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Dems Don’t Want To Detain Illegals After Amnesty

From La Raza — sorry — La Reuters:

Senate rejects Republican effort to gut immigration bill

By Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan | June 13, 2013

WASHINGTON – (Reuters) – A landmark immigration bill survived a major challenge in the Senate on Thursday when its bipartisan "Gang of Eight" sponsors beat back an amendment that would have delayed a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal residents.

The proposal by Iowa Republican Charles Grassley would have prohibited a first step toward granting them legal status until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security "has maintained effective control" of the entire U.S.-Mexico border – 1,969 miles – for a period of six months.

How is that for a nice unbiased headline?

Besides, what is the logic here? If this amendment would have gutted this bill, then the so-called third pillar of the bill, border security, must have always been a sham designed to hoodwink Republican Congressmen.

Critics charged it could take years to achieve such a nebulous goal, undermining a centerpiece of the effort to overhaul the immigration system…

Aren’t these the same people who say that the border is already secured?

The vote on the Grassley amendment was the first test of unity and clout in the full Senate for the Gang of Eight – four Democrats and four Republicans – as they protected what they see as a pillar of their measure: a provision to quickly make undocumented immigrants legal residents.

In fact, that is the only pillar of the Gang Of Eight’s bill. Everything else is window dressing.

Grassley said the defeat of his amendment, 57-43, broke a promise by President Barack Obama’s Democrats to permit an "open debate." Democrats forced a vote after little discussion…

The vote on this amendment broke any number of Democrat and even Republican (Rubio) promises.

Republicans in the House of Representatives touted a tough new law-and-order bill aimed at illegal immigrants. It was a sign that at least for now, the conservative wing of the party was driving the immigration debate in that chamber.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte called the legislation "game changing" with its provisions giving state and local police departments powers to apprehend undocumented people.

Democrats characterized the bill as a step backward that would lead to racial profiling by local police.

"It’s alarming that this bill would turn millions of undocumented immigrants into criminals overnight. It’s not only terrible politics but its inhumane policy," said Representative John Conyers of Michigan, the senior Democrat on the committee…

In other words, Democrats want ‘open borders’ for the rest of time. To give them a steady stream of voters and maids.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, June 14th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Dems Don’t Want To Detain Illegals After Amnesty”

  1. Noyzmakr

    “It’s alarming that this bill would turn millions of undocumented immigrants into criminals overnight.”

    The bill isn’t turning them into crimminals. They did that to themselves when they ILLEGALLY crossed the border into OUR country!

  2. yadayada

    “would lead to racial profiling by local police.”

    in law enforcement we’ve always called it pattern recognition.


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