Latest Illegal Immigration Amnesty News Summary- Captain Obvious Edition

Sometimes, you have the choice of tearing your hair out at the antics coming from Congress or try to get a chuckle out of it. I’ve opted for the latter. As a bit of background, let’s start with the shock…SHOCK! at the White House and DREAM Act supporters slamming House Republicans and Boehner for…drafting the DREAM Act.

Finally ending the charade, McCain admitted that, yeah, amnesty isn’t going to get the GOP a single Hispanic vote after all. There goes that ridiculous “justification” to pass his Senate shinola sandwich bill. Maybe he felt ashamed that he didn’t know what was in the bill he voted for? Nah, actually, McCain’s been on a ‘come clean’ run this week when he also affirmed the (sham vote-buying) border surge really probably won’t happen and can’t wait for the House to pass anything he can slap into conference committee to turn back into the Senate version. Has he been watching Liar, Liar?

Believe it or not, elite GOP donors are pushing hard for amnesty ‘to save the party’. I wonder how they feel about McCain torpedoing their rationalization:

The donors, led by former Bush administration Cabinet officials Carlos Gutierrez and Spencer Abraham, also said that immigrants are potential Republican voters who can be won over…

Meh, honestly, most who’ve paid attention to the issue never really fell for that anyway. They didn’t have a whole lot of credibility for McCain undermine.

In the meantime, amnesty supporters decided it would be a good idea to block streets and traffic while demanding they get a free pass into the country unavailable to legal and prospective legal immigrants. Here’s their justification tweet:

Dreams are shut down every day we don’t have #CIR, so we’re shutting down traffic in DC…

Heh, even one of Mark Shurtleff’s friends (Sharry) from the National Immigration Forum was arrested. No worries, they’ll all qualify for “deferred action” (TM).

Another report finds that DHS officials manipulating and ignoring illegal crossing data and refuse to let anyone (even academic panels) see the data. But c’mon they can totally be trusted to provide accurate “effectiveness rate” data that will determine when trigger Senate amnesty bill measures.

This leads us to the Guardian reporting a study discovering that soon-to-be illegal immigrants are, curiously, not all that worried about arrest/deportation when entering a country with lax law enforcement and continual pushes for amnesty. Who knew?! I’m sure that won’t affect future illegal immigration…certainly, they’ll respect our enforcement promises this time around.

On a serious note, Mickey Kaus provides some pertinent advice: Better not be silent or plan on eating amnesty – call/email your Representative voicing your opposition to amnesty today!

Finally, we have Ms. Deam-And-Pass Pelosi threatening to do an end run around the House GOP to ram amnesty down our throats. Inconceivable!

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By Request – Civility: Mero Ridicules Citizen Input On Utah Government Commission

Well, I didn’t think I would have time to do much more than put up a tweet on Sutherland Institute President Paul Mero’s snarky email to citizen members (pdf) of the Utah Immigration and Migration Commission….but when an adoring fan pleads with you to “Please spread it far and wide“, how can I say no?

Here are the…er…highlights from Mr. Mero’s email…dripping with condescension and insults for your entertainment:

I offer this insight as the one who did express in our last meeting that not only have I had enough random email from “citizen experts” about immigrants living in Utah, I will oppose any attempts to open pathways for this sort of input into the Commission.

That said, I commend you ladies for creating a valve thorough Facebook to allow concerned citizens, from all over the world, to vent their opinions and share the minutia of their anecdotal experiences as to why they don’t have a job or why their neighbor was violated or why some little children shouldn’t be taught in government schools like their own kids living off of the generosity of taxpayers as well.

Perhaps this is not a good day for me to respond thusly. Then again, given all I’ve already been through on this issue, perhaps these comments are as simple as not wanting to subject myself to even more kooky conspiracy theories and the rantings of “patriots” who, as God as their witness, know more about this issue because they’ve seen a Mexican than every serious mind in Utah who already has worked this issue with a fine tooth comb.

…and I’ll pushback on any efforts to use the brief meetings we have to entertain any agenda, any “concerns,” that even sound, in the slightest, like they were born in the crazed minds of a nativist community of people who already have more than sufficiently expressed their views across the Internet, through email and, unfortunately in many cases, in person to me.

Please don’t contact Mr. Mero.  The other commission members seem more open and were also reminded in Ms. Tobias’ response to the above email that the commission is supposed to take citizen input…even if it means Mr. Mero will feel sullied from having to allow the ‘unwashed masses’ to attend or (gasp) testify at a meeting.

Further background on this and Ms. Tobias’ response available here.