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.

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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.”

SEE ALSO: 

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?

Cruz: Obama’s Border Policy is the Opposite of a Humane Policy

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 U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today called into the Sean Hannity Radio Show to discuss issues surrounding border security as well as recent events between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

On the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of President Obama’s lawlessness:

“The President is right that it’s a humanitarian crisis, but it is a crisis of his own creation. This is the direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness… We are seeing little boys and little girls coming across the border alone with hardened criminals because of the President’s lawlessness. Here are some basic facts that our friends in the mainstream media won’t share with you:

 

  • In 2011, just three years ago, there were roughly 6,000 unaccompanied children caught trying to cross the border.
  • Then in 2012, just a few months before the election, the President unilaterally and lawlessly granted amnesty to some 800,000 people who were here illegally who had come as children.
  • As a direct result, we saw the numbers skyrocket, so this year there are expected to be 90,000 unaccompanied children apprehended. That’s up from 6,000 just three years ago.
  • Next year there are expected to be roughly 150,000, and all of this is because President Obama has openly, brazenly refused to enforce the law.

 

“These children will not stop coming, and not stop being subjected to this horrific physical violence and sexual violence, unless and until this Administration begins enforcing our laws. As long as people believe they get amnesty, they will keep coming, and that is the opposite of a humane policy.

“As you noted, Jonathan Turley who was a liberal constitutional law professor who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 has testified to Congress that President Obama has become the embodiment of the imperial presidency; that Barack Obama has become the president that Richard Nixon always wanted to be,” Cruz said.

 

Video: Mayor of Murrieta Blasts Federal Gov For Keeping Him In The Dark About Immigration Influx

In interviews with the national media, Alan Long, the Mayor of Murrieta has been walking a fine line between political correctness and support for his alarmed residents, as the small Southern California city is besieged by busloads of illegal immigrant minors.

The media and the religious left would like to portray the protesters as xenophobic haters of brown people, and the busloads of illegal immigrant minors as refugees escaping sure death in their countries of origin.

Granted, the optics, of well heeled white people blocking buses filled with these unfortunate children, are not the best.

But  people are upset that without any warning what-so-ever –  a humanitarian crisis from Central America – with all the health hazards and cultural and economic degradation it entails –  has been dumped on their doorstep without any warning, explanation, or apologies. The optics of federal agents in riot gear pushing back peaceful protesters – as is expected later today - won’t be great, either.

The Mayor told FOX News that the federal government didn’t contact him before hundreds of illegal immigrant children were bussed in. Nor has he heard from the governor of California.

Via Gateway Pundit:

“We’re a very small town. It’s a bedroom community of about 106,000 and the air is clean and the people are beautiful… As far as we know, Murrieta is still a destination point. So we have every reason to expect more buses to arrive in Murrieta. Border patrol and Homeland Security have not answered any of those questions. We just anticipate more coming.

He said the local Border Patrol have been helpful, but not national Border Patrol and Homeland Security.

… At the national and the Department of Homeland Security, we have yet to hear from them with a short term and long term plan. So we’re really in the dark.”

Mayor Long explained what he perceives as the majority, middle ground position on the issue that “balances out lawlessness and compassion”: “Everyone wants a fair, efficient and legal process for these immigrants to come in,” he said. “You can’t just send them all over the country without proper health care, without proper screening. Some of them are really sick – they had to unload the bus as they came to Murrieta after traveling from Texas and take them to the emergency room. That’s just not humane or right.”

He blasted the Obama administration for knowing the influx was coming back in January, and doing nothing to prepare – and “all of a sudden the little town of Murrieta is supposed to take on the world’s problems and that’s just not right.”

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CBS: Texas Official Believes Illegals Renting Kids To Cross Border:

With the oppressive summer heat “it’s going to be very, very dangerous in this part of the country to have young kids women and other folks to come in,” says Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-LaredoTX).

On Monday a South Texas sheriff announced the discovery of a 11 year old Guatemalan boys body about a mile from the border. Cuellar said the discovery of the boys body reinforces just how perilous the journey is into the US.

“Certainly I hope they stop coming because we probably will have more deaths as the hot weather continues,” says Cuellar. “It’s not just the heat that could kill them but there are other dangers. Officials at Lackland Air Force Base told us that one-third of young girls that come across – and they were just like little babies; 10, 11, 14 years of age. That about one third of them get raped and/or abused on the way here.”

Cuellar says that as he was speaking to Customs and Border Patrol agents he was also discovering a disturbing trend of adults “renting” children in Central America in order to increase their chances of being able to stay in the U.S. once they cross over.

Gateway Pundit: Must See Video>>> Black Americans in Murrieta Confront Pro-Illegal Immigrant Supporters:

A group of black Americans spoke out in support of protecting women and children in America BEFORE worrying about the rest of the world. This occurred at the Murrieta California Border Patrol Station on July 4th, 2014.

The young man pictured below said this:

“If somebody brought six children to your house and you ain’t got no job, are you going to take them in?… Are you going to try to find out where they came from? Are you going to try to send them back?… What are we going to do for the people who are here who are starving already?… Why would we add to the problem?”

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The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA is just one among several left-wing radical groups that have flocked to the Murrieta protests to oppose local residents who are demonstrating against the transfer of illegal aliens to their community. One group of activists chanted “white supremacists out” and danced to drums last Friday as several shredded, and some upside-down, American flags were hoisted above the crowd.

 UPDATE:

Breitbart Texas: LEAKED INTERNAL DHS REPORT ADMITS LACK OF DEPORTATION SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN BORDER CRISIS:

The report, identified as “De-Classified” and “Law Enforcement Sensitive,” reveals the fact that only 0.1 percent of the Central American minors illegally entering the U.S. having been deported in Fiscal Year 2013, down from two percent prior, plays a significant role in 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.

The report further reveals that Central American nations are doing little to curb the flow of illegal immigration to the U.S. and attributes the lack of efforts in the host nations to stop the flow to the nations wanting their nationals to send money back home from the United States. The report also indicates that family members from the host nations already residing in the U.S. is a major draw for the current crisis. This indicates that illegal aliens already within the U.S. are possibly drawing more to illegally migrate north.

Ace of Spades HQ: USAToday Reporter Calls Border Surge Obama’s “Katrina Moment”

The chaos just won’t stop.

MSNBC panelists on Monday seemed puzzled by the president’s refusal to visit the U.S.-Mexico border while he fundraises in Texas, with USA Today reporter Susan Page calling the decision Mr. Obama’s “Katrina moment.”

IG REPORT: Nearly 1.3 Million of Obamacare Enrollees May Be Illegal Immigrants

Okay, so – when we say, “the word got out” to explain the flood of illegals coming across the border –  it’s not only about the Regime not enforcing immigration laws. It’s about them not enforcing laws requiring US citizenship in order to receive entitlements, too. That’s why they’re coming – they get free health care – and likely other entitlements, while the Dems get millions of new voters. Not bad for a day’s community organizing.

Via Gateway Pundit,  Wynton Hall of Breitbart.com reports:

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A devastating new Health and Human Services (HHS) Inspector General report released on Tuesday reveals that the Obama administration has yet to determine whether 1,295,571 of the over 8 million Obamacare enrollees are U.S. citizens lawfully in the country.

The finding, located on page 11 of the report, states that 44% of the remaining 2,611,780 application “inconsistencies” are related to verifying “Citizenship/national status/lawful presence.” Another 960,492 application inconsistencies were related to verifying whether subsidy applicants provided accurate income information.

Moreover, the Inspector General report only covered the federal Obamacare exchanges to determine how the Obama administration resolved verification problems through December 2013. As for the 15 state-run Obamacare exchanges, the report says four–Oregon, Nevada, Vermont, and Massachusetts–are simply “unable to resolve inconsistencies.”

Obama is a Marxist in a hurry. Time is running out and the transformation isn’t going to happen without some major prompts. One party rule is just around the corner unless Republicans take some drastic actions.

SEE ALSO: Mark Levin: We have a full-fledged IMPERIAL PRESIDENT who has no respect for the rule of law or YOU:

Levin calls this a disaster and suggests that it is no accident considering the anarchy on the border right now.

We have a full-fledged imperial president on our hands. A man who has no respect for you, no respect for the rule of law, no respect for our history and tradition. And there’s 2 and a half more years of this. And he’s supported by the fascist party, the Democrat party which supports all of it and wants him to go even further.

The lawlessness on the border is already proving to be a health hazard for American citizens as Todd Starnes reported for Fox News: Medical staff warned: Keep your mouths shut about illegal immigrants or face arrest:

The Security detail at these holding facilities call themselves BROWN SHIRTS.

A government-contracted security force threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they divulged any information about the contagion threat at a refugee camp housing illegal alien children at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, sources say.

In spite of the threat, several former camp workers broke their confidentiality agreements and shared exclusive details with me about the dangerous conditions at the camp. They said taxpayers deserve to know about the contagious diseases and the risks the children pose to Americans. I have agreed to not to disclose their identities because they fear retaliation and prosecution.

My sources say Americans should be very concerned about the secrecy of the government camps.

“There were several of us who wanted to talk about the camps, but the agents made it clear we would be arrested,” a psychiatric counselor told me. “We were under orders not to say anything.”

The sources said workers were guarded by a security force from the BCFS, which the Department of Health and Human Services hired to run the Lackland Camp.

The sources say security forces called themselves the “Brown Shirts.”

“It was a very submissive atmosphere,” the counselor said. “Once you stepped onto the grounds, you abided by their laws – the Brown Shirt laws.”

She said the workers were stripped of their cellphones and other communication devices. Anyone caught with a phone was immediately fired.

“Everyone was paranoid,” she said. “The children had more rights than the workers.”

She said children in the camp had measles, scabies, chicken pox and strep throat as well as mental and emotional issues.

“It was not a good atmosphere in terms of health,” she said. “I would be talking to children and lice would just be climbing down their hair.”

A former nurse at the camp told me she was horrified by what she saw.

“We have so many kids coming in that there was no way to control all of the sickness – all this stuff coming into the country,” she said. “We were very concerned at one point about strep going around the base.”

Both the counselor and the nurse said their superiors tried to cover up the extent of the illnesses.

“When they found out the kids had scabies, the charge nurse was adamant – ‘Don’t mention that. Don’t say scabies,’” the nurse recounted. “But everybody knew they had scabies. Some of the workers were very concerned about touching things and picking things up. They asked if they should be concerned, but they were told don’t worry about it.”

The nurse said the lice issue was epidemic – but everything was kept “hush-hush.”

“You could see the bugs crawling through their hair,” she said. “After we would rinse out their hair, the sink would be loaded with black bugs.”

The nurse told me she became especially alarmed because their files indicated the children had been transported to Lackland on domestic charter buses and airplanes.

“That’s what alerted me,” she said. “Oh, my God. They’re flying these kids around. Nobody knows that these children have scabies and lice. To tell you the truth, there’s no way to control it.”

The Daily Caller: U.S. Congressman Blocked From Entering Child Immigrant Facility:

An Oklahoma Congressman who visited an Army base being used to house illegal immigrant children now wonders what the federal government is hiding after he was denied access to the facility.

“There is no excuse for denying a Federal Representative from Oklahoma access to a federal facility in Oklahoma where unaccompanied children are being held,” Rep. Jim Bridenstine said in a statement following his visit Tuesday to Ft. Sill Army base near Lawton.

The Department of Health and Human Services has set up housing at Ft. Sill and two other military bases – Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and Ventura County Naval Base in Oxnard, Cali. – to house thousands of unaccompanied alien children, or UACs, who were apprehended at the southern U.S. border.

Bridenstine went to Ft. Sill to observe the conditions under which the 1,200 UACs there are living and to find out to whom they would be released.

But when he showed up at the facility, Bridenstine says he was told by a guard withsecurity unit which calls itself the “Brown Shirts” that he could not observe the children or their living conditions.

When the congressman spoke to a manager and HHS official, he was told he would have to schedule a formal visit for July 21.

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