We predict, they comply

January 29, 2013

PoliPundit, November 9th:

It’s not funny, because that’s exactly what an amnesty bargain would look like. It’ll have goodies for everyone:

  • For hopelessly deluded yahoos like me, mandatory E-Verify.
  • For big business, cheap “guest” workers.
  • For conservatives, probably a 15-year delay before a single illegal is able to vote.

    It won’t be called a 15-year delay, but there’ll be something like a 10-year “temporary” work permit, followed by the ability to apply for permanent residency, AKA a Green Card. Green Card holders can usually apply for citizenship in 5 years.

  • For liberals, the prospect of a permanent liberal majority after 15 years.

The news, now:

First, immigrants would apply for temporary legal status by registering with the government, completing a background check and paying a fine. Before any immigrant could obtain a green card, “a commission comprised of governors, attorneys general, and community leaders living along the Southwest border” must recommend that the government has taken enough steps to beef up border security and has also implemented a system that tracks when temporary visitors have left the country. It’s unclear how long that would take, especially since border state governors are divided on how secure the border is now and ideally should be in the future.

The plan also says that no undocumented immigrant would receive a green card until every legal immigrant who is currently waiting for a green card has already received it. Wait times for green cards can be as long as 20 years in extreme cases, depending on whether the applicant is being sponsored by an employer or a family member. Family-based immigration, especially when a U.S. citizen is attempting to sponsor his or her sibling, can have especially long wait times.

The blueprint says the senators want to reduce these wait times and drastically increase legal, high-skilled immigration, so it’s possible that the bill could expedite the process. If not, illegal immigrants seeking a green card could be waiting for decades.

Just as Ted Kennedy did with his immigration expansions in the 1960s, today’s liberals are willing to wait decades to cement a permanent liberal majority. Meanwhile, today’s Republicans can only think of (ephemeral) short-term political gain from attempting to appease immigrants.

14 Responses to We predict, they comply

  1. ken_phd on January 29, 2013 at 2:58 pm


    I am pleased to see Lindsey Graham out in front supporting this effort. It will make it easier to eliminate him in his next primary.

  2. allie on January 29, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Now that we are going to make illegal immigrants “legal” does that mean that American citizens can choose which laws we want to ignore without penalty? If illegal immigrants (who by the way are criminals) are allowed to break the law as the first thing they do when they come here, why can’t everyone else just decide which laws we don’t want to follow?

    No other country allows illegal immigrants to come in without penalty. The only reason it happens here is because the democrats don’t care if you are an illegal immigrant, dead, or care how many times you vote as long as you vote democrat. Republicans won’t tell the truth because they are afraid of being called racist. Shame on both parties.

    • KevPB on January 29, 2013 at 8:53 pm

      Plain spoken and spot on. Well said Allie.

    • Jim,MtnViewCA,USA on January 30, 2013 at 8:40 am

      Wouldn’t it be great if _one_ party stood up for America, at least?

  3. Pavlov on January 30, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    “Shower time in the Gulf of Tonkin”

    Type that, and every single time, ATTILA, aka IP727, gets a teeny weenie erection.

    It’s Pavlovian…but there it is.

    If you are packing heat…concealed carry…there is a direct connection to your pee-pee…

    …just ask ATTILA, aka Ip727.

  4. Cal the crazy ass liberal on January 31, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Yep, Pavlov is me too. I can’t help myself. I am OCD when it comes to spreading my hateful, ignorant extremist views via numerous sock puppet trolls. wbh

    • ip727 on January 31, 2013 at 5:45 am


  5. This thread is dead on January 31, 2013 at 4:28 am

    This thread is dead.

    Once sock puppets start complaining about sock puppets, then the thread is dead.

    Show of hands, how many posters have stormed off these comment sections in a hissy fit…then slunk back using a new name.

    “The Ace”, for sure, stormed off numerous times, then came back. Who else?

    • ^ The troll above is hatemongering scum on January 31, 2013 at 10:27 am

      The sick troll above seems to have an obsessed fetish for someone called with “The Ace”.
      Why do these twisted lefty weirdos spend all of their time on Conservative blogs anyway? Oh right, so they can try to spew their hate and bile (very typical for liberals). LOL!! At least the lefty slug is proving to everyone what an utterly pathetic excuse for a human being he/she has become by embracing the hatemongers of the left.

      Seek help, scumbag.

      • This thread is dead on February 3, 2013 at 12:45 am

        The trolls always loved besting The Ace, and now mention of him brings out the spittle flecking posters like above, which use fake names to hide their obsessed fetish with trolls.

        • Die Commie Die on February 4, 2013 at 9:59 am

          “which use fake names…”

          ^ Pot to Kettle,

          You’re a hypocrite (and an idiot, but we already knew that)

  6. Republican Renaissance 2016 on January 31, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Were you ever able to determine if Mark Kelly is a Republican or a Democrat?

  7. You're adorable on February 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    You’re totally adorable! Here’s another of your famous predictions… http://polipundit.com/?p=33313

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    • You're full of hate on February 12, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Go back to sleep, dummy.