Top border chief to agents who object to Obama amnesty: ‘Look for another job’

by Stephen Dinan  |  published on March 2, 2016

The man who oversees the U.S. Border Patrol said Tuesday that if agents have a problem with President Obama’s deportation amnesty, they should quit.

The strong remarks by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske came as tensions between Congress and the White House grew even higher, with House GOP leaders announcing they’ll hold an unprecedented vote to have their chamber join in the lawsuit trying to halt the amnesty.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said he and his troops are determined to send a message that Mr. Obama’s moves have broken faith with the Constitution’s division of power between the legislature and the executive branch.”

This executive amnesty is a direct attack on the Congress’s Article I powers under the Constitution,” Mr. Ryan said. “The president is not permitted to write law. Only Congress is. The House will make that very clear.”

Mr. Obama announced his new policy in November 2014, granting what he called “deferred action” to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants he said have deep ties to the U.S. Those illegal immigrants were to be given a three-year stay of deportation, work permits and access to Social Security numbers, tax credits and some other government benefits.

  • Mys77

    Quit? Now why should they quit if they follow the laws? Obama does not make law, and that is something the so called dept. needs to be reminded of!

  • Bobtrhn

    kerlikowske is just as guilty of breaking the law as Obama is.

  • Paul

    Peter Smith


    2 hours ago

    Not as many as Texas. It changes the voting dynamics be infusing a
    liberal belief system (and votes)into a Conservative system of beliefs.
    It “waters down” the Conservative vote. I also guarantee you that
    Trump received a larger percentage of the liberal votes than he did of
    Conservative votes. Ted Cruz, a Conservative, would receive very little
    from the liberal mind set votes. Cruz beat Trump, hands down in Texas,
    even with the transplant vote.

    Peter, please don’t misunderstand me as I’d be QUITE pleased if Cruz received the nomination and I feel similarly regarding the voting block here in IN. @ times. But nationally speaking it IS the large numbers of voters in ALL large cities who in almost lock step vote for the miserable Dems. and I would have been shocked had Cruz not won in his home state as unfortunately so probably will the open borders RINO Rubio….

  • RuFus92

    If Congress has the power this guy should be fired and then tarred and feathered and delivered to the White House door steps.

  • CharlieSeattle

    Obama’s treasonous “fundamental transformation,” illegal alien and muslim resettlement policies along with race baiting have created an ongoing SECOND 9/11 terrorist attack against America!!

    I will even call it a “Manufactured, False Flag” US Government sanctioned “PURGE” against its own citizens and the police! Congress is allowing this to happen with the recent passage of the Omnibus $pending Bill.

    …And Obama’s solution is to take away our guns with one hand and attack us with the other hand.

    Obama is a Liar and Traitor. Impeach him now you skulking cowards!

    One small problem. …..There are more traitors in Congress than patriots!

  • Harvey817

    Gil should be charged with malfeasance of his job responsibilities and for breaking the laws that have been duly and Constitutionally passed!
    He is a criminal.

  • pointmade

    In other words, if one has an opinion that differs from president Obama, just resign. How did we reach this stage? If one thinks this is unusual please observe that our whole military upper ranks has been politicized.

  • Tom

    Obama should be impeached and this guy should be fired immediately!!

    • CharlieSeattle

      Ya, ya, ya, we all know the Democrats are in the bag but WHY hasn’t the GOP done anything to STOP Obama’s treasonous illegal alien, muslim resettlement and gun control policies?

      Well…………..The RNC committee did act.

      By J.B. Williams | January 16, 2016

      …Sorta raises serious questions about WHICH party they really belong to!

      At the opening of the January Republican National Committee meeting in Charleston South Carolina Wednesday, the RNC Resolutions Committee was forced to vote on a RNC Resolutionknown as the Agema Resolution, supporting the proper Impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama for his many crimes of treason, tyranny and treachery against the United States and the people.

      The nine member Resolutions Committee chaired by Carolyn McLarty of Oklahoma, voted unanimously to kill the Agema Resolution in committee, preventing the full body of the RNC from ever having a vote or voice on the measure in the full meeting scheduled for Friday January 15.

      Not one member of the RNC Resolutions Committee supported the Agema Resolution to impeach what is admittedly the most impeachable administration in U.S. history. Not even known acts of treason and tyranny by the Obama Administration, not the Iran deal, or even Obama’s recent unilateral gun grab EO (Executive Order) just a week ago, was enough to cause the leadership of the Republican Party to support a resolution on impeachment.

      The nine members of the RNC Resolutions Committee who blocked the measure from the full body are as follows…

      Carolyn McLarty (Oklahoma) Chair
      Melody Potter (West Virginia)
      Paul Reynolds (Alabama)
      Tamara Scott (Iowa)
      Steve Scheffler (Iowa)
      Pat Longo (Connecticut)
      John Frey (Connecticut)
      Rosie Tripp (New Mexico)
      Linda Acherman (California)

      Republicans were given the purse strings in 2010 and have not “defunded” anything since, not even Planned Parenthood. From 2009 through 2014, the Republican excuse for not impeaching Obama was “we don’t control the Senate” and “we will impeach if we get control of the Senate,” which the people gave them control of a year ago in the 2014 election cycle.

      Since 2014, the Republican excuse for not impeaching has been, “there is no public outcry for impeachment,” which is true, because Republicans had taken “impeachment off the table” under Boehner and McConnell, and clearly, it remains “off the table” under Paul Ryan, and certainly Priebus.


      …………Trump, NOT Rubio in 2016

  • TeaTephi

    CBP Commissioner is an funky appointee……he works for the people, not the other way around.

    They all ready force the agents and officers to break the law daily, by ignoring the laws all ready on the books. They (the obummer administration) rule by illegal policy directives and memorandums….and I should know.

  • psychosally

    vote trump and illegals are gone period

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  • mallen11

    All border patrols should look for another job if they can’t keep America safe against our aggressors whether Mexican, muslims or others. They are there to protect our country and if they don’t they are not doing their job. -0 is wrong to give this directive against our country.

  • mike

    I think kerlikowske should resign because he is an obummo puppet

    • theseer

      HE SHOULD BE FIRED!!!!!!

      • Luke

        And deported…

      • f105vet

        His boss won’t fire him.

  • TexRancher

    The one who should be looking for another job is Kerlikoske! His job is the protect the borders and deportation is part of that protection!
    When Trump is elected, his butt will be out the door!

    • PatriotGal

      TexRancher, so sad your state didn’t support Mr. Trump. Last night, in Mr Trump’s speech, he asked the ICE agents to hold on, come Jan., he’ll give them all the support they need when he’s the POTUS in the WH.

      • Peter Smith

        Texas is a conservative state, Trump is not a Conservative, heck, he’s not even a Republican for that matter. The only reason he’s not running as a liberal Democrat is the fact that he is not PC enough for them. Too bad anyone in Texas voted for Trump, a.k.a., the White Obama. Trumpateers, open your eyes or get ready to bend over for another 4 years.

        • Paul

          While many if not MOST who live out in the vast expanses of Texas are conservative…the BULK of voters are in the large cities of Texas and ARE as LIBERAL / PROGRESSIVE as any anywhere else!!!

          • Peter Smith

            The voting numbers disputed your assertions. Take away the transfers from across the nation, transfers that came here for jobs when just about every other state was in the toilet, that is the biggest source of the “large city liberalism”. I’ll also add they are free to go back where they came from ASAP. They’ll few or even no objections.

          • Paul

            LAME support for your assertion Peter, there ARE many states that also have large numbers of ” transplants ” from elsewhere in the nation. That doesn’t change HOW they voted….

          • Peter Smith

            Not as many as Texas. It changes the voting dynamics be infusing a liberal belief system (and votes)into a Conservative system of beliefs. It “waters down” the Conservative vote. I also guarantee you that Trump received a larger percentage of the liberal votes than he did of Conservative votes. Ted Cruz, a Conservative, would receive very little from the liberal mind set votes. Cruz beat Trump, hands down in Texas, even with the transplant vote.

      • Bobtrhn

        When the people voted for trump, the votes went to Cruz and Rubio. I think it’s call voter fraud. Oh hell, there is no such thing.

      • Mys77

        Trump has no clue where Texas is..or what conservative means…get a grip!

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