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Thursday, September 05, 2013

Dangerous Parts of Amnesty Bill

There are so many dangerous and costly provisions in Congress' amnesty plans that I couldn't possibly even itemize them in a 3-minute commentary. But for starters take the foolishness that amnesty loosens the rules for asylum seekers. We should have learned some deadly lessons from the asylum seekers we have already welcomed who turned out to be terrorists, such as the first World Trade bombers in 1993 and the Boston Marathon bombers this year. The new amnesty bill reduces the application to be an asylum seeker from the current one-year deadline to as many years as the immigrant wants and, incredibly, allows the U.S. Attorney General to pay the asylum seekers' legal fees. We should absolutely bar all entry from countries that routinely engage in terrorism.

Another highly dangerous and costly provision that should be decisively rejected is the politically motivated plan to outsource duties to community organizers and activists who will be paid by our taxpayers to help immigrants transition to American life and apply for government benefits. That's like pouring tax dollars into the Democratic voting machine to do phone banking and outreach to load new entrants permanently into the Democratic Party. The amnesty bill even assigns some of these so-called non-profit leftwing community groups the task of rewriting provisions for U.S. citizenship. This indicates how far the leftwing's "religion" of diversity is taking us: that duty certainly should be performed by Americans, not foreigners.

Here's a good question for a new Congressional hearing. Will the Internal Revenue Service do a thorough audit of these groups' tax-exempt status and demand answers to intrusive questions, as the IRS did with the Tea Parties? And don't forget: President Obama thinks he can invent his own new laws never passed by Congress, such as the Dream Act and anti-coal regulations.

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