June 9, 2006, - 12:31 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
The evidence is mounting that the Bush Administration has decided the legislative process in our democracy doesn’t matter. They are going ahead with illegal alien amnesty in the form of a Guest Workers Program, regardless of whether this becomes law through a vote of BOTH houses of Congress.
First, we reported on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) sudden massive job hirings in its Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) sub-agency for “adjudicators” for the new Guest Workers seeking citizenship. Yesterday, I reported that DHS employees and agents said high-level DHS officials in high level conference calls declared: “THERE WILL BE A GUEST WORKER PROGRAM. . . . PERIOD.”
Now, ICE–DHS’ subagency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement–is openly getting in on the act. And, yes, the new insistence that there WILL be Guest Workers AMNESTY (despite Congress NOT approving such a deal) comes right from “The ICE Princess” a/k/a ICE chieftess Julie L. Myers.
Yesterday, USA Today reported that ICE created 10 anti-fraud task forces to combat document fraud by illegal aliens. That’s all well and good. But, why now? What took so long? The answer: Guest Workers.
The USA Today article states:
U.S. officials are beefing up efforts to stop immigration fraud partly out of concern that proposals before Congress could create a boon for document forgers.
[DS: Oh, I get it. Because they didn't do their job, before, in stopping immigration fraud, now that there will be a massive wave of immigration fraud--brought on because millions of illegals are here because they committed fraud ICE/INS didn't worry about in the first place--NOW, they will finally do a tiny bit of something. So comforting.]
The rising concern over immigration fraud comes as Congress considers a plan to give many of the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants a chance to stay legally as guest workers or residents, depending on how long they have lived and worked here. A new law could increase demand for documentation among immigrants seeking to prove their length of residency.
The ICE Princess told USA Today:
“There’s no question it will be a tremendous increase in workload.”
Will be? Uh, when did the House pass this “tremendous increase in workload” a/k/a Amnesty/Guest Workers?
Time for Tom Tancredo, Jim Sensenbrenner and the other House members who’ve yet to vote on this to haul The ICE Princess before their committees and demand to know why she’s spending money on an Amnesty program that is heretofore ILLEGAL.
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