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Amnesty Bill has $150 Million for La Raza, Other Amnesty Groups
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 1, 2013 @ 10:15 am In The Point | 13 Comments
Sorry air traffic controllers, firefighters and other human props for the sequester, there are more important places to spend that money. Like giving it to groups that support amnesty for illegal aliens because this is absolutely the last final amnesty and there will be no more. Fingers crossed.
And so what if one of them is a notorious hate group? We have a Supreme Court Justice who was a member of that hate group. (As bad as as the Sixties and Seventies were, I don’t recall a Black Panther ever ending up on the Supreme Court bench. Though we did have Democrat Hugo Black representing the KKK.)
But in any case, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Not At All Amnesty Act includes wonderful things, such as dismantling E-Verify and promising to put it back later, turning border security over to a commission and handing out a cool hundred million and fifty to La Raza and some of its best pals.
The pro-amnesty lobbyists who helped craft the Schumer-Rubio immigration bill included within the bill two “slush funds” amounting to $150 million that may be supplemented with additional taxpayer dollars for years to come.
Section 2537 of the Schumer-Rubio bill provides “Initial Entry, Adjustment, and Citizenship Assistance” grants to public and private, non-profit organizations that promise to help illegal immigrants apply for the amnesty (p. 384). For example, this includes help with “completing applications”, “gathering proof of identification”, and “applying for any waivers”. But the recipients of these funds are given a lot of discretion, as the funds can also be used for “any other assistance” that the grantee “considers useful” to aliens applying for amnesty. The bill appropriates $100 million in grant funding for a five-year period ending in 2018, plus any additional “sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2019 and subsequent fiscal years”. (p. 392). There are no limits to the amount of money that may be given out to pro-amnesty groups.
So we’re not just passing amnesty, we’re throwing at least 150 million and possibly more to help illegal aliens apply for amnesty.
Section 2106 of the Schumer-Rubio bill creates the “Grant Program to Assist Eligible Applicants” and the funds also go to public and private non-profit organizations (p. 131). The grants are to be used for promoting the amnesty through public information campaigns and helping illegal immigrants with the application process. Similar to the section above, the funds can be used for providing “any other assistance” that the grantee “consider[s] useful” in helping illegal immigrants apply for legal status.
The source of funds for these grants is not carefully spelled out in the bill; it appears that there is some intention that visa fees be used to carry out this section, but the bill notes that the DHS Secretary may “use up to $50 million from the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Trust Fund” to fund the grants (p. 133). The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Trust Fund includes $6.5 billion “transferred from the general fund of the Treasury”, taxpayer dollars that are supposed to be spent on border security provisions in the bill (p. 25).
So funds set aside for border security will be used to help La Raza get the word out to illegal aliens that they can get legal and vote Democrat.
Well I’m sold. I don’t think we need to read through any more of this massive bill. We should pass it right now. Maybe yesterday. It’s the only possible way for the Republican Party to survive. I know this is true because the people writing a bill that showers left-wing hate groups with money told me so.
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