“Everybody says the immigration system is broken, and the only thing I can see that’s broken about the immigration system is that we are not enforcing existing laws.” -Rush Limbaugh On Fox News Sunday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that “President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) are holding the illegal immigrant children flooding across the U.S. Mexico border “hostage” with promises of amnesty." All this to get $ 3.7 billion pork bill passed and attempt to stop their approval rating from dropping off the charts.
During the past 24 hours an historic event transpired where more than 300 demonstrations were held across the country against illegal immigration. American citizens stand in solidarity with the citizens of Murrieta, CA, Oracle, AZ, and the 20 other locations where citizen activists have turned back Obama's federal smuggling operations and secret buses. This is history people. We have immigration laws in place but our government refuses to obey them.
The hundreds of protests have achieved the goals of raising public awareness of the Obama created border surge of illegals. The goal of putting politicians on notice was also achieved and several protest locations had candidates running for Congress present. Since the federal government has failed in its job to secure the border there are Americans dedicated to saving their country by assisting the border patrol in doing their job.
The solution to the border dilemma was outlined in five simple steps by James Carafano:
- DACA must go. The president’s 2012 policy for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, regardless of the Oval Office’s intent, sets a precedent that encourages further unlawful migration, particularly among minors.
- Resist the urge to throw money at the problem. Addressing the challenge at the border through emergency appropriations is inappropriate. The White House requested more than $4 billion in emergency spending, but most of the funds requested will do little to stabilize the border.
- Work within the existing budget and appropriations process. Congress and the administration first must work together to re-allocate appropriated funds to meet critical short-term needs.
- Facilitate expedited removal. The U.S. has much experience in the expedited removals of minors in a manner that ensures their safety and humane treatment. The 2008 law, which often is cited as restricting expedited removal of minors, was intended to combat human trafficking.
- Use the tools at hand. Meeting many of the challenges for stabilizing the border can be undertaken under existing law and with the resources the president has at hand. For example, the president has the authority to deploy the military, in particular the National Guard, to the border to provide assistance and support.