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The End is Nigh.

The Republicans will vote to destroy themselves and the country just so they aren’t called “racists” and it’s only “fair”.

Stockholm syndrome, or capture–bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending them. These feelings are generally considered irrational in light of the danger or risk endured by the victims, who essentially mistake a lack of abuse from their captors for an act of kindness.

Left Wingers are defending Paul Ryan from attacks. You know the fix is in.

The End is nigh and the Republicans just don’t care enough anymore.

They are hostages who have been repeated beaten mentally by their opponents and the media and have no fight left in them.

They’ll sell out the country just to make it stop.

But, of course, it won’t stop.

Far from it.

It will only get worse.

For everyone.

But the end will be “democratically” elected by the Left.

Big Brother wins.

The End is Nigh.

(sorry, can’t be upbeat or positive about that- that light at the end of the tunnel is the GOP giving in).

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The Voice of the “Most Transparent” administration ever! 🙂

Jay Carney doesn’t have an answer for that. He hasn’t discussed that subject with the president. He will refer you to the Department of [insert agency here]. He refuses to speculate on that. He’ll have to get back to you.

But he appreciates the question.

A Yahoo News analysis of the 444 briefings that Carney has held since becoming White House press secretary has identified 13 distinct strains in the way he dodges a reporter’s question. Since Carney held his first daily briefing with reporters in the White House Brady Press Briefing Room on Feb. 16, 2011, for example, he’s used some variation of “I don’t have the answer” more than 1,900 times. In 1,383 cases he referred a question to someone else. But will he at least speculate on hypotheticals? No. In fact, he has refused to do so 525 times. (yahoo)

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/top-9-486-ways-jay-carney-won-t-104907191.html

The Gang of Eight says it has — presto! — fixed the big border security holes in their must-be-passed-yesterday amnesty package. After the 1986 fiasco, skeptics won’t settle for promises on paper.

Trust me, I know what I’m doing! 🙂

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The world will not come to an end if immigration reform with a so-called “path to citizenship” — i.e., phased-in amnesty for 11 million illegal aliens — doesn’t happen before the 2014 congressional elections. A number of Republican politicians have been terrified by their political enemies in both politics and the media into swallowing the dubious notion that the Grand Old Party’s long-term fortunes depend on an ethnic group totaling less than 9% of the electorate.

But the Republicans have been bullied into thinking it is the solution. When, in fact, it just benefits the bully.

But that group — Hispanics — actually gave a much bigger share of votes to Democrats in the election that took place after the last time Republicans got behind a big amnesty, the Reagan-backed ’86 immigration reform.

That was 3 million illegals. Now it’s at least 4 times that. Imagine what it’ll be the next time, and there will be a next time!

But the Democrats will have full autocratic control by then so it won’t matter what you think.

That fact should have taught the GOP a hard lesson: Democrats, the party of Big Government, always win when Republicans play on their turf by embracing the politics and policies of giving different groups favors.  The most politically effective way of doing favors, after all, is through promised government handouts.

And their is no more practiced at bribery than Democrats.

As of Thursday, the bill being pushed by the bipartisan Gang of Eight — which might more fittingly be called the Gang That Couldn’t Think Straight — is to feature a $3.2 billion “border surge” with promises of 20,000 more border police, 700 miles of new fencing and gadgetry ranging from video cameras, ground radar, lookout towers and even seismic monitors to more choppers, airplanes and even drones.

Well, that would be if the Democrats would actually build it. But they won’t. They’ll say they are, then thy won’t. Look at the Border Fence Act where BY LAW they have to build the fence and they don’t. What makes you think they’ll do it this time??

They promise that the Pentagon, the Homeland Security Department and the Government Accountability Office will have to validate the border as secure before illegals are let onto their path to American citizenship.

Bwah hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Well, how about this: You do all those things to beef up the border first, as a national security priority.  (The global war on terror demands it.) If after a couple of years we find the border really is permanently secure — and it’ll take such a passage of time to know for sure — then we can talk about what form of relief there should be for the millions of people whose first act in America was to break our laws by entering surreptitiously.

Immigration reform will happen only with “broad bipartisan support,” House Speaker John Boehner warned on Thursday, and only if the plan is to do it properly.  “First and foremost,” Boehner said, “that means confidence that our borders are secure.”

But will a paper promise give the speaker confidence our borders are secured?  Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., oozed confidence Thursday as he promised of the new security provisions in the Gang of Eight bill that, once skeptics “see what’s in this bill, it’s almost overkill.”

The hard reality, as demonstrated time and again, most infamously in recent years by ObamaCare, is that even the authors of these big complicated laws themselves don’t know whether they really work until they are in operation.

The 1986 immigration reform was supposed to solve illegal immigration with employer penalties and other measures, yet here we are 11 million illegals and 27 years later. As Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, likes to say comparing the Gang of Eight’s bill to the ’86 mess: “Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me.”

Amnesty is not an urgent priority; it can wait.  Fixing the border can’t. (IBD)

But Politics over the people reigns again…
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It’s still just AMNESTY

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and votes like a duck…It’s a Duck!

The Amnesty Duck!

The Senate on Tuesday voted against tough border security measures that it promised to put in place years ago. Tell us again why we should trust them to secure the borders later after granting amnesty first.

In a pair of votes, the Senate turned down a border fence it promised to build seven years ago and a biometric entry-exit system it promised to put in place 17 years ago. The history of these previous efforts to secure the nation’s borders is illuminating.

In 2006, Congress passed the Secure Fence Act, requiring 700 miles of double-tiered fencing get built along the Mexican border. Though the fence would only cover a fraction of that border, President Bush told Americans: “This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders more secure. It is an important step toward immigration reform.”

“We have a responsibility to secure our borders,” he added. “We take this responsibility seriously.”

Seriously? A year later, Congress quietly passed a law that largely neutered the fence requirement, and today, only 36 miles of it have been built.

Yet when Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., introduced a bill requiring that just half the original 700-mile fence get built before illegals gain amnesty, and the other 350 before they can gain citizenship, it went down in flames, with Sen. Marco Rubio and a few other Republicans voting against it.

Shortly after rejecting Thune’s fence, the Senate turned down an amendment introduced by David Vitter, R-La., that would have required a biometric entry-exit system at every land, sea and airport of entry before today’s illegals get green cards.

Congress promised to create this system way back in 1996 — part of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act — to better track those entering and leaving the country. But it too never was built.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., gave the game away in explaining his opposition to this prudent idea. “I want biometrics as far as the eye can see, in as many ways as possible, post-9/11, to protect this nation,” he said. “But to make it a trigger, in light of how much it costs and how long it takes, I just think goes too far.”

So there you have it: Since the Senate is desperate to get amnesty done as soon as possible, it can’t let little inconveniences like securing the border or tracking people coming into the country get in the way.

As we’ve said many times in this space, border security has to come before any effort is made to grant legal status to today’s 11 million illegals. For good reason: Failure to do so will only encourage more to cross the border, in the justifiable belief that once here they, too, will get citizenship without having to wait in line. We’re already seeing illegal crossings increase even before the law is passed.

Plus, putting border security first would give those here illegally now an incentive to see security done quickly, creating a lobbying force that would be impossible to ignore.

History already proves that putting the carrot ahead of the stick doesn’t work. The 1986 immigration law also promised to close gaps in the border in exchange for amnesty. But as soon as soon as Democrats got amnesty on the books, they started putting roadblocks in the way of enforcement.

The result was that just three years after the bill’s passage, illegal border crossings had actually increased, and today the number in the country illegally has climbed fourfold.

A few days ago, Rubio said immigration reform had to ensure “that we will never have another wave of illegal immigration again.” But with the Senate turning down every meaningful border security measure, that’s the only thing we can guarantee will happen again if this bill becomes law. (IBD)

You can try to put “conservative” lipstick on the lawless amnesty mob. In the end, however, it’s still a lawless mob. The big government/big business alliance to protect illegal immigration got a lot of mileage using foolish Republicans Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan as front men. But the true colors of the open-borders grievance-mongers always show through.

After America said no to a pork-filled security-undermining amnesty bill in 2007, the No Illegal Alien Left Behind lobbyists changed their overtly thuggish tactics. They put down their upside-down American flags, stopped wearing their commie Che Guevara T-shirts and cloaked their radical “Aztlan” aspirations in the less divisive rhetoric of “reform” and “opportunity.”

It was all just an act, of course. Inevitably, the mask has slipped. Over the weekend, illegal alien protesters descended on the private residence of Kansas Secretary of State and immigration enforcement lawyer Kris Kobach. As Twitchy.com reported on Saturday, 300 amnesty activists marched into Kobach’s neighborhood and barged up his driveway and right onto his doorstep. It’s how the Alinskyite “community organizers” roll.

Shouting into a bullhorn and waving their fists from his front porch, the property rights-invaders dubbed Kobach “King of Hate” for his work representing border security activists and federal customs enforcement agents who are fighting the systemic sabotage of immigration law. Thankfully, Kobach, his wife and their four young daughters were not home at the time.

But the aggrieved amnesty demanders are not done yet. And Kobach is not the only one in their crosshairs.

After tea party activist turned Kansas state representative Amanda Grosserode condemned the mob action publicly on Facebook, racist insults and threats littered her page. Roberto Medina Ramirez wrote: “I’ll give her something to be disgusted about!” Doris Lynn Crouse Gent chimed in: “OMG! Maybe her drive should be next.” Matt S. Bashaw echoed the call: “Maybe her house should be next.” Facebook user Jude Robinson also ranted on Grosserode’s page: “Since Kobach steals taxpayer money spreading hate around the country, he deserves what he gets.”

Dennis Paul Romero left this message for Grosserode: “(N)azi kkk and she is proud of it.” A user writing as “Paul-says Fckmarkzuck” left death threats under Romero’s comment: “Gotta start killing all the Nazis. Politicans (sic), bankers, and priests. Cops, lawyers, and Judges. ASAP.” The same user added: “Just another b*tch that needs to die off already.”

The radicals of Occupy Kansas posted an inflammatory photo of Grosserode with the race-baiting caption: “Kansas State legislator Amanda Grosserode says she is ‘disgusted’ by Hispanic protesters.” Grosserode wasn’t disgusted by their ethnicity. She was disgusted by their actions. No matter. Race/ethnic card: activated.

Gina Long pounced: “(S)he is stupid and doesn’t like brown people.” So did Diana Bauer: “Ah, poor Ms Grosserode; sorry that you find our Constitution so difficult to stomach. Or is it only whites that have the right to freedom of speech.” One Lupe Ramirez left his own message for Grosserode: “We are starting our fundraising and campaign to unseat you. Do you not realize how many Hispanics are in Kansas. You no longer live in Dorothy’s Kansas. You cannot represent your state, you don’t even know who they are.”

Grosserode isn’t backing down. She told me Tuesday that she will remain “vigilant” and has given local law enforcement a heads-up. The conservative mom and lawmaker notes sadly that “there are some who would say that when you are in elected office that you should expect this kind of thing. I would disagree. No one deserves threats nor threats to their home and family.”

But the amnesty vigilantes have no respect for borders, let alone private front porches, in their quest for another massive federal illegal alien bailout. They have no respect for law-abiding U.S. workers. They have no respect for law-abiding foreigners applying to get into our country the right and proper way.

As they besiege Capitol Hill this month demanding more rights and payoffs, take note: These groups do not stand for the American dream. They are a nightmare conglomeration of George Soros-funded social justice operatives, transnationalists and La Raza militants who detest U.S. sovereignty. National People’s Action, which spearheads progressive “direct actions” at the private homes of their political foes and led the march on Kobach’s home, is a “community organizing” nonprofit based in — you guessed it — Chicago.

NPA’s past shakedowns have involved busing in protesters and schoolchildren (using public school buses) to invade the private property of their victims and intimidate their families. They relish their brass knuckles with this anthem:

Who’s on your hit list NPA?

Who’s on your hit list for today?

Take no prisoner, take no names.

Kick ’em in the (a–) when they play their games.

As I first reported in 2004, NPA is funded by the Tides Foundation, the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, and the MacArthur, Ford and Rockefeller foundations. It’s also funded by your tax dollars. My research found that the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Education had all given tens of thousands of dollars in grants to NPA members for left-wing activism, identity politics and illegal alien benefits.

Rubio, Ryan and other Republicans who’ve made common cause with these welfare-state goons have betrayed fundamental principles of limited government and the rule of law. They’ve allied themselves with the mob. There’s nothing, not one thing, “conservative” about mass illegal alien amnesty. It’s the complete Chicago-ization of America. (michelle malkin)

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Ann Coulter wondered on Thursday how dumb Republicans were on immigration. That day, two prominent GOP reform advocates — Sens. Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush — rushed in to provide the answer.

On a radio show, Rubio, the leading Republican in the so-called Gang of Eight pushing the immigration bill, argued that the fines collected from 11 million newly legalized noncitizens were needed “to pay for border security.”

Never mind that the fines can be waived, or that on balance these formerly illegal immigrants could end up costing taxpayers billions. By Rubio’s logic we should let in still more illegals so we can fine them, too, and build an even stronger fence still further off in the future.

Bush argued the country needed immigration reform because immigrants are “more fertile” and “love families.” Oddly, he said this at the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to the Majority” conference, apparently unaware that most of these more fertile immigrants will be voting Democratic, thereby making the possibility of a GOP majority more remote.

It’s not that Democrats are showing much more intelligence. Some don’t even know basic U.S. geography.

Nevada’s Democratic Sens. Harry Reid and Dean Heller want to grant Nevada border-state status so it can be included in the bill’s Southern Border Security Commission, even though it’s roughly 150 miles from Mexico.

And Sen. Mary Landrieu claimed on the Senate floor that South Dakota borders Canada — after complaining about the “dumb fence” idea for the Mexican border.

But Democrats can afford to be occasionally stupid on this issue, since Republicans are so eagerly helping them advance their political agenda.

The Republicans are so desperate to be liked they’ll destroy the very country they are “fighting” for. Forever.
And the Democrats just have to sit back and let them cut their own throats. The Republicans will even ask THEM to sharpen the knife and hand it to them.

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Knee Jerk Thoughtless Liberal Whoops of the Day:

Lizz Winstead heard about the tornado touching down in Oklahoma today and her liberal ideology quickly kicked in.

Winstead, who created The Daily Show and uses social media to promote her far-left views, sent out this Twitter joke earlier today:

This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives.

Social media brushback quickly followed, and Winstead served up a speedy apology for letting her progressive nature supercede a sense of decency toward the victims of the tornado.

Made a political joke, Twas before devastation revealed. In hindsight, had I understood, I would have refrained. Beyond sorry.

No she’s not. Not really.

Why?  Simple. See Commentor on Article: Wonder if Conservatives will block federal relief to this disaster just like they blocked relief for Sandy victims. Remember how Conservatives thought that Sandy relief was another example of government waste.

Petty and Childish. All the hallmarks of a Liberal. Meant to foment hatred and divisive partisanship.

Instead of being honest and saying that Republican congressmen voted against one version of a bill because they have issues with parts of it and they prefer their own version, the liberal media just tell the public that Republicans voted against bills which help people.

Same thing with the Sandy bill, where Republicans had issues with a bunch of allocations which had nothing to do with Sandy victims, and liberal outlets just said that Republicans did not want to help the victims.

It was a set-up. A Pork-Laden set-up. Never let a pork crisis go to waste!

Because that suited The Agenda.

And there will be no repercussions. After all, a Liberal said it. 🙂

Speaking of Agendas…

The union representing 12,000 adjudications officers and staff for the United States Citizen and Immigration Services Council (USCIS) came out in opposition to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill on Monday morning.

The USCIS Council and its president, Kenneth Palinkas, joined the letter the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council, the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, and sheriffs from around the country have signed declaring the 867 page immigration bill makes problems worse for immigration law enforcement rather than better.

In that letter, law enforcement officials noted that there has been a rush on the border by illegal immigrants seeking to get inside the United States before the passage of the amnesty bill from the Gang of Eight. They also wrote that the bill “provides no guarantee of increased border security.”

USCIS officers would be crucial to the implementation of immigration reform if the current bill was passed; USCIS handles the applications of immigrants who want to enter the United States and would be charged with processing the applications for amnesty for the at least 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the United States.

In a statement announcing his group’s decision to join the ICE Council and others, Palinkas said Gang of Eight members did not consult his officers when crafting the bill. As a result, Palinkas argues, the bill “fails to address some of the most serious concerns the USCIS Council has about the current system which Congress must address.”

Specifically, Palinkas said under President Barack Obama’s administration, USCIS officers are currently “pressured to rubber stamp applications instead of conducting diligent case review and investigation.”

“The culture at USCIS encourages all applications to be approved, discouraging proper investigation into red flags and discouraging the denial of any applications,” Palinkas said. “USCIS has been turned into an ‘approval machine.’” Palinkas argues the Gang of Eight bill does nothing to fix this problem.

Additionally, Palinkas argues that the bill does not fix current administration policy that treats immigrants applying for entry into the United States as “customers” of the American government.

“A new USCIS computer system to screen applications known as ‘Transformation’ has proven to be a disaster as the agency has spent upwards of $2 billion for a system that would eventually allow an alien–now referred to as a ‘customer’ under current USCIS policy–to upload their own information via the internet for adjudication purposes,” Palinkas said. “To date, only one form can be accepted into the program that has been in the making for close to 10 years.”

Palinkas also notes that the Gang of Eight bill does nothing to fix the failures under the current administration for different agencies to coordinate, or de-conflict, on cases involving specific illegal immigrants. “USCIS has created an almost insurmountable bureaucracy which often prevents USCIS adjudications officers from contacting and coordinating with ICE agents and officers in cases that should have their involvement,” Palinkas wrote. “USCIS officers are pressured to approve visa applications for many individuals ICE agents have determined should be placed into deportation proceedings.”

Yet another issue the bill does not address, Palinkas notes, is a “secretive panel” that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano created that often denies immigration law officers’ requests to enforce the law. “USCIS officers who identify illegal aliens that, in accordance with law should be placed into immigration removal proceedings before a federal judge, are prevented from exercising their authority and responsibility to issue Notices To Appear (NTAs),” Palinkas claims. 

“In the rare case that an officer attempts to issue an NTA, it must first be approved by a secretive panel created under DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, which often denies the officer’s request,” Palinkas explains. “Illegal aliens are then permitted to remain in the United States as USCIS officers are not able to take action or contact ICE agents for assistance.”

Perhaps most importantly, Palinkas argues that the current political leadership at his agency holds the belief that USCIS’s role is not to serve America or Americans; rather, he claims they believe that USCIS is supposed to serve the illegal immigrants and the immigration lawyers who come through the doors of the agency on a regular basis. 

“The attitude of USCIS management is not that the Agency serves the American public or the laws of the United States, or public safety and national security, but instead that the agency serves illegal aliens and the attorneys which represent them,” Palinkas said. “While we believe in treating all people with respect, we are concerned that this agency tasked with such a vital security mission is too greatly influenced by special interest groups—to the point that it no longer properly performs its mission.”

Palinkas also notes that under the current law and system, USCIS reports a 99.5 percent approval rating for illegal immigrants seeking legal residency inside the United States. He said that high percentage began with President Obama’s and Secretary Napolitano’s new “deferred action” policy unveiled last summer. In addition, over the past year, Palinkas said USCIS has waived more than $200 million in fees from illegal immigrants seeking legal status. (Breitbart)

But as we all know, it is more about “Undocumented Democrats” to the Democrats and an attempt to kiss up to the “Undocumented Democrats” for the Republicans.

Either way, we get screwed.

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Waivers, Exemptions, And Deals, OH MY!

The Senate’s “Gang of Eight” has released a new version of the immigration bill that contains 999 references to waivers, exemptions and political discretion.

The revised 867-page bill contains multiple changes from the first 844-page version, released April 18, but Democrats have not announced any delay to the committee review of the complex bill that begins next week.

The bill includes roughly 1.14 waivers or exemptions per page. By comparison, the 2,409-page Obamacare law includes 0.78 waivers and exemptions per page.

The Obamacare law contains 1,882 mentions of “unless,” “notwithstanding,” “except,” “exempt,” “waivers,” “discretion” and “may.” “Waiver” is mentioned 209 times in the law.

The new draft of the immigration bill — which will allow officials much control over the supply and cost of labor needed by American companies — has 85 mentions of “unless,” 150 uses of “except,” 18 inclusions of “exempt,” 92 mentions of “waiver,” 42 offers of “discretion,” 47 use of “notwithstanding” and 618 uses of “may” in the 876-page bill.

The Daily Caller subtracted mentions of “may not” from both bills’ final tally of exemptions and options.

President Barack Obama backs the bill, and told reporters Tuesday that it “is going to be a historic achievement.” (DC)

So you know you’re about the get screwed!!! Be Afraid, Be very Afraid.

This thing has more holes in it than Swiss cheese and is probably going to be as toothless as whale.

But it will make the elitists “feel good” and the Republican go “see we aren’t racists!” as millions of new Democrats flood the polls.

Expecting Liberals to hold up their end of any bargain that is out THE AGENDA is like expecting Iran to give up it’s Nuke Program just because we ask nicely.

The bill could double legal immigration in the U.S. over the next decade. Immigration is the heart and soul of this nation. But can the nation handle doubling it so fast?

Well, in 1986 it was 3 million. Now it’s 12 Million (or more). So what a few more million Democrats between “friends”. 🙂

The bill also relaxes the rules for seeking asylum despite the tragic bombing in Boston and other terrorist attacks committed by asylum seekers.

Surprises like this are what you can expect from a comprehensive bill — meaning hundreds of pages no one in Congress reads.

You gotta pass it before you can find out what’s in it! 🙂

Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York bristles at the suggestion that the nation’s immigration system should be improved one piece at a time.

“You can’t do individual bills,” he objected, “because the problem is people say ‘what about me?'”

Spoken like a deal maker. Employers who want high-tech workers got a piece of the deal, so did families hoping to bring in loved ones and politicians who want to be known as pro-immigrant.

But what about Joe Public, the average citizen? Congress ought to be asking what he gets.

• Doubling legal immigration: Legal immigration to the U.S. is already at an all-time high. In the 1970s, 3.2 million legal immigrants arrived; in the 1980s, 6.2 million; in the 1990s, 9.7 million; in the first decade of this century, 10.3 million.

But if this bill passes, a ballpark estimate will be 20 million over the next decade, according to Numbers USA, critics of the bill.

What will that mean for the school Joe Public’s kids attend or his tax bill?

And will such a rapid increase allow newcomers to assimilate and find jobs?

Shockingly, the Gang of Eight — four Republican and four Democratic U.S. senators — say they don’t know how much their bill will increase immigration.

Proposing a law without knowing its impact is whacky. It’s amateur hour.

• Senators in charge of asylum: The Gang of Eight’s approach to amnesty is even wackier.

Fifteen years ago, before the global terrorist threat was obvious, the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform declared that one of the nation’s top priorities was sheltering the persecuted. Perhaps it made sense then. But now Joe Public has nothing to gain from amnesty programs and everything — including his safety — to lose. Ask the people in Boston.

The radical Muslim parents of the Boston Marathon bombers came from Chechnya on tourist visas and sought asylum.Before them, in 1993, a Pakistani asylum seeker, Ramzi Yousef, bombed the World Trade Center. Another Pakistani asylum seeker, Mir Aimal Kansi, gunned down two CIA agents in Virginia.

The law currently says that any immigrant who enters the U.S. — on a tourist visa, business visa or illegally — has one year to apply for asylum and show they are victims of persecution. In 2012, over 40,000 aliens secured asylum, largely from China, Egypt, Guatemala, Pakistan, India and the Soviet Union.

Despite asylum seekers committing terrorist acts, the proposed Senate bill loosens controls. Sec. 3401 removes the one-year deadline for applying; Sec. 3504 adds another layer of appeals for aliens turned down; and Sec. 3502 allows the Attorney General to provide government-funded counsel to aliens. Current law bars that.

These provisions should be stripped from the Senate immigration bill. Instead, it should suspend asylum from areas of the world that spawn terrorists.

Republicans and Democrats are battling over whether to punish illegal Immigrants and how to secure the border with Mexico.

More attention is needed on the asylum, refugee and student visa programs — see pages 151 to 844 — that we know, from experience, allow terrorists in.

Schumer is right that all the interest groups get something in the Senate bill. Everyone except Joe Public. (IBD)

Who doesn’t matter, in the end. After all, they are just racists… 🙂
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