Janet Napolitano: Immigration bill important step … Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano mounted a vigorous defense of the Senate Gang of Eight's comprehensive immigration plan on Tuesday, calling the legislation an "important first step" to reforming the nation's immigration laws. In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Napolitano said the 844-page bill would improve the immigration system in several ways: it would modernize the current legal immigration system, implement stricter accountability measures for employers and improve border security. – Politico
Dominant Social Theme: This immigration reform is a normal and prudent advance.
Free-Market Analysis: Thump, thump, thump. The North American Union is being born right under your eyes.
The globalists running Washington, DC have clearly stated in many ways that Canada, Mexico and the United States are to form a more perfect union. There are plenty of strategies being brought to bear.
The biggest tool was to be a superhighway that would cut the United States into virtually two pieces – a highway and railroad system stretching from Canada to Mexico.
When the initial furor about the NAU damaged the chances that the highway would be constructed, the most ambitious parts of the project were shelved. But not for long.
It is back, in the guise of a huge pipeline that will transport shale oil from Canada into the lower 48 called the TransCanada Keystone XL – a $5.3 billion proposal for a 1,179-mile pipeline from Alberta to Nebraska. There are additional plans to connect to refineries in Texas.
It's not yet a "done deal" but there are formidable forces in Washington, DC pushing it forward. The US has plenty of shale oil but, of course, that is surely not the point. The point would seem to be to create a transport corridor that bisects the US and will inevitably and eventually connect to Mexico.
Under George Bush an intricate network of security arrangements were reached with Canada and with Mexico. All along the Canadian border now are "constitution-free" zones where Canadian and US law enforcement officials can work together without pesky legalisms and the nationalism attached to them.
What Bush could not move along was a bill that would naturalize Mexican immigration – thus turning the border between the US and Mexico into a semi-porous non-entity. When he tried, the resulting ruckus put a final dent in whatever was left of his presidency.
But of course, this part of the program is back like a bad case of indigestion. And now it has formidable backing of the US's very own STASI – Homeland Security and Janet Napolitano. Here's more:
Napolitano … praised the provision that would provide a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
"These are all common-sense steps that the majority of Americans support," Napolitano said in prepared remarks. She added that the introduction of the bipartisan bill is a "true milestone, and we look forward to working with you to build on this momentum."
… The bulk of the hearing focused on border security concerns. A core provision of the bill includes a set of so-called security triggers that would have to be written and implemented before undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. could transition to legal status and ultimately to citizenship.
Of the triggers, Napolitano said: "I believe we can satisfy them in the upcoming years."
But several Republicans were still skeptical of whether the border would be sufficiently secured under the Senate legislation. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said the bill appeared to have a policy of "legalize now, enforce later."
Another Republican, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, argued that the Senate bill gave "extraordinary" discretion to Napolitano and the Department of Homeland Security on immigration matters.
This last point is key. If one takes the time, one can actually see the gears grinding forward, locking the US, Mexico and Canada into an ever-tighter position. Many still scoff that the population of the three countries will never tolerate a union, but whoever thought France and Germany would emerge as leading proponents of a European Union?
Politics is a powerful thing. And those leading the charge are ever-confident that public opinion is easily manipulated in any direction necessary.
In this case, every major continental policy being embarked upon in the modern era seems intended to reinforce this faux-unity. And whatever does not enforce it is likely to generate a kind of planned chaos.
It is not coincidence that a US Intel operation to send weapons to Mexico has basically gone uninvestigated. Mexico is being destabilized by a US-led "drug war" and the idea is obviously to create a kind of failed nation-state, at least in parts of Mexico.
Out of chaos, order. The creation of policies that are intended surreptitiously to create a tighter bond between Canada, the US and Mexico is a huge and (of course) untold story. The alternative media has reported on it regularly but the mainstream media either ignores it or reports on it sporadically without connecting the proverbial dots.
But in politics there are no coincidences and the reoccurrence of the immigration bill is no coincidence, either. Thump, thump, thump. Bit by bit, one "reasonable" action at a time, the NAU is being constructed quietly and remorselessly.
Only the denials are broadcast.