Another amnesty scam disguised as reform.
"It's going to be like that mackerel in the sunshine -- the longer it's out there the worse it smells," Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, on the senate's Schumer-Rubio amnesty legislation.
In an effort to avoid the mistakes of the thwarted amnesty attempt of 2007 (too many facts escaped), the wealthy special interests who actually wrote the 1,000-plus page deceitful Schumer-Rubio "immigration reform" bill are not going to leave it out in the sun very long.
The goal is to get it passed by July 4. But like the 1986 amnesty, it cannot pass without Republican votes.
Remember this: Whether it becomes law or not, the angry leftist "STOP THE DEPORTATIONS!" marches will never end.
Fact: The United States already naturalizes more than 1 million people each year. More than any other nation on the planet. Last year we issued nearly 700,000 guest worker visas. But business groups claim to want even more, specifically low-skill worker visas.
A labor shortage? Really? Why aren't wages going up?
If the Rubio-supported bill were to pass, warns Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described Socialist "there could be an eight-fold jump in the number of blue-collar foreign workers in the U.S. over the next 5 years."
The "reform legislation would add 33 million permanent, new legal immigrants over a decade. While 20 million Americans can't find full-time jobs.
The increasingly odiferous senate bill does not have a single word that puts enforcement -- or border security -- first. "First comes the legalization. Then comes the measures to secure the border" Marco Rubio boasted to Univision last week.
The amnesty-again scam does contain a special path to citizenship for illegal aliens.
It would allow people now here illegally to keep the job they obtained illegally and remain in the US while waiting to be rewarded with Green cards. Which happens: A) after bill's 10-year waiting period ends -- or -- B) when they can scream 'injustice' in American streets loud enough (again) to make the Republicans try to out-Democrat the Democrats (again) and reward the victims of borders even sooner. Put your money on choice 'B' if the con were to pass.
Easily duped conservative voters -- and U.S. Senators who have never read the bill -- should stop believing the ridiculous whoppers contained in the endless radio ads sponsored by billionaire-for-open-borders Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg.
Habla this: Nobody has to learn English. Either before, or after, the legalization. We wonder when Marco Rubio will teach us how to say "we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it" ... in Republican?
But the largely low-wage (that's the reason they are here) newly legalized aliens would immediately become eligible for the massive welfare benefit called the Earned Income Tax Credit. An explanation for the Obama-voter readers: this means that the federal government takes money from self-reliant Americans and gives it to people who don't pay any income tax. Cool, eh?
And the amnesty bill has more exceptions per page than the much-loved ObamaCare.
Writing in the Washington Examiner, senior editorial editor Phillip Klein notes that because of ObamaCare, the "reform" bill would encourage employers to hire newly legalized aliens over American citizens. "Starting in January, businesses with 50 or more employees who don't offer workers health insurance that the federal government deems acceptable must pay a penalty if at least one of their workers obtains insurance on a new government-run exchange. The penalty is up to $3,000 per worker."
Because the amnestied workers would not qualify for Obamacare benefits, some employers could effectively face incentives of hundreds of thousands of dollars to hire newly legalized immigrants over those pesky Americans.
While this travesty is accurately described as "Schumer-Rubio" now, if it becomes law, it would forever be gratefully remembered by the newly legalized future Democrat voters as the "Obama-saved-us-amnestia."
What's that smell? It's the amnesty-again scam. Let's see which Senate Republicans vote for it.
D.A. King is president of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society. Follow him on Twitter @dakdis.