I know we have been missing-in-action lately here at PTPR, but we are still busy elsewhere. News is hopping around the world on the refugee/asylum front. In fact the issue of illegal immigration has reached such a crisis stage that it is a pivotal one in elections upcoming in Australia, and in Europe the issue of illegal aliens coming across European borders claiming asylum could well blow the already shaky EU alliance to smithereens.
But, I have a couple of posts I urge Tea Partiers to pay attention to here in the US. The first has been all over the news and that is about the faux “asylum-seekers” coming across the Mexican border by the hundreds in recent weeks (in a clearly orchestrated campaign) claiming they want asylum in the US due to a “credible fear of persecution by drug cartels.” Read that story here. There are so many we taxpayers have to put them up in hotels.
Tenth Amendment battle
Then you need to check out this story from Tennessee where the State Legislature has created a special committee to determine where the state is losing its rights to the federal government. Their first order of business this coming week is to address the US State Department’s Refugee Resettlement Program in the state.
In addition to the posts at RRW, there are two important stories on immigration in the last day or so. Remember Obama’s “dreamers,” the illegal alien kids Obama gave amnesty to this time last year? 400,000 from 192 countries have been approved to stay in the US. See the story here.
The RNC’s new motto!
And, this morning a reader sent me an article about how the Republican National Committee is saying ‘git-r-done’ about immigration reform (by this fall).
Here is how the Time story begins:
The Republican National Committee passed a resolution Friday calling on Congress to pass an immigration reform bill by the end of the year—but it stopped well short of the bipartisan compromise passed by the Senate earlier this year, omitting a “path to citizenship” for any class of illegal immigrant.
The resolution calls on Congress to create a special legal status for illegal immigrants brought to America as minors—or “DREAMers,” as immigration activists call them, for the eponymous bill to provide them legal status—which would include a renewable five-year work permit. They would have to provide proof of employment or enrollment to retain the status. [Obama has already legalized the Dreamers by Executive Order! Right!—ed]
For illegal immigrants who came to the United States above the age of 18, under the plan advocated by the RNC they would be eligible for two-year renewable work permits, but no path to citizenship. [And they think this would deter the illegal flow into the US?—ed]
Read on. You can see the whole RNC resolution, here at Time.