Dan Stein Op-Ed: House Must Stand Firm Against Obama’s Amnesty

John Boehner, Nancy PelosiOn Wednesday, the House of Representatives took an important first step toward protecting the interests and security of the American people, and the integrity of our constitutional system of government. The House bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the remainder of this fiscal year includes provisions prohibiting the federal government from using money appropriated or collected through fees to implement the sweeping illegal alien amnesty policies announced by President Obama in November, or to expand the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty.

It is impossible for DHS to thoroughly vet the 5 million people who are believed to be eligible to ensure that those who pose a threat to the nation do not gain legal status in this country.
– Dan Stein

Under the plan announced by the President, some 5 million illegal aliens would be allowed to live and work legally in the United States. Moreover, under accompanying memos issued by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, virtually all of the remaining illegal alien in the country would be exempted from removal.

Originally published on Fox News Latino. Click here to read more.

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    The 12 million illegals in the US is based on the 2002 census. The 2012 census did not ask citizenship and as at least about a million have snuck into the US each year since, the real number is closer to 30 million. One study shows about 43% of illegals receive public assistance compared to legal citizens at about 24%. The Heritage Foundation reports US taxpayers would be billed about $9 Trillion for amnesty minus about $3 Trillion in tax receipts from illegals for a net deficit of about $6 Trillion.

    Turn off the job magnet. Mandatory E-Verify as only about 10% currently participate for obvious reasons. No job, No money, No reason to stay. Self deport. No need for a fence.

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    Dear Ms Severance…….Since you seem to want to go down the road of how your ancestors built this country etc, I have one question for you. Were your ancestors Native Americans? If they were not I would suggest that the Native Americans both then and now would agree that your ancestors came here illegally!

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      In the days of previous immigration, immigrants did not receive food stamps, aid to dependent children, housing assistance, free medical and education for children and had never heard of HUD. We already have reservations full of Souix, Navaho, Black Feet, Nez Perce etc on welfare and have no need for a load of Aztec and Maya.

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    Linda Severance on

    i though congress was going to stop this illegal immigration!! You are allowing the president to destroy our nation!?! My ancestors have been here since before the revolution!! They have fought in each and every war!! They have helped build AMERICA from one coast to the other!! And you are allowing the president to destroy what my family helped build!! God Bless America!! My family members did not get money when they entered this nation!! No one should!!! Ever!!! This should be against the law!!! If they do not have the money to enter AMERICA today the lose their chance. They are l freeloaders entering our nation today!! And sending money all over the world!! While Americas lose their jobs and homes!! This is a disgrace!!! You are supposed to be working for the American people!!! Traitors? Why are there terrorist’s camps all over America!?!? Why are you allowing 9000 Muslims from the Middle East to come to our nation each week!!! They are changing our laws and trying to change our culture making schools teach their religion in public schools!! They hate CHRISTIANs and Jews!! Enough!! You are letting all of this happen!!! You are destroying our nation!! God Bless America!!! This is a disgrace!!!!!!!!

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    I totally agree with Dan Stein’s opinion piece. However, the odds of the House holding firm are slim to none. Boehner getting rolled is as certain as the sun rising tomorrow morning. Obama will insist on a clean DHS funding bill and that is what he will get. Boehner will eventually pass a clean DHS bill with 100 Democratic support along with a handful of Republicans and McConnell will do the same. This action by Republican leaders will cost them the Senate and Presidency in 2016. Many conservative voters will stay home in 2016 after getting played for fools. As sure as the sun will rise in the morning. We’re all about to get rolled.

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    For sure no Mexican has been a terrorist so far nor a Hispanic been seen in the cities asking fro money but African Ameircnas and whites……..

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      Well, I guess you never been to NYC or LA. Did you forget about Padilla? How about the hundreds of gang members, cartel members, drug smugglers, human smugglers, rapist, child molesters, wife beaters and murderers arrested by border patrol who are MEXICANS or Latinos and happen to be illegals? But to you, they are not a threat to national security!

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        everlyn thank you for reminding me and out of all terrorrists not one is Mexican…but home grown US citizens….our own and the arabs………..thank you Evelyn…..

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          Is being in a gang a form of terrorism? How about the many thousands of gang members bringing havoc to the streets of California.

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            Leland you must be socially illiterate then…..then all criminals mainly our own on the streets and the jails are full of them?……and that includes you for smoking pot in high school and your friends…….so then I have to ask your own question….do yo believe that is a form of terrorrism?…you must be a sore Republican…..

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          Snarky Republican on

          That’s true that no terrorists have been Mexican. However, our wide open porous sieve of a border makes it super easy for a terrorist from one of the Middle Eastern nations to go travel to Mexico and then pay a coyote to bring him across illegally into the US. The terrorists are well funded and coyotes don’t care who they bring over here as long as they get paid.