Skip to comments.Better options needed on immigration reform
Posted on 04/14/2010 2:15:21 PM PDT by artichokegrower
When Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., announced their immigration reform plan, the Obama administration said it will support it. Unfortunately, it recycles the same bad ideas that have led to the defeat of reform efforts over the last five years. In some ways, it is even worse.
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We don't need "reform". We need to enforce the laws we have. I've e-mailed my Congress critters that same statement. Not that Dennis Moore will pay one whit of attention to anything his constituents say.
Whatever crap they try to pass needs to be named, The DemocRAT Voter Base Enhancement Act.
The problem with “immigration reform” is that it is not “immigration reform”.....it is Illegal Alien Amnesty.
There is nothing in these “immigration reform” proposals that deal with “immigration”
Illegal Aliens are not immigrants....they are law breakers. Its like calling shoplifters “customers”
Anything other than securing the borders, and, deporting illegal aliens...is amnesty. Too many spin the issue...and they seem to be all who favor amnesty.
The 12 million (uh, times 2 at least) "need" legalization?
Forget it. They need deportation.
Biography: David Bacon is a writer and photojournalist based in Oakland and Berkeley, California. He is an associate editor at Pacific News Service, and writes for TruthOut, The Nation, The American Prospect, The Progressive, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. He has been a reporter and documentary photographer for 18 years, shooting for many national publications. He has exhibited his work nationally, and in Mexico, the UK and Germany. Bacon covers issues of labor, immigration and international politics. He travels frequently to Mexico, the Philippines, Europe and Iraq. He hosts a half-hour weekly radio show on labor, immigration and the global economy on KPFA-FM, and is a frequent guest on KQED-TV's This Week in Northern California. For twenty years, Bacon was a labor organizer for unions in which immigrant workers made up a large percentage of the membership. Those include the United Farm Workers, the United Electrical Workers, the International Ladies' Garment Workers, the Molders Union and others.
It changed the political dynamic in California forever, and not in favor of the GOP.
Bleeding hearts decided the immigration laws that were to follow amnesty were "too harsh" so many immigration laws were not enforced and those that have been have not been enforced in the way promised in order to pass the 1986 amnesty.
NO AMNESTY; not now, not ever. If we choose to give violators of our immigration laws amnesty why not throw out all of our laws so their will be no one in violation of anything??