Wednesday, July 9, 2014

That "Obama Immigration Policy" Causing border Crisis? Passed in 2002, Updated Unanimously by Congress in 2008, signed by George W Bush

Why yes, I'll talk to the press about all those annoying immigrants of the last 400+ years!  Hey, where you running off to Mr. Newsman!

So Rush Limbaugh/ Fox News/ etc's problem is that the current US President obeys the law?

That would explain a lot.

According to a a well done earlier report:

Under a 2002 human trafficking law signed by former President George Bush and reauthorized again in 2008 with additional protections, Mexican unaccompanied children apprehended crossing the border are automatically returned without formal deportation proceedings because the two countries share a border. But unaccompanied children from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala cannot be sent back without going through the deportation process, since that law ensured that America wouldn’t send kids back to a dangerous situation. (Honduras, for example, has experiences increased gang violence in 40 percent of its territory, while violence against females is surging in Guatemala.) Authorities must instead process these children and determine whether they have credible proof that they cannot return to their countries of origin. Central American children are given basic care like medical screenings in processing centers before being placed with relatives or foster care until they can appear in front of immigration judges.
The requirement that children from nations not sharing a border with the US go through a process that precludes just bouncing them across the border again or flying them to a big airport in their home country was started in 2002 and reauthorized in 2008.

Sorry, that means they law would be known as Bush 43 laws.  Passed bills do not sit around waiting to be signed by a succeeding president. In fact, every two years a Congress expires and any unsigned bills die.  The process must be repassed in the new Congress.

In 2002, the Democrats actually did control the Senate because of the disaffection of one of the Republican senators who decided to caucus with the Democrats (until he was ousted at the end of the year) but the GOP still controlled the House of Representatives.  In 2008 the Democrats were in control of Congress after a 2006 crisis revealed that the GOP leaders did not care to control, expel, or expose one of their own powerful Congressmen who was caught, at least attempting to sexually engage with underage Congressional interns.

So what was the vote count like while the Dems controlled Congress?  Did those slimy liberals force laws on the nation that would force the US to spend weeks identifying whether it was safe to send a child back to their non-bordering nation before packing them off on a plane or a smoky autobús to some dumping point in a dangerous inner city of Central America?

Nancy Pelosi !!!

Um, no.

According to the major actions for H.R. 7311 were:

Passed/agreed to in Senate: Received in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S10886-10887)
Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed without objection.(text: CR H10889-10902)

Became Public Law No: 110-457.
Signed by President.
Presented to President.
 As you can see the timeline appears to go upwards in these copies directly from the source.

No President Obama anywhere around.

No Democratic Party acting unilaterally in Congress.

A troll, possibly as stupid as he/she seemed with a pathetic follower count came back at me with the claim that this was about "trafficking" not immigration when I stated this on Twitter and left a link to the 2008 bills page that I placed above (so he/sh had no excuse for ignorance).

But no, the bill was about ensuring that children returned to their native homes will  not be immediately trafficked when they return .  That appears to mean that relatives are contacted to find someone to care for the children instead of tossing them into the streets of a decrepit inner city.  The big question is why this isn't extended to Mexico where such things can happen, too.  Maybe it is -- on the sly.  Is Rush Limbaugh's hate radar on the fritz?

Maybe Fox News Hosts and Rush Limbaugh, etc should ask John Boehner and other Republicans in Congress in 2008 why they voted for it, instead of shaking their fists and Gargling out "Obama did this to us!"

Because everyone who learns the truth would then know how big the GOP and their r/w media thought control handlers are willing to lie to achieve their ends, and grab big money from right wing sources.

Picture at top clipped using Windows Snipping Tool and used via Creative Commons License CC by 2.0 thanks to flickr user Larry Lamsa who has no connection to this blog or blogger.