If you liked Obamacare, you’re going to love the farce that is the immigration bill. It is, as with all things Obama, meaningless and entirely unenforceable.
In short, it’s crap.
It is now common fare for Barack Obama to, at his whim, unilaterally alter laws passed by Congress. As it became obvious that Obamacare was going to be a major problem for democrats in the 2014 election, king obama waved his hand and waived the parts of the law that would adversely affect the election.
Such are the indulgences incorporated in the legislation that were the immigration bill to become law it would basically make Obama a dictator- free to mangle and manipulate any and all parts of the law.
The bill allows Janet Napolitano to do pretty much whatever she wants:
Here is the key provision, as part of section 3214(b) dealing with family unification. The section gives the Secretary discretion to waive the provisions as to removal, deportation and inadmissibility of illegal aliens not just for family ”hardship” (which itself is huge) but for any reason the Secretary deems in the ”public interest.”
I have highlighted and marked the key portion of the section to point out key wording:
The section goes on to take discretion away from the Secretary for aliens who have committed certain specified crimes, but otherwise the Secretary can do pretty much whatever she wants in terms of waiving removal or deportation of a person attempting to enter the country or in the country illegally based on her determination of the “public interest.”
There are similar provisions in section 3215 as to admissibility into the United States.
The bill includes bribes to buy off Senators:
The revised bill includes an amendment from Senator Susan Collins (R., Maine) that eliminates a requirement that at least 90 percent of funding for a new program to increase law-enforcement preparedness along U.S. borders be devoted to the southwest border region. Without the requirement, northern states will be eligible to receive more of those funds. Senator Jon Tester (D., Mont.) cosponsored the amendment.
Senators Lisa Murkowski (R.) and Mark Begich (D.) won a special carve-out for Alaska’s seafood-processing industry, which is referenced specifically in the amended legislation. For reasons that are not explained, the bill now stipulates that certain low-skilled jobs — specifically, ”seafood processing positions in Alaska” — are to be classified as ”shortage occupations,” which will make it easier for the industry to bring in cheap labor in the form of low-skilled and temporary workers. Alaska is the only state to receive special treatment along these lines.
The bill contains the word “waive” 153 times and the words “may” 222 times.
And as George Will notes:
The PPACA remains unpopular, and there are congressional elections in years divisible by two — not even the Obama administration can ignore that constitutional fact — so last Tuesday, the administration said this about the act’s mandate that in 2014, large employers provide expensive health-care coverage for their workers or pay a substantial penalty: Never mind.
Although the Constitution has no Article VIII, the administration acts as though there is one that reads: “Notwithstanding all that stuff in other articles about how laws are made, if a president finds a law politically inconvenient, he can simply post on the White House Web site a notice saying: Never mind.”
The language in the bill means absolutely nothing:
Such language means that were the Senate bill to become law, the executive branch would be able to do pretty much as it pleases, even to the point of saying about almost anything: Never mind.
Obama already is already tampering freely with established law. To grant him more dictatorial powers is just stupid. Making this abomination a law is to have no law at all.