Michelle Malkin has the Immigration bill covered

Michelle Malkin has read the current immigrations bill and has a few thoughts. Check out the key points:

Dissecting the Gang of 8′s enforcement sham

I’ve read through the nearly 900-page “immigration reform” bill released by the Senate’s so-called Gang of 8 last week. Anyone can read it here. The question, of course, is whether non-deluded conservatives can read right through the phony promises, false triggers, and open-borders illusions

Three Flaws in the The Bill’s Amnesty Provisions.

(1) The Background Checks Are Insufficient to Prevent Terrorists from Gaining Amnesty.

The background check provisions of the bill in Section 2101(b)(8) contain no requirement that amnesty applicants actually provide government-issued documentation proving who they say they are.

(2) Absconders and Aliens Who Have Already Been Deported Claim the Amnesty.

One provision of the bill is particularly counterproductive with respect to immigration enforcement. Unlike the amnesty of 1986, and unlike the various smaller amnesties that have been enacted since then (such as the “Section 245i” amnesty), this bill actually allows illegal aliens who have already been deported from the United States to return and gain the amnesty. Sections 2101(b)(6)(B)-(C) do so.

(3) The Bill Legalizes Dangerous Aliens Who Received Deferred Action Under DACA.

Sections 2101(b)(13 and 2103(b)(2)(C) permits beneficiaries of Secretary Napolitano’s unlawful DACA directive of June 2012 to become eligible for the amnesty and for lawful permanent resident status. The DACA Directive was issued by Secretary Napolitano in direct violation of federal law, specifically 8 U.S.C. § 1225, which requires that immigration officials place certain aliens into removal proceedings. 8 U.S.C. § 1225(a)(1) requires that “an alien present in the United States who has not been admitted … shall be deemed for purposes of this chapter an applicant for admission.” This designation triggers 8 U.S.C. § 1225(a)(3), which requires that all applicants for admission “shall be inspected by immigration officers.” This in turn triggers 8 U.S.C. § 1225(b)(2)(A), which mandates that “if the examining immigration officer determines that an alien seeking admission is not clearly and beyond a doubt entitled to be admitted, the alien shall be detained for a proceeding under section 1229a of this title.” The proceedings under 8 U.S.C. § 1229a are removal proceedings in United States Immigration Courts.

That’s just for starters.  She also covers “Six Reasons Why The Bill’s Enforcement Provisions are not Serious".”

Check it out in full…..


10 thoughts on “Michelle Malkin has the Immigration bill covered

  1. America needs to do a much better job attracting highly educated and successful immigrants. The way America use to in the 1960s and 1980s.

    More rich Americans means more tax revenues, lower budget deficits, higher living standards and more product development.

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  3. Anan, are we turning any of the highly educated, successful ones away? I don’t know, honestly. You may have a valid point, but until the 800 lb. gorilla in the room is addressed, that is trivial. I do know that the weight that the illegals put on the economy is crushing us. But hey, let’s be honest. No politician truly wants to fix that problem. It’s all about vote pandering and we all know that whatever legislation is proposed, there will be enough poison in it that it won’t pass. Then both sides can say that they tried, by golly.

  4. chilihntr,

    we do not do nearly as good a job attracting successful immigrants anymore.

    The percentage of American start-ups started by immigrants has fallen to less than 50% of the total.

    Part of the challenge also reflects rapidly growing economies in Asia, Brazil and Chile attracting a lot of the world’s high end talent.

    One of the ways we discourage high end immigrants from moving to the US is by taxing all foreign source income, including if they choose to live outside the US all year.

    High tax rates is another.

    Finally the visa process is much more difficult. For example it can take well over a year for a US citizen who married a foreign citizen wife to bring her to the US. Sometimes a lot longer than a year. This delay also affects student visas and work visas.

    Why would Google want to wait a year to bring a foreign worker to the US?

  5. I am 100% behind you on the taxes. Thank you for the response. Regulation and overtaxation is a greater inhibitor on business the tax revenue we derive.

  6. Sadly, chilihntr, this visa problem has affected close friends of mine.


    If someone loves a foreign citizen (from say Mexico or Canada), why in the world should it take more than a year after the marriage for them to get a visa to come to the US?

    Some but not most of the people who work at the foreign embassies are also idiots who have no place working for the US government. They give America a bad reputation and discourage foreign knowledge workers and innovators from coming to the US.

    We also need to have a better system for vetting terrorists.

    My idea would be a single global database that is shared between countries. This would greatly expedite and free up ordinary business, worker and tourist processing. Plus it would help catch actual terrorists (since we would be able to piece together what Japanese, Indian, Canadian, Brazilian and American authorities know about a specific potentially dangerous individual).

    Steve Jobs told Obama what he would need to move Apple’s manufacturing to the US.

    1) the government to pay for factory manager training at Junior Colleges
    2) the ability to quickly bring in skilled immigrants to fill in capability gaps for US manufacturing.

    [If Apple wants to bring a 100K jobs to the US, it is easy for them to bring in 5,000 foreign experts to expedite the process versus having to train an American for every single job]

    Versus China lets Apple quickly bring in Americans, Brazilians, Indians, Europeans what have you with a rapid efficient visa process. China encourages foreign workers to work in China. Sometimes skilled scientists and engineers can be paid over $500,000 a year in China.

    Obama of course told Steve Jobs that his ideas were impractical.

  7. Anan, I’ve also felt the pain of the immigration maze, as my wife was not from the US. It’s a miserable process, yet many go through the process legally. I would have no problem seeing that process reformed.

    For Canadians and Mexicans there are pretty easy ways around the VISA. But it does require frequent travel back and forth. Which is expensive, again I know from experience. I just wish my wife had been from Mexico, it would have been much cheaper.

    However, I do believe the process should be tough to an extent and just because an American marries someone doesn’t mean they are good for America. I’ve seen many a young soldier come back from overseas with a nice PX bride (husbands too I suppose) that hung around just long enough to get their Green Card or citizenship then move out sharply. (Often with multiple kids, child support then welfare)

    We don’t not necessarily need to bring anyone to the US though. We do need to improve our school system and remove the political correctness and again teach.

    As to most people working in foreign embassies being idiots, well I can’t argue that point. Not all though, just the ones who make the decisions.

    Frankly if Steve Jobs wanted to have trained Americans he could have trained all he needed. As it is he was after cheap labor and he got it.

    Holding China up as a beacon of free enterprise is an interesting take on things though.

    Always interesting to hear what you have to say. 🙂

  8. It was things like this that allowed Sweden and Norway to become Islam’s staging system for the new Jihad. But that’s okay. I’m sure Loyal Americans won’t let it go that far.

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