An Opportunity has arisen to both stop the Horrible Senate Immigration Bill (S. 744) and reduce Immigration as well!
This Opportunity/Initiative surmounts The Great Challenge facing us and the U.S. House of Representatives—How to achieve Immigration Reduction and enhance Border Security, WITHOUT passing a Bill, ANY BILL at all out of the House.
This Precaution is essential because ANY Bill passed by the House would go automatically to Conference Committee with the Senate Bill and inevitably, would include many of the Senate Bill's Very Worst Provisions!!
Opportunity to take the Initiative by passing a RESOLUTION arises as a result of developments along the U.S.—Mexican Border which were very recently publicized, to their Great Credit, by Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and a Fox News article excerpted below (all quotes are from FoxNews and/or its named sources). Consider:
“Accounts that U.S. border officials are facing a surge of Mexican immigrants claiming asylum by using a few key words prompted a top Republican senator to call for the pending immigration bill to be put on hold “until these abuses are ended.”
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., one of the most vocal critics of the comprehensive immigration overhaul being pushed on Capitol Hill, said the surge in asylum requests "has exposed another grave flaw" in the implementation of federal immigration law.
Documents obtained by Fox News show Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been paying for hotel rooms for dozens of recently arrived families to relieve overcrowding at processing centers in the San Diego area. Some ICE employees are working overtime and others have been asked to volunteer to work weekend shifts.
Sessions pointed to the wave of asylum requests in arguing that, while the Senate has already passed an immigration bill, the House should not proceed until the issue is addressed.
"The House cannot allow such actions to continue," Sessions told FoxNews in a written statement. "They must use every power they have to end this absurdity. No immigration bill should advance until these abuses are ended."
Sessions, as well as the unions representing some immigration officials, have made similar arguments before about other alleged enforcement gaps – like the practice of not deporting illegal immigrants accused of low-level offenses. They claim the bill, as drafted in the Senate, does not address these gaps.”
"Senator: Asylum request ‘abuses’ should put brakes on immigration bill"
Judson Berger & William LaJeunesse, FoxNews, 8/13/2013
Senator Sessions and the union representing Border Patrol agents are absolutely correct. The House should not even consider, much less pass, any Bill whatsoever, unless and until abuses of Current Law and Lapses in Enforcement, are CORRECTED FIRST!
Indeed, THE HOUSE SHOULD PASS a RESOLUTION (NOT A BILL!) SO STATING!!
THAT RESOLUTION SHOULD INSIST THAT BEFORE ANY BILL IS PASSED
- THE ONGOING ASYLUM FRAUD BE HALTED, and
- THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS ACCUSED OF LOW-LEVEL OFFENSES! and
- THAT EXISTING LAW BE FULLY ENFORCED, and (see #4 et al. below)
Again, from FoxNews:
“The reports about a surge in asylum requests have raised new concerns, amid claims that illegal immigrants have learned they can attempt to get asylum by using a few key words -- namely, by claiming they have a "credible fear" of drug cartels.
Julie Myers Wood, a former assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security under the George W. Bush administration, told Fox News the requests are "suspicious."
"While we welcome the U.S. being a place where refugees and (asylum seekers) can come, it's troubling, and you have to think about asylum fraud in this instance," she said.
She noted that claiming "credible fear" is just a first step in the process. She said what's "concerning" is that if they are released from detention, "maybe they won't show up for their hearings" and go under the radar.
Myers Wood called for the administration to create a "task force" to look at the possibility of asylum fraud.
"This clearly has to have been orchestrated by somebody," said former U.S. Attorney for Southern California Peter Nunez. "It's beyond belief that dozens or hundreds or thousands of people would simultaneously decide that they should go to the U.S. and make this claim."
Sources say one day last week, 200 border-crossers came through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry claiming asylum, while as many as 550 overflowed inside the processing center there and in nearby San Ysidro.
Fox News spoke to four agencies responsible for the San Diego situation last week. All deferred to the Department of Homeland Security press office in Washington, D.C., which issued this statement:
"Credible fear determinations are dictated by longstanding statute, not an issuance of discretion. The USCIS officer must find that a "significant possibility" exists that the individual may be found eligible for asylum or withholding or removal.
If the credible fear threshold is met, the individual is placed into removal proceedings in Immigration Court. The final decision on asylum eligibility rests with an immigration judge."”
- CCN suggests that HOUSE SPONSORS OF THE RESOLUTION SHOULD OFFER TO ESTABLISH and TO SERVE ON SUCH AN INVESTIGATIVE TASK FORCE. Their service on the Task Force would be a condition of CONSIDERING ANY IMMIGRATION BILL, and
- A further condition would SET PRIORITIES, including that The TASK FORCE COMPLETE ITS WORK BEFORE THE HOUSE CONSIDERED ANY IMMIGRATION BILL! and
- THAT THE PHYSICAL BORDER FENCE PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED BY CONGRESS ACTUALLY BE COMPLETED, and
- THAT THE TASK FORCE CAUSE THE NET COST OF EACH PROVISION OF ANY PROPOSED IMMIGRATION BILL, INCLUDING THE SENATE BILL, TO BE ESTIMATED, based on Existing and Authorized Research, if any, BEFORE ANY SUCH BILL IS BROUGHT TO THE FLOOR FOR A VOTE. This would allow the House to fulfill the Constitutional Requirement that all spending Bills originate in the House.
As thinking politicians know, ANY immigration Bill passed in the House now will go to Conference Committee for reconciliation with S. 744. That is the way we get Very Bad legislation through the back door. Few Americans would like it. The way to kill S. 744 is to ignore it. Let No immigration Bill come to the House floor in this session of Congress!
SO ASK THE HOUSE MEMBERS TO SPONSOR A RESOLUTION (NOT A BILL!) CONTAINING THE CONDITIONS suggested above!
Most House Members have not yet made up their minds. Visit or Call them (phone calls or office visits followed by letters are the most effective – fax machines can be turned off and emails disregarded) and tell them to Vote NO on any and all Immigration Bills, Good or Bad!!
Make full use of the ‘Talking Points’ in CCN’s Alerts posted this year on our website, except that, for now, forget pushing an Immigration Moratorium, because any Bill coming to the floor of the House is an accident waiting to happen.
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Shadowstats calculates Key Statistics the way they were calculated in the 1980s and 1990s before Official Data Manipulation began in earnest. Consider:
Bogus Official Numbers vs. Real Numbers (per Shadowstats.com)
Annual U.S. Consumer Price Inflation reported August 15, 2013
1.96% / 9.62%
U.S. Unemployment reported August 2, 2013
7.4% / 23.3%
U.S. GDP Annual Growth/Decline reported July 31, 2013
1.43% / -1.75%
U.S. M3 reported August 2, 2013 (Month of July, Y.O.Y.)
No Official Report / (e) 4.48% (i.e, total M3 Now at $15.293 Trillion!)