Friday, April 4, 2014

Perks Are For Perps With The Right Pigmentation

By Ilana Mercer

If you're a criminal alien with "family relationships" in the U.S., are studying on the American taxpayer's dime, are the recipient of the "attention of [pro-amnesty] advocacy groups," and have "been here a long time"; if you are the focus of "political considerations," were in the midst of applying for legal status when, oops, you stumbled into crime, have made a career of traffic offenses or have violated state law the Obama administration does not want enforced (identity theft and fraud are examples); if charges are pending against you, but you have yet to be convicted—KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. You're more than qualified for
leniency, or for what the Obama administration has termed "prosecutorial discretion." Deportation is no threat to you. Congratulations! You're on schedule for joining what the American Founding Fathers had hoped would be a commonwealth of virtue.

As for the youthful criminal alien who still has that certain, impish je ne sais quoi—why, he'll qualify right away for this administration's "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" program. DACA is not quite the proposed DREAM Act, but it'll get the offender all the benefits he can dream of—education, food stamps, health care, a shot at a job—and a reprieve from deportation.

According to the Center for Immigration Studies, the Obama administration's "prosecutorial discretion criteria are allowing factors such as family relationships, political considerations, or attention from advocacy groups to trump criminal convictions as factors leading to deportation."

In 2013, ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) released 68,000 criminal aliens back into the community. Much of their offenses were of the drunken-driving variety—among them were no homeschoolers on the lam from Germany, thank God! But, as reported, the skill-sets in this sample of criminal aliens did include murder and rape.

For a second, I thought of encouraging my only sister, stuck in South Africa as she is, to live on the edge and consider becoming an illegal alien in the USA. It's the easiest path to de facto permanent residency. No need for an education. No need for proficiency in the English language. "Press two for Spanish" is all the conversational eloquence required. Public charges are preferred. Ditto a vice or two.

But who am I kidding? Little sister lacks what it takes. She's not made of the right stuff. With an ethic of work and self-reliance, she'd be the bane of this country. Besides, white immigrants like us have no "advocacy groups" and aren't subject to "political considerations," when faced with deportation. Still, I'd like Soledad O'Brien, of the "Black, Brown and Plain Boring in America" CNN series, to know this: Although we lack pigment appeal—white immigrants weep for their far-away families just as brown people do. Except that we cry behind closed doors.

Yes, perks are for perps with the right pigmentation. So clear a point is this that in the last amnesty bill, introduced in 2013 by the Senate, “illegal alien” is a thing of the past. The "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act" (S.744) achieves legal leveling not by defending our country’s borders, but through the near abolition of the illegal versus legal distinction.

In S.744, these new, privileged wards of the state are known as "Registered Provisional Immigrants." RPIs will enjoy protections unavailable to nationals, or to immigrants who’re in the U.S. on merit.

In marked contrast to an RPI, there is not much you, me and Chancellor Merkel can do if Gen. Keith Alexander’s National Security Agency and apparatus sics its spies on us. The same goes for our rights under the successors of Lois Lerner and Sarah Hall Ingram, at the Internal Revenue Service’s tax-exempt division.

But woe betide the NSA or IRS agent who does unto a registered provisional Democrat what he did to a tea-party patriot. The “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” promises to name and shame this wicked government worker. Caught in the improper use of the personal data of an RPD (Registered Provisional Democrat), the agent will incur a criminal penalty.

The Bill specifies that snooping on beneficiaries of S.744 will be permitted only for the purpose of determining benefits—benefits that happen to be carved out of the hide of taxpaying Americans, immigrants included, who're bereft of equal protections.

To prevent any “errant” law-enforcement officer from daring to quiz a suspicious illegal alien about his status, a “document of special protection while waiting” will be issued to these Democrats-in-Waiting.

Oh, for the privileges of a "Registered Provisional Immigrant," or a criminal alien, for that matter.

Ilana Mercer is author of Into the Cannibal's Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa. She blogs at BarleyABlog.


  1. Shame on the American people for allowing this invasion to be out of control for so long.

    This includes Libertarians who whine about central planning.

    1. Thats because the whole "immigration debate" both on right and left is just a mindless drivel on which central planning scheme the national security state should adopt. Ill take Jacob Hornberger's view over these people any day

    2. There's nothing really wrong with the open borders libertarian view, but like lots of libertarian things it is part of a whole package, and it just doesn't work by itself. It just doesn't work when there are welfare systems and it doesn't work when only a tiny portion of the world is libertarian/free market. This results in an overwhelming amount of immigration that breaks welfare states and free markets alike.

    3. Jimmy Joe,

      What is the "open boarders libertarian view"? Libertarians adhere to one principle- that it is unjust for someone to use violence or threats of violence against another person or their property. Thus, there is only one legitimate type of border- property lines. National borderlines arbitrarily set by the State- which claims a monopoly on the use of violence within the borderlines- are totally illegitimate.

      Also, I am wondering how immigration "breaks" free markets? Can you explain this further?

  2. Anon 8:03,

    Who are "the American people"? What is shameful about immigration (or the "allowing" of it)? Further, make a case for disallowing the movement of people from one area to another (an "invasion", as you put it).

    What do libertarians "who whine about central planning" have to do with this issue?

    Quite trite you are!

    1. "Quite trite you are!"

      When the movement of people from one area to another is funded with stolen money then this is bad.

      You are right let's allow the invasion to continue.
      I am sure any day now the invaders will start saying " Senor Rothbard is motherbleepin bueno and it's time to end the welfare system".

    2. "When the movement of people from one area to another is funded with stolen money then this is bad."

      Can't disagree there! Can you give an example of immigration which is "funded with stolen money"? What are you referring to?

    3. "Can you give an example of immigration which is "funded with stolen money"? What are you referring to?"

      Quite clearly many invaders on welfare send money to whatever third world toilet they used to reside in so others can join them here.

      It is unknown of course how much of the invasion is funded up front with taxpayer money, but 100% certainty of getting your money back through the welfare state once you get here make that irrelevant.

      No need to even get into the loser church groups that import phony refugees just so they can go on welfare and destroy communities.

      The welfare state has created gross distortions in who comes here just as the Fed does with all things.