Immigration reform creating jobs … for lawyers

Lawyers, Cagle, July 27, 2013June 27, 2013

By John Seiler

As I’ve mentioned, I’m for some kind of immigration reform — just not the 844-page monstrosity, S. 744, the Senate just passed, 68-32. Nobody knows what’s in it, not even its authors. To read its impenetrable legislativeese is impossible.

But I like to provide a little taste of the absurdity. This is from page 843:

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary may from
15 time to time prescribe regulations increasing or de
16 creasing any dollar amount specified in paragraph
17 (6) of section 203(b) of the Immigration and Nationality
Act, as added by section l18 2, subparagraph
19 (X) of section 101(a)(15) of such Act, as added by
20 section 4801, or subsection (s) of section 214, as
21 added by 4802.

Which Secretary is that? The Secretary of Homeland Security, the unconstitutional, Stasi-style police-state agency Bush pushed on us?

Or is it the secretary that takes notes at the Stasi meeting?

It’s impossible to say. But some people are going to make a lot of money trying to figure it out. The Mercury News reported:

“So sweeping and complex is the immigration bill set for a final vote this week in the U.S. Senate that it will bring an unintended bonanza for one American constituency: the thousands of immigration lawyers who will be hired to interpret it.

“Many of them began gathering in San Francisco on Wednesday for an annual conference to talk shop about America’s immigration code, a hefty tome that could soon get even weightier.”

By 844 pages. And that’s just a start. Interpreting the 844 pages will bring many thousands more regulatory pages.

Why don’t we just grant all 7 billion people on planet earth automatic American citizenship rights? That would be cheaper because the lawyers all would be out of work.


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  1. Hondo
    Hondo 27 June, 2013, 21:46

    There is a $5,000 penalty for hiring an American citizen over an immigrant. Its the Obamacare penalty. Immigrants can’t sign up for Obamacare for 10years according to the just passed bill. But employers have to give Amerikan workers Obamacare or pay the fine. If the employers hire immigrants, no Obamacare and no fine.
    Just how are young black kids in Chicago supposed to get a job now, that this immigration bill penalizes the employers for hiring them over immigrants. This guarantees that the slaughter of young black men _naaw a9tinue. This bill guarantees that young black men in this country _naawbe forced into gang life and drug dealing. Let alone old white men like me.

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  2. Hondo
    Hondo 27 June, 2013, 21:51

    What happened to that last post. The last three lines should read.
    This guarantees that the slaughter of young black men will continue. This bill guarantees that young black men in this country will be forced into gang life and drug dealing. Let alone old white men like me.

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  3. us citizen
    us citizen 28 June, 2013, 10:59

    NSA probably did it……………:)

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  4. Donkey
    Donkey 28 June, 2013, 19:38

    Hondo is correct!

    Ted Cruz Exposes Amnesty Bill: $5000 Penalty For Hiring Citizens Over Legalized Aliens

    We can’t possibly expect our Senators to read a 1200 page bill before voting on it. Can we? Well Thank God Ted Cruz read it. Not only did Cruz read it but he schooled anyone who would listen from the Senate floor on Tuesday. Cruz found a loophole that actually penalizes an employer $5000 for hiring a citizen over a legalized alien. Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up. Senator Cruz was quoted as saying:

    “I filed an amendment that would have corrected one of the most egregious aspects of the gang of eight bill as it intersects with Obamacare legislation, namely a penalty imposed on U.S. employers for hiring U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents. This bill says if an employer hires a citizen or a legal immigrant, the IRS can impose a $5,000 penalty on that employer. But if the employer instead hires someone with RPI status, that penalty will go away. That is utterly and completely indefensible.”

    “Nobody in this body wants to see African-American unemployment go up. Nobody wants to see Hispanic unemployment go up, youth unemployment go up, union household unemployment go up, legal immigrant unemployment go up. Yet every one of those will happen if this Gang of Eight bill passes without fixing this problem. If that happens, all 100 members of the U.S. Senate will be accountable to our constituents for explaining why we voted to put a federal penalty on hiring U.S. citizens and hiring legal immigrants. I hope this body will choose to pass my amendment and fix this grave defect in the Gang of Eight legislation.”

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  5. Ulyesses Uhaul
    Ulyesses Uhaul 29 June, 2013, 08:33

    What saps… elect rabid right wing goose steppers who get paid off by globalists…..Rubio….McShame….etc.

    You would do so much better electing cigar store Indians!

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