Another Houston Law Officer Killed by Illegal Alien

“On Sunday, police in Houston arrested Andres Munos-Munos, 23, after he reportedly ran through a red light on Little York at N. Shepherd, crashing into a pickup truck driven by 47-year-old Harris County Deputy Sheriff Dwayne Polk,” the Examiner reports.

“Deputy Polk was on his way home from work and died at the scene. Polk had been with the sheriff’s office for 16 years, reaching the rank of sergeant. The illegal alien charged with his death actually has a serious criminal record and should have been deported last year.”

National Review – Gang of Eight Bill Wrong Solution

“If there is an upside to the debate unfolding over the Gang of Eight’s immigration-reform bill, it is this: The simplistic version of the conversation — pro-immigration vs. anti-immigration — has been supplanted by a more relevant set of questions: How many new immigrants? Of what sort? On what timeline? Under what conditions? It is good that these questions are being asked — but the answers coming from Congress are anything but reassuring,” says a National Review editorial.

“One need not accept the wrongheaded dystopian views of the Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus to believe that there is some number that is too high, and one need not hew to an exclusively economic view of the question to conclude that some immigrants will be more desirable for the purposes of a nation with a highly complex modern economy than others. This bill would create more than 30 million new legal immigrants in the next ten years, including the 11 million illegals already here; with the new arrivals added to current immigration trends, nearly one in five Americans would be foreign-born.”

Who Are Schumer’s Republicans?

“Many on the right have remarked on the delicious video of Senator Chuck Schumer at yesterday’s Judiciary Committee markup of the amnesty bill saying “Do our Republicans have a pass on this one if they want?” with regard to one of the amendments being considered. But the comment is about more than the jockeying over one amendment. All members of the GOP caucus in the Senate who end up voting for S. 744 are as a practical matter Chuck Schumer’s Republicans,” says CIS Executive Director Mark Krikorian.

Big Loopholes in Amnesty Bill

“About those strict new rules and requirements for border security set forth in the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal: They’re not so tough after all. In fact, the 867-page mega-bill gives the secretary of homeland security pretty much carte blanche to waive the vast majority of the requirements detailed in the bill. And that’s not sitting very well with the folks charged with enforcing immigration law,” says Hans von Spakovsky at National Review.

“What the bill really says, then, is that people living in the country illegally can receive amnesty not when the border is actually secured but when the secretary tells Congress that she is starting to try to secure the border. That’s a loophole big enough to drive a tractor-trailer truck full of illegal immigrants through.”