Now that the 118th Congress is in session, the Republican-led U.S. House is being asked to fight the Biden administration by following through on a long list of promises lawmakers made to American voters.
A fiery letter from a coalition of groups, dated February 7, is more like a desperate plea than a simple request, since it states the nation “simply cannot withstand the damage being done to our sovereignty, security, and well-being.”
“It is completely unacceptable,” Ira Mehlman, speaking for FAIR, says of the illegal immigration problem. “It is damaging the interests of the American people in every conceivable way. And something needs to be done.”
Along with FAIR, 15 groups co-signed the letter including The Heritage Foundation, Judicial Watch, Claremont Institute and Eagle Forum.
The tone of the letter is more than just a fist-shaking complaint about the Biden administration winking at illegal immigration. The signatories remind GOP leaders their American Security Task Force unveiled specific measures last summer such as ending catch-and-release policies; strengthening the asylum process, which is abused by unqualified illegals; increasing Border Patrol numbers; building more border barriers, and more.
Those concrete plans are competing with an administration that is openly welcoming illegal aliens to cross into the U.S. by the millions, and to remain here indefinitely, while gaslighting the American public by insisting the border is secure.
Just last month, groups such as FAIR, Cato Institute, and the Center for Immigration Studies watched in disbelief when President Biden announced he was expanding a “parole” program that allows illegal aliens to enter the U.S. and remain here. The now-expanded program allows 30,000 illegal aliens from four countries – Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Haiti – to legally enter the U.S. every month and remain without being expelled.
GOP leaders have said expanding to program to welcome 30,000 illegal aliens per month marks a 33% increase from December.
“The American people have entrusted you with control of the House,” states the letter to those GOP leaders, “and the clear commitment to restore order at our border was a key reason.”
Republican lawmakers have offered immigration-related bills and held hearings on illegal immigration, Mehlman tells AFN, but the intent of the letter is to urge them to fight.
“They’re going to have to play hard ball,” he says, “with this administration.”
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Kevin McCarthy has been aggressively carrying out some of the things that he and the House Republicans told us they would do. The biggest thing at this point needs to be taking steps to reduce the illegals crossing our border every day. We the people urge the House Republicans to attack the dems over this open border tragedy and put as much pressure on the Biden regime as they possibly can.
WAKE UP AMERICA AND CONTACT YOUR HOUSE REPS AND TELL THEM WE WANT THE ILLEGALS SLOWED TO A TRICKLE INSTEAD OF A FLOOD!!!
Better yet, FINISH TRUMPS BORDER WALL.. Preferably with a live mine field in front of it!
Here’s an idea. Don’t even need to play hardball – just force Biden and his band of idiots to enforce the laws on the books already. If they don’t want to do the job, show them the door!
How would that work, Stiller Fan? The executive branch is the enforcement branch of government. Biden controls the DOJ, the FBI, the Capitol Police, all of it. He appoints the judges that are seated during his term.
THEY Currently OWN ALL branches that WOULD enforce the law.. SO exactly how would the GOP ‘force his hand”
Two possible solutions which can very well be carried out if demanded by “We, the people”. First demand that our current immigration laws be followed to the letter and if not take the drastic step that “We, the people” have if we unite: RECALL any representative that tries to side-step our immigrations laws or just ignores them. For example: there are certain and specfic ways to apply for asylum and what actually constitutes the reasons for asylum. Them just getting here and saying I/we want asylum should not be accepted and they need to return to their native country/nearest country to their and start the asylum process.
And one other way to help. DEPUTIZE EVERYONE living on/near the border, so that if they have to, THEY CAN USE force, to prevent incursions.
All illegal immigrant invaders need to be turned around at the border immediately without fail! Hey you border Governors, get off your a** and assign your National Guard to get it done . Try using some signage and loudspeaker announcements that anyone attempting to enter illegally may be shot!
Change that from MAY Be shot, to WILL be shot… And you got a plan!