American Politicians Won’t Call It ‘Amnesty,’ but Illegal Border Crossers Do

ice_detainees In America, amnesty proponents on both sides of the aisle have long avoided the term “amnesty” like vampires avoid a cross. Just a couple of weeks ago, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson insisted under oath that the Administration’s policies purporting to give lawful presence to illegal aliens were not “amnesty.” And, when asked directly whether the Administration’s policies directly fit the definition of amnesty in Black’s Law Dictionary, he simply refused to answer.

That is because amnesty activists know as well as true immigration reformers that amnesty encourages more illegal immigration, and they also know that Americans don’t want to encourage more illegal immigration. Johnson also insisted under oath that there should be “disincentives” to engage in illegal immigration, as if we can stop a reward for breaking the law from being an incentive to break the law just by saying it’s not a reward at all.

Sometimes American politicians, by saying they are against amnesty even as they support it, can fool their constituents long enough to get through an election, and sometimes they can’t.  But there are some people who won’t be fooled by calling amnesty “immigration reform.” And that is those who are considering whether or not to illegally cross the border.  According to the Tuscan Border Patrol Union President, when agents ask the illegal border crossers what drove them, “we are hearing a lot of amnesia.”

While the Administration’s official explanation for the dramatic surge in border crossings by unaccompanied minors is violence in Central America, its credibility on border protection is long gone. It is the (justified) rumors all over the Central American news that have caused the recent surge in illegal arrivals, not an uptick in violence. As true immigration reformer Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) says, the Administration has only itself to blame for the humanitarian catastrophe at the border. Unfortunately though, it is the American people that it wants to pay for its dereliction of duty.

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  1. avatar

    This is one out of so many examples what Obama meant by using his flexibilities over the ‘hot mic?’
    Remember? Beware of him.

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    I don’t understand why so many on this site are pro-Republican. I’m no Democrat, but please name me 10 Republican members of either the House or Senate who are solidly and consistently (like FAIR) anti-illegal immigration. I can only think of Steve King and Tom Tancredo (although not sure if Tancredo is still in Congress). There are 45 Republican Senators and 233 Republican members of Congress so this should not be a difficult request. But sadly it is.

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    The people are speaking:

    “In the first place, We should insist that if the immigrant Who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
    Words of: Theodore Roosevelt

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    Mexico is not willing to fix its problems- then why should we- American citizens and taxpayers be footing the bill and dealing with the harassment and intimidation for the agenda of letting those flee from dysfunction and corruption elsewhere simply to instigate the same here?

    The sad thing is that many have bought into this agenda.
    I propose that any US citizen that supports Amnesty, harbors illegals or illegal immigration not have any business done with them,

    Boycott pro Amnesty businesses for their part in compromising US national security.

    Fight against the takeover.

    I’m not against Hispanics that were born here and raised as American citizens, I’m against this take over the American way of life and its being replaced by some foreign thing by illegals that walk around as though we owe them something.

    All we owe them is a one way ticket back to where they came from PNG’d.

    And we should bill their governments for the cost of doing so.

    Nuff said.

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    Here is what needs to be accomplished. It won’t happen until everyone opposed to this take over and assimilation of American society by the Marxists gets involved.

    Report instances of job discrimination, intimidation, harassment, stalking or any other form of surveillance and intimidation by those illegals and legals involved with the Obama scheme to take down the US.

    Here in Colorado, they are downright aggressive, have stalked our family, harassed us through property damage to ou9r property and vehicles, and use intimidation. Illegals become managers then hire others displacing US employees.

    Every incident whatsoever, must be documented so that these can be used to end this agenda.

    Laraza means “The Race” does that say something?

    I’m a veteran with a disability- what they have been doing here in our specific case is a hate crime based on ethnicity,

    I say lets send them all packing back down to the place they came from-

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      there is something wrong with your head…………………………these illegals are being abused and exploited……… should seek treatment……

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        Robert Campbell on

        There is something wrong with your head! Mistreated and abused? Go change your panties you bleeding heart FREAK!

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    When PC is used to the extent that it simply means that an elected official is saying something he doesn’t actually mean to mislead the people he or she represents to further a goal counter to the interests of those that elected him or her to office- should be construed as a high crime and misdemeanor subject to a recall vote by the district that elected them to office..

    For once for Christ’s sake those that truly represent the will of the American People should leave the PC doublespeak to the Marxist Dems Obama, Clinton, and others- and be frank and direct about the truth to the people.

    THAT is what is known as representation by the People and For the People

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    About immigrants that protest with actions beyond the rule of law.

    When immigrant protestors for immigration clearly intimidate public officials- or do so to infer threat against any US citizen- is a violation of law.

    For illegals doing such aggressive protests, IS grounds for arrest and immediate deportation with persona non grata designation from the US

    For US citizens that use tactics of intimidation of veiled threat against any public official, or US citizen- arrest, and some think time in jail with parole for 5 years

    Lets enforced the laws we have right now.

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    The talk of “immigration reform” stinks of just being amnesty. There is no need for any reform of the immigration policy in America, merely enforcing the immigration laws now in effect is all that is needed, along with returning those that have violated our immigration laws to their home countries. Their home country refuses to take them back? BULL, send them back anyway as they were that country’s problem until they made them ours…. The USA is now at the tipping point and the administration now in power is rapidly increasing our downfall.

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    TotallyFedup on

    The rapid influx of illegals is part of the plan to topple the US economy from the inside (Cloward-Biven strategy) a game plan in use by Obama. He studied this model for years – rather than the US Constitution. It is his goal to completely destroy America. Anyone paying attention to events that have occurred since he came into his imperial power can see how it has progressed.
    The other part of the plan is clearly written in the Communist Manifesto, the one Hitler also followed for the destruction he accomplished.
    Total control of the education/children by the government – nearly complete
    Total control of the monetary system
    Total control of natural resources
    Total control or access to all transportation and communications
    Total control and downgrade of military
    Finally – total control of HEALTHCARE – once fully implemented will signal completion of plan – and mass depopulation will begin – just as Hitler did.

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      Anyone should read

      “Masters of Deceit”
      By J Edgar Hoover.

      About the Marxist agenda that the FBI fought so hard to prevent.,

      Obama, the Marxist- is doing exactly what Hoover warned about in the book.

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    Those politicians that don’t want to use the term “amnesty” are helped in that effort by a news media that shuns the use of the word without attribution. That’s the news media that went from using illegal aliens to illegal immigrants to undocumented immigrants or workers or just immigrants, as if there is no distinction worthwhile. That news media has come to use the term “reform” almost exclusively to describe amnesty-increased legal immigration legislation. While advocates will naturally use that term to describe their preferences, the use by the “journalism” industry implies the end of any question of what’s wrong with current immigration policy and its implementation and what would make it better. Who would oppose the dictionary definition of reform, which is to change or remove what’s bad and take actions that would make things better? The use of the word is so pervasive in reference to amnesty and increased immigration that even those who oppose that often use the word to describe what they’re against. According to dictionary definitions, I guess that would mean the opposition is for keeping what’s bad and not making it better.

    The media also tends to use the focus-group tested language created by the amnesty industry to further their agenda. It’s often been said, those that control the language of the debate control the debate. That’s true. But it’s not just the language the news media had decided to use. They have endeavored, quite successfully, to keep people who would oppose their agenda from being heard by the public. Much of the public will, quite naturally, have their ideas shaped by what they hear. Were they able to also hear things framed differently, many would have different opinions, opinions that were based upon the option of examining the world framed by differing viewpoints and choosing those that seem to most accurately describe reality. I see little evidence that kind of exposure to thinking that would challenge the dominant elite notion of immigration will happen. I sometimes wonder why those opposing that dominant immigration agenda could consider anything as important trying to push the media into accepting the notion that open debate is non-negotiable in a democratic country. The best arguments can’t work on those who don’t hear them.

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    There is violence in Central America, but that is nothing new. Nor is it a reason, according to our laws, for admittance here. Violence as a general condition not aimed at an individual does not entitle a person to come here. We need to get it straight that the US and other western countries are not going to make up for the failures of others. All we are going to do is lose our own country. These border crossings will only increase as long as we reward them by letting them stay here. And that is exactly what is happening.

    The idiocy behind our invasion of Iraq is now apparent. Insisting that all we had to do was drive out the despicable Saddam Hussein and democracy would flourish in the Middle East was foolish on the face of it. Because they are still fighting religious grudges that are a thousand years old. Repression and violence,both gender and religious based, run rampant. They need to change that. We can’t do it. People who are choosing to live in the 15th century are not going to listen to us.

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      “Its just obvious that you can’t have open immigration and a welfare state.”

      – Noble award-winning economist, Milton Friedman

      “If government knew how, I should like to see it check,
      not multiply the population.”

      – Ralph Waldo Emerson

      “Population growth is the primary source of environmental damage.”

      – Jacques Cousteau

      “…democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people into the world, the value of life not only declines, it disappears. It doesn’t matter if someone dies. The more people there are, the less one individual matters.”

      – Isaac Asimov

      “I am convinced that some political and social activities and practices of the Catholic organizations are detrimental and even dangerous for the community as a whole, here and everywhere. I mention here only the fight against birth control at a time when overpopulation in various countries has become a serious threat to the health of people and a grave obstacle to any attempt to organize peace on this planet.”

      – Albert Einstein — letter, 1954

      “The leadership are fooling themselves. Overpopulation is a very serious
      problem, and over immigration is a big part of it. We must address both. We
      can’t ignore either.”

      – David Brower,The late Sierra Club hero who was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Outside Magazine, July 1998

      “Short of nuclear war itself, population growth is the gravest issue the
      world faces. If we do not act, the problem will be solved by famine, riots,
      insurrection and war.”

      – Robert McNamara, Former World Bank President

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        Zod you forgot to mention most Nobel Prices recipients in the US are immigrants…………..the US has been thriving on immigration…………..

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          You need to live in a relatively unpopulated America around 1850….you speak like it hasn’t changed at all environmentally and demographically the last 150 years….you live in a Mother Goose book.