Regardless of what Republican leadership thinks, the midterm election was a mandate to stop Obama, including the illegal Executive Order voters knew was coming regarding deportations of illegal aliens. If there is a divide in the Republican party it is the fact that the leadership isn’t listening to their constituents. This is not a time for weakness, this is a time to be bold.
The time to fight amnesty is now, say the leaders of 10 activist groups, but with leaders in the Congress like Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the fight looks more like a dog rolling over for its master.
That’s why the groups – which include tea party and anti-illegal immigration activists – have signed a letter calling on Republicans to oust Boehner and McConnell from their respective posts in the House and Senate, citing evidence they have colluded with the White House to legalize five million illegal aliens. That, they say, can only be interpreted as an open invitation for more illegals to cross the border.
An omnibus spending bill up for a vote this week, possibly as early as tonight or Thursday, includes spending for the Department of Homeland Security that will be used to implement amnesty. Nearly $1 billion in aid would go to integrate illegals into communities nationwide.
William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration and one of the signatories to the letter, says the bill before the House is a betrayal of the values represented by more than 70 percent of the people who voted in last month’s mid-term elections.
“They’re mocking the public and it’s a huge deception. We can’t allow that deception to prevail. What we need right now is we need the phones ringing off the hook,” Gheen said. “Word in D.C. is Boehner is hell bent on getting his plan through to help Obama with the budget and American citizens out there now have less than 48 hours to respond and take action to change that.”
Gheen is joined in the letter by the leaders of Tea Party Nation, Restore American Liberty, 2 Million Bikers to D.C., Overpasses for America, Minnesotans Seeking Immigration Reform, N.C. Listen, NCFIRE, Riders USA and The Remembrance Project.
Numbers USA is also motivating its members to send a message to the Republicans in Congress. The nation’s largest anti-immigration group has thus far stopped short of calling for Boehner and McConnell to resign their leadership posts, but the group sent an email alert to its members Tuesday that said any vote for “Boehner’s CR omnibus amnesty bill” will be remembered and duly noted as a vote for amnesty.
“Numbers USA will score as a vote for amnesty a vote for the CR omnibus that House GOP Leaders intend to bring to the floor this week, unless it includes language to defund the President’s unconstitutional amnesty,” the email said.
“It should be obvious to all Members, as it is to Americans, that Congress cannot in good faith fund an unconstitutional act for any period of time,” the email continued. “Without question, the Department of Homeland Security, and more specifically, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, would play the central role in carrying out the President’s unconstitutional amnesty. There should be no debate about restricting their ability to use fees or appropriations to do so.”
But the DHS should not be the only agency that gets handcuffed by Congress, the Numbers USA email said. It listed the Social Security Administration, the IRS, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Justice Department as all having roles in amnesty that must be defunded.
According to the Senate Conservatives Fund, the following Republican leaders in the House want to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill that funds the president’s “unlawful executive amnesty.”
- Rep. John Boehner, Speaker of the House
- Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., majority leader
- Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., majority whip
- Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., chief deputy whip
- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., conference chair
- Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., NRCC chair
- Rep. Luke Messer, R-Indiana, policy committee chair
- Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky,, appropriations committee chair
- Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, rules committee chair
- Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, Republican study committee chair
They are ignoring millions of Americans who oppose this action and tens of thousands of people who have been urging them to honor their oath and defend the Constitution, the Senate Conservative Fund stated.