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Schumer Won’t Let Border Security Stop Amnesty

From the Daily Caller:

Schumer: Legalizing Illegal immigrants won’t be stopped by border security needs

By Nicholas Ballasy | January 31, 2013

New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer said securing the nation’s borders should not be used as “a barrier” to giving illegal immigrants living in the U.S. a pathway to citizenship.

“We want the border to be secure. It’s more secure than it was several years ago, but it has a ways to go… But we’re not using border security as an excuse or block to the path of citizenship…" We just want to make sure… but not to use it as a barrier to prevent the 11 million from eventually gaining a path to citizenship.”

No, we must not have any barriers to illegal aliens becoming Democrat voters. Not even what used to be called ‘national borders.’

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who joined a bipartisan group to announce an immigration reform blueprint earlier this week, argues that increased border security should come before a pathway to citizenship.

“The only way that I know to incentivize the enforcement part is to say that the green card stuff doesn’t even begin to happen until the enforcement happens first,” said Rubio.

“That trigger is critically important, otherwise it will never happen. That’s why we are where we are today. Because when they did this in 1986, they did not do the enforcement, and that led to 11 million people. We will be right back here again in ten years or less if we don’t do the enforcement.”

Lest we forget, Chuck Schumer, then in the House, was instrumental in giving us the 1986 amnesty. (President Reagan even singled him out for his work at the signing of the Simpson-Mazzoli Act.)

And Schumer said almost exactly the same thing back then that he is saying now about how secure the borders are.

The Obama administration’s latest reports on the state of security on the U.S.-Mexico border paint a bleak picture.

The Department of Justice’s National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC), which is now closed, reported in 2011 that Mexican drug cartels “control access” to the U.S.-Mexico border. The NDIC said the U.S.-Mexico border remains “the primary gateway for moving the bulk of illicit drugs into the United States.”

The NDIC’s last report warned that conditions within “border communities along both sides of the Texas-Mexico border are tantamount to living in a war zone in which civil authorities, law enforcement agencies as well as citizens are under attack around the clock.”

Nitpickers. (But now we know what the NDIC is closed.)

Besides, just because drugs and drug warlords can cross the border at will, that doesn’t mean the borders aren’t sealed tight as a drum.

The Obama administration decided to reduce the number of troops on the U.S.-Mexico border in December of 2011.

The Government Accountability Office reported in February 2011 that only 129 of the nearly 2,000 mile U.S.-Mexico border have been classified as “controlled” by Customs and Border Protection…

“GAO’s preliminary analysis of the 873 border miles under operational control in 2010 showed that about 129 miles (15 percent) were classified as ‘controlled’ and the remaining 85 percent were classified as ‘managed.’”

A spokesperson for the GAO told TheDC that their border report from almost two years ago is the latest on record.

‘What difference does it make?’ Besides, a 15% success rate is pretty good for the government.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, February 1st, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Schumer Won’t Let Border Security Stop Amnesty”

  1. Petronius

    “a barrier to prevent the 11 million….”

    Ever notice how that magic number, 11 million, has been carved in stone?

    Remember years ago they were talking about amnesty for 11 million? Yet somehow with the passage of time the number of illegals has remained cemented at 11 million.

    It has not increased one iota over the last decade or so.

    Notwithstanding years of lax border enforcement by Bush and zero border enforcement by Nerobama.

    And notwithstanding that only 129 of 2,000 miles of border remain controlled.

    Amazing.

    But hey, who’s counting?

    • yadayada

      I think they mean the NEW 11 million that came in since the last time this issue was seriously debated in washington


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