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Amnesty is the Deal-Breaker for the Next Speaker

America's Undefended Border
America’s Open and Undefended Border

[mc_name name=’Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’B000589′ ], [mc_name name=’Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’M001165′ ] and [mc_name name=’Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’R000570′ ] have all fought for amnesty and against real border security.

In the campaign for House Speaker, support for amnesty must be a genuine deal-killer by all conservatives. The Speaker wields tremendous power, and it is unacceptable to elect another Speaker who would attempt to betray the vast majority of Americans and legal immigrants, and hand President Obama a terrible victory.

As an example of the type of border security legislation the next Speaker should bring to the floor is Congressman Stockman’s HR 5316, the SECURITY Act, which would build the full 2,000 mile border fence and eliminate many magnet benefits. I directed the drafting of this bill.

The oath of office each Member of Congress took compels them to “provide for the common Defense” and “protect each of them [the states] against Invasion.”

The above photo is from the border about 60 miles east of San Diego. It offers zero restriction to anyone who walks by.

The great majority of our border is un-fenced and open, and patrols are too few in number to secure the border. European nations are discovering–too late–that real borders matter, and that it can be impossible to predict when a crisis will overwhelm poor border security.

You can help: Call GOP House Members at 202-225-3121, and ask that they support only candidates for Speaker who have a demonstrated record opposing amnesty and supporting effective border security.

Note: The full border fence would cost about $3.3 billion, based on the real costs of the San Diego fence and the Israeli security fence: both cost about $1.7 million per mile. By contrast, the annual costs of illegal immigration at the federal, state and local level are estimated to be about $113 billion; $29 billion at the federal level and $84 billion at the state and local level.