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Senate Passes Bill That Fails to Fix Immigration and Border Security
Posted By James Carafano On June 27, 2013 @ 4:46 pm In Featured | Comments Disabled
“The Americans will always do the right thing,” Winston Churchill (who was half-American) once declared, “after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.”
The Senate proved today—in passing a massive, complicated, budget-busting bill that fails to fix our flawed immigration system and broken borders—that it has not yet exhausted all its alternatives.
Instead, the Senate delivered a monstrosity of a measure that takes the worst from the failed “amnesty-first” formula tried in the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act and pairs it with the politics of Obamacare—layering in backroom deals and Rube Goldberg-style mechanisms  for funding and enforcing the law.
This bill heads to the House now. Whether or not all the Senators read the 1,000-plus pages, they are responsible for it. The bill is:
The House should reject the idea that amnesty is a model for immigration reform. Instead, Congress should pick a positive path to reform .
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URLs in this post:
 Rube Goldberg-style mechanisms: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg_machine
 Starting with amnesty: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/03/encouraging-lawful-immigration-and-discouraging-unlawful-immigration
 trillions of dollars: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/05/the-fiscal-cost-of-unlawful-immigrants-and-amnesty-to-the-us-taxpayer
 pick a positive path to reform: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/06/advancing-the-immigration-nation-heritages-positive-path-to-immigration-and-border-security-reform
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