Meet the New Amnesty Bill, Same as the Old Amnesty Bill
Once again, members of Congress, including Republican Senators John McCain and Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio came up with a rehash of Senate Bill 1200, better known as the 1986 Amnesty Bill.
What they came up with already done once back in 1986, and represents one of the low points of Reagan’s presidency. Reagan signed the bill into law, and it was supposed to grant amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens, get tougher on employers who hired illegal immigrants, and secure the border.
Instead, the border was never secured the border, and employers continued to hire illegals, often filled with fraudulent applications. Illegal immigration surged as people saw the hope of getting free citizenship in the US.
This new bill is supposed to, well, grant amnesty to 11 million illegal aliens, get tougher on employers who hire illegal immigrants, and secure the border. A path to citizenship is amnesty, only by another, less threatening name.
Instead, it is going to cause a surge in illegal immigration, employers will still hire illegals, and the border won’t be secured.
We’ve seen this before, nearly 30 years ago, and the end result will be the same.
At the same time, we have a president who has declared that he is not a king.
“Well, I think as– as you know– and I’ve said this before to you, Jose, but– I’m not a king,” Obama replied. “You know, my job as the head of the executive branch ultimately is to carry out the law. And– you know, when it comes to enforcement of our immigration laws– we’ve got some discretion. We can prioritize– what we do. But we can’t simply ignore the law.”
However, he did ignore the law when he signed an Executive Order that said that people younger than 30 who came to the United States before the age of 16, pose no criminal or security threat, and were successful students or served in the military can get a two-year deferral from deportation, according to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Obama isn’t overturning any law, he is just choosing to ignore it.
“It makes no sense to expel talented young people who are, for all intents and purposes, Americans,” said the president.
It makes no sense, Mr. President, to allow a loophole in immigration law that rewards the children of those who come here illegally, and thus break the law. Breaking the law makes them criminals. Most of us who have to wait in line for something don’t like it when someone jumps in front of us, and that’s exactly what those people have done. They have jumped in front of those who are waiting and trying to come legally.
You talk about fairness, Mr. President? How is that fair?
Those on the other side of the debate come up with some of the most ridiculous arguments. I saw a tweet the other day that said “I can’t help but laugh when I see NON-Native Americans complain about illegals… um and where did your family come from exactly then? lol!”
There is this notion that because the politically correct crowd refers to American Indian as Native Americans, then they are the only true natives.
Did these people flunk basic geography and history?
The “Native” Americans came across the land bridge from Asia into North American, and migrated south.
What’s native about that? I have just as much right to claim that I’m native as you do for them. I was born in this land, as were my parents, and their parents. In fact, I have American Indian bloodlines in my family.
Our prisons are filling with illegals who come here and commit crimes. Latino gangs are increasing in numbers. If Congress wants to pass an immigration reform bill, they should have one thing in it and one thing only; a requirement that employers verify the immigration status of every worker. It’s not like we don’t have the computing capacity to do this anymore.
If this current bill passes, the Democrats will take credit, creating at least 5 million new voters for their base (assuming they aren’t voting already). If it doesn’t, the Republicans will be blamed further making that party look bad, and “anti-immigrant”.