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‘Republicans’ Mike Lee and Mitt Romney Oppose Border Wall Funding, Call for Congress to Push Back

Romney and Lee are showing what their priorities are.

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Republican Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are objecting to President Donald Trump’s use of military funds to build the border wall, arguing that the money should instead be spent on projects within their home state of Utah.

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While Lee cites Trump’s alleged executive overreach, Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper cites Section 2808 of the U.S. Code to allow military construction funds to be used during national emergencies without the explicit approval of Congress.

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Esper made the determination that the new border wall is needed to help ICE agents and border enforcement fend off the unprecedented third-world overflow of migrants at the U.S. southern border.

The Trump administration informed Congress today about the projects that would be aborted at least temporarily so $3.6 billion can be diverted toward re-fortifying the wall and building new parts of it, which was one of Trump’s primary campaign promises.

Democratic lawmakers are joining Lee and Romney in their opposition to the border wall funding plan, sharing the same complaint that spending to benefit their state is more important than national security.

“I’m deeply concerned about President Trump’s plan to pull funding from critical national security projects — including millions of dollars from important projects in Virginia — so he can build his border wall,” said Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), who was Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016, in a public statement.

“The well-being of American troops is the core responsibility of every commander in the military, yet the Commander-in-Chief is shirking that duty so he can advance his own political agenda,” Kaine added.

Lee and Romney have been some of the Senate’s loudest advocates for open immigration in the Republican Party, working constantly to undermine the Trump administration. Lee sponsored the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, and Romney voted for the measure, to flood the U.S. with cheap foreign labor primarily from India.

“Immigration is often a contentious issue, but we should not delay progress in areas where there is bipartisan consensus just because we have differences in other areas,” Lee wrote of the legislation he sponsored with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

“There is a clear consensus that immigrants should not be penalized due to their country of origin. Treating people fairly and equally is part of our founding creed and the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act reflects that belief,” he added.

The Utah Senators are perhaps the biggest intraparty opposition to President Trump in all of Washington D.C., particularly on the issues of trade and immigration.

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President Trump Preparing New Executive Order to Rescind DACA Amnesty After SCOTUS Decision

SCOTUS threw out the last one on procedural grounds.

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White House sources have indicated that President Donald Trump is planning on signing a new executive order to terminate President Obama’s DACA amnesty program this week.

The Supreme Court had thrown out an earlier executive order to terminate the program in a court ruling last month, terminating the federal drive to enforce American immigration laws on supposed procedural inadequacies.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows suggested that the President would soon sign a new executive order to terminate the amnesty program, while speaking on Fox and Friends on Monday morning. “Starting this week, you’ll see executive orders, you’ll see business that actually goes forward from the Oval Office when Congress doesn’t act.

The President has spoken openly of his intention to terminate DACA a second time after the Supreme Court’s arbitrary decision. The court’s ruling had established that the President has complete authority to terminate the amnesty for a selected population of almost a million illegal immigrants, expanded by President Obama without congressional approval in 2014.

The court’s own ruling will likely prevent the judicial branch from overthrowing a second DACA termination executive order, having admitted that the federal government has every right to terminate the program that was implemented on a whim.

Liberal billionaire oligarchs such as George Soros and Charles Koch continue to fund an influence campaign to maintain the amnesty order, hoping to secure a status quo of open borders and weak immigration laws with the hopes of delivering a broad pool of affordable labor for large businesses and the American elite.

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