Republican leadership seems on the verge of caving in, breaking their November 4, 2014 election promises, and funding President Obama’s blatantly unconstitutional executive directives to grant amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal immigrants. Did Republicans get the message voters sent in the November 4 election? Republicans took the Senate, strengthened their hold on the House, took a good number of state houses, and won an amazing number of governorships, but voters weren’t solely endorsing the GOP — not by a long-shot. Voters were more concentrated on repudiating President Obama’s policies and those of his out-of-control “liberal” establishment. But, before dissecting the intentions of GOP leaders (and many in the rank and file), PLEASE ACT NOW TO STOP OBAMA’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL EXECUTIVE AMNESTY:
Talking points to use when contacting senators
I urge you to oppose President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal aliens because:
- Pres. Obama’s executive amnesties are unconstitutional
- A federal judge has temporarily blocked Obama’s executive amnesty, proving that that the president’s actions are illegal
- Amnesty encourages and rewards illegal activity
- Amnesty steals jobs from American workers whom already are suffering because illegals are taking their jobs
- Amnesty forces wages down for already-struggling American workers
- With amnesty, illegal aliens will more easily be able to vote in elections
- Obama’s amnesty will force hard-working Americans to PAY illegals millions of dollars in free handouts
Why are Republicans so convinced that they must “compromise” on amnesty? From Breitbart:
Though establishment Republican leaders and the mainstream press–without any evidence–incessantly claim Republicans must cave on immigration enforcement to appeal to Hispanics, a majority of Hispanics actually want Congress to pass legislation making it tougher for businesses to illegally hire illegal immigrants. …
Americans in general, by a 50-point margin, wanted tougher rules against hiring illegal immigrants, and that included a majority of Hispanics (56% to 37%). …
Are a bunch of Republicans simply pandering to the business lobby, looking for cheap labor and/or looking to fill positions in sectors like tech in which there’s a deficit of qualified workers (e.g., mobile app developers)? But who cares? Amnesty is not what American voters want as evidenced by many polls and the outcome of the November 4 election. The bottom line is that Republicans — especially their “leadership” — have broken promises they made in the run-up to the November 4 election. So is this just about getting re-elected? — because it sure looks like citizens are more likely to vote for politicians who oppose amnesty. Again, from Breitbart:
Exclusive-Priebus Rallies Base: GOP Will Stop Obama’s ‘Un-American’ Amnesty if We Win Senate
Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), says it’s “un-American” for President Barack Obama to consider implementing an executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens across the country.
“It’s unconstitutional, illegal, and we don’t support it,” Priebus replied when a Tea Party activist asked him about the president’s plans for an executive amnesty on a conference call hosted by TheTeaParty.net on Monday evening.
“I don’t support it. It is wrong,” Priebus said. “It is un-American for a president to try and do such a thing. I want to make it clear: There is no part of me, there is not a molecule in my body that agrees with the president on executive amnesty.” …
“Not a molecule,” huh? So why did this happen yesterday?
… Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced at a press conference Tuesday he is willing to allow a vote on a so-called “clean” DHS bill that would fund the agency through the end of September prior to a vote planned for Friday on blocking President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration. …
“Clean” means funding Obama’s amnesty. McConnell is not standing on principle, everything’s political calculus for staying in office.
No matter. We only got to this sorry state of affairs because millions of Americans have been disengaged from the political process.
I guarantee you this: If senators get thousands of calls, emails, faxes, petitions, letters, tweets, etc., they’ll start getting more responsive to voters. They know that people who take the time to contact them are extremely likely to vote, vote on principle, and to throw out unprincipled legislators as fast as they were voted in. Please act now.