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6/22/2013

Deport Legalize the Child Abusers First

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:58 pm



Via Twitchy.

The amended bill, with the supposedly (but not really) fabutastic new border security provisions, is here (.pdf). I tried confirming Vitter’s claim, but I don’t have a staff, or a full set of the United States Code, or endless time. So it’s impossible to tell whether Vitter is correct, or what it all means — but there are certainly passages that look troubling. For example, at page 724 we see this:

REFUSAL TO ISSUE; REVOCATION.—In accordance with regulations promulgated by the Secretary, the Secretary shall refuse to issue or renew, or shall revoke and debar from eligibility to obtain a certificate of registration for a period of not greater than 5 years, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, a certificate of registration under this section if—

. . . .

(3) the applicant for, or holder of, the certification has been convicted within the preceding 5 years of

(A) any felony under State or Federal law or crime involving robbery, bribery, extortion, embezzlement, grand larceny, burglary, arson, violation of narcotics laws, murder, rape, assault with intent to kill, assault which inflicts grievous bodily injury, prostitution, peonage, or smuggling or harboring individuals who have entered the United States illegally . . .

The certification appears to be a document obtained in order to perform services as a “foreign labor contractor,” which I think means guest worker. [UPDATE: Wrong. See UPDATE below.] If I’m reading this right, it’s hunky dory to be a guest worker who has committed murder or rape, as long as the conviction occurred more than five years ago. Convicted of murder six years ago? Here’s your certificate, Mr. Guest Worker!

Who knows what other nuggets are buried in this manure pile?

We have the weekend to find out. The vote is Monday.

UPDATE: A commenter says “foreign labor contractor” is a person who offers employment to guest workers, not a guest worker. Re-reading my link, that appears correct. I have changed the title and placed a note concerning the update in the post. My apologies for the sloppiness.

Why would we want to issue certificates to convicted murders and rapists to contract with guest workers?

59 Responses to “Deport Legalize the Child Abusers First”

  1. Surely I must be reading this wrong?

    Murderers and rapists as guest workers??

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. Thieves need to work for a living, too.
    Otherwise, they might end resorting to stealing. Or something.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  3. If Ted Cruz is right, then there are many problems with the bill as amended, including that it opens the door to criminals:

    The Leahy/Schumer/Hoeven/Corker amendment to the bill is nearly 1,200 pages long, was just filed Friday, and will be voted on Monday. We saw with Obamacare what happens when Congress rushes to pass legislation.

    It makes the same mistake of the 1986 amnesty — legalization today for false promise of border security tomorrow.

    It encourages more illegal immigration in the future.

    The “border security” amendment to the deal doesn’t require any addition border security or that the border actually be secured before legalization occurs.

    It allows illegal aliens who have been ordered to be removed to apply for legalization and remain in the United States.

    It creates multiple loopholes that allow criminal aliens and gang members to get legalization and stay in the United States.

    It interacts with Obamacare to create de fact affirmative action for the hiring of illegal immigrants since RPI employees won’t trigger the $2,000 penalty for employers providing an incentive to hire them over American citizens
    It allows the DHS Secretary to waive or reduce fees for classes of illegal immigrants while all legal immigrants must pay their fees.

    It allows illegal immigrants to become citizens three years after receiving their green card while most legal immigrants must wait five years.

    It repeals a prohibition of states from treating illegal immigrants better than out-of-state American citizens, opening the door to in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, but not citizens from other states.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  4. There needs to be a normative discussion about this bill. Or whatever.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  5. It allows the DHS Secretary to waive or reduce fees for classes of illegal immigrants while all legal immigrants must pay their fees.

    DRJ – It is the numerous waiver provisions relating to criminal convictions, fines, past taxes, and other provisions which concern me.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  6. All crime and violence (henceforth to be known as indiscretions) done by muslims, blacks, or hispanics, is caused by a disenfranchised place within a society driven by white greed (which is sometimes known as a market economy), and white privilege.
    So we learn that this unbalanced society is responsible for the indiscretions of the undocumented; indiscretions that never, ever would have materialized if society was fair and just.
    You see a white guy can run his car up onto the steps of the Capitol; run into his office and blow into a breathalyzer until it comes up zeroes and emerge and blame Ambien. The same white guy’s Dad can have a few drinks, run his car into the water and abandon a young woman to die, flee the scene and emerge the next day perfectly sober flanked by attorneys, priests and family.
    The undocumented do not have those types of privileges, but white people who power the system do. Hence the disenfranchised engage in indiscretion.
    In LA 1992, 53 people found themselves deceased during a period of unrest better termed as restlessness. These deceased people became that way when people; (some of whom have been labeled or libeled by conservatives as illegal aliens) got caught up in expressing themselves in “the voice of the unheard”. These moments sometimes result in what we will call “ouchies” and no one is to blame. It just happened. Think of it as a slightly missed note during a live performance of your favorite song.

    The playing field needs leveling, particularly for those drawn into expressing themselves in “the voice of the unheard” and Eric Holder is just the man to do it. After all, Ted Kennedy, Lion of the Senate, voted to confirm him.
    And who knew more about white privilege than Ted?

    SteveG (794291)

  7. The Leahy/Schumer/Hoeven/Corker amendment to the bill is nearly 1,200 pages long

    The amendment alone is almost 1,200 pages??

    We know what’s in it, enough government lawyer gobblydegook to make it say whatever the people administering it want.

    I think there needs to be a law about how long a law can be. At least that way they can make a given document more focused in its intent and less things unrelated snuck in.
    Also, it might make something like “immigration reform” need to be addressed in separate pieces, one piece dealing with border security alone, for example.

    I wonder if I could get elected to Congress on that alone, to promise to work to make all laws limited in scope.
    Hmmm, it’s a thought; but not really, I couldn’t put my family in the bullseye of the democrat destroy the opposition machine.
    I mean, after what they did to Palin…, and I’m not pretty, don’t run, and can’t dress out a moose in the wild.
    I guess I wouldn’t have a chance after all.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  8. “All crime and violence (henceforth to be known as indiscretions) done by muslims, blacks, or hispanics, is caused by a disenfranchised place within a society driven by white greed (which is sometimes known as a market economy), and white privilege.”

    SteveG – That plus Catholic schools, which everybody knows only exist to sow division and homophobia.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  9. if child abusers get amnesty than for sure dudes what like to get spanked by prostitutes while wearing diapers should get it too I think

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  10. So is it Corker, Hoeven, or Rubio who has friends with money who have illegal friends or relatives with criminal records? My guess is all three, but if I had to pick just one it would be Rubio.

    nk (875f57)

  11. Damn. happyfeet beat me to it.

    Leviticus (2c236c)

  12. It could be worse — your state could be represented in the Senate by a moron who wants to authorize the Dept. of Homeland Security to recognize victims of climate change for purposes of favorable immigration treatment.

    “It simply recognizes that climate change, like war, is one of the most significant contributors to homelessness in the world. And like with states torn apart and made uninhabitable by war, we have an obligation not to deport people back to a country made uninhabitable by sea level rise and other extreme environmental changes that render these states desolate. It does not grant any individual or group of individuals outside the United States with any new status or avenue for seeking asylum in the United States.”

    shipwreckedcrew (848932)

  13. Thanks, happyfeet and Leviticus, but they were not prostitutes they were nurses and they did not spank me they only strapped me down and gave me a sponge bath and sedatives. I really don’t know how these rumors get started.

    nk (875f57)

  14. What? We don’t have enough native-born criminals? We have to import them from elsewhere? Is the bill being published in Spanish first and then going to be translated into English at some future point? Will that translation work be out-sourced off-shore?

    If Boehner is as stupid as I think he is, we are in big trouble.

    WarEagle82 (2b7355)

  15. Frankly it doesn’t matter what they pass. Obama will just waive sections of the law for his preferred interest groups, and choose to ignore/not enforce sections that he doesn’t like.

    JD (509d82)

  16. On the list of allowed crimes is peonage:

    the use of laborers bound in servitude because of debt

    Slavers, in other words, get a free pass.

    Rob Crawford (49918b)

  17. shipwreckedcrew, that’s pretty stupid. That’s “Will Guam tip over?” stupid.

    SPQR (768505)

  18. You are all surprised by the lackadaisical approach to criminal job seekers on foreign guest worker visas in the immigration bill bbecauuuuuse…?

    The Obama administration is suing Dollar General and a BMW facility in South Carolina for the alleged unfair use of criminal background checks for job applicants, months after warning companies about how such screenings can discriminate against African Americas.

    The suits were filed June 11 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which last year issued new guidelines that cautioned against rejecting minority applicants who have committed a crime and recommended businesses eliminate policies that “exclude people from employment based on a criminal record.”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/obama-administration-sues-dollar-general-for-using-background-checks-on-job-applicants-its-racist-video/

    elissa (b84065)

  19. “for sure dudes what like to get spanked by prostitutes while wearing diapers should get it too I think”

    Mr. Feets – Barney Frank is already a citizen I’m pretty sure.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  20. Where is the Paul Kersey brigade?

    mg (31009b)

  21. Murderers and rapists as guest workers??

    Why not?

    The US military — yes, the military (and NOT the NEA, or the ACLU, or NOW, or the NAACP, or Green Earth, or Emily’s List, or the New York Times, etc) — was a big squish and pushover when it came to the ravings and rantings of Nidal Hasan. So if it’s good enough for that branch of government, it sure as hell is good enough for the INS, the IRS, the FBI, the EPA, the NSA, etc, etc.

    Mark (67e579)

  22. The Obama administration is suing Dollar General and a BMW facility in South Carolina for the alleged unfair use of criminal background checks for job applicants

    The current gang throughout the ultra-blue portions of the US government will next make it unlawful for retailers to have anti-shoplifting policies, claiming that such a restriction discriminates against customers of limited socio-economic means.

    Mark (67e579)

  23. That language is for refusing to issue registration for foreign labor contractors. Which are the people recruiting and soliciting foreign laborers. Scroll up. That whole subtitle is about protecting workers recruited abroad from trafficking and abuse.

    mack (eceaf2)

  24. I can’t afford to have formerly indiscreet work for me because the line between former and current gets blurry real quick.
    Plus, I’m pretty sure that if I’ve knowingly hired or kept on a person that has been oppressed in that way by the white man who then turns around and liberates anything from the bicycle to the virginity of my clients 13 year old daughter… I’ll be getting a letter from their lawyer.
    The people I pay money to in the hope of having liability insurance will just point me to page 3012 of my policy

    SteveG (794291)

  25. happy and Leviticus,

    Please rate these on a scale of relative importance:

    *An old story about the sexual peccadilloes of a U.S. Senator.

    *The issue of whether convicted rapists and murderers are going to be given guest worker status in our country.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  26. mack,

    You are correct. Thank you. I have updated the post.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  27. UPDATE: A commenter says “foreign labor contractor” is a person who offers employment to guest workers, not a guest worker. Re-reading my link, that appears correct. I have changed the title and placed a note concerning the update in the post. My apologies for the sloppiness.

    Why would we want to issue certificates to convicted murders and rapists to contract with guest workers?

    Patterico (9c670f)

  28. I suppose the other way to look at the question is how long should those convictions be a legal bar to enter the foreign labor contracting profession? What other professions have such bars? Lawyers? Doctors?

    mack (eceaf2)

  29. ‘murder, robbery, attempt to kill’ howabout never,

    narciso (3fec35)

  30. What other professions have such bars? Lawyers? Doctors?

    Yes, and most other licensed professions, waivers vary state to state. DEA drug license, some waiver available. No gun, nationwide, without a pardon on the basis of innocense. Adoption, foster care, waivers also vary. Aliens lawfully here can be deported for a felony, crimes involving dishonesty/moral turpitude (e.g., bad check regardless of amount), gun offenses and drug offenses, no matter when they occurred.

    nk (875f57)

  31. Domestic violence (no criminal conviction required), no gun nationwide.

    nk (875f57)

  32. Is Mack imdw again? Sheesh.

    nk (875f57)

  33. Domestic violence (no criminal conviction required), no gun nationwide.

    Since when waas no criminal conviction required?

    Michael Ejercito (2e0217)

  34. I think we need to realize “…everyone has something like this happen to them”

    link

    SteveG (794291)

  35. Lautenberg Amendment — 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)

    (g) It shall be unlawful for any person—
    (1) who has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
    (2) who is a fugitive from justice;
    (3) who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802));
    (4) who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution;
    (5) who, being an alien—
    (A) is illegally or unlawfully in the United States; or
    (B) except as provided in subsection (y)(2), has been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa (as that term is defined in section 101(a)(26) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(26)));
    (6) who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
    (7) who, having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced his citizenship;
    (8) who is subject to a court order that—
    (A) was issued after a hearing of which such person received actual notice, and at which such person had an opportunity to participate;
    (B) restrains such person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner of such person or child of such intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child; and
    (C)
    (i) includes a finding that such person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of such intimate partner or child; or
    (ii) by its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against such intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury; or
    (9) who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence,

    to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

    nk (875f57)

  36. *then* for sure I mean

    um

    Mr. Patterico given our pitiful little joke of a country’s enthusiastic embrace of fascism and fail

    amnesty for rapists or what have you ain’t no thang

    not in the big picture

    in the big picture America is best expressed as one of your better lolcat jokes

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  37. Those hearings and court orders have some sting to them.
    An angry woman with a good lawyer (and if you have a bad one) she can sure *bleep* up your life.
    Unless you are undocumented and are bright enough figure out when and how to get lost in the wind.

    SteveG (794291)

  38. “The US military — yes, the military (and NOT the NEA, or the ACLU, or NOW, or the NAACP, or Green Earth, or Emily’s List, or the New York Times, etc) — was a big squish and pushover when it came to the ravings and rantings of Nidal Hasan. So if it’s good enough for that branch of government, it sure as hell is good enough for the INS, the IRS, the FBI, the EPA, the NSA, etc, etc.”

    – Mark

    Apparently the US military also has more than its fair share of rapists. Maybe Vitter can get outraged about that, too.

    Leviticus (2c236c)

  39. Maybe the goal posts are fine right where they are right now.

    Icy (cc8743)

  40. I had a lot of gun cases, and also immigrant clients. After 1997, the stakes went way up for a conviction even if the client was spared jail time. Not just the feds. F-word Ryan made first offense unlawful carry a felony, from previously a misdemeanor, in Illinois, meaning a bar to gun ownership for life in all fifty states and potential loss of a green card.

    nk (875f57)

  41. Alright, we leave out the first offenses, misunderstandings but the last three, what is the purpose here,

    narciso (3fec35)

  42. Apparently the US military also has more than its fair share of rapists.

    Undoubtedly not helped by the Nidal-Hasan-ization of the US military, which means that not only are cries of “death to America!” perhaps a case of “workplace violence”, but that male-on-male sexual abuse may illustrate a need for more pro-GLBT kindness and tolerance.

    washingtontimes.com, May 2013: More military men than women are sexually abused in the ranks each year, a Pentagon survey shows, highlighting the underreporting of male-on-male assaults.

    When the Defense Department released the results of its anonymous sexual abuse survey this month and concluded that 26,000 service members were victims in fiscal 2012, which ended Sept. 30, an automatic assumption was that most were women. But roughly 14,000 of the victims were male and 12,000 female, according to a scientific survey sample produced by the Pentagon.

    “It appears that the DOD has serious problems with male-on-male sexual assaults that men are not reporting and the Pentagon doesn’t want to talk about,” Elaine Donnelly, who heads the Center for Military Readiness. She noted that only 2 percent of assailants are women.

    For male-on-male assaults, 73 percent happened on base and 26 percent in a combat zone.

    spectator.org, January 2013: In 2010, Admiral Michael Mullen told a Christian chaplain who opposed the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that “If you cannot get in line, resign your commission.” That same year Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick, the Army’s deputy chief of staff in charge of personnel, said military members who dissent from Obama’s gay rights agenda should “get out.”

    “Unfortunately, we have a minority of service members who are still racists and bigoted and you will never be able to get rid of all of them,” he said, as reported by the Washington Times. “But these people opposing this new policy will need to get with the program, and if they can’t, they need to get out.”

    A September 2011 memo from DOD general counsel Johnson indicates that any chapel space on a military base can be appropriated for gay weddings, which is a blatant violation of the Defense of Marriage Act. “Determinations” of chapel space, he wrote, “should be made on a sexual-orientation neutral basis.” By 2011, in open defiance of DOMA, the military authorized ministerial training for gay marriage ceremonies on military bases.

    Obama last week announced that he will disobey a provision protecting chaplains which Republicans included in the national defense authorization bill he signed. The provision states that…”that chaplains cannot be forced “to perform any rite, ritual or ceremony that is contrary to the conscience, moral principles or religious beliefs of the chaplain.”

    Just as Obama refuses to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, so he promises to ignore this provision, as he said in his signing statement, calling it “unnecessary and ill-advised.” He added that he will not let it slow down his gay-rights agenda: “My Administration remains fully committed to continuing the successful implementation of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and to protecting the rights of gay and lesbian service members; Section 533 will not alter that.”

    military.com, May 2013: Male survivors of rape while serving in the military say they are often deemed “liars and troublemakers” when they report abuse. The Pentagon estimated about 13,000 of the 1.2 million men serving in the military suffered sexual assault last year, NBC News reported.

    The Defense Department has said men “report at much lower rates than female survivors.” Brian Lewis, a rape survivor who served in the Navy, said that is because male survivors are “still viewed as having wanted it.”

    President Obama said though the military is ashamed of the situation there’s “no silver bullet” for solving the sexual assault problem.

    Obama said Thursday he and the others at the meeting suggested a number of ideas to get at the longstanding problem, whose string of misconduct cases included the Army saying Tuesday a sergeant in charge of preventing sexual assaults at Fort Hood, Texas, was being criminally investigated for alleged “abusive sexual contact.”

    What irony.

    Fort Hood, made infamous by Nidal Hasan, and now the location of a military enlistee responsible for stopping sexual assaults but who perhaps is guilty of doing just the opposite.

    Obama’s “Goddamn America”: Coming to a theater near you.

    Mark (67e579)

  43. “Who knows what other nuggets are buried in this manure pile?”

    We have to pass this bill to find out what’s in it!

    On a higher note, the illegal alien morphing into a Citizen of Privilege is only allowed two DUI convictions. On the third, the DHS has the discretion to deny him citizenship. Tough stuff!

    The Ghost of Winston Smith (be0117)

  44. Apparently the US military also has more than its fair share of rapists.

    FWIW, I had a lengthy reply (of my dreaded copy and paste) to your post, based on news of the apparently growing problem of male-on-male rape in the US military. But the message got lost in Patterico.com’s holding bin.

    Mark (67e579)

  45. it’s worth a lot I think

    fucking oodles

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  46. That’s okay, I’m pretty sure I can piece it together from your other comments.

    Leviticus (2c236c)

  47. Though I’m not holding out any great hope, it still might be worth getting up 15 minutes early on Monday & calling both your senators. (Consider it one of those small sacrifices a good citizen makes for the love of his country.)

    Go to http://www.senate.gov, click on the upper-left-hand link labeled ‘Senators'; this takes you to ‘Senators of the 113th Congress’. You can search by state or by surname, just click the drop-down boxes below that header. Also, about midway down on the right side, there’s a link to ‘Senators Phone List’ (downloadable PDF format). The Washington DC area code is (202), then phone numbers displayed for the senators assume a ’22’ before the printed number. For example, Harry Reid would be (202) 224-3542.

    Melt their phone lines. PLEEEEEEEZE!

    A_Nonny_Mouse (769796)

  48. I guess this is the squirrel move;

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/06/puttin_on_the_ritz.html

    narciso (3fec35)

  49. If this doesn’t prove immigration reform a/k/a amnesty is all about demonizing Republicans, nothing will: Schumer is already blaming Republicans for being anti-immigrant and, unbelievably, one immigrant rights group blames Marco Rubio — the Latino Senator who sponsored the immigration reform bill.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  50. The Obama Administration is once again trying to shove a horrible law down our throats !

    Wait. Look over, there ! Squirrel ! David Vitter !

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  51. And we can’t focus on real issues like immigration or the I.R.S. scandal because a U.S. Senator once admitted to having frequented a prostitute. And that upsets some people’s family values apple carts. Or something.

    Elephant Stone (6a6f37)

  52. The most incredible aspect of this is that once passed, the security triggers will be waived, not funded, ignored, watered down further, or used to further demonize Team R as racists.

    JD (b63a52)

  53. And, JD, Tuesday he will announce his plans to destroy American manufacturing even further, all in the name of global warming. Guess he didn’t read the paper yet that said that stopped 15 years ago.

    Patricia (be0117)

  54. 51. And, JD, Tuesday he will announce his plans to destroy American manufacturing even further, all in the name of global warming. Guess he didn’t read the paper yet that said that stopped 15 years ago.

    Comment by Patricia (be0117) — 6/23/2013 @ 4:39 pm

    If you’re talking about Obama I don’t think he reads anything except his teleprompter. He always talks about seeing it on the news. He must watch a lot of TV. I guess if was on “Jersey Shore,” “The View,” “American Idol,” or mentioned by a sportscaster on ESPN during March Madness he’d know global warming had stopped.

    Steve57 (ab2b34)

  55. @45, for what it’s worth I did what I could.

    I haven’t seen how the vote has turned out, but I thought I’d link to this mention of Rubio and give my thoughts. I quote it in its entirety as John Hayword adds only two sentences to what he excerpts from another site.

    http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/06/24/Marco-Rubio-makes-his-case-for-immigration-reform

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) wrote an article for Human Events today, defending his immigration reform proposals. A sample, in which he discusses the border security provisions of the Corker-Hoeven amendment:

    The Republican Border Surge Plan was developed with input from border patrol officials, border state officials, and security experts. It stipulates that no illegal immigrant can even apply to become a legal permanent resident of the U.S. until at least ten years have elapsed and until five security triggers are achieved.

    These triggers include the completion of at least 700 miles of secure pedestrian fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, doubling the number of border patrol agents with 20,000 new border patrol agents, and providing all nine sectors of the southern border with the state of the art technology and resources our border patrol agents need to secure the border, including unarmed drones, camera systems, ground sensors and radars, among other resources. To eliminate the job magnet that attracts most illegal immigrants to the U.S., E-Verify must be completely implemented and mandatory for all U.S. businesses. And to crack down on foreigners who overstay their visas – which accounts for 40 percent of today’s illegal immigrant population – an entry-exit system must be completely implemented.

    Whatever you think of the Gang of Eight bill, Rubio’s introductory paragraphs are a brilliant reminder of how he went from outsider underdog Senate candidate to top Republican presidential prospect in just a few short years.

    Has anyone seen as many misleading statements condensed in so few paragraphs? Not one is designed to inform. Take the first sentence in the first paragraph.

    Who are the “border patrol officials?” No doubt the same officials who threaten the careers of Border Patrol agents if they attempt to enforce immigration laws instead of letting suspects go. The illegals can’t apply to become citizens for 10 years? That isn’t the point; they get amnesty and legal status immediately. They can’t apply until five security triggers are met? Completely notional.

    The DHS secretary can waive all the fencing requirements. To enforce Obamacare the IRS gets its 16,000 agents immediately. Border patrol doesn’t have to hire those 20,000 agents for years. And again, if the “border patrol officials” they consulted are the same ones telling current agents not to do their jobs or suffer retaliation what good are 20,000 more people not enforcing immigration law. No doubt they’ll just be providing bottled water to the new arrivals.

    I could go on. I often do. Others have on this issue. But what galls me is John Hayward’s apparent admiration for this man. Is this really how he thinks someone becomes a GOP front runner. By lying and obfuscating with such ease? Perhaps I’m reading Brietbart’s Hayward wrong and he’s just matter of factly stating what one has to do to become the darling of the establishment GOP. But if that’s the case he’s being awfully uncritical.

    Perhaps it’s just my disgust coloring my view, but if it were me I’d say something along the lines of “Rubio’s introductory paragraphs are a brilliant damning reminder of how he went from outsider underdog Senate candidate to top Republican presidential prospect in just a few short years.” And leave no doubt.

    Steve57 (ab2b34)

  56. I haven’t seen this anywhere else yet, but via Legal Insurrection here’s the list of the known GOP traitors how joined the Democrats to vote for cloture on the Gang of Pancho Villa immigration bill.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/06/live-senate-immigration-floor-debate-and-cloture-vote/

    Corker
    Ayotte
    Chiesa [Christie appointee]
    Collins
    Flake
    Graham
    Hatch
    Heller
    Hoeven
    Kirk
    McCain
    Murkowski
    Alexander

    Steve57 (ab2b34)

  57. The final tally was 67-27, with only 27 Senators siding with US citizens.

    Steve57 (ab2b34)

  58. Iowahawk is on fire today.

    https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog

    David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 2h

    (a) oncologist with MD from US university, or (b) English-illiterate seasonal laborer: guess which immigrant our system favors.
    Expand
    David Burge David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 2h

    Biggest chumps of all time: immigrants who come here legally.
    Expand
    David Burge David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 3h

    I’ve never been prouder to have never called myself a Republican.
    Expand
    David Burge David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 3h

    “We are a nation of immigrants, all seeking the American dream.” Translation: “That lawn isn’t gonna cut itself.”
    Expand
    David Burge David Burge ‏@iowahawkblog 3h

    Most redundant phrase ever: “Washington National Zoo”

    Steve57 (ab2b34)

  59. Further to my comment @53:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/12/Heller-Reid-push-to-legally-define-Nevada-as-a-border-state

    Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) offered an amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill that would define Nevada as a “border state” despite the fact that no part of Nevada’s state borders touch Mexico.

    “…Nevada’s unique location leaves it highly vulnerable to our flawed immigration system, and open to this exact same problem faced by other southwestern border states like Arizona, Texas, California, and New Mexico. But, despite the fact that Nevada is in many respects a border state that copes with the exact same immigration problems facing states like California, this bill in its current form excludes Nevada from the list of states that are eligible to join the Southern Border Security Commission, so my Amendment, Heller 1227, would include Nevada with other southwestern border states whose governors would comprise the Southern Border Security Commission.”

    Great. Senators Heller and Reid join Landrieu in claiming that states that don’t have borders with foreign countries really do border foreign countries. In defiance of reality.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/sen.-landrieu-blooper-south-dakota-borders-canada/article/2531821

    “A smart fence which is what Sen. McCain and I want to build — since he’s from Arizona, I think he knows more about this than the senator from South Dakota who doesn’t have a border with Mexico, but only Canada and that is quite different.”

    The definition of a border is state is decided by whether or not Democrats are in charge.

    Can anyone really believe a word Rubio is saying at this point.

    The Republican Border Surge Plan was developed with input from border patrol officials, border state officials, and security experts.

    At this point Maryland, Delaware, and Illinois will be the “border states” along with Kali charged with determining if the Mexican border is secure. Definitely not Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

    Steve57 (ab2b34)


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