Senate immigration hearings: Déjà vu on steroids

Speaking at the start of today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on granting amnesty to millions here in the U. S. illegally, Sen. Charles  Grassley (R-Iowa) noted that exactly 30 years ago — April, 19, 1983 — the same committee met to consider similar immigration legislation that claimed to bolster border security and reunite separated families.

“Now 30 years have passed, and we’re saying the same thing, facing the same problems,” Grassley said. “We’re proposing the same remedies and asking the American people to trust that we’ll get serious about enforcing our immigration laws.”

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) was also skeptical: “We have laws today that are utterly ignored, and I have no confidence that this administration, based on what we’ve seen, will ever enforce any law,” he said.

Grassley also criticized Democrats for “rushing to read and analyze” an 844-page bill.

The only thing that has changed is that in 1986, through the passage of the flawed Simpson-Mazzoli Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) signed by Ronald Reagan, amnesty was granted to 2.7 million illegals.  Today the number is at least ten times greater.

Then, as today, the efforts to legalize those who thumb their noses at our laws as they make demands and refuse to acclimate, was promoted by a “bi-partisan” team. Rep. Romano Mazzoli was a Kentucky Democrat who collaborated with Sen. Alan Simpson, a Wyoming Republican. They each chaired their respective immigration subcommittees in Congress.

Their effort was assisted by the recommendations of a so-called bipartisan Commission on Immigration Reform, chaired by Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, then President of Notre Dame University.

Today we have the notorious amnesty hustling “bi-partisan” Gang of 8, including Arizona’s two ostensibly Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, in cahoots with four Democrats and two other deceptive Rs. The Catholic Church is still actively involved as noted in this article by Accuracy in Media’s Cliff Kincaid: Bishops Lobby for ObamaCare and Amnesty for Illegals.

Sens. Grassley and Sessions are correct. But rather than the situation not changing, the illegals have become militants who desire to take over this country.

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9 Responses to Senate immigration hearings: Déjà vu on steroids

  1. Dennis O'Brien says:

    The Catholic Bishops are concerned with Obamacare’s funding of abortion, but not Obamacare. They welcome transforming criminals into citizens because the church is liberal and the newly minted Mexican voters will be as well. The Bishops also see that attendance is in a freefall.
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/117382/church-going-among-catholics-slides-tie-protestants.aspx
    They are hoping to breath renewed life into their churches, just as the Mormons are doing. How much more patriotic it would be to support LEGAL immigration. They are willing shills of the left.

  2. Westnash says:

    Lot’s of blather in the hearings and you can see that there might soon be a tradeoff to provide more welfare for blacks and other low income Americans in return for allowing more illegals in. Then the welfare costs go up further.

    Flake and McCain will crow about all the money spent in Arizona but that is more wasteful government spending that we cant afford.

    • eubykdisop says:

      ROFL! I see that you’re still trying to pass yourself off as a “Conservative”, Westnash, LOL! Let’s look at your comments and see where you stand on immigration issues, shall we?

      Like Obama and Napolitano, you don’t want to secure our borders:

      “Westnash says:
      February 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm
      What I worry that the Secure Our Borders bunch really wants is to spend Billions more in hiring and fences which do nothing but increase the size of Govt.”

      You would have us spend taxpayer money to fund the Reconquista agenda:

      “Westnash says:
      March 12, 2013 at 8:36 am
      I would be in favor of Arizona requiring Spanish (for legal students of course).”

      And like all Liberal Obama Democrats, you attack Sheriff Joe Arpaio:

      “Westnash says:
      March 1, 2013 at 9:06 am
      Interesting that when you have someone like Joe who continues to hang on…you have a real vacuum behind them. Their ego just wont let them develop a successor. Joe should retire soon and develop a strong successor…but I am afraid hubris has set in long ago.”

      With “opponents” like you, La Raza and the Reconquistas don’t need friends, LOL!

      You and La Raza have a nice day now, Westy! :-)

  3. eubykdisop says:

    Another excellent article, SRAZ! You touched on all of the key, most important points!

    We’ve been told before that the border would be secured. In response to the pending legislation, literally hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants are pouring across the border to get in on possible amnesty. This, while Janet Napolitano tells us that the border is already secure!

  4. Ray says:

    Ronald Reagan said he regretted signing Simpson-Mazzoli. Giving away our country to illegals has nothing in the world to do with actual immigration. Real immigrants are not slithering across our border and then marching through our streets saying this is their country and they will take it back as they wave the flag of the country they voluntarily left. I have Mexican relatives (my mother’s side) who have lived here for decades and still think as “reconquistas,” wanting to reconquer the southwestern US. They speak Spanish and reprimand their children for speaking English. It’s sick. My wife and I rarely attend family gatherings if they will be there.

  5. AZ Conservative Guy says:

    This blather is directly from Jeff Flake’s website:

    “While there is sure to be something in this legislation for everyone to criticize, this bill represents a measure that can actually pass Congress and is huge improvement over the status quo.
    I look forward to this bill going through regular order where other senators will have an opportunity to amend and improve it.”

    Since Flake is one of the perps who cobbled this abomination together, why does he “look forward” to improving it? Why does he brag there something in this legislation for everyone to criticize? Why is it needed, whether amended or improved? Illegal is Illegal! Has the Flake heard that we actually have a legal system of immigration into the USA? Why is he, like his pal, McCain, so intent on increasing the Democrat’s voter base? Why does Flake think Americans need to competition for jobs and university educations with millions of “new citizens”? Give me a break. I voted for Mark Victor for Senator. Next time I’ll vote for whoever else is running besides Flake. I expect to be shafted by Dems. I expect more from those running under the Republican banner. I should know better. We’ve gotten nothing but sh*t from McCain and Kyl throughout the years.

    • Lucy says:

      AZ Conservative Guy,
      I totally agree with your post. Lawmakers create the problem by not enforcing current immigration laws then they seek to solve the problem they created by passing more laws which do nothing but shaft us the working class. Is the status quo really such a problem? In my opinion that is exactly what we should do–NOTHING. No instant legalization and enforce the laws we have. How will more laws make them do what they should and could have been doing all along? The answer is it will not.

  6. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Aren’t churches supposed to teach respect for the country in which you reside and adherence to the law of the land? Mary and Joseph were going to Bethlehem to pay their taxes, as I recall. It was the law and they were following it. The church has become corrupt.

  7. LEO IN TSN says:

    Several insightful comments have been made by sharp SRA people about the APATHY that is leading US to destruction. In that light, ask thyselves pensively:

    Why do the AZ4 in the House always give the IRS more funding than they request, always give obamao everything he wants & more, continuously grovel at the heels of RINO Boehner, and NEVER attach their names to anything that will help stop this out-of-control, outlaw government?

    For Example [FAIR is a watchdog group trying to keep tabs on the illegal proposals of the Gang of 8; WND is World Net Daily]:

    “At the FAIR event, WND spoke to former Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., who predicted the Gang of Eight’s plan has a 50-50 chance of passing the Senate, upon which it will be confronted by the House’s anti-amnesty “Gang of Six.”

    The House’s “Gang of Six” is Reps. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Lou Barletta, R-Pa.; Mo Brooks, R-Ala.; Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Steve King, R-Iowa; and Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.”

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/04/senator-to-gang-of-8-secure-border-first/#3Hqbir4iq3MFd2PX.99

    (See whose names are NOT there, and just NEVER are?)

    God bless America.

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