The Amnesty Bill is clear proof that there are worse things than Obamacare. It’s packed so full of legislative waste and political junk that it just might blow up.
A truckload of young Hispanic men is spotted by a U.S. Border Patrol agent rumbling down a dusty road a mile north of the Mexican border toward El Paso, Texas.
How should the agent respond?
Under the immigration-reform bill currently under consideration by Congress, Border Patrol agents or any other law-enforcement officer who stops such a vehicle to demand identification might be found in violation of the law.
The legislation bars all federal law-enforcement officers, including border agents, from using race or ethnicity “to any degree” while making routine or spontaneous law-enforcement decisions, a WND review of the legislation has found.
The bill further calls for the Homeland Security Department to collect data on immigration enforcement activities to determine the existence of racial profiling.
The data would be utilized to issue future guidelines to officers regarding the use of race or ethnicity during routine enforcement.
Enforcement is the punch line here, because that is going to become a thing of the past. But this will be just one more way to intimidate border patrol agents into not enforcing the law.