Letter: Boehner Blames Obama for ‘Overwhelming’ Border Flood

Neil Munro, Daily Caller, June 20, 2014

House Speaker John Boehner today slammed President Barack Obama for allowing at least 200,000 low-skill migrants–both in families and as “unaccompanied minors”–to flood over the Texas border this year from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.


Boehner’s letter:

Dear Mr. President:

Our country is facing a national security and humanitarian crisis along our southern border. Thousands of children and families are pouring across our borders, overwhelming our resources and endangering those most vulnerable to exploitation. Children are being handed over to unscrupulous cartels and smugglers and are subjected to untold horrors and violence. The policies of your administration have directly resulted in the belief by these immigrants that once they reach U.S. soil, they will be able to stay here indefinitely. There are several steps that we call on you and your administration to take immediately to enforce our laws, stem the tide of migrants, protect the victims, and ensure that these individuals are dealt with in a humane manner that is consistent with American ideals of compassion and family unity.

The safety of these migrant children is a matter of paramount importance. It is our duty and obligation to enforce the laws of our country while protecting the most vulnerable and ensuring they are healthy and well protected. In that vein, your administration should immediately deploy the National Guard to our southern border. The National Guard is uniquely qualified to respond to such humanitarian crises. They are able to help deal with both the needs of these children and families as well as relieve the border patrol to focus on their primary duty of securing our border.

The State Department must immediately begin discussions with the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to ensure that apprehended migrants can be promptly and efficiently returned to their home countries. Long processing times for returns are directly resulting in overcrowded conditions in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Health and Human Services (HHS) resources. Additionally, the State Department should work with these countries to design and execute an aggressive communications effort to fully articulate the dangers and struggles children and families will face if they attempt to migrate to the U.S. Finally, the State Department should also enter into conversations with the Mexican government about its ability to secure its southern border. The lax enforcement at Mexico’s borders gives a free pass to immigrants heading north.

Once these immigrants have reached the U.S. and are apprehended, they must be processed by DHS and then the family units must be prepared for return to their home country. Your administration should immediately deploy additional personnel, including Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys, immigration judges and support staff to assist in the processing and removal of these aliens. DHS must find a way to ensure that apprehended adults and their family members do in fact appear for their deportation hearings. We believe that all families should be detained in clean, safe facilities that are in compliance with existing federal statute and case law. Until adequate housing is made available, Alternatives to Detention (ATD) should be deployed to ensure compliance with court appearances and deportation hearings.

While we understand that many of these individuals are coming to this country to escape violence and hardship in their home country, the current climate along the border and our enforcement policies are only encouraging them to risk their lives and those of their children. It is time that we confront the crisis along the border head-on through immediate and aggressive action. We can no longer tolerate the conditions threatening these children, nor continue to accept the risks of a porous southern border. We ask that you take the above actions immediately to address this problem and work with the Congress to develop a long term strategy to secure our borders and ensure the integrity of our immigration laws.

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  • Does anybody believe Boehner is really anti-immigration?

    • John R

      He will be when he figures that he may be the next “RINO” to get voted out of office. I think he just licked his index finger and pointed it into the air….

      • Hopefully its too little too late.

      • He probably has figured it out and is wetting his pants at the prospect of losing his own primary and thereafter not being paid by his corporate fat-cat friends to provide them with cheap labor. This letter is really just a CYA precaution on his part, so he can wave the tawdry scrap of paper around to his electorate and say “See, I wrote the President a letter…”

        • Boehner has already had his primary. Tellingly, his only competition was a nobody who put out one clever but amateurish YT ad, and all Boehner could get was 69% of the vote. Which is pretty lethargic for a House Speaker in his own primary for another term.

          The unspoken trend here, which the Silver mines over at 538 have noticed, is that Republican incumbents in Congress running for re-election are on average winning their primaries with lower and lower percentage shares of the vote over time, this is a trend that has been going in the downward direction in the last 12 years.

    • Sick of it

      Cantor’s loss freaked him out.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        One down, two to go. Three if you count Juan McStain.

    • Dr. Cramden

      These invader parasites have been coming here since 1986 and this nit is now speaking up.
      This nerd has to go.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Reagan got double-crossed. He “agreed” (with a political gun to his head) but, that “it was the last time” and the lying Demo-rats “agreed” to secure the border and deport regularly in exchange.

        Lying, anti-white traitors!

        You can’t negotiate with Democrat terrorists—> Marxists in Democratic clothing.

        • Dr. Cramden

          I’m aware of that fact. But who put that gun to his head?

        • bilderbuster

          I’m sick of hearing “conservatives” giving cover to Reagan’s treason.
          There was no “gun to his head”.
          Reagan had just won his last election ever in a landslide and wasn’t ever going to face re election again when he betrayed his nation against the will of the people.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            The gun to his head was a Californian one, not a U.S. one. If he had spent his whole life in Missouri, he would not have had such image concerns, sentimental, territorial affections for Hollyweird, etc.

          • It turns out to have been a really horrible piece of legislation to sign, but at the time, it didn’t seem so dumb. The deal was that there would be all this new enforcement in exchange for a “small” amnesty. Well, the amnesty happened for sure, but the Chamber Pot of Commerce and the rest of the open borders lobby and their affiliated politicians were able to trash one of the enforcement provisions after another over time through poison pills in other legislation.

            However, if it was me faced with that bill, that’s precisely why I would have vetoed it. Even Reagan had past experience in this matter, with budget deals with Democrats: Tax increases happened but spending reduction rate increases never did.

          • Sick of it

            What could they honestly have done to prevent enforcement by the United States military? Reagan chose to let it happen. Every President since Reagan chose to let it happen.

          • That and Reagan still had plenty of enforcement options even not counting what was passed in 1986 and later repealed. Any President can do plenty of enforcement at any time. It’s just that they don’t want to, because they’re almost all bought and paid for shills for the cheap labor lobby, and/or their egalitarian ideology (of one sort or another) neutralizes them even if they have some good mental proclivities on the matter.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Yes, you can’t negotiate with Democrat terrorists. They are worse than the Taliban.

          • John R

            The weakness of Ronald Reagan was that he was a conservative, not a race realist. I still remember him campaigning in the South Bronx (WTF!?). He felt the Republicans could make black people conservatives, too, “If only we could get the truth to them.” Yep, what bunk! Race, race, race. That is what it was, and is, all about. We need to spend that time converting White liberals and deluded young Whites instead. We need to “get the truth to them.” (In this some of the black “flash mobs” have been our unwitting allies.)

          • John R

            I’ll try and defend Reagan to a point. While he was president, the leftist radicals were put a bit in their place. He helped stem the tide. It wasn’t really his fault. The fault was with us conservative White Americans, who thought that, since the big bad Soviet Union was falling, that we could relax, and that White America was no longer under assault. We didn’t realize that liberalism was a much greater threat to America and the West than Communism. That is why I don’t embrace conservatism so much anymore. I am a race realist now. The real struggle was always about race. And I will say this for the blacks: As dumb as they are sometimes, they never forget that in the end, it is all about race. “Eyes on the Prize.” Learn from your enemies.

  • Not so fast, Johnny.

    You and all your irresponsible talk about amnesty, kids, dreamers, helped bring this about. You, Eric “Politically Dead Man Walking” Cantor, K-Mac, Rand “We’ll Find a Place For You” Paul, and so on.

    For what I can do, I’m not going to let you get away with pawning all the blame for this off on Obama. After all, it’s bad enough we have one politician, that being Obama himself, who is adept at squirming out of being blamed for the negative consequences of his own actions.

    • MBlanc46

      Indeed. The corporate Repubs are at least as responsible as the bleeding-heart Dems.

      • Sick of it

        Many bleeding heart Dems wanted the border sealed. I believe you are referring to the hardcore Communist crowd.

        • MBlanc46

          Well, I know that there are a few, but I’d be surprised if it were many. But I don’t associate with a lot of them, so I’d be happy to stand corrected.

          • Sick of it

            When 80% of the American people want something done, that includes people across the board. It’s also unheard of these days except with regards to halting the flood of immigration. And staying out of Syria, apparently.

        • I imagine poor left-leaning whites dislike having to compete with illegal aliens for unskilled jobs. I also suspect that they completely understand that importation of a labor surplus necessarily forces pay downward toward the minimum wage; surely they resent that.

          • Sick of it

            More like “they took your jobs” but they do understand it at an instinctual level. Language differences don’t make Hispanics popular among poor left-leaning whites nor does their infatuation with Marxism.

          • MBlanc46

            Are there a lot of poor left-leaning white? There must be some, but generally leftist views correlate with higher education and higher education correlates with higher income.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        I don’t believe that. It’s a non-sequitur.

        The purpose of the Latin locust swarm is to create Democrats. Those Demo-rats then vote for more and more welfare, which then raises private (white people’s money) and corporate taxes. The reason why the Demo-rats are 100% pro-minority and pro-amnesty is to destroy the Republicans and the white race.

        The David Brat stunner is proof positive that the Republicans are seeing the light. They haven’t ever been pro-amnesty, they’ve only been complacent, with some corruption and pandering mixed in (Cantor).

  • Why wasn’t Boehner and other Republicans doing this months ago when this first started? Why haven’t the republicans been screaming from the rooftops about the brown invasion a long time ago? It was, after all, obvious to anyone with even a ounce of common sense that the U.S. was being intentionally flooded with third-world Amerindian peasants.

    Typical RINOS, always a day late and a dollar short.

    • Nonhumans

      Dont bite into this crap. This letter is a dog and pony show. Juan Beaner is one of the biggest advocates of the invasion that we have been experiencing. He is a liar among liars and a traitor among traitors.

    • They weren’t doing this months ago because they were grunting at the same slop trough as their corporate pig cheap-labor friends. Eric Cantor losing his own primary was what caused this.

      • Ella

        Speaking of cheap labour, these illegals handle our foods in dairy plants, meat plants and produce packing facilities. I’ve seen them come into hospitals with filthy feet and do not even attempt to clean them before visiting a patient. No one has the courage to turn them away and explain about hygiene. Can you imagine the conditions in US food plants?

        • Back in the days 10 years ago when I was just home from federal prison and went to the public library for internet access, I once watched a greaserito kid give his butt a bit of a shake as he walked.

          A worm fell out of his trouser leg. Yes, a worm. I was horrified.

          Kids with worms are “America’s future”.

          I am obsessive about hand-washing whenever we get home, because – as I tell Ariadne – Mexicans have worms.

        • Georgia Boy

          We’re supposed to believe this sudden flood of kids crossing alone is all just caused by a misunderstanding. The kids supposedly believe the court mandate to appear that they’re given by the feds when they give themselves up after coming over, is a “permiso” letting them stay.

          If that’s all it was, this could be easily stopped. It’s not like they don’t have TV, radio, phones, and newspapers in Latin america. Something deeper is happening here that we’re not being told. I think someone is deliberately encouraging these kids to do this, feeding them false info on purpose to get them to try.

          There’s another name for what these kids are, you know. They’re called human shields, and it used to be considered a very bad thing in particular to use children this way. This is criminal, it is being done on purpose, and someone needs to find out who is doing it and expose them.

  • MekongDelta69

    John Bone-Head has almost as much cojones as NoBama – meaning none.

  • revilo evola

    Isn’t Boehner the one with the Rasta son in law? Hold the phone while I stop laughing.

    • TruthBeTold

      google: john boehner son in law for photos.

      • bilderbuster

        Paul Ryan sister in law or Little Black Romney.
        No one calls them racists and gets away with it!

        • Sick of it

          Black comments re: the adopted black baby should make it rather obvious that we must have nothing further to do with these people or their offspring. They would let their own children die in a gutter, yet mock the Romneys for actually taking care of one. We are too different to live together in any capacity.

          • Ella

            I’ve seen so many Christian families and older couples adopt Black babies in the US. Even Dutch people continue to adopt US Black babies abroad and bring them into Holland. Below 50, women do anything to avoid pregnancy where as it is so easy today to adopt excess embryos at a fraction of the cost. I don’t get it.

          • Sick of it

            I haven’t personally seen that, but I live in the South. People would think you’re crazy for doing such a thing down here.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      I didn’t know, so I just googled what you are talking about and I cannot BELIEVE it’s true! Ugh, look at the images of him. He’s not even a sanitized suit-and-tie type of business negro, but a filthy, rap-sheeted, pot-smoking Rasta freak with sky-high hat covering dirty waist-length dreadlocks. Our race is truly lost when even the daughter of a Republican, Speaker of the House is a mud shark. I am still reeling at what a loser she is, and that this was the best man she could find to marry her.

      • Googled that too. As a son-in-law that creep is about as appealing as having a bucket full of someone else’s warm phlegm for dinner.

  • 4321realist

    “Letter: Boehner Blames Obama for ‘Overwhelming’ Border Flood”
    The community organizer is responsible DIRECTLY for them being here. That’s more than obvious.
    Hundreds of thousands of people would not make a multi-thousand mile trek across dangerous territory if they were not prompted with the assurance the community organizer wanted them to come. It’s his way of weakening white voting clout.
    He probably made it clear to the Central American governments they were welcome and they in turn made it clear to the newspapers and the populace.
    They should inject these people in every black area of the country.

    • MBlanc46

      I assume that you’re not a Chicagoan. May I suggest that you not make policy for my neighborhood?

      • 4321realist

        “May I suggest that you not make policy for my neighborhood?”
        I’m not making policy. I can’t do that. I’m offering an opinion just as you do almost every day on this site.
        And, I’m not a native Chicagoan, but I worked there years ago. In the Prudential Building at Michigan and Randolph Streets as a commercial property tax analyst, so technically I was at one time a “Chicagoan.”

        But if I were a native there’s no way I would change my mind about where to locate these people. Chicago is a basket case and is run by a criminal enterprise and is literally rife with blacks and other undesirables, plus it is the home place of the Nation of Islam and the community organizer.

        I got out of there as fast as my situation allowed, and my advise to any white person who lives there is to flee for his/her life, because it is only going to get worse.

        • Who Me?

          Am I right in assuming that you would wish to relocate some of these illegal invaders to Chicago to give the blacks someone other than White people to pick on? (And in so doing lessen the numbers of both blacks and browns?) They might be useful, in a limited manner, for that purpose. I can’t really think of any other reason you would want these short, round people anywhere in the U.S.

        • MBlanc46

          So you’re the arbiter of who should live where? Should I be able to identify you if you try to pull this off, I’ll make it a point to take you down before I go. Just try it.

  • Dave4088

    I wonder if crossed eyes wrote this letter before or after playing a few rounds of golf with Obongo?

    • bilderbuster

      He didn’t even write it or mail it.
      He had an aid draw it up and issue it as a press release.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Ohhhh a letter written by a RINO traitor demanding border enforcement, I’m sure that will be about as effective as the ice wall at Fukushima. The thought of Obama actually reading this letter and taking it seriously makes me laugh so hard I could cry. This is like Sesame Street for the blind and deaf.

  • TruthBeTold

    “House Speaker John Boehner today slammed President Barack Obama

    Mr. Boehner. Continuing talk of amnesty by Republicans isn’t helping either.

  • Boner played the “children card” nicely here. Appeals to “save the children” tug at the heartstrings, although as readers of this site know, many of these “children” are in their late teens–young adults. They’re also gang members, criminals, low IQ, diseased, looking for freebies. NOT ONE of these truths is told by Boner in his letter. What a deceiver that POS is.

    • wildfirexx

      Unfortunately all children, one day will grow up to be adults.
      They should be handed over to the Mexican Authorities and treated as juvenile delinquent illegals for crossing the border illegally, and dealt with accordingly under Mexican law. Whatever that is!

  • Who Me?

    This, from Boehner? Ha ha ha ha………

  • Bobbala

    We don’t need more tax payer paid diaper changers and water stations … Fund the fence. You managed to find the funding for Obamacare that you campaigned to end.

  • RisingReich

    Screw the safety of these “migrant children”. This clown is such a pu$$ified woman it’s unbelievable.

    They are all invaders and should be dispatched as such.

    I wouldn’t expect anything less than this drivel above from someone who allows his daughter to be defiled by some Jamaican bongo beater.

  • Alexandra1973

    Where’s DB Cooper?

    I guess Boehner has to act the GOP role here.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      This will have to suffice.

      • propagandaoftruth

        Don Juan Beaner

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Tucker’s Juan McStain.

          This caption should read: “Never trust a fart”.

          • propagandaoftruth

            What happened to that guy? I used to like him…even when I was a demoncrat…

          • AndrewInterrupted

            You could ask the same question of the Vietnam Navy “Ace”, Duke Cunningham, presently rotting in federal prison. Maybe Duke chose to be honest about his betrayal to the American people.

          • Cunningham did 8 years, and is currently out, picking up the pieces of his life. I did 3 and that was enough for me.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Oh, I didn’t know he was out. Maybe he will show additional contrition with a book.

          • I very much doubt he is actually sorry.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            That bad, huh? I wonder how bad his wife feels? Now that all that missing cash has her driving around in a 2 year old Lexus.

          • Sick of it

            He should have stuck with training the next generation of fighter pilots.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            Yeah, he and Juan McStain are good examples of ‘the Peter Principle’. Good stick & rudder does not a politician make.

          • bilderbuster

            Being a vet in the era of the draft doesn’t automatically bestow virtue on anyone anymore than being a volunteer during the age of nameless and senseless occupations of Third World Hell Holes these days means everyone the US military is a hero fighting to defend our freedoms.

          • Mike Lane

            What did you do to get there?

          • Extortion.

          • propagandaoftruth

            I certainly prefer honest dishonesty to self righteous dishonesty.

          • IstvanIN

            Vietnam messed up a lot of young men’s minds for absolutely nothing. This guy took bribes, McCain sold out his country, I’ll take greed over treason any day.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        This will suffice even better.

  • crocodile tears from Boehner.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    I still don’t understand why Arizona Governor Brewer didn’t fully activate the National Guard for the maximum shock effect. That was a major political blunder on her part.

    • It costs a lot of money to do that.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        It would have been well worth it.

      • propagandaoftruth

        It’s scary too.

        Threatens to become a federal/states clash of authority on the civil rights level, or what happened 100 years prior…

        Wonder if Arizona has a state militia/guard? Money, yeah, but how much is Obama’s slimy human “gift” to Joe Arpaio-land gonna cost in the long run?

      • shmo123

        So does keeping troops, or maintaining a military presence, in something like 62 other countries, but we pay it.

    • kikz2

      or goodhair in tx… they must be saving it… or all the natl. guard are off guarding poppy fields in Afghiraqiranistan…….

    • Sick of it

      They’ve all been selling us out, Andrew. From Presidents and Congressmen to Governors and State Legislatures. Some talk a good game, but when a bad situation arises, they do everything possible to make it worse.

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    What happened to the John Boehner I know and bought off love?

    I thought we came to an understanding that public officials should be credited for creating an overwhelming border flood. Because it doesn’t get any more comprehensive than an overwhelming border flood. All countries except for four should experience them. The four that shouldn’t are Israel, the Cayman Islands, (and yes, I’ll say hi to Morris for you), my primary extradition free tax haven, and my backup extradition free tax haven.

    Make my immigration reform comprehensive, please!

    • Zaporizhian Sich

      I am convinced you are a paid Israeli agent, and not just because of the screen name you are using.

      • So CAL Snowman

        Nah, Mark is just extremely committed to the bit. Reminds me of the Compassionate Oregonian over at SBPDL.

  • Vito Powers

    Please!! This gutless wonder crybaby Boehner wouldn’t allow a bill on the House floor to repeal Birthright Citizenship. The bill was passed in committee a few years ago, but died a quiet death thanks to the crybaby golfer Rat Rack wannabe guy.

  • There is no such thing as “shoot to kill”. When live ammo is issued, one aims for the center of mass of any hostile target. Frequently this kills them, but the torso is the easiest part to hit.

  • jayvbellis

    Please contact Rep. Boehner’s office and thank his staff members (lower) level for standing up against the President on this live or die issue.

    Representatives like to hear support from the people..

    The consultants inside the Beltway like to have the ears of the top pols, but sometimes there is a break where they listen to us.

    • I’d like to tell that PoS something.

    • bilderbuster

      So Boehner can claim the people support his stand on amnesty?

  • 1G25

    “The safety of these migrant children is a matter of paramount importance.”

    It wasn’t to their parents; why should it be to us ? We didn’t volunteer to raise their excess crap.

    • What about the safety of our own children from the crimes these aspiring MS-13 members will soon be committing?

      • Sick of it

        What’s a little kidnapping for ransom and sexual slavery between friends? Can’t we all just get along?

  • gemjunior

    Not one word about US, the American people, and our protection. Everything is about protecting these “children” and what type of facilities “they” should be put in. Everything about their conditions, not an effing word about this country’s descent into hell. Anyone who believes in any of these shyster politicians is crazy or just pure innocent.

  • Robert11110

    I’ve come to believe that both political parties are in the pockets of the open borders lobbies. I had hopes that George Bush would have done something about the situation when he was elected. I wrote him a letter concerning the matter and what I got back astonished me. I got a big certificate from him with a facsimile stamp on it along with a letter explaining “comprehensive immigration reform”. Other events such as him cozying up with President Fox and attacking the Minutemen as vigilantes along with him siccing his Mexican attack dog Linda Chavez on conservatives made me realize what he really was. The number of illegals coming in under his administration doubled in the eight years he was in office. Ronald Reagan was probably the best president I can remember in my lifetime but even he made some mistakes that when you look at them now were injurious to the conservative movement. The 1986 amnesty he rubber stamped pretty much destroyed California and permanently altered the electorate there. You can run a Republican in the state now unless they are left wing like Arnold Swartzeneggar. I can’t get over the MLK holiday either for that matter. I suspect Jesse Helms was more of a conservative than Ronald Reagan when he tried to subpoena those tapes that had been sealed by court order. We now have a holiday that celebrates a communist collaborator and I find it very difficult to understand why he didn’t veto it.

  • Ringo Lennon

    Just come out of Menards. Should rename it Mexicans!

  • America really can’t afford this fraud president . .

  • scutum

    This whole immigration mess began with Richard Nixon who believed that he could use the Hispanic vote to counter the lock that Democrats had on the black vote. He is also the genius that also took us off the gold standard, instituted price controls and opened our nation up for trade with China. We all know how well these things worked out for the U.S. I chuckle every time I hear someone say that Nixon was a flawed, but brilliant president.

  • kikz2

    found this 6/23 AM …

    “all this to help process 200k border crossers” says the talking head… another says “boehner feels that 20k troops will help make sure the children and families stay safe coming thru…….

    it doesn’t sound like they’ll stopping anything to do with the invasion……