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Earlier: Biden’s Treasonous Immigration Bill Opportunity For GOP Leader To Say Two Words “Immigration Moratorium”

Thursday this week the Biden administration brought forth a bill on immigration. It comes in two versions, one for the Senate and one for the House, although the texts are well-nigh identical. Both versions are 353 pages long. [READ: Text of Biden-supported immigration bill, CNN, February 18, 2021]

My boss Peter Brimelow sent me the House version. I obediently settled down to read the thing.

By page 17 I was deep in the weeds.

SECTION 1102. ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS OF LAWFUL PROSPECTIVE IMMIGRANTS.

Subsection (a) IN GENERAL.—Chapter 5 of title II of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1255 et seq.), as amended by Section 1101, is further amended by inserting after Section 245B the following:

“SECTION 245C. ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS OF LAWFUL PROSPECTIVE IMMIGRANTS.

Subsection (a) REQUIREMENTS.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may adjust the status of a lawful prospective immigrant to that of a lawful permanent resident if the lawful prospective immigrant —

Paragraph (1) subject to subsection (b), satisfies the eligibility requirements set forth in section 245G(b), including all criminal and national security background checks and the payment of all applicable fees;

Paragraph (2) submits an application pursuant to the procedures under section 245G(b)(1);

Paragraph (3) has been a lawful prospective immigrant for not less than 5 years …

At about this point, I lost the will to live. In my defense, I’ll wager that I had already read more of the bill than any of the congresscritters who’ll be called upon to vote on it.

I resolved to do the best I could from secondary sources—that is to say, by poaching from the commentary of other pundits more fluent in Congressperanto than I am.

My shame in this case was assuaged by seeing, as one of the first things these more knowledgeable commentators all said, that the bill stands no chance of becoming law.

Why is that? Well, here you have a conflict of strategies.

The Holy Grail for Open Borders lobbyists—which is to say, all of the well-funded business and ethnic lobbies—has always been “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” That’s understood to mean a bait-and-switch model, a retread of Ronald Reagan’s 1986 law giving both sides what they want: mass Amnesty to please the lobbies, firm controls on employment and border security as boob-bait for the Bubbas. Once the law’s enacted, the Amnesty rolls ahead but the firm controls melt away quietly under judicial action and Executive Branch inaction.

That’s “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” It was tried with Arlen Specter’s 2006 bill, again with the McCain-Kennedy bill in 2007, and yet again with the Gang of Eight bill in 2013.

All these efforts failed; but hope springs eternal in the Open-Borders breast. With majorities in both houses, Biden’s people—how naturally we say “Biden’s people,” as if the President were just a holographic image, which he might as well be—figured it was time for another try at “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”

It actually isn’t, though. With the Covid pandemic, caravans of thousands assembling in Central America, and doubts about Mexico’s continuing fortitude in preventing those caravans crossing Mexican territory, a lot of Democratic congresscritters are getting spooked.

Here was Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, a Texas Democrat, talking this week to Politico.com:

Our party should be concerned. If we go off the rails, it’s going to be bad for us. Biden is going to be dealing with a minority in Congress if he continues down some of these paths.

‘Recipe for disaster’: Dem fears mount over immigration overhaul, by Sabrina Rodriguez and Marc Caputo, February 19, 2021

What to do, then? The lobbyists have to be appeased. And it would be really, really nice to have a big fat tranche of new Democrat voters in place before November 2024.

And I should say before proceeding that while I’ve been flinging around the time-honored expression “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” with gay abandon, this week’s bill is not actually a good fit for that term, as I have defined it. Most to this point: There does not seem to be any boob-bait for the Bubbas. Where are they, those clear promises to secure the border, punish employers of illegal aliens, and the rest?

The optimistic assumption must be that the Congressional drones who drafted this bill know that we know how bogus those promises were in past efforts at “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” and decided that it wasn’t worth their time to go on lying.

I call this the optimistic assumption because it does at least signal a slight increase in honesty.

The mooted solution: piecemeal reform. The magic word here is “reconciliation.” Here’s an explanatory quote from the New York Times:

[Open-borders activist Loretta Praeli] and other proponents … called on the President to promise that he would … use a budgetary tool known as reconciliation to enact smaller components of the legislation even as he pushes ahead with the larger effort.

Under Senate rules, legislation that significantly affects the nation’s budget can be passed with only a majority vote, avoiding filibuster rules that require the support of 60 senators. With the current 50-50 Senate, that would give Democrats the ability to pass reconciliation bills without Republican support and with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tiebreaking vote—if they can stay united.

Biden Signals He’s Flexible on Immigration Overhaul, by Michael D. Shear, February 17, 2021

Reconciliation is supposed to be restricted to issues of government tax and spending. But since well-nigh everything Congress does has some effect on those issues, the rules are highly fudgeable.

Legalizing illegal aliens would obviously affect tax revenues, for example—let’s reconcile!

So although this 353-page comprehensive reform bill is, by general agreement, a dead letter, expect a strategy shift to lots of itty-bitty bills squinched through the reconciliation process to effect the desired results.

ORDER IT NOW

I’ve tried to be fair-minded in my choice of commentators: just as examples, Neil Munro (cited below)and John Binder at Breitbart.com for the Americans First viewpoint, Eugene Robinson at the Washington Post and Scott Bixby at the Daily Beast for the immigration boosters.

I have to say, though, that it’s a lot easier finding commentary from the immigration patriot side than from the…other side.

Given the huge consequences for our country—for our children and grandchildren—inherent in any kind of change to immigration law, you’d think that commentators from every point of the opinion compass would be all over this week’s bill.

No: take it from a guy who’s been looking for good incisive commentary from all over, trying hard to suspend his own preferences when searching: America Firsters are way more interested in this bill than the Chamber of Commerce treason Lobbyists are.

OK, the Bill, Executive Summary: Crush American workers, especially white-collar college-graduate types. If there are still any deluded souls out there who look on the Democrats as the Party of the Little Guy, here’s one more wake-up call for them.

This bill amply demonstrates that the Democrats, as instantiated by the current administration and its congressional cohorts, are the party of the big corporations, their Main Stream Media shills, and the college rackets hungry for foreign students paying full tuition.

The little guy, if he’s a U.S. citizen, can go pound sand. This is true for both blue- and white-collar workers.

With blue-collar workers the issue is strongly linked to illegal immigration, which dominates the public conversation. This week’s bill deals with illegals in a way that looks designed to be chopped up into piecemeal bills for the reconciliation process.

  • The “Dreamers”—illegal aliens who came as minors, or who can produce fake documentation to that effect? Reconcile!
  • Illegals gifted with Temporary Protected Status because, while they were living here illegally, their home country suffered some disaster? Reconcile!
  • Agricultural workers who stayed on illegally after their H-2A visas expired? Reconcile!
  • Pretty much any other illegal who arrived before January 1st, or can fake having done so? Reconcile!

And notice a sneaky extra gift for illegals in the first three of those four categories—for the “Dreamers,” the TPSers, and the farm workers.

They get Amnesty and Green Cards, which in the normal way of things would mean that after five years on the Green Card they could get citizenship.

However, for these favored groups—CIS estimates their numbers at 3.5 million—for them, the wait period is only three years.[Amnesty: Comprehensive or Piecemeal?, by Mark Krikorian, February 18, 2021]

Why such a trivial change? Ah, you see, if these groups can be Amnestied by reconciliation this year, they can be citizens by November 2024!

Three and a half million grateful new voters!

On the white-collar side, the bill is flagrant and ruthless. Quote from Neil Munro at Breitbart:

Biden’s Amnesty bill would allow CEOs to dangle not just 75,0000 [green] cards each year—but millions of Green Cards to millions of white-collar workers around the world.

Crucially, there is no limit on the number of foreigners who can get work permits for U.S. jobs—they just have to have enough cash to enroll at a third-rate U.S. college to get work permits via the tax-favored, low-wage, unsupervised Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) programs.

Joe Biden’s Amnesty Bill Encourages Hiring of Foreign Graduates, February 18, 2021

So if you are a young American just about to graduate from college, loaded down with student-loan debt, looking for a good white-collar job—fuhgeddaboutit!

The big firms won’t hire you. They can get a foreign worker much cheaper with those no-limit work permits.

And while Johnny Foreigner is toiling away under that work permit, waiting the statutory period for one of those no-limit Green Cards, he is tied to the company like an indentured servant, unable to change employers.

Short title of this week’s bill, as given in both the House and the Senate versions: The U.S. Citizenship Act.

Accurate title: The Crush American Workers Act.

Inflammatory VDARE.com title: The Great Replacement Acceleration Act.

As a footnote, we could fairly ask: Given that there are these two approaches to legislating immigration reform—on one hand the big “Comprehensive” bill, on the other hand the piecemeal reconciliation jiggery-pokery—why did the Trump Administration attempt neither?

It’s true, and to Donald Trump’s credit, that he did some effective things to secure the borders and protect American workers.

He did them by Executive Action, though, and Biden’s people are now busy undoing them. There is no substitute for legislation.

So why didn’t the Trump Administration legislate?

They could have tried either strategy. They could have put a 350-page bill out there with every aspect of real, patriotic immigration reform spelled out in it, to get everyone talking about it. Or they could have gone the piecemeal route, jiggling away with legislative tricks to get key things done.

They tried neither. Why?

The answer was all too plain in that sorry televised White House meeting in January 2018, which I reported on at the time.

To jog your memory, there were 25 legislators at the meeting with Trump, 16 senators and 9 house-critters, from both parties. I computed their median immigration grade as recorded by the NumbersUSA rankings: the median was between D and D-minus.

Trump was an utter squish in that meeting. The low point was when Kevin McCarthy, a NumbersUSA B-plus, had to step in to prevent Trump giving away the farm to Dianne Feinstein.

From that point on I knew it was futile to expect much good on immigration from the Trump administration. I’m surprised we got the little we did get.

Yes: It seemed like a good idea in 2016, to support a Presidential candidate from totally outside the Washington swamp—most especially, from outside the corrupt and worthless halls of Congress. It was a good idea in principle. But the candidate just wasn’t up to it.

Assuming, which I think is more likely than not, that this new Administration crashes and burns Jimmy Carter-style, the hope for 2024 must be that somewhere in Congress there is a mole: a senator or congressman who knows his way around the place, knows all the tricks and anfractuosities—things like reconciliation—but who has been quietly biding his time, posing as a regular swamp-compliant front man for the big lobbies, but who is a Trumpist at heart, determined to put America and Americans first, if he can get in a position to do so.

I’m going to be carefully watching the inmates of Capitol Hill this next four years in hopes of spotting that guy—or, genuflecting to my Margaret Thatcher commemorative mug, that gal.

If I can’t spot him, her, or xim, I’ll be buying my plane ticket to Uruguay.

Without that guy, I can’t see any hope for the U.S.A.

John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by VDARE.com com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Rational says:

    IMMIGRATION IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY—JUDAISTS, TELL YOUR PUPPET BIDEN TO BAN IMMIGRATION.

    Thanks, Sir. The war on America by the Demogangsters, being the alien invasion, has begun.

    3 things:

    a. The USA is the 3rd most populous nation on earth, and the first two, China and India, have negative immigration (net emigration). USA must ban immigration.

    b. immigration-is-cancer.blogspot.com

    c. Judaists, who own and operate Biden, want to finish USA, with the alien invasion, but build a wall through town in Israel to keep out Palestinians, whose land they stole.

    See: https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2020/7/8/in-pictures-israels-illegal-separation-wall-still-divides

    Shame on all the Judaists who promote the alien invasion in USA. Please ban immigration in USA, too, Judaists. Have some shame. Or you all will be guilty of crimes against humanity.

  2. Meanwhile over at Irish Central the headline is, “Legislation that could give undocumented Irish a pathway to US citizenship introduced.” Followed by the usual what’s-in-it-for Ireland analysis.

    Never forget the unique Irish role in our immigration debate. They’ll say anything, they’ll quote Joyce and Yeats and Seamus Heaney, to get what they want, which is open (U.S.) borders. And it works! Reagan bought their misty-eyed you-owe-us crap, and so will “Irish-American” Biden.

    By the way, the reason we can’t have Medicare for all is because Biden knows that with his immigration scheme such a healthcare plan would be completely unworkable and ruinously expensive. Even too expensive for Democrats. So when you’re kicked off Obamacare because you lost your job and can’t afford $500 a month for the bronze plan, and can’t travel to Thailand for your heart surgery because medical tyrants have deemed you a Covid risk, remember why you may face bankruptcy due of health costs.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  3. It’s not Biden’s. It’s the Jewish Power’s. Biden is just a puppet.

    Terms like ‘MSM’, ‘leftists’, ‘Biden’, ‘Democrats’, and etc all obfuscate what’s really happening.

    Name the Jewish power.

  4. Polistra says:

    Another comprehensive and spectacular contribution from John Derbyshire, indicating why he is possibly the most important writer today.

    Now, having said that, I’d only add that Uruguay isn’t the Promised Land it once appeared to be. Its standard of living has become somewhat diminished in the past few decades–though, to be fair, so has that of its neighbors.

    Argentina, for example, was truly a first-world nation a couple of generations ago, and even Brasil seemed to be advancing in that direction. But demography is destiny and these nations have been swamped by (what in a more honest age were called) undesirables.

    There’s a lesson of some sort here for the USA. What could it be?

  5. Malla says:

    Murica will become a Third World shithole forever.

  6. @Bragadocious

    Universal health care has nothing to do with all that.
    1. Those who want private, can keep it.
    2. For those who want public — you put a small 1.5 — 2 % tax on wages, profits etc to pay for it. Co’s will be happy (never to be admitted) they’ll save 100’s of millions, if not billions not having to pay for employees’ private health.
    It’s not nano-tech or even rocket science.

    • Disagree: TTSSYF
    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  7. @Polistra

    Argentina & Brazil have been swamped by neoliberalism, US imperialism & DNA level domestic corruption.

  8. anonymous[353] • Disclaimer says:

    A country built mostly on white migration from Europe seems like an unlikely landing spot for Haitians. Yet nearly 105,000 flocked here in the last year [2017] — the equivalent of 1 percent of Haiti’s population — according to Chile’s border police. And hundreds continue to arrive daily, fearful that they may no longer be welcomed when a new Chilean government takes office on March 11.

    Haitians are streaming into Chile and Uruguay. Haiti is in its worst political crisis in 15 years. Soon Haitians will need to flee to safety to Florida.

    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
  9. onebornfree says: • Website

    This just in: there are no government solutions to “illegal” immigration problems, just as there are no government solutions to _any_ problem:

    “Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure” [Robert LeFevere].

    Previous government “solutions” to “problems” are what created the immigration “problem”.

    Government solutions never work:

    “Everything government touches turns to crap” Ringo Starr

    “The Immigration Scam”

    “….Arguments about immigration will always be with us. But it’s important to understand that the real issue isn’t freedom for immigrants – it’s your freedom.

    Immigrants will continue to stream into this country, legally or illegally, so long as there’s a Welcome Wagon waiting at the border – offering free education, free health care, free welfare and a free lunch. We need to put the Welcome Wagon out of business, so only people looking for freedom will want to come here.

    Until then, no law, no policy, no border patrol will stop the flood of illegals.

    Whose freedom is at stake?:

    Meanwhile, new laws to limit immigration will affect you considerably. You may think those laws will keep America pure, but they will succeed only in taking more of your liberty.

    Think about it. How will the government root out people who are in this country illegally? By checking their papers, of course.

    But how do they know whose papers to check? They don’t. So they’ll have to check everyone’s papers – including yours……..”

    From: “The Immigration Scam”:
    http://onebornfree-mythbusters.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-immigration-scam-by-harry-browne.html

    Regards, onebornfree

    • Disagree: thotmonger
    • Replies: @TG
  10. Supposed European nationalist concerned about the European-ness of the Americas are wasting their time. Defend Europe not Muttmerica.

    The future of European majority nations is in Europe, not muttmerica.

    Consolidate and defend the homeland. Fuck the colonies, they imported slaves, mixed with the natives and stole their land. Invade brown lands, get brown people, import Africans, get Africans. Simple as.

    America has and will once again become a brown country, what matters is that Europe remains European.

    I know this is a low blow but I have to say it

    Given the huge consequences for our country—for our children and grandchildren—inherent in any kind of change to immigration law, you’d think that commentators from every point of the opinion compass would be all over this week’s bill.

    sounds pretty rich coming from someone who irreversibly made his children and grandchildren into non Europeans. You can reverse immigration laws, expel immigrants, preserve European DNA in cryogenic storage, but you can never unmix your blood, especially as an offspring only a generation or two away from the initial mixing.

    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Wyatt
  11. @animalogic

    It has everything to do with immigration. You can’t put out a Medicare for all scheme and exclude foreign nationals (if you’re a Democrat). They must be included, which is why the idea can’t work. Even slow Joe understands that.

    • Replies: @animalogic
  12. TTSSYF says:
    @anyone with a brain

    I can’t disagree with what you write but have to ask: Is Europe defending itself against an influx of non-whites? Haven’t Europeans allowed millions of Arab Muslims and black Africans into their countries — Germany, France, Sweden? And to the outsider, it appears that England has become little more than an international flea market. We may be outnumbered here on the North American continent, but what’s Europe’s excuse?

    • Replies: @anyone with a brain
  13. TG says:
    @onebornfree

    Of note: Before 1965, illegal immigration to the United States was very low and had essentially zero economic and demographic impact. Because the laws were enforced.

    And even today, illegal immigration into places like Japan and Israel is basically zero. Even the Dominican Republic – which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti – seems able to stop illegal immigration.

    Open borders is a choice, not an inevitability.

  14. TG says:

    “It may appear to be the interest of the rulers, and the rich of a state, to force population, and thereby lower the price of labour, and consequently the expense of fleets and armies, and the cost of manufactures for foreign sale; but every attempt of the kind should be carefully watched and strenuously resisted by the friends of the poor, particularly when it comes under the deceitful guise of benevolence…”
    T.R. Malthus, “An Essay on the Principle of Population”, 1798

  15. … what matters is that Europe remains European.

    I’m afraid that ship has sailed failed.

  16. @TTSSYF

    Is Europe defending itself against an influx of non-whites?

    It is starting to do so, and it is being prevented from by the Atlanticist(Pro-American Europeans) in power.

    There are a lot of Americans who have a very pessimistic idea of European demographics, they buy into the silly meme banter and sensationalist right-wing (often from Zionist-“conservative and nationalist” sources) press stories about how Germany is a new Turkey, France a new North Africa and the U.K a new Pakistan, Sweden new Somalia etc.

    But if you look at the demographic facts and history Europe is a much better place than the Americas and the United States. Even geographically Europe is easier to defend.

    Most of the refugees in Europe are due to NATO Atlanticist wars. Wars that the continental Europeans(the leaders of France and Germany) were trying to prevent. I remember that the Americans were pissed that the Europeans didn’t support their stupid Zionist crime against humanity, they were so upset by Europeans standing up for their interest they renamed french fries to freedom fries. Following these wars and subsequent rise of Atlanticist leadership in Europe, there came to be a refugee problem and European leaders who sought to take in refugees rather than ship them to America, to be a burden on the wreckers of their homeland

    But despite this Europe’s demographics are way better than the U.S’s. There is where European civilization can stabilize and flourish, but it needs to drop NATO and the Atlanticist who hamstring a truly sovereign Europe.

    I am being a little conspiratorial here, but I think that the focus of energies on America is a little too convenient. To me focusing on America while Europe is way more valuable and easily salvageable is like zealously guarding your coin jar while neglecting the the wide open gold vault behind you. Turn around and close the gold vault and to hell with the few pennies in the coin jar. To stretch this analogy further the pennies in the coin jar, escaped the vault centuries ago, and rolled their little jar into the ocean and across the sea. Who benefits from our attention and being focused on the coin jar while the gold vault remains wide open and unguarded? That is why I view the American-focused nationalist with suspicion or regard them as rubes being manipulated by those who benefit.

    • Thanks: TTSSYF
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  17. @anyone with a brain

    Most of the refugees in Europe are due to NATO Atlanticist wars. Wars that the continental Europeans(the leaders of France and Germany) were trying to prevent.

    Uh, Sarkozy was the principal ringleader of the Libya invasion. And failed Libya is the portal for a lot of the refugees pouring into your beloved Europe. But yeah, they should all leave Nato. But they never will.

  18. @Bragadocious

    True, but I was focusing and referencing the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Where Europe really did try to take an independent foreign policy. After that Europe became more Atlantacist. The French and German leaders in 2003 Jacques Chirac and Gerhard Schroder were outspoken in their opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Sadly after them Sarkozy and other Atlanticist leaders came to power. Hopefully soon the people will wake up and start to ditch NATO. One big hope of the Trump presidency was that it might purposefully or accidentally end NATO. Trump had good instincts on American interventionism and the costs of operating overseas military bases.

  19. @Polistra

    Agreed wrt to John Derbyshire’s writing, but I didn’t want to mash the button due to your questions about Uruguay. Mind you, I’m not disagreeing, but I still keep it mind as a decent remote-enough-but-not-the-other-side-of-the-world place to bug out when, OK, BEFORE, the SHTF. I’ve been keeping up with Aaron in Montevideo on his MVD Standard.

    Yeah, Argentina was the up and coming first-world nation about a century ago. Yes, they fucked up. We’ve had a century to learn that lesson and 1/2 century of our own experience. “Where have all the White People gone, long time passing … when will they ever learn… when will they ever learn? …”

    • Replies: @Polistra
  20. @Bragadocious

    Although the present “refugees” in Europe may be due disproportionately to Anglo-Zionist wars, the Algerians in France and the Turks in Germany are a result of horribly misguided domestic policies.

    Agreed that the Europeans ought to ditch NATO and show Imperial Washington the door, but that’s very unlikely in the near term.

  21. All these “lawful prospective immigrants” must have broken some law, such as overstaying their visa, or entering the country illegally. Aren’t they just “illegal aliens”?

    353 pages long

    How do they manage it? Yes, I know I could find out by reading it, but I would give up even before page 17. I did a text search for “Israel” just in case it is true that every bill has a financial aid clause – this bill does not.

    Yes: It seemed like a good idea in 2016, to support a Presidential candidate from totally outside the Washington swamp—most especially, from outside the corrupt and worthless halls of Congress. It was a good idea in principle. But the candidate just wasn’t up to it.

    Agreed.

  22. SafeNow says:

    William Buckley, in his review of Camp of the Saints, asked: “Will you shoot them? Will you starve them?” Of course, he was being rhetorical. And so everyone within walking distance or possessing the price of a plane ticket is coming. Not even a wall would work, because the U,S. cannot abide having people starving on the other side of the wall. Buckley added that a single compelling sympathetic victim is all you need to influence overall policy. So, it doesn’t matter what the legislation or the executive orders say.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  23. I sympathize with Mr. Derbyshire’s frustration at trying to wade through a typical piece of proposed legislation. It’s an onerous task. This tip might help:

    Just after 9/11 I served as an outside consultant to the Congressional Research Service (CRS). If one wants to track legislation and get a sense of what a given piece of legislation entails a valuable resource is the CRS’s web site, https://www.congress.gov/. The current House and Senate bills are so recent that summaries and analyses of these are not yet available but will be before any major attempts at passage occur.

    Legislation is more often than not written as a long list of edits to the existing USC. This makes it virtually impossible to understand the legislation as written. Senators, congress critters, their aides, serious journalists, and the inevitable interested lobbyists all relay on the CTS and its website for their analyses of proposed legislation and tracking the progress of proposed legislation through the legislative process.

    It is a confusing process and Beltway insiders prefer to keep it that way. The confusion of voters works to the advantage of these insiders. As one example, lawmakers love to use the confusion of most voters regarding budget appropriations versus budget authorizations to suggest a serious effort to do something when there is actually little or no intention of ever doing it.

  24. Wyatt says:
    @anyone with a brain

    Having spoken to a number of young Europeans and finding them to be even more pozzed and bluepilled than the cafe au lait Mexican kids who work at my local Walmart, I can assure you that Europe isn’t worth the effort. They’re too comfy with the cuisine from the dark folk and their welfare state, the same welfare state that disincentivized Europeans from having replacement fertility rates.

    Honestly, it’s one of the most shocking things when I talk to some Euro-trash who’s so hellbent on bitching out “racism” and anything they might perceive as anti-black. Even though they live (for now) in functional ethno-states, they’re even worse than white libtards in the US. I can at least get a white lefty to admit that the black crime stats aren’t just a result of poverty and discrimination, but every single European I talked to on the matter dug their heels in and insisted that blacks and whites are fundamentally the same.

    This goes hand in hand with their anti-Americanism. They hate American foreign policy and healthcare debates, but they have no idea as to why any of this goes on. Ironically enough, they’re more accepting of the actual reasons as to why everything is FUBAR in the US, but they continue to think their wrong information is still valid and their opinions matter and that it’s just a matter of summoning the political will to shake off the Zionist ball and chain.

    Modern Europeans are obnoxious dodos. They’re harmless, preening idiots who are terrified of showing even a hint of spine despite the (compared to the US) mild Jewish influence in their politics. I would like to love them as a demographic or generational cohort as they’re somewhat more amiable than Americans, but goddamn are they stupid. If any of them figure out how to breed, their kids need to be taken to Russia so they don’t catch the stupid.

    • Agree: Polistra
  25. So why didn’t the Trump Administration legislate?

    They could have tried either strategy. They could have put a 350-page bill out there with every aspect of real, patriotic immigration reform spelled out in it, to get everyone talking about it. Or they could have gone the piecemeal route, jiggling away with legislative tricks to get key things done. They tried neither. Why?

    The answer was all too plain in that sorry televised White House meeting in January 2018, which I reported on at the time. To jog your memory, there were 25 legislators at the meeting with Trump, 16 senators and 9 house-critters, from both parties. I computed their median immigration grade as recorded by the NumbersUSA rankings: the median was between D and D-minus.

    The effective outcome of the Biden Internationalism is really of little different threat magnitude compared to the Trump Globalism implemented by Fake Security Clearance Jared.

    As counter-intuitive as it may seem at present, we are actually in some ways much better entrenched to face off against Biden’s Internationalists, because you will be repelling an attack from the front.

    With the Jared administered Globalists, you would have sustained an encirclement – a pincer attack that would have been employing eager mercenary auxiliaries from the right, as devoted allies.

    Biden can propose this all day long, however the strucutural impasse is that any attempt to bring such a plan to fruition will out of necessity bring the final death-knell onto the Republican Party,
    meaning that those who would have rubber stamped the Trump/Jared endless waves of effectively permanent guest workers for ‘Tim Apple’ and DACA amnesty for aliens, have little option but to fight Biden’s Internationalists.

    The duopoly is the core problem.

    The Republican modus operandi is to deceptively propose good policy during campaign season, and to legislate for their donor class when they obtain power.

    The Democratic version is to honestly propose what is truly horrific policy, using a calculated method of stoking divisions within the electorate, to gain control.

    There isn’t any victory to be had within this ‘for profit’ duopoly –
    only a Byzantine-like stratagem of increasingly less effective delaying actions.

    We are running low on Pechenegs..

  26. Polistra says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Yeah, I hear you. A good (fellow American) friend of mine lived and worked in Montevideo for many years–up until the early 90s. From his accounting the place’s best days are behind it. Definitely not a collapse on the order of Argentina or Venezuela, but disappointing all the same.

    Not incidentally, there has been a demographic deterioration in all three countries. But then we have one of our own, don’t we. And we’re furiously importing tens of millions more from the far corners of the third world. The MSM only show the ‘winners’ among the influx. The superior, intelligent, productive ones. They’re a tiny minority.

  27. Miro23 says:

    Assuming, which I think is more likely than not, that this new Administration crashes and burns Jimmy Carter-style, the hope for 2024 must be that somewhere in Congress there is a mole: a senator or congressman who knows his way around the place, knows all the tricks and anfractuosities—things like reconciliation—but who has been quietly biding his time, posing as a regular swamp-compliant front man for the big lobbies, but who is a Trumpist at heart, determined to put America and Americans first, if he can get in a position to do so.

    It’s already being sorted out in Spain where the problems are about the same – Woke with mass Muslim immigration. The US needs VOX USA:

    Vox: the meteroric rise of Spain’s far right party
    https://www.thelocal.es/20191111/vox-the-meteroric-rise-of-spains-far-right-party

    Note the obligatory use of the “Far Right” label – but it’s actually centrist/nationalist.

  28. @anonymous

    “Soon Haitians will need to flee to safety to Florida.”

    … legally or not, where they will be welcomed with open arms and given welfare, work permits and free medical care for the rest of their lives. America is the greatest nation in the world — just not for Americans!

  29. Ragno says:

    My shame in this case was assuaged by seeing, as one of the first things these more knowledgeable commentators all said, that the bill stands no chance of becoming law.

    John, John, John…..you and I both know that the horror movie which the once-proud American epic has gradually turned into is marked, time and again, by assurances that suicidal legislation; the self-loathing necessary to sponsor such laws and bills; and the ever-increasing power and prominence of the gleeful destroyers of our nation writing and supporting such legislation – “stood no chance” of becoming the dominant nightmare reality dragging us all down to perdition.

    Do you know why you live in that sleepy Westchester suburb you now call home? Let me remind you: it’s the safe haven you ran scurrying to years ago; to ESCAPE the filth and violence and chaos sure to follow when the things that “stood no chance” somehow defied the odds and became the standard American operating procedure – just before the smoothly-running machinery of civil society began predictably clanking and sputtering, before grinding to a halt. That change of locale bought you a few more years of pretending everything was still okay, and you could resume puttering in your garden, poring over your history-of-mathematics books, and sighing in disappointment at how many people on “your” side of the aisle continue to fall prey to the Jew thing, while the threat of the American Mau-Mau continues to mount.

    And now, of course, given the ideological slam-dunk a few clumsily-rigged elections have won for the party of Orwell’s Boot – none of which “stood any chance” of being pulled off in a society as technologically-competent as ours – you’re quietly cross-referencing demographic charts with real-estate sites in preparation for your next exit, to still higher ground.

    At what point do you catch on that Can’t Happen Here is code for Has Already Begun?

    • Replies: @Rex Little
  30. @Bragadocious

    Sorry, don’t agree. Universal care is for citizens & permanent residents. No if’s, buts, or maybes.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  31. @animalogic

    Thank you. Not sure that any non-citizens should receive taxpayer-funded medical/dental care, though, even legal permanent residents, except emergency care — and they should have to pay something back for that later.

    On the contrary, anyone applying for temporary or permanent legal residency in the USA should be required to present proof that he has purchased approved medical and dental insurance policies. It is simply a component of the sensible hoary principle that immigrants should not be a burden on taxpayers and the public fisc.

  32. @Bragadocious

    You’re probably right. But couldn’t active “European” resentment and resistance against the US and NATO increase as Europe’s population becomes far more Muslim and non-European?

    For example, when 25% of the French electorate and 35% of its population are non-European Muslims, could they get France out of NATO? Same question for formerly-great formerly-Britain.

    What percentage of people in France or England (not “UK”) under age 21 are non-European Muslims? That tells us about the likeliest medium-term future for “Europe.”

    Ironically, the growing anti-American (and anti-white, anti-Christian) Muslim block in Europe may do us Americans a favor. We Americans would not be made any less secure by the European countries leaving NATO. We might be better off without the warmongers and aliens in control of “our” government being able to use NATO to foment European tension, threatening deployments and drills by European militaries, and eventually war against Russia.

  33. Aren’t we forgetting that Ronald Reagan supported open borders in his 1980 campaign and in his 1988 Farewell Address?

    An interesting corrective to this latest eruption of fake news https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/02/22/joe-biden-and-open-borders-as-if/

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  34. @Ragno

    Do you know why you live in that sleepy Westchester suburb you now call home?

    Not to pick nits or anything, but I’m pretty sure Derb lives in Suffolk County, not Westchester.

  35. I never believed Trump was serious about limiting immigration. Why should he be? His businesses benefit from cheap labor as much as any others–possibly more, considering the demographics of the typical hotel housekeeping staff.

  36. @SafeNow

    We need some border States to deploy their National Guard and shoot all invaders. Otherwise there is no such thing as a border or a country — or a society that has the cultural and linguistic commonality, the common traditions and mores and legends, the cohesion, and the mutual trust to survive as an advanced, prosperous, safe, stable civilization.

    More tangible and measurable, we will experience chronic water shortages in more and more of the country, and eventually mass death from lack of water, if we keep admitting tens of millions more people. Parts of California and neighboring States have been closer to this than we like to believe, and the population is not decreasing.

    Obviously we cannot count on the people in charge of the federal government to keep them out. Both halves of the Globalist War Party, are a fifth column, so it falls to the States and counties to use the necessary force to keep invaders out, and forcibly deport illegal aliens who are already here.

    What would the fed gov DO, exactly, if some patriotic States with balls started actually forcibly defending the border? Let them deploy the US military to stop them and see what the public reaction — and the National Guard reaction — will be.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  37. A byproduct of this is going to be “Land Fill Boomers” I predict. More unclaimed bodies and if they are claimed they will just be cremated and dumped in the trash or down the sewer. Fucking worthless generation.

    • Disagree: RadicalCenter
  38. Spangel12 says:

    I truly fear what will happen to this country when Africans realize they can just move here en masse. I don’t want to think about the utter horror show that will ensue when millions of Bantus with no Caucasian admixture come and settle in the US and then bring more millions of their extended families as the decades pass.

    At this point, I should be the one moving out of the US to somewhere else. Estonia maybe?

    • Replies: @Alfred Muscaria
  39. A new caravan is forming, this time Haitians and Africans, entering Peru from Brazil and going (you guessed it) North.
    https://www.laprensalatina.com/migrants-authorities-clash-on-peru-brazil-border/

  40. @Spangel12

    “At this point, I should be the one moving out of the US to somewhere else. Estonia maybe?”

    There is nowhere to go. Even if they let you in you might gain 10 more peaceful years but globohomo will find you. Even then you have will have close to zero legal status in most places you would probably want to live. I heard horror stories of government officials confiscating property in India and Mexico after the Goras/Gringos made nice homes there.

  41. @Observator

    Thank you for the links. Reagan was garbage and a sellout.

  42. Corvinus says:
    @RadicalCenter

    “We need some border States to deploy their National Guard and shoot all invaders.”

    LOL, why do YOU go there and protect it yourself if you believe our nation is being overrun. Make sure to complete the proper paperwork.

    “What would the fed gov DO, exactly, if some patriotic States with balls started actually forcibly defending the border?”

    Go ahead, what is stopping YOU? Oh, yeah, balls…

    • Thanks: Truth
    • Replies: @dimples
  43. dimples says:
    @Corvinus

    One man going straight to jail, where his balls are removed for him. The police state is drooling for the opportunity to rake in lots and lots of ‘far-right white supremacists’.

    Sadly, in the land of massive private gun-ownership, this turns out to be only of any use when the police state has already collapsed. Then you need your guns for either 1. defending yourself against your fellow far-right white supremacists, 2. shooting Blacks! and mexicans, 3. dominating hippies and their women, or 4. shooting millions of antifa zombies in the head.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  44. Corvinus says:
    @dimples

    There is no “police state”, friend. Why do some posters insist on providing their own definitions for terms?

    And, as I suspected, you are one of those individuals who are fond of saying the time is “not now”. Sure, “when the police state collapses”, then you and “your kind” will take action. LOL, the Orcs have already inundated the Shire, right? So rather than lead a frontal assault, you are still sounding the alarm, hoping someone else will lead the charge.

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