Biden cannot recall the cruel drug and deportations law he, Leahy, Reagan, Kerry, et alii rammed through House and Senate in October of 1986. Here is an aide memoire:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD HOUSE H 11233 Biden, 17 October 1986 Subtitle M – Narcotics Traffickers Deportation Act SECTION 1751. AMENDMENT TO THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT. (a) Section 212 (a) (23) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182 (a) (23)) is amended – (1) by striking out “any law or regulation relating to” and all that follows through “addiction-sustaining opiate” and inserting in lieu thereof “”any law or regulation of a State, the United States, or a foreign country relating to a controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802))”; and (2) by striking out “any of the aforementioned drugs” and inserting in lieu thereof “any such controlled substance”.
TRANSLATION: The change means that instead of genuinely addictive narcotics, the force of law is now brought to bear on relatively harmless, non-habit-forming stimulants, or whatever other jokers unquestionable politicians and bureaucrats shuffle in and out of a different deck not shown here. Law “or regulation of a foreign country” means every teenager busted for seeds in a country spineless enough to import American prohibition laws is barred for life from ever coming to These States.
(b) Section 241(a)(11) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1251(a)(11) is amended by striking out “any law or regulation relating to” and all that follows through “addiction-sustaining opiate” and inserting in lieu thereof “any law or regulation of a State, the United States, or a foreign country relating to a controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802))”.
(c) The amendments made by the subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall apply to convictions occurring before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this section, and the amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to aliens entering the United States after the date of the enactment of this section.
TRANSLATION of the part in bold: that line in the outmoded Constitution that says: “No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed” is no longer operative or binding on us Nixon-law-subsidized politicians.(link)
(d) Section 287 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8. U.S.C. 1357) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: “(d) Section 287 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1357) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
“(d) In the case of an alien who was arrested by a Federal, State, or local law enforcement official for a violation of any law relating to controlled substances, if the official (or another official) –
“(1) has reason to believe that the alien may not have been lawfully admitted to the United States or otherwise is not lawfully present in the United States,
“(2) expeditiously informs an appropriate officer or employee of the Service authorized and designated by the Atty. Gen. of the arrest and of facts concerning the status of the alien, and
“(3) requests the Service to determine promptly whether or not to issue a detainer to detain the alien, the officer or employee of the Service shall promptly determine whether or not to issue such a detainer. If such a detainer is issued and the alien is not otherwise detained by Federal, State, or local officials, the Atty. Gen. shall effectively and expeditiously take custody of the alien.”.
TRANSLATION of the part in bold: any foreigner with an accent arrested by men bearing service pistols and rendered immune to liability for their violence through qualified immunity precedent invented by judges, may be handed over to federal agents for detention and deportation. No, it doesn’t matter if the parents and offspring are kept together or separated, inasmuch as there is no provision one way or another.
The above is another part of the thick, heavy, obscurely-worded law grounded in superstition, pseudoscience and Jobs for the Boys authorizing undeclared war on the rest of the world, Constitution be damned and crushed underfoot, passed by Biden, Leahy, Kerry and a majority of Congress and signed by Republican Ronald Reagan under the beaming smile of Billy Graham. Search and see for yourself: (link)
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Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)
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