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The Wages of Amnesty, Pt. 2: What Happens When you Pass Amnesty Before Enforcement.
National Review ^ | 06/17/2014 | Mark Krikorian

Posted on 06/17/2014 7:07:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

You want to know what would happen if we were to pass something like the Schumer-Rubio amnesty-before-enforcement bill? Take a look at South Texas, where nearly 50,000 unaccompanied juveniles (most of them 15- to 17-year-old boys) have been apprehended by the Border Patrol so far this year, with perhaps 140,000 expected next year. And the number of families with children is even larger. They’re coming in response to this administration’s various de facto amnesties for illegal aliens and its permissive enforcement practices. Passage of Schumer-Rubio would turn the dial up to eleven.

The administration spin has been that this deluge has not been attracted by anything at our end but rather pushed out by increased gang violence in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, where most of these people come from. The problem is that the illegal aliens themselves aren’t saying that.

As a Washington Post story put it Friday, “There is growing evidence that a surge of tens of thousands of Central American minors across the Mexican border into Texas is being driven in large part by the perception they will be allowed to stay under the Obama administration’s immigration policies.​”

The list of such illegal-alien-attracting policies is long. From 2009, this administration has issued a number of policy memos effectively downgrading violation of the immigration law to a secondary offense. In other words, the goal has been to deport only those illegal aliens who have violated some other, ”real,” law, like murder or rape. (And even many criminals have been released.) The result has been, in the words of a recently departed acting head Immigration and Customs Enforcement, “If you are a run-of-the-mill immigrant here illegally, your odds of getting deported are close to zero.”

In addition to that de facto amnesty, the Obama administration enacted — unilaterally, without congressional authorization — a formal amnesty specifically for illegal immigrants who claim to have come before their 16th birthday. Even though virtually all beneficiaries are now adults, the program is called “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” and has given ostensibly temporary legal status to more than 500,000 illegal aliens, including work cards, Social Security numbers, and more.

What’s more, the Border Patrol under Obama has delivered illegal-alien juveniles to family members in the U.S., a practice denounced by a federal judge last year as “completing the criminal mission” of human traffickers and assisting a “criminal conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals.” Finally, women traveling with children are routinely being given what amounts to a summons for immigration court and then simply released, sometimes even given free bus tickets. These papers, formally called a Notice to Appear (DHS Form I-862), are referred to by the illegal aliens themselves as “permisos” (permits) allowing them to make their way into the interior of the U.S. — which is exactly what they are.

Imagine the deluge that would follow passage of the Schumer-Rubio amnesty-before-enforcement approach. That bill would legalize the illegal population up front, and promise that immigration security would be improved at some point in the future. Even if the extravagant promises of extra border agents, visa tracking, E-Verify, and the rest were actually kept, they would take years to put into place. In the meantime, new illegals would have a reasonable shot at getting in and lying their way to legal status. They’d be crazy not to try, especially since so much of the immigration agencies’ enforcement resources would be diverted to processing the millions and millions of illegal aliens applying for amnesty.

The lesson from the DREAM Deluge in South Texas: Enforcement First.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; bordersecurity; illegals; immigration

1 posted on 06/17/2014 7:07:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

See the results of our 1980s “immigration reform” for your answer.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 7:12:31 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Barack Hussein Obama is going to take the Lois Lerner tack on this...


3 posted on 06/17/2014 7:16:37 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: SeekAndFind
FoxNews played a clip of Grahamnesty whining that we needed to stop ISIS in Iraq or we would eventually be combating them here in the USA.

Some brave interviewer needs to ask Grahamnesty:
Numerous reports since early 2000 have indicated that many OTMs [Other Than Mexicans] and many OTHs [Other Than Hispanics] are crossing our southern border. Just recently we had a report of OTHs signing up at DMVs for driver's licenses using Hispanic names.

Grahamnesty is duplicitous. Too bad he has many voters in SC hoodwinked.
4 posted on 06/17/2014 7:23:51 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SeekAndFind

What happens when someone is pardoned before a trial?


5 posted on 06/17/2014 7:31:09 AM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: WayneS
“The Governor of a State shall call up the States’ National Guard if He/She declares a State of Emergency.” [TEXAS Manual of Common Sense Law]. Currently, there is no Federal “Dream” Law allowing for the physical invasion of Illegal Alien “Children” Invaders from Mexico - - - only the “Executive Order” edicts of a demented Obama that no State Governor has yet had the courage to challenge. The failure of the Feds to repel the Illegal Alien Invaders should in no way deter the States bordering Mexico from physically repelling these Illegal Alien Invaders by any means necessary, including Concertina Wire Barriers, Flash-bang and tear gas canisters launched by mortars as far into Mexico as possible by heavily armed, State National Guard Troops. Federal Border Laws are not being enforced, at the order of a Demented Obama, and thus The States along the Southern Border must enforce the Federal and State Border Laws that Obama chooses to not obey. Since Obama has no Constitutional basis for his actions, let him try to enforce his lawless “Executive Orders.” As with the First Civil War: STATES RIGHTS ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR!
6 posted on 06/17/2014 7:49:39 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

“The Governor of a State shall call up the States’ National Guard if He/She declares a State of Emergency.” [TEXAS Manual of Common Sense Law].

Currently, there is no Federal “Dream” Law allowing for the physical invasion of Illegal Alien “Children” Invaders from Mexico - - - only the “Executive Order” edicts of a demented Obama that no State Governor has yet had the courage to challenge.

The failure of the Feds to repel the Illegal Alien Invaders should in no way deter the States bordering Mexico from physically repelling these Illegal Alien Invaders by any means necessary, including Concertina Wire Barriers, Flash-bang and tear gas canisters launched by mortars as far into Mexico as possible by heavily armed, State National Guard Troops.

Federal Border Laws are not being enforced, at the order of a Demented Obama, and thus The States along the Southern Border must enforce the Federal and State Border Laws that Obama chooses to not obey.

Since Obama has no Constitutional basis for his actions, let him try to enforce his lawless “Executive Orders.”

As with the First Civil War: STATES RIGHTS ARE WORTH FIGHTING FOR!


7 posted on 06/17/2014 7:50:09 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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