Dan Gilmore / June 22, 2015

Cruz Aims to Stop Immigration ‘Slush Fund’

Barack Obama could issue executive orders at will, but it takes funding to fuel the man’s plans. When he issued executive action on illegal immigration, throwing immigration enforcement in limbo and essentially granting amnesty to five million illegal immigrants, Obama needed funds. He had a brand spankin’ new immigration processing center in the DC Beltway that needed salary and lease money. The chief financial officer for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said the expenses would be paid for by the immigrants trying to enter the country legally, paying all the costs and fees, filling out the paperwork and conforming to the law. Each of the million or so legal immigrants each year pay thousands of dollars of fees, and USCIS said it could collect more than $1 billion each year. In other words, those who played by the rules would be subsidizing those who broke the law.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) moved to end the unfair system by introducing the Immigration Slush Fund Elimination Act, a bill that would curb Obama’s power by forbidding USCIS from using the fees collected from legal immigrants to help illegal ones. “America has always been a land of refuge and opportunity for those seeking freedom, and we should champion legal immigration,” Cruz said in a statement. “Ronald Reagan referred to legal immigrants, immigrants like my father, as Americans by choice. The federal government should not be in the business of looting the wallets of those who followed the law and came here legally to fund the President’s illegal and unconstitutional amnesty. This bill will cut off DHS’s credit card and put Congress back in charge of funding the agencies responsible for immigration.” More…

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service, are proud sponsors of the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Folds of Honor, Honoring the Sacrifice, Warrior Freedom Service Dogs, Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, the Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation.


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2023 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.