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Border Tsunami: Has GOP Forgotten How to Play Offense?

July 14th, 2014 - 8:07 pm

The 2008 law provided the architecture for this mess. Notice that left is very skilled at imbedding architecture into law that Republicans can’t even begin to understand. Republicans regularly acquiesce to broad legislation with seemingly harmless components because they don’t comprehend the devious and lawless capabilities of the left. The 2008 Feinstein amendment, signed by George Bush, is what caused the border tsunami in 2014.

We even see the same sort of long-game trickery when it comes to proposed changes to the Voting Rights Act in 2014. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wi) is being courted by the race left to give the Holder Justice Department enormous power over state election-integrity laws. Sensenbrenner will team up with militant leftists on Tuesday for a briefing on Capitol Hill on this issue. Republicans underestimate the left’s propensity to abuse power. Whether it is immigration or elections, the GOP plays the sucker well.

The first step to addressing the crisis at the border is to treat minors from Central America the same as Mexican minors and quickly return them to their home country. Changing the 2008 law will help stop the tsunami.

What’s a good Obama scandal without lots of lies?

The administration has said that the Central American minors are being given papers to appear before a judge at some point in the future and “most” will have to eventually leave the country. If they say it, it must be true.

Wrong. Most never show up for their court dates. Desaparecer!

But even if they show, the judicial process will clunk along for years. The system is tilted in favor of immigrants. Many immigrants will abuse the process with fraudulent asylum claims or applications for specialized visas that are granted with almost no scrutiny by the Obama administration.

If the immigrant objects to going to court, the Obama administration frequently forces its attorneys to close the cases, not only for minors but also for adults. Even when a judge orders a deportation, aliens appeal and delay deportation for years. And here’s the kicker — the Obama administration is proudly refusing to enforce deportation orders, as long as the immigrant has not committed serious crimes.

Fundamental transformación!

The immigration system is broken because of lawlessness, not because the Senate bill is dead.

Adding financial injury to lawless insult, the new New Colossus makes the old New Colossus look downright shabby.

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Alien minors are taken care of courtesy of the taxpayer from the moment they turn themselves in, per the coyote’s coaching. You are providing aliens better health care than veterans enjoy. You are giving them housing and public school education. Best of all, you are providing them free airline transportation for splendid family reunions in places like Boston, Pittsburgh, and Charlotte. Even young gang members enjoy this new New Colossus.

The 2008 law combined with Obama’s lawlessness has created this outlandish nightmare.

Yet Democrats continue to argue the 2008 law should not be changed because these minors deserve due process and a chance to apply for asylum. Where are the Republicans to deliver the knockout blows against any Democrat who defends that turf? Minors could seek asylum even before the absurd 2008 law.

The Feinstein amendment to the 2008 law was sold as a way to prevent trafficking of minor immigrant children, but it has actually encouraged it. Leftist open borders groups don’t want to tamper with the 2008 law because their original intent has come to fruition all along the southern border. The only part missing is the mass amnesty in the Senate bill.

There was one other glitch in the plan: too many came too quickly.

Cue Obama’s request for $3.8 billion to “fix” the problem. In reality, the administration request makes it worse. For example, the request includes millions from taxpayers to give the aliens free lawyers to help them fight to remain in the United States. Right now it is against federal law to use federal funds to give illegal aliens lawyers. When Obama promised change, he meant it.

Thank goodness immigration reform appears to be dead. Had House Republicans bowed to the massive pressure they faced and passed the Senate bill, the crisis at the border would be worse. The Senate bill would not only have legalized tens of millions of illegal immigrants in the United States and allowed them to import their relatives, it would have prevented DHS from enforcing the immigration laws against anyone who might possibly be eligible for legalization.

If the Senate bill had passed, it would have encouraged more illegal immigration on a scale that would make the current crisis seem puny.

Republicans can go on offense by dumping the 2008 law. Dare the Senate to stand in the way. Dare the president to veto a fix to the crisis.

Also, instead of jetting the immigrants around at taxpayer expense, pass a budget rider that ends that practice and one that requires aliens be detained in federal custody until their cases are complete. It is not unfair to keep those who broke our border laws in a controlled humane environment until their case is complete.

I’ll bet more than 85 percent of Americans believe in borders. It’s time to defend them.

That’s what going on offense looks like. If the GOP won’t stare down a lawless president who has caused an epic and unpopular dissolution of our southern border, then the party doesn’t deserve public support any more than a lawless president does.

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The GOP likes being #2. Sunday talk shows, country clubs, and no accountability.
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The Dirty Little "Secret": The reason that politician supporters of "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" want it is so that they and/or their campaign contributors can have serf labor. They would probably prefer actual out-and-out slaves but that is illegal. "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" Democrats, like Obama, also want it so that those who are now illegal can become legal and vote for them, if they aren't voting for them already.

Does anyone think that any of these "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" politicians actually care one wit otherwise for the illegals. Does anyone think that any of the "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" politicians are going to invite these Mexican Indios and Mezclados to join their elite/exclusive golf clubs? Come to live in their gated communities, other than as low paid servants? Invite them to their yachts, other than as low paid deck hands and/or servants? Invite them to their cocktail parties? Introduce them to their daughters?

The big majority of the Mexicans who have come here/will come here are Indios and Mezclados, not the Spanish descendant fair-skinned ruling class of Mexico. This is a form of ethnic cleansing by Mexico's ruling class. So these "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" politicians are aiding and abetting and facilitating ethnic cleansing. If the U.N. were not such a joke, they would all be standing trial for trying to reintroduce a form of latter-day-slavery in the United States and for the mass ethnic cleansing of Mexico.
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...left wing control of the levers of power has been met by Republican ineptitude.

Ineptitude? Acquiescence or collusion is more apparent.
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Lemme try that again, Texas' electoral votes are the key:
www.churchmilitant.tv/daily/?today=2014-07-15
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Texas has 38 votes in the electoral college. All they have to do is fill Texas with democratic voters and we will never see another Republican majority in Washington nor a Republican EVER. The Supreme Court will go all left all the time... and then it really its the fan... they will be sending Americans for the final trot. Focus on Texas instead of any other state, "reports are now coming out that Obama and his department of Health and Human Services have funneled millions and millions of dollars to Catholic dioceses in Texas for the past four years to help out with the illegal immigrant issue, in preparation for the unaccompanied minors issue now draining border resources."


MOOOOOO
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"Republicans can go on offense by dumping the 2008 law. Dare the Senate to stand in the way. Dare the president to veto a fix to the crisis.
Also, instead of jetting the immigrants around at taxpayer expense, pass a budget rider that ends that practice and one that requires aliens be detained in federal custody until their cases are complete. It is not unfair to keep those who broke our border laws in a controlled humane environment until their case is complete."

Two excellent recommendatins, and they are even more important than the national guard at the border we keep hearing about (since the guard cant arrest people anyway, and even if they can, because of the 2008 law they cant immediately deport them). They may require more money for detention facilities, but that money would be worth it.

You are also right on no money for immigrant lawyers. We are not imprisoninig these people, we are sending them back to their home countries, so Mirinda does not apply. One other thing, for the non mexicans, there should only be one diference. Dont just send them back across the border (where they will try and sneak them in again). Instead put them on a plane back to the home country, so they wont be able to get back to our border again.

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Yeah, it's ALL the fault of th GOP, Obama, the Democrats etc ... Not an ounce of blame aimed at Americans who eagerly hire them.
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If they cant get in, nobody will hire them. But I do agree that strong everify and employer sanctions are needed as well.
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If We The People accept the premise that both parties have morphed into one and the same thing, and issues surrounding both parties are an affront to We The People... ergo neither Democratic nor Republican Party can "take the higher ground" on any issue coming out of We The Elite People of culture of corruption in all of Washington DC. Why? Because every single crony capitalist, earmarked House Bill, every approved legislation has BOTH parties stamp of approval on all of this flimflammery having historically gone on (see, IT CAME OUT OF COMMITTEE)...leaving We The People to unite, organize and rid these hallowed halls of Washington DC of this embedded corruption, waste, fraud and chicanery. No, the Republican Party hasn't one single leg to stand on to rebut any outrageous proposal, legislation, or even proposed legislation...because they, too are part and parcel of the WashingtonDC Elite cabal. Pray. Amen. Join a local Tea Party, register to vote and vote. Wake-up America. This administration is the single, largest international criminal organization yet to gallop across the face of this earth.
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That's chump change, wgeger, where are you writing from, Brooklyn? BTW, doing anything special tonight?
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They haven't forgotten how to play offense; they don't want to. They are more than thrilled with sucking third teat on the government sycophant merry-go-round. The marxists crave power; republicans crave plush.
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Mr. Adams, I respect your intellect and opinions. As a daily reader of PJM; I expect and also require accuracy in order to continue my visits. I agree that this is a planned implosion of the Border Patrol. Any basic research of the issue make it very evident. However; your and others continued citing of the "2008 Bush law" (TVPA) is totally inaccurate! The re-authorization of said law failed passage in the Senate in 2011; ending it! Sen. Leahy added the expired law as an amendment to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) in 2013. It was signed by Obama on March 7, 2013. This would make it Obama's 2013 law! Please get your FACTS straight if you want keep me as a reader. Boehner and McConnell should have been ousted from their "leadership" positions after the disastrous elections of 2006. They are no better than Reid and Pelosi; well maybe just a smidgen better. Their treatment of McDaniel and their support for the "brain dead" Cochran was disgusting. Cantor's loss should be a wake-up call to the Senate and House republicans; WE'RE MAD AS HELL AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY MORE!
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Well said, rustolium! The GOP's main problem is that it is led by castrated mice and has been for the last eight years...People constantly worried about what might be said about them in the NYT or the WaPo, rather than cool heads willing to evaluate the real political situation and take extreme advantage of it!

The electorate has been crying out, nay demanding well-spoken REAL conservatives and the so-called "leadership" continues to listen to well-funded "advisors" like Carl Rove, who simply continue to promise a delivery of the "Independents" with the admonition that the mice cannot win without them! Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, (thank God for his defeat!!) McCarthy continue to think like their DNC pals, that the "electorate" is too stupid to really know how to win, and the mice still need to dominate over yet another defeat in 2014 and likely in 2016, which will be blamed on a prejudiced media.

The big problem are the Buyers of Politicians. They do not want to put millions into a Tea Party candidate because these people generally cannot be "bought" and those paying the freight, on both sides of the aisle, want politicians who will dance to the dollar...the only way those "Buyers" feel they can get some value for the millions that the IRS is charging them for their "fair" contribution. You have, of course, noticed how thoroughly media
manages to run conservatives, especially Tea Party conservatives, into the ground, regardless of how much real common sense they make!

You have already noted how quickly the Republican "establishment" lifted their skirts up to the panty line and turned on their red lights to make sure "Thud" Cochran remained in his seat, despite his obvious mental problems. In the end, these SOB's don't really care what we think, as long as we vote the way we are told...just like the progressives do!
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The latest quote from Rep. Grander says they aren't reforming the system, they are going to infuse it with more money and judges. Predictably, this will allow Obama to fast-track amnesty for the illegal aliens streaming across the border. It's adding fuel to the fire. Then Republicans will feign outrage when word gets out these criminals aren't being deported.
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Why would they play offense when many of them want to make an own goal?
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