The 1986 amnesty was not to be the first of many amnesties, nor a kind of experimental plug in the flow of human beings from a poor country to a rich one. To the contrary, it was to be the "last amnesty."
That's not even the most shocking line. Try this on for size: "Instead, those 2.7 million settled in America and, under the dominating "family reunification" policy, were able immediately to sponsor almost any number of relatives, some bringing in 80 or 90 persons." 80 to 90! Apparently, it really does take a village... to destroy America's cultural fabric.
posted on 08/29/2005 8:29:13 PM PDT
by Lejes Rimul
(Paleo and Proud)
To: gubamyster; HiJinx
Reagan's biggest mistake. I think he honestly felt it was the best thing we could do at the time.
About to be repeated by Bush.
posted on 08/29/2005 8:31:11 PM PDT
(What part of ILLEGAL immigration do they not understand?)
But GWB "doesn't have time" while in CA to meet with Ahnold!
Well Californians, I guess when the GOP calls you for a donation you'll know what to say..."sorry, I just don't have the time!"
posted on 08/29/2005 8:36:40 PM PDT
(U.S.M.C. 1st Battalion,5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Div. Viet Nam 69&70 Semper Fi)
To the contrary, it was to be the "last amnesty."
Yeah, and World War I was supposed to be "the war to end all wars."
posted on 08/29/2005 8:36:46 PM PDT
by Prime Choice
(E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
The Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986 was meant to be a one time amnesty. The key was employer sanctions that were suppose to control unauthorized immigration to the United States. It contained strong legislation that prosecuted, fined and punished employers who hired illegals. The IRCA was also suppose to secure the borders better.
The IRCA of 1986 was not fully and properly enforced. But the laws are still on the books.
posted on 08/29/2005 8:53:40 PM PDT
by Reagan Man
(Secure the borders;punish employers who hire illegals;halt all welfare handouts to illegals.)
I have been saying this since it happened. The Dims want to do it again and that's why they are starting now trying to appeal to the right who are so freaked out by the illegal situation. Amnesty CAUSED this and a new amnesty will make it worse.
We need a guest worker program with strict rules. No families, no government programs, etc.
posted on 08/29/2005 9:02:56 PM PDT
1986 amnesity ? Good grief !
What about Clinton's "Citizenship USA" move in 1995-1996 ?
Over 1 million people naturalized in the 13 months before the 1996 elections.
Almost 88% of the immigrant files lacked sufficient documentation for anything other than deportation.
posted on 08/29/2005 9:14:13 PM PDT
(In golf, some are long, I'm "Lama Long")
To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4.1O dana super trac pak; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
The 1986 amnesty was not to be the first of many amnesties, nor a kind of experimental plug in the flow of human beings from a poor country to a rich one. To the contrary, it was to be the "last amnesty." Pushed by liberals in Congress like Teddy Kennedy, it was supposed to settle and legalize the illegals already in the United States, while controlling future immigration. It was to be the solution.
OK, FReepers, time to help out my feeble memory. I seem to recall that faTeddy spearheaded this to get certain Irish terrorists in, also? The illegals from elsewhere and the terrorists, etc., were an unpleasant side effect; as long as his buddies got in....
Please set me straight if I'm wrong.
posted on 08/30/2005 3:12:23 AM PDT
by Watery Tart
(Cindy al-She'ehan shows her true colors....but does she realize Islamofascists would kill her, too?)
The concept of American nationhood is dying fast, but never fear the propagandists who peddle the half truths live well in their gated communities.
posted on 08/30/2005 4:22:19 AM PDT
(Invade Mexico, aggressively neutralize its corrupt leadership and introduce civilization.)
it was to be the "last amnesty."
Americans remember that BIG LIE.
How about illegal Allen women coming over the border 8&3/4 months pregnant, dropping their babies ,making them automatic citizens. That means the whole family from as far back as the great grand parents come in to support the citizen baby.
posted on 08/30/2005 2:41:06 PM PDT
by G-Man 1
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