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Amnesty Bill Has More Waivers Than Obama-Care

From the Daily Caller:

New immigration bill has more waivers and exceptions per page than Obamacare

By Neil Munro | May 2, 2013

The Senate’s “Gang of Eight” has released a new version of the immigration bill that contains 999 references to waivers, exemptions and political discretion.

The revised 867-page bill contains multiple changes from the first 844-page version, released April 18, but Democrats have not announced any delay to the committee review of the complex bill that begins next week.

The bill includes roughly 1.14 waivers or exemptions per page. By comparison, the 2,409-page Obamacare law includes 0.78 waivers and exemptions per page.

The Obamacare law contains 1,882 mentions of “unless,” “notwithstanding,” “except,” “exempt,” “waivers,” “discretion” and “may.” “Waiver” is mentioned 209 times in the law.

The new draft of the immigration bill — which will allow officials much control over the supply and cost of labor needed by American companies — has 85 mentions of “unless,” 150 uses of “except,” 18 inclusions of “exempt,” 92 mentions of “waiver,” 42 offers of “discretion,” 47 use of “notwithstanding” and 618 uses of “may” in the 876-page bill

This is the way totalitarian governments and/or Democrat Party machine politics always work. The laws are carefully crafted to give the ruling party and their loyal friends every advantage over the rest of the citizenry population.

President Barack Obama backs the bill, and told reporters Tuesday that it “is going to be a historic achievement.” …

Which is probably true. No other nation has ever given its culture away with one fell swoop like this before. Even Rome did it in incremental steps, by gradually making more and more foreigners ‘citizens’.

The bill is extremely complex. For example, there are 47 mentions of the term “notwithstanding,” each of which creates an exemption to the bill or to existing law. On page 339 of the new bill, a paragraph requires the amnesty be extended to illegals who voluntarily left the United States or were deported.

“Notwithstanding section 212(a)(9) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(9)), an alien’s application for an immigrant visa shall be considered if the alien was excluded, deported, removed, or departed voluntarily before the date of the enactment of this Act,” says the paragraph.

You can hide a lot of skullduggery in complexity. (Cf. Obama-Care.)

Another section allows the families of deported illegals, including family members who never visited the United States, to apply for the amnesty.

The limited-immigration group NumbersUSA has estimated that 33 million extra people would be able to apply to live in the United States because of the immigration bill, under the terms of the original draft…

Not to mention that ‘chair migration’ will later bring in millions more ‘brothers and sisters and cousins and aunts.’

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 3rd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Amnesty Bill Has More Waivers Than Obama-Care”

  1. captstubby says:

    history repeats?

    “On December 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first Southern state to declare its secession and later formed the Confederacy. The first shots of the Civil War were fired in Charleston .”

    South Carolina bill would make it a crime to implement ObamaCare

    Published May 03, 2013


    July 1, 2003: The South Carolina State House
    The Supreme Court may have ruled ObamaCare is constitutional, but implementing the controversial federal law would become a crime in South Carolina if a bill passed by the state House becomes law.
    The bill, approved Wednesday by a vote of 65-39, declares President Obama’s signature legislation “null and void.” Whereas the law that Obama pushed and Congress passed is known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, South Carolina’s law would be known as the Freedom of Health Care Protection Act.
    It would prohibit state officials and employees from “enforcing or attempting to enforce such unconstitutional laws” and “establish criminal penalties and civil liability” for those who engage in activities that aid the implementation of ObamaCare.

  2. Enthalpy says:

    We should be so grateful that these slimes represent us. They are perfidious scum.

  3. Melly says:

    Just in case anyone is concerned that senators aren’t reading the 844-page immigration reform bill from the Group of Eight closely before returning from recess next week, note that Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is tweeting as he goes, calling out concerning elements of the legislation:

    pg 83 says Sec of Homeland Security can waive citizenship processing fees for illegals

    page 165 says Ag workers c…an be exempted from fees for work authorization cards

    page 71 lets Sec of Homeland Security waive citizenship eligibility for illegals who have been ordered for deportation

    bill uses “unreviewable” 7 times

    bill uses “waiver” 94 times

    page 65 says Homeland Security Secretary can waive inadmissibility for humanitarian purposes and public interest

    page 11 says that Secretary of Homeland Security can alter legal immigrant status of #DREAM and ag. workers

    pg 102 lets Sec of Homeland Security waive employment and education requirements for illegals

    pg 69 says Sec of Homeland Security can extend time allowed to apply for legal status

    page 131 lets Sec of Homeland Security give $50,000,000 grants to assist illegals in citizenship apps

    pg 112 lets DHS Secretary define what counts as “compelling circumstance” in citizenship app


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