Update IV: Immigration reform is dead and Obama’s plans for executive orders to ram through immigration reform are dead. Federal judge: Obama/DHS can’t let DREAM-eligible illegals stay if the law says they should be deported:
“Remember O’s big election-year immigration pander, declaring that he was going to exercise his “discretion” as chief executive not to deport young illegals who would have qualified for amnesty under the DREAM Act that’s never passed Congress? That was his way of trying to consolidate the Latino vote before November. More importantly, it was a precedent for what he might do if the Gang of Eight bill collapses and immigration reform falls apart in the Senate this summer. If he could grant de facto unilateral amnesty to DREAMers by simply choosing not to deport them, couldn’t he do the same with broader classes of illegals? If he can, it’s major leverage over Republicans who oppose immigration reform but tremble at the thought of Obama trying to mobilize Latinos next year with some grand pander.
The court’s verdict: Nope, Obama and DHS can’t choose not to deport people if federal law says deportation is required.“
We’ll say it again: Immigration reform is dead. Immigration reform is as dead as Tamerlan’s rotting corpse.
Update III: The joke that started on Big Pink is no longer a joke. On the Monday of the Boston Bombing we highlighted a comment by Valleyboy: “Has this been blamed on the sequester yet? You know, the one Republicans are to blame for.” The early blame-the-sequester-for-the-attacks attack failed. But fear not comedians. Today the lawyers for the Boston killer say they cannot proceed with their defense because of – sequester cuts. No sequester cuts for ObamaCare though.
In other news from the ridiculous MSNBC is suggesting that rap music is to blame, not the previous excuse which was boxing. It certainly does not occur to MSNBC and the DailyKooks that perhaps the answer lies closer to home. It can’t possibly be a religion problem can it? Can it? Of course, as USAToday reports, the Mosque attended by Tsarnaevs has radical ties. Hey, we’re still waiting (as we wrote last Tuesday) for Muslims around the world and particularly American Muslim individuals and organizations along with mosques to denounce radical Islam and the Boston Terror Bombing killers. Waiting… waiting… waiting…. Qui tecat consentere. Well, at least Joe Biden said “Islamists” at the funeral of a murder victim of the Boston Terror Attack Bombing Brothers.
Speaking of radical ties, Bill Ayres admits that Obama’s career started in Ayres’ very own living room fundraiser. That’s a fact Obama and Robert Gibbs had denied. And lantern jawed Michelle Obama worked with terrorist Bernadine Dohrn, Ayres’ wife at the law firm. That’s the law firm where Michelle met Barack.
Update II: Love the immigration bill or hate the immigration bill, it’s dead. At some point the opposition will begin the search and destroy mission. That point might have come today:
“They’re acting out of desperation, and what we’ve gotten from that is a disaster of a bill. Well it’s got to stop. Republicans need to snap out of it, wake up, and kill this bill. Circumstances have changed. Obama lost on the sequester and lost on gun control. The left is tearing itself apart on energy issues and making a fool of itself on terrorism. There’s no need for conservatives to go along with nonsense like this bill. It’s time to stop the surrender. This spirit of capitulation ends here, ends now.”
Rand Paul is beginning to run away; Paul Ryan, like a fresh faced French recruit racing to join Napoleon in Moscow as the retreat begins, joined in on Monday with his support; Marco Rubio is gallantly fighting on, for now at least:
“Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.”
Surprise! Peggy Noonan who loved to trash this website agrees with us on what’s going to happen to immigration reform:
As for immigration, it’s hard to believe that under the present circumstances there will be great public clamor to support the Gang of Eight bill to legalize and regularize. Something tells me it’s going to be back to the drawing board for immigration reform.
A major problem for those who want an immigration bill is lack of faith in government to do all the jobs it’s set itself well. People don’t trust it to be able to execute—to do, adequately, the thing it’s set itself to do in its big new laws. We always look at the motives and politics behind a big bill, and talk about that. But simple noncrisis execution—the ability to track and deal with a Tamerlan Tsarnaeu, or to patrol and control a huge border—is a big reason why which people lack faith. Because, you know, they read the papers.
Support it or not, the immigration reform bill is dying and will soon enough be dead.
Update: The latest report: Tsarnaevs motivated by opposition to Iraq and Afghan wars, learned how to build bombs from Al Qaeda online magazine is most likely a “leak” from what the killer in the hospital is saying. So even the most innocuous version of the Boston Terror Bombing is that they learned from the Al Qaeda online university for terrorist wannabees. Obama protecting Big Media says this is all George W. Bush’s fault.
Barack Obama will get us all killed.
Barack Obama 2012: “Bin Laden dead.” But if Bin Laden had two non-Arab children they sure would look like the Brothers Tsarnaev. According to two U.S. officials: preliminary evidence suggests bombers motivated by religion, acted alone. “Acted alone?” Tamerlan was red flagged by Russian officials years ago but we’re supposed to believe those red flags are irrelevant??? Our “officials” are either idiots or ass-covering because they don’t want the Boston Terror Bombing to be a terror bombing because then they and Barack Obama would be exposed either as incompetent boobs or terrorist enabling liars.
There is a reason why red flags from the former reds are being downplayed. Obama and his henchmen don’t want the rest of Obama’s agenda to go the way of gun control. The Boston Terror Bombers have already blown up the immigration reform efforts 2013. Immigration reformers: “Ignore that elephant sized bomb you see.”
Desperate Republicans over-eager to get the Latino vote are trying to convince themselves that it really is the Boston-immigration reform non-sequitur. Obama Dimocrats with equal fervor delude themselves that the Boston Bombings have nothing to do with immigration reform and their access to, as Jay Leno joked, “undocumented Democratic voters”. Both are wrong. Immigration reform is dead and the Boston Bombers killed it.
Our first update on the Monday of the Boston Terror Attack got it right:
“Immigration reform will also be impacted as questions of border jumping terrorists will now come to the fore no matter how much Big Media steers the conversation to sympathetic portraits of families divided by immigration laws and flaws.”
Opponents of the current immigration reform effort needed time, that most valued commodity, to defeat immigration reform. The Boston Terror Bombers gave it to them. And the fact that the Boston Terror Bombing Brothers are Caucasian is an added bonus because the race-baiting of Obama Dimocrats can be countered with a simple “but they’re white”.
Immigration reform opponents will add the national security angle to their opposition arsenal. Any bill that emerges will be so tough that Barack Obama won’t sign it.
While there are some very good things in the current immigration reform bill, it is too big to pass. We still don’t know what is in all the nooks and crannies of the immigration reform bill.
As we learned during the ObamaCare fear and smear campaign something so big cannot be examined too much or it will fail – unless it is rammed through. Immigration reform was on the fast track to being rammed through. But the Boston Terror Bombing Brothers blew the fast track up.
Need proof of the above? Put your Coats on:
Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) on called for delaying efforts at immigration reform in the wake of last week’s deadly Boston marathon terror attack.
Obama shill and Journolister in chief Ezra Klein knows “time is the enemy on immigration reform”:
One unsavory reason he gave for slowing down the bill: “While we don’t yet know the immigration status of people who have terrorized the communities in Massachusetts, when we find out, it will help shed light on the weaknesses of our system.” [snip]
The other advantage of slowing the bill down is that it creates an opening to oppose the law — or at least its progress — without opposing the law itself. It could even allow some senators to have it both ways. [snip]
Even if the law passes the Senate, it will be mired in the House. “The bill will be immediately sent to the committees, and then either sent back to the Senate with changes, or rewritten in a bicameral conference committee,” reports Robert Costa. “That tweaking process could take months, which is just fine with many Republicans, who’d like the public to have as much time as possible to chew over the controversial elements of Obama’s prized bills. The caucus consensus is: The more time Congress takes to consider a bill, the more time the public has to sour on its components.”
Politico’s article yesterday Immigration reform could be bonanza for Democrats sufficiently explains to Republicans the political aims of the current immigration reform bill. This could prompt reform of immigration reform sufficient to kill reform of the reform and the original reform itself.
Rand Paul has been on the immigration reform train but he is moving along the path that a lot of other immigration reform supporters will soon get on and jump off the train:
I believe that any real comprehensive immigration reform must implement strong national security protections. The facts emerging in the Boston Marathon bombing have exposed a weakness in our current system. If we don’t use this debate as an opportunity to fix flaws in our current system, flaws made even more evident last week, then we will not be doing our jobs.
We should not proceed until we understand the specific failures of our immigration system. Why did the current system allow two individuals to immigrate to the United States from the Chechen Republic in Russia, an area known as a hotbed of Islamic extremism, who then committed acts of terrorism? Were there any safeguards? Could this have been prevented? Does the immigration reform before us address this?
There should be hearings in the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that study the national security aspects of this situation, making sure that our current immigration system gives individuals from high-risk areas of the world heightened scrutiny. [snip]
Media reports indicate that both the bombing suspects were legal permanent residents and one is reported to be a naturalized citizen. We need to make sure that we have safeguards against this type of situation happening again.
In 2002, Congress set up the National Security Registration System (NSEERS), yet it was suspended in 2011 by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. That system had problems, yet was still based on the practical idea that extra screening is necessary from nations that have a higher population of extremists. Congress might need a similar system updated for current circumstances to be rolled into comprehensive immigration reform. [snip]
Our refugee programs have proven to be a problem. On, January 29, 2013, two Iraqi citizens living in Bowling Green, in my home state of Kentucky, were sentenced to long prison terms for participating in terrorism and providing material support to terrorists while living in the United States. How did this happen? Does the current immigration reform address how this might have happened? We may need more scrutiny when accepting refugees from high-risk nations.
I want to make sure that any new bill addresses the visa entry and exit programs, in addition to refugee programs that have proven problematic in Bowling Green and possibly, if media reports are correct, in Boston.
Finally, do we need to take a hard look at student visas? Should we suspend student visas, or at least those from high-risk areas, pending an investigation into the national security implications of this program?
Hey, has anybody mentioned Boston dwellers and illegal immigrants Uncle Obama and Aunt Obama? They should be called to testify on how they have managed to flout immigration laws for decades.
Gun control once was a sure win for Barack Obama. Immigration reform is the next sure win – NOT.