Obama’s America – Episode 158 – Will Obama Play Dr. Faust On Immigration

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Not Really Obama  …
Not Really Obama …

By Arthur Piccolo

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 7, 2014:  Everyone knows what a Faustian bargain is.

If you don’t, look it up, this is not a class for the Dumb & Dumber …

This is Obama’s America (oops is that contradiction).

So the Republican so called leadership FINALLY just announced their plan for immigration reform. They should have announced it on Saturday Night Live where it belongs in a very satirical skit.

Instead Barack Obama actually took it seriously. No joke. As I said it was not on SNL. Well Obama’s reply belonged there too.

Or maybe the Republicans aren’t so dumb *(I said maybe) and Obama is  even dumber than I have been recommending for more than two years now.

The Republicans have no real interest in immigration reform so they put up a so called plan they know will go nowhere; except Obama believes them.

What is not funny at all is that President Obama (joke line) is willing to deal on immigration based on a “plan” that is an insult to not only immigrants, but all Americans and the very idea of America.

In case you don’t know here is the Republican “plan.”

Here it is exactly as released word for word  ..

I have HIGHLIGHTED the “important” stuff so you don’t have to get a headache reading all this crap …

PREAMBLE

Our nation’s immigration system is broken and our laws are not being enforced. Washington’s failure to fix them is hurting our economy and jeopardizing our national security. The overriding purpose of our immigration system is to promote and further America’s national interests and that is not the case today. The serious problems in our immigration system must be solved, and we are committed to working in a bipartisan manner to solve them. But they cannot be solved with a single, massive piece of legislation that few have read and even fewer understand, and therefore, we will not go to a conference with the Senate’s immigration bill. The problems in our immigration system must be solved through a step-by-step, common-sense approach that starts with securing our country’s borders, enforcing our laws, and implementing robust enforcement measures. These are the principals guiding us in that effort.

In other words their definition of immigration reform is even more severe and expensive border “security.”

Border Security and Interior Enforcement Must Come First

It is the fundamental duty of any government to secure its borders, and the United States is failing in this mission. We must secure our borders now and verify that they are secure. In addition, we must ensure now that when immigration reform is enacted, there will be a zero tolerance policy for those who cross the border illegally or overstay their visas in the future. Faced with a consistent pattern of administrations of both parties only selectively enforcing our nation’s immigration laws, we must enact reform that ensures that a President cannot unilaterally stop immigration enforcement.

In other words their definition of immigration reform is even more severe and expensive border “security.”

Implement Entry-Exit Visa Tracking System

A fully functioning Entry-Exit system has been mandated by eight separate statutes over the last 17 years. At least three of these laws call for this system to be biometric, using technology to verify identity and prevent fraud. We must implement this system so we can identify and track down visitors who abuse our laws.

In other words their definition of immigration reform is even more severe and expensive border “security.”

Employment Verification and Workplace Enforcement

In the 21st century it is unacceptable that the majority of employees have their work eligibility verified through a paper based system wrought with fraud. It is past time for this country to fully implement a workable electronic employment verification system.

In other words their definition of immigration reform is even more severe and expensive border “security.”

Reforms to the Legal Immigration System

For far too long, the United States has emphasized extended family members and pure luck over employment-based immigration. This is inconsistent with nearly every other developed country. Every year thousands of foreign nationals pursue degrees at America’s colleges and universities, particularly in high skilled fields. Many of them want to use their expertise in U.S. industries that will spur economic growth and create jobs for Americans. When visas aren’t available, we end up exporting this labor and ingenuity to other countries. Visa and green card allocations need to reflect the needs of employers and the desire for these exceptional individuals to help grow our economy.

The goal of any temporary worker program should be to address the economic needs of the country and to strengthen our national security by allowing for realistic, enforceable, usable, legal paths for entry into the United States. Of particular concern are the needs of the agricultural industry, among others. It is imperative that these temporary workers are able to meet the economic needs of the country and do not displace or disadvantage American workers.

In other words their definition of immigration reform is even more severe and expensive border “security.”

Youth

One of the great founding principles of our country was that children would not be punished for the mistakes of their parents. It is time to provide an opportunity for legal residence and citizenship for those who were brought to this country as children through no fault of their own, those who know no other place as home. For those who meet certain eligibility standards, and serve honorably in our military or attain a college degree, we will do just that.

In other words their definition of immigration reform is even more severe and expensive border “security.”

Individuals Living Outside the Rule of Law

Our national and economic security depend on requiring people who are living and working here illegally to come forward and get right with the law. There will be no special path to citizenship for individuals who broke our nation’s immigration laws – that would be unfair to those immigrants who have played by the rules and harmful to promoting the rule of law. Rather, these persons could live legally and without fear in the U.S., but only if they were willing to admit their culpability, pass rigorous background checks, pay significant fines and back taxes, develop proficiency in English and American civics, and be able to support themselves and their families (without access to public benefits). Criminal aliens, gang members, and sex offenders and those who do not meet the above requirements will not be eligible for this program. Finally, none of this can happen before specific enforcement triggers have been implemented to fulfill our promise to the American people that from here on, our immigration laws will indeed be enforced.

In other words their definition of immigration reform is even more severe and expensive border “security.”

In other words ….I hope my astute analysis has explained the Republican immigration “blueprint”  a blatant scam for immigrants and an insult to all of us.

But that is nothing compared to President Barack Obama’s reaction to this “blueprint.” Here it is …

In an online town-hall-style meeting on Friday, Mr. Obama described himself as “modestly optimistic” that an immigration deal could be reached this year” as reported in The New York Times, January 31, 2014.

Obama has made various other statements since the “blueprint” was released that he could work out an agreement predicated on the Republican “blueprint” when this so called “blueprint” is pure CRAP.

That goes far beyond the fact the Republicans would eliminate almost any path to citizenship to almost all of the so called undocumented immigrants. This so called plan based in both the almost impossible so called security requirements plus the demands the individual immigrants would have to meet just to stay in the U.S. “legally” both requirements in the Republican plan are so Draconian most of the classified immigrants would die before they ever had “permanent alien” status which is what the Republican called “plan” is really offering at the end of this hellish rainbow.

If we had a REAL President he or she would have immediately told the Republicans to take their blueprint to nowhere “and shove it.”

Very unfortunately what we have is President Barack Obama. How sad it is.

About The Writer: Arthur Piccolo is a professional writer and commentator and often writes about Latin America for New Americas.

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