Immigration crime about to see its payday

William A. Jacobson
Legal Insurrection

From CBS News, some news and a rewrite of history as to “immigration reform”:

A bipartisan group of leading senators has reached agreement on the principles of sweeping legislation to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws.

The deal, which was to be announced at a news conference Monday afternoon, covers border security, guest workers and employer verification, as well as a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the United States.

Although thorny details remain to be negotiated and success is far from certain, the development heralds the start of what could be the most significant effort in years toward overhauling the nation’s inefficient patchwork of immigration laws….

…How big a payday this is for immigration crime depends on what the pathway to citizenship ends up being.

Regardless, it’s a payday because people who violated our laws to get here get to stay without consequence and get a pathway to citizenship.  That pathway takes immigration reform from some sort of humanitarian and practical solution to rewarding illegality.

It makes suckers of all the people who followed the rules and are on the other side of the borders and oceans because they didn’t want to become criminals.

Once again we send the message that immigration crime pays.  Apparently that is good politics…

Read the complete article at Legal Insurrection.

Related: Suicidal GOP senators join open-borders Dems for Shamnesty Redux, by Michelle Malkin

Hey, did someone set the clock back six years in Washington? Because today looks a hell of a lot like the dawn of the Bush-Kennedy-McCain 2007 illegal alien amnesty. Deja vu all over again.

Starring in the role of John McCain this time around? Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio. Standing in for George W. Bush? Barack H. Obama. The usual liberal Democrat and bend-over Republican suspects serving as the supporting cast? Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, illegal alien intern employer Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and freshman Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake…


Read the entire article. It’s brutal and scathing and factual–quintessentially Malkin.

Also, R.S. McCain:   Apparently, John McCain Doesn’t Think He’s Done Enough Yet to Destroy the GOP

and If We Had Wanted an Obama-Hugging Sellout, Charlie Crist Would Be a Senator

At Reason, another view: GOP Restrictionists Are Big Labor’s Dupes on Immigration

Update:   Ten Facts Conservatives Must Know on Immigration Reform

…Barack Obama began his community organizing career with a radical immigrants’ group. One of Obama’s first organizing assignments in Chicago was with an Alinkyite group called UNO, the “Mexican-American ACORN.” As Stanley Kurtz has exposed, “Obama personally helped plan” some of the group’s most thuggish activities. He has used this issue his entire career to divide Americans and intimidate political opponents.

Regardless of what passes, Obama will take–and receive–credit. Voters will not remember that Obama blocked immigration reform in the Senate, or that he failed to introduce new legislation in his first term, breaking a solemn campaign promise. They will simply remember that they voted for him in 2012 and he signed immigration reform afterwards. Republicans will continue to average 30% of the Hispanic vote regardless.

Regardless of what passes, Republicans will still be labeled bigots. The president has already attempted to delegitimize opposition to immigration reform as motivated by racism; he will likely do so again. He will do so more often, not less, if Republicans give up their insistence on border security first, because then there will seem to be no other basis for opposition to immigration reform. The media will support him enthusiastically…

Read the whole thing.

And where it all began, Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965

Update 2: Hilarious! Limbaugh On Immigration Reform: “I Don’t Know That There’s Any Stopping This. It’s Up To Me And Fox News” 

Too funny. Rush Limbaugh took an indirect swipe at Barack Obama today saying, “I don’t know that there’s anything stopping this. It’s up to me and FOX News.” Thanks to Media Matters for the video…

Update 3Democrats Beg Obama Not To Unveil Immigration Bill… Obama can’t help himself, today he took explicit credit for the Senate’s bipartisan amnesty agreement.

Update 4: Critics: Amnesty Plan Equals ‘Unlimited Future Illegal Immigration’

“When you legalize those who are in the country illegally, it costs taxpayers millions of dollars, costs American workers thousands of jobs and encourages more illegal immigration. By granting amnesty, the Senate proposal actually compounds the problem by encouraging more illegal immigration.”


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