Skip to comments.Cruz, Sessions sound alarm on Obama’s plan to expand amnesty program
Posted on 07/24/2014 4:15:57 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) vowed Thursday afternoon to fight President Barack Obama’s reported plans to expand amnesty for up to six million more illegal residents by the end of the summer.
The two senators have been among the most vocal Republican opponents of Obama’s deferred deportation policy, which they say has prompted a flood of unaccompanied minors to try crossing into the United States.
Cruz said he was back at the Texas border last weekend, when he asked border officials why the roughly 60,000 children have tried to cross.
“Every single one of the border patrol agents gave the exact same answer,” Cruz said. “They said they’re coming because they believe they will get amnesty.”
Cruz also slammed Obama for avoiding the border, and instead continuing his fundraising tour across the country. He noted that Obama is in California now, and was hosted by the producer of the TV show Scandal.
“You know, that’s kind of fitting, because it is scandalous that the president has more time to be fundraiser in chief than he does to do his basic job in being commander in chief in securing our borders,” Cruz said.
Sessions said Americans need to know that Obama has asked the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to find new executive flexibility to allow more deferred deportations. Sessions has said this policy change could come at the end of this summer, as Obama has promised to take steps on his own.
“We need to know what this is saying, and we need to know what it means, and we need as members of Congress in this Senate to resist it,” Sessions said, citing a National Journal report outlining Obama’s plan.
“And we cannot allow it to happen. We will not allow it to happen.”
Cruz has proposed legislation that would prevent a program similar to Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.
But earlier Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) indicated that the House would not consider that proposal as part of its own border bill that is being written.
Cruz said he would propose another bill this week to fix a 2008 law so the U.S. can quickly deport children from Central America. On that issue, Cruz and House Republicans agree Boehner’s bill is expected to propose the same change.
I like Cruz...but I hope he steps the hell away from Glenn Beck. Same goes for Gomert.
Anyone who thinks this isn’t about the fall election is an idiot. The democrats will keep the senate and maybe even take the house.
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During the Invasion of the hordes of Illegal Obama Wetbacks, we now understand what Oligarch Obama means by “COMPREHENSIVE” Immigration - - - EVERYBODY COME ON IN!
As a reminder to everyone, view the 14 min. video of retired Border Patrol agent Zack Taylor, who explains the surge of illegals at the US border. His main point is that the focus on the illegal aliens is a DIVERSION. The REAL STORY is that obama is opening the borders & inviting the enemies of this country, i.e. Ml 7 South American drug cartel gangs, jihad islamic terrorists, the Russian Mafia, Mexican cartel gang members to cross our borders & enter this county.. Obama is looking to them to help him complete his mission of destroying this country. Unknown numbers of these outside enemies have already crossed the border, while everyone is focusing on the illegal alien kids.
Watch the video, digest it, and send it to everyone that you know. THIS VIDEO MUST GO VIRAL. We have a traitor pResident in our White House who is working with the enemies of this country, to destroy this country. If this huge threat to the lives of us all isn’t enough for each of us to hit the keyboard and begin sending out this video, then this country IS doomed.
As Todd Beemer said on that fatal day of 9/11, as the passengers were about to storm the cockpit door, behind which islamic terrorits were about crash the plane, “LET’S ROLL.”
The 14 min. video link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnkSXosZhic
about 2 minutes - 37 seconds into it Cruz speaks for a few seconds.
Sessions: Congress Must Stop President’s Planned Amnesty Orders
one hour 4 minutes - starts with Sessions - important first 10 min. as Sessions lays out the plan
Cruz begins at 10 min mark
Sens. Cruz and Sessions Colloquy on Stopping President Obama’s Amnesty