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Illegal Alien Amnesty Actually Shuts Down E-Verify

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On April 28, 2013 @ 10:44 am In The Point | 8 Comments

Like a house on fire that is then hit by a boulder and springs a sewage leak and then turns out to have been built on a haunted Indian burial ground, the illegal alien amnesty bill/comprehensive immigration reform/12 million new Democratic Party votes just keeps getting better and better.

The Amnesty Gang that couldn’t tell it straight promised that aside from the amnesty, their bill would fix our broken immigration system by securing the border and making sure that illegal aliens won’t be able to get work in the United States. Both of those claims have proven to be as full of hot air as the inside of a volcano.

Border security is going to be in the tender hands of Obama Inc with a border commission to follow. And E-Verify. Well it kinda goes away and then maybe comes back.

The Senate’s complex immigration bill would instantly gut the popular E-Verify system that is widely used to exclude illegal immigrants from jobs, and then create an enforcement gap for several years before the arrival of a replacement system.

“There’s no doubt that the bill eliminates E-Verify immediately upon signing,” said Kris Kobach, secretary of state of Kansas, told The Daily Caller.

“If there’s no statutory authority for E-Verify, there’s no E-Verify,” said Kobach, a lawyer trained at Harvard, Oxford and Yale universities, and a prominent advocate for reduced immigration.

The claim is vehemently disputed by the bills’ advocates, including staffers working for Sen. Marco Rubio. However, Rubio staffers were unable to show TheDC any text in the legislation that gives the current E-Verify system legal backing until the new system is mandated in several years.

So once again we have a ridiculously complex bill that we’ll have to pass to find out how screwed we are by all the booby traps buried inside it. Except unlike ObamaCare, ObamaAmnesty has extensive Republican backing.


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