For Immediate Release:
July 16, 2014
Madison Project: GOP Should Reject Obama’s Supplemental, Focus on Stopping Lawlessness
Fort Worth, Texas – The Madison Project PAC made the following statement Wednesday in response to President Obama’s request for supplemental funding to address the illegal immigrant border crisis that he was instrumental in creating:
“Giving this president new funding to deal with the man-made border crisis is akin to handing more fuel to an arsonist,” said Daniel Horowitz of the Madison Project. “Many of us warned throughout the immigration debate last year that the public commitment to amnesty and consistent abrogation of our laws would invite in a new wave of illegal immigration. Now that the grim predictions have come true, it is time for Republicans to focus on the source of the problem, which is Obama’s lawlessness.
“We fully support Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), in his call for the president to dismantle his illegal DACA amnesty program before any new funds are appropriated for new immigration enforcement. There is no reason to send more money down a rabbit hole for new enforcement measures when existing laws are being violated, especially when much of the funding will be used for processing the illegal immigrants instead of repatriating them to their home countries.
“Furthermore, Republicans should reject a plan being floated that would provide the president $3.7 billion in supplemental funding in return for modification of the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA). While this law does need to be changed, its current form does not prevent the president from protecting our sovereignty, as noted by the Heritage Foundation. The 2008 law certainly has nothing to do with the source of the problem, and is nothing more than a shiny object meant to distract Republicans from the real crux of the problem.
“Republicans should focus on existing appropriations through the annual DHS and HHS spending bills and use the power of the purse to restore the rule of law in a budget-neutral way instead of giving Obama new funding with no accountability.”
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