[Editor’s Note: The Senate voted to pass this legislation on Monday. This bill must be voted on in the House before it can be signed into law by the president.]
Another 1200 page Senate bill is coming up for a vote. This time it is the Gang of Eight “Immigration Reform” bill. And, once again, none of the Senators has read the bill in its entirety. The bill has morphed through so many crony-capitalist additions and changes that it would make the frequency of Nancy Pelosi’s face lifts look minimal. Key among the recent changes was that the requirement for border security first, was demoted to second place in importance and, finally, jettisoned altogether. Border security is, in fact, being actively campaigned against.
The latest amendment originates from Republican Senators Bob Corker (TN) and John Hoeven (ND). In a despicable stab at marking their territory Republicans made a flagrant push to outdo Democrats, despite their constituency’s majority wishes. The Corker-Hoeven amendment opens the floodgates of America’s borders and ushers invaders in. Worse, it forever buries security considerations. A fence building plan is required but Big Sis can nix building the fence at will.
According to Breitbart, the Corker-Hoeven bill introduced a “border surge amendment.” On page 35, line 24 of the new bill “… a provision was inserted that says Napolitano – who already believes the border is secure – can decide against building a fence if she chooses not to erect one…” Big Sis and those that follow her would now have the authority to deny a border security fence … she gets to decide whether or not it is a good use of resources.
The wording of the bill does require Napolitano to submit a plan to build 700 miles of southern border fence to Congress 180 days after the bill is passed. Once her plan is submitted, illegal aliens can receive amnesty or be awarded “Registered Provisional Immigration (RPI)” status.
But this is the capper: Napolitano is permitted, by the same provision, to decide against building the fence after submitting her plan to Congress with no legal ramifications. The same holds true for her successors if the law is passed. She is required to file a border fence plan but doesn’t have to do a blessed thing about building one. Ever.