only by counting this less effective fencing that HR 399 can pretend to meet the requirements of the Secure Fence Act by adding only 48 miles of new double-layered fencing. At a minimum, the bill should require the construction of the full 700 miles of reinforced, double-layered fencing Congress mandated in 2006. 3) The border simply cannot be secured as long as Border Patrol agents are forced to release the illegal aliens they apprehend, instead of rapidly removing them from the United States. Catch-and-release policies must end. Similarly, President Obama's unconstitutional amnesties must be stopped. We urge House Republicans to insist on a robust amendment process to address these and other shortcomings of HR 399. Americans have been waiting since 1986 for a secure border and serious enforcement of our immigration laws. Congress must take the time to get this right because we cannot afford to wait another 30 years.
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On Immigration, it's GOP v. GOP

dfrancis878 Wrote: Jan 25, 2015 1:29 PM
PEOPLE, BE ON THE ALERT FOR GOP ELITIST DEVIOUSNESS, ON OBAMA’S CORRUPT EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVE ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION? Surely the GOP Establishment is going to do the right thing when it comes to the heated argument over illegal immigration. Rumors are rife at the moment over Obama’s overreaching executive orders, granting the 5 million unauthorized persons living here. In fact the TEA PARTY, the real Conservatives believes that there are ONLY 5 million illegal aliens in the country. The numbers are in truth unknown and any statistics can be easily be altered. Citizen and legal resident should be committed to blast every state and federal politician through the main Washington switchboard at 1-866-220-0044, that they are being OBSERVED, as the mainstream of the people, especially the taxpayers don’t trust either party. The majority of the US population offered Senate and House Republicans the chance to prove that they were FOR the will of the people and not Wall Street lobbyists; puppets to the US Chamber of Commerce and any special interest by when they oust the summit of Democratic supremacy. Obama repeatedly he churns out executive orders and now memorandums that bypass Congress, making up his own laws as he goes. Now, he's promising come hell or high water he WILL veto any piece of legislation that crosses his desk regarding blocking amnesty or Obamacare. We the People spoke in November. In no uncertain terms America said "NO AMNESTY!" Yet the self-appointed king, the warlord in the bully pulpit, does not give a toss. He proclaims his way or the highway.
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On Immigration, it's GOP v. GOP

dfrancis878 Wrote: Jan 25, 2015 1:29 PM
Then again, can we trust the top echelon in Republican pecking order? I really don’t think we can? Even from the start, they went along with $1.1 Trillion budget and know real solid barriers, than a flimsy amendment to the Homeland Security funding. They took the oath of Allegiance to keep America safe against enemies domestic and foreign, but the border remains poorly enforced or the deporting large numbers from our country. The say the deportability is high, but they counted the numbers who were removed just inside the border? This administration is good at fleecing the data. President of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council USCIS) Kenneth Palinkas, released a statement yesterday condemning President Obama's executive amnesty, the lack of action in the Senate to reverse the executive actions, and the upcoming border security bill. Palinkas stated the "grave peril" that President Obama's "skewed priorities" in granting executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens puts the 12,000 adjudicators and personnel he represents at USCIS. The dedicated immigration service officers and adjudicators at USCIS are in desperate need of help. The President’s executive amnesty order for 5 million illegal immigrants places the mission of USCIS in grave peril. Instead of meeting our lawful function to protect the Homeland and keep out those who pose a threat to US security, health, or finances, our officers will be assigned to process amnesty for individuals residing illegally inside our nation’s borders. This compromises national security and public safety, while undermining officer morale. The Administration’s skewed priorities mean that the Crystal City amnesty processing center will likely have superior worksite conditions for personnel relative to our normal processing centers. Additionally, the security protocols at place in this facility will be insufficient to engage in any basic screening precautions, ensuring and rewarding massive amounts of fraud. For the Administration to continue down this course after the Paris attacks is beyond belief. Palinkas went on to call out members of the Senate for their lack of initiative to pass H.R. 240 that would "reverse the amnesty".
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On Immigration, it's GOP v. GOP

dfrancis878 Wrote: Jan 25, 2015 1:28 PM
Yet where is the outrage from Congress? After the House passed its legislation to reverse the amnesty, all I hear is silence in the Senate. It seems Congressional leaders will not rise to defend the laws of the United States, but are giving in to the "imperial presidency." Palinkas closed with concerns about the upcoming border security bill H.R. 399. Although it contains language to build 700 miles of border fence, implement a biometric exit system, and a requirement of operational control of the border, Palinkas stated it does not include "needed USCIS reforms". I also remain concerned by the fact that needed USCIS reforms are not included in pending legislation. For instance, H.R. 399 – Chairman McCaul’s legislation – does nothing to preclude anyone in the world from turning themselves in at the US border and obtaining automatic entry and federal benefits. Almost anyone at all can call themselves an asylum-seeker and get in; it’s a global joke. It’s not border security if anyone can recite the magic words and get waved right on in. Those who arrived in the 2014 border run are still here, often living on US support and even applying for US jobs. The bill also delays by years the implementation of biometric exit-entry to police the rising overstay catastrophe. We process millions upon millions of applications every year for lifetime immigrant green cards, refugee admissions, asylum-seekers, temporary workers, visitors, tourists, and more – but we do so without any of the resources or mission support we need to screen these individuals properly, let alone to conduct in-person interviews. We admit individuals who have no business being admitted the United States, whether public charges, health risks, or radicalized Islamists, and in large numbers. It is unfair to employees, unfair to taxpayers, and unfair to anyone concerned about immigration security. We are saying to Congress: help us. Provide us the tools, mission support and resources we need to protect the Homeland, in accord with the laws and Constitution of the United States.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED? I, think this is some serious information that needs to be spread throughout American public, is that we need to be apprehensive that what the GOP establishment has/is proposing is not the reality of this volatile subject of illegal alien amnesty. The Conservative HG editor George Rasley drafted this article and every citizen and legal resident should be committed to blast every state and federal politician through the main Washington switchboard at 1-866-220-0044, that they are being WATCHED, as the mainstream of the people, especially the taxpayers don’t trust either party. The majority of the US population offered Senate and House Republicans the chance to prove that they were FOR the will of the people and not Wall Street lobbyists and any special interest by overthrowing the pinnacle of Democratic power in the midterms. A couple of weeks ago we said that the Capitol Hill Republican “leadership” plan to stop President Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty was merely a ruse and that they would never actually fight to defund it in the Department of Homeland Security, let alone the rest of the federal government, where much of its implementation is already underway thanks to the “CRomnibus.”
That prediction was confirmed to us when Senator Mitch McConnell failed to quickly bring-up the House-passed bill to defund DHS amnesty-related operations. At the Republican retreat in Hershey, Pennsylvania, McConnell told the members that he was committed totrying to get the legislation passed in the Senate but cautioned that "if we're unable to do that, then we'll let you know what comes next," according to Reuters. “Trying” to pass a major bill, like defunding Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty, is a little like “trying” to win the Super Bowl – the team that comes and “tries” loses and the team that comes to win, wins. And “What comes next” was already in the works before the defund bill ever went to the House Floor, and that is the McCaul Border “Security” bill. We put “Security” in quotes because it is a bill that provides no real border security and its only function appears to be attaching House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Michael McCaul’s (TX-10) name to a piece of legacy legislation.
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