Once again there is must pass legislation in Congress. This time it is a transportation bill, the darling eye of many legislators, government contractors, and blue collar white dominated unions. The Republicans are looking to attach other legislation opposed by the Obama Regime in order to cram it down Obama's throat. Unfortunately, stopping the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty is not part of the plan to over-ride an Obama veto.
Breitbart by William Bigalow March 4, 2015
The GOP, desirous of overriding Barack Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, failed to do so on Wednesday, with the vote 62-37—five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed...
But the GOP has other plans to get the pipeline approved; Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), who wrote the bill, said the GOP will probably attach the legislation to a long-term transportation funding bill that faces a May 31 deadline. That idea has Keystone backers confident of its passage; they believe that Barack Obama would not veto the six-year highway bill even if the pipeline is attached to it.
Manchin admitted, “This is coming back in the form an infrastructure bill, a road bill that we are all voting for.”
So, must pass legislation supported by corrupt Democrats. Sounds like another opportunity to attack legislation to stop the Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty. And this time it is not a spending bill, so no faux shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security to worry about.
More importantly, this is not a spending rider that will prohibit the use of funds, but is actual legislation that will be permanent, not just for a fiscal year. This gives patriots in Congress the opportunity to permanently end Administrative Amnesties, mandate enforcement, increase use of expedited removal, impose non-feasance standards on DHS employees, and build a fence, all as part of legislation that even liberals want as infrastructure spending is very popular in Congress.
Here are some suggestions for the legislation:
End the Obama Regime administrative amnesties, DACA and DAPA by prohibiting those programs by name, and prohibiting any similar program, including deferred action, parole-in-place, public interest parole, and delayed enforced departure.
End the abuse of parole by the Regime by prohibiting all parole of aliens other than for criminal prosecution or for testimony as witnesses in criminal proceedings.
Expand expedited removal to all aliens unlawfully present; e.g. any alien who entered the United States without inspection and admission or any alien, other than a legal permanent resident without a criminal conviction, who was inspected and admitted but violated the terms and conditions of admission or who overstayed the period of admission.
Extend mandatory deportation of any alien convicted of a felony in the United States or two or more misdemeanors, as well as any misdemeanor that is a crime involving moral turpitude or illegal drugs. For legal permanent residents and lawfully present non-immigrant aliens, criminal conviction triggers expedited removal.
Prohibit the granting of employment authorization to any alien unlawfully present or not specifically authorized employment by an Act of Congress.
Limit Temporary Protected Status to 2 years in the United States. Said aliens may apply for asylum at the end of those two years.
Reform the Executive Office for Immigration Reform (EOIR) by restricting their authority to review only the cases of legal permanent residents, aliens admitted as asylees, and aliens admitted as refugees. This would not include aliens applying for refugee, asylum, a non-immigrant visa, or legal permanent residency.
Re-create the Secure Communities program and authorize States and their political subdivisions to detain illegal aliens for 96 hours or three Federal business days, whichever is shorter, at the request of an immigration officer. Agencies who refuse to honor a detainer from DHS will be ineligible for State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) funds and any DHS grant funds, or access to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Interstate Information Index (III).
Re-authorize the 287g program and mandate DHS to accept all previously participating law enforcement agencies immediately as well as mandate accepting any new law enforcement agencies application within 180 days of application. Authorize any State or political subdivision of a State, law enforcement agency to detain and investigate any alien for lawful presence. Mandate real-time availability of an immigration officer to assist either in person or remotely. Authorize the arrest and detention of said aliens until the alien can be interviewed by an immigration officer.
Require all employees, officers, or contractors who enforce immigration law or who adjudicate benefits, to adhere to non-feasance standards that prohibit said persons from ignoring an immigration law violation and requiring due diligence in response to any allegation, incident, complaint, or information regarding an immigration law violation. Prohibit any disciplinary action against an immigration officer who takes lawful action mandated by legislation. Mandatory termination of any officer, employee, or contractor in a supervisory, management, or executive authority who orders any other officer, employee, or contractor to commit non-feasance, with loss of any retirement benefits.
Prohibit asylum applications by any alien who enters the United States from safe third country. Identify Mexico, Canada, any nation a member of NATO, the European Union, and any nation with whom the United States has a defense treaty as a safe third country. All applications for asylum and refugee status are to be adjudicated by DHS and are unreviewable by the courts or the EOIR.
Mandate the use of any excess funds accumulated from immigration benefit applications be used to fund the construction of a border fence at least 25 feet high. Impose a $100.00 addition to the fees for any immigration benefit application to fund the building of a border fence. Prohibit the waiver of any fee for any immigration benefit.
Prohibit use of any funds received by an agency as fees, fines, seizures, or other manner unless those funds are appropriated by Congress.
Prohibit the entry of citizens or nationals, except as diplomats accredited to the United States or the United Nations, of any nation that refuses to assist with and accept the deportation of that country's citizens or nationals. Prohibit any officer of the United States from doing same, with any violation of this to be a mandatory termination offense.
Prohibit the submission or adjudication of applications for waivers of grounds of inadmissibility of any alien physically present in the United States.
Authorize any citizen of the United States to obtain a writ of mandamus to enforce any section of this act.
Must pass legislation is an opportunity for immigration patriots, let's hold the RINO feet to the fire as well as those Democrats who want that transportation spending.