Here We Go Again: Gang Of 8 Pushes “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”
Which, just like in 2007, is all about amnesty for people who came to this country illegally or overstayed their visas while giving lip service to border control
(NY Times) A bipartisan group of senators has agreed on a set of principles for a sweeping overhaul of the immigration system, including a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants that would hinge on progress in securing the borders and ensuring that foreigners leave the country when their visas expire.
The senators were able to reach a deal by incorporating the Democrats’ insistence on a single comprehensive bill that would not deny eventual citizenship to illegal immigrants, with Republican demands that strong border and interior enforcement had to be clearly in place before Congress could consider legal status for illegal immigrants.
The minute this legislation is signed into law (provided it passes, of course), the Obama administration will start moving forward with legalizing and naturalizing illegals, who come from all over the world. Approximately 1/3rd of all illegals are people who overstayed their visas, they aren’t just Mexicans.
“Look at the last election,” Mr. McCain said Sunday morning on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” “We are losing dramatically the Hispanic vote, which we think should be ours.” The senator also said he had seen “significant improvements” in border enforcement, although “we’ve still got a ways to go.”
McCain, Bush, Lindsay Graham, and many of the others pushing Shamnesty in 2007 were saying the same thing, and the answer now is the same as then: these illegals, when they obtain citizenship, will mostly end up being Democrat voters, not Republican voters. So many of them are going to end up right in the social entitlement system. Just like happened in 1986 when Democrats talked Reagan into it, saying “just this one time”. And just like then, any deal will embolden future illegals to come.
If Democrats thought the illegal’s votes would go to the GOP, they wouldn’t be pushing so hard for amnesty.
Among the plan’s new proposals is the creation of a commission of governors, law enforcement officials and community leaders from border states that would assess when border security measures had been completed. A proposal would also require that an exit system be in place for tracking departures of foreigners who entered the country through airports or seaports, before any illegal immigrants could start on a path to citizenship.
And the commission, surely stacked with amnesty supporters, will quickly say “it’s good! Let’s get on with the “pathway to citizenship!””
You’re welcome to read the proposals mentioned in the article, but, it will look eerily like it is 2007 again, and we all know the way this ends: border barely secured, illegals allowed to gain citizenship without going through the same process as everyone else has to (most will barely speak English, if speak at all, the fines and taxes will be voided, the surely won’t go to the end of the line nor “touch base” back in their originating country, among others), our entitlements programs overwhelmed, and more illegals streaming in.
Tell you what, let’s look back to 1989, when an ultra far right wing neoconservative paper assessed the result of the 1986 amnesty
The most sweeping effort to halt illegal immigration in American history, the 1986 overhaul of immigration law, may have cut the flow of illegal aliens less than expected and may have actually encouraged unlawful entry in several ways.
”We have found no evidence that the 1986 immigration law has shut off the flow of new undocumented migrants,” said Wayne Cornelius, director of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California at San Diego. A Decade of Study (snip)
A plan to strengthen the Border Patrol was never fully carried out, and experts reach widely differing verdicts on the effectiveness of the sanctions against employers who hire illegal aliens.
But, it did create lots of Democrat voters.