Skip to comments.NO AMNESTY IS A GOOD AMNESTY
Posted on 09/13/2017 7:26:03 PM PDT by Rummyfan
Donald Trump is being told that amnesty for "Dreamers," or DACA recipients, will only apply to a small, narrowly defined group of totally innocent, eminently deserving illegal immigrants, who were brought to this country "through no fault of their own" as "children." (Children who are up to 36 years old.)
Every syllable of that claim is a lie, and I can prove it.
To see how DACA will actually work, let's look at another extremely limited amnesty that was passed in 1986.
Farmers wanted temporary guest-worker permits for their cheap labor, so that they could continue pretending that the Industrial Revolution never happened and refuse to mechanize. (And, boy, did that work! We haven't heard a peep about "crops rotting in the fields" since then.)
The agricultural amnesty was supposed to apply to -- at most -- 350,000 illegal aliens. It would be available only to illegals who were currently in the country doing the back-breaking farm work that no American would do. Without them, crops would wither on the vine. They were saving us from starvation!
Talk about deserving. Are any Dreamers saving us from starvation?
But instead of guest-worker permits, then-Rep. Charles Schumer -- from the lush farmland of Brooklyn -- decided to grant full amnesty to any illegals who had done farm work for at least 90 days in the previous year.
That's pretty restrictive, isn't it?
(Excerpt) Read more at anncoulter.com ...
Trump made deal with Chuck and Nancy
If he succeeds, all the p@ssy-grabbing and Russia nonsense will burn off like a morning fog. He will be the president who saved the American nation, its character, its sovereignty, its core identity. But if he fails, Donald Trump will go down in history as the man who killed America.
No amnesty. Can we reverse what has happened?
So, Schumer and Pelosi say something, and we believe them?
It is consistent with Trump’s current behavior.
NO AMNESTY for any illegals! Wake up Trump, the Dems are winning the immigration argument!
“Wake up Trump, ...”
I think some of his unnaturally loyal fans will maybe wake up. But this is not unexpected, he said he was planning to do the wrong thing on DACA.
...and health care...
...and fed entitlements in general...
As much as I’ve loved some of his actions, he is clearly awake and is now doing the other, more liberal, things he promised too.
Trump needs to make good on his immigration promises or america is screwed for good. And he probably won’t be rel-elected.
Amen. No Amnesty.
A deal is weakness.
Annie is totally right here.
Amazing article by Ann.
Ann is right! I hope she can an audience with Trump on this.
What if President Trump were to offer to pardon all the citizens of Mexico who entered illegally, but not include people who overstayed visas or entered illegally from Mexico or elsewhere who are citizens of other countries?
Hear me out...
Pardoning these Mexican citizens illegally resident here does NOT make them legal; it only removes the penalties that resulted from their illegal entry.
If one barrier to motivating these people to leave and reenter legally is the fear of financial and/or time penalties for their original entry, this would remove that barrier. They would be allowed to enter legally without the fear of their past getting in the way, but they would still have to enter legally.
This would now free up Congress to write legislation that does not have to deal with this. Congress can try to pass legislation that fast-tracks the reentry process.
In other words, perhaps they do not have to physically leave and re-enter; maybe Congress can find a way for people without police records and who have steady jobs to stay here while they follow a documentation process to become legal residents. Once that process completes, then the five-year residency clock can begin before they can be considered for naturalization.
Congress would still have to deal with the issue of people with felony records, and people who have stolen identities (like social security numbers). A pardon would only be limited to the single act of illegal entry; these people would not be pardoned for any other crimes that occurred since then, including ID theft or other crimes that might be argued to stem from the illegal entry.
President Trump would have to very delicately explain to the American people why this is NOT amnesty (and therefore not breaking a campaign promise). The pardon would only cancel the penalty for the illegal entry to encourage illegal aliens to begin a legal entry/documentation process.
Also, Trump should tie this pardon to some concession from Democrats and/or Congress, such as funding the wall or tax reform. The President would only sign such a pardon simultaneously with a bill sent to his desk.
Compromising on amnesty is agreeing to lose future elections and negotiating by how much.
What is sad about Ann is her site is still promoting her book “In Trump we Trust” even now after she finally woke to what she helped stick us with.
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