Skip to comments.Don't Be Fooled (on this immigration bill) by Heather MacDonald
Posted on 05/18/2007 8:17:03 AM PDT by dennisw
Don't Be Fooled [Heather Mac Donald]
Republican supporters of the Senates latest amnesty bill are trying to distract voters by dangling before them the requirements for an illegal alien to become a citizen or purchase a green card. These requirements make this bill a tough, no-cave-in reform, proponents say, that responds to the publics outrage over immigration law-breaking. Dont be fooled. Prerequisites to citizenship or permanent residency status are irrelevant to whether this bill rewards law-breaking or will encourage more in the future. Its key feature is rather that illegal aliens, according to press reports, can immediately have their illegal status wiped away with a temporary-residency permit, available virtually upon demand. Thats it. The rest is noise. Whether or not one has to show English proficiency and a knowledge of civics to become a citizen is irrelevant from an illegal aliens perspective; a minute proportion of illegal or even legal Mexican and Central American immigrants come here with the desire to become citizens. The naturalization rate among qualified Hispanics has traditionally been negligible compared to other national groups; it started rising only when Congress required citizenship to receive welfare benefits.
There is no ambiguity about the effects of amnesty. Everywhere they have been introducedincluding in Europethey have brought in their train a new flood of illegals. This latest bill will do the same.
05/17 06:40 PM
Thanks for that, as I’m unable to link the other group for some reason!
I agree with you 100%. The only alternative we have is to fax, call and continue to inundate our representatives with a flat NO, we don’t buy this amnesty bill. Otherwise we all will be paying big consequences. My grandparents immigrated here legally and I am insulted by this gutless act being exercised. Damn, enforce the laws, don’t capitulate as is usually done by our masterful politicians to foster their own little power and political bubble. Anyone who votes for this who is on a ballot I get to vote on will be neglected by me! They are useless pawns, IMHO!
Would they be an asset or a liability to the US economy in the next 10 or 15 years..?
I firmly believe all this has to do with the North American Alliance. There are those in the government that are really pushing for open borders between Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Much like the EU. They are going to change our whole way of living. They can do this with Canada because the economys and standard of living is about the same. Mexico is in the tank and has always been that way. To have the North American Alliance, they need to raise the standard of living in Mexico to resemble ours. This means getting rid of the seven families that run Mexico and raise their economic standards. This will cost us plenty but they don’t care. It’s a plan that has been in the works for many years.
“High school? I no nee no steenkin high school!”
They’ll be an “asset” to liquor distillers and privately-run prisons....
>>The Senate voted to make our country a weaker, more dangerous place. The Senate voted to take from those who obey the laws, and to give a reward to those who break them.
The senators who voted for this legislation voted anti-American. Period.<<
Er, the Senate has not voted yet.
Question: what would any self-respecting conservative even talk to Ted Kennedy on immigration, let alone wish him good morning?
The Senate “vote” is a mere formality, as yesterday’s recorded for/against tally shows.
If Ted Kennedy if for it, I’m against it. You can’t go wrong with this litmus test.
Except now he's on coffee break 24/7 with an immigration raid every 4 or 5 months strictly for public relations.
Actually, he retired in disgust shortly after that conversation, and I can’t say I blame him.
If John McCain is for it, I am against it.
My email to him this morning
“Thank you for clarifying my choices in the upcoming GOP primary by so
strongly advocating amnesty for the twelve million lawbreakers currently
residing in the US.
I will first vote against you in California - my home state - just for the
pleasure of seeing you lose, then I will gladly abstain from voting at all in
the general election as the useless, sellout GOP doesn’t deserve any support on
any level from a conservative of conscience.
You, Sir can go to hell.
Yes, but for generally different reasons. They don't give a ding dong damn about border security, but they do care about propping up union wages. They also want every CEO in America who headed a corporation that had some illegal slip a phony ID past their HR department locked up. I agree that many corporations have deliberately looked the other way while knowingly hiring illegals, but the majority of US businesses care about doing this job correctly, and not being sued by LaRaza for discrimination.
With identity theft, most of them already are receiving Social Security and/or Unemployment and/or Welfare payments, so the American taxpayer will pay the $5K one way or another. The honest ones will no doubt cry poverty and their debt will probably be forgiven.
Why would you want to become a citizen? Fly under the radar -- free education, free welfare, no jury duty, no military service, nationwide "in-state" tuition, minority set-asides and affirmative action. Anonymity makes taxes optional, and in any event taxes are far exceeded by benefits.
Latest poll shows that President George Bush's rating have climbed to a 78% approval after the details of the comprehensive immigration reform were released yesterday.
The poll asked 1013 selected respondents the following question:
¿Hace Presidente Jorge Bush un trabajo bueno?
Si - 78%
No - 15%
No se - 4%
Donde es mi welfare check? - 3%
If Ted Kennedy or John McCain are for it ... I’m against it. Let’s be a fair and equal to both parties!
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