First things . . . Richard Falknor on 24 Jul 2014
UPDATE! Pete Kasperowicz in TheBlaze here “Boehner indicates no room for Ted Cruz border plan in House bill” — all the more reason for conservatives to have a heart-to-heart with the GOP members they know right away!
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Borders & Constitution Crisis: Tomorrow AM House GOP Summit
Breitbart’s“House GOP to Hold Border Crisis Summit”–
“House GOP leadership will be holding a border crisis summit at 9 a.m. Friday morning, Speaker John Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel announced in an email to reporters on Thursday.’The House Republican Conference will hold a meeting tomorrow morning at 9 AM to continue discussing the humanitarian crisis at our southern border, and the menu of recommendations developed by the Working Group led by Rep. Kay Granger,’ Steel wrote.”
Investigative journalist Boyle underscored the fact that –
“A number of key conservatives, especially Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), have criticized the Boehner working group plan, noting a press release announcing it does not mention President Barack Obama’s name. Sessions, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) are leading a push to confront Obama’s use of executive actions on immigration in the bill.”
In a closely related post here today, “Fleming To Boehner: Don’t Give Obama Border Bill Until He Rescinds Executive Amnesty,” Boyle explained what House conservatives see as essentials for border-crisis legislation–
“Rep. John Fleming (R-LA), an influential conservative member, wrote to Speaker John Boehner and other members of House GOP leadership to urge them to drop plans for a new border crisis bill until President Barack Obama rescinds his executive orders that administratively have granted amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens in America.”
“Fleming called for three steps that must happen before the House considers any legislation. First, he said, Obama must ‘declare an end’ to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Second, he said that President Obama must use the ‘exceptional circumstances’ clause in the 2008 anti-human trafficking law that many have blamed for this crisis to deport the illegal alien children back to their home countries. Third, Fleming called on Obama to join Texas Gov. Rick Perry in deploying the National Guard along the entire U.S. border with Mexico to ‘secure the border and turn back all illegal crossers.’ Perry deployed the National Guard along Texas’ border with Mexico, but Fleming wants the National Guard along the full border, which includes New Mexico, Arizona and California in addition to Texas.”
“Last week, Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) hand-delivered a letter to every member of Congress warning them against taking any actions that don’t get at the root of the problem: Obama’s executive amnesties.”
“Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined Sessions’ call by offering a bill that would bar the administration from furthering pursuing DACA or other executive amnesties by blocking funding for documents the administration would need to create. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) offered the House companion of the Cruz bill, both of which have been gaining cosponsors in their respective chambers of Congress.” (Underscoring Forum’s throughout.)
You can read this entire Boyle post here.
This afternoon and early evening offer an opportunity for conservatives to help Maryland here and Virginia here House GOP members stay focused on the essentials: protecting our Constitution and our sovereignty. If we can’t make the time to talk with our members about this on-going national catastrophe on our southern border, we will be as delinquent as the president.
And before you talk to a member, please listen to the compelling YouTube of Zack Taylor of the association of former border patrol officers, http://tinyurl.com/kozc4hb
For even more background, see our earlier posts–