Democrat shutdown attempt to impose illegal alien amnesty

Jan. 20, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting Senate Democrats for shutting down the government to impose illegal alien amnesty:

“The Democrats have chosen to shut down the government over their demand of amnesty for illegal aliens. Mitch McConnell is right to tell Chuck Schumer that the people of the United States will not be extorted by the Democrat minority that seeks to run the government. It is fitting that the Democrats have chosen a shutdown to try to force illegal aliens to the head of the immigration line in front of those around the world who respect the system and wish to come to America the legal, right way.

“However, today’s shut down is more important than the temporary inconvenience it may cause. The Democrats choosing to shut down the government on the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s taking office in an attempt to impose their legislative minority over those who elected the President to office is emblematic of their general Trump Derangement Syndrome.  It is time for Chuck Schumer and his band of malcontents to come to grips with the fact that Donald Trump is President, and stop their on-going campaign of obstruction at any cost.”

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House should immediately release the memo on the Obama intelligence weaponization scandal

Jan. 19, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the House of Representatives to release the House Intelligence Committee memo proving the Obama administration weaponized the nation’s intelligence services and Justice Department against political opponents:

“The House Intelligence Committee memo outlining Obama era abuses within the Justice Department and intelligence services, which were weaponized against political opponents, needs to be released. Based upon multiple statements by Congressmen familiar with the memo, our worst fears appear to have been realized. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ unflinching pursuit of the truth is a singular act of political heroism and patriotism. There is a reason the Framers created three branches of government, and Devin Nunes has proven that Article I oversight and investigation is integral to preserving to our freedoms from attempted tyranny.”

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To discourage gov’t shutdown, Trump should warn no back-pay for non-essential federal employees

Jan. 18, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging President Donald Trump and Republican Congressional leaders to issue a warning that there will be no back-pay for non-essential federal employees should there be a partial government shutdown:

“As a potential government shutdown looms because of Democrats’ insistence on providing amnesty for illegal aliens, President Trump should make it clear that non-essential employees who are laid off based on the shutdown will not receive payment for days not worked. It is unfair to those employees deemed essential who are required to come to work with a promise of back-pay to then give that same back-pay promise to those who are vacationing. It is unfortunate that the Democrats are putting their illegal alien constituencies ahead of the public employees who would be laid off without pay, but if you don’t work, you shouldn’t get paid.”

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Put Goodlatte immigration bill onto 2018 omnibus spending bill

Jan. 17, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging the House to add the House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-Va.) immigration legislation to the 2018 omnibus spending bill and send it to the Senate:

“Speaker Paul Ryan is fortunate that his House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte has crafted a strong answer to the illegal immigration question. While few thinking people want wholesale amnesty as presented in the Graham-Durbin Senate alternative, Goodlatte’s legislation ends chain migration, eliminates the visa lottery, builds the wall and institutes E-Verify. While it seems clear that the Democrats who used their minority in the Senate to threaten military pay and veterans’ benefits on behalf of illegal aliens, the immigration debate provides Speaker Ryan the opportunity to impose real substantive reforms through the government funding process. Stick the Goodlatte bill on the spending bill, send it to the Senate, and force Democrats to close the DACA door out of their desire to continue the current overrunning of America.

“Most of the increase of the U.S. population in 2016, 2.3 million, according to U.S. Census and DHS data was immigration at 1.18 million, 68 percent of which was chain migration, versus a 1.14 million natural increase, that is, births minus deaths. That almost never happens. The last time was 1991, when amnesty was implemented and chain migration was peaking. Before that, you have to go back to the early 1900s to find immigration outpacing natural population increases. Now is the time for real reform and the House needs to lead the way.”

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Trump urged to punish Samsung and LG for trade cheating

Jan. 16, 2018, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today in the following statement urged President Donald Trump to accept the International Trade Commission’s recommendation to punish Samsung and LG for trade violations:

“This week, President Trump will decide if South Korean companies Samsung and LG will be punished for being caught dumping washing machines into the United States not one, not two, but three times.  For the two companies, who are now promising to build washers in the U.S., cheating on the U.S.-South Korea trade deal has allowed them to build U.S. market share to the point where between the two of them they now have over a third of the entire market.  This was not a mistake, but a determined business plan, and if the KORUS agreement is going to mean anything, President Trump must affirm the penalties recommended by the International Trade Court.  If free trade agreements are going to have any meaning, then when companies are caught and convicted on multiple occasions of gross violations of the rules, they must be held accountable, rather than simply being allowed to profit for a generation due to their lawlessness.”

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‘Only game in town’: Goodlatte-McCaul bill ends chain migration, ends visa lottery, builds the wall, defunds sanctuary cities and gets E-Verify

Jan. 12, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in support of the “Securing America’s Future Act,” by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas):

“The Goodlatte-McCaul bill is the only game in town on immigration. It ends chain migration, ends the visa lottery, builds the southern border wall where needed, defunds sanctuary cities and implements a national E-Verify system. This legislation is a compromise, as it includes legal status for those who were granted DACA recipients with no fast track to a green card, the parents of citizens being granted renewable temporary visas and a guest worker program for agricultural workers. It would institute a merit-based approach to immigration by boosting the number of visas for skilled workers. While Americans for Limited Government does not agree with every provision, the legislation keeps key promises to end chain migration, the visa lottery, build the wall and defund sanctuary cities that this organization does support. This bill should be the baseline minimum for any deal.

“Under current law, almost 805,000 or 68 percent of all immigration is family-based preferences for citizens and lawful permanent residents, a policy that does not bring individuals to the country based on skills the economy needs. More than 19 percent of chain migration and 15 percent of all immigration disproportionately comes from one country, Mexico, which only comprises 2 percent of the world’s population. This is not only unfair, it is a bad policy that favors one country more than all others. Ending chain migration is absolutely essential. Citizenship needs to be earned, not simply granted to which poorer countries can migrate the most people here due to geographic proximity.”

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ALG urges House to support USA Rights Act amendments to FISA reauthorization to end warrantless mass surveillance

Jan. 11, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Vice President of Public Policy Robert Romano today issued the following statement urging the House to support an amendment by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), “The USA Rights Act,” an amendment to the FISA reauthorization bill:

“The USA Rights Act will end warrantless mass surveillance of U.S. persons that was revealed by the Edward Snowden disclosures and restore Fourth Amendment protections for the American people. If the USA Rights Act had been law, it would have prohibited most of the abuses that have been observed in the 2016 election campaign with federal surveillance of the opposition party, and then the subsequent use of communications from U.S. persons that were eventually leaked to U.S. media outlets. It would restrict the use of communications to only for national security matters, and those involving U.S. persons would have to clearly be linked to a crime being committed.

“While it is heartening that President Trump is already taking steps to rein in some of these past abuses by national security and law enforcement agencies, the American people should not have to depend on the benevolence of our rulers to protect the Constitution. We are a nation of laws, and these abuses will happen again if they are not clearly prohibited. So far, nobody has been prosecuted for the surveillance abuses that occurred in 2016. The USA Rights Act will help restore the protection of constitutional rights, the rule of law and public confidence in our national security institutions by clearly outlining the permissible parameters for intelligence gathering. This political surveillance must never happen again, and it is Congress’ duty to make sure it never happens again — by voting for the USA Rights Act.”

Attachments:

“Did the NSA chief admit the agency is recording everything?” By Robert Romano, June 13, 2013 at http://netrightdaily.com/2013/06/did-the-nsa-chief-admit-the-agency-is-recording-everything/

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Outrage: ‘Salacious and unverified’ DNC-funded Steele dossier used for FISA warrant against Trump campaign in 2016

Jan. 11, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to a report from Sara Carter that the DNC-funded Fusion GPS-Christopher Steele dossier was used to obtain FISA Court warrants against the Trump campaign in 2016:

“Reports that the DNC and Clinton campaign-funded Fusion GPS-Steele dossier was used by the FBI and the Justice Department to obtain FISA Court warrants to spy on the Trump campaign confirms our deepest concerns. The simple fact is that even today no one at the FBI or the Justice Department who was involved in this incident have testified that the document was ever verified in any way. Discredited former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath that the dossier was ‘salacious and unverified.’ Given Comey’s sworn testimony, it is clear that he or his subordinates lied to the FISA court about the veracity of the dossier and their requests. What’s more, this revelation demonstrates that the entire premise for the Mueller investigation was based on a lie, and everything that comes from it is fruit of the poisoned tree.

“Given this knowledge, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein must put an end to the Mueller Russia collusion farce, and investigate and prosecute the Fusion GPS originators of this document.”

Attachments:

“Was the DNC/Clinton campaign-funded dossier used to obtain Trump FISA warrant?” By Sara Carter, Jan. 10, 2018 at https://saraacarter.com/2018/01/10/was-the-dnc-clinton-campaign-funded-dossier-used-to-obtain-trump-fisa-warrant/

“Was the Democrat-funded Steele dossier a basis of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation?” By Robert Romano, Jan. 3, 2018 at http://netrightdaily.com/2018/01/democrat-funded-steele-dossier-basis-fbis-trump-russia-investigation/

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India welcomed to world stage, but bilateral trade agreement needed with U.S.

Jan. 10, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging President Donald Trump to remove India from the General System of Preferences and to pursue a bilateral trade agreement instead:

“India has the sixth largest economy in the world at $2.45 trillion and is promoting further trade through its Make in India campaign. It is great that the government of India is rhetorically embracing free trade. However, reports of continued intellectual property, labor and tariff abuses by India remain rampant, threatening the sub-continent nation’s trade promises. Given India’s stated desire to enter the world’s economic system as a major player, it is time for President Trump to remove the $4.7 billion a year General System of Preferences treatment and negotiate a strong, enforceable, bilateral agreement. Everyone should welcome India onto the world stage, but to truly take her place, the nation must exit a trading system designed for the most underdeveloped economies. In 2015, Trump joined with Americans for Limited Government in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership because the American people believe in reciprocity in trade and the same should apply with India. President Trump should expedite India’s economic maturation by stripping away the GSP.”

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Bundy prosecutors must be held accountable for misconduct

Jan. 10, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to conduct a review and investigation of the prosecution of Cliven Bundy after the case was dismissed over prosecutorial misconduct:

“It is unacceptable that federal law enforcement agents and prosecutors engaged in gross misconduct and violations of constitutional rights in their handling of the high-profile Cliven Bundy case in Nevada. The disturbing allegations that Bureau of Land Management enforcement personnel attempted to incite violence and federal prosecutors broke basic evidentiary laws, causing the cases to be thrown out, need a full and thorough investigation by the Justice Department. Federal law enforcement officials and the Justice Department have come under increased scrutiny as being overtly politicized and given the high-profile nature of the Bundy case, it is hard not to worry if the federal malfeasance isn’t a fruit of that poisoned Obama tree. It’s up to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to get to the bottom of what went wrong and to hold those accountable who are to blame to fullest extent of the law.”

Attachments:

“DOJ misconduct in Nevada in Bundy case,” By Richard McCarty and Printus LeBlanc, Jan. 10, 2018 at http://netrightdaily.com/2018/01/doj-misconduct-nevada-bundy-case/

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