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Cantor and Obama Policy on Illegal Aliens Causing A Lawlessness Crisis

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President Barack Obama on Monday called the thousands of children being encouraged to cross the US-Mexico border illegally an “urgent humanitarian crisis.”

Obama’s self-made “humanitarian crisis” prompted an immediate call for compromise on immigration from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who told a Virginia TV station, ““I have told the president, there are some things we can work on together… we can work on something like the kids,” he said referring to his proposal to offer some undetermined variety of amnesty to millions of children and youths who entered the country illegally.

We don’t see the present swamping of our southern border as a “humanitarian crisis,” we see it as a crisis in law enforcement, brought on by Obama and Eric Cantor.

As Texas Senator Ted Cruz told Kristin Tate of Breitbart Texas, this "humanitarian crisis" is a "direct consequence" of the Obama Administration's actions and rhetoric surrounding illegal immigration. 

"We need a president who is willing to uphold the law," Cruz said. "On issue after issue the Obama Administration has openly ignored, defied, and unilaterally tried to change the law. With respect to securing the border, the Obama Administration has handcuffed the courageous men and women who serve in Border Patrol. Morale in ICE is at an all-time low because the political operatives leading this Administration are preventing them from doing their job and upholding the law."

He continued, "Just a few months before the last election the president illegally and unconstitutionally granted amnesty to some 800,000 people illegally. If the president wants to change federal immigration laws, the Constitution lays out a way to do so--you go and make your case to Congress and you convince Congress to change the laws...unfortunately for President Obama, following the Constitutional structure is apparently too cumbersome. One of the consequences were seeing on the border is a humanitarian crisis that is a direct consequence of Obama's lawlessness."

Cruz argued that by granting amnesty to such large numbers of illegal immigrants, Obama prompted a "change in behavior." In Cruz's view, the recent spike in illegal immigration can be attributed to such actions by the Administration.

Of course Cruz is right.

As we noted in our article, “Eric Cantor Opened the Illegal Alien Floodgates” it is a basic law of economics and human behavior that people respond positively to incentives. So if you want a lot of response, offer a big incentive. And right now there is no better proof that incentives work than the flood of juvenile illegal aliens flooding our southern border – all in response to the incentive offered by Virginia Republican Congressman Eric Cantor and other supporters of amnesty for these youthful violators of American sovereignty.

According to The Daily Caller voters in Cantor’s Seventh District of Virginia oppose amnesty or legalization of illegal aliens by roughly three to one.

But as Dave Brat, Cantor’s opponent in the June 10 Republican primary observed in a June 8 op-ed for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Cantor “represents large corporations seeking a never-ending supply of cheap foreign labor.”

Cantor “doesn’t care about how this will affect your livelihood, your schools, your tax bills or your kids’ chances of finding a job… [but] I will fight to end crony capitalist programs that benefit the rich and powerful,” said Brat. ”The central policy issue in this race has become Cantor’s absolute determination to pass an amnesty bill… this is not the Republican way to fix our economy and labor markets.”

If there’s a “humanitarian crisis” it is one created by Barack Obama and Eric Cantor through their policy of offering amnesty to youthful illegal aliens and the only way to solve this self-inflicted crisis is to replace Obama and Cantor with elected officials who will stand for the rule of law and American sovereignty.

We urge our friends in Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District to take the first step and vote Dave Brat for Congress in tomorrow’s Republican primary.

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