In the larger sense it suspends immigration enforcement permanently, but in the practical sense, we get a state of lawlessness for 2.5 years.
A provision in the “Gang of Eight” bill would amount to a 2.5-year-long law enforcement holiday, during which time law enforcement will be forced to suspend deportation efforts against criminal illegal aliens and allow them to apply for legalization.
What that means is that while illegal immigrants “come out of the shadows,” as Gang of Eight members like to say, and fill out their applications for legalization or amnesty, enforcement of America’s interior immigration laws will be suspended completely. Essentially, the bill’s provisions create a few-year-long period of suspeneded immigration enforcement immigration while illegal aliens apply for legalization.
What could possibly go wrong from introducing a state of lawlessness while claiming to be fixing a broken immigration system by breaking in ten times as much?
“As both ICE and USCIS officers have warned us, this legislation will hamstring enforcement and provide immediate safe harbor to dangerous individuals.”
You can move a whole lot of drugs in 2.5 years.