As the debate in Congress intensifies over so-called “comprehensive immigration reform” amid fierce opposition from conservatives, critics are hammering the S. 744 legislation from all angles, arguing that it would provide amnesty to potentially tens of millions of illegal immigrants while costing trillions and doing nothing to secure the border. This week, meanwhile, an organization that advocates on behalf of law enforcement officers and Border Patrol agents added its own opposition to the plan due to numerous concerns over national security, uncontrolled immigration, agent safety, and more.
There are plenty of reasons to oppose the latest immigration reform bill, including the tendency of the bill to protect illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes.
The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday voted down an amendment to require certification of border security before a bill to grant legal status and a "path to citizenship" to the estimated 11-12 million people here illegally could take effect.
As persuasive as the Heritage Foundation study is of the costs of amnesty contained in the bill crafted by the "Gang of Eight," no mention is made whatever of the costs involved in the loss of national sovereignty if the bill becomes law.