Skip to comments.Tancredo: Enforcement Must Come Before Guest Workers
Posted on 10/29/2005 9:37:13 PM PDT by arnoldpalmerfan
Tancredo: Enforcement Must Come Before Guest Workers
Senate Judiciary Hearing Shows Administrations Plan Is Out of Touch with Mainstream America
WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) criticized President Bushs guest worker plan as poor public policy and contrary to American public opinion. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao presented in greater detail the Presidents guest worker plan to the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Although the Administration is now committed to more technology and greater resources on the border, the Presidents cabinet continued lobbying for a guest worker plan before the borders are secured.
The American people have made themselves clear: our borders must be secured and our laws must be enforced before any guest worker plan can go into effect. The Administrations continued kowtowing to big business defies political sense, said Tancredo. Even with the Presidents backing, no plan that offers amnesty to illegal aliens will pass this Congress.
Despite the disappointing push for a guest worker plan, Bush Administration officials began to talk tough on border enforcement during the hearing. Chertoff said that Homeland Security will change its policy towards interdicted OTMs from catch and release to catch and return. Also, Chertoff mentioned using UAVs and other military technology, while Chao pledged to simplify the myriad H visa categories.
Slowly, the Presidents team is coming to realize that they have a political revolt on their hands. And, its no longer just the conservative base thats angry about illegal immigrationtheres widespread discontent about our broken system from coast to coast, from left to right. This change in language is a sign that they know theres a problem. said Tancredo.
Tancredo concluded, Using military technology on the border, scrapping the widely-abused H visa categories and deporting illegals caught by our border patrol are all common-sense solutions Ive advocated for a long time. I sincerely hope the Administrations language is backed up by action.
PINGS all around!!!
With 300 million people in the country, we don't need Guest Workers either.
I'll third the motion.
"The Administrations continued kowtowing to big business defies political sense
Slowly, the Presidents team is coming to realize that they have a political revolt on their hands."
I agree...with all the new jobs that will be available i am sure we can scale welfare back to almost nothing shortly thereafter. We have deprived many of our citizens of the the pride that comes with earning a paycheck for far too long now.
How many on public assistance? They can pick the lettuce, wash the dishes and cars. It is time to treat those that draw checks for breathing, to a reality check.....work. Why we as a nation, feel sorry and obligated to give a free ride to those that are lazy is beyond my ken. I would feed my kids, give them a warm bed to sleep in, but I wouldn't give them a monthly allotment for having a baby or for staying up all night and sleeping all day. I surely wouldn't give them money without expecting something in return. It is a recipe for disater in a family, Why would it be any different as a nations policy??
Conservatives MSUT exert the sasme pressures on this waffling Administration that they exerted in the Miers debacle.
We DON'T need a "guest worker program" - PERIOD.
If the U.S. needs more workers in its pool, these should come as an across the board increase in immigration quotas for ALL nations - an increase which will maintain a cultural balance of new citizens, and not pander to any one ethnic group.
We do not need a resident underclass of exploited, underpaid slave labor shipping their cash back to nations south of the border and who have no wish whatsoever to become American citiznes, embrace American values and culture - and LEARN ENGLISH.
I am sick to death of bi-lingual English/Spanish phone recordings, store clerks who speak broken English, and government forms written in a foreign language - Spanish.
I am sick to death of underpaid Hispanics with no mdeical coverage choking up the emergency rooms of hospitals and jacking up the medical costs of Americans with employer-paid ot self-paid medical coverage.
These people and the parasitic employers who exploit them are straining our social suuport networks and prison systmes.
Its got to stop - and this idiotic Guest Worker Program" will only make matters worse and pander to ehtnic pressure groups and employers of cheap exploited labor.
It's not neccessarily the jobs - it's the non-legal nature of the employment.
The most important part of the illegal alien problem is creation of a new "slave class" in America - those with less than full rights. Mexicans and others living without standing in our society are subject to exploitation and lawlessness. American society grew up with a slave component and excised it, and should not tolerate the creation of another slave class. It is corrosive to the bonds of American society.
Mexicans in my experience have been good people, with better values than many U.S. citizens--notably Leftists.
Oh yeah! Another sine qua non is that they take a solemn oath never to support the Democrat Party or any of its candidates.
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I like Tancredo, and I love your tag line.
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