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May 17, 2006

'Comprehensive' immigration reform won't stop flood of illegals

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues

Here's a "down to earth" perspective that even the jerks in the Senate should understand:

If leaky pipes were flooding your basement, would you debate family members on a "comprehensive" plan to deal with all the water, even as the rising level threatened to overtake your first floor? Or would you first shut off the main water valve to minimize the cleanup and repairs? It's a no-brainer, isn't it?
Apparently, not if you're in Washington....

Clue for the American people: "Make no mistake, "comprehensive" immigration reform is a fancy term for amnesty. And amnesty will have the effect of opening that main water valve even more, inviting more flooding into your hypothetical basement at an even faster rate."

Related from Lone Whacko: Immigration "reform" would be a disaster:

Lawrence B. Lindsey - former chief economic adviser to President Bush and a supporter of "reform" - offers this:
...Comprehensive immigration reform promises that people already in the United States illegally can apply for citizenship, but requires them to "go to the back of the line." But a key question is, the back of which line? The reform bill before the Senate doesn't require illegal immigrants to go back home--to, say, Hong Kong, to the end of the 10-to-15-year line there--to get a green card. Instead, it allows the current illegals to receive their green card immediately--having, in effect, jumped the line at the U.S. consulate abroad. Then, like other green card holders, they will be able to work here, collect government benefits like food stamps and Medicaid, and travel as freely as if they had a U.S. passport.
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Posted by Richard at May 17, 2006 8:51 AM



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