GOP Congress conspires to sell out America
Congressional Republicans emerged from their secretive Maryland policy retreat on Thursday to reveal their list of “standards“*— previously palmed off as “principles” — for a de facto amnesty scheme masquerading as ‘enforcement first.’
The bottom line is the get-tough language regarding illegal aliens meeting certain standards and requirements is unenforceable, inviting even more fraud from our invaders. They begin by telling Americans who know better that “our nation’s immigration system is broken and our laws are not being enforced.” The truth is there is no will to enforce the law since business interests are enamored with low wage, foreign laborers. American voters can’t compete with the deep-pocketed lobbyists for the Chambers of Commerce who have the ability to persuade office holders in ways none of the rest of us do.
The document asserts “There will be no special path to citizenship for individuals who broke our nation’s immigration laws.” Addressing the injustice to legally applying immigrants it says, “that would be unfair to those immigrants who have played by the rules and harmful to promoting the rule of law.” The sham document patently neglects the fact that all illegals “broke our nation’s immigration laws.”
Then it rolls out the red carpet with these devious words, “Rather, these persons could live legally and without fear in the U.S., but only if they were willing to admit their culpability, pass rigorous background checks, pay significant fines and back taxes, develop proficiency in English and American civics, and be able to support themselves and their families (without access to public benefits). Criminal aliens, gang members, and sex offenders and those who do not meet the above requirements will not be eligible for this program.”
How these provisions would be verified or enforced is never explicitly addressed because there is no actual means to do so. These words are nothing short of massive fraud being perpetrated on the American people by those whom we put in cushy D.C. offices to represent us. Instead they are representing the interests of foreign nationals.
Saying there will be no “special” path to citizenship, they never rule out eventual citizenship, since in the end, that’s what this pretense is all about. It actually mirrors the Senate plan in that regard.
House Republicans also gift U.S. citizenship to the demanding, so-called DREAMers, those who profess they were brought here as children, another claim that is unverifiable, since applicants for this scam on America can be up to 35 years old. They have to “meet certain eligibility standards, and serve honorably in our military or attain a college degree.” Authenticating such claims or when they actually arrived, is an impossibility.
Then come the toothless but fierce sounding warnings and threats regarding massive increases in border security and enforcement and, whoa…..the harsh admonishment of “a zero tolerance policy” for those who enter the country illegally or overstay a visa. Hear that noise? That’s the sound of illegals and their chain migration relatives quaking in their boots.
The GOP tricksters also call for a “federal employment verification system” as part of the standards, an “entry-exit visa tracking system” and an increase in the number of high-skilled workers allowed in the United States. Never mind the high-skilled American workers who remain or under-or-unemployed in this still struggling economy— some working more than one menial job to stay afloat.
Aware that their constituents are furious that the “no amnesty” pledge they campaigned on is sliceable baloney, GOP House shamen have opted to pull a magical sleight of hand, passing amnesty bills in a “piecemeal” fashion using the old magician’s maneuver of misdirection.
They will tell us our immigration system is broken. It is not. What is broken is our trust.
*H/T Heritage’s The Foundry