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    Immigration Bill Full of Harmful Provisions

    Expert: like Obamacare, ‘Gang of Eight’ bill full of surprises

    June 5, 2013 6:19 pm
    By Stephanie Wang
    The Washington Free Beacon

    The “Gang of Eight” immigration bill is full of provisions many senators seem to be ignoring, former Lt. Governor of New York Betsy McCaughey said at a Senate briefing Wednesday afternoon.

    McCaughey, author of Beating Obamacare, warned that much like the Obamacare bill, the immigration bill contains many provisions no one is aware of or talking about.

    She rejected the notion that immigration reform requires a comprehensive bill. “A comprehensive bill is an unread bill,” she said, adding that Congress should instead pass individual bills focusing on singular issues that congressman will actually read.

    McCaughey’s briefing focused on six provisions in the bill, which she said should be removed if the bill is to be passed.

    Several sections of the bill will weaken controls on asylum seeking despite several terrorist attacks linked to asylum seekers, most recently the Boston Marathon bombing.

    McCaughey also expressed concerns that the cost of the immigration bill has not been fully calculated. Making welfare benefits available to illegal immigrants could cost taxpayers $9,000 per recipient. Additionally, the bill could increase the cost of Obamacare by $100 billion.

    McCaughey said the most alarming provision is a section that creates a nonprofit called United States Citizenship, which will develop “citizen preparation” programs to teach immigrants about American history, voting, and the Constitution. The nonprofit will be run by national community organizers and will receive permanent government funding.

    The federal Office of Immigration has previously done this job.

    This nonprofit would be allowed to rewrite American history with whatever slant they want without public scrutiny, McCaughey said.

    The goal of this provision is to register more Democratic voters, she said.
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    Six big problems with the immigration bill from someone who has actually read it

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    9:08 PM 06/09/2013
    Ginni Thomas
    The Daily Caller

    Former New York lieutenant governor Betsy McCaughey bets “you can’t find five members of Congress who have read” the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.

    The former Democrat is experienced at reading large bills the Congress seems inclined to pass without reading, such as Obamacare. She tabs them, underlines them and tries to see the big picture of what will happen if the provisions of the bill are implemented.

    In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, McCaughey brought her dog-eared immigration bill with her and pointed to it repeatedly.

    “There are many interest groups involved in this bill,” she said.

    “In fact, many, many, many — except one. I didn’t find anything for Joe Q. Citizen in this bill. I didn’t find anything for the average tax-paying citizen in this bill.”

    “Somebody forgot to tell him about the meeting, so he or she is not represented in this bill,” she added.

    McCaughey, author of “Beating Obamacare,” laid out six criticisms and unexamined problems of the bill beyond what she sees as the problematic pathway to citizenship and lax border security provisions of the bill.

    According to McCaughey, the bill imperils national security by weakening rules for asylum seekers; outsources government jobs to community organizers, like happened in Obamacare; doubles the numbers of legal immigrants with green cards; contradicts Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s ads that promise new citizens will be self-supporting; costs too much; and impedes border agents from doing their basic enforcement job.
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