Skip to comments.S BUSH PART OF IMMIGRATION PROBLEM?
Posted on 03/28/2005 6:03:45 AM PST by shortstop
I voted for George W. Bush both times and campaigned for him.
And I think hes a great president.
In some ways.
But in some others, hes a failure as a president. Like this statistic: Since George W. Bush became president the number of illegal aliens in the United States has increased by almost 25 percent.
In hard numbers, more illegals overwhelmingly from Mexico have come into the United States during the first four years of the Bush Administration than there are legal Americans living in Alaska.
Ditto for Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.
Enough Bush illegals have snuck into our country to populate a medium-sized state.
The Bush record is 150,000 Americans in Iraq and almost 3 million illegals in America. In terms of true national defense, how does he stand?
By the end of his second term, it is expected he will have allowed the number of illegal aliens in this country to have grown by half.
Or more. Possibly quite a bit more. Because instead of talking about a crackdown on our southern border, hes talking about an amnesty and looser immigration rules.
George W. Bush has been the catalyst for illegal immigration primarily from Mexico into the United States. Consequently, he has been part of a problem which is a greater threat to the stability and security of the United States than terrorism ever thought of being.
And that is all the more troubling considering the fact that he, as president and commander in chief, has the ultimate responsibility to protect this nation. It is a responsibility, in this regard, in which he is utterly failing.
The future of this nation, particularly in the Southwest and West, has been unalterably changed for the worse because George W. Bush has been asleep at the switch.
Weve stopped illegal immigration into Iraq from Syria and Iran, but weve done nothing to stop illegal immigration into the United States from Mexico.
It is almost an act of treason. He has acted as an odd modern-day Quisling. We are being invaded and he is siding with the invaders.
Again, Im a Bush supporter. Im Republican to the bone. The Democrats would be worse, but this Republican is bad enough. The impact of Bushs immigration policy is catastrophic.
It is incomprehensible that this president should so clearly and resolutely understand and respond to the threat of foreign terrorism, but ignore and reject and ultimately be complicit in the threat of foreign invasion via illegal immigration.
Last week was a good example.
In a meeting in Waco, Texas, President Bush denounced the Minuteman Project and called its members vigilantes.
Which is a direct quote from prior statements of the Mexican government.
What is the Minuteman Project? A volunteer effort, through the month of April, to patrol a stretch of the Arizona border with Mexico. Regular Americans, most of them taking vacation from their jobs, will ride, walk or fly along the border. When they spot people crossing into the United States from Mexico, they will alert the Border Patrol.
They wont stop the people. They wont harass them. They wont have any contact with them whatsoever. They will merely report their presence to the authorities. Its like a Neighborhood Watch, except that volunteers will carry food and water in case they find injured illegals who have been overcome by the desert heat.
All these people are doing is watching and reporting.
And the Mexican president has attacked them for that. Sadly, so has the American president. The Administration has chosen to ignore our southern border, and it seems angered that the citizenry hasnt.
The policy of the Mexican government is clearly to foster and encourage illegal immigration into the United States. Sadly, the policy of the American government seems to be exactly the same. Words may be different, but deeds arent.
And the daily degradation and ruin of the United States is the consequence. This pattern of illegal immigration is nothing other than an invasion of territory and a pillaging of wealth. America has become Mexicos welfare system and Mexicos dumping ground. The people Mexico is too backward to employ or care for are herded north to become somebody elses problem and the foot soldiers in a cultural conquest.
They lower our wages, live off our welfare, weaken our society and send our money south.
They are a threat to national security and survival.
And George W. Bush is doing everything he can to encourage it. He showed that last week when he stood by the Mexican president and against the American people.
The people of the Minuteman Project and the millions of other Americans who are alarmed by what is going on are not vigilantes. And they are not the problem.
The president is.
And so is the silent Congress which likewise turns a blind or complicit eye to this crime against our laws.
I am a Republican. And I have voted for Republicans and worked for Republicans and donated to Republicans. The voters of America have given Republicans the power to lead and protect our nation.
And this is what we get.
With Republicans in charge of the Senate and the House and the presidency, we have the Mexicans in charge of the border.
"there will be a surge to support her position."
Not from sane people.
I voted for George W. Bush both times and campaigned for him.
And I think he's a great president.
YES!! Because he will do nothing to stop the INVASION! It doesnt matter how many came over before Bush, point is he could stop it now but he is allowing it if not encouraging it along with fox.
I voted for him once but I did not make that mistake twice. Everybody who is against being transformed into a peasant should be looking at the Conservative Party.
The essential premise is not accurate, so I stopped reading. In fact, estimates of the number of illegals in the country today is the same as it was in 2001. In reality, solving a problem that concerns 10 million people is huge, and the Bush administration has prioritized it so that they are dealing with national security risks first. Some people think there must be some magic wand instant solution, but that is probably not possible.
Yes, he's part of the problem, but he shares responsibility with many, many other federal and state politicians, plus employers and a heap of lawyers who have been working against U.S. citizens for decades.
Even IF he wanted to do something - and he doesn't, I'm certainly convinced - it'd never get past our misrepresentatives.
The Demos sold out this country to a certain minority so why can't the Repubs have their minority by also selling out this country seems fair. No Hillary will make no such move and guarrantee the Repubs the brown vote.
"Just wait until Hillary! starts campaigning on an anti illegal immigration platform , there will be a surge to support her position."
You will find know one who is a champion of conservative principles than myself. Bush is not a conservative and I am not sure what the Republican platform is anymore. I am sick and tired of the Bush's they talk the talk yet refuse to take any real action on the social reforms, we who contributed and volunteered for their campaign demand. I am changing my party affiliation to the Conservative party and whoever will take on this border issue will get my vote. Go Tancredo!!!!
Question to all, What is the RINO platform???
"Even IF he wanted to do something - and he doesn't, I'm certainly convinced - it'd never get past our misrepresentatives."
That's right. I voted for Buchanan in 2000 and was scared straight when we barely dodged that Algore bullet. I voted almost exclusively republican in 02 and again in 04. I simply weigh the republicans against the democrats and make my decision based on several issues.
Sure I oppose the Bush border policies but I also oppose the democrat policies of partial birth abortion, gun control, appeasement of terrorists, socialism and on and on.
Where are you getting your figures?
In 2001 the President used to use the figure of 6 million illegals. Now he regularly uses 8 million which would be an astonishing 33% grow rate. In 2001 the most commonly number one heard as a believable estimate for illegals was 8 million. Now the Pew Charities is estimating just shy of 11 million and they put the growth rate at an alarming 25%. Many people think the PEW Charities, which is developing a liberal reputation for deliberately deceiving the public, is understating the problem.
In 2001, some believable sources were estimating the number of illegals as high as 10 million and a few sources that were generally considered extreme were estimating 12 million. In 2004, Time Magazine is estimating 15 million illegals and Bears Stearn is estimating 18 to 20 million illegals. Neither of these sources would be considered wacky or extreme.
It is not credible to say the number has not changed. Not even the open border types believe that. Pretty much everybody (except you) agrees that it is a growing problem.
Get a friggin grip - I was just asking a question - some people on FR are so touchy no one can ask a simple question anymore - talk about childish look in the mirror.
There's a conservative party in this country? Where?
Simply put, HE IS PART OF THE PROBLEM!! It is just a case of BUSH telling us what we want to hear but doing the exact opposite and I am sick and tired. I have questioned the Rep. platform for years and I push the conservative party. It is time to stop voting for hypocracy.
No one is perfect...
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