Skip to comments.The Worst Piece of Legislation in American History
Posted on 06/23/2013 6:22:02 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn
As we noted on Friday, even though Schumer completely repackaged the amnesty bill with only 3 days to comb through 1190 pages, the fix is in. Every Democrat is prepared to vote for this bill, and at least 10-12 Republicans couldnt care less about their constituents. They have the votes. They dont care about the American people. Amazingly, there is a supermajority of Senators who are more in tune with the whims of foreign lobbies than with the security needs of the American people.
I have no plans to reread this entire bill in order to ascertain all the changes and shenanigans in the bill. But here are some of the highlights:
■Immediate Amnesty; Security Never: The 2006 Secure Fence Act spelled out every mile of fencing and required immediate construction. Ninety-five percent of the fence was never built. This bill grants immediate amnesty, and doesnt require the surge in border agents until 2017. That will never happen. As for the fence, here is what Senator Sessions noted over the weekend, the fencing language in Corker-Hoeven is ineffectual and unenforceable. The underlying bill still says that nothing in this provision shall be interpreted as requiring the Secretary to construct fencing. Also, it is weaker than the 2006 law which requires double-layer, reinforced fencing. The amendment establishes a ten-year deadline for completing the fence but retains the waiver authority for DHS not to build fencing. Under their proposal, the fence will never be completed. See page 35, as reported by Breitbart.
■Permanent Defacto amnesty: Throughout the process, weve noted that the most pernicious part of the bill is that it permanently ties the hands of border agents, and in conjunction with the requirement that every alien be afforded reasonable opportunity to stand for legal status, this bill will void out all deportations. The substitute amendment takes this further by granting those who are caught overstaying their visas in the future an opportunity to stay on the path to citizenship. This is literally a bill that takes the worst elements of a supposed broken immigration system and blows the holes wide open.
■Visa Pork: Much like Obamacare, this bill contains earmarks in the form of visa pork to buy off votes. Section 4407 (Page 983) expands the J-Visa Summer Work Travel Program to seafood processing positions in Alaska, in order to buy off Murkowski and Begich. It also includes a provision in the new low-skilled W-visa guest worker program, exempting jobs in the Alaskan seafood processing industry from the annual cap. Page 52 of the bill extends the Travel Promotion Act, which is something the Nevada tourist industry has been pushing. Its a carve out for Dean Heller.
■Triggers: Obviously, the triggers 10 years from now mean nothing because the illegals will enjoy immediate legal status with social Security numbers and drivers licenses. But even the triggers before the citizenship arent triggers. The legal waivers in the underlying bill will allow the issuance of green cards to proceed if the security measures are blocked due to the inevitable lawsuits. Also, the language of the amendment only requires the Secretary of DHS to consult with the Attorney General and other department heads before going ahead with green cards.
■Stimulus: It provides $1.5 billion in stimulus to create jobs for the youth.
Oh, and it still retains almost all of the several dozen fatal flaws in the underlying bill.
This is the single worst piece of legislation to come before the Senate in years. There is no excuse for every Republican senator not to do everything in his/her power to block this, irrespective of their personal views on the immigration issue. No Republican can vote for a bill that will exacerbate the problem and create permanent lawlessness. This is worse than Charlie Brown and the football. Lucy [aka Chuck Schumer] is not even putting down the football. Mitch McConnell and the Republicans are just kicking air.
Ultimately, we know that there are at least a dozen more allies of McConnell who would like to vote for this bill provided that they can secure the requisite cover. These people should man up and vote for it already instead of letting only 10 or 12 members take the fall for them. Its time for these people to come out of the shadows and stand before their constituents while proclaiming their support for the death of our Republic.
How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD [be] God, follow him; but if Baal, [then] follow him.
Tags: Gang of 8, Immigration, Mitch McConnell
They indeed do follow Baal.
they’re devaluing our citizenship about as fast as they’re devaluing the dollar
if they do this, I’ll be American due to location only. my country will be ‘fundamentally changed’ under my feet
There’s many, many pieces of legislation that would fit that description.
Obamacare is far worse, but this one is the final step in dismantling the America that prospered for more than 225 years.
a whore could care less about her client as long as she gets their money
Right. Some heavy duty competition.
Fugitive Slave Act.
Alien and Sedition Acts.
To name a couple.
Unfriggin beleivable if Rush sees this for tomorrow he will have a field day this will cause a huge war on rinoism.
Folks, these senators are not working for us.
They were bad, but we recovered from them. We will not recover if this amnesty passes, with its resultant leftist supermajority. The author's title is accurate.
This crappy piece of shit will NOT get past the House. If it does I’m packing up my raft.
Yep. I thought the PORK VISAS was a good thing to expose. Its also the least covered element in the issue.
Nope..Amnesty is much worse than ObamaCare
We can actually overturn ObamaCare....you will not be able to take back rights you gave to people who broke the law...Illegal Alien Amnesty
We will remember who voted for this. Please let your Republican senators know this. This is so stupid. Even most liberals are against this. Every time Yahoo has an pro-amnesty article ordered up by the Obama administration every single comment is an angry American. They can’t all be Republicans. I work with an NPR liberal and she is really angry about this bill.
She ran as a write in, and they counted incorrect spellings.
IT Doesn’t have to pass the House> Dummy Boehner will put up a decent piece of legislation and they will get the Senate bill in conference.
The only hope is that the House doesn’t pass ANY bill. Knucklehead Boehner should have already declared the Bill Dead on Arrival just like Reid does to all the House bills. Boehner is an idiot and so are Rubio, McCain, Graham and McConnell. McConnell is up for reelection. Time for a primary challenger. Someone should also do the same to Boehner. Get some money and run all the adds of him weeping. What an embarrassment!
If this passes we are done as a nation. A smart commenter said this feeding frenzy of a bill is like the looting of the USSR when it fell. This bill will make the rich richer and eff the average America via a flood of cheap labor.
We will get a worse flood of foreigners than ever. People who come here just for the economic benefits and welfare. A flood that will depress wage levels. Between this open borders scam of a bill with all its lying PLUS the NSA spying I feel like I am in an episode of The Twilight Zone. This is confirmed whenever I see Obama’s hideous mug or hear him lie. Everything from DC is spin and lies these days
Actually what we are devaluing is residency here when we don’t deport illegal aliens. We also devalue legal residency here with this Amnesty
For an illegal alien just to live here is very very valuable otherwise why would they come. Then to get his residency legalized where he can work any job and tap into SS and welfare is even more valuable. Citizenship comes later and is not at the top of an illegal aliens agenda. His kids born here are US citizens anyway.
Yes, now I remember. The teachers unions helped her get signatures.
No. It’s not. The worst piece of legislation in American History was the Patriot Act.
Farm bills, NFA, GCA, FOPA, AWB...
If this passes, America is done. Kaput.
The only condolence is that this new citizens will be funding my SS retirement after I leave the US, which is circling the drain.
I wouldn’t count on SS, the feds will find a way to re-distribute that money to those that are loyal to the party.
It IS important for leftists who have evil plans for the USA. Residency is also important.
I understand that perspective. IMO, Obamacare permanently created a big government state. With Obama’s reelection, likely irreversible. It is made dramatically worse with the amnesty as more voters are added to key Republican states that likely push FL, TX, and AZ (as well as other states) into permanent Democrat column, thus making it impossible to return to limited governance. There’s a good chance that history will look at these two bills as the 1-2 punch that killed America.