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's the money quote.
I recommend everyone login at numbersusa.com and BE HEARD!
DU has a REALLY interesting thread going on this. They are of two minds on it. Strangely, some of them agree with us.
Exactly and there is no law being violated to go after employers. They will probably issue a sticky pad of visas to all employers making them legal on the spot. Now I can hire you Pedro!
You get it!
Illegals don’t care about citizenship
They would like a green card. Hundreds of millions of foreigners would love to have a US green card
But even more than a Green card what they want is immediate legal status for financial reasons, job reasons they’ll get higher wages once legal and able to complain and file lawsuits. This immigration bill legalizes all these people immediately and whoever else can sneak in here in the next few years and get fraudulent documentation showing he has been living here
A note to the House: We are reading what has been proposed, and we understand how thoroughly irrational, senseless, and gutless it is. We see that it has been carefully crafted to give an appearance of resolute change... but that in reality it does absolutely nothing, and that the craftsmanship of trickery is both premeditated and deliberate. Any government official that supports it, including the President, brings shame upon themselves and upon this nation.
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.
Back in the late 90s I met with a group of INS agents. One of them said he was in “workplace enforcement.” I asked him what area he worked in, and he told me “California, Arizona and Nevada.” He was the ONLY INS agent assigned to workplace enforcement, in other words, employer enforcement, in those three states. I have no reason to believe it is any different now.
The DUmmies were not really agreeing with us. they are simply worried that the issue will shoot the 'rats in the foot come election 2008.
Well, they count on the employers to “self-police” and of course report any violations. /dripping sarcasm
This amnesty if far worse than the status quo, and that’s saying something.
Want to solve the illegal immigrant problem?
Simply make them all legal and the problem is solved.
Brilliant ! ! !
This is the kind of stuff I was talking about: “Immigrants traditionally vote Democrat by overwhelming numbers, so we can add another 12 - 20 million to our ranks, and kiss the GOP goodbye as they sprint to the dustbin of history.”
Amen to that!
Honest question, part two: Does anyone really expect an illegal to fork over $5,000 in cash just to get a Z Visa?
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