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Gang Of 8′s Security Metric Calls For Commission

From a cheering New York Times:

Broad Outlines of Senate Immigration Agreement Emerge

By JULIA PRESTON and ASHLEY PARKER | April 10, 2013

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators has largely agreed on a broad immigration bill that would require tough border measures to be in place before illegal immigrants could take the first steps to become American citizens, according to several people familiar with drafts of the legislation.

A "bipartisan" group of Senators who are ultimately all for amnesty.

But in a delicate compromise worked out over weeks of negotiations, the bill does not impose any specific measurements of border enforcement results that, if they were not met, would stop the immigrants from proceeding toward citizenship.

In other words, Chuck Schumer’s famous "border security metric" will not stop any illegal alien from getting amnesty. No matter what.

Instead, the bill allows a period of 10 years for the Department of Homeland Security to make plans and use resources to fortify enforcement at the borders and elsewhere within the country before it sets several broader hurdles that could derail the immigrants’ progress toward citizenship if they are not achieved.

In other words, illegal aliens will be given provisional legality for ten years. And if (when) this "border security metric" fails, then DHS might be allowed to consider restrictions on giving illegals citizenship.

But they won’t have to put any restrictions on citizenship. They just have to wait ten years and see if border security fails, before they can even think about any restrictions.

And if the border security goals aren’t met, what is going to happen? Are these 11 million illegal aliens are going to have their ‘provisional legal status’ revoked in 10 years? Fat chance.

During the first decade after passage, the bill sets ambitious goals for border authorities — including continuous surveillance of 100 percent of the United States border and 90 percent effectiveness of enforcement in several high-risk sectors — and for other workplace and visa enforcement measures. It provides at least $3 billion for Homeland Security officials to meet those goals during the first five years, with a possibility of additional financing.

If you are going to lie dream, lie dream big. We have seen how these proposals has worked in the past.

The bill includes provisions, or “triggers,” during that decade that allow Congress at different points to ensure the enforcement goals are being met…

As drafted, the legislation would provide as much as $3.5 billion for the Department of Homeland Security to set up a five-year border security plan. Officials must present the plan within six months, and no immigrants can gain any provisional legal status until the plan is in place. It would include a program to finish any border fencing that border agents deem necessary

If, after five years, border officials have not reached the surveillance and enforcement goals, the bill establishes a border commission to advise the Department of Homeland Security on how to reach its goals, with additional financing of up to $2 billion.

Have you go that? If these goals are not reached in five years, there will be a commission established to advise DHS on how to meet these goals. Now that is a bill with teeth!

Homeland Security officials will also be required to expand a worker verification system, making it mandatory nationwide for all employers within five years. Within 10 years, they must also create an electronic exit system at all airports and seaports to help ensure that foreigners leave when their visas expire…

Why can’t we do all of these things without giving amnesty?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, April 11th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Gang Of 8′s Security Metric Calls For Commission”

  1. I’m positive not one of these Chattering Class buffoons can define what ‘metrics’ really is.

    ‘Cause they’re using it in sentences that have no relation to the reality of ‘metrics’ as if it has some kind of magical powers.

    Jebus Christos … we are ruled by farking dunderheads.

  2. Petronius

    They don’t need no stinkin’ metrics.

    Despite its manifest foolishness, their idea of an America without borders is alive and well among Liberals and Democrats.

    According to their ideology, the coming socialist utopia will usher in a new world order where class distinctions will be erased, where religions will melt away, where diverse races and peoples will merge into one, like a great field of brown daisies, and where nation states and borders will wither away.

    In their ideology the sovereignty of the United States is simply one more vestige of our shameful past to be overcome.

    Of course in the new socialist utopia that emerges from the rubble, they will rule. To understand their ideology, always ask: Cui bono?




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