District of Corruption
Fresh from their humiliating defeat in the ‘government shutdown’ clown show (OD ignored this grandstanding fiasco), House Republicans led by Rep. Darrell Issa are gearing up to surrender on amnesty for illegal aliens:
“Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday.
Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said. …”
Note: In hindsight, the highwater mark of enthusiasm on OD for participating in ‘mainstream’ politics was during the 2010 midterm elections.
Back in those days, I briefly succumbed to the delusion that it was possible to reform the system by throwing out the “bad Republicans.” Over the course of 2011, I saw one Republican-controlled state legislature after another reject Arizona-style immigration laws, and finally in 2012 the Republican-controlled Supreme Court weighed in and crushed Arizona’s SB 1070 and turned a dear ear to Alabama HB 56 appeal.