No amnesty is good amnesty

The Republican Herald - - OPINION - Ann Coul­ter (Coul­ter is a writer for Uni­ver­sal Press Syn­di­cate)

Don­ald Trump is be­ing told that amnesty for “Dream­ers,” or DACA re­cip­i­ents, will only ap­ply to a small, nar­rowly de­fined group of to­tally in­no­cent, em­i­nently de­serv­ing il­le­gal im­mi­grants, who were brought to this coun­try “through no fault of their own” as “chil­dren.” (Chil­dren who are up to 36 years old.)

Ev­ery syl­la­ble of that claim is a lie, and I can prove it.

To see how DACA will ac­tu­ally work, let’s look at an­other ex­tremely lim­ited amnesty that was passed in 1986.

Farm­ers wanted tem­po­rary guest-worker per­mits for their cheap la­bor, so that they could con­tinue pre­tend­ing that the In­dus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion never hap­pened and refuse to mech­a­nize. (And, boy, did that work! We haven’t heard a peep about “crops rot­ting in the fields” since then.)

The agri­cul­tural amnesty was sup­posed to ap­ply to — at most — 350,000 il­le­gal aliens. It would be avail­able only to il­le­gals who were cur­rently in the coun­try do­ing the back-break­ing farm work that no Amer­i­can would do. With­out them, crops would wither on the vine. They were sav­ing us from star­va­tion!

Talk about de­serv­ing. Are any Dream­ers sav­ing us from star­va­tion?

But in­stead of guest-worker per­mits, then-rep. Charles Schumer — from the lush farm­land of Brook­lyn — de­cided to grant full amnesty to any il­le­gals who had done farm work for at least 90 days in the pre­vi­ous year. That’s pretty re­stric­tive, isn’t it? In the end, “up to 350,000 farm work­ers” turned into 1.3 mil­lion.

Oh well, what are you go­ing to do? No use wor­ry­ing — let’s just move for­ward and get all these peo­ple voter reg­is­tra­tion cards!

This in­no­cent lit­tle amnesty for a small, clearly de­fined group of il­le­gals quickly be­came amnesty for any­one who ap­plied. The same thing will hap­pen with any other amnesty, no mat­ter how strictly the law is writ­ten. (And it won’t be writ­ten strictly.)

In the first few years of the agri­cul­tural amnesty, in­ter­nal Im­mi­gra­tion and Nat­u­ral­iza­tion Ser­vice sta­tis­tics showed that 888,637 le­gal­iza­tion ap­pli­ca­tions were fraud­u­lent. Ac­cord­ing to im­mi­gra­tion agents, “farm work­ers” stated in their in­ter­views that cot­ton was pur­ple or that they had pulled cher­ries from the ground.

Of the 888,637 fraud­u­lent ap­pli­ca­tions, guess how many our gov­ern­ment ap­proved. An­swer: More than 800,000.

The agri­cul­tural amnesty was so care­fully ad­min­is­tered that not one, but TWO of the 1993 World Trade Cen­ter bombers were in this coun­try be­cause of it. (More on that in an­other col­umn.)

The main prob­lem with the farm worker amnesty, the DACA amnesty or any amnesty is that ev­ery­one in­volved in the en­tire im­mi­gra­tion ap­pa­ra­tus is fever­ishly work­ing, on the tax­payer’s dime, to trans­form this coun­try into a Third World hell­hole. Lawyers for La Raza and lawyers for the gov­ern­ment both be­lieve it is their mis­sion to hu­mil­i­ate and de­stroy white Chris­tian Amer­ica. (Ac­tu­ally, this coun­try is “bira­cial Chris­tian Amer­ica,” plus a few Amerindi­ans and any­one else who as­sim­i­lated to Western Euro­pean cul­ture.)

There are mul­ti­tudes of them, and they will never, ever stop.

Congress could pass a law grant­ing amnesty to any 7-foot­tall, left-handed, red-headed il­le­gal aliens from Licht­en­stein — and hun­dreds of left-wing out­fits would in­stantly set to work, de­mand­ing amnesty for witch doc­tors, can­ni­bals, ped­erasts, ter­ror­ists and the rest of the mul­ti­cul­tural uni­verse that makes Amer­ica so vi­brant.

On the other side of the ap­pli­ca­tion process would be gov­ern­ment im­mi­gra­tion bu­reau­crats who ei­ther used to work at La Raza, or hope to in the fu­ture.

On the off chance that some par­tic­u­larly ris­i­ble amnesty ap­pli­ca­tion is de­nied by a stodgy rules-fol­lower in our im­mi­gra­tion bu­reau­cracy, that de­nial will be lit­i­gated be­fore a fed­eral judge in Hawaii, then ap­pealed to the Ninth Cir­cuit.

For two decades af­ter the 1986 amnesty, the fed­eral courts were tied up with dozens of clas­s­ac­tion law­suits brought on be­half of il­le­gal aliens — reg­u­lar il­le­gal aliens, farm worker il­le­gal aliens and still-in-mex­ico il­le­gal aliens — chal­leng­ing ev­ery as­pect of the law.

Is that how Amer­i­can tax dol­lars should be spent? On end­less lit­i­ga­tion, brought by Amer­ic­a­hat­ing ac­tivists on be­half of peo­ple who have no right to be in our coun­try and de­cided by Demo­crat-ap­pointed judges? (Who are also Amer­ica-hat­ing ac­tivists.)

And when their work is done, there will be a lot more Demo­crat-ap­pointed judges be­cause there will be a lot more Democrats.

Lawyers sued over ev­ery­thing — the ab­sence of Cre­ole in­ter­preters, the re­quire­ment that il­le­gals have proof of prior farm work and the rare de­nials of amnesty. Congress des­per­ately tried pass­ing laws that would pre­vent courts from hear­ing these cases — all to no avail. Left­wing lawyers just had to pick the right judge, and they won.

In 2005 — nearly 20 years af­ter the 1986 amnesty — the Ninth Cir­cuit was still grant­ing amnesty to hun­dreds of thou­sands of il­le­gal aliens who claimed they had been un­fairly de­nied be­cause they were not in the coun­try for the first amnesty. Se­ri­ously.

No mat­ter how the law is writ­ten, as long as any­one is el­i­gi­ble for amnesty, ev­ery­body’s get­ting amnesty.

Pres­i­dent Trump is the last pres­i­dent who will ever have a chance to make the right de­ci­sion on im­mi­gra­tion. Af­ter this, it’s over. The boat will have sailed.

If he suc­ceeds, all the non­sense will burn off like a morn­ing fog. He will be the pres­i­dent who saved the Amer­i­can na­tion, its char­ac­ter, its sovereignty, its core iden­tity. But if he fails, Don­ald Trump will go down in his­tory as the man who killed Amer­ica.

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