Cantor Intent on Using Military as Pathway to Amnesty

army_bootsHouse Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.), latest legislative gambit is to sneak an amnesty provision into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would reward an illegal alien with a green card for simply enlisting in the military. While Cantor is a somewhat abashed supporter of amnesty, he is resolutely committed to it, which only makes his conniving all the more seamy. Apparently Cantor believes that he can sell enough of his fellow Republicans on this vote, since it exchanges amnesty in return for military service, because what could be controversial about allowing illegal aliens to swear an oath to faithfully serve the country whose laws they have demonstrated contempt for?

Is this the first piece of the puzzle of immigration legislation (re: amnesty and massive increases in legal and guest worker admissions) that Cantor alluded to on the House floor last November? Clearly, his corporate bosses are growing desperate for action. Attaching an amnesty rider to a must-pass piece of legislation only invites more mischief, including giving Harry Reid the opportunity to attach the Senate Gang of Eight immigration bill to the NDAA and sending it back to the House, where it could pass with Cantor and his allies voting with the Democrats.

Cantor has been pegged as one of the “young gun” candidates to challenge for the Speaker’s gavel when Boehner steps down. Clearly, Cantor believes that solidifying his donor base is key to securing the Speaker’s chair. However, he risks alienating his fellow Republicans, as well as voters in his district, where Cantor’s immigration stance has won him a primary challenger, Randolph-Macon College economics professor, David Brat.

Cantor’s stance on immigration isn’t any different than that of the old guard, which is likely how he has climbed the leadership ladder. The establishment of both parties has worked to undermine any serious border security or interior enforcement efforts for the past thirty years. Today, illegal aliens can get driver’s licenses, in-state tuition at public universities, teach in public schools, practice law, and even attend the State of the Union address as guests of the President. If Cantor gets his way, illegal aliens will soon be enlisting in the military.

When Ronald Reagan signed legislation in 1986 granting amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens, he said, “Future generations of Americans will be thankful for our efforts to humanely regain control of our borders and thereby preserve the value of one of the most sacred possessions of our people: American citizenship.” Will using the U.S. military to process green cards for illegal aliens preserve that sacred value?

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  1. avatar

    I don’t know if the last person that killed Americans in Ft. Hood was a citizen or one with the green card. If he had
    a green card, they should NOT let anymore illegals in our military or the same thing could happen.
    This government has already messed up the military.

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    1LTLos says:
    April 18, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Illegal immigration has been a crime since 1929. So why is my comment awaiting moderation? I do not take a moderate position on infiltration of the United States Military by foreigners or fast track amnesty or citizenship lightly.
    I appeal to you that neither should you or your readers. My comment might serve as content for letters to Mr Cantor and letters to readers Representatives — So please do not tarry or bar my post.

    Carlos Ramos

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    Illegal immigration has been a crime since 1929

    Mr Cantor, What on earth possesses you to think that illegal aliens and amnesty is some type of workable American issue? Would you please bother to takes a specious look at illegal immigration? Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, illegal immigration is a federal crime… A federal crime sir – do you hear that – it is not a political issue! And certainly, illegals in the US Military is not issue NOR ACCEPTABLE so where then does that leave you Mr Cantor? Your position is sent to sent straight from hell!

    Title 8 Section 1325 code states: “Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under Title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under Title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.”

    That illegal immigration is a crime has been the law since 1929. Many people buy into the fact that the first offense usually gets a “civil penalty” in the form of a fine which leads them to believe that illegal immigration is a misdemeanor akin to a traffic citation. In reality, it is still a federal crime, but the penalty does not generally involve imprisonment. Subsequent offenses however, are supposed to be treated as federal felonies and do issue in imprisonment. Underlining that imprisonment is imminent should be your message – not amnesty and not joining the military – no hablo Ingles !

    Since this is so, you are then, through your blind or dumb support of amnesty makes you a common criminal of the level of “coyote!” Mr Cantor, chief of the Coyote cartel and Republican coward backstabbers and underminer of the US Military! What a punk! And though I know you are aware of this, still We The People of these United States have been vehemently fighting against amnesty since summer of 2007 that I know of – How dare you even mention amnesty and add enlistment into the Military in the same thought!! How dare you!

    The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture was assigned the responsibility of recruiting, contracting, transporting, feeding, and lodging the temporary farm workers. So began the entitlements built into the “Bracero program.” The railroad worker portion of the program, which imported workers to expand rail yards, lay track at port facilities, and replace worn rails-all were part of the war effort and stayed in effect until 1945. This program was a temporary situation and not meant to be a permanent fixture in the American landscape. AND never involves foreigners in our military then and especially NOW!
    Today the USA has no shortage of working aged American men and women and Draft Age men are free to either serve in the military or not according to their own volition due to a shift to a volunteer Military. Still, I am offended by the thought of illegals given citizenship simply for enlisting in the military! How absurd can Washington DC get?
    Either deportation or imprisonment are the imminent ends to illegal entry into the USA is what should be your message – not amnesty and ABSOLUTELY not joining the military.
    Please rectify this maligned idea of yours and oppose amnesty in any form immediately and resign.

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    Don’t even think about it ! “WE THE PEOPLE” will not put up this !!
    We are fed up with all the lying, sneaking, stealing, taxes, false flags, control, and loosing our freedoms !!!

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    Yet another reason why the voter’s in his district in Va need to vote for Dave Brat in the primary on June 10th.

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    If people who’ve never been in this country can suddenly get green cards for signing up for the military, I have a question. If we went to war with the country the illegal came from, does Washington really think they would fight against their own nation? The same thing can be said of dual citizenship – where do their loyalties lie? Don’t take illegals into the military. It isn’t worth it. Does this also apply to Muslims? If so, that ought to finish us off for sure.

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    Why would anyone believe these people would be “good citizens”? Their life here consists of illegal entry or overstaying a visa with a leave date they agreed to, and constant identity fraud.