Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Under Cornyn-Cuellar bill, illegal kids could still stay through judicial fiat, border security an afterthought (UPDATE)

So, Obama says jump, and Cornyn and Cuellar propose how high! Apparently so high they've completely missed the message from Americans to return these kids to their home countries, period! No option.

Many in the media may want to spin this as simply legislation that would speed up the removal of all these Central American illegal children by reversing special treatment for them in that 2008 trafficking law, and that may be the case on the surface. Besides the pro-amnesty crowd, there's not much argument that that'd be the preferable idea. However, the fact of the matter is what these politicians have actually proposed is not simply that.

This legislation's intent is to speed up the process of judicial fiat, treating these children the same as those from our border nations who've come here illegally (and we've seen how swell that's gone), ultimately resulting in a broader de facto amnesty, while still leaving border security on the back burner. The RINOs and DINOs are utterly tone deaf!
Breitbart: In summary, the legislators’ offices laid out what the bill would accomplish, including tweaking the 2008 law to treat all unaccompanied minors equally, allowing for “voluntary reunification with family” and keeping current repatriation “protections”.

Further their bill would allow unaccompanied illegal immigrant children who are seeking asylum to appear before an immigration judge within 7 days of going through their Health and Human Services “screening” under the 2008 trafficking law. It would authorize up to 40 new immigration judges and require HHS to “make all efforts to secure pro-bono legal counsel for the child.”

The bill would also require a decision on the claims to be made within 72 hours — should the child’s claim be successful they will be allowed to stay in the U.S. If they are unsuccessful they would be removed and reunited with family in their home countries.

The legislation would also require HHS to house the illegal immigrant children while they await their immigration hearings, would require background checks for sponsors, and a plan for “operational control” of the southern border.
Now, of course, this doesn't go far enough for the open border crowd. You're just supposed to disregard law altogether and let anyone and everyone in. However, the mouthing off from all those entities is smoke-and-mirrors, because they know very well who will be appointing all those new immigration judges, who runs the HHS, and which way they all lean.

Sure, they'll send back some so it won't look so obvious. But what should happen is the same thing that should already have happened to illegals who've been here for the past 5, 10, 15 years...that would be deportation and get in line like everybody else. Don't expect that to happen under the Washington puppeteers.

Related link: John Cornyn, Democrat Henry Cuellar introduce bill to speed up deportations of illegal immigrant children

UPDATE: See...FAIR finds that Cornyn's new immigration bill doesn't even fix the 2008 trafficking law...
Breitbart: Anti-amnesty group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) says that Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn’s new immigration bill with his Texas colleague Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar doesn’t fix the 2008 human trafficking law it purports to fix.

“Last night we just discovered language hidden in the bill stipulating all illegal alien minors who have entered the U.S. since January of last year can file a motion to have their final order of removal expunged and then gives them an opportunity to reapply,” FAIR communications director Bob Dane told Breitbart News. “That means 80,000 or more Central American kids get a second bite of the apple.”

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