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NY ICE Rally Against Administrative Amnesty (Today at 7 PM!)

November 20, 2014

This just in, courtesy of Joanna Marzullo, founder of NY ICE: 

As many of you know, Obama is planning on issuing an Executive amnesty later today.  This action is anticipated because the recent mid-term elections were not in his favor.  Obama is showing his hand, and showing he will exceed his rights as President when what he wants goes against the will of the American people he is supposed to represent.

 
The other side, of course, is rejoicing over this and plans to have a celebration while watching Obama’s announcement at SEIU’s Manhattan headquarters.
 
The details for our counter-demonstration can be found below.  I plan on being there, and hope many of you will as well!
 
WHAT:  NY ICE’s Counter Demonstration of Obama’s Planned Announcement of Executive Amnesty 
WHEN:  November 20, 2014 (Thursday) at 7:30pm
WHERE: SEIU at  25 West 18th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) in Manhattan
BRING:  Signs and Cameras

When K Street Comes Calling

November 19, 2014
When K Street Comes Calling

As we pointed out on Monday, one of the few viable options for Republicans seeking to stop this administration’s unlawful, patently unconstitutional expansion of its policy of wholesale amnesty is withholding congressional funding. Of course, what would a sensible proposal for reining in the imperial presidency be without a GOP leader doing his best to thwart it? In this case, that individual is Appropriations Committee chairman Hal Rogers, who is floating an absurd proposal to enact all of the President’s funding requests, including those which would facilitate his latest unlawful quid pro quo for undocumented citizens

 To add insult to injury, it appears that one of the major donors to Mr. Rogers has a huge financial stake in the enactment of any mass amnesty, which would include the printing of scores of work permits. Here’s a link to a page where you can get in touch with Mr. Rogers, in a neighborly fashion, of course, and express any concerns you might have over this unsettling coincidence.

Cutting The Purse Strings

November 17, 2014
Cutting The Purse Strings

The chief, if not the only, means of thwarting President Obama’s post-election mass amnesty consists of defunding mechanisms initiated by Congress. Fortunately, there seems to be a boomlet among House Republicans for this very course, as Numbers USA reports. As some analysts have pointed out, there’s always the possibility that this President will simply use discretionary spending earmarked for another purpose in order to defray the expenses of this latest extraconstitutional gambit. 

Even so, I think it’s incumbent upon immigration patriots to force Obama’s hand on this issue. Let’s stand with Senator Sessions and his colleagues in the House, and demand that this administration acknowledge its contempt for the American public.

Breaking The System

November 15, 2014

 

Looks like the hyperbolic speculations of some of Obama’s most severe critics were not so preposterous after all. The Cloward-Piven strategy proceeds apace.

Going Rogue

November 13, 2014
Going Rogue

The details, however nebulous they may be at the moment, of the President’s imminent evisceration of immigration law have now become public. First reported by Fox News, republished by the New York Times, the scope of his latest Executive amnesty could encompass anywhere between 3 and 7 million illegal aliens, most of whom would be invested with criminal immunity in addition to being given working papers, because as we all know, employment is plentiful. The gall required to so boldly disregard constitutional law-even by an administration well-versed in the exercise-is so shocking that it has already occasioned sarcastic reactions on our favorite social media network. 

Sadly, the actual Republican reaction to the White House’s ongoing decimation of what remain of federal immigration law has been nothing short of anemic, with only Senator Jeff Sessions waging any sort of counterattack against an administration that seems to have no compunction about brazenly breaking the law and cloaking its violations in the garment of open borders sanctimony. Despite the economic and cultural consequences of this disastrous policy of political expedience, he doesn’t seem to have that much support in Congress for substantive resistance. We can only hope that changes in the Congress to come. 

Otherwise, as the inimitable John Derbyshire has been known to lament, we are doomed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing Up To POTUS

November 11, 2014
Standing Up To POTUS

Yesterday’s power grab aimed at the Internet demonstrated yet again that this administration has contempt for the law across the board, not simply on matters of immigration policy. When it will reveal its plans regarding further dismantlement of immigration law is an open question, but the net neutrality gambit demonstrates that Barack Obama has no intention of trimming his sails, i.e. abiding by his oath of office, in the last two years of his second term in office. 

That’s why the decision of Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson to organize a massive gathering of the nation’s sheriffs next month in Washington D.C. is so welcome to those of us who care about preserving what remains of such quaint notions as the separation of powers. Hopefully, as the year draws to a close, we’ll finally have some good news to report from Washington D.C. Namely, a popular political revolt against the abuses of an Executive branch which recognizes no limits to the powers it exercises.

Just Say No

November 9, 2014
Just Say No

The Republican leadership, whomever it happens to be at any given moment, never fails to disappoint Republicans, even those who have become accustomed to watching the GOP work as the eager handmaidens of their ostensible political opponents. That’s why the threats to delay the nomination of Loretta Lynch ring so hollow, and provide no reassurance that there is a genuine opposition party in Washington D.C. What’s more, even if the political maneuvering by Senators Lee and Cruz is sincere-and they are two of the more commendable lawmakers in a legislative body that’s mostly beyond contempt-there’s no guarantee that the rest of the Republican caucus, especially its more loathsome members, would cooperate with their plan. 

There is every reason to believe that a sufficient number of Republican senators will support the nomination of someone just as bad-and most likely just as willing to flout the law she’s charged with enforcing-as the departing Attorney General. That’s why the American people, especially those Americans who are represented by these pusillanimous officials, need to exercise their rights and demand more of the people they entrusted with the most solemn and important of duties. Call them to account, and insist that they join Senator Sessions and his colleagues in refusing to assent to the confirmation of anyone who  supports this President’s lawless, unconstitutional immigration policy.

What You Can Do

NY ICE Rally Against Administrative Amnesty (Today at 7 PM!)

November 20, 2014

This just in, courtesy of Joanna Marzullo, founder of NY ICE: 

As many of you know, Obama is planning on issuing an Executive amnesty later today.  This action is anticipated because the recent mid-term elections were not in his favor.  Obama is showing his hand, and showing he will exceed his rights as President when what he wants goes against the will of the American people he is supposed to represent.

 
The other side, of course, is rejoicing over this and plans to have a celebration while watching Obama’s announcement at SEIU’s Manhattan headquarters.
 
The details for our counter-demonstration can be found below.  I plan on being there, and hope many of you will as well!
 
WHAT:  NY ICE’s Counter Demonstration of Obama’s Planned Announcement of Executive Amnesty 
WHEN:  November 20, 2014 (Thursday) at 7:30pm
WHERE: SEIU at  25 West 18th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) in Manhattan
BRING:  Signs and Cameras

Trek’s Trek (Honoring Brian Terry)

August 30, 2014
Trek’s Trek (Honoring Brian Terry)

 

Kudos to intrepid investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson for bringing attention to a noble cause. As most of you know, the investigation into the death of Agent Brian Terry at the hands of Mexican narco-insurgents has gone nowhere for nearly the past four years, in no small part due to the obstruction of this administration. Even so, the friends and family of Brian have never stopped speaking out on behalf of justice.

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Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

August 20, 2014
Team Emma (Join The Fight Against Childhood Cancer)

Unfortunately, there aren’t many people whose lives haven’t been touched by cancer in one form or another. One of the most heartbreaking forms, as well as one whose research is perhaps the most grossly underfunded, is pediatric cancer. That’s why the need to support those suffering from it is so urgently needed, as in the case of  a beautiful, strong, sweet little girl from Alabama named Emma Grace Mitchell. Read More »

Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

August 14, 2014
Show of Unity (Anti-Terror Rally This Weekend)

With civilization under continuous bombardment, from Nigeria to Iraqi Kurdistan to the kibbutzim in Israel threatened by Iranian-supplied weaponry, it’s time that Americans stood up in opposition to the wave of Islamic terror engulfing the globe. To that end, the indefatigable Pamela Geller will be hosting an AFDI-sponsored rally in support of the Jewish State, as well as the religious minorities facing extermination at the hands of Islamic State barbarians, this Sunday.

You can RSVP at the official Facebook event page!

Citizen Activism (Anti-Amnesty Demonstration This Weekend)

August 1, 2014
Citizen Activism (Anti-Amnesty Demonstration This Weekend)

This weekend will see yet another nationwide event opposing the efforts of the Obama administration to flout our current immigration laws. New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement will be leading that opposition locally. 

Joanna Marzullo, founder of NY ICE, provides details for those of you wishing to attend after the jump. 

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