On Memorial Day: Honor Fallen Military, Join the Fight to Save America

Published on May 23rd, 2015

Thousands of American military have lost their lives during the nation’s numerous armed conflicts. They made their sacrifices to protect the Homeland, to ensure that their families and neighbors would live in peace, and to preserve the great American way.

In today’s battle against pro-immigration activists and congressional turncoats, patriots are fighting to preserve the same stakes as our military men and women have for decades: national security, prosperous families and historic America. Today’s battle is against powerful pro-immigration activists, the well-funded open borders lobby, and some in Congress who put illegal immigrants’ welfare ahead of American citizens.

Concerned Americans’ challenges are daunting and ongoing. Since President Obama’s 2012 re-election 30 months ago, the U.S. Senate passed S. 744, a bill that would have nearly tripled legal immigration, and would give work permits to about 12 million unlawful immigrants. Many in the House, including Speaker John Boehner, wanted the Senate bill to become law, but massive grassroots resistance blocked it.

On Memorial Day 2015, the nation is at risk from White House anti-American agenda.

During his re-election campaign, Obama announced his deferred action for childhood arrivals that has granted work permits to about 600,000. DHS is still actively recruiting more sign ups. Then, Obama, out of spite when voters rejected his immigration agenda in the 2014 mid-term election, tried to grant amnesty for the 5 million DACA parents that would result in more work permits, an action the federal court has temporarily suspended.

The pauses between anti-American immigration legislation are few and their durations brief. No sooner is one bad bill thwarted than a new one pops up to replace it. Another potentially disastrous trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, will be one of the first matters of business when Congress reconvenes after Memorial Day. Even though Americans correctly worry that TPP would increase immigration, displace workers and further stagnate wages, Obama and the Senate want it almost as badly as they want amnesty.

Obama’s unilateral immigration actions are inconsistent with the American military’s long-standing values. American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm said that Obama’s executive order amnesty puts politics above national security.

Helm: “At a time when ISIS, Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations are killing innocent Americans, it makes no sense to let our guard down and send a message that the United States is an open, soft target. A message was sent during the recent elections [November 2014], and it clearly wasn’t that Americans want amnesty. The American Legion urges the president in the strongest possible terms to put our security, and our citizens’ interests and wishes, ahead of providing amnesty for millions of immigrants here illegally.”

As the campaigning for the 2016 presidential elections heats up this summer, immigration will be front and center. Please sign up here for free CAPS Action Alerts that will enable your voice to be heard.

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