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Fund The Wall Before Any Other Immigration Legislation

Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have suddenly found the time and energy to pass a quick legislative fix to end the practice of separating parents from children when they cross illegally into the country – but they apparently do not plan to act on any real illegal immigration fixes, such as funding the border wall.

According to reporting by The Washington Examiner's Susan Ferrechio, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, Laura Ingraham illegal kidsR-Texas, is working with other GOP senators on a bill that would allow families who enter the country illegally to remain together at immigration facilities at the border as they await adjudication. The Trump administration has said a court decision requires family separation as adults are prosecuted.

Cornyn's bill would eliminate that requirement, and speed up court hearings for people seeking admission into the country, which can take months.

“The answer to this current situation is a solution that allows us to both enforce the law and keep families together,” Cornyn said Tuesday. “They don't have to be mutually exclusive.”

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., has said he talked to Trump about the idea, and said it could move as quickly as this week.

“It could be an amendment on a spending bill this week. It could be a standalone bill," Cotton said.

Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., told reporters he wants to pass a bill with Democratic support, which is the only way any bill could pass in the Senate.

In the House, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., a close Trump ally, has authored a measure similar to Cornyn’s. The Meadows bill ensures minors who cross the border are not separated from a parent or legal guardian while in the custody of immigration officers. It would also “ensure the safe and expeditious return” of unaccompanied minors to their home countries unless they have a legitimate asylum claim.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said he also plans to introduce a bill that would expedite the review of asylum cases and double the number of immigration judges from 375 to 750 reports Ferrechio.

The rush to make life easier for illegal border-crossers is apparently a higher priority for the Republican establishment’s Capitol Hill “leadership” than fixing our broken immigration enforcement system and stopping illegal border crossing because there is still no commitment on their part to fund the border wall and pass the legislation to implement President Trump’s four pillars of immigration reform.

Indeed, as our friend Rachel Bovard reported in a recent column featured in Real Clear Policy, “Ryan has found a way to take some of the pressure off the DACA question without enacting any substantive reforms.”

Left undone, noted Ms. Bovard, are campaign pledges by President Trump and dozens of House Republicans to defund sanctuary cities, build a wall along the southern border, and strengthen immigration enforcement at the border and throughout the country.

Congress, under the “leadership” of Ryan and McConnell, has foregone key opportunities to act.

In March, Congress passed a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that not only failed to address critical immigration issues, but actually prohibited Trump from building a wall.

Moreover, observed Bovard, the leadership in both the Senate and the House blocked amendments to the legislation, muting efforts by the principled members of their party (and the people they represent) to weigh in on border security, sanctuary cities, and other measures.

Our good friend Laura Ingraham had it right when she said during a segment on her show, "The Ingraham Angle”, "We can't house kids the same way we house adult criminals, obviously, and sadly, you violate our laws, you're running afoul of the U.S. criminal system, and criminals are separated from their children all the time.”

“As long as we have one veteran on a street tonight, we shouldn’t be spending money on illegal immigrants in the United States. I’m sorry. We’ve got to catch them and take them back to their home country," Ingraham concluded.

If the GOP hopes to retain any shred of credibility on immigration, Capitol Hill Republicans need to keep their promises, starting with building the wall on our southern border before passing any bills to make illegal alien detention more like a summer camp than it already is.

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BUILD THAT WALL

We all know that the Democrats are extincting themselves with Abortion on demand freedom, so it's not surprising that they'll oppose common sense illegal immigration policies, as they're hoping for a higher percentage of voters. The bottom line is that Republicans are as opposed to building a wall and keeping out hordes of illegals, as much as the Democrats. Are they all beholden to cheap labor lobbyists who have been gifting them for too long. Make your voices heard, and drain the swamp of these immigration reform obstructors.

The wall

Build the wall! This is the only solution to the problem. Stop spending money on vetting illegals and their kids. Mexico also has a chip in this game. Take care of YOUR people, stop the flow of illegals on your southern borders, and stop the flow of drugs in your country and those that flow through your country. WE are all in this together.

Wrong

Build the wall. Funding is always reversible. We need Trump's pillars + we need compulsory E-verify.

GOP betrayal of voters is not unexpected

The treasonous GOP Establishment that favors amnesty would rather spend another billion every quarter to house, feed, cloth and medicate these "foreign invaders" based on liberal public opinion than send them back home as soon as they are caught. Foreign invaders have absolutely no rights to anything from the American taxpayers except a quick trip back to where they came from. No other decision needs to be made. Build the wall and stop the flow.

Amen!

As always our CHQ readers are on the ball - although we meant the same thing we should have said "build" not "fund."

GOP Establishment betrayal is not unexpected

The treasonous GOP Establishment supports amnesty. These people are NOT immigrants. Immigrants come here legally. These are "foreign invaders" not immigrants by any stretch of the imagination. Foreign invaders have absolutely no rights here except a quick trip back to where they came from as soon as they are caught. The GOP would rather spend a billion each quarter housing, feeding, clothing and medicating these foreign invaders than build the damn wall that would stop the flow of illegals. All of Congress needs to be kicked out. Let the taxpayers that are paying the bills make the decision of what to do with the invaders. Even Mexico that allows them to cross the border does not allow US citizens to cross into Mexico without the proper documentation. We need to do exactly what the Mexicans do.