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Conservative Leaders Urge Grassroots Opposition to the Lankford - Biden – Schumer Open Borders Deal

Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz referred to the secret border deal with Democrats being shepherded through the Senate by Uniparty RINO Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma as “this stinking pile of crap bill.”


Senator Cruz further charged that the emerging Senate border deal may give a green light to letting up to 5,000 migrants per day into the country, and it provides an incentive to millions more people to stream across the border.

 

Now leaders of the conservative movement who are part of the Conservative Action Project, have issued a “Memo for the Movement” urging conservatives at the grassroots to join them in opposing the Lankford - Biden – Schumer open borders bill.

 

The Capitol Switchboard is (202-224-3121), call today and tell your Senators to vote NO on any backdoor amnesty deal masquerading behind military aid for Ukraine and Israel.


Text of the CAP Memo for the Movement follows:

 

Washington, DC


Conservatives are united on a singular fact: President Biden could secure the border if he simply enforced the laws on the books.


With that in mind, we are opposed to any border proposal that does not, above all else, impose policies that will dramatically reduce the flow of illegal immigration, ensure that new and existing laws are enforced, and address the problem of illegal immigrants voting in U.S. elections.


Rather than focusing on these goals, the Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell and Senator James Lankford are currently negotiating a border proposal with Senate Democrats and the Biden White House which accomplishes none of them. Worse, this is occurring while the House is proceeding with the impeachment of Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.


While negotiators continue to withhold legislative language, details that have been leaked suggest that the proposal is deeply insufficient at controlling the historic and unprecedented number of illegal crossings facilitated by the Biden administration. Worse, it appears that the deal would do serious harm to a future president’s ability to enforce order at the border. The proposal in effect codifies Biden's illegal abuses of the system and enshrines programmatic amnesty into law.


Of immediate concern is the fact that the proposal countenances allowing either four or five thousand illegal crossings to take place until expulsion measures kick in – a rate of roughly 150,000 crossings a month, or 1.8 million per year. It is outrageous to even consider acknowledging in law that there are any number of illegal crossings considered tolerable.


Moreover, it is an open question as to whether such a statute would compromise a future president’s ability to enforce emergency measures on less than four or five thousand crossers.


These actions – as well as others being considered – are dramatic changes to existing law and need thorough review. But as it stands, no text has been released, and both Republican and Democratic leaders have made clear that they do not intend to have any committee process on this legislation. Neither will they commit to an open amendment process, or a designated amount of time to allow senators to review the forthcoming legislation before being required to vote.


The reality is that President Biden does not need new authorities to secure the border. He simply has to enforce existing law. President Trump was able to secure the border and drop illegal crossings to historic lows simply by enforcing the laws available to him. It is a fiction that more authority is needed to help President Biden do his job, and it is questionable whether, even with new legal authorities granted to him, Biden would even enforce those laws.


The House has passed H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act of 2023. The bill makes necessary changes to the law to provide for more robust, streamlined enforcement, and critically, has the accountability mechanisms necessary to make sure the law is enforced.


Senate Republicans should stop negotiating against themselves and instead refuse to pass any border policy that is not H.R. 2. They should certainly walk away from a so-called negotiation that enshrines an acceptable number of illegal crossings into law and does nothing to address outstanding problems like the administration’s abuse of parole authority and illegal immigrants voting in federal and state elections. And finally, no conservative should support any proposal without the ability to meaningfully review and amend it.


We urge all conservatives to reject this border proposal and stand united behind the House passed H.R. 2 which will actually secure the border.

 

Signed: (

The Honorable Edwin Meese IIIAttorney GeneralPresident Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

 

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013) 

 

Kevin Roberts, Ph.D.

President

The Heritage Foundation 

 

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc. 

 

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project

and President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute 

 

Jenny Beth Martin

Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund 

 

Chad Connelly

Founder and President

Faith Wins 

 

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985) 

 

Myron Ebell

ChairmanAmerican Lands Council 

 

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

President and CEO

First Liberty Institute 

 

Mike Berry

General Counsel and Director of External Affairs, First Liberty Institute 

 

Wesley Denton

Chief Operating Officer

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI) 

 

Tom Jones

President

American Accountability Foundation 

 

William L. Walton

The Bill Walton Show

Resolute Protector Foundation 

 

David Bozell

President

ForAmerica 

 

Steve Moore

Co-Founder

Committee to Unleash Prosperity 

 

Allen J. Hébert

Chairman

American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston 

 

Christina Murphy, Esq.

President

The Martin Foundation

 

 Lourdes Cosio

Campaign for the American Future 

 

Seton Motley

President

Less Government 

 

Richard Wright

Owner

R & S LLC 

 

Melvin Adams

President

Noah Webster Educational Foundation 

 

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer

President

American Values 

 

Dr. Robert W. Malone

President

The Malone Institute 

 

James L. Martin

Founder/Chairman

60 Plus Association 

 

Judson Phillips

Founder

Tea Party Nation 

 

Dr. Paige Patterson

President

Sandy Creek Foundation 

 

The Honorable Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.

Former Congressman

1st District of Kansas

 

The Honorable Charles J. Cooper

Assistant Attorney General, President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Cooper & Kirk PLLC 

 

Nancy Schulze

National Strategic Advisor

Physicians for Reform 

 

The Honorable Mike Hill

Former Member

Florida State House 

 

Andrew Roth

President

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

Darin Gaub

Co-Founder and National Spokesman

Restore Liberty 

 

The Honorable Blaine J. Wilhour

State Representative, Illinois

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

The Honorable Richard Hayes

State Representative

State of Texas 

 

Evan Newman

State Director, South Carolina

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

Nick Kerin

State Director, Pennsylvania

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

Shea Bradley-Farrell, Ph.D.

President, Counterpoint Institute for Policy, Research and Education 

 

Jessie Rubino

State Director, Wyoming

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

Kellee Hennessy Dickerson

State Representative

Louisiana House of Representatives 

 

The Honorable Josiah Magnuson

State Representative, South Carolina

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

Peter Egan 

 

The Honorable Jordan Pace

State Representative, South Carolina House Freedom Caucus Network 

 

Tom DeWeese

President

American Policy Center 

 

Suanne Edmiston

State Director, Arizona

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

Karen England

President

Capitol Resource Institute 

 

Eunie Smith

President

Eagle Forum of Alabama 

 

Kelly M. Kullberg

General Secretary, American Association of Evangelicals (AAE) 

 

David L. O'Neal

State Representative

South Carolina House of Representatives 

 

Maria Nate

State Director, Idaho

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

Thomas Beach

State Representative

South Carolina House of Representatives 

 

Augusta H. Petrone

Iowa Co-Chair

Reagan-Bush '84 

 

Michelle Easton

President, Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women 

 

The Honorable Joe Whote

State Representative, South Carolina

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

Tim LeFever

Chairman

Capitol Resource Institute 

 

The Honorable RJ May

State Representative

South Carolina House of Representatives 

 

The Honorable Stewart Jones

State Representative

South Carolina House of Representatives 

 

Dr. Karladine Graves

Physician/Activist 

 

Peggy Dau

Co-Founder

 

Joan Holt Lindsey

President

Lindsey Communications 

 

Jacyn Gallagher

State Representative

Idaho House of Representatives 

 

The Honorable Tony Wisniewski

State Representative

Idaho House of Representatives 

 

The Honorable Glenneda Zuiderveld

State Senator, Idaho

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

Kielle Lindsey

President

The Lindsey Foundation 

 

Colonel Dan Foreman

USAF (Ret. ) 

 

Rebecca Weber

CEO, Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) 

 

Bob Carlstrom

PresidentAMAC Action 

 

Lori Roman

President

ACRU Action Fund 

 

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

Senior Legal Fellow

Conservative Partnership Institute 

 

Thomas E. McClusky

Principal

Greenlight Strategies, LLC 

 

L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center 

 

David N. Bossie

President

Citizens United 

 

Scott T. Parkinson 

 

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio 

 

Terry Schilling

President

American Principles Project 

 

Joseph Miller

Executive Director

Citizens for Renewing America 

 

The Honorable Morton C. BlackwellPresident

The Leadership Institute 

 

Rod D. Martin

Founder & CEO

Martin Capital, Inc. 

 

Guillermo J. Aragon

Chief Strategy Officer

Martin Capital, Inc. 

 

Craig Shirley

Presidential Historian, Reagan Biographer & Author, The Search for Reagan 

 

Kristen A. Ullman

President

Eagle Forum 

 

Anne Schlafly

Chairman

Eagle Forum 

 

Jack Park

Conservative Activist and Donor 

 

Lee Beaman

CEO

Beaman Ventures 

 

Saulius "Saul" Anuzis

President

60 Plus Association 

 

Floyd G. Brown

Founder

The Western Journal

 

Brigitte Gabriel

Chairwoman and CEO

ACT For America 

 

Darrel W. Johnson

CEO

Attic Corporation 

 

C. Preston Noell III

President

Tradition, Family, Property, Inc. 

 

Michael Lunsford

Executive Director

Citizens for a New Louisiana 

 

Elaine Donnelly

President

Center for Military Readiness 

 

Walker Wildmon

CEO

AFA Action 

 

Collin Moseley

State Director, Illinois

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

The Honorable Peter J. Thomas

Chairman

The Conservative Caucus 

 

The Honorable George K. Rasley, Jr.

Managing Editor

 

Connie HairState Director, Louisiana

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

The Honorable Rob Harris

State Representative, South Carolina

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

Kay R. Daly

President

Coalition for a Fair Judiciary 

 

The Honorable Tim Jones

Fmr. Speaker, Missouri House of Representatives & State Director, Missouri Freedom Caucus Network 

 

The Honorable Valarie Hodges

State Senator

Louisiana Legislature 

 

The Honorable Kathy Edmonston

State Representative

Louisiana House of Representatives 

 

The Honorable Joe Hamm

State Representative

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 

 

Paul Gessing

President

Rio Grande Foundation 

 

The Honorable John Bear

State Representative, Wyoming House of Representatives & Chairman, Wyoming Freedom

Caucus Network 

 

Joseph Gregory

CEO

Gregory Mgt. Co.

 

The Honorable Dodie Horton

State Representative

Louisiana House of Representatives 

 

Rodney Schamerhorn

State Representative

Louisiana House of Representatives 

 

William P. Mills, III

Member

Council for National Policy 

 

David Kullberg

Executive Director

Christians for A Sound Economy (CASE) 

 

The Honorable Dan Caulkins

State Representative, Illinois

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

Katrina Snyder

Development Specialist, Foundation for American Christian Education 

 

Phillip Tarver

State Representative

Louisiana House of Representatives 

 

The Honorable Jay Galle

State Representative

Louisiana House of Representatives 

 

The Honorable Melissa Oremus

State Representative, South Carolina

State Freedom Caucus Network 

 

Tim Macy

Chairman

Gun Owners of America

 

The Honorable James C. Miller III

Budget Director for President Reagan (1985-1988) 

 

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson

President (2013-2019)

National Religious Broadcasters 

 

The Honorable Dawn Keefer

State Representative

Pennsylvania House of Representatives 

 

William Shaker

CEO, Washington Marketing Group 

 

Robert K. Fischer

Meeting Coordinator

Conservatives of Faith 

 

Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO, TheTruthCentral.com

Corstet, LLC 

 

The Honorable Cindy Carlson

State Senator

Idaho Legislature 

 

The Honorable Scott Herndon

State Senator

Idaho Legislature 

 

The Honorable Allen E. Slagle

State Representative

Wyoming State Legislature 

 

Mike Kingsley

State Representative

Idaho House of Representatives



  • Texas

  • Governor Gregg Abbott

  • Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford

  • Border deal

  • Chuck Schumer

  • Invasion declaration

  • Biden administration

  • Supreme Court

  • Eagle Pass Texas

  • razor wire fencing

  • border patrol agents

  • Rep. Chip Roy

  • nullification

  • U.S. Constitution

  • Article IV, Section 4

  • Texas Constitution

  • H.R. 2

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We need an Article V Convention of the States so badly. Among the many things the convention needs to propose is repealing the 17th Amendment. The states need to take back control of their senators. I trust one of mine, Ted Cruz. I don't trust the other, John Cornyn. The latter is nothing but a shill for Mitch McConnell.

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rosie16
Feb 01

The $enate Repubican$ ju$t don't get it...Actually, I should say, they don't get what the base wants. However, they totally get where their bread is buttered...and it ain't by the voters. The $enate i$ another HOR with a $ix year term in which to make deal$....lot$ and lot$ of deal$...and screw the voters.

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