Huge Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill is Here… And It’s Amnesty First, Border Security Never

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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This isn’t really news. More like a confirmation of what we already knew now that the text of the massive bill is available. The Amnesty Gang is still spinning this as tough on border security, but let’s look at the claims.

This bill fixes our broken immigration system by securing the border with the toughest border security and enforcement measures in U.S. history, based on the following six security triggers:

1. DHS must create, fund and initiate a border security plan (within 6 months of bill’s enactment).

2. DHS must create, fund & initiate a border fence plan (within 6 months of bill’s enactment).

3. DHS must achieve 100 percent border awareness and at least 90 percent apprehension rates in high-risk sectors of the U.S.-Mexico border (within 5 years of bill’s enactment).

4. If DHS fails to achieve #3, a Border Commission of border state officials and stakeholders is required to create & implement a plan to achieve 100 percent border awareness and at least 90 percent apprehension rates in high-risk sectors of the U.S.-Mexico border (within 10 years of bill’s enactment).

5. Universal E-verify must be implemented (within 10 years of bill’s enactment).

6. Visa exit system must be implemented at all international airports & seaports (within 10 years of bill’s enactment).

No triggers are defined here for 5 and 6, but the border security triggers amount to telling an Obama/Clinton run DHS that they must develop a plan to stop more of their voters from entering the country.

It compels DHS to fund and initiate plans, not to carry them out successfully. The trigger depends on a 90 percent rate, reported by whom? Agencies answering to Obama Inc? The same government that keeps insisting that there’s a recovery underway?

But let’s assume the statistics are honestly carried out. Let’s assume that none of the thousand different ways of fudging the requirements are used. And naturally a 90 percent rate will not be reached.

Meanwhile legalization has already happened. So now there will be a commission from border states, with mixed records on illegal immigration, along with vaguely defined “stakeholders” to implement a new plan that will work. And what happens if Plan #3 doesn’t work?

Welcome to Washington D.C.

In Washingtonese, the emphasis is on beginning implementation and initiation, not on doing something. There’s a lot of emphasis on things beginning and initiating to avoid the problem that legalization comes before all else.

“Already, we know that the bill’s sponsors have abandoned their core promise to the American people that enforcement would come first. This bill is legalization first, not enforcement first. The day the bill passes there will be effective amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, with only the same promises we have heard before of enforcement to occur at some later date. That amnesty will then become official in a matter of months—once DHS merely submits a plan for border security in the future.

That’s not a trigger—that’s the honor system. DHS develops the metrics and DHS decides when those metrics are met.

In recent years interior enforcement has been significantly undermined. And yet our interior enforcement needs are almost totally neglected in the Gang’s proposal. Alarmingly, the bill leaves intact the single greatest obstacle to immigration reform: the Administration’s abuse of prosecutorial discretion to prevent the enforcement of federal law. It will also provide safe harbor to those who have committed a variety of offenses—ranging from identity theft, to multiple immigration violations, and even those with criminal records.

This bill opens up citizenship to recent arrivals and, remarkably, millions who overstayed their visas. If adopted, this bill would send a message to the world that if you can beat the system, you will be rewarded with citizenship. If adopted, this bill would send the following message to the world: if you get a U.S. visa and it expires, never leave—just stay put and evade detection. It even opens up citizenship to those who have been deported from the country.”

Senator Jeff Sessions

  • MeSoHornish

    Thanks for the additional irresponsible fiscal chaos, you fools.

    You know it's garbage when this president approves it.

  • MeSoHornish

    Thanks for the additional irresponsible fiscal chaos, you fools.

  • Brian

    The destruction of America continues…

  • Disruptive Element

    I just finished listening to the radio and Arizona rancher as guest telling about life on the Arizona border where he finds all manor of proof of Chinese, muslim, Mexican cartel invaders into the U.S. He calls border patrol and if they are still around by the time they arrive -they pick them up and drop them off where they start out again. Our elected officials are failing in their sworn oaths. We have the lawless administration which is not acting in the best interests of we the people. We have been taken over by admitted communists aided and abetted by their propaganda machines -main streetmedia.

  • Patscholar

    Thank you Daniel for this article which clearly shows the entire bill is a complete sham – the only effect of it will be to increase the presence of illegals here in the USA.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    And Rubio goes along with this shame?

    Shame on him!

    • JacksonPearson

      "And Rubio goes along with this shame?
      Shame on him!"

      Yep, he's a genuine RAT in RINO clothing, with a smelly agenda. I just read where the bill has a free cell phone in it for anyone living along the border, called "MarcoPhone"… The gun background bill just failed, perhaps this crap may have the same destiny.

  • Al Zanco

    America is run by reverse-racism. If there were millions of white illegal immigrants coming in from eastern Europe, then all the people who are for illegal Mexicans now would be against illegal Russians, Poles, Lithuanians, etc. We'd hear that they are taking jobs away from U.S. citizens (viz., blacks) and so the Black Caucus would be demanding that the white illegals be deported.

  • Cathy

    Why am I not surprised?

    Conservatives concerned Boehner could build coalition with Dems on hot-button bills
    Published April 17, 2013

    House Speaker John Boehner is being pressed by the conservative wing of the Republican Party not to allow a vote on major pieces of legislation — from gun control to immigration — without majority Republican support, after recent signals that he could be open to building a coalition with Democrats.

    Read more:
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/17/boehne

  • Cathy

    Alabama group hails Senate immigration reform proposal, Sen. Jeff Sessions sees multiple problems
    April 17, 2013

    Members of the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice today expressed strong support for the immigration law overhaul proposed by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators. ….

    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, whose office was visited by 250 ACIJ supporters last week, urging him to support immigration reform, expressed opposition to the Senate proposal this morning. Sessions said the nearly 844- page bill needed months of serious review.

    • Cathy

      Continued …

      “Already, we know that the bill’s sponsors have abandoned their core promise to the American people that enforcement would come first,” Sessions said in a news release from his office. “This bill is legalization first, not enforcement first. The day the bill passes there will be effective amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants, with only the same promises we have heard before of enforcement to occur at some later date. That amnesty will then become official in a matter of months–once DHS merely submits a plan for border security in the future.

      “That’s not a trigger–that’s the honor system. (The Department of Homeland Security) develops the metrics and DHS decides when those metrics are met. Why should we trust DHS to follow through–after amnesty is granted–when this administration has aggressively defied those laws already in place?”
      http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/04/alabama_immig

  • jackwisdom

    Wow. This bill really jeopardizes our national security.

  • Cathy

    When all is said and done. the Progressives and Rinos are once again one with the Democrats. The democratic system is being deceptively manipulated. Why are Republicans caving and leaving the Conservatives among them in the dust? In actuality are these Republicans wolves in sheep’s clothing or … are there incentives to betray … incentives that are impossible to refuse?

    “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

  • Cathy

    What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?
    Matthew 16:26
    ++++++

    Marco Rubio, 2009
    “I am strongly against amnesty. The most important thing we need to do is enforce our existing laws. We have existing immigration laws that are not being adequately enforced. Nothing will make it harder to enforce the existing laws, if you reward people who broke them. It demoralizes people who are going through the legal process, its a very clear signal of why go through the legal process, if you can accomplish the same thing if you go through the illegal process. And number two, if demoralizes the people enforcing the laws. I am not, and I will never support any effort to grant blanket legalization/amnesty to folks who have entered, stayed in this country illegally.”
    http://shark-tank.net/2013/01/28/marco-rubio-the-

  • cynthia curran

    This is nothing new one of the worst is Rand Paul who uses the secuity issue. The border can never be 100 percent secure and some illegals will make it thru. The companies that hire the illegal immirgants need to have e-verify for all. The problem is the illegals get jobs.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    7. Repeat amnesty games in 2023

  • William Blair

    That's about enough of Reagan's floodgate opening and subsequent willful blindness to criminality. Can anyone spell T-R-E-A-S-O-N, not only from within the FED but without. The legal fictions (machinations) claim an authority to exist and defend itself up to and including the destruction of the creation (the nation) which borne it. This is the corruption under false credential of Constitution rendered toilet paper by failure of the FED to fulfill its obligation as required by the very same document. To misuse the flesh and blood of its military not to protect the lives of its lawful citizens, but to protect the assets of those same legal fictions.