Friday, February 7, 2020

New Immigration Bill - It's Bad, REALLY Bad

Fortunately, at this point, only the Usual Suspects have signed up for it. But, I think we have to nip it in the bud. A quick reading of it brought up the following points in the bill:

New Way Forward Act

Downloaded as BILLS-116hr 5383.pdf

  1. Outlaws use of private prisons/detention centers. Mandates facilities operated by DHS (this must indicate that they know DHS is Deep State in toto).
  2. They are going to try to squeeze in some gov'ment money for the NGOs operated by their buddies:
    1. “Beginning on the date that is 3 years after the date of the enactment of this Act, any such program or facility shall be owned and operated by a nonprofit organization or by the Department of Homeland Security. “
  3. They are going to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act
    1. What this affects is something called Conditional Parole, which enables release of an alien upon posting a bond. What it does NOT do is enable that alien to adjust their status, for example, by marrying a citizen. That, by this bill, will completely change.
    2. All unaccompanied “children” will be dealt with as though they were a victim of Trafficking. And, we know that their definition of "child" is flexible - VERY flexible.
    3. What also happens as a result of this bill is put ridiculous time restrictions on our judicial system, with the result that MOST, if not ALL, of those detained will have to - by law - be released in the “least restrictive” manner. Lotsa luck getting them back after release.
      1. “The fact that an alien has a prior conviction or a criminal charge pending against the alien may not be the sole factor to justify the continued detention of the alien.”
      2. “the immigration judge shall consider, for purposes of setting the amount of the bond, the alien’s financial resources and ability to pay the bond without imposing financial hardship on the alien.”  God forbid we might not worry about the alien’s ability to enjoy the Good Life!
    4. Who is considered a “vulnerable person” for the purposes of getting a pass on detention?
      1.  the term ‘vulnerable person’ means an individual who—
      2. ‘‘(A) is under 21 years of age or over 60 years of age; 
      3. ‘‘(B) is pregnant; 
      4. ‘‘(C) identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, 14 transgender, or intersex; Leftists - now outsourcing gender victimhood to aliens
      5. ‘‘(D) is victim or witness of a crime; 
      6. ‘‘(E) has filed a nonfrivolous civil rights claim in Federal or State court; 
      7. ‘‘(F) has a serious mental or physical illness or disability; Oh, great! Like we don't have enough wackos here already.
      8. ‘‘(G) has been determined by an asylum officer in an interview conducted under section 235(b)(1)(B) to have a credible fear of persecution or a reasonable fear of persecution.
      9. “(H) has limited English language proficiency and is not provided access to appropriate and meaningful language services in a timely fashion; or 
      10. ‘‘(I) has been determined by an immigration judge or the Secretary of Homeland Security to be experiencing severe trauma or to be a survivor of torture or gender-based violence, based on information obtained during intake, from the alien’s attorney or legal service provider, or through credible self-reporting. Because all those reporters are completely reliable.
      11. In short, if you want to be here, we can’t stop you.
    5. This part should be titled the “NGO Full Employment Section”
      1. —The Secretary of Homeland Security shall establish programs that provide alternatives to detaining aliens, which shall offer a continuum of supervision mechanisms and options, including community-based supervision programs and community support. The Secretary may contract with nongovernmental community-based organizations to provide programs, which may include case management services, appearance assistance services, and screenings of aliens who have been detained. 
    6. Many of the changes mandated in the bill relate to time between hearings, such as this:
      1. “not later than 48 hours after being taken into custody, the arrested alien is provided with a hearing before an immigration judge to determine whether there is probable cause as required by this section”
      2. That’s ridiculous - you can barely search, process, de-louse, and medically examine a person in 48 hours, if they are coming in fast enough - as they have in recent invasions. To force agents to also run them through criminal searches, put together the paperwork, ready them for court, and - oh, yeah - allow the agent to put in 4-5 hours for sleep before court convenes, is just not possible. And, that IS the point of these changes.
    7. In the Section titled Statute of Limitations:
      1. Five years will be the outside limit. So, all the released aliens have to do is to evade capture for 5 years, and they are home free.
    8. Redefining Criminal-System-to-Removal Pipeline
      1. Reclassifies crimes so that conviction cannot be used to justify removal.
      2. “only an alien who has been convicted of an aggravated felony for which a term of imprisonment of not less than five years was imposed shall be considered to have been convicted of a particularly serious crime.’’ 
      3. These changes will apply to crimes committed BEFORE the act.
        1. “—The amendments made by this section shall apply to—
          1. (1) admissions and conduct occurring before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act; and 
          2. (2) convictions and sentences entered before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act. 
    9. Like I said, a Get-out-of-jail-free card, for aliens only.
  4. I have no words:
    1. ‘‘Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an immigration judge may grant any relief or deferral from removal, including withholding of removal, to any individual who is otherwise eligible for such relief but for a prior criminal conviction, or the commission of or a finding of the commission of other conduct described in section 212(a)(2), 237(a)(2), or 237(a)(3), if the immigration judge finds such an exercise of discretion appropriate in pursuit of humanitarian purposes, to assure family unity, or when it is otherwise in the public interest.’’
    2. Translation: those chuckleheaded Leftists judges may override US law and common sense without worry about being overruled.
  5. Title V - Prohibition Against Performance of Immigration Officer Functions by State and Local Officers and Employees
    1. This is a definite worsening of the current situation, which would - nationwide - forbid local and state employees from enforcing national law. It’s an end-run around established custom and practice.
  6. Title VI - Decriminalize Migration - the title speaks for itself.
  7. Title VII - Right to Come Home (“home” being the USA)
    1. Also requires DHS to foot the bill for returning the aliens to the USA to pursue their claims. We have to PAY for their illegal entry.

This proposed bill is beyond bad. Anyone who in ANY way is associated with it should be targeted for removal by election. Please, contact your House representatives, and find out where they stand. Any response other than "HELL, no!" should be taken as support for the bill.

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1 comment:


This is the Left openly stating "We value illegal aliens and their welfare - no matter how criminal they are - over the safety of Americans and America".