“Illegal” is NOT a Race

For that matter, “Legal” is NOT a Race Either!

The U.S. Senate in the “darkness” of media coverage of government due to the Florida shootings, spent hours negotiating 4 different immigration plans. To no one’s surprise, they accomplished NOTHING. The DACA “fix” calendar is set to expire at end-of-business March 5, 2018. Is everyone ready? Nope. Congress left D.C. for another “vacation.”

Details of 4 Failed Senate Immigration Proposals

  • The Coons-McCain Bill. Provided a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children.Offered no money for Trump’s border wall, though it did include some border security measures. It failed 52 to 47, with Democrats almost united in favor and Republicans mostly voting against it.
  • The Toomey Amendment. The second vote, on an amendment from Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), did not actually address DACA or border security. It would have penalized so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to enforce federal immigration policy, by withholding federal funding from those municipalities. The issue has been a fixation for Trump and some of the conservative hardliners in Congress.

    It failed 54 to 45. Republicans and a few Democrats supported it, but most Democrats were opposed.

  • The Common Sense Plan. The so-called Common Sense Caucus, a large bipartisan group led by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), released its own outline. The plan had gained the endorsement of Democratic leadership and was technically sponsored by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. It would have:

    • Provided a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children
    • Offered $25 billion for border security
    • Prevented DACA recipients from sponsoring their parents for legal status

    It failed 54 to 45. Democrats almost unanimously backed the plan, along with eight Republicans. But the rest of the GOP conference and a handful of Democrats blocked the bill.

  • The Grassley bill would have:

    • Provided a path to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children
    • Offered $25 billion to fund a southern border wall
    • Substantially curtailed family immigration and eliminated the diversity visa lottery program in such a way that would dramatically impact the legal immigration system

    It failed, 39 to 60. Democrats opposed the bill en masse, joined by a notable number of Republicans, while most of the GOP conference and a couple Democrats supported it.

Legislative Fallout

Let’s discuss the obvious:

  • The Senate got NOTHING accomplished;
  • America has needed a comprehensive immigration overhaul for 30 years — and thanks to a “do nothing” Congress, STILL needs one;
  • Approximately 1 million DACA classified people are virtually on hold with their lives, hoping the U.S. Congress can somehow create a realistic immigration path specifically for them by March 5. Imagine your not knowing if you were going to be thrown out of the U.S. — where you’ve been living for 20 years because your parents brought you when you were very small — in just a few days, IF a majority of the 535 members of Congress fail to agree on an immigration plan. These people are literally being held hostage by these spoiled brats who hold Congressional positions who each took an oath to serve Americans by crafting and passing laws. Not only did the Senate fail to pass one of the above 4 plans, they failed to pass ANY plan! And they’re now on another vacation break;
  • The American media has the public so confused about Immigration that very few know the realities of current Immigration law, what DACA is and how it works, what “chain immigration” is, or what the “VISA lottery system is.” And the Leftist have made this happen purposefully. Theirs is a particular agenda that supports Democrats and other Open Border pundits who want immigrants without number to not only be allowed here, but to be given voting rights immediately. Giving those voters power to determine the holders of EVERY national political office is the sole reason for this crazy Leftist narrative;
  • A key component of this Leftist narrative that has poisoned real Immigration discussion is that everyone who opposes the Open Border concept is racist. Nothing could be further from the truth. But when in recent history has the truth of any proposed legislation (or any other political hot item, for that matter) been of critical importance to the Leftist Media? Pushing their narrative resulted in their trashing the truth of it long ago;
  • The vast population of illegal immigrants in the U.S. — contrary to Mainstream Media reports — is draining the coffers of the Federal Government. Members of the MSM claim that these immigrants perform jobs that are refused by Americans, pay large amounts of taxes, and police themselves. None of this is verifiable. The fact that verification of these “facts” is impossible makes it easy for them to sell their lies. It feeds their narrative which feeds their cause (detailed above) As usual, American voters pay the price for these immigrants, which sadly includes burying legal loved ones who are often victimized by illegal immigrants. That does not take into account the billions of tax dollars that are sucked up by illegals taking advantage of free public education, housing assistance, healthcare resources, and in many cases taking jobs away from low and middle class Americans. Very few actually pay taxes. How can they get away with that? THEY ARE NOT REGISTERED WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THEY ARE ILLEGAL — NO ONE KNOWS WHERE OR WHO THEY ARE! Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. I challenge you to challenge them with FACTS — not Immigration pundits who push the story that immigrants pay their own way;
  • There has never been an answer given for the failure of the last Administration to pass a comprehensive immigration plan. Dems controlled the House and Senate under Obama, yet could not get a plan passed. Why is that? Simple: Americans do not want illegals given citizenship without paying the price for being here illegally! Americans who feel this way are NOT racist. Think about it: as the title to this story says, “Illegal” is NOT a Race! “Illegal” simply means that person or that act is someone or some thing that is “Illegal!” Immigration race-baitors need to come up with another term to use to denigrate American citizens.

What Is DACA?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was an American immigration policy that allowed some individuals who entered the country as minors, and had either entered or remained in the country illegally, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and to be eligible for a work permit. As of 2017, approximately 800,000 individuals were enrolled in the program created by DACA. The policy was established by the Obama Administration in June 2012 and plans to begin phasing it out were intitiated by the Trump Administration in September 2017.

Do not be confused: DACA does NOT impact the estimated 20 million OTHER illegal aliens in the U.S. The action considered by the Senate did not include action on those other illegals — just DACA. Where did the 1.8 million number come from that President Trump offered to include in his 4-point DACA Immigration plan? Only 800,000 of the 1.8 million illegals who were eligible to enroll in DACA did so. The President graciously offered to include them as well. This is still one more reason why the inaction of the Senate to pass legislation to beat the March deadline proves one thing: Democrats really do not want a real comprehensive Immigration plan. They want open borders and unlimited illegals here in the U.S. But, of course, Dems want them ALL to vote.

My Predictions

  1. Congress will not pass a DACA plan before the deadline. And that’s no big deal. Why? Read on;
  2. Federal courts have intervened in setting that March deadline while changing the DACA policy is underway. Those courts did NOT set a date for their ruling to expire. What will happen is simply that those DACA allowances for those who are in enrolled in the current period will simply be extended;
  3. NO DACA or other Immigration legislation will be passed before November. Why? Democrats who have demonstrated do NOT want any Immigration legislation passed want to paint the failure to do so as a G.O.P. idea and President Trump’s fault. The Democrat Party is falling apart. They are grasping for straws to find any ammunition possible to give them even a hint of credibility with American voters. Otherwise they are toast in November. And DACA immigrants are simply election ploys for the Dems;
  4. After the new Congress is seated after November elections, either the G.O.P. will increase its margins in both House and Senate or Dems will have regained control. That will result in a new Immigration law that will take care of DACA in early 2019. Americans better pray Dems do not drive the D.C. bus next year. If that happens, Spanish will be the official language in the U.S. in just a couple of years. And native born Americans will shortly thereafter be in the minority.

Summary

None of this is about those young illegals whose parents brought them here and what is best for them. Leftists as they so often do are simply using these folks as political pawns. We watch this practice happen so often, most have become oblivious to its existence. Why not? All we ever hear, see, and read is that Leftist narrative from almost every news outlet in the U.S.

Sadly, Democrats and their purveyors will one day wake up and say, “Uh-Oh!”

Hopefully it will not be too late when that day arrives.

 

 

 

 


One thought on ““Illegal” is NOT a Race

  1. chris Reply

    It all starts with education, K-12. This is why the educational system needs to be addressed. Examples: Chris Salcedo: “Is this what should be taught in Fort Worth schools”. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent cease and desist letters to three public school districts this week. The letters reference advocacy campaigns that the AG says violate the state’s education and election codes as “unlawful electioneering.”

    I’m sure in other parts of America it’s worse.

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