John Cornyn, Democrat Henry Cuellar introduce bill to speed up deportations of illegal immigrant children

posted at 4:01 pm on July 14, 2014 by Allahpundit

Cuellar’s the guy who dumped on Obama last week for somehow finding time to shoot pool over beers with John Hickenlooper in Colorado but not to head down to the border and see for himself what the BP’s dealing with. Here’s his attempt at bipartisan compromise with Cornyn. On one side, border hawks want Central American kids who’ve just arrived from Mexico immediately put on planes and sent home. On the other side, immigration activists want loads and loads of “due process” for each kid, replete with drawn-out deportation hearings, knowing that the slower the system moves, the more kids will evade it entirely and have de facto amnesty in the U.S. (For a vivid illustration, read this and note the line “Hope you enjoy the summer.”)

The Cornyn/Cuellar compromise: Give each kid a very accelerated hearing.

The legislation would rewrite the law to allow Central American minors be treated like those from Mexico and Canada, who can be deported more quickly. Under the plan, unaccompanied minors from any country would be able to have an immigration court hearing within seven days of their processing by Health and Human Services, and an immigration judge would be required to rule within three more days on whether the child would be allowed to stay or be deported.

The bill authorizes 40 new immigration judges to help process the cases…

The Cornyn-Cuellar bill does not strip all the protections in the 2008 law, which mandates that the Border Patrol turn over children from Central America to Health and Human Services within 72 hours of apprehension until they face immigration court proceedings. The new legislation would maintain that provision.

If the bill passes and the system moves efficiently (giggle), each kid could be here and back home within two weeks. According to official figures, roughly 52,000 kids have been taken into federal custody since last October. That’s nearly 200 a day; divvying up those cases among 40 immigration judges should, it seems, be manageable, but that assumes that the rate of immigration won’t increase. Will it? Also, I’m intrigued that Cuellar is so eager to take a prominent role in tougher enforcement. Granted, he’s from Texas, but his district leans slightly Democratic and is overwhelmingly Latino. Even in a blue border area with a heavy minority population, better enforcement is good politics these days.

But what about nationally? Are Democrats on board with expedited deportation? Keli Goff hopes they are:

[N]ow with the current child border crisis, those who were moved by Vargas’s story, and subsequently softened their position on illegal immigration in good faith, are being asked to bend further by welcoming thousands of more illegal immigrants. And these immigrants will not be able to contribute to the economy as Vargas has, and may already be costing taxpayers close to two billion dollars.

I have already heard from some who have shifted their position on Dreamers thanks to Vargas. But these people are still outraged that they, and their states, are being asked to take responsibility for the thousands of children who have flooded U.S. borders in recent months. The message I have heard can best be summarized in one word: “Enough.”

If progressives really care about seeing comprehensive immigration reform become a reality anytime soon then they need to support President Obama’s plans to deport these immigrant children. If they don’t, then the public is unlikely to continue standing with them in the immigration fight.

My impression is that Democrats are, by and large, open to sending the kids from Central America home more expeditiously. Obama hasn’t ruled it out, and Dems like Cuellar obviously feel comfortable speaking up. But … why? Conn Carroll makes an excellent point:

Why exactly does Obama think a kid from El Salvador who got here yesterday should be loaded onto a plane and sent packing but one who got here five years ago should be free to stay under his DACA amnesty for DREAMers in 2012? To put that another way, is there any distinction that can be drawn here that doesn’t boil down to political expedience? Sure seems like Democrats were happy to have illegals come, even in huge numbers (remember, Rick Perry was warning about an uptick among illegal immigrant children as far back as two years ago), as long as they weren’t coming in numbers so huge that the public began paying attention. The more the public pays attention, the riskier the politics of immigration reform become. And the riskier those politics become, the more painful things are for Democrats, who are caught between vocal left-wing amnesty shills on the one hand and blue-collar Democrats worried about their wages on the other. If you want to pull off a mass amnesty, especially an amnesty by executive order, it would help a lot for the public to go to sleep. They’re awake now, for awhile, so border security suddenly matters. For awhile.


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Attach this, funding for the fence, funding for 20,000 more border patrol agents to Obama’s funding request and tell him to take it or leave it.

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 4:07 PM

HAHA…the traitor jihady has a pen and a phone …beat that !

burrata on July 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Don’t be fooled, Cornyn is MEGA pro-amnesty. Don’t let this dog & pony show fool you.

I voted against Cornyn in our primary here. Cornyn only got 59% of the vote despite running against token opposition that didn’t even run campaigns. That means 4 out of 10 Republicans in Texas don’t like him.

He also donated major to Thad Cochran. I called Cornyn’s office about those major donations and how he shouldn’t meddle in another state’s primary, and the rude aide on the phone told me “Senator Cornyn is doing what he can to get the GOP a senate majority, he is supporting the right candidates to help the GOP win the senate, etc.” and other b.s., when I told her that McDaniel would easily win in Mississippi she said “He is too extreme and would hurt the GOP nationally if he won, Cochran is best for the long run”. I told her I will be voting for David Alameel, the democrat, in November and hung up on her.

tcufrog on July 14, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Grijalva: Democrats Getting Worried About Obama’s Executive Orders on Immigration

House Democrats are starting to worry that the crisis of unaccompanied children coming to the border will turn President Obama’s planned executive orders pertaining to immigration into a political liability heading into the midterm elections, according to one of the leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

“You can sense already, even among my Democratic colleagues, a kind of — ‘this issue is a little too complicated, too risky, let’s go small,’” Representative Raúl Grijalva (D., Ariz.) said on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers. “Politically, they’re tied together and the children at the border and his executive orders are going to get tied together.”

Grijalva said that the United States needs to invest in Central American countries to mitigate the desire by Central Americans to leave their homes.

“Nation-building is such an open concept, but I think real investment in the development of those countries, real investment by the [United Nations] and a third party in a judicial system that works and a security system that isn’t bought out — those are long term issues, but those are the root causes,” he said.

Resist We Much on July 14, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The bill authorizes 40 new immigration judges to help process the cases…The Cornyn-Cuellar bill does not strip all the protections in the 2008 law,

The only real changes will be more judges, more lawyers and quicker processing of legalization under the juvenile tracking and refugee statutes of immigration law. You’ve been warned.

Wigglesworth on July 14, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Deportation isn’t gonna happen. Mexico and Guatemala signed a deal to make sure the one way turnstiles at the border keep working. Somewhere in that deal is Obumbles approval.

hawkeye54 on July 14, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Libs/proggies: Uh-oh, even the shills on MSNBC are frowning when they talk about this. Time to lay low…

Does anyone else hate the word ‘optics’ as used in politics? I know I do.

Marcola on July 14, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Heard on the radio yesterday that something like 90% of these kids have already been miraculously reunited with “family members” in America.

Of course we’ll obviously need to let the children’s parents come join them. ..and it would just be pure evil not to let them have aunts, uncles and cousins.

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on July 14, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Does anyone else hate the word ‘optics’ as used in politics? I know I do.

Marcola on July 14, 2014 at 4:13 PM

There are quite a number of high falutin’ words that become popular to repeat in press and politics that are a turn off to me when more simple terms can be used.

hawkeye54 on July 14, 2014 at 4:17 PM

The more the public pays attention, the riskier the politics of immigration reform become. And the riskier those politics become, the more painful things are for Democrats, who are caught between vocal left-wing amnesty shills on the one hand and blue-collar Democrats worried about their wages on the other.

I do not believe these DEMs are worried. I believe they have finally been given permission to act as if they are worried.

This acting will continue right up to election day.

The GOP leadership could call their bluff, except, I believe the GOP leadership also wants this to continue.

The important thing is to get face time showing you are mad, and then pray we get hundreds of thousands of ‘teens’ in who will be voting age by the next Presidential election. They will be bussed to driver license friendly states, and they already know if they vote for a DEM prez, they will not be deported

If this bill got passed, Obama would not sign it. They would have to have an override vote of 2/3 in each chamber, and we could not count on newly elected GOP from the coming election – see Thad Cochran’s amyloid plaque.

I think they are all in a crap shoot going for the big one

entagor on July 14, 2014 at 4:18 PM

They’re awake now, for awhile, so border security suddenly matters. For awhile.

They’ll be even more awake a month or so from now, when all these little darlings start showing up in their public school systems, and their local governments start talking about how they’re going to have to raise property taxes to pay for all the new ESL and remedial teachers/additional classrooms/”free” lunches, books, supplies, etc., needed for all the poor new illegal alien students.

They may wake up even more when their state governments start talking about how they need to raise income and/or sales taxes to pay for all the new police, prosecutors, public defenders, courtrooms, jails, guards, prisons, etc., that are needed to deal with all the new illegal alien criminals and gang-bangers now taking up residence in their neighborhoods, and also for all the new welfare and Medicaid recipients that state will have on its rolls.

Welcome to what we in AZ been dealing with for decades now. Oh, and get ready to hear Obama and Holder and their media accomplices disparage you as raaaaacists and xenophobes and nativists if you dare to complain.

AZCoyote on July 14, 2014 at 4:18 PM

juvenile tracking

I meant “juvenile trafficking”

Wigglesworth on July 14, 2014 at 4:19 PM

The Cornyn-Cuellar bill

What do smart phones have to do with this issue?

LIVs reaction

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Of course we’ll obviously need to let the children’s parents come join them. ..and it would just be pure evil not to let them have aunts, uncles and cousins.

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on July 14, 2014 at 4:14 PM

No matter how distantly related. I see how this works. All these refugees need themselves some good old USA asylum with all the perks and advantages paid for by we citizens who must learn to accommodate our new neighbors to be. Any of you with a spare room or two that each can house a family of ten?

/SNARK

hawkeye54 on July 14, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Conn Carroll @conncarroll

by what evil logic would we deport those illegally entering the country today, but let those who entered earlier stay

Exactly. So be consistent; deport them ALL.

Midas on July 14, 2014 at 4:22 PM

This bill sounds like a good idea. It will easily pass the House but will die in Scumbag Reid’s pocket.

rmkdbq on July 14, 2014 at 4:23 PM

This is another one of Bozo’s miscalculations. Democrats are probably sweating it, even in blue states.

Red Creek on July 14, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Democratic governor who played pool with Obama REFUSES White House request to host illegal immigrant children

Oh my!!!

‘Our citizens already feel burdened by all kinds of challenges. They don’t want to see another burden come into their state,’ said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat. ‘However we deal with the humanitarian aspects of this, we’ve got to do it in the most cost-effective way possible.’

Resist We Much on July 14, 2014 at 4:23 PM

The only real changes will be more judges, more lawyers and quicker processing of legalization under the juvenile tracking and refugee statutes of immigration law. You’ve been warned.

Wigglesworth on July 14, 2014 at 4:12 PM

I meant “juvenile trafficking”

Wigglesworth on July 14, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Yeah, sure ya did. You’re probably going to blame your Freudian slip on autocorrect. :0

Whatever you meant, the reality is that the administration is hiding these invaders in every community in America as quickly as they can.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Happy Bastille Day to all at Hot Air!

katy the mean old lady on July 14, 2014 at 4:24 PM

If the bill passes and the system moves efficiently (giggle), each kid could be here and back home within two weeks.

A sane nation would have them deported within 24 hours. Scratch that…a sane nation wouldn’t let them in to begin with. The idea that we allow them to come illegally and then allow them to make a case for being allowed to stay is the height of absurdity. That’s akin to allowing someone to argue they should be allowed to keep the money after being allowed to walk into the back of an armored car carrying bank deposits.

xblade on July 14, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Also, I’m intrigued that Cuellar is so eager to take a prominent role in tougher enforcement. Granted, he’s from Texas, but his district leans slightly Democratic and is overwhelmingly Latino.

From my limited experience, Legal Latino’s do not vote lock step with the Dems like most everyone thinks.

Johnnyreb on July 14, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Oh, and Cornyn aligning with a Democrat simply means more of the same – don’t trust Cornyn, period.

Midas on July 14, 2014 at 4:25 PM

‘Our citizens already feel burdened by all kinds of challenges. They don’t want to see another burden come into their state,’ said Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat. ‘However we deal with the humanitarian aspects of this, we’ve got to do it in the most cost-effective way possible.’

Resist We Much on July 14, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Hickenpooper is a dead politician walking after ramming through gun control and he knows it.

ConstantineXI on July 14, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Black residents of Chicago slam Obama over preferential treatment for illegals…

‘Will go down as worst president’…

PAPER: Dems’ immigration push aliening white working class… DEAD CHILDREN WASH UP ON BANKS OF RIO GRANDE…

‘BORDER CONTROL’ AGENT: DISEASES COMING IN WE HAVEN’T SEEN IN DECADES…

Leaked Data Shows 10-Fold Increase In Obama’s Asylum Approvals…

27,000 illegals found in non-border county…

FLASHBACK: AZ Rancher Warned: ‘They’re Coming to Your Town’…

Korans, prayer rugs, Urdu dictionary found along border…

Migrants cross through designated ‘environmental areas’ to avoid capture…

– Drudge

Wake up blacks and other legal minorities, the middle class and all taxpayers. Your own ‘representatives’ sell you down the river.

Cantorize every one of them.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Here’s a thought.

Why don’t we move the border to south side of the river, plus another 100 yards?

Then arrest anyone found in or having crossed the river and charge them an environmental crime, under one of the thousands of EPA regs that must cover unwashed folks in a navigable waterway.

BobMbx on July 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Happy Bastille Day to all at Hot Air!

katy the mean old lady on July 14, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Sorry, I don’t do French stuff. Or Belgian since that’s pretty much the same thing. Our national shame includes losing to Belgium in the World Cup this year.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Cuellar knows that this wave of children from Central America is screwing up the amnesty push for Mexican illegal immigrants.

MichaelGabriel on July 14, 2014 at 4:29 PM

He’ll ignore it.

Or rewrite it with his pen and phone to suit himself.

Deportation isn’t gonna happen. Mexico and Guatemala signed a deal to make sure the one way turnstiles at the border keep working. Somewhere in that deal is Obumbles approval.

hawkeye54 on July 14, 2014 at 4:13 PM

And money from Gates, Buffett, Zuckerberg, and Dr Evil.

Enough to sink several aircraft carriers.

formwiz on July 14, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Deportation isn’t gonna happen. Mexico and Guatemala signed a deal to make sure the one way turnstiles at the border keep working. Somewhere in that deal is Obumbles approval.

hawkeye54 on July 14, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Yeah, I’m thinking that deal didn’t happen with the express approval of the O admin.

Midas on July 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

The more the public pays attention, the riskier the politics of immigration reform become. And the riskier those politics become, the more painful things are for Democrats, who are caught between vocal left-wing amnesty shills on the one hand and blue-collar Democrats worried about their wages on the other. If you want to pull off a mass amnesty, especially an amnesty by executive order, it would help a lot for the public to go to sleep. They’re awake now, for awhile, so border security suddenly matters. For awhile.

The obamas go to Martha’s Vineyard for 2 weeks and Drudge will expose the slave-labor and child-abuse obama trafficking.

This ain’t going away any time soon and Nov. is right around the corner.

Cantorize all the traitors, from the left to the right.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Conn Carroll @conncarroll

by what evil logic would we deport those illegally entering the country today, but let those who entered earlier stay

Conn-man Carroll is tipping the liberal hand.

1. Ignore millions of illegals for years

2. Argue for amnesty, since “they’ve been here for years”

3. Argue it would be inconsistent to treat “old” and “new” illegals any different

4. 20,000,000 new Democrats….with ?? millions to follow

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on July 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Most of the kids who cross now join their illegal relatives in the USA, who also pay for their ride up North.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Here’s a thought.

Why don’t we move the border to south side of the river, plus another 100 yards?

Then arrest anyone found in or having crossed the river and charge them an environmental crime, under one of the thousands of EPA regs that must cover unwashed folks in a navigable waterway.

BobMbx on July 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM

How about setting up the border once enjoyed by East Germany. Except that instead of keeping the citizens in, we keep the filthy disease-ridden criminals out. German shepherds optional but I really wouldn’t consider getting rid of the land mines and guard towers.

And BTW for those pansies calling this a humanitarian issue, these filthy invaders are currently being farmed out to every part of the nation with diseases long since unseen in the US. This is going to be a public health crisis. They quarantined the sick at Ellis Island.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:32 PM

A series of ‘drum-head’ courts spread along the border from Brownsville to Imperial Beach would be more appropriate, run in the same manner as a night/weekend arraignment court.

Another Drew on July 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Incredible that at least one Democrat is on board with this. Shows how angry people are. Not just conservatives.

cat_owner on July 14, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Our national shame includes losing to Belgium in the World Cup this year.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM

You have GOT to be sh!tting me. Soccer?

katy the mean old lady on July 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

” … speed up deportations of illegal immigrant children …”

How can you “speed up” something that’s not happening in the first place?

Why would obama want to deport his illegal “children”, after he’s gone to so much trouble to import them?

Pork-Chop on July 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

A series of ‘drum-head’ courts spread along the border from Brownsville to Imperial Beach would be more appropriate, run in the same manner as a night/weekend arraignment court.

Another Drew on July 14, 2014 at 4:35 PM

I could only go along with that if the coyotes who are conducting these filthy invaders in are tried by the same courts with an automatic sentence of firing squad if found guilty.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

John Cornyn, Democrat Henry Cuellar introduce bill to speed up deportations of illegal immigrant children

RACISTS!

GarandFan on July 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

So, given the fact that Obama’s goons in DHS and ICE have been spiriting away and spreading around the kids and teens ALL OVER THE NATION, as fast as they can, tell me exactly how ICE is going to FIND them again in order to deport them? Hmmm?

SEAL THE BORDER ENTIRELY, NOW!

Meople on July 14, 2014 at 4:40 PM

You have GOT to be sh!tting me. Soccer?

katy the mean old lady on July 14, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Hey! It’s not a real sport but we keep driving in people who care about it. /

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:40 PM

So they pass a new law. Big deal.

They already told Obama he is free to do whatever he wants because impeachment is off the table. Laws mean nothing.

huckleberryfriend on July 14, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Hey! It’s not a real sport but we keep driving in people who care about it. /

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:40 PM

I’ll stick with celebrating overthrowing the Bourbons. Much more exciting, what with guillotines and all.

katy the mean old lady on July 14, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Reid and Obummer will block it

jake49 on July 14, 2014 at 4:46 PM

And money from Gates, Buffett, Zuckerberg, and Dr Evil.

Enough to sink several aircraft carriers.

formwiz on July 14, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Because for some, there is never enough of cheaper labor and more labor competition works to keep employee costs lower and corporate and personal profits higher, and for others never a better way to economically take our nation down for fun and profit.

hawkeye54 on July 14, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Typical fear-mongering at HA. Other than some random TB cases, most of the diseases being carried by these new Americans are limited to things such as scabies. Oh no!!! We’re all scared of tiny mites!

The little mostly harmless critters burrow into your skin, so most of the time you can’t even see them. If you never touch one of these people and you don’t know any border agents, your chances of getting them anytime soon is actually pretty small.

Frank Lib on July 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

I was born in El Paso, then spent high school in S Texas (The Valley), and the majority of the Latin-Americans there are more anti-illegal than any other demographic I am aware of. At least, they were in the ’80s. Mojado was a major insult.

A LOT of the families in S Texas have been there since the 1800s. Why would they want a bunch of Mexicans and/or Central Americans swamping them any more than any other American?

Texastoast on July 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

‘…most of the diseases being carried by these new Americans are limited …’

Frank Lib on July 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

They are not ‘new’ Americans. They are here illegally and will never become ‘Americans’ unless and until they become citizens.

And, please, don’t even attempt to play the ‘anti-immigrant’, ‘nativist’, ‘bigot’, ‘xenophobe’, etc, card with me.

I CAME HERE LEGALLY AND DID NOT BECOME AN ‘AMERICAN’ UNTIL YEARS – AND LOTS OF TIME, ENERGY, AND MONEY – LATER.

You have absolutely no idea how offended people like me are when others – like you and Paul Ryan – call illegal immigrants ‘Americans.’ They are no such thing.

Resist We Much on July 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM

A LOT of the families in S Texas have been there since the 1800s. Why would they want a bunch of Mexicans and/or Central Americans swamping them any more than any other American?

Texastoast on July 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Same goes for the Pueblos in northern New Mexico.

They do not want the illegals coming into their communities.

MichaelGabriel on July 14, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Under the plan, unaccompanied minors from any country would be able to have an immigration court hearing within seven days of their processing by Health and Human Services, and an immigration judge would be required to rule within three more days on whether the child would be allowed to stay or be deported.

So, they could be ruled as refugees and allowed to stay? And this bill speeds up the process?

And this is bipartisan????

lineholder on July 14, 2014 at 4:55 PM

Typical fear-mongering at HA. Other than some random TB cases, most of the diseases being carried by these new Americans illegal aliens (see the US statute)

are limited to things such as scabies. Oh no!!! We’re all scared of tiny mites!

The little mostly harmless critters burrow into your skin, so most of the time you can’t even see them. If you never touch one of these people and you don’t know any border agents, your chances of getting them anytime soon is actually pretty small.

Frank Lib on July 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

I hope you get Guinea worms, over and over, you dummy. All the world’s major plagues were caused by mass migrations. Your head, however, will go to ISIS. They come through the open Southern border too, being way more intelligent than you are.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Oh please! By the time they get this passed, the kids will be long gone. That’s why Obama is moving so fast on the transpo. And all the judges will be leftists.

Then Cuellar came blame Obama, as Cornyn will. Win-win for them.

PattyJ on July 14, 2014 at 4:56 PM

Cornyn and Cueller can go to obama’s Hell, pronto.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:57 PM

A headline post is titled: How liberal love for the “border kids” could sink immigration reform. My commment:

That’s a central fear of a lot of people, independents, and Democrats, and blacks etc. That our country’s border is going to be taken down completely, as it almost is now, and that the “barbarians” will just move in at will, and takeover. Seriously, it’s not far from that now. Do you think the people are going to want amnesty, when that would only encourage an accentuation of the surge across the border? No. And any Republican now that continues to make noises in favor amnesty needs to be summarily removed from office, or from his place of punditry. And that includes Boehner: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2014/04/25/boehner_mocks_conservative_colleagues_on_immigration.html

anotherJoe on July 14, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Frank Lib on July 14, 2014 at 4:47 PM

No one knows how many cases we have for certain, or what kind of cases, because DHHS has a gag order on medical personnel. But we do know that beyond scabies and lice, there is TB, STDs, and Hand-Foot-and-Mouth disease.

lineholder on July 14, 2014 at 4:58 PM

HAHA…the traitor jihady has a pen and a phone …beat that !

burrata on July 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

“But, it’s the 2008 Feinsteing/GWB law” — obama, the Eunuch in Chief

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Feinstein/GWB, forever, because obama has no balls but plays pool and golf all day.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 4:59 PM

tcufrog on July 14, 2014 at 4:09 PM

You should have told her that McDaniel was no more extreme then Ted Cruz and that if she thought that Cruz and McDaniel as well as the thousands of everyday Republicans who supported them in their respective primaries were “racist” then mayhaps the GOP no longer desires their support.

But seriously next time name drop Cruz, who’s actively calling for an investigation into the Primary tactics.

I betcha it really irritates Cornyn staffers when constituents reference the “junior Senator from Texas”

MWC_RS on July 14, 2014 at 4:59 PM

You swine, from the left to the right, I hope you all get this too.

Border Patrol Agent Hospitalized with Pneumonia Caught from an Illegal Immigrant, Expected to Have Lifelong Complications

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM

And any Republican now that continues to make noises in favor amnesty needs to be summarily removed from office

anotherJoe, I coined a term; they all need to be cantorized in Nov.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Oh, and Cornyn aligning with a Democrat simply means more of the same – don’t trust Cornyn, period.

Midas on July 14, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Amen!

tomshup on July 14, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Sorry, I don’t do French stuff. Or Belgian since that’s pretty much the same thing. Our national shame includes losing to Belgium in the World Cup this year.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Don’t forget we also lost to France, Belgium AND Luxembourg in the
Lace Handkerchief Making, Crochet and Tatting Finals

I don’t know how we can live with ourselves.

Dolce Far Niente on July 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM

I’ll stick with celebrating overthrowing the Bourbons. Much more exciting, what with guillotines and all.

katy the mean old lady on July 14, 2014 at 4:44 PM

I was in a Bourbon palace in Naples last month. They were not modest folk.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Don’t forget we also lost to France, Belgium AND Luxembourg in the
Lace Handkerchief Making, Crochet and Tatting Finals

I don’t know how we can live with ourselves.

Dolce Far Niente on July 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM

We can only regroup and move forward.

Mandatory tatting classes in pre-K would be a good start for growing future generations. The older children might still be part of the team by introducing knitting and paying attention to those more adept with smaller needles.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 5:12 PM

I was in a Bourbon palace in Naples last month. They were not modest folk.

Happy Nomad on July 14, 2014 at 5:08 PM

I envy you. Naples is still on my bucket list.
That Marie was a snappy dresser, but waay too much cleavage.

katy the mean old lady on July 14, 2014 at 5:13 PM

anotherJoe, I coined a term; they all need to be cantorized in Nov.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Excellent. And I see you removed the capitalization. Instead of Cantorized it’s cantorized. I think that happens as a term gains greater popularity. We need to cantorize Boehner.

anotherJoe on July 14, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Scroll down a little, to see the wicked witch of the west wing.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 5:14 PM

anotherJoe on July 14, 2014 at 5:13 PM

At first I thought that by removing the capital letter people wouldn’t know what I meant. Don’t want to catheterize them :)

I want them contorized, with NO exceptions, all the traitors of the Land of Men.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 5:15 PM

You swine, from the left to the right, I hope you all get this too.

Border Patrol Agent Hospitalized with Pneumonia Caught from an Illegal Immigrant, Expected to Have Lifelong Complications
Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Yep, as I used to work in an ICE detention facility as a custody officer, I can tell you, these officers coming in contact with the illegals, we have not even begun to hear about the health conditions they will be contracting from them.

I have had a chronic condition ever since I caught something from my time working there.

Some of these officers will never be the same, health-wise.

Meople on July 14, 2014 at 5:16 PM

cantorized, not contorized.

Help spread the word.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Meople on July 14, 2014 at 5:16 PM

To be certain, you have my utmost sympathy. I only want all the traitors to get something bad, and all the Utopian creeps of the land.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 5:18 PM

You swine, from the left to the right, I hope you all get this too.

Border Patrol Agent Hospitalized with Pneumonia Caught from an Illegal Immigrant, Expected to Have Lifelong Complications
Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM

And all because of Obama’s B.S. political agenda. He should be locked up for the rest of his miserable life.

Meople on July 14, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Meople on July 14, 2014 at 5:16 PM

To be certain, you have my utmost sympathy. I only want all the traitors to get something bad, and all the Utopian creeps of the land.

Schadenfreude on July 14, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Indeed, I appreciate that. I’m right there with you. This is truly despicable.

Meople on July 14, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Happy Bastille Day to all at Hot Air!

katy the mean old lady on July 14, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Same to you, Katy. When will ours be?

crankyoldlady on July 14, 2014 at 5:24 PM

John Cornyn and Henry Cuellar Propose “Compromise” that Democrats can ignore like they ignore THE LAW

DANEgerus on July 14, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Poor Cantor. he’ll go down in history as a new word. Like Dr. Mudd.

crankyoldlady on July 14, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Of course we can’t trust any of these people but we should be on board with anybody who does the right thing. That doesn’t mean we should vote for them.

crankyoldlady on July 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Resist We Much on July 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM

That’s Bishop. Frank Lib is his sock.

cptacek on July 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Same to you, Katy. When will ours be?

crankyoldlady on July 14, 2014 at 5:24 PM

What are you doing Thursday?

katy the mean old lady on July 14, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Deportation isn’t gonna happen.
hawkeye54 on July 14, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Yes it will. there is a sh1tstorm of major proportions brewing.

8 weight on July 14, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Why exactly does Obama think a kid from El Salvador who got here yesterday should be loaded onto a plane and sent packing but one who got here five years ago should be free to stay under his DACA amnesty for DREAMers in 2012?

It is just a matter of prioritization….

1) Start with rapid deportations of the ILLEGAL Invaders who are currently in the Detention Centers near the border, since it is easiest to process them while they are in custody.

2) Announce at the Detention Centers that anybody who is deported will not be allowed to enter the U.S.A. for any reason for X number of years.

3) Provide an incentive for people at the Detention Centers to volunteer to be sent back to their home county without waiting for an immigration hearing — Incentive would be spending less time in what should become increasingly uncomfortable Detention Centers when they know they are going to be deported soon anyway and not having a deportation on their permanent record so they would maintain their ability to enter the U.S.A. LEGALLLY in the future.

4) Announce every day publically and at the Detention Centers how many people were deported on the previous day…to remind the ILLEGALS of why they should volunteer to be sent back home sooner rather than later.

5) Issue automatic deportation orders for any ILLEGAL who was previously released but did not return at the appointed time for their immigration hearing.

6) Any “sponsors” or family members who are in the U.S. ILLEGALLY and recently accepted responsibility for an “unaccompanied ILLEGAL minor” who does not return at the appointed time for their immigration hearing should be subject to rapid deportation as soon as they are located.

7) Once the current crop of recent ILLEGAL Invaders is deported, start deportation proceedings for ILLEGALS who have been in the U.S. for longer periods of time.

In the meantime,

Every Governor, Mayor, state and local legislator, Police Officer should be doing everything they can to encourage ILLEGALs in their cities/states to return to their country of origin.

1) End Sanctuary City Policies

2) End in-state tuition for ILLEGALs

3) Audit businesses who are suspected of hiring ILLEGALs

4) Maximum enforcement of drug laws

5) Conduct all official city/state business in English

6) Calculate and publicize the cost of education, healthcare, welfare benefits etc for ILLEGALS in their local areas.

7) Detain and turn over to ICE any ILLEGAL who is found in their local areas.

Any other suggestions?

wren on July 14, 2014 at 5:47 PM

…they’re hiding them and losing them…so you can’t deport them!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 14, 2014 at 6:29 PM

Any other suggestions?

wren on July 14, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Add extremely painful penalties for people convicted of knowingly hiring illegals – fines and jail time.

Add extremely painful penalties for people convicted of knowingly providing housing – either letting them live somewhere, or renting them housing – fines and jail time.

Mandatory testing of all public education kids; if they can’t pass a minimum standards English exam, follow up with mandatory investigation of their citizenship along with family members, immediate deportation if found to be here illegally.

Imprisonment (perhaps indefinitely) of repeat offenders (there’s a news story in Dallas today about an illegal that has been caught and deported 4 times (that we know of) who was caught again after burglarizing a home and sexually assaulting the 9 year old girl who lived there).

And… build that f*cking fence, with a combination of physical, technology, and manned security, multiple layers deep, and f*cking enforce it.

Midas on July 14, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Yep, as I used to work in an ICE detention facility as a custody officer, I can tell you, these officers coming in contact with the illegals, we have not even begun to hear about the health conditions they will be contracting from them.

I have had a chronic condition ever since I caught something from my time working there.

Some of these officers will never be the same, health-wise.

Meople on July 14, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Ugh, sorry to hear that.

Midas on July 14, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Holy cow is anyone watching Special Report? Cry me a river

Cindy Munford on July 14, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Holy cow is anyone watching Special Report? Cry me a river

Cindy Munford on July 14, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Kirsten Powers the dumb batch.

slickwillie2001 on July 14, 2014 at 6:48 PM

She and Britt Hume obviously go to the same church. Did you see the report from the border earlier in the show? I have officially turned in my heart.

Cindy Munford on July 14, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Why exactly does Obama think a kid from El Salvador who got here yesterday should be loaded onto a plane and sent packing but one who got here five years ago should be free to stay under his DACA amnesty for DREAMers in 2012?

Well, the rationale that they gave for allowing the DREAMers to stay was that their parents brought them here as children, and they had no control over the situation (i.e., hadn’t themselves deliberately broken the law in coming here). Can’t say that about most of the newest crop of illegal aliens.

Syzygy on July 14, 2014 at 7:02 PM

I hope cantorizing involves being thrown into an active volcano

nacho475 on July 14, 2014 at 8:29 PM

Resist We Much on July 14, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Dearest Sophie,

Frank has the sweetest snark we’ve had around here in a long time.

BobMbx on July 14, 2014 at 9:08 PM

hello?

nonpartisan on July 14, 2014 at 9:44 PM

The solution is the use expedited removal for all aliens, minors or adults. This is just making things more complicated.

federale86 on July 15, 2014 at 12:04 PM