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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.


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


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


American Accountability Foundation 


William L. Walton

The Bill Walton Show

Resolute Protector Foundation 


David Bozell




Steve Moore


Committee to Unleash Prosperity 


Allen J. Hébert


American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston 


Christina Murphy, Esq.


The Martin Foundation


 Lourdes Cosio

Campaign for the American Future 


Seton Motley


Less Government 


Richard Wright


R & S LLC 


Melvin Adams


Noah Webster Educational Foundation 


The Honorable Gary L. Bauer


American Values 


Dr. Robert W. Malone


The Malone Institute 


James L. Martin


60 Plus Association 


Judson Phillips


Tea Party Nation 


Dr. Paige Patterson


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


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


American Policy Center 


Suanne Edmiston

State Director, Arizona

State Freedom Caucus Network 


Karen England


Capitol Resource Institute 


Eunie Smith


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


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



Peggy Dau



Joan Holt Lindsey


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


The Lindsey Foundation 


Colonel Dan Foreman

USAF (Ret. ) 


Rebecca Weber

CEO, Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) 


Bob Carlstrom

PresidentAMAC Action 


Lori Roman


ACRU Action Fund 


Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

Senior Legal Fellow

Conservative Partnership Institute 


Thomas E. McClusky


Greenlight Strategies, LLC 


L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center 


David N. Bossie


Citizens United 


Scott T. Parkinson 


The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio 


Terry Schilling


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


Eagle Forum 


Anne Schlafly


Eagle Forum 


Jack Park

Conservative Activist and Donor 


Lee Beaman


Beaman Ventures 


Saulius "Saul" Anuzis


60 Plus Association 


Floyd G. Brown


The Western Journal


Brigitte Gabriel

Chairwoman and CEO

ACT For America 


Darrel W. Johnson


Attic Corporation 


C. Preston Noell III


Tradition, Family, Property, Inc. 


Michael Lunsford

Executive Director

Citizens for a New Louisiana 


Elaine Donnelly


Center for Military Readiness 


Walker Wildmon


AFA Action 


Collin Moseley

State Director, Illinois

State Freedom Caucus Network 


The Honorable Peter J. Thomas


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


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


Rio Grande Foundation 


The Honorable John Bear

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

Caucus Network 


Joseph Gregory


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


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


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,

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.


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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