Amnesty Bill Doesn’t Fix Immigration Courts

Amnesty Bill Doesn’t Fix Immigration Courts

“The immigration bill now being considered on the floor of the U.S. Senate does a lot of things — many of them bad. One thing it does not do, however, is fix our broken immigration courts. When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detains illegal immigrants and initiates deportation proceedings against them, those cases go to immigration courts in the Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review. These are not federal courts established as part of the judicial branch under Article III of the Constitution. They are administrative courts, presided over by administrative judges,” notes the Daily Caller.

“The immigration court system is broken. Badly. It suffers from a huge backlog of cases: more than 330,000. But even worse is the huge backlog of unenforced deportation orders. According to Mark Metcalf, a former Justice Department immigration judge, the number of unexecuted deportation orders now stands at 1.2 million.”

Limbaugh Says He is “Disappointed” by Rubio

“On his Tuesday radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said he is “disappointed” in Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio for changing his position on immigration and border security. Limbaugh made the comment as he was responding to a listener email who said he or she is disenfranchised with the political process and who went as far as to question the value of listening to his radio show. Part of the listener’s despair was due to Rubio’s decision to support legalization for illegal immigrants before border security,” the Daily Caller says.

Promises Won’t Fix A Bad Bill

“We will hear the establishment say that the status quo is unacceptable. Yes, the status quo of constant amnesty before enforcement is unacceptable. But just because the status quo is bad doesn’t mean we should make it worse just for the purpose of passing ‘something.’ By that same logic, we should have passed Obamacare because there were problems with our current healthcare system. The status quo of Obama promulgating cap and trade regulations by executive fiat is unacceptable, so we need to pass a compromise cap and trade bill to fix the problem,” says Daniel Horrowitz at RedState.

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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as "America's best-known immigration reformer." Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.


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    What we all have to understand is that all this talk can accomplish nothing. Even now, roughly 50% of Americans (using the word very loosely) think Obama is dong a good job. It is important that there are in this country, born and bred Americans, who hate the US and everything connected with it: its history, traditions, language, flag, founders, inhabitants (at least those who are white), and are working constantly to destroy the nation. I have traveled to and lived in many foreign countries and I have never encountered anyone who wanted to literally destroy his own country. Sure, they want to change the politics, revise the economy, etc., but never have I met anyone so dedicated to the destruction of his country as many Americans clearly are. These same people are the ones who are destroying our armed forces by forcing them to accept girls and gays. They have destroyed the Boy Scouts. They are now attacking the crime prevention programs in NYC, they have made it impossible to effectively combat black crime, they have allowed vast numbers of people to go on assistance, they consistently attack Christianity, Christmas, prayer in schools, etc. Through the PC gestapo they have obliterated freedom of speech, and the list is virtually endless. We are under attack on every front and yet we do not defend ourselves. Americans just don’t get angry anymore…don’t care. ” As long as I get my Bud Lite and my backward baseball cap I don’t care!” They are winning on all fronts, and since we won’t fight them, all we can hope for is that when the ragheads finally establish sharia law over us, guess whose heads will be the first to roll!

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    I simply do not understand what most Republicans are thinking on this issue. You have people like me who share little of their general philosophy, but the one thing I totally agree on is opposition to amnesty. It’s enough to make me a “one issue” voter on the subject because I think it’s that important. I can’t imagine 2014 being anything but a complete disaster for the Democrats based on issues like Obamacare, because the promises on that are already going by the wayside. If the GOP turns off some of it’s base by pandering to illegals and those people just stay home, they will not make that up by whatever handful of Latino votes they could possibly get.

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      From what I’ve read on Obamacare implentation in 2014, 70% of the uninsured will be put on Medicaid [you might as well have no insurance]. I’d add, it looks like lion’s share of the rest will pay like double rates [$200-300/mo for catastrophic insurance; you might as well have no insurance there too]. Decent family plan insurance, like Blue Cross [Obama calls it the Cadillac Plan…LOL], costing more than $10K/yr will require a 40% tax on the employers offerring it to their employees….

      Now…..add in all the theroretical IAs going to the “you might as well have no insurance” healthcare insurance….but EXCESSIVELY raising the rates on the Cadillac Plans….the economy’s shafted and legal citizens’ jobs will be stolen by the IAs too.

      This is an Amnesty Horror Video Game Bill they invented, only its HARSH reality.

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    Dan, Ya Gotta Read This “Liberal” Onion News Article on the Amnesty Bill

    With all the depressing and stressful new on amnesty lately, the liberals on Onion News [spoof news] summed it up well and made me smile.

    In Part:

    “..“Today, as we consider these crucial changes to our country’s immigration laws, let us once again reiterate our party’s tremendous respect and advocation for the legions of dedicated and persevering Latino wrongdoers who are such an important part of this country,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), speaking on behalf of a group of GOP lawmakers who have pledged their support of the estimated 11 million “flagrant and obtrusive offenders of the law.” “And so I would like these utterly felonious men and women to know that the Republican Party respects you and your corrupt, blatantly illegal interests. We stand with you, wanton transgressors.”…”,32784/?utm_source=06-12-13&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=weekly_dispatch