Governor Abbott Flames Biden's Mass Amnesty Policy

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President Biden announced executive action that creates mass amnesty for illegal aliens who are married to American citizens. It also gives mass amnesty to the children of illegal aliens under age 21 whose parents are married to American citizens.


This is the ultimate political pander by Biden, who is seeking re-election. He is hemorrhaging support from Hispanic voters. Biden often credits Hispanic voters for playing a big role in his 2020 victory. 

The plan will affect 500,000 illegal aliens who have lived in the United States for at least 10 years and meet some legal requirements. The order also protects 50,000 young people under the age of 21. That's a total of 550,000 in one order.  

Texas Governor Abbott released a statement that said Biden's unconstitutional amnesty political pander will be struck down, just as former President Obama's DAPA and DACA actions were. 

“President Biden's mass amnesty announcement is blatantly illegal and is a desperate pandering for votes in his failing reelection bid. President Biden’s amnesty proposal, just like President Obama’s DAPA and DACA proposals, will be stricken down by the courts for a simple reason: it is Congress, not the President, that has the authority to make or change immigration laws. Rather than solving the border crisis he caused, President Biden’s mass amnesty will be another magnet to attract migrants to flood across our border illegally. President Biden needs to stop rewriting immigration law and start enforcing it.
President Biden gaslighted the American people into thinking that he is taking real action to secure the border by issuing a hollow executive order that will instead invite thousands of unvetted illegal immigrants to continue crossing our southern border daily. He is now doubling down by offering mass amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants already in the country. President Biden’s reckless policies have already allowed over 11 million illegal immigrants—including dangerous criminals, gang members, and terrorists—into America. Our country can’t survive four more years of these dangerous open border policies.”


This week marks the 12th anniversary of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order by Obama. Obama, who Democrats called a Constitutional expert (!), said at the time that he had no constitutional authority to do so but he went ahead anyway. Just like Biden's move five months out from election day, Obama did it as he was looking for a pander to Hispanic voters in an election year, in 2012. 

This is what Democrats do. Those who are getting amnesty now have been in the United States for at least ten years, violating U.S. law every day by being in our country illegally. Their first action was to violate U.S. immigration law by arrogantly crossing the border without using a legal port of entry. Now they are being rewarded. This is political pandering at its most cynical. 

Governor Abbott points out that the executive action will be struck down in court.

Biden (and Obama) don't care. They focus on winning elections above law and order. They blame Congress when Congress doesn't act on what they want. Then they move on their own. 


Democrats are hysterical that former President Trump may win the election in November. They claim he will seize power and do whatever he pleases once he is in office again. The truth is that Democrats always accuse Republicans of doing exactly what they are doing. This is a good example. Trump promises to begin securing the border on day one of his second term in office, as he did during his first term. He did it before, he can do it again.

Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, blasted the move as a political pander, too.

"President Biden’s election-year, 11th-hour ploy for mass amnesty is not surprising, but it is an important reminder for anyone who doubted: This administration was never serious about securing the border," House Homeland Security Committee Chair Mark Green, R-Tenn., told Fox News Digital.

"By allowing otherwise inadmissible aliens to remain in the country indefinitely through a ‘parole-in-place’ sleight of hand and to receive generous, taxpayer-funded benefits, this president is sending a loud and clear message to any would-be border crosser that the door is not only wide open, there’s a welcome mat."

We need change in November. The Biden border crisis is a threat to national security. It will take the next president some time to clean up Biden's mess. The sooner that begins, the better. 


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