Skip to comments.20 Worst Loopholes in the Senate Immigration Bill - From Senator Jeff Sessions
Posted on 06/04/2007 11:35:27 PM PDT by dennisw
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In spite of Session’s detailed citations, the White House will accuse him of not having read the bill....because he’s a bigot who doesn’t want to do what’s right for America.
A bump ping.
“Aliens who can prove they were illegally in the U.S. on January 1, 2007, are immediately eligible to apply from inside the U.S. for amnesty benefits, while foreign nationals that filed applications to come to the U.S. after May 1, 2005 must start the application process over again from their home countries”
REAL immigrants have to start their applications all over again? WHY?
REAL immigrants are punished for crimes the illegal aliens committed? WHY?
Someone should pay for the crimes of the illegal aliens, and it won’t be the illegal aliens? WHY?
Who’s racist and bigoted idea was it to penalize REAL immigrants? And WHY?
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Senator Kyl says that no one is going to get 100% of what they want from this bill. I don’t actually see ANYTHING I want from this bill!
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Eye opener. Call your congresscritters.
yes it does
I just called this number 202-224-4124 which is Jeff Sessions office. No one nswered so I let a message about wanting to speak to Stephen Boyd regarding the loopholes in the immigration bill. I then added a few questions I had in mind such as will the vote be recorded, a voice vote or in the middle of the night vote?
I have had very good experiences talking to the local staff of my Senators in Wisconsin and have put up a web page that lists Senate and Congressional staff contact information for most of the country:
Instead of just CALL YOUR SENATOR you can ask for specific Congressional staff members who’s job it is to handle constituent contacts. You will reach intelligent young staff members who will share most of your common sense concerns about unrestricted immigration, amnesty for illegals.
PM me if your state isn’t up.
Let’s stay busy.
God bless Jeff Sessions.
Thanks - this is the best summary I have seen so far, but I have something to add, courtesy of Jim Inhofe. The English Language test that this bill provides is a complete farce. According to Inhofe, all that is required is that the person write a sentence OF HIS OWN CHOICE in English, in three attempts or less.
I know a drive by comment from a bushbot when I see one. At least have the guts to put a sarcasm tag on your post.
There's a whole bunch of us X's at FR now!
Tadlos, have you ever personally met Jeff Session? I have. I admit.. I unashame to say I support President George W. Bush, and I remain the same on that. Jeff Sessions is an honorable man too.
I don't hang out with Whole bunches, it sounds like a sheeple culture. I love President George W. Bush and thank God everyday for his leadership and guidance in America. The journey hasn't been smooth for President Bush and he has handled it better than any other person could of.
Kinda what I thought on that loophole. Somehow doing that to those who tried to get in legal just seems immoral.
..but it appears you don't need my help.
There are scores of us who are not of the sheep culture, but who once respected, esteemed and trusted George W.Bush.
But the events of the past few weeks, especially...(for some, it was earlier than that)...
..have opened our eyes to a sense of betrayal unlike any other over this illegal immigration bill...AMNESTY...and maybe to a lesser degree...his complete about turn on 'global warming'....
a difference of opinion is not a betrayal
I have an effective idea on how to take care of this problem that I'd like to give to Fred Thompson. Does he have a web site where us little people can contact him
Why is meeting Jeff Sessions a qualifying discriminator for anything? Hell, I've met George Bush, does that mean that I should agree with everything he stands for? Go name drop and shill for Bush somewhere else.
For once a Republican Senator is showing leadership and guts against this “immigration scam!”.
You make no sense at all, and I willl support President George W. Bush here, and any other place I want. Get use to it. I didn't drop a name, I said that I like Senator Sessions and had met him and know him to be an honest decent Senator, and if he found some loopholes with this bill, then they are worthy of consideration, which is what this thread was all about.
Bump for a great list for all of us to consider about comprehensive immigration reform.
Bump, Neal Boortz is mentioning this list on the air right now. It deserves all the attention it can get.
As if there wasn’t enough not to like about this monstrosity of a bill, the good Sen. Sessions has gone and found us more.
Write and call your congressmen, especially your Representatives. Don’t worry if they’re Democrats, as they have things not to like in this bill, too.
One comment: I’m as angry about this bill as anyone, but I can’t say that this was a “betrayal” by the President. He has never pretended to have any different stance on immigration than he has now. During his campaign in 2000, even then he was boasting that he won the Hispanic vote in Texas. Remember the “¡Viva Bush!” bumper stickers? The President is no stranger to Hispandering, and this is just more of the same.
This is what happens when you try to appeal to voters by ethnic group. You begin to place the interests of one ethnicity above the interests of the country as a whole and of its individual citizens. This is how the Democrats govern. The President should be ashamed of himself for following their example.
But GW and Lindsey Graham calls us "bigots" for opposing it.
Maybe 'chinese culture' is more specific (of a particular country, even among chinese emigres), but even if 'white culture' has a greater variety, can one refer to it meaningfully? If so, can one favor 'white culture' without disparaging others?
I think so. Even as one can favor the culture of one's own family without denigrating others.
If so, can a nation adopt and identify with a particular culture while allowing some legal immigration from citizens of other cultures? I would suppose so, to whatever extent doesn't harm a nation's chosen and identified culture.
One crucial problem seems to be that our country doesn't seem to have yet explicitly chosen any particular culture. Rather, we seem to have an ever-changing marketplace of normative values,practices and standards, dependent on whoever happens to be here in greatest or growing and active numbers, an/or has positional influence.
If China cares much about 'chinese culture', then its immigration policies would recognize the difference between those national cultures of potential immigrants most consistent with chinese culture, versus those national cultures most incompatible with chinese culture. That probably couldn't reasonably be regarded as "wrong", unless one disliked chinese culture or preferred something else for China.
Although the American semi-open marketplace of culture has largely resulted in a predominantly 'white culture' traditionally, it might not remain so. It depends on birthrates and other demographic changes, as well as our choices in cultural identification and coherence, and what cultural elements our families and other institutions choose to transmit to posterity.
Any 'value judgement' to be derived from that? Again, as with the above Chinese example, it depends on whether or not one dislikes 'white culture' or would prefer something else for America.
I invite help in reasonably defining the term. While I, like many, am not as clear and informed as I'd like to be as to what 'white culture' is, I think I like it. I suppose I associate it with Classical inquiry into Logic and Ethics,... and mostly European science and empirical method,... and the objective legitimacy of democratic Republics and anglo-saxon common law,...and ethical economic development including fair trade,...and the basic theological way of Christ which both encourages virtue, is based on actual historical events, and offers a real way for transgressors and 'the lost' to repent and be reconciled to God.
I guess the best way would be to look at the other cultures and see how their people live. Our culture, which I have not heard referred to as a "white culture" before (I always thought it was the "American" culture), gives us many advantages over any other culture. That is why we are the must successful nation on the planet. It's an amalgam of people that strive towards one end - the success of the United States of America.
Look to other cultures and see what successes they have had and what hold them back from being more successful in advancing to point we have.
Some places have advanced but only after integrating themselves with our culture. In other words, the more they try the things we have tried the more success they have.
One can certainly favor one's own culture; one's own lines of descent; compatible personality traits; etc., etc., without disparaging anyone else. There is an ocean of difference, in reason, between trying to preserve what is yours, and seeking to harm someone who is no threat to you. On the other hand, a sea of incongruous types pouring over the border, is very much a threat.
The hoopla, stirred up by the compulsion driven advocates of human uniformity--and scratch anyone of them, and you will find an advocate of some form of coercive internationalist world order--is simply a defense mechanism, useful to those who have no valid argument. In over fifty years of fighting the advocates of World Government, since my high school days; no one has ever offered a reasoned argument, why communities, tribes and nations should not seek to preserve cultures and institutions, which reflect the achievements of their own people. The only arguments offered are fear and compulsion driven.
We need to stop apologizing for the America that the Founding Fathers established, premised upon a complex, and by today's standards, profoundly Conservative view of the human experience. When some frothy mouthed Leftist calls you a "bigot," "racist," "nativist," or what have you, because you want to preserve your heritage for your descendants, laugh in his compulsion driven face. If insult is his only argument, he is intellectually bankrupt, and deserving only the contempt of rational men and women of every race and nation.
I think Mark Twain said it best “ Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.”
Well, beyond America, I was thinking on the rough commonalities in culture among predominantly white nations from Scandinavia,thoughout Europe, to Russia, Canada, etc.
Whatever common traits and tendencies there are among these nations(other than their currently declining, dying populations) might fairly be called 'white culture'(or 'western civilization'?).
It's hard to say how much that cultural commonality among predominantly white nations matters. Maybe only the particular cultures of individual nations matters much. But I've heard of Arab countries, Latin countries, Pan-Africanism etc. and those commonalities seem to matter to them.
I never thought I would see the day when I would feel that the biggest danger to this country come from our own elected officials.
I am not so sure you are not talking about white race rather than white culture. I agree it is the American culture. As a matter of fact on the border, the race is approximately 95% Hispanic or Latino. I think nothing of it.
On Christmas I eat turkey and hot tamales. That is a blending of the cultures but two separate cultures. My turkey matters to me.LOL
I also agree with Ohioan that this is a NWO goal. These 2-bit lords would like to make everyone interdependent.
As you are talking about the dying white culture, (I disagree) as I think you mean race, always remember the lowest form of life, the snake, multiplies.
Tell illegals to come to MA, our estimable governor is proposing free college education for all...community college. How we will pay for this, Deval Patrick, (or maybe it’s Laval, I forget which), hasn’t figure out and probably could care less. Oh, well, we’ll just raise taxes.
I forgot to say how much I admire Senator Jeff Sessions and how lucky the state of Alabama is to have him. Meanwhile, we in the wasteland of MA, have Fat Teddy who’s never paid a dime to the IRS in his entire life, and Lamebrain Kerry.
Sessions is a real hero. Thanks to him and his staff for doing yeoman work on this wretched excuse of a bill. (I’ll have to put that line, ‘anti-American, hate-mongering bigot’ in my tag.)
That would include Spain and most of Latin America since hispanic is a culture and not a race. Most hispanics are considered Caucasian by definition. The new definition of hispanic as a race is a result of trying to give them a special status.
That said, I really am having a hard time understanding your question. Any "white culture" would be called that simply by its inhabitants. I don't think there is a "white culture" that definitively defines "white". The "white" cultures around the world have a incredibly diverse way of living.
This will put them on equal footing with our public school teachers. The NEA ought to be outraged.
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