I think so, Brain … but are the Men in Black part of ICE or NASA?
When a governing elite begins to lose the support of an electorate, one solution that can be applied is to fire the poorly performing voters and replace them. If that can’t be done, then another possible solution can be to hire scab voters to swell the roles and vote as the elites wish. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the House is planning to vote on an immigration amnesty bill that would put around 2.5 million illegal immigrants (read, potential registered Democrats) on the path to citizenship by giving them green cards. The bill has essentially no chance of passing in the Senate, and if it did, it certainly couldn’t be passed over a presidential veto. The vote is another virtue-signaling waste of time by a House that has accomplished next to nothing.
Even if the rest of these illegal immigrants who aren’t already voting in our elections could be added to the roles, if might not change the end results of our elections. You see, they’re concentrated in blue districts in blue states. While their votes might insure great margins of victory for Democrats in local and congressional elections, they unlikely to tip the red state/blue state balance in the Electoral College.
Now, I’m not complaining about the House wasting time. Given the present makeup of the House of Representatives, the country is better off with them doing nothing.
My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has a post up titled Sanders Aide Who Used ‘Dual Allegiance’ Smear Against Jews Is an Illegal Alien.
Belén Sisa is an illegal alien “who says she was brought to this country illegally from Argentina by her parents at age six [and] is currently protected from deportation under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.” So whose “allegiance” is really at issue here? Doesn’t her defiance of American law bring Belén Sisa’s “allegiance” into question?
8 USC 1324 makes it a crime when anyone “knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation …” The penalties include a fine and up to 5 years in prison. So why did the Secretary of Education and the Secretary of Labor hold a meeting with illegal aliens and not turn them over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement?
I suppose that one could file a FOIA request seeking the particulars, but I wouldn’t expect a straight answer from either department. One might expect that the Secretaries would plead the Fifth or use the “ongoing criminal investigation” cop out, but it’s more likely that they would rely on AG Holder’s “depends on our state of mind” defense as to whether or not they had done anything wrong.