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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Shamnesty Redux

Michelle Malkin has detailed the "shamnesty" issue in her article  Suicidal GOP senators join open-borders Dems for Shamnesty Redux.

Some excerpts:
  • [D]id someone set the clock back six years in Washington? Because today looks a hell of a lot like the dawn of the Bush-Kennedy-McCain 2007 illegal alien amnesty. Deja vu all over again.
  • According to a five-page document provided to POLITICO, the sweeping proposal — agreed to in principle by eight senators — would seek to overhaul the legal immigration system as well as create a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s roughly 11 million illegal immigrants. But establishing that pathway would depend on whether the U.S. first implements stricter border enforcement measures and new rules ensuring immigrants have left the country in compliance with their visas. Young people brought to the country as children illegally and seasonal agriculture industry workers would be given a faster path to citizenship.
  • If the Kabuki promise of “securing the border first” sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the same empty, bullcrap promise that shamnesty peddlers have pitched since the Reagan years.
  • Question: If GOP senators were serious about cracking down on the systemic, dangerous, ongoing, persistent problem of illegal alien visa overstayers and the failure to enact an effective visa tracking system since before and well after 9/11 (read THIS), why haven’t they pushed for fixing it SEPARATE AND APART from amnesty measures?
    Answer: Because these cynical panderers are not serious about ending the backlog of more than 750,000 unvetted visa overstay records.

    And another government “commission” to “ensure the new enforcement mechanisms take effect?” Spare us another phony, dog-and-pony Blue Ribbon Panel to Nowhere.

    Please. Rubio is winning praise from some of my conservative friends for noting that we’ve been living under de facto amnesty.
  • Since repetition is key in the age of the low-information voter and the bonehead GOP, let me repeat at length what I said after Election Day:GOP “moderates” and strategists assume that waving the magic amnesty wand and opening up the welfare/entitlement state to generations of illegal immigrants will translate into electoral gains for the party. They’re deluded. They pretend amnesty will come at no cost to legal immigrants and native-born Americans. They pretend they can “secure the border first” by making the same empty, token gestures that have left our borders a bloody joke for decades.

    The promise of “securing the border first” is a Kabuki compromise.

    These GOP amnesty-peddlers are as deluded now as they were in 2007 when Bush/McCain/Kennedy spearheaded a failed amnesty campaign. They’ve learned nothing.

    How about clearing naturalization application backlogs instead of expanding illegal alien benefits? How about tracking and deporting violent illegal alien criminals instead of handing out driver’s licenses to illegal aliens? How about streamlining the employee citizenship verification process for businesses (E-verify) and fixing outdated visa tracking databases instead of indiscriminately expanding temporary visa and guest worker programs?

    Let’s drop the semantic games. Whether Shamnesty Twins Graham and McCain call it a “pathway to citizenship,” “regularization,” or “comprehensive immigration reform,” they are talking about permanently rewarding and incentivizing more mass illegal immigration above all else.

    I repeat: There is no such thing as a temporary amnesty. And amnesty begets more amnesty. Since Reagan, there have been seven illegal alien amnesties passed into law since 1986:

    ·The 1986 Immigration and Reform Control Act blanket amnesty for an estimated 2.7 million illegal aliens
    ·1994: The “Section 245(i)” temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens
    ·1997: Extension of the Section 245(i) amnesty
    ·1997: The Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act for nearly one million illegal aliens from Central America
    ·1998: The Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti
    ·2000: Extension of amnesty for some 400,000 illegal aliens who claimed eligibility under the 1986 act
    ·2000: The Legal Immigration Family Equity Act, which included a restoration of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty for 900,000 illegal aliens]

    Not one of those amnesties was associated with a decline in illegal immigration. On the contrary, the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. has tripled since President Reagan signed the first amnesty in 1986. The total effect of the amnesties was even larger because relatives later joined amnesty recipients, and this number was multiplied by an unknown number of children born to amnesty recipients who then acquired automatic US citizenship.

    Obama’s amnesty-by-executive order will produce more of the same.

    Better Get Out The Vote efforts and data-mining by Republicans won’t solve the root causes of new generations of Democrats’ collective alienation from a common civic culture, core American values, and the sanctity of individual rights over the collective.

    Left-wing academics and activists spurned assimilation as a common goal long ago. Their fidelity lies with bilingualism (a euphemism for native language maintenance over English-first instruction), identity politics, ethnic militancy, extreme multiculturalism, and a borderless continent.
  • In the report from the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform following up on her work, the panel wrote:

    We believe these truths constitute the distinctive characteristics of American nationality:

    *American unity depends upon a widely-held belief in the principles and values embodied in the American Constitution and their fulfillment in practice: equal protection and justice under the law; freedom of speech and religion; and representative government;

    *Lawfully-admitted newcomers of any ancestral nationality—without regard to race, ethnicity, or religion—truly become Americans when they give allegiance to these principles and values;

    *Ethnic and religious diversity based on personal freedom is compatible with national unity; and

    *The nation is strengthened when those who live in it communicate effectively with each other in English, even as many persons retain or acquire the ability to communicate in other languages.

    As long as we live by these principles and help newcomers to learn and practice them, we will continue to be a nation that benefits from substantial but well-regulated immigration.

    Those principles have been abandoned, scorned, and sabotaged. You have not heard an iota about them from Washington. It is the erosion of Americanization and the ascendancy of the collectivists that helped create the conditions for Election Day.

    Amnesty instead of assimilation is a recipe for even greater GOP losses at at the ballot box.

    Amnesty instead of assimilation is a recipe for the furtherance of American decline.
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Blogger Juan Doe said...

Obama will not secure the border because doing so will stop the flow of "future Democratic Party high propensity voters" from entering the US.

Keep in mind that the Democrats don't want voters to ID themselves because they know that many illegal aliens vote in the Border States. There have been a number of cases mounted by District Attorney's offices along the border against illegal aliens who vote in state elections. You never read about it in the press and the federal government would never prosecute such actions - but they do occur locally.

2/1/13, 9:07 AM  

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