April 11, 2006
Amnesty For Illegal Aliens From The New York TimesTopics: Immigration and Border Issues
Riehl World View writes that the New York Times that was once the nation's premier newspaper before it's slide into the depths of plagiarizing reporters, political bias and tanked stock prices, has done what the US Congress seemingly could not achieve - grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens:
Crowds of immigrants and their supporters predicted to total in the hundreds of thousands marched today in more than 100 cities throughout the country, casting off the old fears of their illegal status to assert that they have a right to a humane life in this country. (emphasis added)So much for reporting the facts. Now the illegal aliens are suddenly immigrants, even though the Times affirms their illegal (read criminal) status. Apparently the Times doesn't care about the Law, only what is humane matters.
RWV asks if that doesn't mean that any nation which has a closed border thereby depriving any citizen of the world access when they want it is inhumane?
That's certainly what it implies, does it not? No one has done anything to these people, except for the corrupt Mexican government that all but sent them packing. As far as the Times is concerned, legitimate citizens of this Republic no longer have a say in anything. The Times has spoken.There's much more...
However, the untold side of the illegal immigration issue so far is has so far been much less publicized by the television media than has the pro-illegal demonstrations: Latinos in general have favorable attitudes toward immigrants and immigration - but when it comes to illegal immigration, significant numbers have negative views of undocumented immigrants and favor punitive measures more in line with the immigration bill passed by the U.S. House in December that would have made it a felony to be in the United States illegally:
Contrary to scenes of hundreds of thousands of united Latinos marching across the country in support of immigration reform, a sizable number of the ethnic group opposes the marches and strongly objects to illegal immigration. But their voices have largely been muffled by the massive protests, which continued Monday as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of cities nationwide.Read more...
They are voicing their support of a Senate bill that would give an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the country a chance for U.S. citizenship.
"That's the objective of the marches -- to give the impression that all Latinos are for allowing the illegals to become citizens," said Phoenix resident Lionel De La Rosa. "Well, I'm not."
The 71-year-old Texas native and Vietnam veteran said he favors punitive measures more in line with the immigration bill passed by the U.S. House in December that would have made it a felony to be in the United States illegally.
"I'm for that 100%," he said. "As far as my Latino friends are concerned, they all agree on this."
A 2005 survey by the Pew Hispanic Center found that Latinos in general have favorable attitudes toward immigrants and immigration. But when it comes to illegal immigration, significant numbers have negative views of undocumented immigrants.
U.S.-born Latinos looked even less favorably toward undocumented immigrants than foreign-born Latinos. More than a third of U.S.-born Latinos said undocumented immigrants hurt the economy, compared with just 15% of foreign-born Latinos.
Posted by Richard at April 11, 2006 10:01 AM
Articles Related to Immigration and Border Issues:
- Amnesty For Illegal Aliens From The New York Times - Apr 11, 2006