At a time when most Americans want Washington to focus on the economy and the federal budget deficit, the President is attempting to foist another massive Obamacare-style bill on us in the form of the Senate-passed amnesty bill.
The House is considering various bills relating to different aspects of the immigration debate. Even though House leadership has promised not to pass a “comprehensive” immigration bill like the Senate’s, that is not good enough.
Indeed, the President’s close ally, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), already gave the game away when he said recently: “Get us to conference. In a conference, we can negotiate the notion of bringing all those bills together.”
It is abundantly clear that the end goal is for the House to pass any bill — anything to get to conference with the Senate where a comprehensive, amnesty-centric bill is inevitable.
As we continue to see with Obamacare, the American people are always at the losing end of these monstrous pieces of legislation.
An all-or-nothing approach to immigration reform will hurt Americans by disregarding the rule of law and costing taxpayers trillions in benefits and services for those granted amnesty, while not guaranteeing enforcement of laws already on the books.
Want to see how the Obama Administration could potentially use waiver power for immigration? Look no further than Obamacare. The Senate-passed amnesty bill includes similar provisions.
Do these flawed, costly, unfair and unworkable policies sound familiar? This is Obamacare 2.0, another misguided call for comprehensive legislation. Why should the American people trust an administration that can’t even successfully set up a website to handle something as complex as immigration reform?
Heritage has mapped out a positive path forward to immigration reform.
- Meet the Obamacare call-center operator who was fired for being honest.
- These two Obama voters are outraged over huge insurance hikes.
- The total number of people losing their insurance in three states exceeds the total known Obamacare sign-ups.
- This governor is bringing real reform to his state. Who is he?
- Courses on Lady Gaga and zombies are among those being offered at accredited U.S. colleges and universities.
- Jessica Fletcher is back: NBC plans to reboot “Murder, She Wrote” with a surprising lead actress.
- What could today’s political leaders learn from the Founders? Here are seven lessons from American Revolution.
- One of Heritage’s experts was picked to speak at the top tech conference next year.
- Wondering what’s happening in Syria? Social media is driving much of the coverage now.