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Senator Menendez Supporter Of Border Security: Boost for Senate Immigration Bill

usborder_optBY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
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Pop the champagne and pack a pipe! Our do-nothing congress that's comprised of totally insane man-children, who couldn't pass a non-pork laden bill if were presented to them on a silver platter by K-street, finally appears to be earning their six-figure salaries and never-ending perks. The Associated Press reports that a major breakthrough may be near regarding Republicans and Democrats finally passing an immigration bill. It seems that the give-and-take compromise on part of an agreement being made between the party of no ideas and the party of bad ideas involves a rather costly, military-style surge to secure the porous border. Further, Democratic acceptance (or capitulation) of this measure will then supposedly give Republicans impetus to lift millions of immigrants out of the shadows and enable them to become citizens. Consequently, they will have the same opportunity to become apathetic morons who never vote or follow the issues, but yet never stop complaining about them.

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Since this is America and nothing can be done without unnecessarily squandering money the country doesn't have on guns and war, the emerging deal calls for beefing up Border Patrol, including 20,000 new agents, 18 new unmanned surveillance drones, 350 miles of new fencing, and a plethora of fixed and mobile devices to maintain vigilance. In other wards, a bunch of expensive toys that make already bloated private security and defense contractors even richer, ergo continuously pouring dark money into the campaign war chests of its cheerleaders in Congress. And also, a bunch of expensive toys that prove hilariously ineffective in the long run. But if it gets Congress to momentarily remember to do the job that the people elected them to do, then why not.

The new plan was announced by Sens. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Bob Corker of Tennessee, two virulently anti-immigration Republicans who had been publicly uncommitted on the legislation. And it seems that they have an unlikely supporter in New Jersey's Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, who came out in support of border security but feels that the existing bill already contains enough.

“I believe we have the toughest border security provisions in this legislation, $6.5 billion, largely devised by senators from the Border States who experience this challenge every day,” said Menendez. (MSNBC)

Menendez also seems confident that the bill will pass before the July 4th recess.

“I really do believe we will pass comprehensive immigration reform. I think we will do it by the Fourth of July recess,” Menendez said on Tuesday’s The Daily Rundown. “I can see a pathway forward,” said Menendez, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (MSNBC)

 
Comments (3)
3 Sunday, 23 June 2013 16:03
Dave Francis
THE LATEST SCANDAL INVOLVING THE IRS, PERPETRATED BY ILLEGAL ALIENS STEALING TAXPAYER MONEY?
American taxpayers should solicit what is going on within the agency called the IRS? The Internal Revenue Service which is hypothetical to be completely indifferent to any situation concerning taxpayers, but is using their resources to coerce Conservative organizations, some churches and TEA PARTY, just before the presidential election when it was much more prevalent? Not only did the IRS participate in prolonging the results of applications for tax exempt status for these entities, but used their immense power to gain the assistance of the FBI to make so called friendly visits to thousands of entities, and their donors. Yet neither agency demoralized the Lib-Democrat side of the political groups. However while this in noxious shift by the IRS was going on, nothing has been done to stop massive fraud, caused by illegal aliens benefiting from taxpayers. IT IS TIME TO ABOLISH THE IRS AND RESOLVE THIS PROBLEM WITH FAVORITISM OR SOMETHING EVEN WORSE? Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas has set up an email address for people to contact if they believe they were targeted by the IRS. That address is: IRSTarget@Cruz.Senate.gov. A petition seeking to abolish the Internal Revenue Service recently started by the American Center for Law and Justice and since moved to its own website http://www.abolishirsnow.com. The time has gone to eradicate the IRS and deliver to the American taxpayer a Fair tax code, which allows no exemptions for anybody including welfare for corporations.

Americans taxpayers should greatly appreciate the revealing information from CNS news, illustrating the overwhelming corruption, which is rotting this notorious agency, but has now been exposed to have questionable activities.
2 Sunday, 23 June 2013 16:02
Dave Francis
The IRS has long known it was giving these numbers to illegal aliens, and thus facilitating their ability to work illegally in the United States. For example, the Treasury Inspector General’s Semiannual Report to Congress published on Oct. 29, 1999—nearly fourteen years ago—specifically drew attention to this problem.
“The IRS issues Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to undocumented aliens to improve nonresident alien compliance with tax laws. This IRS practice seems counter-productive to the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s (INS) mission to identify undocumented aliens and prevent unlawful alien entry,” TIGTA warned in that long-ago report.
The inspector general’s 2012 audit report on the IRS’s handling of ITINs was spurred by two IRS employees who went to member of Congress “alleging that IRS management was requiring employees to assign Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) even when the applications were fraudulent.”
In an August 2012 press release accompanying the audit report, TIGTA said the report “validated” the complaints of the IRS employees.
“TIGTA’s audit found that IRS management has not established adequate internal controls to detect and prevent the assignment of an ITIN to individuals submitting questionable applications,” said Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George. “Even more troubling, TIGTA found an environment which discourages employees from detecting fraudulent applications.”
In addition to the 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 that the IRS sent to a single address in Atlanta, the IG also discovered that the IRS had assigned 15,796 ITINs to unauthorized aliens who presumably resided at a single Atlanta address.
The IRS has long known it was giving these numbers to illegal aliens, and thus facilitating their ability to work illegally in the United States. For example, the Treasury Inspector General’s Semiannual Report to Congress published on Oct. 29, 1999—nearly fourteen years ago—specifically drew attention to this problem.
“The IRS issues Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to undocumented aliens to improve nonresident alien compliance with tax laws. This IRS practice seems counter-productive to the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s (INS) mission to identify undocumented aliens and prevent unlawful alien entry,” TIGTA warned in that long-ago report.
The inspector general’s 2012 audit report on the IRS’s handling of ITINs was spurred by two IRS employees who went to member of Congress “alleging that IRS management was requiring employees to assign Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) even when the applications were fraudulent.”
In an August 2012 press release accompanying the audit report, TIGTA said the report “validated” the complaints of the IRS employees.
“TIGTA’s audit found that IRS management has not established adequate internal controls to detect and prevent the assignment of an ITIN to individuals submitting questionable applications,” said Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George. “Even more troubling, TIGTA found an environment which discourages employees from detecting fraudulent applications.”
In addition to the 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 that the IRS sent to a single address in Atlanta, the IG also discovered that the IRS had assigned 15,796 ITINs to unauthorized aliens who presumably resided at a single Atlanta address.
The IRS, according to TIGTA, also assigned ITINs to 15,028 unauthorized aliens presumably living at a single address in Dallas, Texas, and 10,356 to unauthorized aliens presumably living at a single address in Atlantic City, N.J.
Perhaps the most remarkable act of the IRS was this: It assigned 6,411 ITINs to unauthorized aliens presumably using a single address in Morganton, North Carolina. According to the 2010 Census, there were only 16,681 people in Morganton. So, for the IRS to have been correct in issuing 6,411 ITINS to unauthorized aliens at a single address Morganton it would have meant that 38 percent of the town’s total population was unauthorized alien workers using a single address.
TIGTA said there were 154 addresses around the country that appeared on 1,000 or more ITIN applications made to the IRS.
American Patrol Report Comment

Analysts looking through the new border security deal in the Senate say it includes waivers that would let Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano refuse to build any new fencing or install the new technology the plan lays out in close detail. The senators who struck the deal late this week said they were trying to take the decision-making away from the Obama administration and ensure that new fencing and technology would be deployed, but the latest version gives Ms. Napolitano or her successors the ability to waive or ignore those requirements. In the case of the fence, the legislation reads that "nothing in this subsection shall require the secretary to install fencing, or infrastructure that directly results from the installation of such fencing, in a particular location along the southern border, if the secretary determines that the use or placement of such resources is not the most appropriate means to achieve and maintain effective control over the southern border at such location."

In the case of technology, the sponsors said they wanted to ensure the technology gets deployed. They listed exact technology they wanted in every one of the border's sectors, including ordering 685 ground sensors, 50 towers and 73 fixed cameras be deployed to Arizona's two sectors. However, the bill also gives Ms. Napolitano the power to change all of that "if the secretary determines that an alternate or new technology is at least as effective as the technologies described in paragraph (3) and provides a commensurate level of security."
Exactly what they did in 2007. In December of 2007 Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson pushed through an amendment to a huge government-funding bill to give the DHS Secretary (Chertoff) the final say-so over the border fence. Some claimed she essentially gutted the fence. This is what Senator Hutchinson says in response to the claim that she gutted the border fence: Myth: The language "gutted" the border fence. FACT: The amendment mandates 700 miles of fence along the U.S. -- Mexico border. Of that, 370 miles of fence must be completed by the end of 2008. The Secure Fence Act did not have a requirement of 370 miles of fencing by December 2008. OUR FACT: DHS's Secure Border Initiative has constructed fewer than 120 miles of fence and it is very likely that fewer than 150 miles of fence will be completed by the end of 2008, even if Congress gives DHS more money. So, using Hutchinson's amendment, Chertoff cut the fence in half by making it single-layered, not double-layered as the law originally required. Then he cut that by building less than half of what Hutchinson said was mandated. That is called gutting the fence.
What say you now, Senator Hutchinson?

The PEOPLE must get off their rumps and speak up before it’s too late and condemn Washington with a "NO CONFIDENCE VOTE--NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS! DOWN WITH THIS DE FACTO AMNESTY BILL!" DUMP ALL THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED ONTO THIS TERRIBLE BILL. Contact by phone100 Senators and 435 Representatives for State or Federal at toll-free number -- 1-888-978-3094--.You may phone the United States Capitol circuit at (202) 224-3121. A terminal operator will connect you directly with the Senate office or just about anybody in Washington you request to speak with. It is time to get on the case of the without delay and demand the real fence, the entry & exit system, no benefits to illegal aliens and employers who violate the law after the inception of E-Verify a $15.000 dollar fine for every illegal worker caught and make it a felony for any illegal aliens crossing border or overstaying an expired visa.


American Patrol has all the facts and not the lies, emanating from DC. NumbersUSA, including much of the information you need to make a decisive decision?

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