Bernie Sanders Immigration Reform

We must never lose sight of the fact that Bernie Sanders is a pro-communist candidate who has called for a “Political Revolution” in America.  He must be taken at his word. 

Sanders steadfastly lauds Cuba’s Castro for providing health care and education for Cubans, blithely ignoring the barbaric brutality of the Cuban communist government that has caused many Cubans to flee Cuba by perilously taking to the sea on virtually anything that floats.

Sanders also ignores the actual collusion between Castro and Russia that brought the world to the brink of a nuclear World War III in October 1962 when Castro welcomed nuclear-tipped Russian missiles that could have struck cities across the east coast of the United States including Washington, DC and New York.

Bernie has also expressed similar sentiments about former Nicaraguan communist and totalitarian Sandinista leader, Daniel Ortega. 

It is beyond disturbing and very telling, that Sanders, a candidate for the U.S. presidency, would hold such anti-American foreign leaders in high esteem.

My dad used to tell me that if you want to turn capitalists into communists, take away their money.

It is my belief that Bernie Sanders plans to achieve a total revolution in America through passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform coupled with his off the charts costly programs to provide for everyone in the United States, not just citizens of the United States with “Medicare for all,” free college and a number of other such expensive programs that would crash our systems.

Not long ago, Bernie was clear about his opposition to Comprehensive Immigration Reform because of the harm it would do to the jobs and wages of American workers.

Now he has come to not only embrace such dangerous legislation, but essentially end immigration law enforcement. 

Many of his colleagues in the radicalized Democratic Party are in agreement with him.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform would also undermine public safety and national security.  This aspect of Comprehensive Immigration Reform was the focus of my June 22, 2007 Op-Ed for the Washington Times, Immigration bill a ‘No Go.’

In that article, I suggested that the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act should be renamed the “Terrorist Assistance and Facilitation Act.”

That was because there would be no way to interview, let alone conduct field investigations, to verify the information provided in the applications of the unknown millions of illegal aliens who  would apply to participate in this wrong-headed program. 

Remember, these are aliens who entered the U.S. without inspection so that their actual identities and entry data would be unknown and unknowable. 

On January 19, 2020 Buzz Feed News published a report, “He Has Made Wild Shifts”: How Bernie Sanders Has Changed His Approach To Immigration that began with this excerpt:

When Bernie Sanders joined the Senate, he and his allies in the labor movement took on a big target: a new comprehensive immigration reform bill.

“I believe we have very serious immigration problems in this country,” Sanders said during a 2007 press event, with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka behind him.

“I think as you’ve heard today, sanctions against employers who employ illegal immigrants is virtually nonexistent. Our border is very porous.”“And I think at a time when the middle class is shrinking, the last thing we need is to bring over in a period of years, millions of people into this country who are prepared to lower wages for American workers,”

The key question we must consider is, “How many aliens would be granted lawful status in the United States if our government was to pass this dangerous legislation?”

For more than a decade we have been told by various agencies that there are approximately 11 million illegal aliens residing in the United States.  However, that number is likely way off.  

On September 21, 2018 Yale University’s website, Yale Insights published a report, Yale Study Finds Twice as Many Undocumented Immigrants as Previous Estimates that began with this excerpt:

Immigration is the focus of fierce political and policy debate in the United States. Among the most contentious issues is how the country should address undocumented immigrants. Like a tornado that won’t dissipate, arguments have spun around and around for years. At the center lies a fairly stable and largely unquestioned number: 11.3 million undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S. But a paper by three Yale-affiliated researchers suggests all the perceptions and arguments based on that number may have a faulty foundation; the actual population of undocumented immigrants residing in the country is much larger than that, perhaps twice as high, and has been underestimated for decades.

Using mathematical modeling on a range of demographic and immigration operations data, the researchers estimate there are 22.1 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

I actually believe that even the Yale assessment understates the magnitude of the illegal alien population in the United States. 

The “don’t ask don’t tell” policies of a growing number of “Sanctuary Cities” and “Sanctuary States” further complicates the issue. 

Furthermore we can look back to the Reagan administration’s passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). 

Prior to the passage of that bill the Reagan administration estimated that some one million illegal aliens would participate in that amnesty program. 

In the end more than 3.5 million aliens participated.

So now we come back to my question as to how many aliens would likely acquire lawful immigrant status through the passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

You might think that the answer would only involve the number of illegal aliens who are present in the United States.

You would be completely wrong!

What is never discussed is the fact that under Comprehensive Immigration Reform every alien who would be granted lawful status would also immediately be granted the absolute right to bring his/her spouse and minor children to the United States, if they were not already here.

Families in Third World countries generally have many, many children.  Of course not every illegal alien is married and not every illegal alien would have children back in their home countries. 

Let us then, for the sake of argument, optimistically estimate that on average each legalized illegal alien would petition for two minor children to have them come to the United States along with their spouses.

Let us also be optimistic and estimate that about 25 million illegal aliens would participate in Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

This would mean that overnight 50 million minor aliens would be able to legally immigrate to the United States and immediately be enrolled in our public schools across the United States.  Many would be accompanied by one of their parents who had remained back home to care for them.

Imagine the impact this would have on our already struggling schools to educate American children, even as more money continues to be used to teach English as a second language.

The massive influx of tens of millions of immigrants would increase congestion, drive up the prices of real estate and lead to more homelessness as wages would be suppressed and the cost of housing would skyrocket.

The increased demand for food, clothing and other essentials would cause significant inflation while the already crumbling infrastructure in cities across the United States would face unprecedented stresses with increased demands for electricity, water, transportation and other such necessities.

Unemployment rates would skyrocket as millions of more workers would flood into the labor pool.

I previously noted that I had given Comprehensive Immigration Reform the new title of the “Terrorist Assistance and Facilitation Act.” 

Given the true magnitude of this program today, we must also add a new title to this suicidal bill, the “Overwhelm America Act.”

Think of how, in a few short years, Venezuela went from being the wealthiest nation in South America to the poorest.

We must never forget President Reagan’s warning:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

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