Sen. Portman to Obama: Tell Illegals to Stop Their Onslaught

Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 07:23 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
U.S. Sen. Rob Portman has urged President Barack Obama to deliver a loud and clear message to Mexican families considering illegal entry into the United States: Don't try it!

"He should make it very clear and do it today. He needs to get that message out,'' Portman, an Ohio Republican, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

His plea comes as thousands of illegal immigrants captured along the U.S.-Mexico border — including 800 children — are being warehoused in makeshift housing in Nogales, Arizona.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

"It's really unbelievable what's happening. The message clearly has gone out … if you get into the United States, you're going to be fine.

"It's as if we had already passed legislation that was the kind of reform the president wants to have.''

Portman said Obama must issue a very clear statement to those seeking quick and easy — and illegal — entry into the U.S. that there efforts will be thwarted.

"The president needs to speak clearly. Frankly it's in the interest of these children and their families that he speak clearly and say our laws continue to be in place,'' he said.

"[He needs to say] that we will continue to enforce our laws and no, there is no ability to come here as a young person to get citizenship and then bring your family, because apparently that's what they think.''

Story continues below video.



Portman, a member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said he is dismayed that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel continues to defend the release of five high-ranking Taliban militants in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

"There's no question that these guys are already talking about returning to the fight and that they are going to be back in the fight at a time when we have troops in Afghanistan,'' Portman said.

"One of them apparently has already made statements indicating he's looking forward to it. So you've got the Taliban, which is involved in fighting and killing American troops right now in Afghanistan … reunited with Taliban senior leaders.

"These people are definitely going to make life more difficult for our troops and they're likely to have American blood on their hands again as they already do.''

Portman accused the Obama administration of concocting a "kind of revisionist history.''

"They say, well, what we said before about these guys being high risk and the fact that they're going to return to the fight, just forget all that. We've suddenly decided that they were rehabilitated somehow in Guantanamo over the last couple of years. I don't think anybody believes that.''

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll


See the “Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV each weekday live by clicking here now.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell Taking Extended Leave after Taxi Accident

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 06:56 AM

Cable news commentator Lawrence O'Donnell is taking a leave of several weeks from his job as host of the MSNBC program  . . .

Chairman of NJ Panel on Lane Closings Defends Role

Sunday, 02 Feb 2014 11:39 AM

The chairman of a New Jersey legislative committee looking into the role Gov. Chris Christie's administration played in  . . .

Democrat O’Malley's 'Better Off' Gaffe Explodes into GOP Talking Point

Monday, 03 Sep 2012 15:18 PM

Maryland Governor Martin O Malley sought today to clarify his remarks after Republicans seized on his answer to a questi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved