The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) released a parody of President Barack Obama’s “Life of Julia” campaign ad in attempt to highlight the fundamental flaws of the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill in the U.S. Senate.
CIS’s Jon Feere said the parody slideshow, titled “Life of Julia, Amnesty Applicant,” asks, “What would the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill look like from the perspective of an illegal alien named Julia?”
The first step in the slideshow shows Julia actually applying for amnesty.
“Julia thought she heard she wouldn’t get amnesty until the border is secure, E-verify is mandated, and other enforcement measures are met,” the slide reads. “Julia heard politicians say she’d have to ‘go to the back of the line’ and she really didn’t want to go back to her homeland and wait in line like legal immigrants.”
But in the parody, after the bill was passed, the fictitious Julia was surprised and pleased to find those politicians were not telling the truth. “But Julia was happy to learn that the politicians were playing word games and that the bill actually grants legal status six months after the bill passed,” the parody continues.
It further notes that “Julia” would get a “work permit, a Social Security account, a driver’s license, and many other state and federal benefits,” before Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano would even need to secure the border. Napolitano would merely need to submit a plan that would never need to actually be implemented.
The CIS parody goes through seven more slides, all the way to Julia’s retirement where she would have access to lots of federal benefits programs. The various slides highlight how illegal aliens like “Julia” granted amnesty under the “Gang of Eight” senate bill if it ever became law are treated in many cases better than American citizens, especially when it comes to matters involving the court system.
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