Skip to comments.Cruz: Border surge is a direct result of President Obama’s action
Posted on 07/19/2014 10:25:42 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today introduced legislation to prevent the Obama Administration from using any taxpayer funds to expand DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and from continuing to lawlessly grant amnesty and work permits to new immigrants who enter the country illegally. He also outlined guiding principles that Congress should keep in mind when considering reforms.
“We all recognize the terrible humanitarian crisis that is occurring at the border, and all of us should come together to end the policies that have caused it,” said Sen. Cruz. “Tens of thousands of children are being smuggled into the United States by dangerous drug cartels and transnational gangs; it is heartless to allow that to continue.
“The staggering conditions that children are being subjected to are a direct result of the amnesty that President Obama illegally and unilaterally enacted in 2012, which caused the number of unaccompanied minors to skyrocket. The only way to stop the border crisis is to stop President Obama’s amnesty. If we do not put an end to its expansion -- to the promise of amnesty that is the reason so many are coming -- then more little boys and girls will be trafficked, abused, and even killed. We have an obligation to make sure that not one more child is hurt by this president’s lawlessness.”
Going forward, Sen. Cruz will urge three legislative reforms to stem the flow of illegal immigration, reunite immigrants who arrived here illegally with family in their home nations, and protect the southern border.
Since his unilateral action in 2012 to implement DACA, the numbers of children arriving in the U.S. illegally -- transported by dangerous criminals and drug cartels eager to exploit President Obama’s amnesty -- predictably exploded:
· In 2011, approximately 6,000 unaccompanied minors came to the United States.
· In 2012, when President Obama issued DACA, the number of unaccompanied minors arriving in the United States rose to 14,000.
· In 2013, the number of unaccompanied minors arriving in the United States rose to 34,000.
· In 2014, Customs and Border Protection estimate 90,000 unaccompanied minors may be apprehended.
· In 2014, the Obama Administration has stated it expects 145,000 unaccompanied minors to enter the United States.
Next week, Sen. Cruz plans to introduce additional legislation, to include the bill filed today, that will remove the current legal obstacles to humanely and expeditiously reuniting these minors with their families back home, and also to authorize governors to respond to crises like this by sending the National Guard to the border with arrest authority and at federal expense.
Text of the bill may be found at http://www.cruz.senate.gov/files/documents/Bills/20140717_Stop_Obamas_Amnesty_Act.pdf
Tell it Ted!
As of right now, it is useless to propose legislation. It will never get past the democrats in the Senate. Either the governors have to stand up, with or without the House, or we will see the end of the United States this year. This is all beyond human comprehension. I’m not surprised that Obama is doing this; I am surprised that no one is effectively trying to stop him—I mean those who are empowered to do so. Jeff Sessions can’t do it alone. I would have thought that maybe Perry would do something. Boehner is completely useless.
Well said and spot on. Cruz fights which is more than I can say about the gutless establishment GOP.
Cruz is right on this...it has to stop.
Liberal elite pedophiles might be angry with Cruz for stopping the 'supply'... and drug dealers will be angry when new recruits dry up... but Cruz is on the right track. This wholesale degradation of poor children has to stop.
I thought the diseases were the worst aspect of this travesty, but I just heard K. T. McFarland say that the worst aspect is the WMD that may have been smuggled in—perhaps many small ones.
My point, genius, is that when you have to fight something, you have to fight it, not make grandstands on thin air.
I want on. Thanks.
No legislation with an “R” comes to a vote in the Reid Senate (no longer the US Senate).
Still, a record needs to be put on the table to establish the Cruz platform beyond his rhetoric alone.
You are catching on to Governor Perry. Texans will have to push him into any truly conservative action, or he will bluster the subject to death until the cows come home.
I know it is a funding burden to Texans to call up National Guard, but have wondered why Perry doesn’t try to contract with other states to share the burden and skip being held hostage by Obama’s refusal to defend and protect the borders.
You’ve been added to the Ted Cruz Ping List!
impeachment and flying the kids back home..asap.
Why Liberal Elites Want Open Borders:
Large farm groups want cheap labor.
Hotels want slavery-lite maids.
Pedophiles want young children to torture and rape.
Liberal elites want to feel smug in their superiority about racially correct thinking. ( And secretly wish for gratitude and appreciation.)
Lowlife parents in South America want citizenship - and theyre willing to let their children die for it.
Democrats want new dependent voters.
And Obama wants chaos and strife to bring down our country.
And us? We sense evil... were moving toward the sounds of guns ... we see fires in the streets.
yes...and islam is all over ready to pounch too. Lock and load.