Conn Carrol has a loophole in the Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation that you can drive a truck full of illegal immigrants through. Make that a convoy.
"Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., produced a press release today claiming that his new “Border Security, Economic Opportunity & Immigration Modernization Act” creates “six security trigger steps that must be met before any currently illegal immigrant is given access to a green card.” And it is true. His bill does create six such triggers. But it also creates a huge loophole that makes them entirely irrelevant. " MORE HERE
Here is the result:
"In other words, if the Chamber of Commerce sues to block creation of the E-Verify program, and they either win, or that suit is still pending after ten years, then the secretary of homeland security is empowered to grant permanent legal residence to all legalized immigrants regardless of the actual security situation on the border.
Or maybe environmentalists will sue to block construction of the border fence. Or maybe the ACLU will sue to block the visa-exit system. There are a thousand ways liberal groups could sue the federal government to slow border enforcement. And as long as just one of these suits are still pending 10 years after the bill has become law, the secretary of homeland security is empowered to grant permanent legal status to everyone who benefited from the law."
So all the pro illegal immigrant groups like the ACLU and business groups have to do is keep the lawsuits coming for ten years and then the illegals are home free. Border security or no border security. So much for Rubio's border security "triggers" promise.