John McCain, Fellow Republicans, Scurry Like Rats To Embrace Immigration Reform
Edal Anton Lefterov No amnesty on CIR for Republican rats...
What a difference a couple of years makes.
The same U.S. Senator John McCain who in 2010 snuggled up to illegal-immigrant-screwing (in more ways than one) Sheriff Paul Babeu, supported Sand Land's racist Senate Bill 1070, and insisted that America "complete the danged fence" on the U.S.-Mexico border, is now leading the bi-partisan effort to enact comprehensive immigration reform.
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The proposed framework for CIR was released today by eight Senators, including McCain, Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Dick Durbin (D-IL).
One of its basic legislative pillars is "a tough but fair path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants."
"One of us"? Do tell, Senator.
The plan includes the usual claptrap about securing the border and beefing up the already budget-fat U.S. Border Patrol, as if the U.S.-Mexico border needs to be any more militarized than it already is, with immigration currently at a "net zero" according to the Pew Hispanic Center.
But, significantly, while all of this bogus "securing" is being done, the undocumented can earn "probationary legal status," by passing a background check, paying a fine, and any back taxes they may owe.
The "back taxes" part is pretty amusing, considering the fact that the federal government has taken in billions in Social Security withholdings from illegal immigrants using fake Social Security numbers over the years. Effectively, this has been a "tax" that the undocumented have paid, unless they were paid in cash under the table.
Those with probationary legal status will be allowed to live and work legally in the U.S. and later can apply for a green card, and, at some point, citizenship.
The plan cuts some slack for DREAMers, who will "not face the same requirements," and those working "to maintain America's food supply while earning subsistence wages," who will "earn a path to citizenship through a different process."
One element of the plan that's already drawing the ire of civil libertarians is the part about, "requiring prospective workers to demonstrate both legal status and identity, through non-forgeable electronic means prior to obtaining employment."
In other words, a national I.D. card, which has been the wet dream of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for many years now.