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Rep. King: ‘If We See Them Pass Amnesty, It’s Amnesty Forever’

Iowa lawmaker rallies conservative members to oppose immigration reform bill.

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June 23, 2013 - 1:06 pm
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Conservative members of Congress gathered for a six-hour press conference last week outside of the Capitol before a large crowd to speak out against granting any “amnesty” to illegal immigrants before the nation’s borders are secure.

“If we see them pass amnesty, then it’s amnesty forever and you can never restore the rule of law again at least with regard to immigration – that’s the central piece of this thing,” Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who sponsored the event, told PJ Media.

“It was a mistake for Reagan to sign amnesty in ’86. He didn’t let me down very often – that time he did. This still remains the fruits of that – the mindset that you can reward people for breaking the law and somehow they’re going to be law abiders later on. They won’t be.”

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz made an appearance and warned against a repeat of 1986 when Congress passed “amnesty” without more “enforcement” on the border.

“I’ve got right now an amendment that I’ve introduced on the floor of the Senate that puts real teeth into border security,” said Cruz, a member of the Judiciary Committee.

“It triples the U.S. Border Patrol. It increases four-fold the helicopters and fixed-wing assets and technology on the border. It requires that we build a secure fence that’s been mandated for years in federal law.”

His amendment would also require “100 percent operational control” of the border before granting a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

Cruz also suggested abolishing the Internal Revenue Service and moving IRS agents to the border.

“You need to take every one of those IRS agents and put them down on the southern border,” Cruz said.

“You’ve got to admit if you were coming across the border illegally and you saw an army of IRS agents, you’d turn around.”

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Only AFTER the border is sealed should we consider a bill that applies to the illegals.
42 weeks ago
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``Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said the GOP-led House “should do nothing but a resolution that says the president must secure the border and until that’s verified by four border states, we’re not moving forward on immigration.”~~

Excellent. But I would go further than that. I would say that this is day one, and we will keep counting until until the border states verify that the border is secured. And then, once we have ascertained the amount of time it took to secure the border, ten days, ten years, or whatever, we shall wait that amount of time after the border is secured before we're willing to consider "comprehensive immigration reform.

If it takes you ten years to secure the border it will be twenty before we are even willing to consider amnesty.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
It's a carbon copy of the 1986 Amnesty Bill...same exact thing! Damn!
Dirty Little Secret...guess what? The "revamped, re-visited, re-massaged,"
Immigration Bill (de facto amnesty) has one sure thing and only one: AMNESTY NOW! Just like in 1986, and how did that work out? HUH!
1) E-verify with penalties of $75,000 dollars and/or jail time of 10 years, for employers, is "discretionary" for DHS...in otherwords never goin' to happen.
2) Criminal background checks: DUI's, and two years search, are "discretionary!" Once again, left up to DHS to decide or not to enforce it....never goin' to happen!
3) Border Security=200,000 "boots on the ground," heightened surveillance equiment and techiniques, entry/exit tracking system, etc. etc. etc. "discretionary!" And again, this tidbit of legislation is left up to DHS to decide to implement or not. Since Napolitano, as Governor of Arizona, defied Sheriff Arpaio's enforcement of illegal alien trafficking overrunning Tucson and Phoenix, what's to guarantee BORDER SECURITY is priority numero uno on her list as Secretary of DHS????HUH? HUH? Hasn;t been thus far!Not goin' to happen...ever!
ALL, EVERY ONE of these amendments are "discretionary!" DHS decides to implement or not. AMNESTY NOW is urgently being steamrolled through the Senate and speedily goin' before the House for a "midnight special!" Wake-up America! Oppose this flim-flammery, smoke-and-mirrrors, kabuki theatre...these are 50 million illegal alien CRIMINAL border jumpers. They're not even "guest workers! " They're illegal, illiterate, uneducated, "campesinos!"
Now, with riots happening in all of Brazil...a USA-Brazilan invasion is in the offing. Pray. Amen. We The Elite People of culture of corruption in ALL of Washington DC have forsaken their Oath of Office. They are out for"1)greed. 2)power (increased voter registrations) and 3)out-and-out corruption on a scale never, ever seen in national politics. Chicago-style thuggery nationalized. Join a Tea Party.
43 weeks ago
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Only AFTER the border is sealed should we consider a bill that applies to the illegals.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
Give 'em hell, boys. No surrender.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
Where are we going in our once great country? Illegal immigrants are ILLEGAL.
Not paying your contracted bills (mortgages) are ILLEGAL.- The Attorney General has committed ILLEGAL acts.- Can you believe quoting, of all people, Spiro Agnew.- Trayvon's defense caught cheating.- I am glad I am old and lived through the best part of the USA. And by the way, if anyone comes to MY door, unless it is a policeman who was called to help me, and in particularly an unknown IRS agent with a weapon, he can expect to be greeted with my cocked and loaded weapon. I suspect that after a few IRS agents are shot, that carry method will be dis-continued.
42 weeks ago
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I hate to sound like the pessimist but to all my conservative friends I say - "Get Used to It." This is going to pass even though it's a smorgasboard of crap and supported for the most cynical of reasons by oppotunistic Democrats and terrified Republicans. I don't care if they hire 100,000 new Border Patrol agents or replicate the Great Wall of China on the Rio Grande. Once we send the signal that we have collapsed under the sheer number of illegals in the U.S. we can expect to be having this same argument (and eventual capitulation) in about eight years when the next cohort is in place. And now we are promising free health care and other perks to the illegal population which will only cause those not already in the U.S. to redcouble their efforts. Alrays remember that when you reward bad behavior you are bound to get mor eof it.
42 weeks ago
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WHEN OBAMA'S FISCALLY AND ECONOMICALLY DESTRUCTIVE POWER GRABING AMNESTY PLAN

is defeated in the House Republicans will be excoriated by MSM and the Dems as racist obstructionists while the public will yawn-as immigration reform like gun control, the environment, gay marriage and abortion is way down on its list of priorities.
42 weeks ago
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GRABBING
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
In the beginning I optimistically thought there was a chance that this bill could solve some of our deepest problems with immigration, now I know I was wrong. This bill is a mess and can't be fixed. The public is scandal-weary and debilitated from so much corruption and arrogance in DC and nothing our elected officials can do will matter as long as no one is held accountable. It should be all investigations, all the time, until the truth is known. Until that happens passing anything, especially this monstrosity of a bill, is like a slap in the face to the voters.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
Thank goodness for these few patriotic and honest dealers. Oh, and, NumbersUSA. Bury them with faxes.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
Amnesty forever is the goal and this is why Obama Inc is desperate to pass it. Regardless of anything else, its passage will ensure a lock on one part rule from thereon in until.....
To be sure, all of the encircling scandals are meant to cement a totalitarian grip on power, and with the eventual move towards centralized global rule. However, the "transformation" of America must be complete first. So if the RINOS accede, then surely Americans - though it will be too late - will understand how they have been betrayed.
http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/08/the-lefts-march-towards-totalitarian-rule-one-party-at-a-time-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/
A fateful moment, just as ObamaCare led the way to this moment in time. Both are ushered in under the guise of "fixing" a broken issue!
Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
``Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said the GOP-led House “should do nothing but a resolution that says the president must secure the border and until that’s verified by four border states, we’re not moving forward on immigration.”~~

Excellent. But I would go further than that. I would say that this is day one, and we will keep counting until until the border states verify that the border is secured. And then, once we have ascertained the amount of time it took to secure the border, ten days, ten years, or whatever, we shall wait that amount of time after the border is secured before we're willing to consider "comprehensive immigration reform.

If it takes you ten years to secure the border it will be twenty before we are even willing to consider amnesty.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
It's a carbon copy of the 1986 Amnesty Bill...same exact thing! Damn!
Dirty Little Secret...guess what? The "revamped, re-visited, re-massaged,"
Immigration Bill (de facto amnesty) has one sure thing and only one: AMNESTY NOW! Just like in 1986, and how did that work out? HUH!
1) E-verify with penalties of $75,000 dollars and/or jail time of 10 years, for employers, is "discretionary" for DHS...in otherwords never goin' to happen.
2) Criminal background checks: DUI's, and two years search, are "discretionary!" Once again, left up to DHS to decide or not to enforce it....never goin' to happen!
3) Border Security=200,000 "boots on the ground," heightened surveillance equiment and techiniques, entry/exit tracking system, etc. etc. etc. "discretionary!" And again, this tidbit of legislation is left up to DHS to decide to implement or not. Since Napolitano, as Governor of Arizona, defied Sheriff Arpaio's enforcement of illegal alien trafficking overrunning Tucson and Phoenix, what's to guarantee BORDER SECURITY is priority numero uno on her list as Secretary of DHS????HUH? HUH? Hasn;t been thus far!Not goin' to happen...ever!
ALL, EVERY ONE of these amendments are "discretionary!" DHS decides to implement or not. AMNESTY NOW is urgently being steamrolled through the Senate and speedily goin' before the House for a "midnight special!" Wake-up America! Oppose this flim-flammery, smoke-and-mirrrors, kabuki theatre...these are 50 million illegal alien CRIMINAL border jumpers. They're not even "guest workers! " They're illegal, illiterate, uneducated, "campesinos!"
Now, with riots happening in all of Brazil...a USA-Brazilan invasion is in the offing. Pray. Amen. We The Elite People of culture of corruption in ALL of Washington DC have forsaken their Oath of Office. They are out for"1)greed. 2)power (increased voter registrations) and 3)out-and-out corruption on a scale never, ever seen in national politics. Chicago-style thuggery nationalized. Join a Tea Party.
43 weeks ago
43 weeks ago Link To Comment
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