Will problems with immigration ever be solved? Frankly, do those who appear to fight for “reform” really want the issue to go away? After all, immigration advocacy has become quite the cottage industry.
And for dishonest politicians, as practically all of them are turning out to be, they are always looking for a good PC cause to latch on to. I will give at least a few of them credit for the courage to appear on conservative talk radio to plead their cases.
A few weeks ago Marco Rubio was on Rush Limbaugh’s show. Rush tried his best to be civil, but as a veteran listener, I others knew Rush wasn’t buying what Marco was dishing out.
Jeff Flake spoke on the Glenn Beck radio program. Man, did Beck NOT agree with Flake’s positions!
We often wonder what happens to these guys when they go to Washington. Is the capital building like some Death Star? During freshman orientation they are brought before the Emperor Darth Sidious and shown the power of the dark side. I just don’t get it?
Ali Baba Schumer and his seven other thieves have picked up two more for their merry band, progressive Republicans John Cornyn (R- Texas) and Orrin Hatch (R – Utah). Sorry Mark Levin, but Orrin is a big government progressive.
With their help many amendments to at least slow this train have gone down to overwhelming defeat —amendments such as requiring full operational border security before granting illegals legal status. Wow! What a radical proposal.
What was passed was Democrat Patrick Leahy’s amendment to give Big Sis Napolitano and DHS the leeway to secure the border . . . or not. I’m going to guess not. How about you?
Another proposal was to require just six months of border control before legal status was granted to criminal aliens. That too was soundly defeated. To it, Diane Feinstein said: “I have no doubt to this nation’s commitment to enforce the border.” Jeff Flake added that they shouldn’t delay amnesty for security. Fear not Jeff. They won’t. There will be full amnesty and no security. Heck, even if they vote for security, it won’t get done.
Remember the 2006 border fence agreement? I believe it was to construct 750 miles of double-layered fence.
Nearly everyone, Republican and Democrat alike voted for it. That was seven years ago. We now have 35 miles built and no plans to complete it. Liars!
Another amendment that was passed is to allow Big Sis to cut back or stop altogether the reimbursements to states that imprison illegals.
In 2005 the GAO (Government Accounting Office) issued a report on just this. Keep in mind this was eight years ago.
The report discovered in just the federal prisons and 27% of prisoners are illegals and the majority of that number were Mexicans. Between 2001 and 2004 reimbursements to state and local prisoners was $5.8 billion. It was estimated that reimbursements from the feds was no more than 25% of the cost the states had incurred.
So the feds refuse to do what they are charged to do, secure the border and deal with illegals, and the states are left holding most of the bag. And now thanks to this bill and the DHS, probably the whole bag.
Bear in mind that states have no deportation authority, so they are truly stuck.
This 867-page and growing debacle will pass. We will have mass amnesty. There is already an ever-increasing influx of illegals coming over in anticipation. The border will not be secured and the country’s demise will be hastened because of it.
This is a textbook Cloward-Piven Strategy: overload the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.”
We’re in for a long-term siphoning of personal liberties, higher taxes, escalating crime numbers, and an overwhelmed social service sector that we’ll have to pay for. The Democrats will realize a short-term gain, but in the end the nation will suffer.