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7 Reasons Not to Swallow Marco Rubio’s Immigration Snake Oil

April 24th, 2013 - 8:07 am

3. Undermining Immigration Enforcement

When it comes to interfering with front-line immigration officers, the bill goes from bad to worse. It ties the hands of law enforcement and prevents them from doing their jobs. It infers that the men in uniform aren’t to be trusted. That’s why the federal immigration officers’ union strongly opposes it.

The bill prohibits immigration officers from apprehending anyone who “appears eligible” for legalization for the two and one-half years that aliens could apply for it (page 69-70). It prohibits aliens from being deported until all their appeals up to and including the federal courts are exhausted years and years into the future. During all of this time, they cannot be detained, apparently even if they are criminals (page 73). It even requires that immigration officers help aliens apply, and spends large sums of money advertising the legalization program  (page 93).

Anytime the federal government requires marketing to minority communities, millions of dollars flow into politically friendly radio and print companies.

Moreover, if an alien applies for legalization, the bill makes the application secret and states that it can never be used by DHS to deport him, even if he is denied under the program (page 118). DHS cannot even provide information from the application in immigration court. This is an open invitation for applicants to commit fraud with no consequences.

The bill discourages DHS from deporting aliens even if they are denied legalization.

The bill seems to assume that immigration agents are lawless characters. This is a favorite narrative of the open-borders left.

The bill requires immigration officers to be trained by the assistant attorney general for civil rights and his lawyers (page 49).  The current holder of that office is the radical Thomas Perez, and the ideological hiring within his agency has been covered extensively here at PJ Media. This is the same agency that has a “National Origin Working Group” that meets to do whatever it can to roll out the welcome mat to illegal aliens. The bill wants the radicals inside DOJ’s most radical division to train front-line law enforcement officers.

The bill creates an Oversight Task Force at the southern border to protect “due process” which must include as members “civil rights activists” that can hold hearings and demand information from DHS (page 51). The message that would be sent to immigration agents would be unmistakable: do nothing at all.

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It's a Comprehensive Immigration Surrender.

Our legislators don't have the guts to enforce our law, not a one of them. They don't have the guts to pass new laws restricting immigration in any meaningful way. They just want a face-saving way to surrender without making the people too mad.

They'll just kick the "surrender" can a little farther down the road.

Meanwhile, the only would-be immigrants who will be hindered at all by our laws, will continue to be those who want to be admitted legally.
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To quote Hilary Clinton, "What difference does it make?"

The point is that he is sponsoring a bill that effectively throws American sovereignty out the window.
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Yeah lets do to the whole country what was done to California.

Not one single Republican in any state office here.
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Should the worst happen and immigration reform be made law , why aren't Republicans preparing to welcome all the new voters , give them help with Registering To Vote and any other important stuff , like letting them know that there is a party other than Democrats , and that there are important issues 1st , 2nd , and 4th Amendment protections to protect , and why they is so important .Remember - that these people are not coming from lands that guard the rights of their citizens .

Validate your 2nd Amendment Rights . Carry .
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Why the immigration bill will pass. Why this is a clarion call for social conservative strong movement in our nation by Jews Christians and Muslims
the three Abraham faiths
Douthat
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/opinion/sunday/douthat-when-the-assimilation-of-immigrants-stalls.html?hp
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don't write here, write to your congressmen. three emails a day, until this abomination is abandoned, is all it takes...
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If this immigration bill passes, there will be a flood of immigrants entering the country. Unemployment will go to 25-30 percent, 60% in the black community. Race war between the black and everyone else. Welfare costs will explode, medicaid costs will explode, just as Obama's health insurance/care debacle hits high gear.

It will be great.
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Make that three of us.
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What a great story this can become all inspired by the picture I see here of 19 year old "pot" selling Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who destroys the entire Republican party so we can rebuild it some day , ,Marco Rubio playing the part of Jean Valjean , "stealing bread for the Jesus Mary and Joseph aliens . But Javert catches up to him.
Here on my Island with the 13 heavens I must thank the great angels of the great Islam temple with all the thrones exposed at low tide bringing this gift to the Christian to make this possible
What a great temple this is towering into the clouds with statues of stone not carved with man's hands peering over the sea some ready to fall into the great sea when the great mountains hit the temple . This a great wonder of the world here on my 13 heaven Island
This man I am sure would say the same thing
" have gazed on the walls of impregnable Babylon along which chariots may race, and on the Zeus by the banks of the Alpheus, I have seen the hanging gardens, and the Colossus of the Helios, the great man-made mountains of the lofty pyramids, and the gigantic tomb of Mausolus; but when I saw the sacred house of Artemis that towers to the clouds, the others were placed in the shade, for the sun himself has never looked upon its equal outside Olympus.

— AntiGreek Anthology IX.58
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good imagery for this unfolding story

revelation 6
12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red, 13 and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14 The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.

15 Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16 They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us[f] from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of their[g] wrath has come, and who can withstand it?”
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footnote
there in my great city under lock down I ride my bicycle to the bomb as a messenger of the great King . Better he sends messenger then he come himself so the story unfolds before our eyes yet the blind call for greater blindness leading to the great pit so it seems
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The Rubio Jihad: Death To America by demographic pressure cooker.

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7 Reasons Not to Swallow Marco Rubio’s Immigration Snake Oil

Number One: It's the same ol' same ol'. The powers that be (the "elite" or the "governing class" -- whatever) benefit; while the rest of us who compete in the workplace and who live outside of exclusive gated communities, pay the tab.

I would ask Marco Rubio, have you ever had a public housing project built next you your hitherto happy property? Say, a duplex inhabited by ... new arrivals ... from south of the border ... who have LOTS of friends ... and who do not see any harm in peeing off the front porch, when the need takes them? Have you ever experienced that? Have you ever had to call in the cops time and again to have to cope with that sort of crap?

No, I suppose not. And that is the thing. The people in Washington, like (alas) Rubio, have no CLUE how their 1.000-page laws and policies affect We, the People.

At the risk of sounding like a Democrat, the U.S. Congress is lousy with fat, happy elites who do not give a damn about the people who sent them there.

They have ZERO connection to our anxieties and impositions. And why should they? They have none of them. They live in their world, we live in ours. We are frightened to death of what the future holds for us, and they live in Washington, D.C. -- the strongest growing economy in America.

They don't have to cope with newly arrived neighbors peeing off the stoop in what used to be a nice neighborhood.
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Looks like by the comments, preaching to the choir. So all here, JOIN NUMBERSUSA and send FREE faxes to all your congressmen. WE need to band together, WE can defeat this. Go to numbersusa.com and sign up now.

We stopped this comprehensive reform under president Bush by joining together and faxing and calling, now we need to do it again as this AMNESTY is even worse!

In every fax I send, in the P.S. section, I always put this:

NO Amnesty, NO path to citizenship, NO government benefits, NO jobs, NO EFFING VOTE EVER. SEVENTY percent of AMERICANS are opposed to this bill! We don't want anything COMPREHENSIVE, or BIPARTISAN, NOT THAT THE GANG OF EIGHT, 4 DEMOCRATS AND 4 RINO's is even close to bipartisan.

JOIN NumbersUSA and help us fight this destruction of our country.
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Why don't we just open our southern border to EVERYBODY from Terra Del Fuego on north, meet them at the border with an EBT card, a section 8 housing voucher, a free medical services card and an Obama phone and an instruction video on how to scam every government program the Democrats can dream up.
When they are all finally here, honest hard-working Americans can go south and build something decent out of the hell-holes they left behind down south. They tell me there is beautiful, productive land south of here that could be made into a paradise on earth for people who actually will work and dream and TRY! Let the democrats rule over the SCUM OF THE EARTH that are too lazy and no-account to be a part of any productive society.
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