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New Immigration Bill another hugely expensive train wreck

Posted on: June 25, 2013

I hope my Readers have been watching the Senate with the new immigration bill.  it gives instant  legality to all comers.  And the so-called “securing the border first” doesn’t take effect until 2017!  Then the over 1000 page bill which no one has read (remember the over 2000 page Obamacare bill??)!  This bill is another hugely expensive train wreck for the American people and now the Senators are busy loading it down with pork.  Yes, every vote needs to be bought with something.  Senator leader Harry Reid is asking for $1.5 million for the casinos in his Los Vegas.  Can you find a business less in need of money than the gaming industry?  But they are friends with Dear Harry and they did get him reelected so he needs to pay them back for this favor.  Of course it is with your money.

One more very interesting thing about this bill:  it has 94  “exemptions  ”  which would allow  Secretary of Home Land Security  Napolitano or her successor to NOT follow the law as written but to make up their own law and actions regarding illegal immigrants and border security.  This is the same lady who has been telling us the border is the most secure it has ever been as an estimated 1000 new illegals cross the border every day.  I was there, I saw the border and people coming into our country just by walking across the Rio Grande River within sight of the border check.  Then they would walk up to the highway and try to thumb a ride into Yuma!

EXTRA! EXTRA!  as I learn  things about the Democrats controlled Senate Immigration bill I will try to add them to this list  as an extra.  Just found out from a reliable source that one provision in the bill states that any illegal who comes forward and registers and who has committed crimes in our country will have their arrest records cleared.    Now hain’t that right nice of us Americans to let people who broke our laws to get here and then broke our laws after getting here will be made lily white and clean just by telling the Democrats they are willing and able to vote for them!  Can’t make these things up People.

You may find the following article from Heritage informative.  BB

10 Problems with the Gang of Eight Immigration Bill

06/24/2013

The immigration debate barrels ahead in the Senate this week—and the Gang of Eight wants you to believe it’s a done deal.

The media and many Senators have been trumpeting a new amendment to the bill by Senators Bob Corker (R-TN), John Hoeven (R-ND) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), saying it would fix the border security holes in the original legislation. But Heritage experts have explained why the amendment is deeply flawed and “does not even promise a reduction in illegal immigration.”

The new border-security language isn’t the only change. When the revised bill was released Friday afternoon, it had ballooned to 1,190 pages. Our colleagues at Heritage Action spent the weekend combing through the bill for other changes. Several sweetheart deals are included in the new bill text, such as special treatment for Alaskan seafood processing and $1.5 billion for youth job training.

Today, the U.S. Senate will vote at 5:30 p.m. to end debate. That’s typical Washington—rush to pass a bill before lawmakers can find out what is in it.

To help you understand what’s at stake, the Heritage Immigration and Border Security Reform Task Force released a paper detailing the top 10 concerns about the bill. Here is an infographic you can share with some of the highlights.

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Read the Morning Bell and more en español every day at Heritage Libertad.

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