By: Marilyn Assenheim
Another 1200 page Senate bill is coming up for a vote. This time it is the Gang of Eight “Immigration Reform” bill. And, once again, none of the Senators has read the bill in its entirety. The bill has morphed through so many crony-capitalist additions and changes that it would make the frequency of Nancy Pelosi’s face lifts look minimal. Key among the recent changes was that the requirement for border security first, was demoted to second place in importance and, finally, jettisoned altogether. Border security is, in fact, being actively been campaigned against.
The latest amendment originates from Republican Senators Bob Corker (TN) and John Hoeven (ND). In a despicable stab at marking their territory Republicans made a flagrant push to outdo Democrats, despite their constituency’s majority wishes. The Corker-Hoeven amendment opens the floodgates of America’s borders and ushers invaders in. Worse, it forever buries security considerations. A fence building plan is required but Big Sis can nix building the fence at will.
According to Breitbart, the Corker-Hoeven bill introduced a “border surge amendment.” On page 35, line 24 of the new bill “… a provision was inserted that says Napolitano–who already believes the border is secure–can decide against building a fence if she chooses not to erect one…” Big Sis and those that follow her would now have the authority to deny a border security fence…she gets to decide whether or not it is a good use of resources.
The wording of the bill does require Napolitano to submit a plan to build 700 miles of southern border fence to Congress 180 days after the bill is passed. Once her plan is submitted, illegal aliens can receive amnesty or be awarded “Registered Provisional Immigration (RPI)” status. But this is the capper: Napolitano is permitted, by the same provision, to decide against building the fence after submitting her plan to Congress with no legal ramifications. The same holds true for her successors if the law is passed. She is required to file a border fence plan but doesn’t have to do a blessed thing about building one. Ever.
Monday, Human Events itemized a list of pork-laden extras that have been shoehorned into the bill, such as:
- special treatment for Alaskan seafood processing
- $1.5 billion for youth job training (courtesy of Bernie Sanders, D-VT)
- A Harry Reid pork-roll payday for his gambling supporters in Las Vegas
America is the only nation on earth that doesn’t have strict border control. A majority of the American people do not want amnesty granted at all. Americans have been screaming for controlled borders for decades. Amnesty has, disastrously, been granted several times. The 1986 amnesty debacle is still a deep wound in the nation’s fiber. Even if an amnesty bill was presented that was saner than the hot mess being force-fed us, one must understand that amnesty has nothing to do with human interest. It is entirely a matter of Democrat interest.
Whatever happened to a nation by the people, for the people? Politicians decide. Republicans are helping nail down America’s coffin lid. And they’re giving Napolitano the hammer.