Skip to comments.Hidden Bombs (Extremely Important Article on Immigration)
Posted on 04/07/2006 5:19:38 AM PDT by GarySpFc
April 7, 2006 -- IMMIGRATION-BILL SURPRISES HOW do you slip legislative poison past a U.S. senator? Bury it on page 302 of a bill.
The Senate's Democratic and Republican leaders yesterday announced a compromise on an immigration bill - with some details still to be worked out. But details that may continue from the bill passed out of the Judiciary Committee should definitely be deal-breakers.
Like that surprise hidden on page 302 - which would replace the country's entire bench of experienced immigration judges with pro-immigration advocates.
With a few exceptions, today's immigration judges (who serve for life) are dedicated to enforcing the law, and they do a difficult job well. This bill forces all immigration judges to step down after serving seven years - and restricts replacements to attorneys with at least five years' experience practicing immigration law.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
And just WHO (under WHICH Senator's staff?) wrote this little gem into that treasonous abortion of a bill?
GREAT and IMPORTANT POST!
Spread the word folks!
Let's get people talking about this- and get it STOPPED!
Congressman Tom Price (R- from GA) is trying to pass a bill that would require that ANY additions to bills have a "credit" line added- so we don't have to do ridiculous research to find out who adds the pork and crud.
I say it is a GREAT idea.. if you want to add things- you should have the balls to put your name on it!
The bad points are already in the bill.
...The third nasty surprise lies in what the bill fails to do. The measure envisions a massive amnesty for illegal aliens now in the country - but doesn't give the Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) the personnel or infrastructure to implement the amnesty.
In March, the General Accounting Office (GAO) issued a scathing report on the CIS's inability to effectively detect immigration fraud.
The last time we enacted a major amnesty, in 1986, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (the CIS's predecessor agency) processed some 3 million amnesty applications from illegal aliens. It found 398,000 cases of fraud - and missed thousands more. Now CIS may have to implement an amnesty four times larger.
Yet CIS already faces a backlog of several million applications for immigration benefits. And the GAO found that CIS managers pressure staff into "meeting production goals" by approving applications quickly - which means that fraud goes undetected. Adding millions of amnesty applications can only make things worse. And the latest Senate "compromise" - giving immediate amnesty only to aliens who've been in the country for five years or more - makes the process even more complex and fraud-prone, as illegals use fake documents to "prove" long-term residence.
In 1986, the terrorist Mahmud "The Red" Abouhalima fraudulently got amnesty as a seasonal agricultural worker (in fact, he was a New York cabbie). That status allowed him to travel to Afghanistan for terrorist training - which he later used as one of the 1993 World Trade Center bombers.
Terrorists know how to game the system. Janice Kephart, former counsel to the 9/11 Commission, released a study last year on how easily terrorists obtain immigration benefits. Of 94 alien terrorists in the United States, she found that 59 were successful immigration frauds. That includes six of the 9/11 hijackers.
The Senate bill does nothing to address this problem - while throwing a massive new load on the bureaucracy. A new amnesty will almost certainly ensure that more terrorists gain the legal right to walk our streets.
They will no doubt show their appreciation by attacking innocent Americans. And that will be the nastiest surprise of all.
The DREAM Act is a nightmare. It repeals a 1996 law that prohibits state universities from offering in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens. The principle, of course, is that no illegal alien should be entitled to receive a taxpayer-subsidized benefit that out-of-state U.S. citizens can't get. But the committee's bill allows illegals to be treated better than those U.S. citizens on tuition.
Tony Snow, Laura Ingraham, Hannity, someone needs to get this man a microphone so he can tell the American people about this.
Sickening beyond belief. The Rats and RINOs who tried to pass off this crap should be horsewhipped.
LOL! I realize that.....I was just addressing the point made that we all like to know who the idiots are that put outrageous things in these bills...
I am thrilled that you posted this article--
Understand. But even if he (himself) wrote it - and I didn't get that impression from the text), he couldn't stick his language in the bill.
Somebody else, somebody on a Senator's staff/committee staff, had to put it there.
Now, how many other "little" unnoticed things get stuck in 500 + page "bills" to support just one client. Er, lobbyist.
Bump for Action later this morning
I had the article emailed to my congressman.
I don't know if we have ever been in so much danger at the hands of our "leaders".
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