It seems as if the Democratic Party has found a useful cudgel in its campaign to vilify the Republican Party during this tumultuous election season. Namely, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Putting aside the dubious constitutionality of this statute-parts of which have already been invalidated by federal courts-and the inherently discriminatory nature of the law, there is the inescapable fact that VAWA is being exploited by Democrats in order to enact a grab bag of legislative priorities that could never be enacted piecemeal.
Of course, when we think of the priorities of Democrats in Congress the first thing that comes to mind is encouraging even more types of unnecessary immigration, and the renewal of VAWA is no different in this regard. Senator Dianne Feinstein, one of the worst, but by no means the only, member of her caucus to engage in pandering to her party’s key constituencies, has used the occasion to call for an amnesty of illegal aliens who fall within the parameters of VAWA, i.e. those women allegedly abused by their domestic partners. This in spite of the fact that the U visa is already rife with abuse by illegal immigrants seeking permanent residency in the United States and human smuggling visas are awarded over seventy percent of the time to men who have no tangible connection to human trafficking. To give you an idea of how pervasive fraud is among would-be immigrants-a problem that will be compounded exponentially if female immigrants are given another avenue in which to apply for residency-take a look at this primer on immigration marriage fraud by CSI Consulting and Investigations.
I have to thank the great Bernard Chapin, of the eponymous Chapin’s Inferno, for alerting me to those illuminating statistics, which illustrate the corruption at the heart of this process, lovely platitudes repeated by open borders enthusiasts notwithstanding. VAWA is not only bad policy, it is bad politics, but it’s what we’ve come to expect from our moral superiors on Capitol Hill. Let’s try something different this time, shall we?