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The Worst Piece of Legislation in American History
RedState ^ | June 22nd, 2013 | Daniel Horowitz

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 couldn’t care less about their constituents. They have the votes. They don’t 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 doesn’t 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, we’ve 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. It’s 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 aren’t 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. It’s 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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; cinos; gang; immigration
Horiwitz has a good zinger in here that the CINOs who desperately want to vote for this bill (McConnell, Alexander, et al.) but are afraid to should "come out of the shadows" and vote for it so everyone knows where they stand--sold out to Big Business lobbyists for the money, the Republic be damned.

They indeed do follow Baal.

1 posted on 06/23/2013 6:22:03 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn
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To: SharpRightTurn

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


2 posted on 06/23/2013 6:33:11 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SharpRightTurn

There’s many, many pieces of legislation that would fit that description.


3 posted on 06/23/2013 6:33:22 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Obamacare is far worse, but this one is the final step in dismantling the America that prospered for more than 225 years.


4 posted on 06/23/2013 6:36:36 PM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: SharpRightTurn

5 posted on 06/23/2013 6:39:19 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SharpRightTurn

a whore could care less about her client as long as she gets their money


6 posted on 06/23/2013 6:41:48 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: wastedyears

Right. Some heavy duty competition.

Fugitive Slave Act.

Alien and Sedition Acts.

To name a couple.


7 posted on 06/23/2013 6:44:49 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: SharpRightTurn

Unfriggin beleivable if Rush sees this for tomorrow he will have a field day this will cause a huge war on rinoism.


8 posted on 06/23/2013 6:49:41 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: SharpRightTurn; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; sickoflibs; BillyBoy; DoughtyOne
Remember Murkowski? Lost the GOP primary and ran as a 3rd party candidate, beat a tea party guy in the general, with the help of teacher unions. According to the Author they bought her vote for amnesty by 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 Alask

Folks, these senators are not working for us.

9 posted on 06/23/2013 6:55:32 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: Sherman Logan
Fugitive Slave Act. Alien and Sedition Acts.

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.

10 posted on 06/23/2013 6:59:13 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: sten

This crappy piece of shit will NOT get past the House. If it does I’m packing up my raft.


11 posted on 06/23/2013 7:00:23 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Yep. I thought the PORK VISAS was a good thing to expose. Its also the least covered element in the issue.


12 posted on 06/23/2013 7:07:01 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: ilgipper

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


13 posted on 06/23/2013 7:13:18 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: SharpRightTurn

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.


14 posted on 06/23/2013 7:32:16 PM PDT by willk
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To: willk

Bookmark


15 posted on 06/23/2013 8:10:38 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

She ran as a write in, and they counted incorrect spellings.


16 posted on 06/23/2013 8:16:04 PM PDT by Impy (Bring back the spoils system.)
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To: Bullish

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!


17 posted on 06/23/2013 8:18:09 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SharpRightTurn

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


18 posted on 06/23/2013 8:25:58 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: sten
they’re devaluing our citizenship about as fast as they’re devaluing the dollar

Excellent point.
19 posted on 06/23/2013 8:29:01 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: sten

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.


20 posted on 06/23/2013 8:45:35 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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To: Impy

Yes, now I remember. The teachers unions helped her get signatures.


21 posted on 06/23/2013 9:05:52 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

No. It’s not. The worst piece of legislation in American History was the Patriot Act.


22 posted on 06/23/2013 9:06:15 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Sherman Logan

Farm bills, NFA, GCA, FOPA, AWB...


23 posted on 06/23/2013 11:28:05 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: All

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.


24 posted on 06/24/2013 1:20:59 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Weiner-Holder 2016!)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

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.


25 posted on 06/24/2013 6:45:14 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: dennisw
Citizenship comes later and is not at the top of an illegal aliens agenda. His kids born here are US citizens anyway.

It IS important for leftists who have evil plans for the USA. Residency is also important.

26 posted on 06/24/2013 8:26:27 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

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.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 8:44:33 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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