Jun 29 2007
Like all good PR campaigns that are meant to create a mob-mentality approach, the sound bite is employed to make a complex issue seem so simple – even a caveman could do it. The truth is, sound bites are usually misleading or out and out lies. Seems we have been lied to – we can’t just enforce the laws – according to Malkin and others who said that was all we had to do:
The Executive Office for Immigration Review — a federal agency made up of the U.S. Immigration Court system and its appellate body, the Board of Immigration Appeals — is the centerpiece of a largely unknown permanent amnesty for illegal aliens and criminal alien residents within the U.S. Department of Justice.
With the complicity of the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, the EOIR litigation bureaucracy forms the hidden piece of the puzzle of institutionalized mass immigration in the federal government.
Deportation of foreign nationals in the United States is largely voluntary.
The lengthy EOIR system of hearings and appeals enables illegal aliens and criminal alien residents to remain in the United States both legally and illegally.
EOIR and the INS enable the vast majority of detained aliens facing deportation to be released back to the streets on an immigration bond or paroled out of federal custody during the EOIR hearing process, giving every non-detained illegal alien and criminal alien the option of disappearing back into the United States regardless of the outcome of their Immigration Court hearings.
Michelle Malkin agrees that the EOIR and BIA bureaucracy should be abolished — Book Review of “INVASION”
Yep folks, as I tried to warn everyone – we cannot simply enforce the laws. We need to rewrite them. Which was what the Bill would START to do. Again, thanks to Michelle and others we now are stuck with possibly a million illegal alien, convicted criminals on our streets for the foreseeable future. What a victory!
I forgot to add: It must be part of that diabolical Democrat plan to destroy the GOP that made these people mislead everyone – right? Credibility is fundamental in politics. A lot of loose cannons just shot the hell out of the GOP’s credibility and got us – NOTHING!
Update: Folks, I strongly suggest you read the comments. The hypochondriacs are now changing their stories. They knew all along existing laws would not work. Now one claims it was lack of paperwork to congress which drove him to stop the progress and another now says it was never going to work. But the best comment is from reader Crosspatch, who notes that this IS the legal process on the books. THEREFORE, any immigrant who is in this process IS LEGAL!
Yeah, been trying to tell people for a long time that there really is no law to enforce. There is no penalty for being here against regulations UNLESS you have already been deported and come back again by clandestine means. THEN it is a crime. But a person remaining here on a legitimate visa (about 50% of â€œillegalsâ€) faces no penalty other then *possible* deportation and that usually hinges on them waiving their hearing process. If they go through the hearing process, it can take years to be deported or they might simply be allowed to stay, particularly if they have children who are US citizens.
Legal process makes them legal. And since this is an unending process they can be here indefinitely. Ladies and Gentlemen – it was all a sham! The far right lied to you. We cannot do ANYTHING by simply enforcing the laws. It was a PR slogan. As I noted this was WELL KNOWN by the Amnesty Hypochondriacs. It is not silent amnesty to have torpedoed this bill. It was LEGAL AMNESTY! As long as this legal process is not overhauled – then these people are here LEGALLY if they follow the current process. Shamnesty? Someone’s glass house just shattered.