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
That was my thought exactly---there's no way an illegal's going to pony up $5K for something he or she is already getting for free, or just for the sake of making things "right."
>>The Senate vote is a mere formality, as yesterdays recorded for/against tally shows.<<
Care to post a link to this “tally?”
The senators have not even read the bill.
I don’t have a link; the tally was from the Senate floor and was broadcast live on C-Span.
What were they voting on exactly? Strange it’s not on numbersusa. Do you even have a number for the bill?
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