The “immigration reform bill” currently working its way through Congress is similar to the amnesty that was granted in 1986 with one HUGE difference: Amnesty 2013 is far more generous to illegals, whether they’re already here or will flood across the borders when the monstrosity goes into effect.
Sen. Flake Called Out for Overstating Role of Border Security Commission
Last week, Sen. Marco Rubio sprinted to the airwaves to defend the Gang of Eight’s legislation after it had been attacked during the first round of committee markup, but his description of the bill wasn’t exactly accurate. Continuing that trend, A Gang of Eight member who also sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Jeff Flake, wasn’t exactly accurate himself in his description of the bill’s “triggers” when they came under attack from Senators John Cornyn and Jeff Sessions on Thursday.
Shortly after the markup began, Sen. Sessions introduced an amendment that would require an electronic monitoring system for temporary guest-workers. The amendment led to a broader discussion over the electronic exit-entry system that’s one of the four “triggers” in the Gang’s legislation. Sen. Flake took the opportunity to explain the the “triggers”:
I think there may be just a little misunderstanding about what constitutes an actual trigger, submittal of a plan or substantial completion. With this legislation, what we’re saying before RPI status (amnesty) can start for anyone, there has to be a plan submitted, but keep in mind that plan has to be substantially deployed.
We’re off to a pretty good start, and actually, Sen. Flake even quoted the legislation directly in describing the first “trigger.” On page 11 of the bill, it says, “the Comprehensive Southern Border Security Strategy has been submitted to Congress and is substantially deployed and substantially operational.”
This all sounds fine and dandy, but Sen. Flake is making the trigger sound stronger than it really is. There’s no Congressional oversight, so the requirements to be “substantially deployed and substantially operational” only have to be certified by the Secretary of Homeland Security. In optimistic anticipation of the bill’s passage, it’s likely that Sec. Janet Napolitano is already working on the Southern Border Security Strategy because she’s the last person that would slow down the amnesty should the bill actually pass. – [Bold added]
The last paragraph (in bold) describes the problem with the whole bill: there are no effective triggers in it anywhere. Border security as well as qualifications for Obamacare; Medicaid; Social Security; disability payments; food stamps; welfare and other benefits designed for citizens and legal residents are all frittered away as both sides fight to see who can buy the most Hispanic votes.
Why don’t we just annex ALL of Latin America as well as Africa, Asia and Muslim countries to vote in our elections? Al least that would simplify the ‘change’ process.
Six House Reps. Denounce Gang of Eight Amnesty Bill