PRESS RELEASE: Tea Party Immigration Coalition
Monday, 22 August 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 20, 2011
The Tea Party Immigration Coalition Responds to the Obama Administration Amnesty of Illegal Aliens
Thursday, August 18th the Obama Administration announced on the White House Blog that “Under the President’s direction…” The Department of Homeland Security would suspend deportation proceedings against illegal aliens and, “There are more than 10 million people who are in the U.S. illegally; it’s clear that we can’t deport such a large number.”
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer called the plan, “A backdoor amnesty.”
Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee issue a press release declaring, “This new non-enforcement policy announced by the Obama Administration Thursday is a blatant attempt to grant amnesty to potentially millions of illegal aliens in this country.”
“This is an amnesty for illegal aliens,” concurred John Stahl, Chairman of the Tea Party Immigration Coalition. “It is an amnesty and a surrender of sovereignty, as they have made it clear they don’t intend to deport illegal aliens.”
A Rassmussen Telephone poll of 1,000 likely voters conducted two days before the White House announcement reports that voters put border control ahead of amnesty by a 2-1 margin, 61% to 31%.
“With so many Americans opposing amnesty,” Stahl said, “One wonders if this isn’t an attempt to manufacture illegal alien voters for next year’s election. Or, could this amnesty be a payoff to the Mexican government who is understandably furious about the Department of Justice shipping thousands of weapons to drug cartel killers in Mexico?
“This non-enforcement policy should be investigated by Congress who should make this their first priority when they return in September. Because, if this is allowed to stand, King Obama will be able to rule, not by law, but by decree. We are asking constitutional experts to determine if this is an impeachable offense. We are also calling on Tea Party members and all patriotic Americans to flood the offices of congress with phone calls denouncing this amnesty that will gravely harm America and Americans.”