Congress` 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act
illegal alien amnesty program (IRCA) is a gift that
keeps on giving. It still isn`t over—thanks to
the Bush Administration and immigration lawyers in the
As if on cue during my series of reports last month –
more fraud and
reader reports of fraud about the 1986 amnesty – the
Federal Government quietly agreed to open the amnesty
floodgates again for a one-year period to give certain
illegal aliens a shot at the 1986 IRCA amnesty all over
On November 28, NBC television in Los Angeles
reported that the Bush Administration had agreed to
for one of the lingering 1986 amnesty lawsuits. Citizen
American Patrol Report (Nov. 28) and the
The Terry Anderson Show (Nov. 30) quickly picked up
on the TV report.
The settlement will allow certain illegal aliens to
green cards under the 1986 amnesty some seventeen
years after the fact. When formally approved by a
federal court, the agreement will bind the Department of
Homeland Security`s (DHS) Citizenship and Immigration
The DHS` own
Secretario Ridge signed the agreement on November
17, upon the advice and counsel of the Office of
Immigration Litigation (OIL).
This squarely in the disgraceful tradition of
governments` complicit caving in the face of immigration
litigation—for example, Governor Gray Davis`
sabotage of Proposition 187.
(Note to Bushies: And look what
happened to him!)
Rather than informing the public exactly what is
going on with litigation-induced immigration policy, the
federal government apparently prefers to communicate
directly with the legal arm of the Treason Lobby and
its illegal alien charges.
Since the first illegal alien applied for a “green
card” under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, the Treason Lobby
has been working overtime to expand the “rights”
of illegal aliens who never had any right to be in the
United States in the first place.
And once Congress made the fatal mistake of amending
Immigration and Nationality Act in 1986 to give
illegal aliens the “right” to apply for lawful
permanent residence under the
Section 245A presence amnesty and
Section 210 “special agricultural worker”
(SAW) program, the ever-vigilant Treason Lobby went to
work. They made sure to expand the “right” to as
many illegal aliens as possible.
And the litigation never stopped.
The latest settlement wrinkle allows illegal aliens
who commuted illegally in and out of the United States,
both before and after the processing of their amnesty
applications, to preserve their “right” to apply
for amnesty – whether the application is
completely fraudulent or not!
And of course, the litigation wing of the Treason
Lobby saw to it, through federal court injunctions, that
none of the illegal alien amnesty applicants (their
precious class members) could be deported at any time
during this most important litigation.
The Treason Lobby also made sure not to miss out on
applying these class actions to recent giveaways under
LIFE Act, the relaxed
So who is responsible for this continued expansion of
any amnesty or stealth amnesty program that Congress
Based on the laundry list of plaintiffs for the
amnesty cases, the list will come as no surprise to
VDARE.COM readers. Again, the usual suspects are the
League of United Latin American Citizens,
American Baptist Churches,
Catholic Social Services the
United Farm Workers, as well as
assorted leftist lawyers, the
National Lawyers Guild, and their
There is a lesson to be learned from the 1986 amnesty
litigation mess. Congress had better wake up and realize
just what happens when you start on the slippery slope
of giving “rights” to illegal aliens who have no
business being in the United States in the first place.
As long as Treason Lobby lawyers are around to profit
from their illegal alien charges, the old saying still
Give `em an inch and they`ll take a mile.
Give `em a loophole and they`ll take a country.