US to Migrants: Crossers Won’t Qualify for Reform

Washington Post, December 18, 2013

The United States issued a warning on Wednesday to migrants thinking of crossing the border, saying they won’t qualify for any potential immigration reform that might be enacted in the U.S.

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for migrants, but it covers only people who illegally entered the United States before Dec. 30, 2011. Republican leaders in the House rejected the Senate bill and are still mulling their own measures, which could be even less generous.

Alan Bersin, assistant secretary of international affairs for the Department of Homeland Security, said he can’t say for sure whether immigrant smugglers, known as “coyotes,” are encouraging people to cross before any reform is passed. But smugglers are unscrupulous and aren’t above making such promises, he said.

“It seems to me that it is supremely important that people who are crossing, or trying to cross . . . they have to realize they will have no right to take advantage of any immigration reform law that gets passed,” Bersin said at a news conference.


Bersin said his office hasn’t detected any upsurge in illegal crossing attempts in recent months since the Senate passed its reform bill.

He said crossing illegally has become extremely risky and, together with heightened border security, “it is practically impossible to cross without a coyote.”


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  • Puggg

    “Crossers won’t qualify for amnesty”

    Wanna bet?

    • There will be immigrants in DHS offices applying with wet mud on their shoes from the Rio Grande saying that they got here in August 2011.

  • ncpride

    The fact of the matter is, our government doesn’t have a single clue who or what is in our country, nor do I think they care. Agencies like the NSA, DHS and the TSA are absolute jokes. Their claims of making us ‘safer’ are hilarious considering they won’t/can’t even protect our borders while every Jose’, Mohammad and Si Lu cross over. All of these ridiculous alphabet departments are completely useless, and it’s only a matter of time before the US collapses, or something even more catastrophic happens. It’s inevitable.

    • lily-white

      I have always held to the belief that the only thing that is going to cause these squatters to be removed is a “calamity” such as a currency collapse (or something akin). Nothing gets done till people start really hurting and we are nowhere close to that. Show me people competing for limited resources (such as food) and I’ll show you border enforcement.

  • Extropico

    They won’t need amnesty once the nonWhites become the majority as they will all be permitted to plunder the vestiges of Rome legally.

  • Spartacus

    “it is practically impossible to cross without a coyote.”


    Why not start dealing with those while you’re at it ?

  • Stan D Mute

    Because those ILLEGAL border jumpers would never, ever, LIE about WHEN they jumped the border…

  • Greg Thomas

    The La Razas will be up in arms if not every one of their illegal invading kin are granted amnesty. Besides, Filberto will claim he has been here for 10 years and will have the “documents” to prove it. He will further bemoan that denying him amnesty amounts to “racism and oppression.” The traitors within our government will amend the law to accomodate all. Isn’t that how this works?

    How about a law which denies ALL illegal invaders amnesty!

    • Alexandra1973

      The US Constitution, Article iv, Section 4.

      • Bossman

        Migrant workers are not armed invaders. When the Framers wrote of invasion, they meant the real thing.

        • Greg Thomas

          This invasion is the “real thing.” The result is the same whether or not they invade while armed. Moreover, less than 1% of the illegal invaders could be considered “migrant workers.” There is nothing migratory about their behavior.

          The majority of invaders settle in urban environments, colonize and breed recklessly. They suck up as much welfare as they can get their hands on while usurping jobs “that Americans will not do.” They do this with the encouragement and blessing of their beloved mexico, who in return, receives billions in remittances each year.

          That’s an “invasion” in every sense of the word.

          • kenfrombayside

            They take and do jobs Americans won’t do: skipping on medical bills; drunk driver; baby breeder; drug smuggler and pusher; TB carrier; pls add to the list.

        • mobilebay

          10 might be considered migrants. Millions are definitely an invasion. The military should have been called out long ago.

        • IstvanIN

          So an unarmed invasion is OK? I bet the founders never expected the entire Federal Government to turn traitor.

  • Strike_Team

    As if this statement means anything.

    This was put out there as an attempt (and it’s a pathetic one) to placate whites. The people in charge say one thing, and then pull the border hoppers aside and tell them not to worry, roll right on in.

    It’s similar to the b.s. on the news stating that deportations are up, with hispanic leaders complaining about families being torn apart, fake Asian hecklers chiming in about immigration during an Obama speech and the like. It’s all theater. None of it based in fact. And most of delivered during the holidays.

  • So CAL Snowman

    So if you broke the law before a certain date you are all good, but if you broke it after a certain date it’s still a valid law? Seems to me like a case of selective enforcement and if that’s the case I don’t see how ANY law on the books can be enforced.

    “Well Don’tavious you got off lucky this time, IF you had raped and murdered that White girl AFTER December 17, 2013 you would be doing time but since you raped and killed her on December 16, we’re going to go ahead and look the other way.”

    “What happened to the American Dream? It came true, you’re looking at it.”
    -Alan Moore (Watchmen)

  • John K

    And how will the government prove they weren’t here before then? They won’t, they’ll just give them amnesty anyway.

    “Heightened border security”, what a joke. How many border patrol agents are we going to pay just to watch the invasion happen?

  • negrolocaust

    they should cut their hands off, then lets see how fast they go back to mexico

    • itdoesnotmatter

      No, negrolocaust, not a good idea. A criminal or illegal invader with no hands would be fast-tracked for total disability.

  • RHG

    So, they will still cross and then start howling for the next amnesty.

  • mobilebay

    /Citizenship is the one thing I haven’t heard the lawbreakers whine about – everything else, but the Washington bunch can claim this as their own. However, I still don’t understand. Illegals, uh…I mean the “new Americans” will never be able to support the fat cats in the way to which they’ve become accustomed. But they will vote as they’re told.

  • Alexandra1973

    Kinda like “don’t ask don’t tell.” We won’t ask you how long you’ve really been here, you don’t tell us, and you get to be an American!

  • odious liberal

    Free money for illegal criminal invaders is just an executive order away.

  • kenfrombayside

    Keep the pressure on your reps in congress. Giving 11 – 30 million (nobody knows for sure) criminal lawbreakers legalization pure insanity. Plus, they could sponsor their relatives; that would bring the total up to about 50 million aliens in our midst. Of course, these new citizens will vote for the vile democrats and their socialist giveaways. Most of them will be unskilled, uneducated, low IQ etc. Stop this outrageous bill now. Don’t sit on the sidelines.You are not wasting your time. The American people don’t want this bill. You have to do all you can do to stem the third world assault:
    – Contact your 2 US Senators and rep in congress.
    – after biz hours, leave a message on your DC rep’s voicemail. All US Senators have multiple offices so it would be a good idea to hit all of the. Remember, be civil and don’t threaten
    – go to NUMBERSUSA then go to the take action button. You will be able to send faxes to your 2 US Senators and congressional for free. (I also gave a $50 donation).
    – use Business Reply envelopes to state your opposition to America’s insane immigration policies and the proposed amnesty. Don’t give the parties any money.
    – join an immigration group like FAIR. Strength thru numbers!
    – go to the RNC & DNC sites to email them.
    – Use the media: call a talk radio program; write a letter to your local paper. If the media outlet is liberal, then talk about economic impact of massive third world immigration.
    – text everybody in your cell phone queue now.