Immigration bill bloats to 867 pages

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By John Seiler

As I mentioned two weeks ago, the Gang of 8 immigration bill, S. 744, extended to 844 pages of indecipherable governmentese. Here’s an example of what I quoted:

Page 65:

17 (ii) EXCEPTIONS.—The discretionary 
18 authority under clause (i) may not be used 
19 to waive— 
20 ‘‘(I) subparagraph (B), (C), 
21 (D)(ii), (E), (G), (H), or (I) of section 
22 212(a)(2); 
23 ‘‘(II) section 212(a)(3); 
24 ‘‘(III) subparagraph (A), (C), 
25 (D), or (E) of section 212(a)(10); or 66

Seriously. That’s the actual wording of the bill. You can look it up.

It’s been amended and the new version now extends to 867 pages of indecipherable governmentese. It’s inching toward the preposterous 2,409 pages of Obamacare. When Obamacare was passed, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, famously said of it, “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy.” Three years later, we still don’t know what’s in it.

The same thing would happen if S. 744 ever becomes law, in whatever even more bloated size it might assume.

Although something has to be done on immigration, the last body to do it is the U.S. Congress. According to a poll in January, Congress is less popular than lice, Genghis Khan and getting a root canal.

Probably the best solution to the problem would be to exile all 535 members of Congress from the country and start over with new elections to replace them.


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  1. Donkey
    Donkey 7 May, 2013, 07:17

    This is how the RAGWUS, the PIC, and every bureaucracy operates. Make the wording or reading of the law or policy indecipherable, as to feel you are looking at hieroglyphics, then they can turn around and say the law means whatever the bureaucracy determines it to mean at the time.

    They refuse to use readable text solely because they are all lying thieves. 🙂

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  2. Hondo
    Hondo 7 May, 2013, 08:52

    The price tag for the immigration bill is above 3 trillion dollars,so far. It will allow the immigration of millions of muslims from countries that are terrorist havens. There is nothing in this bill that makes it easier to deport aliens that are on the terrorist watch list. They don’t get deported till after the bomb goes off.
    Obviously our culture isn’t compatible with the jihad-sharia culture that is a major part of islam.
    The latin hispanics that come up from the south are almost all Catholic’s, christians, and are much more compatible with our culture. Catholic churches in the USSA have been flooded with our southern newcomers and the bishops are delighted to see their churches full again. But our welfare state is causing inroads into the very strong Catholic families. Our welfare state has already destroyed the Black families.
    I hear that foreign snowboard instructors get a special exemption.

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