Letter to the Editor

Republicans clueless on immigration

Friday, July 19, 2013

Dear Editor,

The Senate immigration bill brings yet another 1200 page outrage, packed with a brazenly destructive agenda: We need to bring the "undocumented" from the shadows, and all will be well -- so says the Gang of Eight, and their fellow beltway brothel travelers, who seem keen to gang rape America.

The prize for the Democrats is a perpetual dependency class and the end of the two-party system; but why must Republicans ally themselves to this entrenched cabal of Alinski operatives? Democrats effectively run their socialist agenda through Congress because Republicans gave up the fight.

The GOP leadership apparently does not give a wit whether America remains a sovereign and economically viable nation; because, anxious in pandering to an imagined voting bloc, they shirked their duty to stop dangerous legislation that is guaranteed to undermine both. Lethal prescriptions are hidden within the Senate's latest treachery -- and, dear reader, do not imagine that these poison pills will fail to find their way into the House version of the bill ...

Sections 3401, 3502 and 3504 remove controls on asylum, and jeopardize national security:

Section 3401 waves the 1 year deadline to declare; Section 3502 gives the Attorney General discretion to pay legal bills of asylum seekers who have appealed a decision; Section 3504 creates a new layer of appeals for those denied asylum. The Boston bombers are the perfect illustration of why this is stupid policy.

Section 2106 outsources and politicizes the amnesty process:

2106 removes federal oversight of the amnesty process, placing "guidance" and decision responsibilities into the hands of ten national community organizations and activists groups, such as La Raza -- and the government must permanently fund these groups. This will end transparency, accountability and non-partisanship standards.

The goal is not to "guide" illegal immigrants through the amnesty process, but rather to create Democrat voters. Implementing 2106 will corrupt our electoral process by exploiting the procedure of obtaining citizenship.

It creates an independent 501c3 -- the U.S. Citizenship Foundation, which will be run by those same ten favored community organizations, but work in coordination with the government.

This 501c3 will operate without government oversight or rules to prevent partisanship, but enjoy permanent federal funding. 2106 creates a Fifth Branch of government, employing methods identical to those used by Lenin to control Soviet Russia.

These same groups are "navigators" for the execution of Obamacare in all 50 states, and receive federal money for their role in the healthcare exchanges; so they will now obtain additional funds -- and this too is permanent.

These groups will exist in every community. They will have power over all decisions regarding amnesty ... a permanent power to meet out benefits, to enroll and indoctrinate aliens, and control communities -- all without government rules to limit their actions.

Section 245C-b 'Provisional Status to Obtain Green Card in 10 Years' This section states the immigrant "must be employed" -- unless: they are: in high school; earning a GED; in college; caring for a child or elderly person; or unemployed but "believe it not your own fault "... So you must be employed -- unless you are unemployed.

Over the next decade this provision will DOUBLE the number of LEGAL immigrants entering the U.S. with a Green Card. Present legal immigration is 484,000 annually; but this will double because of a 19-year backlog.

A "back of the line provision" requires that aliens here illegally be incorporated in the work visa system within 10 years; thus the rate for those on the legal waiting list must double.

How will that increase affect classroom size in our public schools? How about healthcare use?

The Editors of this newspaper recently opined we not exaggerate the impact of immigrant healthcare; but did they read 245C-b? It provides FULLY SUBSIDIZED healthcare for immigrants below 138 percent of the federal poverty level. The subsidy is $9000 per person; and, over the next decade, it will add $100B to the cost of Obamacare. That cost does not include housing -- or food stamps, which constitute 80 percent of the $980B "farm" bill cost.

Sections 1111, 1112 and 1113 place the U.S. Border Patrol under the supervision of the Justice Department's Civil Rights division. The provision prevents INS agents from sending home those who illegally cross our border if doing so "will cause them undue hardship" -- and thus border security will never be enforced.

This Bill is exempted from the 'Pay As You Go' statute, by declaring most provisions an "emergency."

Nothing in this beltway brothel trash is an emergency, except to the political whores who have prostituted themselves for votes. The real emergency -- securing our open border -- is an undertaking that neither party has the backbone to see through. Yet, ironically, on this one aspect Republicans are myopic; and for this single tree they cannot see the forest of rotting timber towering over them -- all of which is about to fall on our heads. Politicos often act as if stupidity were a virtue -- but clueless Republicans seem eager to make a science of it.

Bruce C. A. Desautels

Stratton, Nebraska

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    My, my such BIG words for such a narrow mind.

    -- Posted by fit2btied on Sun, Jul 21, 2013, at 11:25 PM
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    Well written factual commentary. Tied up in fits needs to read up a little on the pending legislation. We don't enforce our immigration laws now so why would we begin enforcing them after more legislation?

    -- Posted by ksfarmer on Tue, Jul 23, 2013, at 9:35 PM
  • What is really on the minds of many of the democrats is an open border policy. They will get it in time. Bruce is right in seeing something of a one party country coming over the hill. So, maybe 10 years from now , there will one prominent party and an open border policy.

    -- Posted by bob s on Sat, Jul 27, 2013, at 5:50 PM
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