First and foremost, for any who may have missed it and in any way I've ever been vague or the least bit hedging in the past? I *AM NOT* a Republican.
I used to be. I'm technically registered as one ..although that may well change tomorrow morning. It's been something I've meant to do for awhile
anyway, but this story is so infuriating that I think I'll make time this week, if not first thing to go get my registration changed and make that
official rather than a To-Do list item.
Why so sore, you might ask?
Rubio told “Fox News Sunday” that anybody living illegally in the United States and attempting to get a visa would face a long list of
qualifications, which includes paying taxes, a fine and an application fee as well as having a job and waiting for at least 10 years.
“That is not amnesty,” said Rubio, a Cuban-American considered a key member of the so-called bipartisan Gang of Eight. “Amnesty is the
forgiveness of something.”
I'll tell him something. In MOST nations in the world, if I were to be caught living there as a fully undocumented and illegal immigrant, I'd
absolutely call it amnesty to be allowed to remain in my home and job while then applying from where I set without having to leave.
Heck. in most nations I'd consider it a gift like Mana from Heaven to be caught and NOT do prison time. Most countries aren't so kind as to JUST
“I know Sen. Rubio's heart is exactly right," Sessions told ABC’s “This Week.” "And I really respect the work of the Gang of Eight.
But they have produced legislation ... that will give amnesty now, legalize everyone that's here effectively today. And then there's a promise of
enforcement in the
I placed this in breaking political because it is today that the 'great hope' for the Republican Party, as the GOP seems to see this man, is
rationalizing a flip flop larger than any footwear one would see on a beach. The story is more about THAT than the fact the political establishment
got everything it wanted while giving nothing of value up in return.
The story goes on to say that as part of this deal, Homeland Security has FIVE YEARS to make their targets of "90% apprehension rate" on the border.
Awww.. Isn't that just cute? 1 year BEYOND the sitting President and into the term of ...who knows who it may be? 90% of what? They cannot begin to
honestly estimate what is crossing right now.
I'll also note with a VERY STRONG emphasis, something else that is very important here!
Source: Judicial Watch
- U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended 463,382 individuals smuggled across the border, including 8,905 smugglers. (3,027 of the smugglers
apprehended were deemed “deportable.”)
- U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended 59,017 “Other Than Mexican” illegal aliens through October 7, 2010.
- Among the nations represented in apprehension statistics are the four countries currently on the State Department’s list of “State Sponsors of
Terrorism,” Cuba (712), Iran (14), Syria (5) and Sudan (5), as well as Somalia (9), Afghanistan (9), Pakistan (37), Saudi Arabia (5) and Yemen
- Overall, U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended 663 “Aliens from Special Interest Countries.” These countries are deemed “special interest”
because of their suspected ties to terrorism.
- The countries yielding the highest “Other Than Mexican” apprehensions include: Guatemala (18,406), El Salvador (13,723), and Honduras
This is NOT about *JUST* poor, unemployed Mexican citizens crossing the border. It's FAR more than just that and this is an OUTRAGE. This is the same
stunt Reagan agreed to in good faith for the Amnesty of the 1980's. We've been rolled and trolled by Capital Hill once again and I don't care which
side you're on. Republican or Democrat. We ALL got rolled this time.
The last time Congress enacted sweeping immigration reform was back in 1986. That bill, signed by Ronald Reagan, looked a lot like the proposals
being put forward today. There was a path to citizenship for existing illegal immigrants, coupled with tighter border enforcement.
There was just one problem — the 1986 reform didn’t work. The law was supposed to put a stop to illegal immigration into the United States once
and for all. Instead, the exact opposite happened. The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the country soared, from an estimated 5 million in
1986 to 11.1 million
As long as THESE SIGNS:
. . . Exist ANYWHERE in the United States, the border is OUT of control! Nothing should be a priority here outside of enforcement until denial of our
OWN land to OUR use as Americans ENDS from the outright chaotic mess the borderlands have become!
Also, please, before anyone even suggests those signs don't exist and are not real, know you're calling me a liar directly. I SAW those signs and in
fact, may well have seen that specific one. It looks like one at a small rest area West of Casa Grande on I-8.
5 YEARS they have to make a target for % on a number which can only be guessed at ...and while we hear left and right from rank and file border patrol
agents that they are NOT effective and are NOT fully manned or staffed along the remote areas where the crossings are most commonly occurring now.
Lets never forget though, the OTM problem I quoted above. OTM = Other Than Mexican
. We are at WAR. We've BEEN at war for 10+ years. Those we
are fighting against really DO want to hit back and would LOVE to do that right here in our nation as we've done to theirs. Some may feel we deserve
it. Some may even feel they'd be happy to see it happen.
NONE of those people should be INSIDE our own Government! ! If it isn't downright depraved indifference as that would suggest, then it's absolutely
negligence and dereliction of their duties. The common defense of the United States is the FIRST AND FOREMOST purpose of the United States Congress.
Immigration procedure and handling is a distant second to defense.
However you feel about Immigration and the migrants of Mexico, what is happening with this "Gang of Eight" B.S. is above and beyond all that. This
is just outright harmful and injurious to the United States they swore an Oath to defend. They've failed....and now they're telling us it's raining
as they relieve themselves over our heads.
Well... That isn't rain we're getting and it won't be hail people feel next out of them.
This compromise was the largest sell-out and proof there truly IS no difference between the parties anymore that I've seen in so blatant a way ion my
near 40 years on this Earth. We've been sold out.....and I doubt they even got 30 pieces of silver for doing it.