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Senators Rand Paul And Ted Cruz May Save GOP From Itself

The Senate’s Gang of Eight immigration bill – which includes amnesty for at least 11 million illegal entrants into the United States and a path to permanent residency and citizenship for another 20-plus million foreigners -- appeared poised to gather the 60 votes necessary to make it filibuster-proof.
Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz
That is until Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas announced they are introducing amendments that may have caused skittish establishment Republicans to jump back on the fence.

Paul and Cruz have a knack for cutting to the heart of an issue, as Senator Paul did in this interview with Bloomberg’s Sara Eisen.

Really, I think it's a fatal flaw of the bill. If the bill does not allow for Congress to vote on whether or not the border is secure, and if the documentation process is not dependent on the borders being secure, I think the whole concept is fatally flawed.

Senator Paul plans on remedying those flaws through a series of amendments to the Gang of Eight bill.

According to analysis by The Hill’s Alexander Bolton, Paul’s most ambitious proposal would eliminate the pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants and lift the caps on guest workers.

It would provide immigrant workers to employers who can demonstrate need, but immigrants would have to apply for legal permanent residency and citizenship through the existing lines of their native countries. “

This would in effect derail the whole “pathway to citizenship” that is the core concept of the Gang of Eight bill and the biggest problem many conservatives have with the bill.

While we think Alexander Bolton is a good reporter and analyst, but we have to respectfully disagree with his characterization of Paul’s amendment eliminating the “pathway to citizenship” as being his “most ambitious” proposal.

Paul’s “most ambitious” amendment is one that he calls “Trust but Verify.” If this proposal passed, it would require Congress to vote on whether or not the border security goals set forth in the bill are being met.

Most of the time Congress passes laws and goes merrily on its way oblivious to the results achieved – or not achieved – through the laws it passes. Forcing accountability on Congress for the actual results of the legislation it passes into law is a concept truly breathtaking in its ambition.

Senator Cruz’s amendment is equally breathtaking in its ambition: it would clarify federal law to allow states to require proof of citizenship -- not just the present weak “affirmation” -- that the prospective voter is a citizen.

What a novel idea – actually requiring those seeking the rights and benefits of citizenship to prove they are entitled to them.

That “affirmation” provision of the Motor Voter law is a classic example of what we we're talking about in regard to Congress paying no attention to the actual results of legislation it passes. It was a foreseeable result that non-citizens would register to vote – and vote – if all they had to do was “affirm” they were citizens. However, instead of addressing the problem, Democrats and establishment Republicans claim there’s no evidence voter registration fraud is that big a deal.

In introducing these amendments, Cruz and Paul aren’t going to let Capitol Hill’s Republican establishment continue to pretend that they have no responsibility for the results of the legislation they pass. The conservative Senators are going to get their establishment Republican colleagues on record on the issues that matter to Republican primary voters and the bracing thought of primary challenges from limited-government constitutional conservatives just might be what is necessary for the GOP establishment to save itself from itself.

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The real Double layer parallel fencing must be constructed, with rolls of razor wire upon its top. No illegal alien should gain citizenship, until they have achieved their penance at the end of 13 years. No loopholes should escape view, including not one welfare program for illegal aliens and every person must undergo strict medical exams, learn English, and pay fines, pay back taxes and no waivers, as in the1986 amnesty fraud. No employer should escape heavy fines and prison for violating the law in 1986. Every Guest Worker must be fully vetted and investigated for criminal records back home, or they will be rejected unlike what happened in 1986. BUREAUCRAT HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY JANET NAPOLITANO, ERIC HOLDER, JOHN MORTON SHOULD HAVE NO DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY AS LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE TO ADMINISTER THE LAW. CHRIS CRAIN OF THE ICE UNION stated they have no confidence in these egotistical women, because she is not an elected official. Whereas Chris Crain border patrol agents take an oath of office, to defend America’s people and uphold the law. She allowed her supervisors at her discretionary orders to release illegal aliens with odious criminal records back on the streets. The person who is in charge should be an elected official, not another civil servant.

As an addition to enforcement an entry and exit protocol which tracks visitors to our country at airports, shipping and ferry docks and other entrance ways must be mandatory. The Supreme Court should visit the Birthright Citizenship law, because it is giving instant citizenship to every child born of illegal aliens, which in reality should take the parents country of origin. Many other foreign countries have rescinded this law of birthright citizenship including Mexico, as United States law was for the emancipation of slaves, so their descendants could become a citizen. Let lawmakers know you are watching their every move, “A vote for De Facto amnesty means NO VOTE FOR THEM IN THE NEXT ELECTIONS!" We can cripple their phones at toll-free -- 1-888-978-3094-- or you may phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A terminal operator will connect you directly with the Senate office or just about anybody lawmaker in Congress you request. Set up your message on Twitter or Facebook and Social network as the Left is doing the same with their counterproductive ambiguous information. You can contact millions of people on these Social networks, so we can hammer away at these untrustworthy politicians who many become rich by bowing to lobbyists. Read even more facts about illegal immigration at American Patrol website.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) were irate today about the immigration debates, because the Democrat Senators run off even though very important amendments were pending. Both Sessions and Lees were ignored, because the Gang of Eight and all those who approved this bill behind closed doors, with the Unions, Dept of Commerce, meat packers and poultry plants, agriculture, foreign government advisory, radical advocates as La Raza , construction and development companies and all the wealthy special interests deciding the enforcement laws. This G8 are trying to rush this immigration reform bill S.477, which as it is, will never gain a breath inside the House of Representatives, without amendments being voted on? Unless every amendment is voted on, we are head for the same closed door, middle of the night travesty as the ObamaCare insurance nightmare. Both these great Senators are worried that the G8, 4 Democrats and 4 Republicans are going to push for an up and down vote, the losers being the 12 million jobless American workers.

Are you ready to stand with millions of American to abolish the Internal Revenue Service? The movement that began its spiraling of signatures is creating a battle plan to end this insidious agency of the government There is no excuse for the intimidation and abuse of Conservatives, the Tea Party, churches and religious organization. If you were going against the grain of the Obama administration and its subordinates, you could be waiting years for their tax exempt status, only to be faced with several pages of questionnaires with suspicious undertones? There is no exoneration for the Internal Revenue Service and all Americans can make this happen. We have the power of the vote and remove this stigma from our society While citizens and legal permanent residence and even some illegal migrants and immigrants have paid into the system, but its been guaranteed for decades that the tax code has been offering unique privileges in corporate welfare and special interests, including fraudulent payouts of up to $5000 dollars for children of illegal immigrants. Senator Ted Cruz has set up an email address for people to contact if they believe they were besieged by the IRS. That address is: [email protected]. WAIT TELL THE STATEMENT GETS OUT NATIONWIDE? In a rally in Washington Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas said, “the very best solution is we need to abolish the IRS,”


Said a mouthful

Now you're getting a sense of how the native peoples felt. Europeans coming here illegally killing many of them, taking lands, destroying cultures. You have enriched yourselves with stolen lands and slaves. Now you want legal immigration. Ever heard of KARMA well let me tell you what's happening now may just be you're having to pay for the crimes you have committed ( your ancestors ). I believe it's KARMA at work balancing it's nature. Why is it you so conveniently neglect the fact the southwest lands are stolen booty. Now, don't give me your crap about how many powers held it so it was free for the taking you FOOLS. Before the Spanish there were the Mexican people always have been. So I say the hell with your fences.

Get Real!

All this talk (discussion) about building a 700 mile fence is pure nonsense. Our borders are clearly defined, we know it and the illegal aliens know it. Why waste billions on a double fence. Encourage the four southern border states to deploy their National Guard troops at appropriate intervals along and some distance, say 500 yards on the American side of the border. String some cheap painted Barbed wire the full length of the border and advise the Mexican government out intention to defend the border as defined in the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo and advise our intention of shooting to kill any illegal border crossers and leave the remains to rot in place. Gruesome but fair and reasonable. The next step is up to Mexico to apprehend those approaching the barbed wire. Illegal aliens are prima facie criminals. Step 2: Round up every illegal alien, no exceptions, and deport them to Mexico for disposition. Step 3. Strip the tax free provisions from the charter of La Raza and declare the organization, "Anti American" and charge Rep. Raul Grijalva with un-American activities.

Idea to solve immigration mess

On Rush Limbaugh's show today a man called in with a VERY...good idea about how to solve the immigration mess, in my opinion. His suggestion was to handle our border like they did at Ellis Island. That way we would have a handle on everyone coming in here, have records, know why they want in etc. He said that the fence doesn't keep them out now altogether so....having an actual legal entry point that everyone HAS to go through or we continue to arrest; or not, in the case of Obama, those jumping the fence or coming in through a tunnel or whatever and send them back; or not, again as in the case of Obama. Anyone trying to go around the point of entry and break our laws by trying to sneak in would be sent back and loose their chance to request entry for 5 years or so as a deterant.
So we could continue with the idea of building a fence the entire length of our border, using technology etc. and have a legal point of entry that everyone can peacefully and legally come to and be processed according to the protocol set up for entry and it would be an organized and structured way to protect the sovereignty of our land.
What do you think, Mr Viguerie? Could this work and would you help me circulate the idea this wise man had - wish I knew his name.


I'm licking my chops waiting for Cruz to come up for reelection. He has done absolutely nothing for the people of TX all he has done is embarrassed us with his antics and has mired himself into issues that are the purview of the President. He quotes Reagan in telling Gorbachev "tear down this wall" yet he doesn't find humiliating and embarrassing nor conflicting with the wall he is in support of building on our southern border.
Cruz is a complete idiot can't wait to have him thrown out of office.


Nikki. Obviously youdid not vote for him and a good chance you're not from Texas. You're just another libtard that got lost and ended up on this site. He is doing exactly what we sent him up to DC to do. As a Tea Party candidate he is kick ass.

Sen. Cruz

Nikki...I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for him to fail. By changing the way things are done in DC as well as standing up for positions that help ALL American voters...then the citizens of TX will also benefit. TX is doing pretty good with out much help from the Feds...actually better. Changing how things are done in DC can only help Texans...certainly won't hurt them. Be careful what you wish for...

I am pleased that Senator Ted

I am pleased that Senator Ted Cruz represents Texas, and I am likewise a strong supporter for Senator Rand Paul. Just wondering why so many first and second generation Mexican Americans in Texas don't want amnesty.


The Republican Party is DEAD... they just haven't been pronounced yet.
If the announced list of candidates in the last 2 presidential elections are the best they could come up with out of 300 million Americans, they don't ever have to worry about retaking the White House and are only one election cycle away from turning total control of the Federal Government over to the Democrats.
No, the GOP Establishment has effectively killed the Republican Party and the Democrats didn't have to lift a finger.
The best thing TRUE Conservatives can do is to pull all of their support, money, candidates and grassroots organizations and MONEY and start a NEW PARTY, free of the history and entanglements of the Republican Party.
Give Conservatives a Party with candidates that still are willing to be a voice for the people they represent.
START NOW and have a Party and candidates in place for the 2016 election...

Another Libtard has spoken.

no othercomments needed.