Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Immigration Threatens National Security

Illegal immigration is a big threat to our national security. The U.S. government has failed to control our borders and doesn’t keep track of foreigners who are in the U.S. on visas. Kenneth Palinkas, president of the Citizenship and Immigration Services union, reports that the 9/11 hijackers entered our country legally on visas. He estimates that five million immigrants are overstaying their visas and remain in the United States. There are plenty of ways for immigrants to legally enter our country, such as student visas, asylum, and visa waivers, but there is no system to make sure they leave when their visas expire. You won’t hear supporters of so called “immigration reform” offering solutions to this problem. Instead, they would just legalize foreigners who overstay their visas. That idea had never passed Congress, but President Obama’s executive amnesty will do the same thing.

President Obama has never wanted to enforce our immigration laws. His immigration director admitted, “If you’re a run of the mill immigrant here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero.” You might remember last summer’s surge of illegal immigrants from Central America. 99% of them are still here, and are being resettled at taxpayer’s expense throughout our country. The unlawful executive amnesty announced last November gives five million illegals work permits and government benefits instead of deportation orders. The president announced this giveaway after he admitted on 22 separate occasions that he lacked the power to do that.

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions tells this whole story in his new “Immigration Handbook.” He also provides solutions. Congress should defund Obama’s executive amnesty, pass enforcement bills such as E Verify, crack down on overstays, and block government welfare benefits to illegals. Many Congressmen won in last November’s election because of amnesty’s unpopularity. Now those Congressmen should show the American people that they’re listening.

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