The reason the defacto amnesty argument can be made is because the federal government from top to bottom has been refusing to do its job to protect our borders.
In a way, it’s like someone not paying their mortgage or rent for several months, then telling the bank or the landlord, “Under the present system, we already have a mortgage/rent free arrangement.”
Oh, I can agree with you about the action of in-action by the government is “defacto amnesty”. However, I’m vehemently against anyone from the GOPe Regime spouting this tripe as if the inaction was because of conservatives. They only want to keep their power, or they want to appease, but they did not control the forces under the Executive Branch which has the power and responsibility to uphold the law.
This was, is, and always be primarily a new voters plan. There were/are of course, GOPe Regimists who sided with nonenforcement because of greed and some because of pure appeasing gullibility. They are the ones now abetting Obama’s new voters solely because they think they will have a replenishing stable low-IQ work force.
We have Defacto Amnesty now because the current laws on the books are not being enforced one iota. To say we need “new” reform laws is just pure BS. What they are trying to do is negate the real purpose of the existing laws.
So, while not ultimately responsible for the illegals’ invasion, the GOPe Regime certainly did not try to stop the Executive Branch from ignoring the invasion. And they are more than willing to make this an open country so they can get their low-paid workers and golly gee, maybe some [gasp] Hispanic voters and seem ‘nice’ to the media. Nothing but badddddddddddddddd will come from this.