In an effort to avoid the mistakes of the thwarted amnesty attempt of 2007 (too many facts escaped), the wealthy special interests who actually wrote the current 1,000-plus page deceitful Gang of Eight “immigration reform” bill are not going to leave it out in the sun very long.
The goal is to get it passed by American Independence Day (July 4).
It cannot pass without Republican votes.
There is much more to the amnesty legislation than just amnesty-again. And whether it becomes law or not, the angry leftist “Stop the Deportations!” marches will never end.
The United States already naturalizes more than a million people each year, more than any other nation on the planet. Last year we issued nearly 700,000 guest-worker visas. But business groups claim the U.S. doesn’t issue enough guest-worker visas, specifically low-skill worker visas.
A labor shortage? Really? Why aren’t wages going up?
If the Rubio bill were to pass, “there could be an eight-fold jump in the number of blue-collar foreign workers in the U.S. over the next five years” warns Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is a self-described socialist.
Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted to advance the amnesty bill, to ignore current immigration laws and to add 33 million permanent, new legal immigrants over a decade. This, while 20 million Americans can’t find full-time jobs.
Both of Georgia’s Republican Senators voted “Yes.”
The increasingly odoriferous Senate bill does not have a single word that puts immigration or workplace enforcement — or border security — first.
Absent much honest American media coverage, American voters should listen to Marco Rubio when he is on foreign language television: “First comes the legalization. Then comes the measures to secure the border,” Rubio boasted to Univision last week. Somebody send up a flare if you see this in the Atlanta newspapers.
The amnesty-again scam does contain a special path to citizenship for illegal aliens.
It would allow people now here illegally to keep the job they obtained illegally and remain in the USA while waiting to be rewarded with green cards. Which happens: A) after bill’s 10-year waiting period ends, or B) when they can scream “injustice” in American streets loud enough (again) to make the Republicans try to out-Democrat the Democrats (again) and reward the victims of borders even sooner. Put your money on choice “B” if the con were to pass.
Easily duped conservative voters — and U.S. Senators who have never read the bill — should stop believing the ridiculous whoppers contained in the endless radio ads sponsored by billionaire-for-open-borders Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg. And they should rest secure in the knowledge that the agenda-driven “PolitiFact’ opinion column will never do an inspection on any part of that brazen pack of lies.
Habla this: Nobody has to learn English before or after the legalization. We wonder when Marco Rubio will teach us how to say “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” in Republican?
But, the largely low-wage (that’s the reason they are here) newly legalized aliens would immediately become eligible for the massive welfare benefit called the Earned Income Tax Credit. For Obama-voter readers, this means that the federal government takes money from enterprising Americans and gives it to people who don’t pay any income tax. Cool, eh?
The amnesty bill has more exceptions per page than the much-loved ObamaCare.
Writing in the Washington Examiner, senior editorial editor Phillip Klein notes that because of ObamaCare the “reform” bill would encourage employers to hire newly legalized aliens over American citizens. “Starting in January, businesses with 50 or more employees who don’t offer workers health insurance that the federal government deems acceptable must pay a penalty if at least one of their workers obtains insurance on a new government-run exchange. The penalty is up to $3,000 per worker.”
Because the amnestied workers would not qualify for ObamaCare benefits, some employers could effectively face incentives of hundreds of thousands of dollars to hire newly legalized immigrants over those pesky Americans.
While this travesty is accurately described as “Schumer-Rubio” now, if it becomes law, it would forever be regarded by the newly legalized future Democrat voters as the “Obama-saved-us-amnesia.”
Count this longtime American as envious of the people represented by Sen. Jeff Sessions and the fact that he fights relentlessly to reveal the complete larceny of the Senate’s mackerel amnesty bill.
D.A. King is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society @DAKDIS on Twitter.