The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) issued a press release yesterday urging Republican House leadership to forgo plans for amnesty for the 11 million illegal aliens in the United States. The organization instead, calls for the House to focus on enforcing the nation's laws. 

"The NAFBPO urges the American public to directly request Congressmen John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan to abandon their dreams of amnesty, by whatever name, and get on a realistic track to ensure national security and public safety. That track leads to effective interior enforcement in every jurisdiction in all fifty states. Only then can actual border security and control become possible," the group wrote in the release. 

The group criticized the Senators who voted for the senate amnesty-granting bill, S.744, which passed the Senate last month and is now before the House.

"The U.S. Senators who passed S-744 voted, in effect, to protect that criminal alien population, with little or no regard for national security or public safety." 

According to the press release, the organization wants to draw attention to the fact that many illegal aliens are criminals, despite what the mainstream media and Congress are telling the American people. 

"The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers wishes to draw America’s attention to the fact that the massive alien population illegally present in the United States, often typified as benign huddled masses yearning to breathe free, is simply not as so often characterized. Based on past arrest figures, there is a significant percentage living among us with criminal records, many violent. Moreover, organized illegal drug and human trafficking over our porous borders has established transnational criminal operations in over 2,000 American cities. It is certainly reasonable to presume that potential terrorists are also part of this shadow population. Presently, there is no way to know. They live among us."

The NAFBTO calls on congress to make the safety of the American people it's first priority and warns Congress to not cave on special interests from corporate lobbyists.  

The organization supports greater interior enforcement as the best way to protect American citizens and reducing illegal immigration.

"Real border security begins when protecting Legal Resident Aliens and American Citizens from criminal aliens becomes priority number one in Congress. Effective interior enforcement of existing immigration law targeting these transnational criminals would greatly reduce the present incentive to enter or remain illegally in the United States. Amnesty, in any of its convoluted forms, would further diminish border security by sweetening the pot to get here and remain illegally." 

Last month, S.744, an immigration bill that grants amnesty for illegal aliens passed the Senate and is now before the House. Earlier this month, House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) stated that the House would not consider the Senate bill and wouls start to draft its own bill.

Click here to read the NAFBPO press release.  

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Updated: Tue, Jul 23rd 2013 @ 1:35pm EDT