Sen. Sessions Says Asylum Abuse at Border Should Put Brakes on Amnesty

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Sen. Sessions Says Asylum Abuse at Border Should Put Brakes on Amnesty

“Accounts that U.S. border officials are facing a surge of Mexican immigrants claiming asylum by using a few key words prompted a top Republican senator to call for the pending immigration bill to be put on hold ‘until these abuses are ended,'” Fox News reports.

“Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., one of the most vocal critics of the comprehensive immigration overhaul being pushed on Capitol Hill, said the surge in asylum requests ‘has exposed another grave flaw’ in the implementation of federal immigration law.”

Rubio Says Congress Should Pass Amnesty to Avoid Obama Order

“If Congress doesn’t pass a comprehensive immigration reform law in the next year then President Barack Obama might be ‘tempted’ to legalize 11 million undocumented immigrants by executive order, Sen. Marco Rubio said Tuesday morning,” Politico reports.

“Stalling on Capitol Hill might force the president’s hand, the Florida Republican said. That could result in a mass legalization of undocumented immigrants without any of the reforms included in the Senate-passed immigration bill that Rubio played a key role in writing and negotiating. Rubio said continued delay in Congress could create a scenario in which the nation misses out on his bill’s technological advances along the border with Mexico, drones, cameras, more Border Patrol agents and a national E-Verify system.”

How the Border Asylum Claim Scam Could Backfire

“My belief that progressives are the biggest enemies of their own cause when it comes to immigration has only grown stronger over the past month as I watch the antics of the activists who call themselves the Dream 9,” says Miami Herald writer Glenn Garvin.

“If the Otay Mesa asylum claims continue and spread, a lot of people are going to be hurt, starting with the immigrants themselves. The Dream 9, operating in the world media spotlight and backed by an army of immigration lawyers, got out of detention almost immediately. Non-celebrity asylum applicants don’t walk that red carpet.”

“It will typically take them months to even get their first interview with an immigration officer, and the entire asylum process can stretch out for years. Some applicants — those with good lawyers, along with provable family ties or money to post a sizable bond — will be released on parole. Others will languish the entire time in an immigration lockup that feels pretty much like prison.”

Amnesty Opposition Mobilizing During August

Politico has a report on a rally by amnesty opponents in Richmond. “The groups participating in Monday’s rally plan to hit several other states in the coming weeks to send a similar message. Though details are not yet finalized, the so-called Stop Amnesty Tour will also wind through Harrisburg, Pa.; Dallas; Toledo, Ohio; and South Carolina during the August recess. King hopes to attend those rallies, too. Other groups involved in the effort include Tea Party Patriots and Eagle Forum.”

The paper notes that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has been helping amnesty opponents during the recess and spoke at the rally yesterday in Richmond.

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

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    The ONLY thing we do is encourage MORE fraud and illegal entry. Then when their precious amnesty doesn’t happen, those who support it refuse to recognize that it is THEIR continued actions and excuses that make the rest of us not TRUST them. When you get lied to over and over you CAN”T trust them.

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    Our government continues to claim that the war on terror is bankrupting us. But what about these numbers? You do the math…
    • $11 billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year by state governments.
    • Illegal households only pay about one-third the amount of federal taxes that non-illegal households pay.
    • Illegal households create a net fiscal deficit at the federal level of more than $10 billion a year. If given amnesty, this number could grow to more than $29 billion.
    • $1.9 billion dollars a year is spent on food-assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
    • $1.6 billion is spent on the federal prison and court system for illegal aliens.
    • $2.5 billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.
    • About 21 percent of the population of U.S. prisons is classified as “noncitizens” from Mexico, Colombia, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. About 5 percent is listed as “unknown.”
    Immigration costs like all “costs” come out of the “TAXPAYOR” hide. These costs represent additional money creation that dilutes all the savings and assets in America.
    But yet the Government steals money from the Citizens of America by using our tax money to pay illegals and sending our tax money to Countries that hate us…also the Government steals our Social Security Money that was paid in to Social Security by Citizens of America along with their employers. The Government will not give Seniors a raise in their Social Security check. And now you want the United Nations to run our Country with the Agenda 21? What in the world is wrong with you people in Washington? Have you lost all you Values and Fight you went there with? Sometimes I am ashamed that I voted for some of you. I HOPE YOU WILL COME BACK TO THE WAY OUR FATHERS SET UP THE UNITED STATES AND COME BACK TO THE WAY GOD WANTS AMERICA TO WORSHIP HIM.

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    cynthia curran on

    In fact, while Eagle Forum complain about the amnesty that Bush proposed and sent some letters they didn’t travel same goes for the Tea Party Patriots who were not as much against illegal immigration under Bush.

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    cynthia curran on

    has a report on a rally by amnesty opponents in Richmond. “The groups participating in Monday’s rally plan to hit several other states in the coming weeks to send a similar message. Though details are not yet finalized, the so-called Stop Amnesty Tour will also wind through Harrisburg, Pa.; Dallas; Toledo, Ohio; and South Carolina during the August recess. King hopes to attend those rallies, too. Other groups involved in the effort include Tea Party Patriots and Eagle Forum.”
    The paper notes that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has been helping amnesty opponents during the recess and spoke at the rally yesterday in Richmond.

    Why do all these people have to be the same right wing groups. In fact the leadership of the Tea Party is full of people that want guest worker programs in large number but we have to have the Tea Party Patriots a group that likes big guest worker programs like their favorite Rand Paul. Mickey Kaus type of people instead of your usual Tea Party type that really doesn’t like amnesty but like guest worker programs for big and small biz is why we don’t do that good on fighting this. There are a lot of people in the political center tired of low wages or on the left tired of increasing the population that has to play second fiddle to the Tea Party (too free market) and Eagle Forum a little better on the trade issues, but I tired of right wingers taking over the argument against illegal immigration In fact these same right wingers voted for Reagan in the 1980’s and then George W Bush in 2000 and 2004 and caused our current mess.

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    Concerned Citizen on

    Hurray for Senator Sessions.

    The Boston bombers immigrated to this country thanks to asylum fraud. Now the Obama administration is coaching immigrants on how to abuse asylum laws? I hope the American people see the disconnect between a Federal government that is supposed to protect us and one that throws open the borders for anyone and everyone to come here.