The hand-wringing over a teacher bailout for destitute states did not stop the Justice Department from saddling Alabama’s public school system with extra work to benefit illegal immigrants. A November 1, 2011 “Dear Superintendent” letter asks for a laundry list of information on school attendance and enrollment in a punitive reminder that states have to educate illegals, like it or not.
When we talk about immigration policy do we mean law enforcement or amnesty disguised as a comprehensive reform bill? At the moment illegal immigrants are losing their quest for legalization and citizenship. Even the fate of DACA recipients, the sympathetic poster children for reform, is up for grabs until Republicans can decide what to do without angering their base, Democrats, or both.
Immigration policy pits states against feds
Few things showcase the insanity of immigration policies better than state efforts to either crack down or hand the benefits of everything their citizens work for to illegals.
Under Barack Obama state enforcement meant federal lawsuits while liberal states like California and Illinois set their fiscal crises set aside and lured the undocumented with driver’s licenses, resident college tuition and financial aid, and assurances of sanctuary protection from federal law enforcement.
Fairness, justice, and hypocrisy
Immigration reform is no longer about fairness, justice, or America’s history as a nation of immigrants. If it was, we would not be arguing over Kate’s Law and bills to reign in dangerous immigrants. This contentious issue has turned into a debate over opposites: how much can the left dole out to curry favor and how much of the right’s push to close our gates is just?
What is the immigration category about?
In this category you will find posts on border control, amnesty, the failure of our government to enforce immigration laws, and the consequences of telling Americans a sweeping immigration bill will solve our economic woes.
What took so long? The House has finally moved against the Obama administration’s shameless immigration policy with the Judiciary Committee’s approval of a subpoena for Homeland Security. With all the talk from the White House and DHS about their new criminals-only approach to enforcement, will we finally get some legally binding numbers on what the administration has chosen to do with illegal immigrants who are taken into custody?
High profile officials pushing unpopular policies have a habit of telling on themselves. You know when White House mouthpieces are trying to pull a fast one when the slogans start pouring out. Whether the issue is job creation, spending cuts, or dealing with illegal immigration, when you start to hear slogans, you are being fed a story.
Surprise! Even though we only have the resources to deal with criminal immigrants, Homeland Security has launched a new initiative to further devalue Americans destroyed by Barack Obama’s economy. The latest swipe at our national confidence is “Study in the States,” another plan to use foreigners to restore America’s greatness (see: StartUp Visa Act Shuns America’s Entrepreneurs).
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has been banished from our military, but the slogan should be recycled, because it is a perfect name for the Obama administration’s immigration policy. The president’s staff could tweak it a bit, maybe call it something like “We Won’t Ask, So You’ll Never Have to Tell.”
The president and his underlings are doing everything possible to make the U.S.