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May 9, 2013 - 1:22 pm

What is Marco Rubio thinking?

The letter To Congress from the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council of the American Federation of Government Employees Affiliated with AFL-CIO warns of the discretionary power the bill gives to “political appointees” and takes away from law enforcers:

“Congress can and must take decisive steps to limit the discretion of political appointees and empower ICE and CBP to perform their respective missions and enforce the laws enacted by Congress. Rather than limiting the power of those political appointees within DHS, S. 744 provides them with nearly unlimited discretion, which will serve only to further cripple the law enforcement missions of these agencies.”

They warn that the Senate immigration bill gives DHS Sec. Janet Napolitano “virtually unlimited discretion to waiver” prohibitions on obtaining legal status, such as criminal activity or previous deportation:

“This same section (Section 2101 of S. 744) gives the Secretary of Homeland Security virtually unlimited discretion to waive any manner of crimes that would otherwise make an individual ineligible for legal status––for such expansive reasons as family unity, humanitarian purposes, or what the Secretary believes is in the public interest.”

The letter concludes that ICE officers would continue to be “powerless” to protect the public and do their jobs if the bill becomes law…

Seriously, what is Marco Rubio thinking?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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How, in good conscious could a vote on this Immigration Bill be forthcoming? Associated with this Bill is the Debt Ceiling fight. Then the Budgeting process to pay for this extravaganza for the next 10 years? This Bill lays total control over ALL Immigration decisions in the lap of one individual - DHS's Secretary's (no oversight). This organization is (at last count) 250,000 employees strong (and growing). With this new Czar-of-Czars and a budget of trillions...katy-bar-the-door!!!OH! There's NO (not one single red cent)money set aside for Border Security, too! There, now you know!!!
The Debt Ceiling!!! Well, it's fast appraoching $17 trillion dollars.New ceiling? $20 trillion. Wanna bet?
We The Elite People of culture of corruption in ALL of Washington DC will be pushing for $20 trillion dollars. This, without any budget reforms, cuts, reduction ("don't cut my entitlements!") and ever expanding rolls of government assistance recipients and applicants. OH! And how's about that Immigration Reform Bill now about to become Law in September 2013? Some estimated 55 million additional (nobody really knows the "true" figure) adding -according to COB- an additional $6.5 trillion of debt onto the proposed $20 trillion.
When does Bernanke stop the printing presses, saying "enough's, enough, already?" HUH? Spending ones way to prosperity is impossible (especially when its with OPM-Other People's Money!) Pure Lunacy! Pray. Amen.

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