We are sure that those involved will not soon forget the ridiculousness of the 2007 Comprehensive Reform Bill and what our ‘big brother’ government tried to pull over on us.
For most of our readers – believe it or not – came to the open mistrust of government during those proceedings.
Americans – many for the first time – began to see the unadulterated corruption that is going on in both houses of Congress.
So here we are again, most of us anyway, drawing a line with what the government created, allowed to continuously happen, and rendered the old Immigration and Naturalization Service defunct and incapable of operating. Therefore, given the campaign promises to just about every special interest group involved – the groups are now restless demanding amnesty for their actions.
At that time, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano made the push for a mass amnesty while speaking to the American Center for Progress. Napolitano said that her department has worked hard to increase enforcement and strengthen the border, but the real solution is for reform.
Citing the significant number of its staff and former staff that have been appointed to positions in the Obama Administration, Time magazine recently declared that there is “no group in Washington with more influence at this moment in history.”
Napolitano was invited to speak at the center that’s led by John Podesta. Her remarks not only laid out her goals for a mass amnesty, but she also argued on behalf of business groups and unions who need reform to fill jobs.
“Let me be clear: when I talk about “immigration reform,” I’m referring to what I call the “three-legged stool” that includes a commitment to serious and effective enforcement, improved legal flows for families and workers, and a firm but fair way to deal with those who are already here. … We know that one-sided reform, as we saw in 1986, cannot succeed. During that reform effort, the enforcement part of the equation was promised, but it did not materialize.
Three-legged stool, huh? First mistake is in the notion that a ‘three-legged stool’ would even stand. Unless it is so designed to function in tripod fashion it will never work. However, let’s look and examine these individual legs, shall we?
One, a commitment to serious and effective enforcement; who is this person trying to fool? Janet Napolitano has attempted to have section 287(g) lessened or outright cancelled for those local law enforcement agencies to work cooperatively with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials!
Two, improved legal flows for families and workers, [of illegal aliens] for those who are here who have broken our laws. Far be it from us – until we can have a department that is dedicated to immigration and ethnic affairs only – we quite openly could care less about law breakers and their demands for family reunification, period. In short that part of illegal immigration is simply not this country’s problem.
Three, a firm but fair way to deal with those who are already here; herein lays the key to what DHS and the POTUS’ motivation really are: “Firm but fair” is what they refer to as amnesty. And they are going to try and do this behind our backs – America, prepare for the fight of your life!