URGENT ALERT: H.R. 399, the "Secure Our Border First Act," is ANOTHER border betrayal sham by the GOP that MUST be furiously REJECTED by patriots like YOU!
You see, this bill actually instructs the Department of Homeland Security to TEAR DOWN 66 MILES OF FENCING while requiring a pitiful 27 miles of TOTAL new fencing along the 2,000-mile border! For anyone not already doing the mental math, that's a NET LOSS!
"It is remarkable that the direction of our progress is going backwards, from a goal of building 700 miles of double-layer border fencing [in 2006] to only 27 miles [in 2015]," a staffer opposed to the bill told The Hill, adding, "Where the double-layer fence has been put in, it has worked spectacularly. The public is with us 80, 90 percent on this issue."
BUT REPUBLICAN "LEADERSHIP" IS IN FULL SELL OUT MODE – UNLESS YOU HELP US CRUSH THEIR BETRAYAL WITH CITIZEN OUTRAGE!
This 27 miles is the ONLY NEW FENCING in the bill – and our Border Patrol rank-and-file field officers are ALREADY loudly denouncing H.R. 399 as a disastrous breach of trust with the voters who elected the new 114th Congress to SECURE the border.
Texas Republican Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security says extra fencing would be a WASTE OF MONEY – despite construction being a modest $10 billion dollar allocation.
In 2010, Obama claimed the partially built fence "now basically complete." Since then, thanks to Obama and a complicit Congress, the ongoing Mexican and other-than-Mexican influx at the southern border has been swelled by more than 150,000 lower-skilled Central American migrants crossing UNFENCED parts of the border to stay, apply for asylum, and get government benefits and work permits.
H.R. 399 is under review in the House Committee on Rules… YOUR GRASSROOTS RESISTANCE IS NEEDED NOW!
Saudi Arabia is building 1500 miles of FIVE-LAYER fencing along its northern border with Iraq. It comes complete with chain link razor wire, silent alarms, WATCHTOWERS with video and thermal and night vision surveillance, 240 rapid response vehicles, seven command centers, 28 communication towers, and 32 military response stations (equipped with helipads) to keep out illegal immigrants, smugglers AND invading terrorists. There is even a concertina wire barrier rendering the area between fence layers a NO MAN'S LAND.
According to Homeland Security Newswire, British contractor EADS won the bid with KSA to build an estimated 8,000 miles of fencing and surveillance for the Sauds for a reported $2.3-2.8 BILLION.We've spent $1.6 billion just to TEST two types of fences in Arizona. And we're poised to spend another $10 BILLION in this border security betrayal coming before Congress NEXT WEEK – FOR JUST 27 MILES OF NEW FENCING!
It is CORRUPTION, WASTE AND INEFFICIENCY in Washington that is KILLING America – NOT a lack of WILL of the American people to secure our sovereign territory!
Seeing that physically securing its border is such a cost-effective investment of government resources, Saudi Arabia is now considering ANOTHER fence along its border with the imploding terrorist stronghold of Yemen.
Maybe there would be 'change' to spare here in the USA for true border security if the GOP Establishment "leadership" hadn't capitulated and funded Obama's open borders DHS through February!
MAYBE WE JUST NEED TO FLY THE EADS CONTRACTORS OVER HERE?
But we know money is JUST AN EXCUSE.
This sad state of affairs, the pathetic proposed "fixes" that make things worse, the BETRAYAL is infuriating especially after WE showed up on Nov. 4 with a mandate to SECURE OUR BORDERS and STOP OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY.
Oh rest assured, the Establishment Pubbies in the pockets of the cheap-foreign-labor Chamber of Commerce and multinational corporations are already saying the 66 miles of REMOVED FENCE are just being "fixed" – it is pedestrian prevention fencing being "fixed" by replacing it with VEHICLE FENCING… in other words, now wannabe illegals can just drive up to the border and WALK ACROSS ON FOOT.
THE 'FIX' IS IN WITH THIS WIDE-OPEN BORDERS, WAGE-SHRINKING AMNESTY BILL, FOLKS!
Check out these H.R. 399 "fun facts" pointed out by Border Security Hawk Sen. Jeff Sessions in a Jan. 20 statement:
"does not end catch-and-release [of new border crossers]; it does not require mandatory detention and return; it does not include worksite enforcement [and] it does not close dangerous asylum and national security loopholes"…
"does not cut-off access to federal welfare; and it does not require completion of the border fence. … It [also] delays and weakens the longstanding unfulfilled statutory requirement for a biometric entry-exit visa tracking system"…
In other words, IT HELPS OBAMA'S OPEN BORDERS, NO DEPORTATIONS AMNESTY AGENDA!
And this beauty comes complete with a token wrist-slap: Fail to prove "operational control" of the border within five years and political appointees at the DHS will be barred from receiving BONUSES!Oh, the inhumanity… of course, political appointees serve at the PLEASURE OF THE PRESIDENT.
Is it any wonder this stinking betrayal is being RUSHED through the legislative process by Boehner – complete with SUSPENSION OF THE RULES – with a vote expected BY WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK before they all slink out for a long weekend?
MUST BE NICE.
We have just days to stop this betrayal in its tracks by blasting Congress in D.C. AND home district offices.
With this border betrayal expected to be shoved through Congress NEXT WEEK, we need YOUR URGENT PETITIONS NOW pounding Capitol Hill to get back in line with the American voters who PUT THEM IN OFFICE!
Let's not forget, if this is the "border security" bill… just how bad is every other immigration "reform" bill coming down the chute?
YOUR voice, your petitions make a difference and will help us slam the brakes on this latest Boehner betrayal.
Please, SELECT HERE to BLAST CONGRESS and demand SECURE BORDERS!
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We MUST stop the corruption and debasement of what it means to be an American.
Barack Obama pretends to be all about "rights" of the American worker, claiming to address income disparities in this country and demanding socialist, Big Government solutions.
But at the same time, Obama has championed AMNESTY and JOBS for the millions of illegal immigrants already here, and opens the border to millions more aliens to come – with or without the complicity of Congress.
This is where the Republican Party for once has the chance to hit back the hardest on Obama's betrayal of the American worker, and actually fight FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE…
BUT ONLY YOUR CALL TO ACTION WILL MAKE THEM DO IT!
Because right now, the Republicans are ALL IN to be complicit with Obama, and SELL OUT American workers!
The American people are hurting. Record unemployment, lack of economic growth and the refusal of the federal government to do ANYTHING to secure our sovereign borders is decimating working Americans. Our families need to see heads of households finding jobs, without having to compete with foreign cheap labor flooding in from an AMNESTY "deal" made on Capitol Hill or undercut on a hire because of Executive Orders from the Oval Office.
In an op-ed calling out the GOP's "extraordinary act of self sabotage" dividing the party from its Republican voter base with an unnecessary and unwanted amnesty capitulation hiding under the guise of increased "legalization" – a rhetorical distinction without a difference – Sen. Jeff Sessions reminds us of this sad State of our Union:
There are three unemployed Americans for every job available
Wages have been flat since 2000
A record 1 in 5 American households receive food stamps
From 2000 to 2013, a period of record immigration, the number of U.S.-born Americans with jobs declined by 1.3 million while the number of immigrants with jobs increased 5.3 million. On net, all employment gains went to immigrant workers… Harvard professor George Borjas determined that high levels of immigration from 1980 through 2000 resulted in a 7.4% wage reduction for workers without a high school diploma. Similarly, he found current immigration policy resulted in a net wage loss of $402 billion for workers competing directly with immigrant labor.
Yet Obama and the complicit GOP want to DOUBLE the number of guest workers, while giving illegal immigrants work permits and tripling the number of new immigrants granted permanent residency over the next decade to the tune of 3 million legal immigrants per year!
We can ALL guess how the Democrats up for mid-terms in 2014 and then in 2016 are going to shout, shriek and scream about how these Fat Cat Republicans are helping Wall Street at our expense – as they sign up new Democrat immigrant voters.
Sadder still is that IT WOULD RING TRUE, but there is still time to stop it!
The majority of the American people want SECURE BORDERS – but first we must stop this "legalization" sellout by making OUR voices heard!
Ever one of the toughest voices against an amnesty sellout of the American People, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is busily sounding the alarm about the upcoming "immigration principles" to be released by House GOP leadership – driven by Speaker John Boehner and Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte.
Sessions warned how the amnesty provisions it's expected to contain are the same ones that the Congressional Budget Office has already determined would LOWER THE WAGES OF AMERICAN WORKERS by doubling the flow of immigrant workers, adding another 30 million new permanent residents to compete for our jobs and guaranteeing illegal immigration will continue in the future!
Sen. Sessions calls the essentially Democrat plan being repackaged by the "Republican friends" of Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) comprehensive immigration reform in everything but name only!
Only YOUR loud, enduring and steadfast opposition to AMNESTY and YOUR demand for secure borders will save this country and our jobs!
"House Republican leaders must dismiss the whispers of the consultant class, the pleadings of the business lobby, and the pressure campaign from the activists who believe illegal immigration is a civil right," Sen. Sessions said. "It would be tragic if the Leader's immigration principles were simply a 'piecemeal' repackaging of the Senate plan."
According to Breitbart News, Sessions then called for his party to "embrace the national interest" first and foremost by "placing its first emphasis on helping millions of Americans transition from welfare and unemployment to work and rising wages."
"In so doing, the GOP will not only aid struggling workers from all backgrounds, but will recapture the trust and faith of millions of Americans who have turned away from the party," he said. "Such clear and convicted action would also expose the influence special interests groups have wielded over the White House and Senate Democrats from day one. The House now stands alone as the last line of defense for millions of working Americans that form the backbone of the nation."
He added that a "sound immigration plan will help both citizens and immigrants alike – reducing unemployment, promoting assimilation into the middle class, and ensuring the consistent and faithful application of the law upon which our national greatness depends."
THIS IS THE REAL "IMMIGRATION" SOLUTION – SECURING OUR BORDERS AND SECURING OUR JOBS FOR AMERICANS, NOT ROLLING OUT THE RED CARPET!
And this is exactly the message Capitol Hill NEEDS TO HEAR!
Our voices must be louder than the lobbyists and Obama's cheap labor cronies …
HELP US SHOUTDOWN AND SHUTDOWN THE GOP'S AMNESTY SELLOUT NOW!
In a Jan. 12 interview with Telemundo media, Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) made it clear.
He and GOP "leadership" no longer stand for border security. Putting out the welcome mat for 12 million illegal immigrants AND more low wage guest workers… they are ALL ABOARD FOR AMNESTY!
"We're trying to find a way to give the members of the House a way to see how all these things would work in our step by step approach. … Finding a way to build that consensus is critical," Goodlatte told Telemundo interviewer Jose Diaz-Balart – the brother of pro-amnesty Florida GOP Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.
No surprise that part of building "consensus" (otherwise known as coercion) – and sticking it to the American people – includes closed-door strategy sessions to prep up the Republican Conference on their amnesty betrayal and school them on helping the big-wigs roll it out. Fun times in West Virginia, starting Jan. 23!
That means in just days Boehner and Goodlatte are going to be IN DEEP, trying to explain why they are selling out the Republican base to AMNESTY – unless YOU join us to persuade them otherwise!
You better believe Goodlatte is NOT bringing up Big Businesses' RUTHLESS demands for MORE CHEAP LABOR while record numbers of Americans remain unemployed, underemployed or out of the labor force altogether… Again, roughly a BILLION unemployed, underemployed or OUT of the labor force Americans desperately need work, but the GOP is getting on Obama's side of the amnesty bandwagon?
In addition to amnesty for "DREAMers" and your ordinary felons (yes, serial illegal entry into the U.S. is STILL a felony), the Senate's previously defeated "Gang of Eight" S. 744 bill would have TRIPLED legal immigration over the next ten years to approximately 13 million guest workers as 28 million AMERICAN teenagers grow up, graduate from college and begin to look for jobs themselves…
Making matters worse, we are RACING THE CLOCK with internal GOP Conference negotiations set to begin in a matter of just days!
Already, House Speaker John Boehner is hashing out GOP "principles" when it comes to "comprehensive immigration reform" geared toward making the newest betrayal of Americans mesh with the apparently abandoned party platform of border security, law enforcement and NO AMNESTY on which Republican representatives ALL campaigned and were elected or re-elected.
Bob Goodlatte's official House website in particular has nixed all resistance to amnesty while touting the "need" for reform and piously insisting that "we can all agree that our nation's immigration system is broken."
What is MOST broken is ENFORCEMENT of our laws on the books, duly passed by our elected representatives – and they are the ones violating their oaths of office and letting Obama get away with not enforcing the laws. And this after they squandered billions in enforcement allocations AND the border fence funds – spent instead on God only knows what!
We don't "need" Obama's brand of comprehensive immigration reform, and we certainly don't need it rubber-stamped by the out-of-touch Republican Establishment.
WE NEED THE RULE OF LAW and WE NEED SECURE BORDERS!
Thanks to Republican Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, we know a whole lot more about the excuses headed your way as the Establishment GOP endorses AMNESTY and abandons their Republican Platform pledges to YOU to ENFORCE THE LAW and SECURE THE BORDER…
Diaz-Balart says that when it comes to passing immigration reform "doing nothing is not an alternative" – that "no reform" amounts to "the real amnesty"…
Well, only in Washington's humpty-dumpty fantasyland could you make a pitiful argument like that.
Because doing nothing ONLY amounts to amnesty when government willfully conspires to ignore the rule of law and refuses to secure our wide open borders!
Clearly, "reform" AKA AMNESTY is NOT the answer – ENFORCEMENT IS!
"There is a consensus in the country that we have an immigration system that doesn't work, we don't have a legal system that works. … Then you have 11, 12 who knows millions of people who are here undocumented, unlawful … and doing nothing about that is frankly amnesty," said Diaz-Balart, chair of the Congressional Hispanic Conference. "We have to make choices here."
Barack Obama has already made his "choice" – LAWLESSNESS. And WE have made ours – ENFORCEMENT!
We have had for YEARS the funding and the legislation to secure the border… it hasn't happened because both political parties have SOLD OUT American citizens. Especially from Republicans, we suffer from of a lack of political will in Washington to follow through on their promises to WE THE PEOPLE, who have elected them and moved good legislation through Congress.
Instead we've allowed them to act as scofflaws to our legislation, and we've allowed ourselves to passively get stuck with MORE illegal immigrants, FEWER deportations and MORE broken promises to enforce the laws and secure the border.
We have had for YEARS laws banning illegal immigrants from illicitly entering and working in this country… only to have the laws largely IGNORED while the Obama administration grossly expands foreign worker permits and "paths" to benefits and jobs for young illegal immigrants.
The "we-need-amnesty-and-more-work-visas" Democrats and RINOs are trying to bludgeon conservative Republicans with the urgent humanitarian need to extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans at the same time they are claiming 4 million jobs are UNFILLED because we lack enough foreign worker visas!Â Which is it – no jobs, or just no demand for American workers at America pay scales?
And at the same time we have Republicans like RINO Diaz-Balart politically pandering to Hispanics – totally OK with sabotaging any hope of securing our borders under the Obama regime!
We need to keep pounding Congress that not only is amnesty NOT the answer… it's not even an option!
Beltway betrayal of American principle and Congressional abandonment of the RULE OF LAW violate the Republican Party Platform and the GOP "brand." NO amount of quisling betrayal of their base is ever going to win Republicans political "credit" with Hispanic illegals and take votes away from Democrats.
Unprincipled political pandering using AMNESTY to reward illegal aliens instead of protecting CHILDREN and UPHOLDING THE LAW underlies all the current "reform" proposals and is beyond corrupt – it is unconscionable.
Conservatives' war with the Washington Establishment is on full-blast, and with the budget betrayal a done deal, we urgently need to bury status quo Republicans with no less than a tidal wave of petitions DEMANDING SECURE BORDERS – OR ELSE.
The GOP elites think they are sitting pretty, in their creepy alliance with Harry Reid, but in fact they are just SHAMELESS, pathetic enablers of the most tyrannical "president" and administration in American history.
They WILL start to pay the price for their perfidy and corruption at the polls this election cycle. Until then…
We MUST drown out the amnesty crowd and make American voices heard loud and clear: Protect and defend the rule of law.
Various Texas business interests have informed Quorum Report that Boehner has been telling them he will start holding immigration votes soon AFTER the 2014 election candidate filing deadlines have passed.
These same sources say that only the fear of Tea Party challenges is holding him back – for now. Clearly, we need to put Congress, and Boehner, on notice NOW that we intend to fight them every inch of the way!
House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) for one is STILL trying to pass the KIDS Act, the GOP version of the DREAM Act amnesty plan for illegal immigrants allegedly brought here as children. He even calls it "one of his priorities."
CAPITOL HILL – NOT JUST SPEAKER BOEHNER – NEEDS TO HEAR FROM YOU TO STOP THE BOEHNER-OBAMA AMNESTY SCHEMES… Boehner and the whole RINO tribe needs to know that an 'R' next to their names in 2014 or 2016 will NOT be enough to save them from their own voting record if they join the amnesty ranks!
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) National Council president Kenneth Palinkas, for instance, wrote to Cantor, [House Judiciary Chairman Bob] Goodlatte, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), and House Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) asking them about a likely hypothetical situation that could happen if they granted amnesty to young illegal aliens.
"Let's say you establish in your law that illegal immigrants must be 30 years of age or younger at the time of application, must have entered illegally (or illegally overstayed a visa) at the age of 16 or before, and must have resided in the U.S. for at least five years (it's only 18 months for the Senate bill)," Palinkas wrote. "Let's also assume that, unlike the Schumer-Rubio-Corker-Hoeven bill, you do not extend amnesty to those with violent criminal records and gang affiliations."
Palinkas then asked whether or not Cantor, Ryan, Goodlatte, or Gowdy have any answer to the following question: "What is to stop the administration from simply issuing another round of non-enforcement orders (written or oral) that would eviscerate any attempted limitations in your bill? For instance, the ICE Council reports that 'the administration's DREAM Act is not being applied by ICE to children in schools, but instead to adult inmates in jails," he explained. "Gang members and other criminal offenders all take advantage of the administration's DREAM Act orders to evade arrest and deportation.'"
Remember, only 118 Republicans LISTENING TO YOU are getting in the way of amnesty being forced down our throats. And, as Palinkas reminded House GOP leadership, NOTHING apparently will stop Barack Obama from issuing a fiat to bypass ANYTHING that Congress may enact in regards to "comprehensive reform" that he doesn't like, especially while our gutless elected officials do NOTHING meaningful to take him to task and hold him accountable when he violates the Constitution and fails to faithfully execute the laws of these United States!
P.S. We know times are tight, but please consider making your best contribution to helping defeat the amnesty agenda on Capitol Hill by taking away the corporate lobby dollar advantage. No amount is too small either in the big picture fight to secure our borders or when it comes to defeating amnesty supporters in the next round of elections in their Congressional Districts or home state. To make a donation, SELECT HERE.
Secure Borders Coalition is a project of Americans United for Freedom,
a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization which focuses on nonpartisan
civic education and advocacy regarding important national issues.
300 SOMALI TERRORISTS ILLEGALLY
CROSSED U.S. BORDER, NOW MIA
TWO YEARS AFTER NAPOLITANO
WARNED THAT ISLAMIC TERRORISTS
CROSS OUR SOUTHERN BORDER
URGENT ALERT: It's good that Washington, Hollywood and the national media suddenly, belatedly is discovering Islamic slave trading is bad and decrying the overseas kidnapping of some 250+ Nigerian schoolgirls by the violent, barbaric Boko Haram.
This group is the Somalian Al Qaeda affiliate that the Hillary Clinton State Department repeatedly REFUSED to designate a terrorist organization – and our elites are OUTRAGED and are rallying with an international campaign to demand "our girls" back! Yet this trade THRIVES here at home, and not a single national news report been made on a VERY REAL Somali terror threat right here on American soil – Al-Shabaab, "the Youth."
Where is the celebrity hashtag campaign and media coverage for the thousands of American girls VICTIMIZED by illegal immigrants or the Mexican, Central or South American children, girls and women TRAFFICKED across our open border and forced into prostitution RIGHT HERE IN THE UNITED STATES?
Sex traffickers and terrorists are roaming free and plying their lucrative "trade" thanks to open borders and deliberately lax immigration law enforcement.
This is the disgusting, undeniable and unforgiveable HYPOCRISY of having a political policy of porous borders and an administration focused only on exploiting illegal aliens for their potential as a docile, loyal voting bloc. The portrayal of illegal immigrants as hardworking single mothers and honor roll students hides some other very ugly and brutal truths about the Islamist-Mexican cartel nexus, and about terrorists slipping unchecked into America.
Yet BOTH Democrats AND Republicans betray their oaths of office and pander for ethnic votes, allowing rampant border-based crime and inviting worse upon OUR girls here…
…as the GOP under House Speaker John Boehner has practically VOWED to deliver AMNESTY and more open borders policies by AUGUST, colluding with the Senate Gang of Eight.
Thousands of "Other Than Mexicans" (OTMs) have been apprehended crossing the Mexican border into the United States – many more remain at large. This includes well known terrorists.
Since that original Border Patrol report, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has DENIED any "credible evidence" that terrorists have ever crossed over our borderline, and continue these hollow denials to the present day.
But the facts don't lie.
An experienced investigative reporter from a local news station in San Antonio, Texas unearthed evidence in federal court indictmentsthat 300 terrorists from the Somali Al Qaeda group Al-Shabaab, the group responsible for the mass murder terror spree at the Kenyan shopping mall last autumn, have crossed the border into the U.S. AND HERE THEY STAY.
Then, as if we needed another reason to fight for secure borders, Iran's Islamization efforts of Latino youth in Mexico makes our argument even stronger and the need for secure borders that much greater!
Border infiltration numbers are UP in the wake of Barack Obama's ineffectual, chaotic foreign policy and determination to destroy immigration law enforcement at the border and within the United States.
The terrorists who are determined to 'retaliate' know exactly how to do so on our sovereign soil… and they are ALREADY USING our porous southern border for their "ready, set, go"!
In 2002, Salim Boughader Mucharrafille, a Mexican of Lebanese descent, was arrested for smuggling 200 people into the U.S., including Hezbollah supporters.
In 2005, Mahmoud Youssef Kourani, the brother of a Hezbollah chief, pled guilty to providing material support to Hezbollah AFTER being smuggled across our southern border and settling in the Islamist enclave of Dearborn, MI.
In 2009, six U.S. officials CONFIRMED Iran's terrorist surrogates Hezbollah were using the same narcotics routes used by drug cartels into the U.S.
In 2010, the Department of Homeland Security had in custody thousands of OTM (Other Than Mexican) detainees from Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. (Fox News details that U.S. Border Patrol statistics indicate that there were 108,025 OTMs detained in 2006, compared to 165,178 in 2005 and 44,614 in 2004.)
In 2011, an Iranian book, "In Memory of Our Martyrs," celebrating suicide bombers was found by a U.S. Border Patrol agent IN THE ARIZONA DESERT near the U.S.-Mexico border! Other discoveries have included Iranian currency in Zapata, Texas, and a jacket in Jim Hogg County, Texas, with an Arabic military badge depicting an airplane flying into a tower!
In 2012, 99,013 OTMs were apprehended – 94,532 of them at our southwest border; 2,577 at our coastal and 1,904 at our northern. The previous fiscal year, it was roughly HALF that number, with 54,098 apprehensions!
YET, THIS ADMINISTRATION SAYS NOT TO WORRY – EVEN AS THE NUMBER OF OTM BORDER CROSSERS IS ON THE RISE AGAIN AFTER ITS PEAK IN 2005!
Have they forgotten the Boston Marathon bombing where our immigration system was EXPLOITED right along with the welfare system by TWO TERRORISTS and Americans – including an eight-year-old boy – lost their lives because of it?… BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T!
There is an aggressive Iranian Islamist initiative south of border designed to penetrate the U.S. Already, Iranian madrassas have been established throughout Mexico as the Ayatollah-cracy seeks to expand the far reach of Shariah and jihad.
"There were 25 or 30 of us in my class, all from Latin America," recalled the student whose story was reported by The Seattle Times. "I met Colombians, Venezuelans, multiple Argentines."
The student – "Carlos" – was just 19 years old when he arrived at an Iranian madrassa targeting Hispanic youth for Islamist anti-American brainwashing in perfect Spanish.
As part of the same Hispanic youth outreach, Iran has hosted HUNDREDS of these kids for "study abroad" instruction in Iranian religion and culture – reportedly supervised by a man wanted on terrorism charges, according to U.S. officials and experts. Many of these students are recruited by special cultural attaches at Iran's local embassies throughout South and Central America.
The officials confirm that the program is part of a larger effort by Iran to expand its subversive sphere of influence into our own backyard…
MEANWHILE, CONGRESS DOES NOTHING!
The Blaze further reports that Iran is actively recruiting an "invisible army" to infiltrate the U.S. through the "soft belly" of the southern border. They even have a website – Islamoriente.com – which serves as one of Iran's main recruitment and conversion tools (complete with a personal message from Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei himself!) for Latin America.
It is thoroughly up-to-date with full details on just how friendly Iran is with Syria.
This is the same Iranian "Supreme Leader" promising America will 'certainly suffer loss'!
Jim Phillips, a senior research fellow and expert in Iranian affairs at the Heritage Foundation explains that while the Ayatollah is "normally a background player," his participation in a conversion-subversion project proves Iran's shift in active recruitment!
A U.S. counterterrorism official calls the approach a "charm offensive."
"Now what they desire is a proxy terrorist group that can easily slip past U.S. border security," the U.S. official explained. "Who's going to suspect an illegal immigrant from Venezuela, Mexico, or anywhere else for that matter, of being a jihadist?"
In August – even as Napolitano and Obama LIED about the security of our borders – the State Department ordered a new review of Iranian terror activity in Latin America based on a 500-page report analyzing Iran's terrorist strategy for the region.
Nevertheless, Capitol Hill is ready to let our porous borders remain wide open while expanding amnesty and visa programs for all who want them, including expanded visas into the Middle East and North Africa!
In 2012,then-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano revealed this national security weakness to Congress on July 25 during of the House Homeland Security Committee after Rep. Ron Barber (D-AZ) asked Napolitano: "As you know, Madam Secretary, there have been anecdotal reports about material evidence of the presence of terrorists along our southern border. My question is, is there any credible evidence that these reports are accurate and that terrorists are, in fact, crossing our southern border with the intent to do harm to the American people?"
Her response: "With respect, there have been – and the Ababziar matter would be one I would refer to that's currently being adjudicated in the criminal courts – from time to time, and we are constantly working against different and evolving threats involving various terrorist groups and various ways they may seek to enter the country."
"What I can tell you, however, is that that southern border – the U.S.-Mexico border – is heavily, heavily staffed at record amounts of manpower, materiel, infrastructure and the like, and we are constantly making sure we're doing all we can to make that border as safe as possible," Napolitano said.
That's right – this administration has got it covered. Napolitano said it, so it must be true, right?
In August 2007, then-Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell admitted during an interview that "there are some" cases of terrorists coming across the Southwest border, albeit "not in great numbers."
"And would they use it as a path, given it was available to them? In time they will," added McConnell.
"If they're successful at it, then they'll probably repeat it," asked the El Paso Times reporter.
"Sure," said McConnell. "There were a significant number of Iraqis who came across last year. Smuggled across illegally."
"Where was that?" asked the reporter.
"Across the Southwest border," said McConnell.
In fiscal 2008, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported three individuals at southwest border checkpoints who were identified as persons linked to terrorism.
And then Obama took the reins, or rather – he let them go.
In April 2010, Mahmoud Youssef Kourani was indicted in the Eastern District of Michigan on one count of conspiracy to support Hezbollah – he was already in custody for illegally entering the United States through Mexico and involved in fundraising for Hezbollah! This was the same year Judicial Watch reported that U.S. Border Patrol captured thousands of OTMs, non-Mexican persons illegally entering the United States. Identified countries of origin included: Yemen, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, and Afghanistan.
Atlanta's Channel 2 found federal court documents filed in San Antonio, Texas that revealed an indictment against Ahmed Muhammad Dhakane for smuggling hundreds of people illegally into the United States – among them were Somalis from the terrorist group Al Shabaab (The Youth).
"To this day we do not know where those 300 Somalis are," said Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas."We do know they are in the United States."
More recently, in 2011, a Drug Enforcement Agency informant reportedly helped foil an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. using alliances with Mexican drug cartels on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Yet, this administration – the Obama regime – continues to tout the U.S.-Mexico border as "more secure than ever" while it authorizes uncounted surveillance drones to spy on U.S. citizens, puts assault weapons into the hands of Hezbollah-friendly Mexican drug cartels, and passes amnesty by executive fiat.
The House Judiciary Committee reported last year that 16 percent of the nearly 47,000 illegal immigrants this amnesty administration declined to deport between 2008 and 2011 have gone on to commit other crimes, including charges of 19 murders, 3 attempted murders and 142 violent sex crimes.
Every single one of these individuals was flagged by Secure Communities, the mandatory federal program designed to identify illegal immigrants who end up in state and local prisons and jails to fast-track them for deportation – except now, instead of enforcing the laws, the Obama administration decides who it wants to deport.
"The Obama administration could have prevented these senseless crimes by enforcing our immigration laws," said committee Chairman Lamar Smith, (R-TX). "But President Obama continues to further his anti-enforcement agenda while innocent Americans suffer the consequences. His unwillingness to enforce immigration laws puts our communities at risk and costs American lives."
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is responsible for deportations, said either the original crimes didn't warrant deportation or the illegal immigrants were released by local officials before ICE could respond. Of course, ICE's slow response time is being blamed by politicized top brass on a lack of congressional funding that has made it necessary for the agency to "prioritize."
Obama's amnesty edict of June 2011 has only been getting more broad and loose, but Americans and the families of those killed or otherwise injured by illegal immigrants are already feeling the effects of Obama's political pandering. We must force Congress to ACT! We know it must be tough – hiding behind the budget, "compassion" and U.S. Chamber of Commerce pandering and doing NOTHING – but our national security is at stake just as our public safety has been tossed out the window by this administration.
It's only going to get worse unless we stop Obama NOW. The S. 744 AMNESTY onslaught has been RESURRECTED in the House and Senate. IT MUST BE DEFEATED!
The GOP cowards who SHOULD be fighting for secure borders (ahem, JOHN BOEHNER, JOHN McCAIN) are instead trying to drum up support for the Great Amnesty/American Job Giveaway with NO REGARD for true national security OR for our public safety – at home or abroad!
And Hollywood and media hypocrites apparently only care about "OUR girls" if they are thousands of miles away in picturesque third world nations!
That's why we're asking you to help provide for the common defense by demanding Congress UPHOLD THE RULE OF LAW and SECURE OUR SOVEREIGN BORDERS!
Please, help us tell Washington we HAVE solutions – ENFORCE OUR LAWS, PROTECT OUR GIRLS, BUILD THE BORDER FENCE from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean!
KEEP ISLAMIC TERRORISTS OUT AND STOP AIDING AND ABETTING HUMAN-TRAFFICKING!
SELECT HERE to help blast the RINOs and our FLIP-FLOPPING "moderate Republican" elected officials on Capitol Hill AND in their home districts. HIT THEM WHERE THEY LIVE AND WORK! Make SURE they know the political cost if they neglect true national security for our own broken borders, sell out the GOP Platform and We the American People, and stoop to bartering AMNESTY in vain hopes of gaining "future" ethnic voting blocs!
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Rep. Gutierrez Pushing for Amnesty by Congressional Legislation OR Executive Order
With the reelection of Barack Obama to a second term occupying the Oval Office, the stampede is on for AMNESTY! And Rep. Luis Gutierrez is once again the point person for hard-left progressives in Congress who want to bring mass amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in the United States.
Gutierrez, 56, is the most relentless and extremist voice in Congress on immigration matters. He's a constant media hound, appearing at rallies and on TV "defending the 'undocumented' and railing against xenophobia." It's no surprise that a recent Pew Hispanic Center survey ranked him the second most important Latino leader in the country, after Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. "He's as close as the Latino community has to a Martin Luther King figure," says Frank Sharry, founder of the illegal-immigrant advocacy group America's Voice.
Yet Gutierrez's tactics are controversial. While many admire his tenacity and credit him with keeping immigration reform alive, others, including members of the Obama administration, believe his confrontational style can be counterproductive and resent his criticisms of Obama for not moving faster, harder and more transparently on immigration reform and his political promises of amnesty. Gutierrez sees things quite simply. "I have only one loyalty," he says, "and that's to the immigrant community."
Rep. Gutierrez embarked in May 2011 on a 20-city tour across the country to rally support for an attempt at amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants present in the U.S. via Executive Order, when Obama failed to deliver comprehensive reform through the Congress, and the DREAM Act did not pass the lame duck session of 2009.
Now, once again, Rep. Gutierrez is pushing Congress AND sending his message straight to the White House.
You can read the content of Rep. Gutierrez's agenda for "comprehensive immigration reform" AKA amnesty in the detailed description below of his legislation that he crafted and promoted in the 111th Congress, with Obama's ardent support.
We already know that Obama is doing everything he can to see that each and every illegal immigrant possible can be granted amnesty by administrative action, 'prosecutorial discretion' and Executive Order in order to continue pushing his narcissistic brand of tyrannical "democratic socialism" — which will be an economic and political disaster for the nation. Of course, such an abuse of Executive power is an overt violation of the Constitution!
But you can be sure, even as President Obama will continue to grant amnesty by Executive Order and Directive now that he's confident he can prevail over political blow-back by Constitutionalists, he is ALSO certain to join the charge with Rep. Gutierrez to bring forward massive amnesty legislation in the Congress.
We can't let Obama defy the majority of Americans and destroy our country. Please read the facts of Rep. Gutierrez's so-called reform legislation below, and sign the Petition and Pledge rejecting its agenda — whether these measures are brought in a bill in the 113th Congress or are attempted to be foisted upon the American People as an abuse of Executive Orders and Directives: We the People MUST resist!
Read below our analysis of the Gutierrez-Obama amnesty and guest worker agenda in our Declaration of Opposition to their original legislation. If you agree with us in opposing, PLEASE Sign the SECURE BORDER, NO AMNESTY Petition and Pledge!
We, the undersigned, oppose so-called "comprehensive" immigration reforms, any and all amnesties of illegal aliens, and any expansions of guest worker visas like those incorporated in the provisions of HR 4321, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009, also known as the Comprehensive Immigration Reform ASAP Act of 2009, or the CIR ASAP Act of 2009, generally referred to by its principal congressional sponsor as the Gutierrez bill.
HR 4321 is the worst immigration legislation yet concocted. The Gutierrez bill effectually grants no-strings-attached amnesty to EVERYONE present inside the U.S. on the day it is signed into law -- thus burdening our nation with aliens already unlawfully here, while inevitably provoking an unprecedented rush of still more illegal aliens across our nation's borderline while the measure is being publicly debated and considered by Congress.
Rep. Gutierrez's legislation is "many amnesties" rolled into one monstrosity of a bill. It comprises, and reprises, the DREAM Act amnesty; the AgJOBS amnesty; an amnesty for the parents of "anchor babies" (an enormous proportion of the illegal population); an amnesty for the children of Filipino WWII veterans; and an amnesty for children of an alien fiancee/fiance or of an alien spouse of a U.S. citizen.
It redefines "child" to include a stepchild under 21 years old; amends and expands the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998; reduces the required support level for immigrant sponsorship; establishes the vast "Prevent Unauthorized Migration Visa" (PUM Visa) program which shall provide for: (1) 100,000 PUM conditional permanent resident visas annually, for three years, to persons from ALL countries which represent at least 5% of the total unauthorized migration population to the United States for the past five years, and (2) a process to adjust to permanent resident status; exempts specified categories of U.S.-educated aliens from employment-based immigration limits; permits a nonimmigrant alien whose employer has petitioned for an employment-based green card for such alien to file an application for adjustment of status regardless of whether an immigrant visa is immediately available -- just to list some of its countless special amnesty and exemption provisions.
The bill has been sardonically dubbed the "No Illegal Alien Left Behind" Act, but the joke is tragically on We, the American People -- who will suffer the devastating consequences should this terrible bill be passed. In addition to touching off what promises to be an inundating flood of new illegal aliens across our borders, north AND south, this horrendous bill will:
Reduce effective border security,
Abolish all local and state immigration enforcement,
Weaken federal enforcement,
End “E-Verify,” the employment verification system.
Instead of creating physical border fence and barriers, or adding additional U.S. Border Patrol agents and their much-needed enforcement support, the bill explicitly “prohibits military involvement in non-emergency border enforcement” and establishes “the U.S.-Mexico Border Enforcement Commission and a Border Communities Liaison Office to foster and institutionalize community consultation” -- nothing less than a means for Hispanic-dominated communities and Mexico’s government to obstruct effective United States border enforcement.
It actually repeals an on-going program that allows states to partner with federal officials to crack down on criminal aliens -- thus nullifying successful laws in states like Arizona and Oklahoma.
In addition to completely banning any state-level enforcement, the bill will bar any immigration raids at churches, schools and designated “community” locations. It also prohibits any detention of illegal aliens if it will “separate families” -- despite the fact that mass emigration continues to aggravate a social crisis of “deadbeat dads” from Mexico, that exacerbates the current disfunctionality and criminality rampant in Mexican society, and increases the impact of neglect on both Mexican and U.S.-located families, which will only be felt when this generation of fatherless children reaches adulthood.
HR 4321 creates a new, untested, more invasive, cross-agency employment verification system that trumps the existing E-Verify policy.
This bill is a legislative abomination on countless levels of United States national security, sovereignty, public safety, and prosperity -- as well as constitutional integrity. But in principle, any form of amnesty is wrong for America because it:
Violates Congress’ firm 1986 pledge that its amnesty for millions of illegal aliens would NEVER be repeated;
Rewards law-breaking and effectively punishes immigrants who are lawfully “waiting in line.”
Makes the United States less secure, tempting terrorists, criminals and other undesirables to take advantage of a chaotic amnesty process;
Invites massive fraud when millions of new "citizens" of unconfirmed identities file false claims likely to go undetected by an overwhelmed bureaucracy;
Promotes a new wave of illegal migration as relatives arrive and "go underground" in the expectation that yet another amnesty will follow;
Imposes enormous new cost burdens on already overwhelmed local communities, as millions of relatives crowd public schools, hospitals, county jails and other public and safety services.
Twice before our nation enacted amnesty as a solution to problems caused by federally-sanctioned illegal immigration. The 1986 amnesty to at least 2.7 million aliens only caused more people than ever before to enter the U.S. Somewhere, somehow our elected officials must learn from past mistakes.
The Heritage Foundation estimated in 2006 that the "comprehensive reform" Senate bill then under consideration would bring in at least 60 million foreigners during the next 20 years.
If the demographics of the so-called temporary workers are similar to those of the illegal aliens already here, more than half will be high school dropouts. They will work low-paying jobs that require payment of little or no income tax. They will be 50 percent more likely to receive government benefits than those in non-immigrant households. And 42% of their children will be born out-of-wedlock — but all their children born in the U.S. will automatically become American citizens.
The cost of the Senate amnesty proposed for illegal immigrants alone was estimated in 2006 to be $50 billion a year for entitlements, including Medicaid, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Earned Income Tax Credit (cash handouts as much as $4,400 a year to low-wage households), the WIC program, food stamps, public housing, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, and federally funded legal representation.
Any amnesty would move America toward a future like France, which is staggering under the entitlement burden of "guest" workers who never went home.
"Comprehensive immigration reform" legislative schemes all promote three main features that, together, will cause the illegal immigration problem to reach critical mass:
AMNESTY: The proposals grant legalization for 85% — to 100% of the nation's current illegal aliens. These bills repeat the mistakes of the Simpson-Mazzoli amnesty bill of 1986. It also provides an amnesty for employers who have hired illegal immigrants.
PERMANENT "TEMPORARY" WORKERS: The proposals sets up vast expansions of "worker visa" categories and exemptions, or so-called "temporary guest worker" plans for individuals who will be here neither temporarily nor as guests. The so-called guest workers will be given new visas that they can convert to legal permanent status with green cards. They will be fast-tracked for eligibility to become U.S. citizens.
FAMILY CHAIN MIGRATION: The number of unassimilated immigrants will grow and accelerate as "family chain migration" allows more new residents to rapidly bring in more and more relatives. The "worker visa" recipients can and will immediately bring in their family members on the ubiquitous H-4 visas, without any health requirements, and they will also get permanent legal residence and citizenship. [Note: An H-4 visa is a visa issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to immediate family members (spouses and children under 21 years of age) of H visa holders (H-1A, H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, or H-3)].
After the so-called temporary workers and their spouses become citizens, they can bring in their parents as permanent residents on the path to citizenship. Although the parents have never paid into Social Security, they will be eligible for Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income benefits. Siblings and adult children and their families will be given preference in future admissions.
In addition, "comprehensive reform" proposal have inequitably offered so-called temporary workers preferences that American citizens do not enjoy. They can't be fired from their jobs except for cause. They must be paid the prevailing wage. They can't be arrested for other civil offenses if they are stopped for traffic violations. Also, these illegal aliens are forgiven two years in back taxes, something the IRS would never do for American citizens.
Previous bills proposed to grant in-state college tuition (something that is denied to U.S. citizens in 49 other states), plus certain types of college financial assistance to illegal immigrants. As minorities, they were to even get "affirmative action" preferences in jobs, government contracts, and college admissions. Even more outrageous, the Senate bill of 2006 ceded American sovereignty by requiring the United States to consult with the Mexican government before building a border fence.
By flooding this country with so many immigrants — legal and illegal — controlling our immigration will become impossible, and by dumping that burden onto an already-overburdened system of government benefits, these proposals are a threat to the future of the United States. They must be defeated.
THEREFORE, WE THE UNDERSIGNED DO PETITION CONGRESS, AND SOLEMNLY PLEDGE —
That since passing no bill is far better than passing any new amnesty, legalization, guest worker, or foreign worker program of any kind, we PETITION CONGRESS to HALT all such proposals and SECURE THE BORDER, NOW
We PETITION for INCREASED AND EFFECTIVE federal border security and immigration law enforcement NOW. We favor a policy of attrition of the illegal population through strong enforcement of our nation's immigration laws, which includes, first and foremost, the physical securing of our borders.
We PETITION both Houses of Congress to heed the American people and reject the Gutierrez bill, and any other bill that provides amnesty provision or legalization of illegal aliens, or substantial increases in legal immigration or expansion of "worker" visa programs.
Further, we the undersigned PLEDGE to withhold political support from any Member of Congress who advocates, supports or votes for such legislation.
Finally, we PLEDGE to dedicate ourselves to defeating any candidate for election or reelection of office who supports the Gutierrez bill, or any other bill that provides legalization of illegal aliens or substantial increases in legal immigration.
We PLEDGE to do so regardless of political party and in both the primaries and the general election.
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