#2 of 5 – Five Things the Republican Congress Must Do in 2015 (with Resources)

This Blog is taken from Five Things the Republican Congress Must Do in 2015.

Rep Congress Week 2Stein: Congress Must Respond to ‘Deferred Action’ Program: The policy, known as deferred action, aims to implement without legal authority the amnesty-like provisions of the DREAM Act — a proposal that was rejected by Congress as recently as December 2010. In doing so, the administration is essentially nullifying a wide range of criminal and civil sanctions directed in law. Read more…

Obama’s “Parole in Place” is a Place to Bury the Law: The Obama Administration continued its collision course with our constitutional separation of powers doctrine, once again unleashing policy memos announcing vast new illegally — expanded “parole” powers and discretion that will allow millions of illegal aliens to stay in the country indefinitely. Read more…

Temporary Protected Status (2015): Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was enacted in 1990 to apply to non-resident foreigners wishing to avoid returning to their homeland because of civil strife or effects of a natural disaster of “extraordinary and temporary conditions.”….Not only did TPS spare illegal aliens from deportation, it provided them a quasi-legal status in the country and gave them work permits so that they could legally work. Read more…

History of U.S. Immigration Laws: Refugees and Refugee Act of 1980 – The term refugee is now defined by the Immigration and Nationality Act as a person who is unwilling or unable to return to his country of nationality or habitual residence because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Read more…

Guide to Obama’s Next Move and What We All Can Do: Since 2008, the president has dismantled most interior enforcement and extended benefits to illegal aliens by use of policy memos, stays of removals, prosecutorial discretion, deferred action, parole-in-place and executive actions that have enabled him to bypass Congress and circumvent the rule of law. Few of these mechanisms have a statutory basis and all are generally restricted for limited, rare, exceptional, and temporary actions in individual cases. But DHS, under the direction of the president, has applied each of these to broad classes of illegal aliens to make sure they avoid deportation. 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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    Even Gasoline Under $2/gal

    Tells me the reason this is happening is lower wages worldwide, caused by overpopulation….as the wage plummet continues with more overpopulation added in the world there’s simply no money for gasoline anymore.

    In America, same scenario, lower wages with insourced overpopulation and less money for gasoline.

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    Lots of studies being touted, including Huffington Post, about how the middle class share of the American pie has fallen sharply in the last 25 years. Before that, it was generally up from WW2 thru most of the 80s. I guess the fact that we have had massive legal and illegal immigration for the last 25 years has nothing to do with it? But they will run a million columns purporting to show how much immigration has helped the economy.

    When are people going to get the fact that outsourcing and technology are replacing many jobs and those left should be going to American citizens, and business should have to pay them a decent wage and benefits? The same people who claim to care so much about the American worker are more than happy to then turn around and repeat the pro immigration line of people like the US Chamber of Commerce and the billionaire Koch brothers. But come to think of it, Arianna Huffington made a huge fortune off a site where most of the writers don’t get a dime.