July 30, 2014

“Sessions calls House border bill ‘surrender to a lawless president’”

The Blaze:

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Tuesday said the House’s proposed $659 million spending bill to address the border crisis is effectively a sign of surrender to President Barack Obama, since it contains no language that would stop Obama from granting amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.

Sessions has warned that reports indicate Obama is planning to take this step, and that Congress must seek to defund this possible action or watch as expensive efforts to secure the border fail under the weight of an even bigger flood of immigrants.

“Any action Congress might consider to address the current border crisis would be futile should the president go forward with these lawless actions,” Sessions said. “Congress must speak out and fight against them. It must use its spending power to stop the president’s executive amnesty.

“That the House leaders’ border package includes no language on executive actions is surrender to a lawless president,” he added. “And it is a submission to the subordination of congressional power.”

Sessions also said the bill is “unworthy of support” because it failed to tighten up rules for granting asylum to immigrants. He said that means the new immigration judges the bill would fund would end up allowing more immigrants to stay in the U.S. longer.

“It is a plan for expedited asylum, not expedited approval,” he said.

Sessions’s comments were released just a few hours after the House released a bill proposing $659 million in more funds to secure the border and process the thousands of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the U.S. border.

The House bill is a more modest attempt to resolve the problem. It only spends money in the current fiscal year, in contrast to Obama’s proposal for $3.7 billion in new funds.

Or, another way of putting it is this:  the House bill is a way to make sure we lose more slowly.  

Incidentally, when Obama simply legalizes 5-6 million erstwhile illegals in direct contempt of existing US law — and we’re told it is not in our interests, politically, to try to impeach him — he will have gotten what he wants, the GOP leadership and the US Chamber of Commerce will have gotten what they want, and the veneer of an adversarial two-party system will continue apace, with the GOP fundraising on something it clearly doesn’t particularly oppose, and the Dems doing the same, while claiming  a moral high ground.

So the only ones screwed are we, the people.  But don’t worry:  once “we” take back the Senate, we’ll be screwed will a bit less thrust.  And not just because McConnell is likely limp as an old green onion stalk.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 1:29pm

Comments (13)

  1. See my comment to your last post.

  2. And not just because McConnell is likely limp as an old green onion stalk.

    Was it Francis Bacon who spoke of natural science as the means to “improve man’s estate”? ‘Twas the little ovoid blue pill he had in mind then, I reckon, offering to one and all whatever simulacrum should prove needful.

    And in all else, it’s simulacra we get.

  3. If 5-6 million new “citizens” is what everyone wants, then they’ll be really thrilled with the 20 million who follow! It’s like asking for a slice of pie and then having the whole thing shoved down your throat.


  4. also this bill does not provide any teddy bears

  5. – The immigration problem is fueled by the endless need of the corporate world for cheap labor. Corporations are the largest political contributors outside of Unions.

    – Lets see if you can deduce why nothing ever has, nor ever will, happen to solidify and enforce immigration law?

  6. A commenter on another blog insisted that any Republican is better than any Democrat so why would I want to risk not regaining the Senate over my problems with the Republican leadership? After all, Harry Reid is a TRAITOR!!!!!1!!!!!1!!eleventythousandonehundredandeleventy!!

    And McConnell and Boehner are what, exactly?

  7. Team R needs to clean house

    that they don’t understand this is depressing

    especially after Eric Cantor got his whore ass kicked so publicly, so humiliatingly

    it all amounts to a very good reason to stay home and make biscuits on election day

    this is after you’ve methodically tracked down the elusive White Lily flour and you’ve found yourself some for reals buttermilk

  8. that’s very cool

    so i just need my starter buttermilk

    and i guess i could use the low-fat cultured version for that

  9. I’d rather make sourdough bread, but the one pack of starter culture we had was electing Kim Kardashian president when I last looked at it. Too sour.

  10. I’ve made (and probably still have in the fridge) starter just by letting a flour mash sit out in the air. Not bad, too. Takes a few days though.

  11. McGehee: And McConnell and Boehner are what, exactly?

    Quislings [ie: Traitors and cowards], of course.

    Tar and Feather the useless bastards.

  12. Among its other features the UAC illegal immigrant “crisis” is a slush fund to funnel more millions, like the Continuous- Stimulus does, to favored NGO (re: community organizer type) groups. Ol, Jerry [h/t Bad Blue] knows where the buck slides.