The Senate bill (S.744) that would have created Comprehensive Immigration Reform was defeated in the last session of Congress.
The media played up the fact that Americans who opposed that disastrous legislation “won.” Most so-called “journalists” noted that the “victory” belonged to the “Anti-Immigrant” groups. Of course it is anything but Anti-Immigrant to oppose the implementation of a massive program that would provide unknown millions of illegal aliens with lawful status and the official identity documents that would attest to their having been provided with such status without face-to-face interviews or resources to conduct investigation into possible fraud.
Common sense alone should have made it clear to all that this would undermine national security; however, there are two documents that provide additional support for these well-founded concerns: the “9/11 Commission Report” and the “9/11 Commission Staff Report on Terrorist Travel.” Remarkably, those important reports that were written in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, are never mentioned in the media and rarely by our politicians in Washington or elsewhere.
The immigration laws take a balanced approach to immigration – establishing the categories of aliens who should be denied entry into the United States because they would pose a threat to national security, public safety and/or the jobs of American workers. Those laws also establish the basis by which aliens should be deported. Those laws also provide for the lawful immigration of aliens as I noted above and also permit tens of millions of nonimmigrant aliens to enter the U.S. for various lawful purposes. In point of fact, those who favor the enforcement of the immigration laws understand that the laws take a balanced approach and far from being “Anti-Immigrant” are actually “Pro-Enforcement.”
Obviously it is significant that Comprehensive Immigration Reform was not enacted, but, once again, Obama has taken to using his phone and his pen to make certain that America’s immigration laws are all but ignored by employees of the DHS (Department of Homeland Surrender), thereby creating opportunities for criminals and terrorists to enter the U.S. and embed themselves in towns and cities across the country.
Obama’s DREAMERS and other illegal aliens are being granted employment authorization, giving them an equal right to work in the U.S. as desperate American workers are, in increasing numbers, falling below the poverty line along with their struggling families.
All of these factors, in addition to statements made by politicians from both political parties about wanting to enact Comprehensive Immigration Reform in one way or another, have emboldened aspiring illegal aliens to violate America’s borders and immigration laws, heading to the U.S. from countries around the world.
On March 26, 2014, Senator Jeff Sessions, one of the most courageous members of the U.S. Congress, issued a three-page alert that made it clear that the administration is determined to simply ignore the immigration laws.
In it were some truly disturbing revelations, including the plan of the administration to provide family members of DREAMERS with employment authorization. As well, the report found that “…at least 99.92% of illegal immigrants and visa overstays without known crimes on their records did not face removal.”
Sessions also noted, “Those who do not facially meet the Administration’s select ‘priorities’ are free to illegally work in the United States and to receive taxpayer benefits, regardless of whether or not they come into contact with immigration enforcement.”
Our borders and immigration laws are America’s first line of defense and last line of defense against international terrorists and transnational criminals. Those laws are supposed to prevent foreign workers from competing unfairly with American workers.
None of this matters to the Administration. When Obama was first elected, he said, “Change has come to America.” This is change not in the best interests of America or Americans.