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How to lose 2016 in one easy amnesty bill

How to lose 2016 in one easy amnesty bill

To say that there is disgust growing in the ranks is an understatement.

If adults who broke the law to come here illegally get citizenship, it will be a spit in the face of millions of legal immigrants who followed the rules, and many millions more who wait patiently on the other side of the oceans and borders.  It will send a message of lawlessness which will encourage more lawlessness.

Marco Rubio and others are imploding the party to achieve Chuck Schumer’s dream.

Mickey Kaus in The Daily Caller, Wake Up!:

If the conservative public were paying attention, the flaws and crude deceptions of the Schumer-Rubio bill  would be common knowledge. They are so obvious, especially in the border  enforcement area, that even Sen. Rubio pretends to be dissatisfied with his own  bill. Byron York reports that many conservatives are shocked when they  learn that Rubio’s bill doesn’t secure the border before legalization. It  doesn’t!  ”First comes the legalization,”  as Rubio boasted yesterday. That’s been obvious for months,  but now it’s news. (The border security requirements, themselves evanescent, would only prevent legalized illegals from  moving to upgrade from legal status to getting green cards and citizenship.)

It’s time to wake up! Conservatives–while you are (rightly) excited  about NSA snooping and partisan IRS corruption, the Congress is about  to change America in a more profound, permanent way right under your  noses. In the process it will hand President Obama the major  second term achievement that will help him overcome the very scandals  that are distracting you–or, rather, make his survival or re-ascendance  unimportant. He will have won. Democrats will have shaped the future  electorate to their own liking. They’ll have transformed what America is.

Judicial Watch, Documents Reveal DHS Abandoned Illegal Alien Background Checks to Meet Amnesty Requests Following Obama’s DACA:

Judicial Watch announced today that documents obtained recently through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request show that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) abandoned required background checks late last year, adopting, instead, costly “lean and lite” procedures in effort to keep up with the flood of amnesty applications spurred by President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) directive, which grants illegal aliens a two-year deferment from deportation.

Acting on a tip from a whistleblower at a federal law enforcement agency, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request with DHS, for “all communications, memoranda, emails, policy guidance, directives, initiatives, and any other correspondence respecting the scope and extent of background checks to be performed (or not) on aliens applying to the Obama administration’s DACA program.”  The FOIA was filed on October 26, 2012.  The Immigration and National Security Act (INA) mandates a “coordinated, uniform, and efficient,” system of background checks.  Instead, the FOIA documents reveal a costly, haphazard process, with only cursory review for the backgrounds of illegal aliens seeking “deferred status.”

It’s all just a game.  And Democrats play it a lot better than we do.

Update:  Via Michael Patrick Leahy at Rubio Invokes Bible to Defend Immigration Bill.


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[…] Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion. “To say that there is disgust growing in the ranks is an understatement.” And to describe our revulsion as mere disgust is also itself an understatement. I would say it’s more a feeling of despair comprising knowledge of betrayal, abandonment and utter helplessness in the face of a civilizational mass suicide taking place right before our eyes. This self-destructive, myopic farce will cost America a great deal more than 2016. […]

I’ll say it again: if you PUT yourself in the shadows by coming here essentially as an invader…

it NEVER becomes my role to “take you out of the shadows”.

There IS a pathway to citizenship. Go home. Follow the law.

We SHOULD make that path much less choked with bureaucratic nonsense and delay.

THAT is how you reform immigration.

    serfer1962 in reply to Ragspierre. | June 12, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Rags…your appeal is to an individual who is already a criminal. Its is the Lawmakers & Law enforcers who need to be convicted, jailed & severely fined.
    However The Establishment is the real criminal here & elections seem to no longer matter…I give you Rubio & Brewer.

moonstone716 | June 12, 2013 at 9:00 am

The more underlying problem is that our laws don’t matter anymore, at least not to the governing class. (You and I are still subject to them, of course.) They do what they want, when they want, with no intervention and no consequences.

So there’s nothing any of us can do; we’re going to lose our country. I am thoroughly ashamed to be an American and can now only hope when it falls that something better arises from the ashes.

Just could OR should be a time, “to lose” many of the 535 members of our professional Politburo. Unfortunately, I cannot vote a Pelosi, Schumer, Menendez, Clyburn et al OUT of office.

I can’t even vote a Steve Cohen (Idiot-TN District 9) out, as I live in District 1 East TN.

How did we end up in the situation where there is so little difference between the Democrats and Republicans?

More specifically here, what the hell do Rubio and co expect to get from giving the Democrats 30M more voters?

Thanks Ayotte’s turn (what did Obama find in her email/tax returns/etc?) it looks like this is going to come down to the House protecting the American people which is a scary thought looking at Boehner’s recent history.

Perhaps it is time for conservatives to pledge that they will not vote for any Republican ever again if this passes?

The bill wouldn’t pass the senate unless it is already a done deal in the house. Senators don’t want to be left hanging.

If this bill passes, we should all become Democrats. Having an R next to your voter ID will just get you spied upon. Possibly with time the D leadership will allow its. Next voting block to make changes at the margins when an old voting bloc gets uppity. As pathetic as that is, it’s more than the republicans can do for you.

Fuck Chuck. No amnesty, period.

One of the more absurd things I’ve seen was on univision where the illegal Mexicans were complaining there were too damn many illegal Panamanians. More absurd is how the Mexican government bitches about how their invaders are treated in the US yet anyone coming from Central America through Mexico ends up enslaved or dead all sanctioned by the same government.

    Midwest Rhino in reply to jdkchem. | June 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    It is indeed absurd, but playing the racism/compassion card has been incredibly effective. It’s absurd Americans still swallow the spiel whole.

    But those that use the tactic are not absurd, they are shrewd, and no doubt profit greatly from America’s weakness. Obama still relies on the race card, and uses “minorities” and women and children as human shields, using them to make his leftist arguments.

I tried calling Congressional Switchboard yesterday to voice opposition for Amnesty Bill, but was unable to connect to anybody! I’m beginning to believe the operators just weren’t answering the phone. An even greater conspiracy?

Karen Sacandy | June 12, 2013 at 10:08 am

Hi All,
Thanks Professor Jacobsen for bringing it up again. We have 2 or 3 weeks to kill this thing, and the phone calls to Senators don’t begin to match the avalanche is ’07. Heard someone yesterday say the Senators were getting 100 calls a day now on it, versus 2,000 a day in ’07.

I am going to handmake a sign for my car, but pithy isn’t my forte. I’ll check back here later in the day for suggestions. And I’m radical, so the more pugnacious the better, but please, no profane suggestions!

Many thanks all,
Karen Sacandy

    GrumpyOne in reply to Karen Sacandy. | June 12, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Be sure to join NumbersUSA and send faxes to your congress critters! No organization is working hard than these folks to defeat runaway illegal immigration.

    I’ve made my calls and sent faxes every time they alerted me and everyone opposed to the current circus in the Senate needs to do the same…

Juba Doobai! | June 12, 2013 at 10:23 am

Marco, Marco, Marco!

You conned lots of Conservatives into believing you were one of us, but, eventually, the red howling monkey will show its butt. We’ve seen your butt, Marco, and it’s the same shade of red as Obama’s.

As Americans, we owe nothing to people who come to our shores illegally, and their countries should pay the price for their repatriation.

America first, Marco, especially now when Obama is putting Muslims first and making sure Americans can’t get jobs.

“If adults who broke the law to come here illegally get citizenship, it will ..

If the NSA/CIA/FBI/DHS violates FISA or the patriot Act, the solution is to expand the law to give them even more ?

I see a lot of parallel logic.

conservativegram | June 12, 2013 at 10:48 am
“Senator Marco tells The Brody File that evangelical Christians have been critical to the immigration reform process saying, “I think the biggest change hasn’t been in the pulpit. It’s been in the pews.” Rubio also says biblical compassion must be on display.”
Seriously? This sounds like an Obama speech. I’m just waiting for the tear down the cheek. Don’t try to pull that one on me. My compassion is for my fellow Americans.

I believe an enormous and unconcious psychological need exists among leading Republicans to “save” Obama from these scandals. As strange and sick as it sounds, I believe it is very real, and arises from the insecurity, fear and self-loathing at the heart of the modern GOP. They see this bill as the means to prove to the public and media their worth, to win the elusive approval which their corrupted and weak political natures can’t earn through the risks and hard work of principle. Call it the terminal-stage Stockholm Syndrome. I think in part that this explains the otherwise inexplicable, the anti-partisan even suicidal, embrace of this bill. It’s a cry for their own salvation: “please, media and American low information voters, accept us now, love us now. You have to, after we’ve proved our higher selves to overlook the scandals and lock arms with the libeal messiah and bestow amnesty on the unfortunate.”

If it weren’t this bill, it would be another. Obama’s scandals have forced a moment of truth on the opposition party, an existential crisis, and the GOP can’t handle it. They just want things to go back to normal in Washington, to the long, congenial power arrangement which Obama’s scandals have now shaken to its foundation. What they sense in Obama’s terrible perfidy is something which threatens the entire empire of their ruling class, and it scares them to the marrow. They’re completely overwhelmed.

    snopercod in reply to raven. | June 12, 2013 at 11:33 am

    There were only fifteen republicans who voted NO (I note that the Minority Leader wasn’t one of them):

    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Boozman (R-AR)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Crapo (R-ID)
    Cruz (R-TX)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Kirk (R-IL)
    Lee (R-UT)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Scott (R-SC)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Vitter (R-LA)

    McCain didn’t vote for some reason but if he had, we know he wouldn’t have been the sixteenth.

      TrooperJohnSmith in reply to snopercod. | June 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      I called my nascent RINO Senator, the Right Honorable John Cornyn (/sarcasm), and gave his staff an earful. The poor lady who took my call said that the calls to his office are pretty much in the same vein.

      My local political pundit says that most Conservatives wrote off the Senate early on, depending instead on the House to hold the line. A miscalculation? Maybe so… considering that Boehner’s daughter married an Rastafarian construction worker with a drug conviction.

      Yeah, no sh*t.

If this bill in any form gets signed into law, consider the coffin of America nailed shut with spikes…

Why would we want people who have made their own country a disaster have a say in how this country is run?

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Henry Hawkins | June 12, 2013 at 11:35 am

Amnesty is how you get the ‘I’m on the government dole’ vs ‘I’m working’ quotient over 50%. The instant these folks were to go legal, it tips over 50%. Amnesty is how you get a permanent voting majority for big government politicians of either party.

Hello Amnesty. Goodbye America.

Like much of the laws Congress passes, this one has genuine benefits, not for us, but for the friends of the sponsors: see the part about several million/billion (no limit as usual) for people to help applicants for amnesty. Border security isn’t really there, just “type up a plan or else type up a report on why there isn’t any typed-up plan”. Bull. Why? Because both the GOP and the Democrats benefit from it, one way or another. That’s what we get for allowing the Senate (or the House) to work out these “back room” deals in private with little or no public debate and public input. No chance of any other results, no chance of any change in how the Congress-Critters conduct their business. No, not a typo; congress hasn’t conducted the public’s business in a long time. What they do is for themselves and for their supporters, not for us.

And now we have Rand Paul taking the candy bar and getting in the car with Rubio: Paul tells illegals, “We will find a place for you.”

Mexicans already have a place, Rand. It’s called “Mexico.” What did they do to it? And whatever they did to it, are they going to do that here?

    bw222 in reply to RKae. | June 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Unfortunately, Rand Paul is 70% libertarian and 30% conservative. Better than his father, but not nearly good enough to be considered as a presidential candidate.

I have to ask….

Do these republicans honestly believe that these foreign nationals from Mexico, otherwise known as Mexicans, will be voting for them in upcoming elections–or ever?

    Of course not. And it is not even a Mexican deal (although Mexicans are a big component of this). We have illegals from all over and there is no enforcement. The Democrats are pandering to them.

    bw222 in reply to Browndog. | June 12, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    They are figuring that their careers will be over by the time the illegals get the vote. But, in the mean time, they can count on major contributions from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other cheap-labor groups to help keep them in office until they retire or die.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Browndog. | June 12, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Meh-hee-co is a socialist country, especially around the capital. That’s how they keep the peasants from rising up and finishing the 1913 Revolucion.

Just purely disgusting. The very people we worked so hard to put in office — Rubio, Ayotte, Paul — seem to be lining up to sell the country down the drain.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | June 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I’m listening to Rush and he has fallen for the trap. Rush says the bill is intended to fail in the House, so Democrats have an issue to campaign on in 2014. I think Rush is wrong.

The Senate will pass some amendments that will make the bill ultimately pass the Senate. When they send it to the House, the House will ignore the Senate bill. But they WILL pass something that will appeal to Republicans, and that’s the trap.

Because once the House passes something, then the House and Senate will go to conference to negotiate the final version. This is the kicker: WHATEVER COMES OUT OF CONFERNCE WILL BE DESIGNED TO PASS THE SENATE. After the post-conference bill passes the Senate, the House has a false choice. Either pass the bill that Republicans negotiated in the conference (which is biased to placate Senate Democrats), or they can vote it down. But if they vote it down, they will be demagogued as hateful anti-immigrant bigots from now until the mid-terms by the Democrat Party, media sycophants, Twitter mobs, etc.

The House will cave and pass what the Senate wants.

If its going to be stopped, it has to be stopped NOW before anything passes the Senate. If the House passes ANYTHING – and they will pass something – it’s a fait accompli that the Democrats in the Senate will get most of what they want.

Republicans want you to eat the crap sandwich that it will be “improved” to appeal to conservatives in conference. It won’t be improved. Not meaningfully. There may be minor concessions but nothing that will make the Senate Democrats blow up the deal. It’s ALWAYS the Republicans who give ground.

The idea that DHS was ever seriously going to do background checks on millions of “DREAM” amnesty applicants was always a joke. A report yesterday said that 99.5% of the “DREAM” amnesty applications have ALREADY been approved. The only thing DHS “checked” was whether or not they had enough ink in their ink pads to stamp “approved” on every application.

Keep that in mind when Rubio (or Schumer or one of the other amnesty pimps) talks about the “background checks” that will be performed on the 11 million illegal aliens who will get amnesty under his bill. There will be no “background checks” for amnestied illegals, just like there will be no “stiff fines” (Napolitano gets unlimited discretion to waive any and all fines on the grounds of “financial hardship” — no actual proof required). And just like there will be no “requirement to learn English” — the amnesty bill only requires illegals applying for citizenship to show that they’re enrolled in an English-language course (there is no requirement to prove they can actually speak English, and there’s not even a requirement to show they ever actually showed up to the class — just that they “enrolled”).

It’s all a giant scam. Did you know that the government estimated that over 1/3 of the approved applications in the 1986 amnesty were fraudulent? Rubio and Schumer are aiming for an even bigger percentage this time.

Also, after the 1986 amnesty, the more than 3 million illegal aliens who received amnesty ended up chain-migrating in an average of 3 more family members each. So the 1986 amnesty, which was sold to the U.S. public as legalizing an estimated 1.1 – 1.2 million, ended up legalizing more than 12 million (3.1 million amnestied illegals, plus 9 million more chain-migrating family members).

And the Rubio/Schumer bill plans to top even that! Did you know that the current amnesty bill EXPANDS the definition of “immediate family” for purposes of chain migration? And there are absolutely no caps on how many may come in, and no requirements that they be self-supporting.

This amnesty bill is insane, and any legislator who votes for it is a traitor to the nation.

“First comes the legalization,” as Rubio boasted yesterday. That’s been obvious for months, but now it’s news.

I’ve warned folks repeatedly about Rubio. Wipe the stardust from eyes. Rubio is the Republican version of Obama. Nice-looking young man who can give a speech. He is not bright. He is Jeb and crowd’s front man. His work history is negligible. Etc. We voted for him because the alternative was Crist.

Oh. My. Gosh.
Starting just yesterday, Marco Rubio has taken to invoking The Holy Bible to account for his subversive, dastardly deeds.
Marco Rubio Has No Shame!


Self-serving miscreants and RINO vermin. Practically every single one of them.

Especially that double-dealing, four-flushing, fork-tongued, back-stabbing reprobate, Marco Rubio.

Whereas I once had a deep and abiding respect and high hopes for his political future — and by association even higher hopes for the entire USA and the rest of the ‘Free World’ — I wouldn’t even so much as piss on him if his head was on fire today.

Stop condoning the utterly tyrannical decimation and destruction of America!

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to FlatFoot. | June 12, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Yesterday, the RNC gave me their weekly “wanna become a super-unattenuated, gold-plated, ultra stand-up RNC member” call. I normally have a lively debate with them, and it’s usually harder to get them off the phone than it is to get the Jay-Dubs off my porch, short of turning out the dogs (who hate Jehovah’s Witnesses, postmen and goths). Well, yesterday, the guy dropped off the line when I paused for breath in the midst of registering my displeasure at Son of Amnesty.

    I think they’re hearing what we say, but that ain’t the same as listening.

Marco Rubio has demonstrated what a dishonest, deceitful man he is. I will do everything possible to defeat him in the future.

It’s a shame Mark Levin is so blind to his “precious little Marco.” Last night he went off on everyone else, but left Ricky Riccardo unscathed.

    janitor in reply to bw222. | June 12, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I didn’t realize this. I’m surprised. Levin is so smart. In fairness to conservatives on the national scene who haven’t had years of local info, I suspect opinions will change.

TrooperJohnSmith | June 12, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Everybody into the trenches. This is going to get nasty. Internecine fights always are.

We squabble while the Democrats steamroll freedom, liberty, enterprise, privacy and conscience, united in single-minded purpose like a hive of predatory insects.

Just remember, Amnesty 2013 has less enforcement than Amnesty 1986….

…and they’re not even bothering to lie about it!

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This is all distraction! The first step is 2014. O is now fundraising three times today alone because he knows that 2014 means EVERYTHING. If you are a conservative wake up. We need both the House and Senate and scaring us with the IRS not to donate, the immigration bill, and all other distractions are meaningless right now. We should all be concentrating on getting the House and Senate in conservative territory. We will not stand a chance if they get both. You think we are down now? just wait until we have NO VOICE at all. They will cheat, lie, but if we are diligent we can win and win BIG. Please wake up!!!!

I have family who came to this country LEGALLY! took them 10+ years to become citizens, now illegals get the same rights as legal immigrants. and oh yea, these LEGAL immigrants, they are from Mexico, I guess the illegal mexicans get just as many rights as people who followed the law.

repubs really are the stupid party.

as for Marco Rubio, what a lying POS. I regret giving him a penny. Hell, if I supported amnesty, I would stayed a democrat!

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