If enacted, Senate #immigrationreform will be the toughest enforcement and border security law in American history.—
(@CesarConda) April 11, 2013
Cesar Conda, Sen. Marco Rubio’s chief of staff, is pretending that the Gang of Eight’s amnesty plan will take a tough-as-nails approach to immigration enforcement and border security.
No, they stay here illegally until the next amnesty comes along.
Fig leaves wilting! It looks like the requirement that the Border Patrol catch 90% of illegal crossers–reported by the WSJ and touted by both Marco Rubio’s chief of staff and my colleague Matt Lewis as an example of the “ tough border enforcement measures” in the Gang of 8 immigration amnesty bill–has turned out to be evanescent, like so many of the other promises amnesty boosters have pitched to conservatives.
See also, Mark Krikorian, “Lies, Damn Lies, and Enforcement Promises.”
In other words, the so-called “enforcement triggers” are a big, fat sham.
Senate Budget Committee Republican staff on Thursday released a description of what they claim is a “major flaw” in the immigration reform plan being pushed by the bipartisan “Gang of Eight”–a loophole that will end up being a multi-trillion dollar entitlement spending increase, with the burden falling on American taxpayers.
“According to what has been publicly reported about the Gang of Eight’s forthcoming immigration bill, there appears to be a major flaw that could allow millions of illegal immigrants to access federal welfare benefits and poverty programs,” the GOP Budget Committee staff wrote in a statement to media.
That’s what they said in 1986.
Not many people are falling for it.