No Amnesty Is Good Amnesty

Donald Trump is being told that amnesty for “Dreamers,” or DACA recipients, will only apply to a small, narrowly defined group of totally innocent, eminently deserving illegal immigrants, who were brought to this country “through no fault of their own” as “children.” (Children who are up to 36 years old.)

Every syllable of that claim is a lie, and I can prove it.

To see how DACA will actually work, let’s look at another extremely limited amnesty that was passed in 1986.

Farmers wanted temporary guest-worker permits for their cheap labor, so that they could continue pretending that the Industrial Revolution never happened and refuse to mechanize. (And, boy, did that work! We haven’t heard a peep about “crops rotting in the fields” since then.)

The agricultural amnesty was supposed to apply to — at most — 350,000 illegal aliens. It would be available only to illegals who were currently in the country doing the back-breaking farm work that no American would do. Without them, crops would wither on the vine. They were saving us from starvation!

Talk about deserving. Are any Dreamers saving us from starvation?

But instead of guest-worker permits, then-Rep. Charles Schumer — from the lush farmland of Brooklyn — decided to grant full amnesty to any illegals who had done farm work for at least 90 days in the previous year.

That’s pretty restrictive, isn’t it?

In the end, “up to 350,000 farm workers” turned into 1.3 million.

Oh well, what are you going to do? No use worrying — let’s just move forward and get all these people voter registration cards!

This innocent little amnesty for a small, clearly defined group of illegals quickly became amnesty for anyone who applied. The same thing will happen with any other amnesty, no matter how strictly the law is written. (And it won’t be written strictly.)

In the first few years of the agricultural amnesty, internal Immigration and Naturalization Service statistics showed that 888,637 legalization applications were fraudulent. According to immigration agents, “farm workers” stated in their interviews that cotton was purple or that they had pulled cherries from the ground.

Of the 888,637 fraudulent applications, guess how many our government approved. Answer: More than 800,000.

The agricultural amnesty was so carefully administered that not one, but TWO of the 1993 World Trade Center bombers were in this country because of it. (More on that in another column.)

The main problem with the farm worker amnesty, the DACA amnesty or any amnesty is that everyone involved in the entire immigration apparatus is feverishly working, on the taxpayer’s dime, to transform this country into a Third World hellhole. Lawyers for La Raza and lawyers for the government both believe it is their mission to humiliate and destroy white Christian America. (Actually, this country is “biracial Christian America,” plus a few Amerindians and anyone else who assimilated to Western European culture.)

There are multitudes of them, and they will never, ever stop.

Congress could pass a law granting amnesty to any 7-foot-tall, left-handed, red-headed illegal aliens from Lichtenstein — and hundreds of left-wing outfits would instantly set to work, demanding amnesty for witch doctors, cannibals, pederasts, terrorists and the rest of the multicultural universe that makes America so vibrant.

On the other side of the application process would be government immigration bureaucrats who either used to work at La Raza, or hope to in the future.

On the off chance that some particularly risible amnesty application is denied by a stodgy rules-follower in our immigration bureaucracy, that denial will be litigated before a federal judge in Hawaii, then appealed to the Ninth Circuit.

For two decades after the 1986 amnesty, the federal courts were tied up with dozens of class-action lawsuits brought on behalf of illegal aliens — regular illegal aliens, farm worker illegal aliens and still-in-Mexico illegal aliens — challenging every aspect of the law.

Is that how American tax dollars should be spent? On endless litigation, brought by America-hating activists on behalf of people who have no right to be in our country and decided by Democrat-appointed judges? (Who are also America-hating activists.)

And when their work is done, there will be a lot more Democrat-appointed judges because there will be a lot more Democrats.

Lawyers sued over everything — the absence of Creole interpreters, the requirement that illegals have proof of prior farm work and the rare denials of amnesty. Congress desperately tried passing laws that would prevent courts from hearing these cases — all to no avail. Left-wing lawyers just had to pick the right judge, and they won.

In 2005 — nearly 20 years after the 1986 amnesty — the Ninth Circuit was still granting amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who claimed they had been unfairly denied because they were not in the country for the first amnesty. Seriously.

No matter how the law is written, as long as anyone is eligible for amnesty, everybody’s getting amnesty.

President Trump is the last president who will ever have a chance to make the right decision on immigration. After this, it’s over. The boat will have sailed.

If he succeeds, all the p@ssy-grabbing and Russia nonsense will burn off like a morning fog. He will be the president who saved the American nation, its character, its sovereignty, its core identity. But if he fails, Donald Trump will go down in history as the man who killed America.

Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events.
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  • DACA is illegal at its core, and its implementation didn’t make it legal.
    But these kids are generally better-assimilated than their parents, and many
    really are “American,” in most senses of the word. Let’s let the kids stay,

    1) they have a job or are in school by/on their eighteenth birthday, and

    2) they apply within three weeks of that birthday for US citizenship exclusively
    – no “dual citizenship” — and

    3) their parents (if illegal) are deported on their youngest-child’s eighteenth

    Of course, any failure to register any family member would be grounds for
    immediate deportation of the entire family.

    • 4) Their parents having another baby will not extend the deportation date of illegally-present parents from the 18th birthday of their now-2nd-youngest child to the 18th birthday of their new baby.

      • …until the second-oldest, or another family member screws up. And really, that’s okay. With no welfare, SS, Medi-anything, tuition beyond 10th grade… why stay?

  • I have a friend who’s parents live in a small town in Germany. I was just talking with her, and she was telling me how much different it is to live there now, and she worries everyday that what is happening there will happen in the US.
    The town in which her parents live had very little crime until the refugees moved in, now the little town is filled with criminals. Shop lifting laws have been relaxed for the immigrants, and the small stores are being over ran with theft, to the point that the German government have to subsidize some just to keep them open for business. Murders are up, rape is through the roof, I am told. The immigrants are forgiven for many of their crimes due to the fact, they do not know any better.
    So, people do not think that this cannot happen in the United States. Matter of fact, we are very close to it happening here now.

    • Absootootly! There are already enclaves of Muslim communities, in several states, that will NOT assimilate, and are run not by our rule of law, but by their own…. As they say, you can look it up.

      • Dearborn, Michigan.

  • Donald Trump has turned into another liar. Repeal and Replace the ACA. Sure thing. No amnesty. I have some prime real estate just east of Miami Beach for a very reasonable price. One more liar in politics. I am beyond surprise and beyond disappointment.

    • When you are the lone “Musketeer,” and surrounded by vile back stabbing, no conscience, killers, it is patently difficult just to survive! I’m old enough to have witnessed every term when those “Grand Old Putzes” were provided ALL the reins of power in that puzzle palace. Not hard or take long to review those results: frittered away, wasted, and kowtowing, a.k.a. genuflecting, before the Left! Not believable? Check what has occurred with America’s culture over the past fifty odd years:

      In 1960, barely 2 percent of all American children, from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, lived with a never married parent. By 2008, 41 percent of black children, 18 percent of Hispanic children, and 7 percent of white children lived in a home with an unmarried parent.

      Over this same period of time, from 1960 to 2008, the percentage of white adults that are married dropped from 74 percent to 56 percent, Hispanic adults from 72 percent to 50 percent, and black adults from 61 percent to 32 percent. Since that “legislating from the bench” SCOTUS decree in ’73, Americans have killed the equivalent of entire populations of several ‘countries’ through abortion – 55 million and counting.

      To belabor the point, just a mite, America is so far down the proverbial “slippery slope” that just slowing that slide down is NOW an astronomical endeavor!

      • The family is the basic building block of society – no wonder ours is crumbling. When you lose it, you end up with savagery, not civilization.

        • I was already long winded enough; however, you are absolutely correct! America has all but LOST the culture war that is “crumbling” our society, or, as ‘The Anointed One’ (Obama) proffered, “fundamentally change America.” Consider: Positive responses are at record highs for the moral acceptability of birth control (91 percent), divorce (73 percent), sex between an unmarried man and woman (69 percent), homosexual relations (63 percent), out-of-wedlock birth (62 percent), abortion (43 percent), pornography (36 percent). Far be it from me to go all Biblical, but societies abound that lost track of what is Right is Right, and what is Wrong, is Wrong, all of which can be found on the “ash heap of history!”

    • Ok dimbocrat, whatever you say.

    • Yeah, it looks like Washington DC has a way of corrupting the heart and sole of all who choose to go there. Funny, just the other day a took a call from a Republican party donation collector. She said they needed support, money, to get Trump more Republican Senators. I just laughed and said, the Republicans were obviously working against Trump. Now Trump is having dinner with the two worst examples of what Washington will do to you, Chuck and Nancy, and telling us how much he loves the DACA kids. Unbelievable.

    • Trump has been doing his job. He is not the liar. The RINOS like McCain, Ryan and McConnell are the liars and they are blocking everything to make it harder for Trump to do as he promised. He is one compared to hundreds of politicians against him on both sides. I still believe in him because he actually is trying unlike the liberal asshats on both sides that want to keep the people in this country down and keep bringing in voters for the Democratic party.

      The fact that Obama violated federal law to legalize millions of illegals through an executive action is no secret.

      So how do you get millions upon millions of illegal Democrats to vote?
      It is not rocket science.
      1) Make voter registration a magnet for fraud. No ID is necessary in most states. Even states where ID is required, it really isn’t. A utility bill will suffice. Finally, with the help of your media allies, scream racism at any effort to end this fraud.
      2) Keep dead voters on the voting rolls, and with the help of the media, scream racism at any attempt to clean up the voter rolls.
      3) Use the IRS to intimidate and harass anyone attempting to clean up the voter rolls.
      4) Extend voting from Election Day to Election Week(s) and in some states, Election Month. Because no ID is necessary to vote and you now have days, weeks, and even a month to vote, so voting multiple times is breathtakingly easy. All you need to know are the names of those on the voter rolls who no longer vote — like the dead. Voter rolls are available to the public.
      5) With the help of the media, scream racism at any state that demands a photo ID to vote, even when the state provides them free of charge.
      6) With the help of the media, scream racism at anyone who questions the integrity of our voting system.
      Just two years ago, the left-wing Washington Post published a study that claimed millions of illegal aliens might be voting. That survey, conducted in 2014, is backed up by a 2013 study the Washington Times uncovered earlier this month, a survey that shows that as many as 2 million non-citizen Hispanics are registered to illegally vote.

      This is the game plan of the left. To create a society of weak individuals who will create a socialist/globalist country and to hell with the American Citizens and our Constitutional Republic.

  • “The boat will have sailed.” Too late, boys and girls, the gang plank has already been pulled up, and that boat is well underway! What did our vaunted Speaker of the House just state(?): “Nobody in Congress really wants a wall.” Since DACA was not challenged as unconstitutional from day one, there has never been, nor is there now, the political will to deport “illegals,” much less fix or enforce existing immigration laws! Amnesty? AMNESTY?! The country is already overrun with “amnesty,” and sanctuary cities….

    • Answer: Change congress. Vote in 2018.

  • Some will call me a pessimist, Ann, for what I’m about to say, but I prefer to think of myself as a realist rather than a pessimist. The reality is, I liken the United States to the Titanic. The country has a large hole in her side punched there by the Progressive movement that started in 1916. The hole has been ever growing since then and the ship of state has been taking on water ever since. And just like the Titanic, the hole is now to large to be plugged, and the ship has taken on too much water to stay afloat. I doubt that even President Trump can pump enough water out of the sinking ship to save it. Those of us who are in our twilight years will be saved by the life raft of death, but the younger folks and the liberals who embrace liberalism will have to suffer the consequences, and the waters of bondage are mighty cold.

    • -and we have life boats which hold only 12 being filled with 24 persons, 12 of whom are “dreamers”.

    • I love this analogy! I’d love to use it if you don’t mind.

      • Hi Mickey: I’m glad you like my analogy. In what way would you use it?

  • DACA is a huge potential Constitutional issue. Let the dems get involved and they will want a solution that grants citizenship literally for every illegal that’s here now and any that can get here as they cross the border– all for more democrat votes for control of the gov’t and loss of separation of powers. And some RINOS like Ryan couldn’t care less. The only solution is that anyone here illegally be subject to deportation and not entitled to benefits intended for uS citizens. And like dams on rivers the border must have a barrier to stem or prevent the flow of illegals. No “paper” measures that can be waived or not funded later by an Obama-like president or democrat controlled Congress. If necessary create a separate agency for border control.

  • If Trump goes along with this, he will absolutely and irrevocably secure his place as the biggest con-artist who ever became President. The conservatives will hate his name forever and the liberals will slap hands with their “dreamer” voting-buddies and forever gloat how the gullible right-wingnuts were duped while they ALSO hate Trump.