Raping Arizona… Part 8: The Go8 Legislation Good or Bad?

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If you’ve been following this series on illegal immigration and its impact on Arizona and the nation, you know the answer.

If you’ve missed parts of it you can catch up here:

Raping Arizona
What it’s like living on the border with Mexico and the lie about a “secure border.”
SB 1070 – Enforcing the law when the Feds won’t
The truth about immigration law enforcement and SB1070.
Who controls the border?
Hint:  not the DHS or the Border Patrol.
Build the dang fence
Fence?  What fence.
What about those numbers?
Forget 11 million illegals, think 30 million plus.
The Border Patrol
They’re trying to do their job.
Can the Border be Secured?
Yes, with new technology that is proven to work.
But we’ve got to have the desire to actually secure our southern border.

Illegal Immigration-2Today we’re going to look at the reality of the legislation that is about to fly through the US Senate.  The Obama scandals are the best thing that ever happened to the open borders/amnesty crowd because no one is paying attention.

 The Senate committee debating a landmark immigration bill approved the bipartisan measure on Tuesday night, voting 13 to 5 to send the amended package to the floor.

Ten Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee joined with three Republicans, including two of the four GOP authors of the bill, in support of a sweeping deal that would open a path to citizenship for some 11 million undocumented immigrants, beef up border security and refashion the clunky U.S. immigration system.

The decision came after five long days of debate

I’ll bet you didn’t even know the legislation was being discussed.  It wasn’t covered ANYWHERE.  Not so much as one second of TV news coverage, even on cable.  No print news coverage.  If you ask my friend Mr. Google about “ senate immigration bill” you’ll have to scroll down through four pages of hits to get to one earlier than yesterday.  Then you’ll drop back into April and March.  Hits from the hearings?  Zero.

The bill will likely be voted on in June when the House is in a full throated roar about Benghazi, the IRS, shadowing of reporters and whatever new scandals hit the headlines between now and then.  There won’t be much in the way of coverage on the immigration bill and what there is will indicate it’s a foregone conclusion that it will pass.  “Finally.”

We need to be informed, we need to be talking to our friends and associates and we need to be telling the truth about this disaster that is being shepherded through the Senate by a coalition of Democrats and some Republicans who should be tarred and feathered – including both of my senators from Arizona.

We’ve been hearing, for months, how this bill will secure the border before any amnesty is granted, how illegals will have to pay back taxes and fines, how they’ll have to demonstrate proficiency in English, blah, blah, blah.  Pretty much everything the Go8 has pushed out is a lie, and I use that word carefully.  They’re not spinning, they’re not advocating, they’re lying to the American people and this lie will not be able to be undone if this legislation is signed into law.

Here’s a starting point for learning the truth about this legislation.

Illegal Immigration-4Border Security.  DHS admits they can’t secure the border or even define what that means.

Top homeland security officials told Congress Wednesday they still don’t have a way to effectively measure border security …

Three years after the Obama administration scrapped the previous yardstick, which measured miles of the border under “operational control,” top Customs and Border Protection officials told Congress that the new measure they’re working on won’t be ready for public use any time in the near future.

The bill is written in a way that sets forth a standard to determine if the border is secure, but in the next paragraph it gives the Secretary of DHS – Janet Napolitano – the ability to declare the border “secure.”  How do you think that’s going to work out?

Cost of the bill.  Proponents are saying that this bill will bring down the deficit because illegals who are being paid under the table will now be paying taxes.  That claim is a blatant lie.  According to a Heritage Foundation study, the cost will be $6.3 TRILLION for 11 million illegal immigrants, and there’s a problem with this study.  The real number will be more on the order of 30 to 40 million.

The comprehensive immigration overhaul being taken up in the Senate this week could cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion if 11 million illegal immigrants are granted legal status, according to a long-awaited estimate by the conservative Heritage Foundation.

The cost would arise from illegal immigrants tapping into the government’s vast network of benefits and services, many of which are currently unavailable to them. This includes everything from standard benefits like Social Security and Medicare to dozens of welfare programs ranging from housing assistance to food stamps.

Please note that current law – which is being ignored by the Obama administration with the full approval of the Go8 Republicans – requires that immigrants prove that they will be self-supporting and will not require any governmental assistance.  The administration has been on a full scale recruiting drive for years to make sure illegals are collecting every dime of state and federal welfare they can put into their hands.

Paying back taxes and penalties.  That would be the job of the IRS, assessing back taxes and penalties.  They’re too busy investigating conservative 501 groups and setting up to enforce ObamaCare.

Despite claims from amnesty advocates, the bill does not contain a requirement that illegal immigrants pay back taxes for the many years they have been working off the books. The only requirement in the bill is that illegal immigrants must iron out any existing problems they may have with the IRS. If the IRS has ever audited the illegal immigrant and requested payment of unpaid taxes, they would be required to pay them before receiving amnesty. …

The bill also does not require employers of illegal immigrants to pay FICA taxes for the years they paid illegal immigrants under the table.

Got it?  No back taxes, no penalties.

They’ll have to learn English.

No.

The 1986 amnesty also required some applicants to “learn English,” but in practice, attendance at a handful of classes was sufficient for the majority of them to meet this requirement. After the law’s passage, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) weakened the language requirements administratively, substantially reducing the number of people who had to meet the requirement.

In order to become a citizen of the US you have prove proficiency in English.  If that were truly the case, why do we have a Presidential Executive Order (Bill Clinton and not challenged by Bush) that ballots be printed in languages other than English?

They’ll have to pass a background check.

Not on your life.

History suggests that the government does not have the capacity to carefully vet those who apply for amnesty. The 1986 amnesty resulted in the rubber stamping of hundreds of thousands of fraudulent applications. It also gave legal status to an illegal immigrant who would become the ringleader of the 1993 World Trade Center attack; his new status allowed him to travel freely around the world and pick up terrorist training. Certainly not all illegal immigrants are terrorists, but the government’s track record on keeping problematic individuals out of the country is not trouble-free.

Additionally, under the current Senate bill, crimes like identity theft and vandalism are not considered serious enough to deny a person amnesty, despite the fact that such crimes create real victims. In fact, two misdemeanors on an applicant’s rap sheet do not result in legal status being denied; and under the bill multiple misdemeanors could be counted as “one” strike, provided they occur on the same day. And any problematic history an illegal immigrant has in his home country is unlikely to be uncovered.

While illegal immigrants who have their amnesty applications rejected should be fast-tracked for deportation, history shows us that rejected applicants remain in the US, even if they pose a risk. Amnesties do not constitute a benefit to public safety.

Any questions about this particular subject should have been answered with the government’s actions in relation to the Boston Marathon Bombers.

We’ve got more on this subject, and I’ll have more on it tomorrow.  You don’t need to read the Encyclopedia Britannica in one day.  There’s lots more to come.

In the meantime, forward a link to this article to everybody you know and follow up with them to get them to take action.  Call your Congressman and let him or her know that you want this immigration fiasco stopped.  Call you US Senators and tell them to vote NO!

Ask your friends to make a call as well.  We’ve made it easy for you, click below and you can get your representative’s numbers and you can send them a fax letting them know that you want Security First!

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Lives are hanging in the balance.

More on this tomorrow.

About Author

Michael Becker is a long time activist and a businessman. He's been involved in the pro-life movement since 1976 and has been counseling addicts and ministering to prison inmates since 1980. Becker is a Curmudgeon. He has decades of experience as an operations executive in turnaround situations and in mortgage banking. He blogs regularly at The Right Curmudgeon, The Minority Report, Wizbang, Unified Patriots and Joe for America. He lives in Phoenix and is almost always armed.

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