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Of Course Immigration Reform Bill Will Lead to Even More Bureaucracy

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Let's hear it for immigration reform! With bipartisan support, no doubt we'll finally simplify the path to citizenship, or at least make it easier to legally work in the United States, thus reducing the incentives for immigrants to enter the country illegally in the first place. Right? Right?

No, don't be silly. Via The Hill:

The sweeping immigration reform bill unveiled Wednesday would bring a raft of new regulations and add more layers to the federal bureaucracy.

The 844-page Senate bill calls for a dramatic expansion of the country's worker verification system, an overhaul of visa programs and a new set of proposed regulations allowing undocumented workers to become "registered provisional immigrants."

The bill would establish penalty systems for employers and create protections for vulnerable immigrant workers in order to achieve the largest overhaul of the nation's immigration system in decades.

The Hill goes through many of the different cooks with their spoons in the pot. Angelo Amador, speaking for the National Restaurant Association, worries about the consequences of the changes: "The bottom line is we don't want more bureaucracy created on a guest worker program where we already have so much bureaucracy that doesn't work."

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  1. Angelo Amador, speaking for the National Restaurant Association, worries about the consequences of the changes: “The bottom line is we don’t want more bureaucracy created on a guest worker program where we already have so much bureaucracy that doesn’t work.”

    Angelo sounds like a racist tea bagger.

  2. “Angelo Amador, speaking for the National Restaurant Association, worries about the consequences of the changes: “The bottom line is we don’t want more bureaucracy created on a guest worker program where we already have so much bureaucracy that doesn’t work.”

    Translated:

    “Damn! We would have gotten away with it if it weren’t for those who don’t want wide open borders!”

    1. Yes, opposing terrible terrible policies like e-verify is the same as wanting wide-open borders.

      Excellent equivocation.

    2. I have to wonder about people who look at things like gun transactions and say “the State should not be involved” but look at labor transactions and say “Illegals! Illegals!”

    3. Translated:

      “Why can’t I hire who I want to hire?”

    4. More like people who normally hammer home the burdensome effects regulations and bureaucracy have on businesses suddenly ignore those facts when those regulations and bureaucracy concern foreign workers.

      1. There’s a difference between “foreign” and “illegal”.

        1. Remind me who the victim is when someone crosses a border without government permission.

        2. And this assures more potential “foreigners” become and remain “illegal”

        3. Use whatever word you like. The fact is that the same people who moan and bitch (rightly) about the effects of government regulations are same ones loudly clamoring for more regulations and bureaucracy on this issue.

          1. Spend some time in the new Somalian capitol of Columbus, Ohio and tell me we need more unchecked immigration and asylum.

            1. Who is we? Why do you determine what “we” need? Since when are rights dependent on “needs” of “society?”

            2. I live in Columbus and I love it. So fuck you.

              1. No, fuck you. This damn city is one of the armpits of America. Enjoy banging your sister in GroveTuckey.

                1. And don’t even get me started on the asshattery in Upper Arlington.

  3. Wait we’re layering bandaids of dubious value on top of old programs that clearly don’t work? Paint me surprised.

  4. Shouldn’t we be waiting on immigration reform until we find out who bombed Boston?

  5. A Wendy’s near me has a sign up saying it’s looking for an English-speaking cashier.

    Now, I’m not one of those GRR SPEAK AMERICAN YOU DAMN FOREIGNERS types, but it seems like that would be a given (the area has a large number of Hispanics, but not a majority).

    1. Most of the cashiers at our local WalMart, don’t seem to speak a word of English. So I’m not surprised.

      1. However, for taking orders at a drive through, English might come in handy.

      2. But most of ours are native born despite that.

    2. mmmm, Wendy’s. They have one of the best value menus (I hate that I can’t even call them dollar menus anymore… stupid inflation and minimum wage laws).

    3. “A Wendy’s near me has a sign up saying it’s looking for an English-speaking cashier.”

      An example of how low-skilled immigrants can boost English speaking low-skilled natives right up into the middle class

  6. Of Course Immigration Reform Bill Will Lead to Even More Bureaucracy

    You could say that about pretty much any bill.

    1. I think that’s the chief purpose of congress today, create more bureaucracy.

      1. If it doesn’t give a majority of them more money and/or influence, good luck getting it passed.

        1. Like with this bill, like all of them, they tell the ignorant general public what they are going to do:

          Congress: We’re going to reform immigration!

          Public: Yeah!

          Congress Critter 1: Hey, what can we sneak into this 1000 page clusterfluck that has absolutely nothing to do with immigration, and that will line the pockets of us and our evil cronies?

          Congress Critter 2: Now you’re talkin! Everything!, the bill doesn’t even have to deal with immigration at all! N Hurry up, we got to sneak in as much sneaky as possible and pass this quickly before anyone reads it!

          1. After passage:

            Public: Hey! You made the immigration more cumbersome and worse in every way!

            Congress: Hahahhaaa! Keep voting for us, fools!

  7. The Hill goes through many of the different cooks with their spoons in the pot

    At this point we’re looking at a pot of spoon soup. It’s a lot like stone soup.

  8. OBAMA CUT DOMESTIC BOMB PREVENTION BUDGET BY 45%

    The Obama Administration cut the budget for domestic bomb prevention by 45%, according to former Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection Robert Liscouski.

    In an interview with the Daily Mail, Liscouski said under President George W. Bush the Department of Homeland Security allocated $20 million for thwarting domestic use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by terrorists. Under Obama, the funding has fallen to $11 million.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-G…..dget-By-45

    1. Of course, in all seriousness, Obama made the right choice. If it was $20 million before, then that was $20 million going to waste, now it’s only $11 million going to waste.

      But given the article, we’re beginning to get a view of where our next policy thrust should be.

      1. we’re beginning to get a view of where our next policy thrust should be.

        Will that thrust at least come with the God damned common courtesy of a reach around?

    2. I too, am disappointed it wasn’t cut by 100%

      1. You libertarians want the terrorists to win.

        1. You terrorists want the libertarians to win!

          1. Yes, we do!

    3. OBAMA CUT DOMESTIC BOMB PREVENTION BUDGET BY 45%

      The EVUL RETHUGLICUNTS made him do it. Also, SEKWESTUR!!!111!!!!!

    4. That’s approximately a staff of 100 dropping to a staff of 50.

      Given that most of a staff that small with a responsibility like that is producing material that is disseminated to the vast law enforcement apparatuses at the federal, state, and local levels, it seems to me that once the material is produced, it takes less staff to disseminate it.

      Seriously, it’s nice to see a government function actually appear to have a life cycle. Why are you so fond of more government?

    5. “Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection”

      That is quite a Politburoian title.

  9. The 844-page Senate bill

    It’s not even a third of what Obamacare was, so they should be able to force this piece of shit through 3 times as fast, right?

    1. The one guaranteed outcome of the bill, will be, as bad as the immigration process is now, it will be a minimum of 10x worse after.

    2. Yep. They’ll be able to not read it 3 times as fast.

  10. Immigration, gay marriage, *and* Rand Paul?

    GODDAMMIT REASON NOW I’LL NEVER GET ANY WORK DONE

    1. We just need a post about the 47% who didn’t build that abortion of a deep dish pizza

      1. Were they circumcised fans of TOS or STNG?

  11. Gee, Immigration reform is more about benefitting the politicians then creating a system that libertarians want. What a shock.

    1. If you notice, no one here is surprised by this

      1. Yeah, I don’t seem to recall any large scale push for this bill by this publication and its commenters.

  12. We need a constitutional amendment. Every bill must be read by the sergeant-of-arms of the house on the house floor. Long bills tend to have all sorts of loopholes and sneaky additions, like the expatriation tax which was part of the Heroes Act of 2008.

  13. Based on a reent study, it doesn’t look like many immigrants are going to have much interest in supporting any of the causes that Reason Magazine promotes. Maybe when you get enough of them in here and the entire government is in the hands of liberal democrats building up the welfare state (ie transferring accumulated wealth to poor immigrants) then you’ll be able to persuade them all to become libertarians. Yeah right.

    http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/pa…..id=2234200

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