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Will Republicans Be Duped on Immigration?

February 24th, 2013 - 11:41 am

Republicans supporting a massive legalization program as part of immigration “reform” must have blinders on.  They must not see the perverted way the Obama administration simply refuses to enforce existing immigration laws — damning any promised “get tough” enforcement policy included in any immigration deal.

The Republican advocates of immigration reform argue that America should secure the border, legalize at least 11 million illegal immigrants, and vigorously enforce the immigration laws in the future. This goal — to start over while at the same time preventing future illegal immigration once and for all — has great appeal.

There’s only one problem — we have a president with a demonstrated record of ignoring “get tough” immigration laws already on the books.

A short journey thought the Obama administration’s lawless unwillingness to enforce existing “get tough” policies shows how laughable it is for Republicans to put any more faith in future promises to police the border.

The last few years of the Bush administration saw executive-branch lawyers getting tough with those caught illegally in the country.  That’s all stopped. Immigration officers now must turn a blind eye to illegal immigrants except those caught right at a border crossing or those who fit very narrow criteria for enforcement, including terrorists and serious criminals. The definition of “serious” criminals isn’t very broad either.

The Obama administration broadened policies granting Department of Homeland Security agents and attorneys “prosecutorial discretion” not to enforce the immigration laws against illegal immigrants.  When the Obama political appointees realized that career DHS agents and attorneys actually wanted to uphold their oaths to enforce the law, the administration took the “discretion” out of “prosecutorial discretion.”

Now, career DHS agents and attorneys are generally forbidden to enforce the immigration laws except as to shockingly narrow types of illegal aliens such as demonstrably violent criminals.

It is no wonder morale among these DHS employees is among the lowest in the federal government. When hardworking lawyers enter a profession to help the country and enforce the law, having a lawless president tell them not enforce it is demoralizing.

This is a side effect of the radical left’s policy permeation of the Obama administration. Those who respect the Rule of Law must witness firsthand its dismantling by ideological overseers.

The Obama administration also has made clear to these enforcers of the law that it does not even want to know who is in the United States illegally unless the immigrants fit very narrow criteria. See no evil, hear no evil, anger no racial interest groups.

One example is the 287(g) program.  The immigration overseers didn’t want state and local officials telling the feds about most of the illegal immigrants who are in their states and localities. The Justice Department even sued states that notified the Department of Homeland Security of illegal immigrants in their jails under state laws, even though federal law already permitted them to so notify DHS.

Justice Department lawyers in the Civil Division who signed off on these lawless cases should be ashamed of themselves. But sadly, shame is in short supply in Eric Holder’s Justice Department.

The administration wants cover if the state eventually releases an illegal alien who goes forth and commits a crime, or even kills someone, like a nun.

 

Martinelly Montano pleads guilty to killing nun.

 

No wonder Chief Justice John Roberts said during the Supreme Court oral argument in the case against Arizona last year: “It seems to me the federal government just doesn’t want to know who is here illegally.”

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1986 - Democrats offered comprehensive immigration reform (e.g. amnesty for 3.6 million illegals) in exchange for border security.

2013 - Democrats (and some turncoat Republicans) offer comprehensive immigration reform (11 million illegals with "path" to citizenship) in exchange for border security.

See any parallels? I do..... Stupid Republicans who are only thinking a bout getting more Hispanic votes.
1 year ago
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Republicans? Duped? People in and out of government who call themselves republicans.

Who are these "republicans" to be "duped"? Conjoined twin with other people who go by the names:

1. democrats, 2. liberals, 3. feell your (our) pain compassionates - they neither know nor care to know "you/us" except as key holder, door opener and conductor to seats on the gravy trains of politics, laughingly still called public service., 4, progressives, 5, internationalists, 6. multiculturalists. AND Guess who pays for their special seats on the gravy trains?

Duped? Innocent maidens to be seduced by sweet words, "valuable" gifts, and smarmy songs of their moustachioed and caped seducers for whom they are just another notch on the bedpost to register theirtriumph in seduction.

All's fair in love and war, and the particular aim of this seduction sho ain't love.

Triumph these willing "victims" describe as compromise. For the good of the nation. For the greater good. The "victims" panting to be "won".

In and out of government. Constituents who have the keys to the doors provide them to "representatives" of Republicanism who in collusion with their seducers rob the house of everything valuable. By providing the keys the constituents avoid charging their representatives with breaking and entering the House of Constitutional Republic of the USA. With unlawful intent.

Re Whoopi Goldberg, it isn't rape rape.
1 year ago
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Interesting read! However, it fails to point out that no matter the political party in control of the white house or the congress, immigration has continued on without any real enforcements or reform as each side, finds either political or economic benefit from the status quo policies.

Putting aside the political benefit, anybody who thinks that a radical policy enacted and strictly enforced would not significantly hurt major sectors of the national economy is simply removed from reality.

The first and most important component to immigration reform should be that of labor visa's and implementation reforms of employers utilizing the labor visa's. All non-skilled labor needs should be categorized by trade and exempted from ALL social secuirty taxes and benefits as NO legal alien or citizenship path would be made available on such a labor visa. They work until terminated or voluntarily quit and GO BACK HOME! The 'labor' visa employee WOULD NOT be allowed to bring their family or relatives across the border at ANY time so long as they hold that labor visa.

Put reasonable and efficient immigrant labor policies and strict enforcement in place and the 'lure' for illegal immigration benefit eventually diminishes to the point sought. Then, that leaves only the matters of illegal immigration for criminal enterprise to deal with in a most harsh manner! This could then be better managed with multiple enforcement agecincies.

No special labor visa and valid employer ID in hand, you're a criminal and prosecuted as such. Likewise, for employers who circumvent or otherwise violate the labor immighration laws!

Then, deal with the issue of those in-country who have lived and can certifiy long term employment either currently or before having retired -- they get a mandatory seven year track to either legal alien or citizenship. That would apply to those children who have become of legal age but not over the age of 19 unless in college with standing or the military.

Everybody else, well........

Why haven't the republicans developed a 'comprehensive' plan rather than just floating along until put into a political corner?
1 year ago
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Oh give me a break! The first and most important component S/B border security. Why bail out a leaky boat when you refuse to plug the hole?
1 year ago
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You miss the point completely! The leading countries of origin of immigrants to the U.S. are Mexico, India, the Philippines, and China. They are also among the leading countries of origin for 'illegal' immigration. I don't care what you propose to do to 'close' the Southern border of the U.S., you will not stop the large numbers of illegal immigrants coming into the U.S. by other means and routes especially if and when the economy comes back. Surely you're not suggesting putting a sixteen foot thick by 24 foot high wall around the U.S. land and water borders with armed guards every 100 feet. On the other hand, if you 'close' the 'benefit' of coming to the U.S. illegally, you diminish illegal immigration significantly and at much less economic costs to the taxpayers.

Its not a terribly hard legal immigrant labor system to implement! An employer of existing immigrants pays for a background check on each employ and a special federal identification card issued by each states law enforcement with the employee information, picture and fingerprint on the front and the employer information on the back. NO family members allowed! Now, you have created an enforcement tool in which the immigrant is either an employ of the company listed on the ID card or they aren't. If they aren't any longer employed by that employer and stayed incountry,, they get deported automatically and declined from entering the U.S. again as a legal labor immigrant. If another employer hires such a labor immigrant allow the old employer ID to be used that illegal employer is subject to a class A misdemeanor the first time and a class C felony for any subsequent violation(s). Pretty simple!

Now you know, or can 'validate' whose a legal labor immigrant and who isn't legal according to an employer data base and an ID card system with fingerprints and picture. Employment termination by the authorized employer requires surrender of the ID to be turned into the State and the employee given a 72-hour travel voucher to leave the country as well as entered into the data system.

They're either legal labor or criminals! Makes enforcement much easier and the word gets out pretty fast that you can't just cross the border illegally and go get a job. Those who come for nothing more than criminal enterprise, you try them, convict them and charge the governments of their origin for the cost of incrceration. If they don't pay, I'm sure we can withold monetary aid to their countries until they do pay.

Not a cure all, but it sure makes enforcement and determination of whose good and bad much easier. Then you can begin working on the mess created by the past.
1 year ago
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The is no more immigration in the sense that people want to come here and become a part of the USA. Like other invaders,they just want to come here and set up. Since we have no "border" as such, there is no limit to the number of relocators: 10,30,50,100 million... And then we will all be living in
another country-Norte Aztlan.
1 year ago
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The title: "Will Republicans Be Duped on Immigration?"

Of course they will. They always get duped by the Dems, don't they?
1 year ago
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Krauthamer is right!! The Rubio bill has immediate special status for all illegals. What are the chances even a republican will take it away from millions = ZERO!

One good idea I heard was give them all a work permit but...No citizenship Ever! No voting rights EVER!! No welfare ever!
1 year ago
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Lets see.... This mean the Republicans will have to compromise on their principles. Oh, I forgot, there are no principles left. Guess it really is a dog eat dog world.
1 year ago
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If you're gonna groan about America's downfall, you mite as well go be a Democrat. I'm NOT putting up with that crap. Either get your act together and stop being in despair, or I'll just consider you a leftie. God! Does everyone still have Obamaitis or something from the '12 election?
1 year ago
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Previous comment I forgot to insert Rubio bill.
1 year ago
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Also the Rubio has got some good elements in it, but I'm skeptical about huge immigration reform. If it's gonna be done, let it be done in smaller steps. First, border security. Not the next month, not the next week, not the next day, NOW. Then once fully secured the 10+ million illegals can be dealt with. Also Rubio made the point that 40% of all illegals are here because of expired visas so if they wanna stay and become citizens, they pay fines and back taxes and go to the back of the line. If they don't wanna become citizens they go back to where they come from. And as for the others, if you don't have the intention of becoming a US citizen and here only for government funded welfare (and don't have any required work skills and/or education), then you get deported (same goes for felons of course). Oh yes, gotta learn English if you don't know already. Also, don't do it for political reasons (or at least not the main or only reason), do it for the genuine reason of simply securing our border and reforming our immigration system. Nothing more, nothing less. Also, if I wasn't restricted of what I could and couldn't say I'd probably be swearing at those who are speaking doom and gloom. STOP now if you're doing so. This country's not lost yet and it WON'T be.
1 year ago
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