Our Southern Border Is So Insecure – Osama Bin Laden Could Cross – And Did

Actually – it’s Project Veritas’ James O’keefe dressed as Osama Bin Laden.

This video is humiliating politicians into action. American can no longer accept that there isn’t an illegal immigration crisis and that the border is secure.

Governor Rick Perry told the president about a month ago that the border patrol was stationed 40 miles away from the border, and he noted in interviews that Obama didn’t know and didn’t seem to care about it.

But where’s the National Guard Governor Perry deployed? I queried O’Keefe on Twitter about the timing of his video. Was it shot before or after the deployment of the Guard. Because if it was shot after – Obama isn’t the only one who should be embarrassed. I’ll update with the answer.

 

 

Obama’s Coup D’Etat Scheduled To Take Place After Summer Vacay and Labor Day Weekend Golf Extravaganza.


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It looks like Obama is going to follow through with his threat to grant amnesty through executive fiat to as many as six million illegal aliens – in his most egregious abuse of  executive authority to date. John Hinderaker of Powerline, echoing Glenn Reynoldslikens the move to a coup d’etat.

When a tyrant asserts the right to rule by decree in a state that has formerly been subject to the rule of law, he is commonly described as carrying out a coup d’etat.

That is just what the Obama administration has done, and reportedly will continue to do. When Obama changed the Affordable Care Act by decree–to name just one example, substituting “2014″ for “2013″ in a critical provision of the statute–he acted as a tyrant. In his refusal to enforce the immigration laws, contrary to the Constitution which requires him to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” he has acted like a tinpot dictator, asserting the right to change or ignore the law by fiat. If he now directly nullifies Section 274(a) of the Immigration and Nationalities Act by legalizing, and issuing work permits to, five or six million illegal immigrants, thereby repealing federal law by decree, how else can we describe his action but as a coup? The Obama administration openly takes the position that the rule of law no longer applies.

Obama has  a meager 31 percent approval rating on immigration which will certainly plummet further if he follows through with his threat.

But Obama is a Marxist in a hurry, and he knows his time is limited. The fundamental transformation of the country requires a massive infusion of 3rd world immigrants into the nation’s permanent dependency class – clients and supporters of the ever expanding welfare state. Democrats will deal with the political fallout in the short-term in the only way they know how – accusing Republicans of being racists and haters of the poor. And Republicans will be hamstrung to do much about it until after the election because our Democrat-compliant media will be pushing the Democrat narrative.  Even with the media’s assistance, Dems will be more hurt than helped in November – but this is an action that will produce massive dividends for them in the long-term, and they know it. Obama figures he’s sitting in the catbird seat.

But first things first. As White House Dossier’s Keith Koffler notes, Obama is timing his coup d’etat to take place after his August vacay. Nothing can be allowed to interfere with Dear Leader’s down time.

On Sunday, White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week, that the executive action would take place at “the end of the summer” – some time in September.

Pfeiffer pretended there was some kind of formal process exogenous to the White House – where the real power lies – in play, saying Obama would not act until he got “recommendations” from Attorney General Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Johnson, and that those weren’t due until end of summer.

(Oh, phew. Eric Holder’s involved. If anyone can talk sense into the nation’s out of control chief executive – it’s the most corrupt attorney General in our nation’s history who has been held in criminal contempt by the US Congress, and who should by all rights been impeached a long time ago. I’m on pins and needles, here,  wondering if Holder, together with his crack team of  radical, activist lawyers, will be able to scrounge together some laughably weak legal justification for this abomination – which won’t pass muster with the courts but that won’t matter after millions of people have been turned into instant American citizens.)

But you and I know Obama simply doesn’t want all the shpitt hitting the fan while he’s on Martha’s Vineyard August 9-24, or ruining a possible three-day Labor Day Weekend golf extravaganza.

Pfeiifer offered up the usual White House drivel about Obama needing to do something because Congress won’t bend to his will.

Because of Congress’ failure to fix the immigration system and to pass the supplemental appropriations will need to deal with the specific crisis on the border, the president has no choice but to act.

Because according to the Constitutional Law Professor Obama, if Congress doesn’t approve of his policies, he’s permitted to go over their heads. It’s somewhere in the emanations and penumbras that a president is allowed to use his pen and his phone if he’s frustrated with Congress.

Scott McKay at the American Spectator writes that as appalling as his behavior is – there’s really nothing we can do about Obama at the present time.

Impeachment was discussed a good deal last week. We all know the score there. Obama is more impeachable as a matter of conduct than any president in modern times. But no Democrat in the Senate will cross the aisle and vote to impeach, which means no sixty-seven votes to remove. This is true no matter how bad things get after the midterms. Even Andrew McCarthy, who literally wrote the book on impeaching Obama, doesn’t think it’s doable under current circumstances. Hence the president’s flunkies, who won’t shut up about impeachment and are in fact attempting to goad Congress into pursuing it.

And it gets worse. The purse is no help. If you defund certain parts of the government in an effort to get him to change policy, Harry Reid will kill your budget bill in the Senate and that will lead to a shutdown: bad politics, especially in an election year.

And as it happens, because of the way we know Obama does business if there is a shutdown he’ll make sure the Border Patrol leaves the border wide open and ICE opens those detention facilities so all the tattoo-faced MS-13 goons who make up a terrifying percentage of the current influx through our border will have the run of the country.

Meaning that any attempt to use the power of the purse to close the border will have the unintended consequence of wiping out the border. Plus, conservatives will be the ones who get clobbered in the November congressional races for having tried to restore lawful governance to the executive branch.

That’s the political reality of the situation.

McKay suggests using  “as many creative strategies and tactics as possible” to reel the president in. “Civil disobedience should be on the table,” he suggests. “State action—even nullification—should be considered.”

I also heard last week that there is talk in Washington about the GOP possibly filing a restraining order on the president – if he actually moves to grant amnesty to 6 million illegal immigrants.

 

Senate’s Border Bill Fails (Video)

Our government has become completely dysfunctional. Nothing useful, positive or productive can happen as long as Reid is Senate Majority Leader and Barack Obama is POTUS. The next two years are really about mitigating the damage the community organizer incurs and running out the clock until 2016. That’s really about all this weak kneed GOP can handle.

Via the Blaze:

The Senate on Thursday night failed to advance a $2.7 billion bill to address the southern border crisis, just hours after the House Republicans had to pull their own bill from consideration due to a lack of support.

Together, the two votes show just how difficult it will be for Congress to agree not only on how much to spend to resolve the border crisis, but how to spend it.

In the Senate, Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) led the Republican effort on Thursday to include language that would defund any new Obama effort to expand DACA. These two senators said that overhanging threat from Obama would outweigh any attempt to stop the flow of immigrants.

But like so many other bills in the Senate over the last few years, Democrats didn’t give senators a chance to amend the bill. That prohibition led an outraged Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to storm onto the Senate floor and demand that Democrats start allowing real debate and real consideration of amendments on bills.

“Is that a hell of a lot to ask here?” McCain said. “I don’t think so.”

Sessions made an attempt to force Democrats to allow a vote on tougher language, but because Republicans are the minority party, it failed in a 43-52 vote. Sessions warned that failing to add language blocking further amnesty programs from Obama would be a “hammer blow” to millions of unemployed Americans.

“We have the power to block this action,” he said of Obama’s expected policy change. “We have a duty to block that action.  We can do that today by supporting my motion here today.”

“The vote we are about to have will be a vote on whether to support the president’s illegal executive amnesty, or to stop it,” he added.

Sen. Sessions said that by shooting down his motion to vote on Sen. Ted Cruz’s bill,  Senate Dems essentially voted to enable Obama’s unlawful executive order that would provide amnesty and work permits to 5-6 million illegal immigrants.

The President’s planned action would be in contravention of plain law, and at the expense of unemployed Americans.  Senate Democrats voted in lockstep to block Sessions’ motion and to thereby back the President’s executive amnesty—only Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) dissented.  Senate Democrats, who had previously intimated public concern over the illegal actions, sided with Majority Leader Harry Reid and voted to enable and encourage the President’s planned unilateral amnesty and work permits.

UPDATE:

This is scary:

Via Weasel Zippers: Border Bill Back On Deck, Members Plan To Take Action Before Recess:

Via Townhall

Update (Amanda): House leadership announced that members will stay until a vote on border legislation takes place. Currently, there is no set schedule for the vote. It could take place late Thursday or Friday.

#BREAKING House GOP plans to hold another conference in morning on border Source says “almost every mbr said stay..it was pretty hot.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 31, 2014

#BREAKING Sr Hse GOPer after border mtg: I know 1 thing, we’re not leaving here until we get the votes.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) July 31, 2014

Has anyone in Congress figured this out, yet:

Via Ann Coulter: THE LOOPHOLE IS OBAMA:

The law is not — as George Will suggested on “Fox News Sunday” — a general humanitarian mandate allowing all 2 billion poor children of the world to show up at our border and be told, “Welcome to America!” It’s a law to combat sex trafficking.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Vice President Joe Biden wrote the law — and Feinstein isn’t stupid. She’s well aware of illegal immigration. That’s why the law specifically excludes two huge categories of illegal aliens from getting hearings: (1) Mexicans; and (2) children who have relatives in the U.S.

Those cases look more like illegal immigration than sex trafficking. (Didn’t anyone wonder why Mexican kids are excluded?)

Mexicans make up the lion’s share of illegal immigrants in the U.S., and children with relatives already living in the U.S. are probably just trying to rejoin family — not trying to escape a fiendish kidnapper about to sell them into sex slavery.

According to last Friday’s New York Times, almost 90 percent of the 53,000 illegal alien kids given refugee status since October have already been transferred to parents or relatives living in the U.S. By the law’s clear terms, those 47,000 kids should have been summarily turned away at the border — just as Mexican children are.

(Democrats wailing about a “humanitarian” crisis — after calculating the precise number of voters they need — evidently don’t care about the Mexican kids.)

No law needs to be fixed. The only thing that needs to be fixed is the president.

Cruz weighs in: Democrats are Perpetuating the Border Crisis:

  1. Reid’s do-nothing Senate has abdicated all responsibility

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the Senate vote this evening on border funding legislation:

“Today Harry Reid blocked all consideration of legislation to stop President Obama’s amnesty. By refusing any debate or even a vote on legislation to stop Obama’s amnesty, Senate Democrats are cynically choosing to perpetuate the crisis.  Every Senate Democrat but two voted against taking up legislation to stop President Obama’s amnesty.  They now own this crisis; each bears responsibility for enabling the President to march forward with plans to give amnesty to millions more who arrived in our country illegally.

“The evidence shows that the crisis at the border is a direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness, and the surge of unaccompanied children trafficked to the United States by drug cartels and transnational gangs will not ebb until Congress restrains the President from taking any further executive action.

“The House of Representatives is working hard to solve this crisis, but Harry Reid’s do-nothing Senate has abdicated all responsibility.

“Last week, I introduced the Protect Children and Families Through Rule of Law Act that would stop President Obama’s amnesty. Faced by an extreme president who refuses to follow the law, Republicans should unite to stop the amnesty that is causing tens of thousands of children to be victimized by violent coyotes and drug cartels. The responsibility for the pain and suffering experienced by those children who are exploited by dangerous criminals and the associated burdens imposed on our border towns and cities now lies directly on Senate Democrats who would rather put hundreds of thousands more children and countless Americans at risk than stand up to the out-of-control and lawless president.”

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks.

Video: Sens. Cruz and Sessions Colloquy on Stopping Obama’s Amnesty

On Thursday, illegal immigration hawks Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), joined forces in urging their colleagues to put more pressure on  Obama to prevent him from unilaterally granting amnesty to millions more illegal immigrants.

Via Big Government:

In a colloquy with Cruz on the Senate floor, Sessions said Obama’s potential executive actions represent an “exceedingly grave threat that go[es] beyond anything we’ve ever seen in this country” and “threatens the very constitutional framework of our republic and the very ability of this nation to even have borders.”

He vowed that the “American people will not allow it to happen” if they discover what is going on. He said it was now up to members of Congress to rally the nation against Obama’s potential grants of amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants.

Referencing a letter that he and 21 other Senators sent to Obama warning him not to nullify the country’s immigration laws, Sessions said every Senator should back Cruz’s bill to prevent Obama from extending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to future illegal immigrants.

Cruz has also introduced legislation that would make it easier to deport illegal immigrant children from countries other than Mexico and Canada and require the federal government to reimburse states and local governments for dealing with the border crisis.

Sessions said Congress rejected Obama’s amnesty plan “under the circumstances he advocated” and noted that “he has no power to go forward and go beyond that, and we’re not going to allow it to happen. It’s wrong.”

“This president is not going to get away with unilateral amnesty,” Sessions said. “This Congress will be held to account.”

Governor Perry Press Conference: Deploying the National Guard (Video)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans, today, to activate and deploy up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border to increase the presence of border security.

Here is the entire presser, but the audio is pretty messed up. In case you can’t get through it, shorter but cleaner videos follow.

The National Guard should stay plenty busy dealing with problems like this:

 

The Border Patrol found itself under fire on Friday night from what they think were.50-caliber weapons, not exactly light arms. The fire appears to have been an attempt to suppress border security actions while smugglers brought their human cargo to the north side of the Rio Grande, according to Fox (via Katie Pavlich):

U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river, sources told FoxNews.com.

The weapons were fired at the U.S. side of the riverbank in the area of the Rincon Peninsula across the Rio Grande from Reynosa, Mexico, at about 8:30 p.m., sources said. Bullets ricocheted into an area where Border Patrol agents were positioned, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told FoxNews.com.

Border Patrol sources confirmed Gohmert’s account, and said the shots may have been fired by .50-caliber weapons.

“We don’t have any armor that can stop a .50-caliber round, so our Border Patrol agents had to take cover when the rounds were richocheting around them,” said Gohmert, who has been in the area for the last week to get a first-hand look at the border situation.

“When the shooting stopped, about 40 to 50 people came out on the U.S. side and turned themselves in. So clearly the rounds were being fired to suppress every effort to stop anybody intervening with anyone or anything coming across,” Gohmert added. “We have no idea what or how many or whom came across with the other illegal immigrants.”

Sources said they believe the gunfire came from members of Mexican drug cartels, which include former military members trained in shooting that type of weaponry.

That would be a problem that the National Guard could address, certainly, if this incident has been verified — if the federal government won’t react to it.

I can’t help but wonder if any of these high caliber weapons will be traced back to any of the ATF’s gun-walking operations…

Cruz: A False Promise of Amnesty is the Opposite of Compassionate

On Fox News Sunday, this morning, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas discussed the ongoing immigration crisis and the bill he recently introduced to address it. With the Ukraine back on the front pages, he also discussed his ideas to stop President Putin’s aggression in Ukraine.

Cruz visited a crucial border juncture in McAllen, Texas, Saturday, and then appeared at an event with Glenn Beck, who is visiting the border this weekend  to give aid to the unaccompanied minors. He sat down with Chris Wallace for the interview prior to his visit to the border.

Regarding immigration:

“The cause of this crisis is the promise of amnesty, Cruz explained. If you look at the history of this issue, in 2011, there were roughly 6,000 children apprehended coming in illegally. Then in 2012, President Obama unilaterally granted amnesty to some 800,000 people who were here illegally, who entered as children.

“The direct foreseeable consequence of that was the number of unaccompanied children skyrocketed so that this year the Obama Administration’s estimating 90,000 kids will come next year; 145,000. That’s up from just 6,000 three years ago.”

….

“What I want to do is have action that fixes the problem. If we pass a bill – let’s take President Obama’s proposed bill, $3.7 billion – it does nothing to solve the problem.”

“No, what I’m interested in is fixing the problem. And it’s only Washington – all of the proposals being floated are missing the cause of the problem.”

….

“It is the opposite of compassionate to continue this crisis. I don’t want to see tens of thousands of little boys and little girls being physically assaulted, being sexually assaulted by drug dealers. The way to fix it, the bill I’ve introduced is a very simple bill.

“It is a page and a half. And it simply says the President cannot grant amnesty going forward. It prohibits the President from granting amnesty.”

….

“The objective here should be to help the kids and the way you help the kids is you eliminate the magnet which is President Obama’s amnesty.”

….

“I’ll tell you who’s holding these kids ransom is Harry Reid and the President, because their view is don’t do anything to fix the problem. He mentions comprehensive immigration reform. The Gang of Eight bill is one of the causes of this problem because what the kids are saying is they’re coming because they believe they’ll get amnesty; part of the Gang of Eight bill was promising them amnesty.”

Regarding stopping Putin’s aggression in Ukraine:

“We should do a number of things. One, we need vigorous sanctions. We need sanctions that target the Russian energy sector, the Russian financial sector, that put serious consequences for what Putin is doing.

“Two, we should immediately reinstate the anti-ballistic missile batteries in Eastern Europe that President Obama canceled in 2009 in an effort to appease Russia.

“And three, we need to open the export of liquid natural gas, which will help liberate Ukraine and Eastern Europe and will also impose real financial penalties on Russia and will create jobs and economic growth back here.

“That’s what leadership would look like, standing up to Putin instead of demonstrating weakness because when Putin sees weakness, he demonstrates over and over again aggression and willingness to go after others.”

Jeanine Pirro: ‘Mr. President – You Need To Get Your Act Together’ (Video)

Another Saturday night, another tongue-lashing administered to Obama by the inimitable Judge Jeanine.

“Americans don’t want a spectator,” Pirro noted before listing off a number of global crises that demand the president’s attention. She rattled off five of the world’s biggest crises, at play in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Israel and Hamas, and the US Southern border.

“Actually we’re in quite a hell of a mess,” she declared. “And Mr. President – you need to get your act together. Put on your big boy pants and get in the game with a coherent foreign policy.”

Ronald Coburn,  former Border Patrol Deputy Chief, was Pirro’s guest to discuss the crisis on the border.

Coburn claimed that in his capacity as a border security expert, he’s been watching the social, electronic networks and is seeing the cartels boasting about their gains and laughing at the way the US government is handling the situation.

“Tatooed up killers are coming across the border not to contribute to society but to prey on society”, he said.

 

The Crisis On The Border: GOP Finalizing Border Security Plan – ICE and Border Patrol Tales Of Woe

A  group of lawmakers appointed by Speaker John Boehner is preparing an emergency spending bill to deal with the immigration influx on the border.  The bill, which is planned for consideration this August, will recommend deploying the National Guard, amending a 2008 law requiring a lengthy deportation process, bringing in temporary judges to reduce a legal backlog and new border security measures.

Via Big Government:

Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), the leader of the working group, briefed Republicans at a closed-door meeting Tuesday, reporting on their trip to Guatemala and Honduras over the weekend where they met with each country’s president and from which tens of thousands of unaccompanied children are streaming across the southern U.S. border.

“The presidents of both countries, I met with them, our group met with them, they want their children back,” he said. “They’re saying, ‘please, send our children back!’” said Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), a member of the working group and a key conservative lawmaker.

On the trip, the group was briefed by U.S. general John Kelly on the Mexico-Guatamala border. While witnessing individuals openly swim across the river border there, Kelly told lawmakers that drug cartels – some involved in financing terrorism operations – were directing and reaping the profits from sophisticated smuggling operations that had advertised the leniency of U.S. laws.

“There’s no doubt that the message went out, go cross the border now, the United States won’t do anything about it,” Granger told reporters after briefing colleagues. “That came, primarily, from the coyotes who were transporting these kids. These coyotes, it’s really something we weren’t prepared from, they sort of advertised – they actually advertise – as social workers. We’re going to help you take your kids out of the poverty and the danger they have in these countries and put ‘em in the United States where they will receive an education and be taken care of.”

Granger said she was surprised to learn that in Guatemala coyotes are charging between $6,000-$9,000 per person. Salmon said the group was told one coyote was making $50,000 a week smuggling children into the United States.

Since October more than 57,000 unaccompanied minors have been detained illegally crossing the southern border into the U.S. The vast majority of the illegal minors are from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) introduced legislation on Monday which would allow U.S. Border Patrol agents to turn around many of the kids arriving at the U.S. – Mexico border.

On the Sean Hannity radio show on, Monday, Border Patrol agent Gabe Pacheco and National ICE Council President Chris Crane said that the southern border was “wide open” and a “perfect storm.”

Via Breitbart TV:

Pacheco stated re-deploying agents to process illegal immigrants has created “certain areas along the border you have it where it’s just wide open,” which he said endangers the safety of agents, and declared that the situation at the border is a “perfect storm for these people to be allowed to stay here.” Crane reported that ICE’s Fugitive Operations Teams who “are supposed to be out on the streets looking for bad guys” “are being shut down,” and agents from the Criminal Alien Program “that’s supposed to in the jails, looking for criminals” are being “sucked into this mess.”

Crane also said that agents are not going home after their shifts because they are afraid of exposing their families to the infectious diseases they’ve been exposed to dealing with these migrants.

Hannity asked Crane about the retaliation he’s faced, since becoming an outspoken whistleblower. They took away 25% of his pay, and he’s no longer allowed to fulfill his law enforcement duties as an Ice officer. But he still retains his position as the ICE Union President with a 25% pay cut.

Crane detailed the retaliation he faced for exposing the crisis at the border and the fact that “the administration won’t enforce our nation’s immigration laws.”  He said that he had experienced “whistleblower retaliation,” which he said was “widespread.”  Crane also declared “under this administration, whistleblowers are not treated real well,” and said that agents who speak out have their jobs threatened.

Pacheco also stated that health screenings consisted of Border Patrol agents “just reading the script” given to them, and recording responses given by illegal immigrants.  He added that this was considered “good enough for the medical screening.”  Crane said that some agents were “just not going home to their families” to avoid exposing them to diseases.

 

Via Gateway Pundit: SHOCK VIDEO>>> Illegals Arrive in Bus and Shop at Walmart With EBT Cards:

The video was taken by a concerned citizen in NC:

Via Fox News’ Special Report: An Exclusive Look Inside The Crisis At The Border:

Judge Jeanine Pirro Blasts Obama on Border Crisis: You Created This Mess – YOU Fix It (Video)

Judge Jeanine Pirro vented about Obama and his manufactured crisis on the border in her opening statement, Saturday night. She called the massive influx of unaccompanied minors coming over the border a “Trojan Horse” to change the voting demographics in the country – another outrage that she said  adds to “a long line of scandals, screw-ups, shocking stupidity, or maybe – shocking shrewdness.”

“Don’t fooled by this administration saying they’re going to send them back, she warned viewers.” The average deportation time is five years. But that’s only after we pay for advocates, translators, lawyers, judges, housing, food, healthcare, education, medication. And in the end – statistics tell us that 90% are released, anyway.”

She continued, “so  this week, P____ Obama refused to go to the border to see the crisis he created, Instead – he’d rather run off to the golf course, or play pool. And in true Obama fashion he wants 4 billion or our dollars to fix this – only 2% by the way of which goes to close the border. And since nothing is his fault, if only those Republicans in the Texas delegation would work with him, this could be solved.”

“With all due respect Mr. President,” Pirro purred, ” you created this mess – now YOU fix it. YOU invited them in – now YOU solve it. Take that pen and that phone of yours and make it right.”

“Mr President, there is a reason we think you’re the worst president in recent history,” Pirro added. “We don’t trust you – we don’t believe you we don’t think you’re capable of leading the country. Illegally entering the United States is not a right to citizenship!”

I draw but one conclusion, she concluded. It’s all a Trojan Horse.

She had on Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert who just spend a late evening on the border and was tremendously grieved by what he saw.

“There are wave after wave after wave of people coming,” he told Pirro. “No child comes in unaccompanied. They pay drug cartels to bring them in – why? Because this president has given the impression – correctly – that if you come, you get to stay. So we are luring children here, through savage circumstances – some of them get pulled off into sexual trafficking — (which the 2008 law was supposed to thwart) — so they come here and immediately they’re expecting their rights.”

The rest of the interview:

Judge Jeanine Pirro – Could The Border Crisis Provide Cover To ISIS Operatives?:

Pirro discusses the terrorist threat at the border with  former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense of the Nuclear Forces under Reagan, and president at the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney.

* I don’t use the word “President” and the community organizer’s name in the same sentence on this blog.  In the past, I’ve transcribed the words, when someone else has uttered them, but I can no longer stomach that. Hence, the blank space.

MORE:

 Obama Administration Inflating Deportation Numbers 

Boehner Goes Nuclear On Obama: “When Is He Going To Take Responsibility For SOMETHING?!” (Video)

During a press conference, Thursday morning, House Speaker John Boehner exploded in response to a question from a reporter as to whether he was worried Republicans would get blamed if they don’t pass Obama’s emergency fund request to handle the influx of unaccompanied minors at the border.
“This is a problem of the president’s own making!” Boehner answered, his voice rising. “He’s been president for five and a half years! When’s he going to take responsibility for something?!”

 

Obama has telegraphed to his toadies in the media what the narrative on the border crisis is to be – (stingy, mean-spirited, racist Republicans don’t want to help the children) – and as Breitbart’s John Nolte reported, they are already prepping the battlefield to attack the GOP on it. I feel Boehner’s frustration at being asked by one of Obama’s little helpers if he’s afraid that the bad press they are about to give him, is worrying.

But Boehner reminded reporters Obama was responsible for the crisis.

“His actions gave false hope to children and their families that if they entered the country illegally they would be allowed to stay,” Boehner said.

“Our priorities are clear. Take care of these children, return them safely home – to their home countries, to their own families – and secure the border.”

Like Perry, the Speaker advocated sending in the National Guard, which he says he recommended to the president in a letter sent, last month.

Via Charlie Spiering, Breitbart News:

When he was asked about Republican support for President Obama’s emergency funding to handle the influx of unaccompanied minors, he demurred.

“We’re not giving President Obama a blank check,” he said.

Good to know.

UPDATE:

Via Washington Free Beacon.: The obligatory Beastmode!

Video: Perry Describes Meeting With Obama – Calls For National Guard On the Border

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 Texas Gov. Rick Perry met with the President Wednesday in a pair of meetings in Dallas to discuss border security, and immigration issues.

Obama described the meeting as “constructive,” but judging from the above photo it was not immediately clear if Governor Perry would agree with that assessment. He looks to be grimacing, while others around the table seem to be sharing a joke he’s not in on.

Via US News:

In the larger meeting, Perry focused on securing the border, once again urging the president to deploy National Guard troops to beef up security there, said Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, one of the participants. Obama said it would be more costly to put the National Guard there than to solve the problem, Johnson said.

The meetings were held as unaccompanied minors, mostly from Central America, continue to pour over Texas’ southern border with Mexico. More than 52,000 of the youth, mostly from Central America, have illegally crossed into the USA in the fiscal year that began in October — nearly four times the number two years ago.

It was the first face-to-face meeting between Obama and Perry, who has blasted the federal government for not doing enough to stem the flow of migrants, since the crisis erupted this summer.

Obama said afterward that Perry expressed concerns about the number of agents at the border, whether they are positioned to deter people entering rather than take them into custody, and how long it takes to process those who are apprehended and send home those who have no legal right to be in the United States.

Obama said, “There’s nothing that the governor indicated he’d like to see that I have a philosophical objection to.”

In a statement issued after their meeting, Perry said, “Five hundred miles south of here in the Rio Grande Valley, there is a humanitarian crisis unfolding that has been created by bad public policy, in particular the failure to secure the border. Securing the border is attainable, and the president needs to commit the resources necessary to get this done.”

Gov. Perry was On Hannity, Wednesday night to talk about the meeting, and how he thinks we can secure the border. And he pulled no punches on Obama, comparing the president’s  false bravado about the border being secure over the years, to his “al Qaeda is on the run” BS in 2012.

Perry says he told Obama he has the ability to stop the humanitarian crisis on the border by putting the National guard there. “Not a more powerful message can be sent to Central America than that.” He said, “we’re not interested in apprehension – we’re interested in prevention.”

Perry said Obama should come to the border to see the crisis for himself.

Perry told Hannity that he told Obama, “This is important for you to absorb as a father, but more importantly as the president of the United States, to see the humanitarian crisis.”

According to Perry, Obama thinks taking a trip along the border would be a political photo-op.

“It’s not,” Perry said. “It’s about real people, and real issues, a humanitarian crisis that he has the ability to stop.”

The Texas governor said he’s not interested in apprehension, he’s interested in prevention. He said that only 2 percent of the $3.7 billion supplemental that Obama has requested would go to border security.

The supplemental isn’t about securing the border,” he said. “The supplemental is about something else. You’ll have to get the president to tell you what he wants those dollars for.”

Perry said the president can unilaterally direct the DoD to use title 32 –  which is how the federal government would pay for it – to put the National Guard on the border and secure it, but – “he keeps going back to the Republicans won’t work with me and they have to fund this 3.7 billion dollar bill, and I said Mr. President – you can deal with this – you can unilaterally direct the Dept. of Defense to put those troops on the border to do that work, and he keeps talking about a philosophical issue he may or may not have with that. And we’re past that.”

“This isn’t a Democrat issue or a Republican issue, this is an American issue,” he said, stressing that there must be a bipartisan solution.

The president has repeatedly said through the years that the border is secure and made jokes about those who disagreed.

“That’s the same president that said al Qaeda’s on the run, and I don’t know whether he’s inept, or there’s something else going on, as I’ve said before. But the fact is the border is not secure. We have a humanitarian crisis on our hands now because the border’s not secure, and the president needs to understand that the single most important thing that he can do is put the National Guard on the border to coordinate with local law enforcement, with our state law enforcement, with the border patrol, and you can secure the border.”

Everything to the hyper-partisan ideologue Obama is about politics – the strategy, tactics, messaging, optics, etc. He’s not as interested in solving a humanitarian problem he caused, as he is in parlaying it into a way to pressure congress into giving him more money to spend as he pleases, and attacking the mean spirited, stingy Republicans if they don’t give him everything he wants.

Obama has telegraphed to his toadies in the media what the narrative is to be –  they are already prepping the battlefield to attack the GOP on the border crisis.

Governor Rick Perry is providing the GOP with some powerful ammo to hit them back with. If they’ll only listen.

Cruz: “Amnesty is Unfolding Before Our Very Eyes” (Video)

 U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke out today on the Senate floor regarding the need to secure our border.

He called the crisis on the border a humanitarian disaster of the president’s own making. “It is a disaster that is a direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness,” Cruz declared.

“Amnesty is unfolding before our very eyes,” Cruz also said. “And I would suggest the only response that will stop this humanitarian disaster is for President Obama to start enforcing the law, to stop promising amnesty, to stop refusing to enforce federal immigration law and finally to secure the borders. Indeed, I would call upon our colleagues in this body in both parties to come together and secure the border once and for all and to stop holding border security hostage for amnesty.”

MSNBC: Obama’s Policies Gave Illegals The Impression They Could Stay (Video)

*On MSNBC’s Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd, Tuesday, a network correspondent dropped a truth bomb on the host, explaining the impetus for the flood of  illegal immigrants pouring across the border. The reporter has been on the ground in Central America.

“The violence and economy really only tells one part of the story,” she began – (causing the left-wing open border proponents to shake their heads fiercely in denial because according to them it is the only reason.)

She said she “visited a center that is dedicated to helping women and children who are deported – who don’t make it to the US.”  She explained that the center helps them “get back into their lives in Honduras.”

“We spoke to the director there, the reporter continued. “She said that about a year ago, a rumor started spreading that Hondurans could leave, get to the United States, and they would be allowed to stay.”  The director told her that Obama’s immigration policies had been “misinterpreted.”

I don’t know what was “misinterpreted.” Obama has no intention of sending the ones who made it back to their home countries. The “rumor” wasn’t “misinterpreted.” These people are right and they know what they’re doing.

And the Regime knows it. A recently unclassified DHS report revealed that only 0.1 percent of the Central American minors illegally entering the U.S. were deported in Fiscal Year 2013, down from two percent prior, and that’s why the current border crisis is occurring.

The DHS-ICE agency report admits the fact that 98 percent are allowed to stay is a significant draw for the minors to come into the United States. The agency acknowledges that conditions in Central America play a role in why the wave is occurring, but directly contradicts the assertion that such conditions are the only significant reason the crisis exists. The report directly contradicts any assertion U.S. government refusals to deport illegal immigrants is not a significant factor in why the crisis is occurring.

So the DHS report had a very good theory: The fact that DHS/ICE have not been deporting minors, is a significant draw for the minors to come to the United States.

The MSNBC report turns the theory into a fact. Yep,  it was Obama’s  policy of not deporting minors, alright.

Who could have guessed that one thing might lead to another? Lax immigration policies would lead to more  immigration? A Community Organizer?

*Before you congratulate MSNBC for reporting something that is actually true that doesn’t flatter their Precious – you need to understand that the truth doesn’t matter, anymore. It’s okay for even lefties to tell the truth when it doesn’t matter anymore. What difference at this point does it make?

Obama has check-mated the nation.

Linked by Maggie’s Farm, thanks!

 

Krauthammer: Obama Has No Policy for Immigration Crisis (Video)

On Special Report, tonight, Charles Krauthammer called the humanitarian crisis on the border a microcosm of the Obama administration.

Instead an actual policy, he said,  “all the argument, all the debate, all the back and forth is about the optics, the politics – the presentation.”

Dr. K said  the $4 billion Obama wants to spend on the crisis “is simply a way to absorb all these people…and not do anything to stop the influx.”

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The Washington Times: Appeals court rules immigrant ‘dreamers’ can get driver’s licenses

 

Senator Sessions: Border Crisis is “the Direct Result Of The President’s Policies” (Video)

Senator Jeff Sessions took to the Senate floor today to lambaste the president, saying the Regime’s lawless conduct demeans the respect the nation should have in the world. He blamed the crisis on the border squarely on Obama’s shoulders, saying that the crisis is a direct of his lax immigration policies.

“The President executes the laws. It’s his duty to see that the laws are faithfully executed. And they’re not being faithfully executed. In fact, they’re being eviscerated by policy after policy after policy. One of the top immigration officials declared that if somebody gets into America and past the border, they’re virtually unlikely to ever be deported, adult or child. This is the direct result of the President’s policies…

 It demeans the respect this nation should have in the world, [and] it undermines one of the most remarkable, valuable characteristics of America, and that is our commitment to the rule of law. It’s a direct affront to the rule of law. It directly undermines the sovereignty of our nation: if you don’t control our border, you don’t control your sovereignty. And it’s just wrong.”

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John Boehner: Why we must now sue the President:

 Every member of Congress swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So did President Barack Obama.

But too often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold — at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the American people to stop him.

That’s why, later this month, we will bring legislation to the House floor that would authorize the House of Representatives to file suit in an effort to compel President Obama to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country.

What’s disappointing is the President’s flippant dismissal of the Constitution we are both sworn to defend. It is utterly beneath the dignity of the office. I know the President is frustrated. I’m frustrated. The American people are frustrated, too.

After years of slow economic growth and high unemployment under President Obama, they are still asking, ‘where are the jobs?’ The House has passed more than 40 jobs bills that would help. But Washington Democrats, led by the President, just ignore them.

Even worse, the President’s habit of ignoring the law as written hurts our economy and jobs even more. Washington taxes and regulations always make it harder for private sector employers to meet payrolls, invest in new initiatives and create jobs — but how can those employers plan, invest and grow when the laws are changing on the President’s whim at any moment?

I don’t take the House legal action against the President lightly. We’ve passed legislation to address this problem (twice), but Senate Democrats, characteristically, have ignored it.

Andrew McCarthy NRO: Boehner Is Bringing a Whistle to a Gunfight 

As I’ve catalogued in Faithless Execution, there is nothing ambiguous about the vast run of President Obama’s lawlessness. We’re not talking about a backdoor curve on the black; these are arrant violations. Indeed, the administration does not deny its illegalities, it rationalizes them — contorting the “prosecutorial discretion” doctrine into a license to ignore and rewrite statutes; employing an attorney general who exhorts state attorneys general to flout laws that contradict Obama pieties; and so on. When a storeowner finds his shelves empty, he and everyone else know he’s been robbed; he doesn’t need a lawyer in a black robe to say, “It is hereby decreed that robbery has occurred.”

Andrew McCarthy NRO: Boehner Issues Memo Explaining His Feckless Plan to Sue Obama

Speaker Boehner correctly points out that all Americans, regardless of partisan or ideological inclination, have an interest in stopping executive lawlessness because the imperial precedents President Obama is setting will be available for exploitation by every future president. Yet, Boehner is heedless of the precedent he proposes to set: Instead of Obama’s executive monarchy, we’d now be subjects of a judicial oligarchy—all future presidents, no matter how lawful their actions, would be subject to vexatious congressional lawsuits and court directives from the judiciary Obama has been stocking with hundreds of like-minded Leftists for the last six years. Putting aside the fact that this would put politically unaccountable judges in charge of all policy matters in our body politic, does anyone suppose that Democrats just might use Boehner’s lawsuit gambit as the basis for harassing a future Republican president that they lacked the votes to impeach or slash funding from?

The end of the Boehner memo is priceless. It contends:

Under our system of government, the Judicial Branch has the power to resolve disputes between the Executive and Legislative Branches. When there is a failure on the part of the president to faithfully execute the law, the House has the authority to challenge this failure in the Judicial Branch by filing suit in Federal Court in situations in which:

  • There is no one else who can challenge the president’s failure, and harm is being done to the general welfare and trust in faithful execution of our laws;
  • There is no legislative remedy; and
  • There is explicit House authorization for the lawsuit, through a vote authorizing the litigation against the president’s failure.

Everything asserted here is either untrue or abject nonsense:

 If no one is in a position to “challenge the president’s failure” to follow the law, that is because no one has suffered a concrete personal injury that would provide the standing necessary for a court case — judges are not there to resolve power disputes between the political branches.
 There is an institution that “can challenge the president’s failure” to execute the laws faithfully: It is the Congress.
And there is a legislative remedy: Congress has the power to defundexecutive-branch activities and impeach lawless executive-branch officials, including the president himself.

Either of those responses would stop the president’s lawlessness in its tracks. And sure, the leader of the opposition party controlling the House may well be able to pass an “explicit House authorization for the lawsuit” Boehner anticipates filing. After all, how hard is it to get a bunch of congressional Republicans to agree that punting to the courts is easier than rolling up their sleeves and doing their jobs?

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