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Gang of Eight’s Immigration Reform: Gang Members and Drunk Drivers are Welcome if …

Let’s cut to the chase. If the Gang of Eight’s so-called immigration reform legislation becomes law, expect the number of illegal aliens that will be legalized in a broken, crime riddled agency, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), to explode. Everyone from family members, step children, gang members and drunk drivers are welcome to apply. Moreover, as Crime & Incompetence: Guide to America’s Immigration Crisis documents, the USCIS can’t process legal immigrants competently let alone millions of illegal aliens. Even the Government Accountability Office has warned that the USCIS does not operate using “best practices.”

Gang of Eight bill welcomes gang members and drunk drivers.

On page 606 of the Gang of Eight’s 844-page legislation called, “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” under “Subtitle G—Interior Enforcement, Sec. 3701: Criminal street gangs,” we learn that gang members (with no prior convictions) can apply for a waiver by simply “renouncing” their associations with street gangs. 

“‘(ii) WAIVER.—The Secretary may waive clause (i)(II) if the alien has renounced all association with the criminal street gang, is otherwise admissible, and is not a threat to the security of the United States (bold mine).’’

On page 608 drunk drivers are welcome too if they have only been busted three times before the Gang of Eight’s bill is enacted.  

‘‘(J) HABITUAL DRUNK DRIVERS.—An alien convicted of 3 or more offenses on separate dates, at  least 1 of which occurred after the date of the enactment of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,  related to driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated is inadmissible (bold mine).’’ 

For illegal aliens who have already been kicked out of America? No problem if they have only been kicked out twice (page 614).

‘‘(c) REENTRY AFTER REPEATED REMOVAL.—Any alien who has been denied admission, excluded, deported, or removed 3 or more times  and thereafter enters, attempts to enter, crosses the border to, attempts to cross the border to, or is at any time found in the United States, shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, and imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both (emphasis mine).

Republican Senator Marco Rubio has quickly become the face of immigration reform. As I have repeatedly reported, despite what Rubio, and the others, including President Barack Obama, say there are not 11 million illegal aliens in America. There is no place to count them. Even if there were such a place, what illegal alien would go there to be counted? Not many, if any. Therefore whatever the real number of illegal aliens in America really is, that number will explode as the illegal aliens, (drunk drivers, and gang members), are all permitted to bring in family members.

Beginning on p. 59 of the Gang of Eight’s bill under Title II- Immigrant Visas, Subtitle A—Registration and Adjustment of Registered Provisional Immigrants, illegal aliens will now be called “Registered Provisional Immigrant.”

Later on p. 70 we learn:

“(B) FAMILY APPLICATION.—The Secretary shall establish a process through which an alien may submit a single application under this section on behalf of the alien, his or her spouse, and his or her children, who are residing in the United States. … “

Naturally stepchildren can come too. On page 322, the age for stepchildren has been amended from 18 to 21 years. When did 21-year olds become children? Who cares, it is more the merrier according to the Gang of Eight.

“Sec. 2310. Equal Treatment for All Stepchildren. Section 101(b)(1)(B) (8 U.S.C. 1101(b)(1)(B)) is amended by striking ‘‘eighteen years’’ and inserting ‘‘21 years.’’”

Meanwhile instead of fixing the existing, arbitrary bureaucracy that plagues the broken, crime riddled USCIS for legal immigrants, the Gang of Eight has made it worse by creating new categories, bureaucratic nightmares, and quotas out of thin air to add to the USCIS’s tasks of things to do. The bill creates a merit-based system green card (merit-based points track I & 2, page 27 & 256), and the blue card (page 151).

The Gang of Eight’s bill is like a bad reality TV show. How many points do you need to win a green card? You get 10 points if you speak English (page 262). If you are “in a zone 4 occupation” the alien shall be “allocated 8 points” (p. 261, line 14, ii) and so forth.

When the Gang of Eight claims that their bill must be passed because “the [immigration] status quo is unsustainable,” one must ask: who is responsible for the status quo? America’s leaders are responsible for the status quo. It’s the Gang of Eight.

Marinka Peschmann

Marinka Peschmann, the author of The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House and on the World Stage, Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer, and Crime & Incompetence: Guide to America’s Immigration Crisis, is a freelance investigative journalist. She has collaborated, ghostwritten, and contributed to books and stories from showbiz and celebrities to true crime, politics, and the United Nations. After fre

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