It looks as if the backers of the “New Way Forward Act” reasoned that as long as we’re freeing people from prisons, let’s allow illegal alien ex-prisoners to stay and pay to bring back ones we’ve already deported. And while we’re at it, let’s just abolish rules about coming into the country illegally and de-fang immigration and customs enforcement (ICE).
That, in a nutshell, is what the act does and much more. As its chief sponsor, Illinois Representative Jesús “Chuy” García says it would stop the “prison to deportation pipeline.” Put another way, it would stop deportations for illegal aliens who have committed the vilest acts.
Tucker Carlson pulled back the curtain about the Act on his program Thursday night, and if you saw it you can be forgiven if you were a bit slack-jawed after watching it.
The New Way Forward Act fundamentally inverts every assumption you have about America. Under this legislation, the criminals are the victims. Law enforcement is illegitimate. It’s racist, just like the country you live in, and the only solution is to get rid of both. America would be better off as a borderless rest area for the world’s worst predators and parasites.
Carlson talked about how the bill would stop deportations of criminals who aren’t citizens:
Garcia brags that the bill will break the “prison to deportation pipeline.” How does the bill do that? Under current U.S. law, legal U.S. immigrants can be deported if they commit an “aggravated felony” or a “crime of moral turpitude” – that is, a vile, depraved act, like molesting a child. Under the New Way Forward Act, “crimes of moral turpitude” are eliminated entirely as a justification for deportation. And the category of “aggravated felony” gets circumscribed too.
But if this bill passes the House and Senate and is signed into law by the president, there will no longer be any crimes that automatically require deportation. None.
In addition to Garcia, the list of co-sponsors reads like the attendance list at the last meeting of the IWW. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, Rasheeda Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Earl “Bow Tie” Blumenauer, California’s Barbara Lee, Raul Grijalva, Ayanna Pressley, and many more who comprise a who’s who of the congressional Left.
The Chicago organization that put together this piece of … legislation … is concerned that it may not pass because of a Republican majority in the Senate. Nevertheless, a “mobilization” – that’s violent protests to you and me – will have to be planned to change hearts and minds. “Given that we have the type of Senate that we have, I don’t know how likely it will be to get the bill passed unless it’s accompanied by a large mobilization,” said Arianna Salgado, a community organizer at OCAD.
Carlson noted that making and possessing fake IDs and stealing other people’s identity would not be considered a crime for which to be deported:
And one crime – falsifying a passport – will be made immune from deportation, no matter what. Because apparently 9/11 never happened, and we no longer care about fake government documents.
If you just renewed your driver’s license to comply with the Real ID Act, you must feel like an idiot.
The California legislators on the list of co-sponsors of this debacle and who have seen the corrosive effects of letting prisoners out early are unmoved by the Act changing minimum sentences that require deportation. Carlson couldn’t believe it:
Under the proposed legislation, the minimum prison sentence for crimes that still require deportation would rise from one year to five.
We checked the Bureau of Justice Statistics. According to federal data, crimes like car theft, fraud, and weapons offenses all carry average prison sentences of fewer than five years. And that’s just looking at averages. There are people who commit rape, child abuse and even manslaughter and receive sentences of fewer than five years. Lots of them.
If the New Way Forward Act becomes law, immigrants who commit those crimes and receive those sentences would remain in the country. They’ll all be eligible for citizenship one day, too.
The Act wouldn’t guarantee that deportations would occur, either. As Carlson notes, “the bill would grant sweeping new powers to immigration judges, allowing them to nullify a deportation order.” Age limits – under 21 and over 60 – would also preclude people from being deported.
It also would decriminalize sneaking across the border.