Marco Rubio’s Immigration Scam: “You Dumb Gringos”

from, by Gary North on June 20, 2013 – My old friend M. Stanton Evans has written a report on the immigration bill.  What he discusses is not being covered by the media. I have decided to share  this with my readers.
He recognizes what this really is: a $50 million slush fund for La Raza.
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On first appraisal, the  amnesty/immigration bill before the Senate looks pretty bad. On a more careful  comb-through, clause by clause, it looks much worse – like a complete disaster.  It also looks like a massive venture in deception.

Consider the oft-repeated claim that, under the bill, 11 million plus illegal  immigrants now in the U.S. won’t get legal status unless and until the border  with Mexico is secure. This claim has been incessantly made by backers of the  measure who call it “tough, conservative” legislation.

Thus a former official in the second Bush administration flatly tells us,  “the bill’s path to citizenship doesn’t open until the border is secured.” The  same claim is made in radio/TV ads in conservative media markets, featuring  one-time tea party favorite, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the main Republican  spokesman for the bill.

These commercials are funded by a Silicon Valley group calling itself  “Americans for a Conservative Direction,” though conservatism isn’t evident  otherwise in Silicon Valley political projects, which tilt heavily to Obama. One  radio spot says of the bill’s approach, “it all begins with border security,”  while a TV commercial featuring Rubio states, beneath his picture, “establish  border security first.” Similar claims have been made innumerable times in the  run-up to Senate voting.

That these statements are completely false can be seen by anyone who bothers  to read the legislation. In fact, all the bill requires is that the Secretary of  Homeland Security submit a “strategy” for securing the border, then certify that  steps to implement this are “commencing.” These paper pledges would trigger the  processing of applications for “provisional immigrant” status that would in  essence legalize illegals.

The bogus nature of this “conservative” ad campaign was on full display last  week in two rather startling developments involving Rubio in person. On June 13,  Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) submitted an amendment to the bill saying the  border must be demonstrably secure before the legalization of illegals can  happen. This was summarily rejected by a vote of 57-to-43, refusing to put into  the bill the very thing its backers say is in it.

Interestingly, only five Republican senators voted against the Grassley  effort to toughen the legislation – and one of these five was none other than  Rubio himself. Thus the main spokesman telling us the bill is an exercise in  “toughness” voted to make sure it wasn’t.

And, just to make things crystal clear, Rubio on the previous Sunday gave an  interview to Spanish-language television, saying the exact reverse of what is  said by the “conservative” commercials in which he’s featured. Contrary to the  claim that “it all starts with border security,” Rubio explicitly said, “first  comes legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border.”

(In fact, Rubio has made comments to this effect before, but these had not  been loud and clear enough to break through the bogus rhetoric of  “toughness.”)

Quite apart from Rubio‘s bilingual double talk, the bill itself says in so  many words that a lack of border security is expected by its sponsors, since  provision is made for that very outcome. The legislation says that if, five  years out, the border is not secure, a special commission will be set up to look  into the matter (a commission that, on the language of the bill, would be  toothless).

Also, even if border security could somehow be established, that wouldn’t  remedy the countless defects of the legislation. It is shot through with  provisos that would swell the number of aliens on a “path to citizenship” to  three or four times the 11 million illegals now in the country (if that is in  fact the true number). Most obvious of these are “chain immigration” aspects  that will bring in and legalize the spouses and children of illegals, but there  are many others of like nature.

One such is a “blue card” (temporary, eight-year) work visa, which might not  be a problem in itself, but links to other features. Once here, these workers  could qualify for “provisional” immigrant status, just like the illegals, and  thus get on the citizenship pathway also. Further, if a future illegal gets  apprehended, he can escape removal by requesting “blue card” status for up to  two and a half years after the rule is final. Thus, presto-chango, future  illegals would be made legal.

The bill is otherwise riddled with clauses that would help illegals avoid  removal, get into the country to begin with, seek “provisional” status, apply  for naturalization, ask stays of judgment, and game the system in general. One  of the words appearing most often in the bill is “waiver,” closely followed by  “appeals” “stays,” “reviews” and “exceptions” : A thicket of legalisms that  could and undoubtedly would be used to thwart enforcement.

It’s of course unlikely that a Spanish-speaking immigrant who walks across  the border from Mexico would know anything of these legal complexities, but the  drafters have foreseen that problem also. The bill sets up a fund, amounting to  $50 million (with more money to be added as needed), to represent illegals in  every phase of the process – seeking provisional immigration status, filing  appeals, blocking efforts at deportation, obtaining naturalization, and so  on.

And who might be the people funded by this $50 million? They will be –  surprise – non-profit “immigrant-serving” organizations “whose staff has  demonstrated qualifications, experience and expertise in providing quality  services to immigrants.” In short, the money is a slush fund for La Raza, the  Mexican American Legal Defense Fund and similar outfits whose stock in trade is  fighting against immigration laws, and gaming the immigration system (and who  probably wrote the legislation to begin with).

So much for “tough, conservative” law-making – and so much for Marco Rubio as  a conservative leader on this (or any other) issue.

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  1. Senator_Blutarsky

    Vote is today, Monday, folks – have you called globalist toady Cornyn ?

    Interesting comments by Buchanan –

    On Andrea Tantaros radio show last week, conservative columnist and author Pat Buchanan warned of an unintended consequence of the immigration reform bill, a bill which doesn’t place a high priority on assimilation.

    According to Tantaros, her previous guest, former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey, said that the immigration legislation funnels money to so-called community organizing groups like La Raza with the idea of teaching immigrants “American history, the Constitution and civic participation.” That leaves open the possibility of activist groups teaching with a partisan slant — and impedes assimilation.

    Buchanan, author of “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?”explained that when different cultures are encouraged to assimilate, nations are susceptible to splitting apart, pointing to recent history as proof.
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    “With regard to the history and the teaching of it — this is one of the problems I’ve talked about when you have a single-culture single nation, you have basically a single culture,” Buchanan said. “If you indoctrinate or teach kids different views about what their country and how it began, what you get is a growing disintegration of the country, a fragmentation into different parts. And we see this happening all over the world. In the last few decades where ethnic groups and linguistic minorities and ethnic minorities, cultural minorities, given the pressures of ethno-nationalism, [they] are breaking up countries all over the world. It’s happening all over the Middle East. It happened in the Balkans where Yugoslavia broke up into seven countries. The Soviet Union broke up into 15 countries.”

    And when immigrants don’t assimilate, as could be the case with the inflow Hispanic immigrants from the impending legislation, nations break up — a possibility he laid out with the United States.

    “You put 100 million Hispanic folks in the United States and, say, 70 million on the southwest border. That becomes as much as part of Mexico as it is the United States,” Buchanan continued. “If they have a different language, different culture, a different faith — basically you get two peoples. And two peoples eventually become two countries. This is what I see as the future of America — the Balkanization and the disintegration of a country which become one nation back around 1960 when all the immigrants who came from Eastern and Southern Europe, 1890-1920, had been assimilated and American-ized. We all had gone through the Depression together, heard radio together, went through World War II together and American television — that brought us all together. And now we’re coming apart.”

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