Amnesty Bill Doesn’t Fix Immigration Courts

“The immigration bill now being considered on the floor of the U.S. Senate does a lot of things — many of them bad. One thing it does not do, however, is fix our broken immigration courts. When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detains illegal immigrants and initiates deportation proceedings against them, those cases go to immigration courts in the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review. These are not federal courts established as part of the judicial branch under Article III of the Constitution. They are administrative courts, presided over by administrative judges,” notes the Daily Caller.

“The immigration court system is broken. Badly. It suffers from a huge backlog of cases: more than 330,000. But even worse is the huge backlog of unenforced deportation orders. According to Mark Metcalf, a former Justice Department immigration judge, the number of unexecuted deportation orders now stands at 1.2 million.”

Limbaugh Says He is “Disappointed” by Rubio

“On his Tuesday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said he is “disappointed” in Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for changing his position on immigration and border security. Limbaugh made the comment as he was responding to a listener email who said he or she is disenfranchised with the political process and who went as far as to question the value of listening to his radio show. Part of the listener’s despair was due to Rubio’s decision to support legalization for illegal immigrants before border security,” the Daily Caller says.

Promises Won’t Fix A Bad Bill

“We will hear the establishment say that the status quo is unacceptable. Yes, the status quo of constant amnesty before enforcement is unacceptable. But just because the status quo is bad doesn’t mean we should make it worse just for the purpose of passing ‘something.’ By that same logic, we should have passed Obamacare because there were problems with our current healthcare system. The status quo of Obama promulgating cap and trade regulations by executive fiat is unacceptable, so we need to pass a compromise cap and trade bill to fix the problem,” says Daniel Horrowitz at RedState.