Here’s an interesting tidbit, in view of all of the increasingly hyperbolic media attention that Julian Assange is getting, including well-publicized calls for his execution – or just plain assassination.
Beneath all the smoke from the WikiLeaks fire, looks like our old friend Harry Reid is going to try to get a vote this week on the DREAM Act, which amounts to a de facto amnesty for a whole lot of illegal aliens. If you haven’t read the bill, here’s a link that will get you there:
If this weren’t so serious, I could laugh at the lefties trying to pull it off while we’re all so distracted. As convolutedly as the legalese is written, with a little re-reading even a simpleton like I am can see some very sinister implications in this act. It’s all about creating millions of new Democrats – to keep the left in power for a thousand years.
Here are a few of the more interesting phrases:
“…To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes…”
I just get a really uneasy feeling when I see wording in pending legislation and policy like “and for other purposes”, or “shall be determined at the sole discretion of the Homeland Secretary”.
“…(2) WAIVER- Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the Secretary of Homeland Security may waive the ground of ineligibility under section 212(a)(6)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act and the ground of deportability under paragraph (1)(E) of section 237(a) of that Act for humanitarian purposes or family unity or when it is otherwise in the public interest…”
Indeed. So, Ms. Napolitano can cancel a pending deportation for just about anything she deems to be “in the public interest”. That’s a lot of latitude, folks.
“…(3) PROCEDURES- The Secretary of Homeland Security shall provide a procedure by regulation allowing eligible individuals to apply affirmatively for the relief available under this subsection without being placed in removal proceedings…”
That guarantees a halt to a deportation while the wheels of justice grind through due process – for months, years?
“…(e) Treatment of Period for Purposes of Naturalization- For purposes of title III of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.), in the case of an alien who is in the United States as a lawful permanent resident on a conditional basis under this section, the alien shall be considered to have been admitted as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence and to be in the United States as an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. However, the conditional basis must be removed before the alien may apply for naturalization…”
“…(a) In General- The Secretary of Homeland Security shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine eligibility for relief under this Act, except where the alien has been placed into deportation, exclusion, or removal proceedings either prior to or after filing an application for relief under this Act, in which case the Attorney General shall have exclusive jurisdiction and shall assume all the powers and duties of the Secretary until proceedings are terminated, or if a final order of deportation, exclusion, or removal is entered the Secretary shall resume all powers and duties delegated to the Secretary under this Act.
(b) Stay of Removal of Certain Aliens Enrolled in Primary or Secondary School- The Attorney General shall stay the removal proceedings of any alien who–
(1) meets all the requirements of subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (E) of section 4(a)(1);
(2) is at least 12 years of age; and
(3) is enrolled full time in a primary or secondary school…”