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Eight Senators Reach A ‘Deal’ On Total Amnesty

From a cheering Associated Press:

Senators reach deal on immigration changes

By ERICA WERNER | January 28, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws.

The deal, which was to be announced at a news conference Monday afternoon, covers border security, guest workers and employer verification, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in this country.

Of course, once this has safely been enshrined as a law we will suddenly discover that there are two or three times that number of illegal aliens in the country. In fact, this law will start a veritable ‘Mariel boat lift’ across the border.

Although thorny details remain to be negotiated and success is far from certain, the development heralds the start of what could be the most significant effort in years toward overhauling the nation’s inefficient patchwork of immigration laws…

There is nothing wrong with our laws that enforcing them wouldn’t fix.

The eight senators expected to endorse the new principles Monday are Democrats Charles Schumer of New York, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado; and Republicans John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida and Jeff Flake of Arizona.

What a pantheon of heroes. But, you see? It only takes eight Senators to express the will of The People. Just like it only takes two Republicans to show ‘strong bi-partisan support.’ (McCain and Graham don’t count.)

Several of these lawmakers have worked for years on the issue. McCain collaborated with the late Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on comprehensive immigration legislation pushed by then-President George W. Bush in 2007, only to see it collapse in the Senate when it couldn’t get enough GOP support…

Would that be the same Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy who said on the floor of the Senate in 1986: "This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this."

But ‘those who do not remember history are doomed to repent it.’

"What’s changed, honestly, is that there is a new, I think, appreciation on both sides of the aisle — including maybe more importantly on the Republican side of the aisle — that we have to enact a comprehensive immigration reform bill," McCain said Sunday on ABC’s "This Week."

"I think the time is right," McCain said…

McCain always thinks the time is right for amnesty. That is, unless he is running for office.

The group claims a notable newcomer in Rubio, a potential 2016 presidential candidate whose conservative bona fides may help smooth the way for support among conservatives wary of anything that smacks of amnesty.

Where is the outrage from the news media at Rubio for flip-flopping so dramatically on this issue? Instead, he will be hailed as a hero. That is, until election time rolls around.

In an opinion piece published Sunday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Rubio wrote that the existing system amounts to "de facto amnesty," and he called for "commonsense reform."

Well, he is right about that. We have had a "de facto amnesty" since Obama has refused to enforce our immigration laws against illegal aliens unless they commit a major felony. (Including his relatives.)

According to documents obtained by The Associated Press, the senators will call for accomplishing four goals:

—Creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants already here, contingent upon securing the border and better tracking of people here on visas.

What border?

—Reforming the legal immigration system, including awarding green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees in science, math, technology or engineering from an American university.

All those wonderful high tech workers from Mexico and Guatemala.

—Creating an effective employment verification system to ensure that employers do not hire illegal immigrants.

Just like we did in 1986.

—Allowing more low-skill workers into the country and allowing employers to hire immigrants if they can demonstrate they couldn’t recruit a U.S. citizen; and establishing an agricultural worker program.

What is the current unemployment rate for un-skilled workers?

The principles being released Monday are outlined on just over four pages, leaving plenty of details left to fill in…

Don’t worry, the real bill has already been written and it is thousands of pages long. And no one will ever read it.

In order to satisfy the concerns of Rubio and other Republicans, the senators are calling for the completion of steps on border security and oversight of those here on visas before taking major steps forward on the path to citizenship.

Just like Ted Kennedy promised in 1986.

Even then, those here illegally would have to qualify for a "probationary legal status" that would allow them to live and work here — but not qualify for federal benefits — before being able to apply for permanent residency…

That is until La Raza and the ACLU take this to court, where a liberal judge will be found to give them all the benefits of citizens.

The senators envision a more streamlined process toward citizenship for immigrants brought here as children by their parents, and for agricultural workers…

"Streamlined process" means speed things up so these illegal aliens can get to vote Democrat in 2014. Which is what this is all about, of course.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, January 28th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Eight Senators Reach A ‘Deal’ On Total Amnesty”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Eight Senators brings to mind …

    Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
    Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
    Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
    One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

  2. Enthalpy says:

    McCain will never get it. He, like Graham, will always subscribe to the philosophy of the week. The Republican party, as constituted in McCain’s view, is null and void although McCain continues to be a Democrat wanna be. Democrats give people stuff! Democrats give people our stuff. Democrats expect their votes in return-that’s all. Asians and Hispanics vote Democrat because Democrats give them our stuff. John McCain will never get it and I’m disgusted by his continued betrayal.

  3. mr_bill says:

    Well, surprise, surprise, surprise: Juan McCain and Lindsey Gr-Amnesty!

    How is it that Mr. Menendez has any time to write legislation? I thought his days were full with foreign hookers and illegal immigrant sex offender staffers. You know….the face of the new democrat party.

  4. jhstuart says:

    Rubio should be more cautious. He may catch something by standing so close to slimeball Menendez.

  5. captstubby says:

    Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., one of the eight senators, called the new proposal a “major breakthrough” and said he hopes to turn it into legislation by March — with the goal of passing something out of the Senate “by late spring or summer.”
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., standing beside him, claimed 2013 is the “best chance” lawmakers will have to tackle immigration for years.
    Even so, the proposed pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants drew immediate criticism from others on Capitol Hill.
    “No one should be surprised that individuals who have supported amnesty in the past still support amnesty,” Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said. “By granting amnesty, the Senate proposal actually compounds the problem by encouraging more illegal immigration.”
    The eight senators who unveiled the new principles are Democrats Schumer, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado; and Republicans McCain, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Rubio of Florida and Jeff Flake of Arizona.
    The principles released Monday are outlined on just over four pages, leaving plenty of details to fill in.

    “The way these comrades look at problems
    is wrong. They do not look at the
    essential or main aspects but emphasize the
    non-essential or minor ones. It should be
    pointed out that these non-essential or
    minor aspects must not be overlooked and
    must be dealt with one by one. But they
    should not be taken as the essential or main
    aspects, or we will lose our bearings.

    You can’t solve a problem? Well, get
    down and investigate the present facts and
    its past history! When you have investigated
    the problem thoroughly, you will know how
    to solve it. Conclusions invariably come after
    investigation, and not before. Only a blockhead
    cudgels his brains on his own, or together
    with a group, to “find a solution”
    or “evolve an idea” without making any
    investigation. It must be stressed that this
    cannot possibly lead to any effective solution
    or any good idea.”


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