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Cruz calls for end to 'Obama amnesty'
The Hill ^ | July 19, 2014 | Megan R Wilson

Posted on 07/20/2014 6:59:43 AM PDT by Innovative

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday urged supporters to sign a petition to end what he said was “Obama’s amnesty,” a program authorized Obama that allows certain undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. without fear of being deported.

Cruz took to social media on Saturday to spur attention to his proposals.

“Join the fight to stop the crisis on the border -- sign the petition to #StopObamasAmnesty,” Cruz wrote on his Facebook and Twitter.

The Tea Party favorite is pushing legislation that would defund the program to prevent it from being expanded. Cruz says his bill should be a part of any broader package approved by Congress to deal with the crisis.

President Obama has proposed a $3.7 billion supplemental spending bill that would provide funding for authorities to care for the immigrants, and money to help the judicial system send them back to their home countries more quickly.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; congress; cruz; illegalimmigration; immigration; obama; tedcruz
I understand that there is almost nothing or exactly nothing in the $3.7 B bill Obama wants that helps secure the border, it's all for the care and feeding of the illegal tresspassers.
1 posted on 07/20/2014 6:59:43 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Does the $3.7 billion also provide the illegals with ACLU lawyers?


2 posted on 07/20/2014 7:01:10 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Innovative

“......Obama ......secure the border, it’s all for the care and feeding of the illegal tresspassers.”...........

Does that include himself and Mooooooooooooochelle?


3 posted on 07/20/2014 7:01:57 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: The_Media_never_lie

That’s all well and good.....still don’t understand why he went with Beck Saturday.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 7:02:31 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Innovative
and money to help the judicial system send them back to their home countries more quickly.

The only thing the Pretender-in-Chief needs is a few C-130's and a map pointing south.

5 posted on 07/20/2014 7:04:27 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Innovative

It’s so ACORN can get them registered before November.


6 posted on 07/20/2014 7:04:43 AM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: Innovative

Cruz is right - if we stop offering citizenship as the prize for breaking our laws they’ll STOP coming...


7 posted on 07/20/2014 7:18:33 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: Innovative

Obamnesty?


8 posted on 07/20/2014 7:26:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Guenevere

The thinking is...IMO....we offer compassionate care for people who are here, even if we believe the best policy is to return them to their home country.

I get it...I think. I don’t believe what they are doing specifically is going to drive more people here, but I also am not sure if what they are doing isn’t already being done. From a politicians perspective, it is a good response when the accusations are made that they are heartless and hateful about the poor children. I hate that politics has reached this point in the last couple decades, but it has, and Cruz is wildly good at messaging and would certainly be able to counter the accusations after this.


9 posted on 07/20/2014 7:29:44 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Innovative

Both parties are currently selling out America.

Both parties are currently for sending America industry overseas, much of it to China.

Both parties are currently for unrestricted illegal immigration.

Both parties. Nobody is doing a single thing for America, and for Americans.

Except for Cruz and Palin. Keep on the path, both of you.


10 posted on 07/20/2014 7:30:41 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Innovative

Kinda puts a damper on all the Cruz haters here, especially those who jumped all over him for meeting Glenn Beck at the border (or did he?).


11 posted on 07/20/2014 7:30:48 AM PDT by celmak
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To: Innovative

Obamacare
Obamnesty


12 posted on 07/20/2014 7:31:22 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: ilgipper

That was my thinking, but you have put it distinctly and clearly.


13 posted on 07/20/2014 7:32:43 AM PDT by celmak
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To: GOPJ
most illegals don't want to become citizens, they just want legal residency -green card- they refuse to assimilate and only want what they can get from uncle sam- then retire back to their own shithole with all the money they have accumulated..these are not immigrants of old times, they are users and abusers-takers-of course there are a few exceptions and most of those came here legally-they have respect for our laws...
14 posted on 07/20/2014 7:34:47 AM PDT by rolling_stone (1984)
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15 posted on 07/20/2014 7:41:59 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Innovative
Cruz can do several things.

One, would be to introduce/support legislation for getting rid of birth right citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants.

Rand Paul supported such ideas back in the day. But, it didn't take him long to run away from it.

Cruz could set a example here. The main problem I have with Cruz, is that he likes to run his mouth instead of putting his vote on the line. Earlier in the week he voted for the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, aka .Gov insurance for corporations.

At some point, ya got to Impeach the Prez or get off the pot.

16 posted on 07/20/2014 8:12:14 AM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: Innovative

The debate in Washington between R’s and D’s boils down to how much money this country doesn’t have will be spent on helping the illegals.

Even if the GOP puts “security money” in there, the invasion and creeping amnesty policy of Obama continues.

Its all a very phony debate between Republican leaders and Democrat leaders in Washington because they all want to grant some sort of amnesty or “guest worker” status to illegals in the end.

The big money contributors like BILL GATES, WARREN BUFFETT AND SHELDON ADELSON ARE SHILLS FOR AMNESTY....


17 posted on 07/20/2014 8:21:32 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: celmak

Love him or hate him, Beck takes private donations to help the illegals and he says he wants them to go back. I trust Beck is telling truth.

The politicians want to spend the taxpayers dime to help the illegals and can’t be trusted about anything they say.

When a Republican says we need to “secure the border” he’s really saying some sort of symbolic legislative trick needs to be used to suck conservatives in before the amnesty for millions gets shoved down our throat by the GOP leadership.


18 posted on 07/20/2014 8:26:38 AM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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To: Theoria

Cruzes wife is a Wall Street player with some of the biggest money changers in the USA. She also is a member of the Tri Lateral Commission which is workshop for the likes of Kissinger and the Rockefellers. It isn’t talked about but the Rockefellers got a bit of help from the Rothschild’s on their way to riches.


19 posted on 07/20/2014 8:30:50 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Guenevere
That’s all well and good.....still don’t understand why he went with Beck Saturday.

And many here are throwing him under the bus - all while he fights the good fight. And we call the Dims the Party of ignorance....

20 posted on 07/20/2014 8:57:51 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: GOPJ

Why not fortify the border instead — no other country is allowing invasion, as we do.


21 posted on 07/20/2014 9:01:47 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative; Jarhead9297; COUNTrecount; notaliberal; DoughtyOne; RitaOK; MountainDad; aposiopetic; ..
Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!
22 posted on 07/20/2014 9:06:47 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Nextrush
When a Republican says we need to “secure the border” he’s really saying some sort of symbolic legislative trick needs to be used to suck conservatives in before the amnesty for millions gets shoved down our throat by the GOP leadership.

Cruz is not your ordinary Republican. You should have seen him on FOX Sunday this morning.

Also,the Republicans can be divided into two types, RINO's and non-RINO's (mainly Tea Party).

As to the treatment of the illegal aliens being captured, we should treat them humanely as we expedite their journey back to their homeland, we just have to work on the "expedite" part.

23 posted on 07/20/2014 9:08:21 AM PDT by celmak
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To: noinfringers2; Theoria
Cruzes wife is a Wall Street player with some of the biggest money changers in the USA. She also is a member of the Tri Lateral Commission which is workshop for the likes of Kissinger and the Rockefellers. It isn’t talked about but the Rockefellers got a bit of help from the Rothschild’s on their way to riches.

Please loosen your Tin Foil Hat!


24 posted on 07/20/2014 9:09:13 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Nextrush

So who do you think has the best solution that is in a position of power, and what is their position? I heard Cruz this morning, and I think he has the right idea; send them back home in a humane and expeditious way.


25 posted on 07/20/2014 9:13:21 AM PDT by celmak
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To: Innovative

These people are not legal American citizens. They are Obama Citizens, a new kind of person in the country temporarily so long as Obama is in office protecting them. They are Obamians. We need a new President who will turn them back into Hondurans, Guatemalans, and Mexicans.


26 posted on 07/20/2014 9:48:02 AM PDT by Defiant (Obama is not the anti-Christ. He is Satan's John the Baptist, preparing the way.)
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To: DaveA37

“......Obama ......secure the border, it’s all for the care and feeding of the illegal tresspassers.”.........”

‘Does that include himself and Mooooooooooooochelle?’

My question was:

‘Does that include anyone else besides himself and Mooooooooooooochelle?


27 posted on 07/20/2014 9:56:35 AM PDT by stanne
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To: celmak

“Kinda puts a damper on all the Cruz haters here...”

Oh he’s always doing that


28 posted on 07/20/2014 9:57:30 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The media and the GOPe will do their best to torpedo Cruz.


29 posted on 07/20/2014 10:01:47 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: noinfringers2

Say what? I’m a Wall street player. where is her membership card to the Trilateral commission? What’s her name? I’d Google it but I’ve never heard of her. Lord, I think you must be afraid of your own shadow. (My neighbor has seances every night. I hear him yelling on his back porch every night, “Here Lilly. , Here Lilly.”) I think Lilly is his dear, departed Aunt. Or Grandmother. I dunno.


30 posted on 07/20/2014 10:13:28 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Innovative

“President Obama has proposed a $3.7 billion supplemental spending bill that would provide funding for authorities to care for the immigrants, and money to help the judicial system send them back to their home countries more quickly.”

Corrected:
“President Obama has proposed a $3.7 billion supplemental spending bill that would provide funding for authorities to care for the immigrants,”

It is important to remember that in any discussion using facts provided by this administration, the argument is flawed from the beginning: they refuse to supply facts that do not support their agenda, and they invent `facts’ that do.


31 posted on 07/20/2014 10:13:44 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Innovative

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 they’re 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... we’re moving toward the sounds of guns ... we see fires in the streets.


32 posted on 07/20/2014 10:21:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: Innovative; Guenevere; Liz

Sen Cruz has gone to the border, recently...at least two times, and has seen what the situation is.

While I appreciate his attempt to stop the current, law-breaking tide of illegals flowing in...I just don’t see what good signing a(nother) petition will do.

I’d like to see Cruz, Gohmert, Perry, etc travel to the southern border of Mexico and set up/or demand set up of refugee facilities - complete with healthcare and other humanitarian provisions.

THAT ^^ would be a photo op/action that the media could not deny...and, would hopefully push the House AND Senate to immediately start the special prosecutor process, on this long-planned invasion.


33 posted on 07/20/2014 10:33:58 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long
......the House AND Senate should push to immediately start the special prosecutor process, on this long-planned invasion.......

Everybody knows Obama masterminded this invasion of lawless, violent drug lords and savage gang members----a distinct threat to law-abiding Americans going about their business.

They are an invading army led by US govt factotums that have declared war on Americans......to save their sorry hides come election day.

Obama is in collusion. conspiring with the Third World honchos to import new Democrat voters.....for a price.

The Obama regime will deploy riot squads to make sure contagion-laden buses get through to American cities and towns. The US government is ready to shoot US citizens in order to protect foreign criminal invaders.

The flaccid Boobama can't seem to summon up the b***s to close off the border but he vindictively calls out riot police to attack real Americans....

Must be time to call in the men with the white coats. Americans recognize a dysfunctional president who is clearly deranged ---- paranoid that he might lose power in mid-terms. Boobamba blundered bigtime w/ the odious Obamacare and duped lock-stepping Dummycrats into the debacle....they do not have the votes to hold onto power.

Obama is importing votes from destitute countries to secure his position of power----a trick he learned from his thuggish buddy---Hugo Chavez..

===================================================.

"Just keep em pouring over the border--I need the votes."

"I'm okay as long as I don't lose power at midterms."

34 posted on 07/20/2014 10:55:19 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: All
Cong Gohmert's been on this a long time.

HANDY REFERENCE 2006 Congressional Hearing:
Should Mexico Hold Veto Power Over U.S. Border Security Decisions?

SOURCE: commdocs.house.gov/committees/judiciary/hju29604.000/hju29604_0f.htm

EXCERPT/LONG READ--Quoting former judge, Cong Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) ---- As I understand, the current law prohibits encouraging or inducing and also prohibits aiding and abetting. That's generally the language we have in the State penal code here in Texas. But 4437 adds the words ''assists and directs'' to plug the gaps in the current law.

And I can understand persons who believe that it should not be a crime at all. But it still kind of begs the question, wouldn't it be better, if that is your view, to have it a misdemeanor than a felony? So that, though, is still a little hard to understand if that's the position.

But my good friend Mr. Reyes made the point that corruption doesn't recognize international boundaries, and that's what we've been hearing in the evidence here today, and that's true.

But we've heard the expression before that capital is a coward, that money for investment will flow into areas where it is least at risk, which is one of the reasons so much money has come to the United States from investment and continues, because even though there is some corruption here and we continue to need to pursue it and never should rest, but that it is safer here than it is in Mexico because there is more corruption there.

So I would submit to you that corruption is a coward. And we ought to encourage our neighbors to the south to be about the business of enforcing the law, and that needs to become with an—become an exclamation point.

And I could not agree more with my friend Congressman Reyes who said we should not just hire 2,000 Border Patrol agents 1 year and 200 the next. That has got to be an ongoing continuing battle. We appropriated, I believe, more than $275 million, more than the Administration had asked for last year, which shows really the heart of where we are in the House of Representatives.

But I also think it's worth noting, when it comes to compassion and caring, the United States has traditionally voted for issues of compassion and human rights in the United Nations. And I haven't seen yet the new figures for 2005, but I saw the numbers for 2004 and was staggered to see that our neighbor to the south votes against the United States' position nearly three-fourths of the time. So it would be good to have a neighbor that was more on board with us in some of these areas.---snip--

35 posted on 07/20/2014 10:59:18 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Guenevere

The Beck thing says “Compassion” for the uninformed masses.
Cruz has continued to talk of compassion in preventing these kids and people from making a pointless journey. The tough love that Cruz advocates IS truly the compassionate thing to do,but it has to be sold to people who have been brain washed


36 posted on 07/20/2014 11:06:54 AM PDT by woofie (uestion Obama's birth narrative)
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To: ilgipper

Good post ilgipper, I agree completely.


37 posted on 07/20/2014 12:12:19 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: SoConPubbie

In your picture, which of the two is ‘noinfringers2’?


38 posted on 07/20/2014 12:18:16 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: celmak

Ted Cruz is not in a position of power, but those who are like Boehner and McConnell are the ones I refer to....


39 posted on 07/20/2014 7:46:42 PM PDT by Nextrush (OBAMACARE IS A BAILOUT FOR THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY)
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