This is a great victory, yet not a finality, for our country's security and immigration policy. HR.10 is to implement the 9/11 commissions recommendations including Immigration provisions
which restrict issuance of Drivers Licenses to illegal aliens, implements quicker deportations and limits on the acceptance of foreign consular identification cards.
The Senate Passed a 9/11 commission intelligence bill of their own a few days ago, though it lacks the strict immigration policies in the house bill.
The next step for the bills will be to head to a joint conference committee where the House and Senate will appoint conferees which will argue which provisions will stay and which will be removed. They could even add provisions.
It's going to be a tough fight for the immigration portions of the bill, but they are needed. You can't have a million unknown people flooding into your country, driving around with a valid ID allowing them to get benefits and board planes and still remain safe.
It's just common sense.
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Ted at Crooked Timber is against the provisions and he's rallying against it.
Obsidian Wings rants on about how it's outsourcing torture.
Whatever. Expedited deportation is not meant to outsource torture. It's to get people out of our country because they are lawbreakers. They're here illegally, not because they are going to be tortured. If they were truly here avoiding persecution they would claim rufugee status, not sneak in and live here without telling anyone with hope they don't get discovered and deported.