Amnesty 2013

Left-wingers are once again pushing a so-called comprehensive immigration reform package that helps their cause more than it helps America.

The proposal, still in rough outline, was unveiled at a Capitol Hill press conference Monday. It makes vague promises, the same promises that have been echoing in the corridors of power for decades, of finally enforcing the nation’s porous border with Mexico. It comes days after left-wing groups vowed to lay the groundwork to turn Texas deep Democrat blue.

The plan is backed by a bipartisan group of senators known informally as the Gang of 8. The four Democrats are Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (Illinois), Robert Menendez (New Jersey), Chuck Schumer (New York), and Michael Bennet (Colorado). The Republican half of the gang consists of John McCain (Arizona), Marco Rubio (Florida), Lindsey Graham (South Carolina), and freshman senator Jeff Flake (Arizona).

The proposal has less to do with helping immigrants, legal or otherwise, and more to do with helping politicians.

Starry-eyed Republicans think that backing the measure, whether it passes or not, will somehow win their party Latino votes. They must hope that if it becomes law the new voters it brings to their party’s fold will more than offset the all-but-certain exodus of fed-up conservatives the legislation will prompt. Those disgruntled Republican-leaning voters are the same people whose failure to vote in November helped to deprive GOP candidate Mitt Romney of the presidency.

Democrats, on the other hand, know with much greater certainty that the legislation will secure their party more votes. “This legislation is all about the Democrats bringing in new voters who will assure them of a permanent leftist majority,” writes Paul Mirengoff at Power Line.

Radicals’ goal is to use immigration to subvert the American system, just as it has been since the 1960s when the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) shepherded reform of that era’s immigration laws through Congress. The concept is simple: Flood America with people who don’t share Americans’ traditional philosophical commitment to the rule of law, limited government and free markets, in order to force changes in society.

Candidates from the increasingly extreme Democratic Party traditionally fare well among new Americans and even better among those voting illegally.

Some illegal immigrants not only vote illegally, but also illegally help bring Democratic voters to the polls. In the recent election, Democrats enlisted thousands of young illegal immigrants to drag Democratic supporters to the polls.

Although amnesty remains unpopular among the American public at large, the activist Left wants the estimated 11 million illegal aliens present in the U.S. to be processed because they see them as future Democratic voters. Polling and various studies suggest that Latino voters tend to be sympathetic to big-government policies and that immigration is not an important issue for most Latino voters.

In addition, many labor unions, such as SEIU (which has executives focused solely on immigration issues) see today’s illegals as future union members. Business lobbies favor amnesty because they crave the cheap, largely unskilled labor.

Yesterday President Obama served notice he intends to harangue Congress into passing the upcoming immigration legislation.

“If Congress is unable to act in a timely fashion I will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away,” the president proclaimed at an Obama love fest in Las Vegas, apparently unaware that the lawmaking process in America doesn’t quite work that way.

Trying to generate a false sense of urgency, Obama said over and over again, “now is the time” to act. “We’ve got to bring our legal immigration system into the 21st century.”

Later the same day, Organizing for Action blackshirt-in-chief Jim Messina, who was Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, blasted out a mass email. “Solving this problem is not only essential to a strong economy and a thriving middle class, it’s also the right thing to do,” he wrote, as Obama’s policies continue to destroy small businesses and harm working Americans.

Organizing for Action, previously known as Organizing for America, is Obama’s former campaign apparatus. The in-your-face Alinskyite activist group is in the process of reorganizing itself as a 501c4 nonprofit  corporation separate from the Democratic National Committee.

In its current form the “Gang of 8″ proposal resembles the comprehensive immigration reform package that Congress considered in 2007. That plan withered away after a sustained public backlash forced lawmakers to back away. It also comes decades after President Reagan’s immigration amnesty granted legal status to about 3 million people but failed to stem the flow of illegals over America’s southern border.

The latest iteration of the plan calls for a halt to deportations and would give illegal aliens legal status, putting them on a so-called path to U.S. citizenship. At some point they would be made to undergo background checks and pay fines for breaking immigration laws and back taxes.

The currently pending applications of legal immigration applicants would have to be processed before illegal aliens would be processed through the system. The illegals would not be eligible for welfare and other public assistance immediately.

But this road to citizenship would not begin to be paved until the nation’s borders were deemed more secure and the government had produced a system capable of tracking visitors to ensure they weren’t overstaying their visitor visas.

A bipartisan commission would be created to examine the issue of border security but that panel would be strictly advisory in nature. As Sen. McCain has acknowledged, whether the borders are secure would ultimately be an administrative decision that would be rendered by the Homeland Security secretary.

In other words, the lawless President Obama would be free to pay lip-service to border enforcement while ushering in new waves of immigrants that the Left would be able to count on as new voters.

In June last year President Obama granted what amounts to a de facto amnesty of as many as 1.4 million young illegal aliens. Obama bypassed Congress and partially implement the proposed DREAM Act which would have offered a path to U.S. citizenship for youthful illegals who served in the armed forces or attended college. The administration says 800,000 illegal aliens could benefit although the nonpartisan Center for Immigration Studies says the true number is closer to 1.4 million.

Like all amnesties the “Gang of 8″ plan rewards lawbreaking and serves as a flashing green light to would-be illegal immigrants, inviting them to jump the queue. Amnesties beget amnesties. Each one increases the likelihood that another immigration amnesty will follow in the future – and so on and so on and so on. Meanwhile, it remains difficult, and in some cases extraordinarily difficult, for would-be lawful immigrants to find their way through the existing maze of immigration bureaucracy.

At the Monday press conference, which rapidly degenerated into a pandering contest as Sens. Rubio and Menendez spoke at length in Spanish, Sen. Schumer said he was optimistic about the proposal’s chances.

“Other bipartisan groups of senators have stood in the same spot before, trumpeting similar proposals. But we believe this will be the year Congress finally gets it done,” Schumer predicted. “The politics on this issue have been turned upside down. For the first time ever, there’s more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it.”

“We have to modernize our legal immigration system, we have to have a real enforcement mechanism to ensure we’re never here again in the future, and we have to deal with the people that are here now in a way that’s responsible but humane,” Rubio said.

“This does that.”

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  • Awakened Patriot

    Quote from above: "The illegals would not be eligible for welfare and other public assistance immediately." News Flash…..they are already receiving some entitlement benefits….like free healthcare in emergency rooms and free education. PREDICTION: illegals will be eligible for additional entitlements long before the border even resembles security. Thousands will flood across the borders, thousands will compete for entitlement programs and thousands will invade the sanctuary cities placing a burden on all government services. Just look to the recent Section 8 voucher riots in Taylor, Mich. and last December in Columbus, Ohio. And its not just hispanics—muslims are in on the festivities, too.… LET THE GAMES BEGIN. MORE BREADS & CIRCUSES TO NUMB THE POPULACE!

    • JoJoJams

      The only thing I disagree with you on is your, "…… long before the border even resembles security." What will inevitably happen is exactly what happened after Reagan's amnesty…..not a d@mn thing done to secure the border.

    • joe

      They receive food stamps,WIC,free lunches,cell phones,utility assistance and sec 8.
      There are some on SS Disability and if they have a domestic violence situation they get full welfare packages and a promise of non deportation.

      They also get special grants and loans to start businesses that you cannot get.

      Prison have about 20% population ,there are over 1 million known illegal gang members and 800,000 convicted criminals walking the streets,including 200,000 pedophiles .

    • tinycandy

      i think if the illegal have a rights to be legal here so they can work..probably the other people is legal when they came here and got ssi card the reason the other they cant get extension so they will be illegal right now do you think they have a right to get amnesty so they will be happy to help their family…

  • AdinaK

    Illegals, union thugs and assorted malcontents are the Dems natural base, at least since the left took it over. As such, is it any wonder that the Radical-in-Chief is bent on making them "legal" –

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel,

  • polnick

    Investors will open up clothing manufacturing businesses when 11 million Mexican low wage workers become citizens. Returning sweatshops to America will insert the musical sounds of buzzing sewing machines into big cities. There is no stigma for those who work hard even if the wages are low.

    • joe

      Why would they do that ?
      Mexico is an industrialized nation with 4% unemployment . They have alot of the 70,000 manufacturing companies that fled the US in the last 10 years ,including GM & Ford plants.


      The effect will be – has to be – to reduce Americans' wages. Do you really believe that's a good thing?

  • WildJew

    Obama: “If Congress is unable to act in a timely fashion I will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away…”

    Obama is obsessed with this issue but he could care less about the obscene national debt, otherwise he would "send up a bill (a budget) to Congress," that paves the way toward balancing the budget and bringing down our debt which is nearly 17 trillion.

  • WildJew

    Because I live in an agrarian area, I can support a "guest workers" program in principle. That way everyone will be documented and a contributor to the system. I do not believe anyone should get preferable treatment for citizenship and the way one entered the country should be a consideration. I do believe voters should have to produce a valid ID (driver's license what have you) at the polls. As to Marco Rubio pushing this. I would like nothing better than to see Rubio go the way New Jersery Governor Chris Christie (the guy who supported the ground zero supremacist mosque and who appointed an "Islamist," Sohail Mohammed, to the New Jersey state superior court) appears to be going in the Republican party. Rubio is one of these Republicans, who along with John McCain and John Boehner, criticized Michele Bachmann for her political courage. I voted for Rubio in 2010. He would not be my first choice as our nominee for president.

    • mlcblog

      Thank you for the lowdown on Rubio. Seriously.


      Rubio has now disqualified himself, in my view, from being the Republican nominee for either President or Vice-President in 2016. If he doesn't know that this amnesty will destroy conservatism as a viable political force in America, then he's too stupid to hold any responsible leadership position; and if he does know what this will do to us but doesn't care because he thinks it will land him the Presidency, he's even worse. Either way, it's no, no, to Rubio.

  • Demetrius M

    What good was having John McCain fighting for his country if he's just going to sell it down the river now?

    • mlcblog

      What a greatly stated point!

  • Kevin Stroup

    Here we go again. Rewarding criminal behavior. Flooding the unskilled job market, thereby driving wages down more. Allowing in 11 million people who love socialism and who cannot read or write adequately. Imagine what will happen when you add 11 million poor people to the Obamacare rolls. Please tell me how this is going to improve America?

    • John walsh

      So what happens to the the American born citizens that have commited petty crimes too ? I guess they have to stay in jail?

  • John C. Davidson

    We are being grandstanded into oblivion.

  • clarespark

    I raised some questions here, regarding the immigration reform debate:…. "The Hiispanic Vote." I share the worries of others about border security and cheap labor. But I also worry about irredentism, that I blogged about here:… after watching a worrisome episode on the popular tv show GLEE. "Glee goes La Raza."And I note that UCLA is beefing up its Chicano Studies programs, which will "demonstrate" how the US stole the West and Southwest from Mexico, plus the sufferings of Chicano immigrants in the US.

  • Tina Trent

    Rubio in '09:
    "No. Never have been. 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.-Marco Rubio, March 2009"

    No matter how much the boys at National Review want their own pet Obama, Rubio's still the same deceiver we witnessed in the Florida House, where he sat on immigration reform (while shoveling cash for a no-show job and helping his ethically challenged pals).

    NALEO said before the election that they have him in their pocket. And so they do, don't they?

  • TexRanger

    All politicians and media commentators are lying about the true number of illegal aliens in America. They have been saying there are 11,000,000 illegal aliens in America for the last ten years. Unfortunately, for the people of America, the number is between 33,000,000 and 35,000,000.

    Can you imagine what will happen when the Democrat Party has 30,000,000 more Democrat votes???

    The moment these illegal aliens who care only about their own desires, are granted amnesty and the vote, there will no longer be an America. It will be United States of Mexico just as Texas has become Mexas.

    Courts should be immediately created to try all politicians in Washington, DC for treason as they are intentionally destroying the United States of America. Makes no difference whether they are Democrat of Republican.

  • aliko

    Riddle of the week:

    A ship is sinking with 16 Tons of cargo. How do you save it if you're a leftist?

    Add more passengers.

    How do you teach this logic to kids at school? what kind of drug will make them understand this?

    • mlcblog

      Nice satire.

      Add more passengers. Ha ha. Then give them a drug to make them understand that reality is not reality. Ha ha ha. Only that is exactly what is happening.

      A third version of "reality?"


      WTF happened with Jeff Flake? He used to be on OUR side!

  • mlcblog

    If only….

  • Guest

    There are 314 million Americans, between 8 and 11 million unregistered immigrants, they represent 2.5% to 3.5% of they population. The Hispanic population is 17%, the black population is 13%, Asian 5%, non-Hispanic white is 63%. The non-Hispanic white population is roughly split between Democrats 30% and Republicans 30%. This means non-Hispanic Republican whites can no longer win a national election on their own, Republicans must form coalitions if they hope to win the presidency in 2016. If you continue to bring up divisive hot button issues, where the Republican party is seen as racist, Hispanics will continue to vote Democrat (80% in the last election), and the God-hating, Christian-hating, homosexual, abortion-loving, anti-Israel, liberal progressive communist Marxists, will continue to win national elections. The US is already close to the old Communist Russia political election system where you were allowed to pick from the two Communist approved candidates. So before you continue with the racist "illegal immigrant" or "Mexican" rants, and ideologically unsound, immoral, and now illegal, actionable, bigotry, please decide under which America you wish to live under. Now legal abortion, has killed over 55 million Americans, so there is a population vacuum, not enough native born American children, they're dead, so the US is importing a foreign workforce to replace them, changing the American fabric. If the Republican party, does not help to form, and instill conservative values, the US ideologically will become the old communist Russia, as voters by the millions go to the Democrat party. The country goes to those willing to adapt and change, "A society which does not protect its children, will be replaced, by a society that does."

    • Drakken

      Well guess what, if you let in 20-35 million illegal 3rd worlders you become the 3rd world, if the repubs go any more left they become progressives. There needs to be a line in the sand and stick with it, trying to pander to more left will cost you the right.

    • reader

      How is "illegal immigrant" racist? Also, most hispanics vote Democrat simply because they see economic benefits in doing so, especially given the fact that they're supposed to be "socially conservative." McCain's pandering to "illegal immigrants" did not bring hispanics to his side either.

    • joe

      There are 300+ million American citizens and our unemployment rate had been over 8% for 4 years .
      We have no shortage of workers. We have lazy welfare abusers,cut the welfare so they need to work.

      Mexico has 110 million citizens and 4% unemployment .They are not coming here for jobs.

      "Illegal" has nothing to do with race,nor does "immigrant ", mexicans are not the only illegal immigrants they are just the most narcissistic to believe everything is about them.

  • Edward


    Thanks for the great article. I agree with you.

    The World's biggest criminal gang, the US govt. and is now trying to reward illegal aliens (=criminals) with AMNESTY.

    But the stupid Republicans do not realize that 90% of these 3rd world aliens will always vote for the Democratic party, which is interested in importing poor 3rd world aliens to vote for them and help win elections, and to hell with the country. The Republicans will not be able to win any votes by posing as pseudo-democrats. It will make the Republican party's "Demographic problem" worse, not better.

    With so much unemployment, trillion dollar deficits, water shortages, urban sprawl and mile long congestion, this 3rd most populous nation on earth should be totally banning immigration, not importing more aliens. Alienism is a crime against humanity.

    The Republicans are digging their own grave by helping Democrats import more Democrats and turn the nation into a 3rd world country with the majority of Democrats, so they Democratic party can have a permanent majority and can thus establish an unopposed police state. Pls. go to numbersusa period com website and send faxes to your Congressmen and wake up these suicidal Republicans who are trying to put the final nail in their own coffin.

  • bluffcreek1967

    Aside from the issue of all those people who will get some form of government assistance if amnesty is granted (paid for by you and I and future generations), including even greater competition for the few remaining jobs out there, there is mammoth problem that our very culture will radically change. This is no small deal, and we will see our America resemble even more a third-world nation than it already does.

    We will be buried in a sea of black and brown faces with only a few white faces here and there. Crime will most certainly rise, and we will see much social unrest as various ethnic groups fight for primacy. This will not work out good for whites! Whites will become minorities in their own land! If you are unconcerned or apathetic about this occurring, you will soon realize how poor such an attitude when you are forced to move even further from where you currently live because the demographics have radically changed.

  • Drakken

    When you import the 3rd world, you become the 3rd world, and I for one am sick and bloody tired of having to protect our way of life when the left spits in my face because of it. Sooner or later this is going to come to a bloody conclusion it is the only way this can end.

    • Jim_C

      Then stop griping about "the left" and tell people to stop employing illegals.

  • BLJ

    Hell, we have an illegal as the POTUS. Should anyone be surprised? If I had my way every illegal would be shipped out of here at gunpoint. If you want to come here to live do it legally.

    The last time I checked millions of immigrants came here legally in the past and have help make America a great country. King Obama can stuff it.

  • Ghostwriter

    I'm not real sure about this. What about native born Americans or legal immigrants? How about US?

  • Barakus abomadidas

    Hey! Ha Ha guess what americans this IS NOT your god d** country no more ya here! To bad so sad suck a di**!

    • BLJ

      Get lost loser.

    • Drakken

      Well in that case enjoy your 3rd world utopia, may you and yours starve in it .

    • JoJoJams

      Typical childish loony leftist, spouting ignorance and not helping the human race to progress, but actually assisting in its decline. Too (note the extra o….) bad, so sad. So very sad. *sigh*

    • Ghostwriter

      Hey,Jerkakus abomadidas! Why don't you take a LONG walk off a VERY short pier?

  • cathy

    Mark Levin: If you think amnesty helps the GOP win elections, you’re dead wrong. And here’s why…January 28th, 2013

  • cathy

    The gang of eight can include another RINO to its ranks in their efforts to provide the path to citizenship of 11 million Democratic voters.


    Ryan open to ‘earned citizenship’
    January 29, 2013

    Ryan believes a bill that offers immigrants the option of an “earned citizenship” is likely to gain some traction in Congress. Ryan says it’s just not viable to round up the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country, and changes are needed “to get this system working because it works for nobody.”

    Lawmakers, including Ryan, predict Congress will approve immigration overhaul this year
    January 27, 2013

    House bipartisan effort on immigration underway, with input from Paul Ryan
    January 29, 2013



      WTF happened with Jeff Flake? He used to be on OUR side!

  • cathy

    Would this gang of eight as well as Paul Ryan be advocating a pathway to citizenship for eleven million Muslims who chose to bypass the established legal process for entering the United States? In other words … a pathway to destroy the American Way from within.

    A Pandora’s box is being open in regards to granting amnesty for illegals from Mexico. A precedence is being established. All nationalities are going to be demanding equal treatment.

    Also … think about those worldwide waiting in line attempting to enter the country through the legal process. They are now placed behind eleven million illegals. What an ultimate betrayal for doing right.

  • cathy

    LTC Allen West on Illegal Immigration

    • Barbara Griffith

      West lost his congressional seat which I believe was caused by redistricting. The voters in his new district didn't like him very much. I saw the video in 2010 and I hoped we had someone that would fight against what was happening in this country. I believe he accused all of the dems of being card carrying commies.

  • cathy

    Marco Rubio, The Immigration Reform Savior or Fraud?
    January 28, 2013

    “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.”

    Marco Rubio, March 2009


      That's truly shocking. I had thought that Rubio was always an amnesty supporter (in that I apparently was right), but I was under the impression he had been so openly. This makes it even worse – he posed as a principled opponent of amnesty to get himself elected.

      Rubio is starting to look like our Obama. Somebody better tell Sean Hannity.

  • cynthia curran

    McGirr discovered that the righteous legions were not losers at all. Far from being uprooted, unnerved Midwestern reactionaries, they were the children of thriving new industrial parks. Not anti-modernist insecurity but suburban prosperity fueled their rage at Communists, one-worlders, and secular humanists. In their personal lives, they were winners. Many had well-established jobs in the military-industrial complex. In the 1950s and '60s, manufacturing was booming, 40 percent of all manufacturing employment was electronics, and much of the work was military-related. Orange County was a prime beneficiary of Cold War largesse, and the enemy in Washington was their prime economic supplier. They were not strong on irony. See what happens when you changed demograhics ,folks.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Our Federal Government is about making money for each elected officials continuous
    employment and the citizen be damned. The greatest organized system of ponzi scheme
    hucksters in World History is living lavishly at tax payer expense and the gifting and graft
    is and epidemic. If it were not for schemes to buy votes with inaction on law it may
    be the laws would be enforced but not as long as politicians can make money off of human
    misery, displaced people, homeless workers and playing people against each other,
    political gravy. We are though a nation of laws and that they are not enforced is and
    indictment against the character defects of supercilious government workers who are
    out for themselves in the attempt to control our lives, not representing us as a government
    of and by the people. Where America went wrong may just be when morals, ethics,and civics
    were removed from education, the Bible banned from schools and degeneracy became
    a badge of courage. Until and unless the old professional government hucksters are voted out
    and new people, completely veted or picked from phone books under a draft are placed in office,
    we will not have a viable government and remain under continuous depredations…………….William

  • cynthia curran

    Yesterday Orange County, Tomorrow Texas.

  • cynthia curran

    Well, I supported Reagan's act in 1988 feeling a bit sorry for the illegal immirgants that settled into Santa Ana and Anaheim. The problem was Santa Ana and Anaheim now have high unemployment. too many folks with educated levels better suited for Mexico..

  • cynthia curran

    Business lobbies favor amnesty because they crave the cheap, largely unskilled labor asked your Lincoln Club .

  • cynthia curran

    Anyways, its a tough battle, hey.

  • Jim_C

    To paraphrase "Field of Dreams:"

    "If you want THEM to build it, they will come."

    Either admit we're dependent on their labor and incorporate them into our system, or go after employers who employ them.


      not a hard choice – we implement e-verify and go after the employers who hire them. The illegals go home and Americans take their jobs – good deal all around.

  • cynthia curran

    I say go after them and the employers, folks.

  • Corrie

    I am very much favor for the Amnesty. Amnesty is God's heart of compassion. And I strongly believe that illigal immigrant are contributor and paying taxes. They deserved Amnesty. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

  • Martha

    I'm strongly favor Amnesty. Million illigal immigrant are educated, hard worker, paying taxes, honest– great people. Some of them came legaly and applied for extention and even applied for working permit/visa and even for green card, BUT yet denied. Mass Amnesty is the answer for all those people seeking inner peace in this country.

  • concern citizen

    those people who dont favor in amnesty are greedy and selfish.

  • TINY


  • GAIL


  • John Walsh

    The muslims are coming the muslims are coming

  • Luk

    Hopefully amnesty is comming soon.
    All those people should start paying taxes.
    After fines why not give them papers. I say Yes to the amnesty.

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