The Senate has tied itself in knots papering over amnesty for illegal immigrants. Their proposed solution to the illegal immigration crisis is to give “undocumented” illegal workers paper.
Paper-pushing bureaucrats would engage in a Kafkaesque process of identifying who’s who, who’s related to whom, who has worked where and for how long.
Illegals without paperwork would be able to have non-relative lawbreakers (illegal workers or illegal employers) vouch for their illegal presence in the U.S. before Jan. 1, 2007.
Question: How can DHS determine who’s a relative and who isn’t, when it can’t even be sure of the identity of the illegal registering for probationary status? Illegals would be given their prized papers as their claim to illegal presence before the cutoff date is investigated.
With paper in hand illegals, including more than 623,000 fugitive aliens, would “come out of the shadows” and their problem would be solved.
Legal status and public benefits would be bestowed on illegal aliens who crossed the border illegally, overstayed their visa or defied deportation orders.
And border security still would not be ensured.
Meanwhile, American taxpayers would be handed the bill for the social services that legal-on-demand foreign nationals would be entitled.
When lawmakers are home for the Memorial Day recess, tell them to end the paper chase now.