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.
Take the time to watch this: