The conservative commentators who advocated a “path to citizenship” after the 2012 election bear partial blame for the current wave of illegal immigrants from Central America. Many of those who advocated for amnesty following the 2012 election are now complaining that people indeed came expecting that amnesty. But there is also an unbelievably bad policy at the root of the problem.
The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 is the awful piece of legislation that is allowing tens of thousands of illegal aliens to be released and remain in America while awaiting “deportation hearings” that we all know are a sham.
It is not ironic at all that that a law intended “to combat human trafficking” has facilitated human smuggling. It is not ironic because this is precisely the outcome we should expect from immigration policy designed by multicultural elites. Our inept and corrupt political class, with their utter disregard for our sovereignty, simply does not seem to care about the consequences of the laws they pass.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) sources told ABC news that, reportedly, “more than 80 percent of these children will find permanent homes in the U.S., with either family or foster homes and not be sent back to Central America.” In fact, the number of Central American illegals who are deported is closer to zero. According to one high-ranking Border Patrol official, “Currently only three percent of apprehensions from countries other than Mexico are being repatriated to their countries of citizenship, which are predominantly located in Central America.”
Every single Congressperson and Senator, from both parties, voted in favor of the 2008 act. The act is a Trojan horse full of the “disadvantaged,” a group overwhelmingly prone to vote Democrat. Rick Green with the Oklahoman newspaper has a detailed write-up on the 2008 act. He zeroes in on the key provisions:
…[T]he 2008 act mandates the current, often lengthy, procedures under which the young people are given temporary housing and an array of services while a parent or sponsor is sought in the United States pending deportation hearings, which are often delayed because immigration courts are backed up with pending cases.
When a parent or sponsor is found, the illegal aliens are released. After a year or two there is a deportation hearing. As Byron York writes, “Even if, after two or three years, a hearing judge finally orders removal, many illegal immigrants just ignore the order. No one makes them leave.”
The 2008 act has the effect of amnesty; it allows illegal aliens to disappear into America and not face deportation unless they decide to comply with a toothless legal order. Even if illegal aliens intended to comply with our laws when they first arrived -which is unlikely because they broke our laws to come here in the first place- they will probably not voluntarily comply with a toothless order after they’ve assimilated into the welfare system. The common sense alternative is expedited deportation with no release into the United States. Congress should have made that change already. Read The Rest At The American Thinker
(And What Do They Want?)
Here’s a few more hints: Below is The Execs. of La Raza Visiting With Yasir Arafat.
Two hundred fifty left-wing Evangelicals, part of a coalition that calls itself the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT), swarmed Capitol Hill last week to lobby an estimated 100 Republican Congressmen in support of amnesty for illegal aliens.
Here is the current list of pro-amnesty Republicans:
(all are “Rep”): Mark A. Model, (R-NV); Spencer Bachus (R-AL-retiring): John Carter 31st TX; Jason Chaffetz (R-UT); Mike Coffman (R-CO; Jeff Denham R-CA; Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL); Sean Duffy (R-WI); Michael Grimm (R-NY); Joe Heck (R-NV); Darrell Issa (R-CA).
Sam Johnson (R-TX 03); Michael Kelly (R-PA); Peter King (R-NY); Raul Labrador (R-ID); James Lankford (R-OK); Devin Nunes (R-CA); David Reichert (R-WA); Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL); Paul Ryan (R-WI); Aaron Schock (R-IL); Chris Stewart (R-UT); David Valadao (R-CA); Greg Walden (R-OR); Daniel Webster R-FL); Don Young (R-AK); Ted Poe (R-TX); Bob Goodlatte (R-VA);Trey Radel (R-FL) resigned; Renee Ellmers (R-NC); Eric Cantor (R-VA DEFEATED BY AMNESTY STANCE).
John Boehner (R-OH); Fred Upton (R-MI); Kevin McCarthy (R-CA); Vance McAllister (R-LA): Robert Pittenger (R-NC); Mick Mulvaney (R-SC); Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA); Michael McCaul (R-TX); Ken Calvert (R-CA); Charlie Dent (R-PA); Steve Pearce (R-NM); Buck McKeon (R-CA) retiring; Glenn Thompson (R-Pa); Marlin Stutzman (R- IN): Pete Sessions (R-TX); Sessions is eyeing a run for Majority Leader as well. Just added are Joe Barton (R-TX); Justin Amash (R-MI); Tim Griffin (R-AR).
A new intelligence assessment concludes that misperceptions about U.S. immigration policy – and not Central American violence – are fueling the surge of thousands of children illegally crossing the Mexican border. Read the Rest at Fox-News