In a bold and resolute move, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA), House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN) have made their stance crystal clear: the Senate’s feeble attempts at a “border” bill are nothing more than an exercise in futility.
House Republican Leaders Declare Senate Establishment Migration Bill ‘Dead on Arrival’ https://t.co/odlM0dOdxq
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The Republican leaders minced no words in their scathing written statement, vehemently opposing the Senate immigration bill on the grounds of its egregious shortcomings in fortifying our border. They lambasted the bill for its preposterous expansion of work authorizations for illegal aliens, alarming lack of crucial asylum reforms, and outright endorsement of the Biden administration’s reckless ‘catch and release’ policy by allowing illegals to be ‘released from physical custody.’
But wait, there’s more! The bill’s purported ‘shutdown’ authority was promptly debunked as nothing short of a farce, swarming with loopholes that confer an excessive amount of discretionary power to Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who has exhibited a blatant disregard for the law in his unabashed efforts to keep the border wide open.
As if that wasn’t appalling enough, the bill shamelessly fails to curb President Biden’s wanton misuse of parole authority and, brace yourself, allocates taxpayer funds to provide illegal immigrants with luxurious accommodations in hotels through the FEMA Shelter and Services Program. Can you believe it? The nerve!
The Republican leaders made it abundantly clear that they’re not settling for this spineless Senate bill when they reminded everyone of the House’s proactive measure taken nine months ago with the passage of the Secure the Border Act (H.R. 2). The Secure the Border Act, a paragon of sensibility and efficacy, contains the indispensable components to stem the flow of illegals and bring an end to the dire crisis plaguing our nation’s borders. It’s high time the Senate got its act together and took up the mantle of responsibility by swiftly addressing this pressing issue.
With America’s sovereignty hanging in the balance, the Republican leaders left no room for ambiguity in declaring the Senate bill as DOA in the House, urging the U.S. Senate to swiftly reject this flimsy attempt at border security. America, and indeed her sovereignty, can ill-afford such a feeble and ineffectual attempt at addressing this dire issue.