The 12 Days of Amnesty…the 11th Day

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On the 11th Day of Amnesty, the Senate passed…

a 1,190 page amnesty bill.

12 Days of Amnesty--Day 11

It’s incredible that such a behemoth of a bill could do so little to improve the lives of Americans. However, S. 744, the Senate-passed amnesty bill, devotes 1,190 pages to outlining how to forgive illegal immigration and invite more foreign workers.

Special interests ranging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO, to the big agriculture and illegal alien lobbyists, spent much of last spring pow-wowing with the Senate Gang of Eight. All were trying to cram in their sweeteners and exemptions. No wonder the bill ended up reaching nearly 1,200 pages!

Long bills don’t necessarily mean bad legislation, but when the most important stakeholders – the American people – are left out of the backroom deal those 1,000 plus pages are filled with provisions benefiting a few self-interested parties rather than the whole.

If recent news surrounding Obama’s healthcare rollout serves one lesson it’s that we should, in fact, know what’s in a bill and it’s implications before we adopt massive changes. Now the administration is going back and taking questionably legal actions to “fix” Obamacare. Who’s to say the same wouldn’t happen when an amnesty begins? How many companies would be exempted from the Senate bill’s already flimsy E-Verify requirements? Would protections for U.S. workers be eroded even further?

There are a lot of unanswered questions about these 1,190 pages. And unlike the healthcare bill, we shouldn’t let Congress pass it just so we can find out what’s in it.

 

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      That History is Way too Young to be Meaningful

      Go back a few centuries when the Spanish took over Mexico, destroyed the native indians and inter-breeded with them to create Latino….where’s your Manifest Destiny to the Mexican Native Indians?

      A spear in the back?

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      Well put………Immigration Reform WILL HAPPEN….unless we want to remain on fully converted
      to a 3rd World Country

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    Special interests ranging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO, to the big agriculture and illegal alien lobbyists, spent much of last spring pow-wowing with the Senate Gang of Eight. All were trying to cram in their sweeteners and exemptions. No wonder the bill ended up reaching nearly 1,200 pages!

    The Canadian guest worker program on farm workers is what the US should do and developed more robots which are expensive now for small farmers. In fact in 2020, maybe Japan will create a robot that can replaced all farm workers but its not cheap.

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    Amazing how many so called liberals have lined up to endorse this bill. Any bill that was written by big business, and this one was, is not going to favor the American working class, who those same liberals claim to care about. This will flood the country with foreign workers and put wages in a steeper tail spin.

    You have a good point, the main reason is that only half the right opposes the illegal immigration and not enough of the left opposes it. The left doesn’t want to hurt the Mexican poor or other poor but not help the US poor.

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    If S.744 or anything like it became law you can count on President Obama NOT TO ENFORCE any border security provisions or E-verify for worker requirements in it…. no matter how weak. What you can expect are waivers, extensions, delays and executive orders that totally disregard Congressional intent and requirements regarding enforcement, If the Obama administration is ignoring immigration laws already on the books NOW who but a fool would believe it won’t ignore parts of any new law it dislikes in the FUTURE? The only part of S.744 you can depend on President Obama to enforce is the part giving illegal immigrants amnesty and U.S. citizenship.

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    Amazing how many so called liberals have lined up to endorse this bill. Any bill that was written by big business, and this one was, is not going to favor the American working class, who those same liberals claim to care about. This will flood the country with foreign workers and put wages in a steeper tail spin.

    And this would double [or more] our already high immigration numbers and fuel population growth higher than the present 30 million growth per decade we have experienced for the last three decades. How can that possibly be anything but a huge negative for our environment? So keep it up, liberal kool aid drinkers. Keep assisting big business in their mission to flood the country with low wage workers, sending us on our way to 400 plus million people in a relative blink of an eye.

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