http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ND ... k4ZDc5ZTA=
A QUICK GUIDE TO EARLY Conservative COVERAGE of the immigration deal
Michelle Malkin is not too happy:
I'm shocked, shocked....via WashTimes...
With friends like the Senate Republicans, who needs enemies?
At least she can say she was right all along:
See, I told you so.
She also gives some numbers:
There have been seven illegal alien amnesties passed into law since 1986:
The 1986 Immigration and Reform Control Act blanket amnesty for an estimated 2.7 million illegal aliens
1994: The "Section 245(i)" temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens
1997: Extension of the Section 245(i) amnesty
1997: The Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act for nearly one million illegal aliens from Central America
1998: The Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti
2000: Extension of amnesty for some 400,000 illegal aliens who claimed eligibility under the 1986 act
2000: The Legal Immigration Family Equity Act, which included a restoration of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty for 900,000 illegal aliens]
Guess what? None — not one — of those amnesties was associated with a decline in illegal immigration. On the contrary, the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. has tripled since President Reagan signed the first amnesty in 1986. The total effect of the amnesties was even larger because relatives later joined amnesty recipients, and this number was multiplied by an unknown number of children born to amnesty recipients who then acquired automatic US citizenship.
And as I've noted before, there is no such thing as a "temporary" amnesty.