There are times when I actually begin to think that many who wear a Republican jersey are, in fact, Democrats. One such issue that makes my eyebrows raise is the current immigration reform bill being put forth by the Gang of Eight, which include John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Marco Ruibo (R-FL) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Rubio told Univision over the weekend that before we secure our borders, we'll be legalizing criminals (illegal aliens) who have come into the United States first.
Rubio, responding to the concern that legalization might be delayed and therefore be subjected to the policies of future administrations: Let's be clear. Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence. Rubio, responding to the concern that legalization might be delayed and therefore be subjected to the policies of future administrations: Let's be clear. Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence. What we're talking about here is the system of permanent residence. As for the legalization, the enormous majority of my colleagues have accepted that it has to happen and that it has to begin at the same time we begin the measures for [the border]. It is not conditional. The legalization is not conditional.
Catch that? Granting amnesty to those who have broken the laws of the United States is "not conditional."
Oh and about the border security, do you really think that will become a reality? I don't either. Marco Rubio, and shame on Rush Limbaugh for allowing him to even advertise his perverted immigration reform on his show, does not have the best interest of America or its citizens at heart.
Should this immigration bill become law, it will just be more blanket amnesty, rewarding criminals and become more of a burden on American citizens. In a few years, we'll be hearing the cry again on how the system is broken and we need to fix it. That's because we have yet to fix it and this bill will only further create more problems, not create solutions.
Just remember, Rubio looked at Americans and told them "Our bill says that no one who is illegally here gets to even apply for a Green Card until the border plan is fully implemented."
Senator Kelly Ayote (R-NH), who is an ally of RINO Senator John McCain (R-AZ), threw her support behind the bill, calling it "thoughtful." It's anything but that. Surely these people must know that pushing this legislation forward is to their own destruction. This is why I conclude that perhaps we should start referring to them as Democrats by what they do, not what they call themselves.
Ayotte told CBS' Face the Nation, "Our immigration system is completely broken. This is a thoughtful, bi-partisan solution to a tough problem, and so that is why I am going to support it."
The system isn't broken. Immigration laws are just not being enforced. What's broken are the people in charge of executing enforcement of the law.
Additionally, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is also considering supporting the measure if there were changes to the bill, including toughening border security.
Raw Story reports,
Paul, who has hinted at a possible presidential run in 2016, has backed the concept of a path to citizenship for the undocumented, but criticized the bill for not having a mechanism to assure that the U.S. border with Mexico is secure. He also wants visa programs that allow companies to hire foreign workers expanded.
"I am the conduit between conservatives in the House who don't want a lot of these things and more moderate people in the Senate who do want these things. I want to make the bill work, but see, the thing is, what they have in the Senate has zero chance of passing in the House," Paul told the "Fox News Sunday" program.
"I'm really trying to make immigration work, but they are going to have to come to me and they're going to have to work to make the bill stronger if they want me to vote for it," Paul added.
So far, at least, Paul has not put his support behind the measure. I'm thankful for that. Nor has Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).
The bill is also backed by Barack Obama. That should tell you all you need to know right there. The bill would authorize billions in new spending that would allegedly provide for enhanced border security. One has to wonder where that is coming from since his own administration has been crying about sequestration, even allowing criminals to be released rather than makes cuts to government.
This immigration reform bill is a really bad idea. I'm more in favor of dealing with criminals by simply enforcing the law rather than rewarding their bad behavior. Frankly, doing so, is a slap in the face to every single United States citizen that came to this country legally and followed the law.