During a brief press interview outside the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) headquarters in Washington on July 22, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) condemned President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal immigrants via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, saying, "All of that is a magnet and a beacon for people to come. You can’t have any kind of beacon without securing the border first."
The United Nations continues to attempt to exert its unfounded authority in the affairs of the United States, this time by involving itself in the border crisis.
The increasing number of unaccompanied children illegally crossing the U.S. border into Texas has created a dilemma for federal officials, who have sought to relocate the children to facilities across the country pending processing. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are transferring these unaccompanied minors to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement to be housed in shelters, some on military bases and others elsewhere.
Texas Governor Rick Perry announced plans Monday to send 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to deal with the massive wave of illegal immigration by children.
In a rebuttal to a July 17 press release issued by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) — in which Reid charged that legislation introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to end President Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) was being used as “ransom” — Cruz leveled a charge of his own during a July 20 Fox News interview:
"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."
Senator and former Republican presidential nominee John McCain believes that if Republicans don’t pass “immigration reform” they can’t beat Hillary Clinton in 2016.
As the severe crisis on our southern border — especially the influx of thousands of unaccompanied children who have come here illegally from Central America — receives daily coverage by the media, prospects of Congress passing “immigration reform” legislation during this session are becoming very unlikely.
A bipartisan pair of legislators from Texas, Republican Sen. John Cornyn and Democrat Rep. Henry Cuellar, introduced bills in their respective houses on July 15 that would expedite the processing of minors who have illegally crossed the border into the United States.
Both medical professionals and officers with the Border Patrol union have expressed concern about the number of illegal immigrants, including the many unaccompanied children housed at federal holding facilities, who have communicable diseases.
In an explosive letter hand-delivered to the offices of all 535 members of Congress, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) warned fellow lawmakers that a new plot by Obama to grant amnesty to millions more illegal immigrants by executive decree “threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic.” If the administration is not stopped, Sessions added, the borders and immigration law would essentially be nullified, paving the way for an even more dangerous crisis. As such, Congress must take action to restrain the president, he said.
Here’s a recent — and supposedly racist — message from the labor union that represents U.S. border patrol agents, as posted by the governing National Border Patrol Council: “New annual job rating areas: Babysitting, Diaper Changing, Burrito Wrapping, Cleaning cells. Law Enforcement? What’s that?”