Senate Plan Will Give Napolitano Final Say on Border Security and Amnesty

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The Gang of Eight is proposing a plan that will give Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano the final say over whether the border is secure enough to give 11 million illegals their citizenship.
The Hill reported:

Under a bipartisan Senate framework, Democrats say, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano would have final say over whether the border is secure enough to put 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship.

If Napolitano does not provide the green light for putting illegal immigrants on a pathway to citizenship, the responsibility for judging whether the metrics for border security have been met will be given to her successor.

The early debate over immigration reform has yielded two thorny questions: What metrics will be used to determine whether the goals for border security and other safeguards against illegal immigration have been met? Who will decide whether the metrics have been achieved?

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the lead Democratic sponsor of the bipartisan immigration reform framework unveiled this past week, said Napolitano should decide.

“What we’ve proposed is that the DHS secretary, whomever it is, will have final say on [whether] whatever metrics we proposes are met,” Schumer said. “We think those metrics will be quite objective.”

Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the lead Republican sponsor of the framework, said the issue is under discussion within the Gang of Eight.

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  • JenBee

    LOL, way to go Repubs! IDIOTS!!

  • NeoKong

    LOL, way to go Repubs! IDIOTS!!…(sigh)

  • our borders will be secure when the communists in our government want to keep the people IN.

  • rodguy911

    Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), the lead Republican sponsor of the framework, said the issue is under discussion within the Gang of Eight.

    OH I would trust McCain to hold out our side of border enforcement,he never caves to the left.uhhh… not more that a couple of times a day anyway.
    Let’s just leave the border problem to Big Sis. She will lookout for the country.Sounds just great to me. Lets give MS13 and all Islamic terrorists legal status,green cards and whatever they want while we are at it!
    We are so screwed!!

  • saveus

    yet another sell out to the left
    the pols don;t get it
    time for mc cain to retire since it doesn’t stand up for us

  • Yup, this is gonna turn out just fine.

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  • anon

    THanks Rubio, great idea!

  • AE

    She has already stated that everything is sweetness and light. Holder will not let a state protect itself. And Obama brags that some statistic is better than it was under Bush.

    This is not letting the fox guard the hen house, it is putting the chicken on a plate in front of the fox, handing him a knife and fork and then being shocked, shocked I tell you, when the obvious outcome occurs.

  • Limousine Barry

    What’s wrong?

    Janet Napolitano will personally look at each amnesty case with a simple question – (possibly in Spanish):

    If you are given amnesty who will you vote for?

    Yes, democrats are the right answer!

    You are granted amnesty!

  • Dennis Fitzpatrick

    All hands on deck! RINOs attempting to smother the influence of the Tea Party in Republican Party:

    “The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate.”

    Fight the RINOs! Don’t capitulate!

  • Clafoutis

    Netflix has released a new series called HOUSE OF CARDS.

    Pretty timely in a scathing sort of way as it illustrates how BOTH parties in Washington are chocked full of self-serving, greedy, useless and incompetent egotists, and useful idiots.

    (It’s a remake of a British series that was remarkable: Ian Richardson was outstandingly evil).

    We’re in deep, deep trouble.

  • Skandia Recluse

    A tyrant by any other name is still a tyrant.
    The senate abdicating it’s constitutional role and giving total decision making authority to the president is a declaration that the President is now a dictator, and the senate nothing more than an illusion.

  • Bigkahuna

    I am sick of elected officials bowing to the demands of….ILLEGALS. Do we give amnesty to bank robbers, car thieves, drug dealers? They are all just trying to feed and take care of their families you know. Just because they broke a few very basic’s not fair to punish them.

    Congress is a freaking joke. Again please tell us all what laws we are allowed to break and which laws we have to follow. Legal Americans want to know.

  • Cee

    There will be no serious effort to secure the borders until millions die from a terrorist attack tracked to an illegal border crosser. We must be successful in stopping attacks 100% of the time; they have to be successful just once. Given that many leaders of our government do not seems to believe that there are people out there whose goal is to kill Americans, it is simply a matter of when it does occur.

  • Pink Tie Republican

    Man, we all knew this was coming. It was so obvious that Rush Limbaugh got absolutely pwned by Marco Rubio. Played him like a fiddle he did.

  • Charles Lee

    Fox, meet the henhouse!

  • Bigkahuna

    Why is it that they can try to pass a ton of laws to stop legal citizens from buying guns but we can’t enforce laws on the books for years or pass new laws to stop illegals from coming or staying in the US.

  • Sam Stone

    Napolitano won’t be around much longer. She will be replaced with someone with ties to La Raza.

  • Kate

    Yet another farce from the Senate. Republican wimps and Democrats ignoring the law. Illegals call the shots on what they obey and what is enforced. Our borders are nonexistent. This is not the America I grew up in. Obama has certainly kept his promise to fundamentally change America. It’s hard to recognize it.

  • CT

    I was wishful that there would be a solution, but this KILLS IT!

  • Sam Stone

    #19, We have seen with our own eyes over and over that Obama only enforces the laws he chooses and even makes new law when so desired. I have zero faith in government any longer. It is anarchy now not a constitutional Republic.

    It seems governing now consists of not 535 elected in congress and 1 elected as President, but always “gang of ____”. We are being run by self labeled and professed GANGS!

    They thug government from Chicago! The south side gang of Obama.

  • feduptoo

    How about letting the residents (citizens), that live close to the border…decide when it is safe and secured?

    You elites in DC, have no idea what goes on there, you live with security and in gated communities…

    find out just how many citizens have been killed by illegals:

  • Bigkahuna

    Let Obama live next to the border and see how secure it is.

    I have never understood why if we need to train military to fight in the desert and do security etc why not train them along the border?

  • rolling thunder

    Another brilliant move by the RINOs. These guys are truly the most self-loathing politicians ever elected. They literally despise their own electorate, hoping instead to win kudos from the liberal Washington establishment by selling out every conservative voter.

  • Stella Baskomb

    “Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano would have final say over whether the border is secure enough to put 11 million illegal immigrants on a path to citizenship.”

    So the same person who is responsible for border security will also be the sole and final judge whether that security is “enough”?

    Yeah – it’s an example of good management in government work.

  • Mitch Rapp

    And we all know how trutwirthy Big Sis is! This government is so screwed up – little can be trusted, believed or be considered valid. Payola and payoffs seem to be the only qualities of this fine government

  • DaMav

    No Amnesty. On this hill…

  • WillofLa

    I have contacted both my representatives and demanded that Janet Napolitano be arrested immideately for violation of the Immigration law in allowing sections of a non existant defeated law, the “Dream Act” to be enforced as if it were law by order of Obama. I have demanded that Senator Dick Durbin also be arrested for violation of the same offence as Napolitano, and Obama. All three are in violation of the immigration laws by cherry picking currently illegal Mexican aliens to be allowed to remain in the country due to a lack of documented crimes they may or may not have committed.

    I have contacted other Congressmen and Senator’s about this fact that all three of these individuals are in violation of the laws of this nation and we will not tolerate them to just pick whatever law they want to violate and act on laws that don’t even exist, and were voted down by the Congress. This is wrong in giving this power to a “felon” who herself is a criminal.

    Napolitano does not have the authority to do anything but enforce our immigration laws as they currently stand. She must make checks on the security of our border based on actual proof that it our nation is safe from invasion from Mexico by both Mexican citizens and Mexican military forces helping drug dealers move their drugs into this country without having to deal with the border agents trying to stop them. Shootouts have occurred almost on a daily basis. It’s to bad the Mexican’s can’t be shot at to drive them back into Mexico because otherwise there is not deterent for them trying to come into our country. I suggested land mines be placed along the border in that they are a non lethal type used in prisons. The prisons use a explosive hand grenade that puts out rubber balls at high enough speed to injure a person but not seriously. The “land mine” I suggested would be much larger in size than the hand grenade used in the prisons and be large enough to cover an area in the open, where as the hand grenade is sufficient for closed in areas like the lunch room or general population sitting areas. This I suggested be used along with tear gas. So if the aliens set off one of these mines it would be either gas or land mine.

    Napolitano is a criminal and so is Durbin, and Obama. All three should be arrested and punished. And don’t give me any crap that it can’t be done. Just give me the authority to make an arrest and I’ll do it if none of those in Washington don’t have the balls, I do!! I’m not afraid of these people and I have the background to prove it.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Yep this is a brilliant move by the STUPID PARTY. Agree to leave the final decision regarding border enforcement to the Executive in charge of the very organization (Homeland Security) that is presently suing the State of Arizona for trying to enforce border security laws that the Executive in charge of Homeland Security won’t bother enforcing themselves which, in turn, has caused the exact problem that the very same Executive is now being empowered to make the final decision regarding the appropriateness of their activities regarding border enforcement!

    And the Republicans are all on board with this as the best idea in the last 25 years to come out of the Senate!

    Yep, they don’t call them the STUPID PARTY for nothing.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Seriously folks… The Republican Party needs to be disbanded and their leaders run out of town.

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  • JoyO

    We cannot trust HHS to be the final determinant of whether the border is secure. Janet Napolitano would say that the border is secure today.

    I believe border security should be determined via a referendum on the ballots of the border states — California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. When the voters of these states vote affirmatively that the border is secure, then I will believe it!

  • sablegsd

    When are we going to start hanging these bastards for treason?

  • Hy Feiber

    The only way Schumer would sign an agreement building a border fence would be if America bordered Poland, Hungary, and Bulgaria.

  • Hy Feiber

    As has been attested to by Latino voting patterns in Presidential elections since 1972, they will not vote for the Republican no matter what his position is on illegal immigration.

    Obviously the Gang of the GOP 4 has not a clue.

  • joe says

    liberalcoksukers all need to be hung,,,,,,,,,,,

  • TxAnn

    People need to burn the phone lines up or email until their fingers bleed. Sign up at for free faxes to send. Public outrage was the only way the bill was defeated in 2006/2007 and it’s the only thing that will stop it this time. And the outrage will need to be louder.