Ted Cruz has exposed the Senate Immigration Bill for what it really does, establishes "de facto" affirmative action for those who entered the country as criminals.
And while that fact alone should be enough to stop this steam roller in its tracks, there's more. Illegals will get by with more crimes and lesser penalties THAN LEGAL US CITIZENS!
And as if that is not enough, there's this:
Oh and to sweeten the pot, the Gang of 8 bill of course comes with a heaping helping of pork in the way of a new stimulus package.
The original Gang bill ended with a section designated Title IV, which was headlined REFORMS TO NON-IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAMS. The Hoeven-Corker version of the bill added a Title V, with the headline JOBS FOR YOUTH. The measure would provide $1.5 billion in the next two years to provide jobs for Americans between the ages of 16 and 24. It was originally pushed by Democratic Sen. Bernard Sanders, who wanted to come to the aid of young workers who were “hard hit by the Wall Street-caused recession.” Now, Sanders says immigration reform will further damage youth job prospects.
According to Sanders, each state would receive a minimum of $7.5 million to run a summer jobs program for young people in 2014 and 2015. States with high youth unemployment would receive a lot more. Many of the bill’s provisions are based on President Obama’s American Jobs Act, which Congress never passed. Sanders claims it would be paid for by “imposing a temporary $10 fee on employers who hire guest workers and international workers who receive green cards.” [Washington Examiner]
It may be up to the House to block this mess.