Skip to comments.Utah Lawmaker [Chris Cannon] Pushes for Illegal Alien Amnesty
Posted on 04/01/2004 11:51:37 AM PST by lonewacko_dot_com
On March 24, the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing called How Would Millions of Guest Workers Impact Working Americans and Americans Seeking Employment?
The hearing took place in connection with various guest worker bills pending before Congress. Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, a committee member, has spent extraordinary resources trying to convince voters that the bill he co-sponsors is not an amnesty, though it would not prosecute the millions of illegal aliens who have committed a crime by entering or remaining in the U.S. without a current visa. Instead, it would give them a work permit.
Cannon, a lawmaker, has openly expressed his contempt for the distinction between legal and illegal immigration. We love immigrants in Utah. We dont make the distinction very often between legal and illegal, he said on June 6, 2002, as he received an Excellence in Leadership award from MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Cannons remarks are entirely consistent with the beliefs of MALDEFs co-founder, Mario Obledo, who said in June 1998 California is going to be a Hispanic state and anyone who doesn't like it should leave. They should go back to Europe.
...Thanks to the House of Representatives excellent Judiciary Committee Web site, Utahs voters can see the depths to which Chris Cannon is willing to go in an effort to smear advocates of immigration reduction as white supremacists. Rep. Cannon employed a line of questioning developed by members of the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s. In referring to an umbrella organization of groups that advocate against massive, uncontrolled immigration, Cannon asked one witness, Did you go to lunch with other folks that were associated with that umbrella organization?
...Indeed, most of the hundreds of organizations listed on his website as endorsing his AgJOBS amnesty represent industries that stand to profit financially from cheaper labor, and some of the groups listed actually work in concert with the government of Mexico to influence U.S. immigration policy.
...The attempt, however, to cast immigration reductionists as white supremacists did provide one humorous, if embarrassing, moment in last Wednesdays House hearing. Rep. Cannon was deep into a rambling monologue in which he was attempting to draw links between the alleged white supremacists plotting a take-over of the Sierra Club and the alleged white supremacists driving the immigration reduction movement. At one point, Rep. Cannon, following the Southern Poverty Law Center line, asserted that five current candidates for the Sierra Clubs Board of Directors are all members of this white supremacist conspiracy. Unbeknownst to him, however, one of those Sierra Club candidates was sitting right in front of him at the witness table Frank Morris, a black man who formerly headed the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
Many observers have said that when it comes to illegal immigration, there is very little difference between the positions of the two major parties. But voters have a choice when it comes to Chris Cannon. Cannons positions and rhetoric do not so much resemble those of either major political party as those of the radical Left. Again and again, he speaks of a Marxist, Open Borders America in which the notion of illegal immigrant no longer exists. Then he legislates for it.
Rep. Cannon has found his constituency. It just doesnt consist of American citizens.
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For an earlier report on the hearings, see Chris Cannon [R-UT] "Loose with facts, demeans American public discourse" http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1105820/posts
To see the list of the 400 companies and organizations that support AgJobs divided into categories, see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1088669/posts
Matt Hayes began practicing immigration law shortly after graduating from Pace University School of Law in 1994, representing new immigrants in civil and criminal matters. He is the author of The New Immigration Law and Practice, to be published in October
JMO, it seems that Mr. Hayes that some of his business may be taken away from him.
JMO, it seems that Mr. Hayes is concerned that some of his business may be taken away from him.