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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Amnesty Not Just a Border Problem

The Boston bombing crime shows that comprehensive immigration reform is not only a southern border problem or even just a problem of illegal aliens. It's also a problem of foreigners who are admitted legally but should never have been admitted, and of others admitted legally on a visa but are not tracked to make sure they depart when their visitor's time expires, as U.S. law requires. For starters, why would our government have admitted the Tsarnaev family whose son was named Tamerlan? His name should have been a red alert because that is the name of one of the world's notorious mass murderers, a 14th-century Central Asian Muslim named Tamerlan, who killed about 17 million people. The original Tamerlan referred to himself as the Sword of Islam and was especially known for his shocking brutality. His name is well known in Central Asia. Senator Chuck Grassley said that the Boston bombers' crime poses questions similar to those we asked after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, such as "How did 19 people get in here to kill 3,000 people?" He said the Boston marathon crime is "a reminder that we've got to do better than what we've done. They were evidently here legally." The Government Accountability Office found that the government approved more than a million H-1B visas to foreign nationals from 13 so-called "countries of concern." (The government withheld names of the countries for security reasons).

Senator Grassley said the Boston crime should trigger the United States. "to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration system." He asked, "How do we ensure that people who wish to do us harm are not eligible for benefits under the immigration laws, including this new bill before us?"

ObamaCare's much-publicized health insurance exchanges, supposedly designed to make insurance more affordable, have been a bust. Two-thirds of states have declined to set up exchanges, and taxpayer costs for them have ballooned to $5.7 billion for the federal government to establish them.

Headlines proclaim the stock market's new high records, but the average American paycheck and fringe benefits are lagging far behind.

While politicians brag that employment has increased over the last year in retail stores, the total hours worked has actually fallen during that same period. And employee fringe benefits in the service sector fell sharply in the first quarter for the first time in more than a decade.

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare by calling it a tax, but as bad as new taxes are, this ObamaCare train wreck is even worse than a tax.

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