Too Little, Too Late – U.S. Warns New Illegal Aliens Wouldn’t Get Amnesty
“The United States issued a warning on Wednesday to migrants thinking of crossing the border, saying they won’t qualify for any potential immigration reform that might be enacted in the U.S.,” the AP reports.
“The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for migrants, but it covers only people who illegally entered the United States before Dec. 30, 2011. Republican leaders in the House rejected the Senate bill and are still mulling their own measures, which could be even less generous.”
Ted Cruz: Passing Amnesty Guarantees GOP Won’t Win Senate
“Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) predicted Thursday that House Republicans pushing for passage of any amnesty package in 2014 will ensure Democrats and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid maintain control of the Senate. Not only that, but Cruz argued that all House Republican engaged in passage of any amnesty should put a “Harry Reid for Majority Leader” bumper sticker on their cars,” Breitbart News says.
“‘I think we’ve got an incredible opportunity to retake the Senate in 2014, to retire Harry Reid as Majority Leader, and the number one thing Republicans could do to mess that up is to refuse to stand for principle,’ Cruz said on Texas-based Michael Berry’s radio program.”
DHS Delivers Smuggled Aliens to Family Members Illegally in U.S.
“A federal judge in Texas is accusing the Department of Homeland Security of hand-delivering children smuggled into the United States to their illegal immigrant parents,” Fox News reported.
“U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen revealed the practice in a blistering court order filed late last week. He said the ‘dangerous’ practice is effectively aiding human traffickers and particularly the drug cartels, which run many of these operations. ‘These actions are both dangerous and unconscionable,’ he wrote.”
Grassley Says Nominee Bent to Political Pressure on Investor Visas
“As Democrats in the filibuster-free U.S. Senate fill key administration vacancies, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley assailed a Department of Homeland Security nominee for playing a key role in aiding Terry McAuliffe’s electric-car company raise funds through a visa-investor program,” Watchdog.org reports.
“‘Whistleblowers have provided my office with very troubling evidence. Much of the evidence involves the EB-5 regional center program, which (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro) Mayorkas is responsible for managing,’ charged Grassley, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, which oversees immigration issues.”
“‘The evidence appears to support allegations that Mr. Mayorkas and his leadership team at Citizenship and Immigration Services are susceptible to political pressure and favoritism,’ the Iowa Republican said.”
Immigration Problem Is Just Part of a Greater Disrespect for the Law By Our Elite
“If your first experience with American citizenship involves the Ruling Class waving off laws that apply to others – the poor saps still standing in line – because the illegal population is politically useful, what opinion will you form toward the rule of law? What else will you decide you’re “entitled” to, particularly after hearing the sales pitch from political operators who think you’re entitled to quite a lot?” says John Hayward at RedState.com.
“The entitlement mindset is hardly unique to illegal immigrants, of course. It’s everywhere, nourished well into the ranks of what we identify as the “middle class.” People ignore poorly defined, poorly enforced laws because they feel entitled to, or because they think there’s no real “victim” to be concerned with.”