Sen. Sessions and Sen. Lee – Time to Shut the Back Door Against Amnesty
“The Gang of Eight immigration bill is a 1,200-page legislative monstrosity. Senators had roughly 72 hours to read the final version of this massive and complex bill before the votes began. Like with Obamacare, the Senate was supposed to pass the bill in order to find out what was in it. But while lawmakers and the public were left in the dark, the White House strategists and special interest allies who crafted the bill knew exactly what it contained: immediate amnesty, weakened enforcement, and unending illegal immigration,” say Sen. Sessions (R-AL) and Sen. Lee (R-UT) at Breitbart.com.
“We are concerned . . . that the House will pass individual, incremental bills only to have them cobbled together in a backroom deal with Majority Leader Reid and the Gang of Eight. Through a series of procedural maneuvers, House leaders could agree to begin negotiations with the Senate, known as a conference, using one of these smaller, targeted bills, while the Senate could bring the Gang of Eight bill to the negotiations.”
Biden Stumps for Amnesty During Mexico Visit
“Speaking at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden said that the international partnerships he and President Barack Obama are seeking to build–including one between the United States and Mexico–are “literally going to shape the future for my country for the next 10, 20, 30, 40 years,'” CNS News reports.
“‘With regard to immigration, let me make two things absolutely clear,’ Biden said in Mexico City. ‘It is not only from the perspective of the President, myself and the American people a matter of justice, respect, and according dignity to all people to bring 11 million undocumented men, women, and children out of the shadows, but it’s also overwhelmingly in the self-interest, the economic self-interest of the United States.'”
Illegal Alien Protests Treat Any Enforcement as a Red Line
“Red lines aren’t limited to the Syrian chemical arms sites. Illegal immigrants and others pushing for amnesty are laying down vivid red markers of their own, telling congressional Democrats that under no circumstances should they allow the enforcement-only Safe Act to become law. Seven protesters were arrested when they chained themselves to the White House fence to emphasize the point on Wednesday,” said the Washington Times in an editorial.
“The Safe Act is a Republican House bill that grants states the authority to enact their own immigration laws and gives local police the authority to enforce them. Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina drew up with the measure intended to bring out-of-control borders under control. The bill cleared the House Judiciary Committee in mid-June on a party-line vote.”
California Tries to Erase Citizenship
“California is challenging the historic status of American citizenship with measures to permit noncitizens to sit on juries and monitor polls for elections in which they cannot vote and to open the practice of law even to those here illegally. It is the leading edge of a national trend that includes granting drivers’ licenses and in-state tuition to illegal immigrants in some states and that suggests legal residency could evolve into an appealing option should immigration legislation fail to produce a path to citizenship,” the New York Times writes.
“‘It seems they stay up late dreaming up ways they can reward illegal immigration and create either new benefits or new protections for illegal immigrants,’ said Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which backs stricter federal laws. ‘The overriding objective of the California Legislature is to further blur the distinction between citizen and immigrant, legal and not.'”