For those who don’t know who Barbara Jordan was or what she said: READ THIS! Jordan Commission reports on illegal immigration – from the 1990’s!
In 1995, the Bill Clinton-appointed chairwoman of the Commission on Immigration Reform was the late Barbara Jordan, D-Texas, the first black woman elected to Congress from the South. She testified to Congress on immigration reform nine years after the “one-time amnesty” that was to solve our illegal immigration crisis forever.
Jordan was clear on what it would take to gain credibility on immigration policy: “Those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave — deportation is crucial.”
On the criminal employers who lure illegals into our republic, Jordan recommended mandatory electronic verification of legal employment eligibility. “Employer sanctions can work,” she said.
Fortunately for Jordan, a 1994 Presidential Medal of Freedom award winner, 21st century ethnic hustlers – and the ADL – weren’t there to attack her “extremism.” Si?
The bipartisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform was authorized by Section 141 of the Immigration Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-649), and expired December 31, 1997. The Commission’s mandate was to review and evaluate the implementation and impact of U.S. immigration policy and to submit its findings and recommendations to Congress.
In particular, the Commission examined the implementation and impact of provisions of the Immigration Act of 1990 related to family reunification, employment-based immigration, and the program to ensure diversity for the sources of U.S. immigration. Specifically, the Commission examined:
the effectiveness of efforts to curb illegal immigration;
the impact of immigration on labor needs, employment, and other economic and domestic conditions in the United States;
the social, demographic, and natural resources impact of immigration;
the impact of immigration on the foreign policy and national security interests of the United States; and
various numerical limitations in the selection and adjustment of status of immigrants, asylees, and non-immigrants