Repeating the Mistake of 1986

by lewwaters

“Obama said the [immigration] overhaul must provide a ‘pathway to citizenship’ for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., and that if Congress does not act ‘in a timely fashion’ he will propose a bill ‘and insist that they vote on it right away’.” CNN Report, January 29, 2013

Illegal Immigrant 1Apparently feeling he is more of a King now than a public servant, Barack Obama is not directing what Congress ‘must’ do and at his ‘insistence.’ In this case, he is demanding a repeat of the failed effort to curtail illegal immigration tried back in 1986.

Rewarding illegal activity not only does not work, it actually draws more illegal activity, evidenced by the words spoken by New York Democratic Representative Charles Schumer from a June 1989 New York Times article 1986 AMNESTY LAW IS SEEN AS FAILING TO SLOW ALIEN TIDE.

Representative Charles E. Schumer, the New York Democrat who was instrumental in shaping the law’s final compromises, said, ‘”The legislation has had some effect but not close to what it should have been.’” He complained that the Reagan Administration favored passage of the law but never gave the immigration service the resources to enforce it. ‘”So far, the law really has not been given a fair test,’” he said.

As we have become accustomed to, the blame is always shifted to Republicans instead of any Democratic ever accepting the failure is theirs or acknowledging that all spending measures originate in the House of Representatives.

Regardless, amnesty for illegal aliens was tried in 1986 and failed to curb the flow of illegal aliens crossing our borders. If anything, the numbers increased, also acknowledged in the 1989 article with,

“The 1986 law allowed 3.1 million previously illegal aliens to obtain legal status here. Recent studies show that many thousands of people crossed the border surreptitiously to take advantage of the program, some of them with falsified documents and personal histories. The mass of newly legalized immigrants is also acting as a magnet for illegal aliens who want to come to the United States to join friends and relatives.”

An email sent out by King Obama’s continuing campaign support claims the king calls for

– Continue to strengthen and secure our borders;
– Crack down on companies that hire undocumented workers;
– Establish a legal path to earned citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are already here — including children who were brought here through no fault of their own;
– And streamline legal immigration for those who are already playing by the rules.

Let’s face it, neither of the major parties has shown one inkling of effort to secure our borders. They all campaign on it and make high promises to get elected, but after they make it to office, not one actually does anything to secure our borders.

It’s also disingenuous to say he wants to crack down on companies that hire illegal aliens since he put a halt to deportations of illegal aliens just last year during his campaign for reelection.

Additionally, once they receive amnesty, they are no longer illegal aliens, are they?

“Establishing a legal path to citizenship” is a smoke screen for amnesty, a reward for knowingly violating our laws. And once established, just as happened after the 1986 amnesty law, you can bank on a whole host of others sneaking across the border, obtaining forged documents and also receiving amnesty, all while our economy is seeing a steady decrease in the numbers of people actually participating in the workforce due to too few jobs. A number that has been rapidly decreasing ever since Obama entered office.

We can bank on a streamline of immigration, especially for millions of family members the newly documented aliens will be bringing over, sponsoring and qualifying for public assistance.

That was shown at a local event designed to benefit and assist illegal aliens held at Clark Community College in February 2011 where an immigrant by the name of Adriana Cazorla, who herself was once an illegal alien said,

“Citizenship means you can vote, have a louder voice in community decisions and politics, sponsor family members who want to immigrate too, raise children who are citizens, gain public benefits — and travel.”

She also said her “one fond wish is a job with the U.S. Government, so she can represent her people.”

Her people? Apparently, her goal is not to benefit the American society, but to assist other illegal aliens in the quest to be accepted here by violating our laws and take advantage of American generosity.

Charles Schumer, now a Senator and who acknowledged back in 1989 that the previous amnesty measure had not lived up to expectations, now boasts of this latest effort saying

“that if a proposed immigration law overhaul is successful the estimated 11 million people in the U.S. illegally could come forward and earn a legal right to stay in the U.S.”

“Schumer also noted the political climate for immigration reform has changed. He said in prior years, most of the support was for tightening the borders, but more recent polls show a growing number of Americans also want to see undocumented residents be given a chance for permanent legal residency.”

And what was that line from king Obama above? “Continue to strengthen and secure our borders?”

Seems that isn’t going to be much of a priority, just as it never has over the years.

But we also see from Sen. John McCain as to why spineless Republicans are willing to cave and cater to Obama’s whims again when he states,

“Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote in the 2012 election and the last election’s results are a major reason now why more in the Republican Party are open to an immigration law overhaul.”

Once again, Republicans that lost big once they slid to the left are still fooling themselves by thinking they need to go further left, alienating those conservatives still willing to support them even more.

Republicans cannot and will not ever win elections by trying to out Democrat the Democrats. They just give us one party rule when we are sold out in that manner.

A comparison performed by the Monterey Herald shows that the two measures, the amnesty act of 1986 and now this latest amnesty act are more similar than they are different.

As reported by Fox News, Steve Camarota, director of research for the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies reveals the likelihood that the Cost of giving illegal immigrants path to citizenship could outweigh fiscal benefits, especially given that our economy is now much worse than what it was in 1986.

Commonly credited to Albert Einstein is the axiom, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

Our politicians in Washington D.C. continue to prove it!

5 Comments to “Repeating the Mistake of 1986”

  1. The moron in chief will scam this the same way he did the fiscal cliff rip off: More taxes now… we’ll MAYBE talk cuts later.

    Thanks to the RINO Rubio Ripoff, it will be “legalize all the illegals now, and we’ll TALK about securing the border later… maybe.”


  2. Obamanation will win this battle if we do not wake the Republicans up!!! How soon they forget the big mistake that President Ronald Reagan made in 1986 on making a deal with the Democrats that he would give Amnesty to 2 million Illegal Aliens if the Democrats would secre the Border and as we all know it did not happen. This was the biggest mistake that President Reagan ever made. President Dwight Eizenhower deported 2 million Illegal Aliens in 1953 and we have a much better way to do it today. How many more years must the American people put up with unsecured Borders with Mexican Drug Cartels and Terrorists and every other type of criminals crossing our Borders daily? How many more Americans will be killed, raped and robbed before Congress secures our Borders?

  3. congress doesn’t give a damn about How many more Americans will be killed, raped and robbed before Congress secures our Borders. congress is full of absolute morons.

  4. The Mexican mafia is active in over 200 US cities. These are the same characters who are wreaking havoc in Mexico. It will only get worse with amnesty – because not only will those people remain here, Congressional and White House refusal to do anything to stop further illegal immigration will mean even more will come here. Pretty soon we’ll see beheadings and people strung up from freeway overpasses on a regular basis. I believe that these things have already happened in some of the southern states.

    There will be a few in Congress that will speak out against the amnesty package, but not enough to stop it. I don’t know what the answer is to the problem of 12,000,000 people here illegally, but telling them they made the right choice by breaking the law can’t be the answer.

  5. For as long as I can remember, Conservatives have bemoaned the fact that voters have traditionally been offered choices amounting to Tweedledum or Tweedledee.
    Failed leadership in the ranks of the GOP often results in a fearful “me too” posture which satisfies no one and disappoints everyone. Now Sen. Rubio has jumped on the amnesty bandwagon in search of Latino votes, ignoring the fact that an unprincipled stand on any issue does not impress.
    Principle requires fortitude, without which no true leadership is possible.
    Americans have always prided themselves that theirs is a nation of laws and not men. We bow before no king upon a throne nor do we pay homage to a strong man with a .45 strapped to his hip; instead, we revere a code of laws, to wit: the U.S. Constitution, the constitutions of the several states and the laws made in pursuance thereof by our duly elected representatives.
    Our laws protect us in our homes and places of work; they assert our rights and are available to redress our injuries and, for the most part, they keep government from usurping powers it was not intended to have. Our laws, so American in character, literally define us as a nation.
    That is why we say that those who treat our laws with contempt, by their actions, render themselves contemptible.

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