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Make DC Listen: The Republican Surrender Caucus Still Capitulating to Cheap Labor Lobby and Dems

GOP Surrender Caucus Waves White Flag
There they go again. Nearly 100 Republicans are staying silent on amnesty for illegal aliens, even some we thought would have come out against it this late in the game. By not publically, firmly opposing any “immigration reform” bill that grants a free pass (amnesty) for illegal aliens and solid border security, Republicans are turning their backs on the conservative voters that elected them.

We need to stand up against the Surrender Caucus of establishment Republicans John Boehner, Eric Cantor, and Kevin McCarthy. They do not speak for the majority of Americans who oppose amnesty for illegal aliens. Voters must hold them accountable for not listening to We The People.

A large majority of Speaker Boehner’s own constituency opposes amnesty for illegals.  According to a recent poll conducted by Human Events and Gravis Marketing, seventy-four percent of respondents were opposed to amnesty (ten percent are in favor of it while sixteen percent are uncertain). Mr. Speaker, if your own constituents tell you not to support amnesty, why are you not doing your job to represent them instead of kowtowing to Democrats and the cheap labor lobby? You work for the American people…not the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or Billionaire Democrats or the RNC.

As we’ve reported time and again, the American public doesn’t even see immigration as a top priority. The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, is not even in the top ten issues – in fact it barely made the bottom of the top twenty issues in Pew’s “The Public’s Policy Priorities for 2013,” ranking at 17 in the top 20 list “priorities.”

Big money, secret closed-door deals, pandering to minorities, pressure from powerful Democrats: it all comes into play. Billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and George Soros have major skin in the game (big businesses like Facebook need those cheap tech immigrants and labor forces). Zuckerberg’s astro-turf website partnered with the head of the Big Business lobby, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to sell amnesty to entrepreneurs, local chambers of commerce and other businesses via a recent series of forums.

We can’t help but wonder: why would immigrant populations want to be pandered to in the first place? Pandering is the most insincere form of political flattery. It does not guarantee long-term security or benefit. It only guarantees that they’ll be used as a pawn to give more power to corrupt politicians who seek to make We The People weaker.

Our message to Congress should be loud and clear: Do your job. Listen to your constituents (and not just a small sub-section of them). We don’t want the Democrats’ and John Boehner’s “immigration reform.” Illegal aliens should not get a golden ticket to freely drag down our economy, live off taxpayer-funded welfare programs, and flood our job market while our border laws are ignored. The truth is that our country simply can’t handle another 11-million-plus wave of new immigrants.

Some amnesty proponents seek to gain support by reminding us (and playing upon our emotions) that America is a nation of immigrants built by immigrants. But we’d like to remind them that the immigrants of centuries past were quite different from those of today. The wave of European immigrants and Asian immigrants that came to America in the 1800’s and early 1900’s sought to fulfill the true American dream: the chance to be self-sufficient and earn one’s place in a free society through hard work. They earned their citizenship and were proud to become Americans. The U.S. was a different place then, too, with much fewer people and more jobs. Immigrants knew it was going to be hard work to make it in America, but they were more than willing to strive and earn their place.

A passage from the October 30, 2013, ConservativeHQ article titled “Boehner Resurrects Amnesty,” perfectly sums it up: (

The notion that Republicans can buy the votes of existing citizens of Hispanic heritage or gain the support of the formerly illegal aliens who would be newly enfranchised voters by legislating a pathway to citizenship and granting amnesty to some 11 million-plus illegals was thoroughly debunked by the First Lady of the conservative movement, Phyllis Schlafly in an incisive article for Townhall.

As Mrs. Schlafly pointed out, “The current level of legal immigration to America adds thousands of people every day whose views and experience are contrary to the conservative value of limited government… Under current law, 1.1 million new legal immigrants come in every year. The Congressional Budget Office projections indicate that amnesty, plus its scheduled increases in legal immigration, will add an additional 4.6 million new voters by 2014.”

More to the point, Phyllis Schlafly documented that “An enormous body of survey research shows that large majorities of recent immigrants, who are mostly Hispanic and Asian, hold liberal views on most policy issues and therefore vote Democratic two-to-one. Their motivation is not our immigration policy; it is economic issues.

Send a message, loud and clear, to the Republican Surrender Caucus: We The People don’t want amnesty for illegals. Congress must listen to the voters, not the billionaire cheap labor lobby. Stop pandering and start listening. Call your representative now and demand they sign our pledge to oppose amnesty before it’s too late. (Here's the list of GOP Representatives who still haven't opposed amnesty.)

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