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This Bill Is A Trojan Horse...

Feb 9, 2024

Capitol Hill is in conflict over a Trojan Horse border bill that will NOT stop the invasion but will incentivize people to cross the border illegally.

I have a friend who was born in India but has been a U.S. citizen for many years. Two years ago, he married a woman in India who is an attorney. His wife has still not been finally processed to come to America. There’s no issue other than the final interview that the INS sets, cancels, and resets.

But if my friend’s wife were to illegally cross the border, she could have been with her husband in the U.S. two years ago.

House Speaker Mike Johnson said the Senate bill “further incentivizes illegal immigration, does not reform asylum and parole in a meaningful way, and empowers President Biden and his cabinet, the architects of this catastrophe."

Right now, there are bills in Congress, including HR 2 and many others, that provide a real solution and can turn off this flow. Demand that Congress says “Enough!” and stops this national emergency! — Mat

Keep in mind that under President Obama, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said that when illegal border crossings exceeded 1,000 per day, that number “overwhelms the system.”

Now, however, the border bill coming out of the Senate will give the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS Secretary) Alejandro Mayorkas unreviewable discretion to summarily remove from and prohibit, in whole or in part, entry into the United States of any alien.

Mayorkas can’t use this power unless we are seeing 5,000 illegals per day cross into America. That’s over 1.8 million people per year. And if it drops below that average for seven days, then Mayorkas is again stripped of even that power.

However, an even bigger problem is that Mayorkas WON’T effectively use this power. Mayorkas was one vote shy of being impeached for refusing to enforce ANY border measures that will effectively stem the flow into the U.S. That is not a solution.

The next problem is that “the Secretary shall maintain the capacity to process and continue processing … a minimum of 1,400 inadmissible aliens each calendar day.” (emphasis added)

Drug dealers, gang members, and other bad actors will be allowed to enter because of set quotas to allow “inadmissible aliens” EVERY SINGLE DAY.

The is the EXACT OPPOSITE of border security!

As I mentioned, my friend who repairs shoes married a well-educated woman from India two years ago. For those two years, she has been trying to legally migrate to the U.S.

However, her final interview continues to be set, canceled, and then reset. Over the last two years, my friend can only see his wife by flying back to India for an occasional visit.

It defies logic that someone highly qualified, who is married to an American, who tries to go through legal channels is delayed in coming to America for two years (or more) while the current “compromise” in the Senate will give people who illegally cross the border the right to live, work, have ID, and even go to school in the U.S. It will even pay for legal representation for those here illegally.

Everything about our border is wrong. There are a number of bills originating in the U.S. House that will do the following:

  • Strengthen physical barriers at the border.

  • Give border control the technology needed to secure America.

  • Hire staff and create a successful working model.

  • Offer grants to border communities to enhance national security.

  • Set a minimum number of flight hours over the border.

  • Cut away the plants giving cover to smugglers and “coyotes.”

  • Collect the DNA and fingerprints of illegal immigrants at the border.

  • Run background checks on illegals.

  • Report on foreign terrorist organizations’ efforts to infiltrate.

  • Outline proper care for abandoned children.

  • And much more.

This bill in the Senate will make the nonsensical “catch and release” program permanent law, which will release countless criminals into our nation!

What is happening at the border is tragic. Children are orphaned, trafficked, and abused. We have no way of knowing their identity. And we have no way to know if these children’s parents are even alive.

The border crisis has created an unbelievable human tragedy — the direct result of Joe Biden’s failed policies.

Make your voices heard in this battle for the safety of our citizens and our future security. Partner with Liberty Counsel Action today to help our staff have a strong presence on Capitol Hill and educate voters on the need for a solution like this bill right away.

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We need your support to stay active and involved on Capitol Hill! Your voice is critical.

Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action

 

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Sources:

Arnold, Joshua. “8 Items in the Senate Border Bill.” The Washington Stand, February 6, 2024. Washingtonstand.com/news/8-items-in-the-senate-border-bill.

“H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act of 2023.” Kevin McCarthy, Speaker of the House. Accessed May 10, 2023. Speaker.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Secure-the-Border-Act-HR2-Section-by-section.pdf.

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