May 17, 2006
Senate Leaves Out Welcome Mat To Flood Of Illegal AliensTopics: Immigration and Border Issues
Juan, Pancho, Maria, Javier, Antonio, Alejandra, Ernesto, Alicia, Hector, Ignacio, Guadalupe, Juan-Carlos, Manuela, Miguel, Luis-Fernando, Miranda, Oswaldo, Ramirez, Jorge, Ofelia, Jesus, Ramiro, Yolanda-Abigail, and millions of their friends and relatives are all still welcome to cross our southern border at their leisure - courtesy of the United States Senate!
And let's not forget to add Osama and his friends to the list.
This, because they now know that we are indeed more eager to give illegal immigrants a path to citizenship than we are to secure our borders from ever-more increasing illegal immigration and the smuggling of illegal drugs and weapons - and we can expect the numbers to only increase more at a greater rate!
All because the Senate yesterday voted against securing the border before implementing provisions that would grant the right of citizenship to millions of illegal aliens and that would double the flow of legal immigration. And the Washington panderers to the illegal alien lobby probably still wonder why they're not trusted by the American people:
The amendment would have delayed the "amnesty" and guest-worker provisions in the Senate's comprehensive immigration-reform bill until the border had been sewn up successfully. The majority of Democrats, 36 of 44, were joined by 18 Republicans and the chamber's lone independent to kill the amendment on an 55-40 vote.
Polls, meanwhile, show that Americans don't trust the federal government to secure the border and overwhelmingly want Congress and the administration to stem the flow of illegal aliens pouring over the border each day before tackling other aspects of immigration reform. Only the House, which last year approved a border security-only bill, stands in the way of a "comprehensive" reform at the moment.
But those favoring tougher immigration restrictions were not completely without victories yesterday.
The guest-worker program -- which had been estimated to bring in more than 130 million new workers and family members over the next 20 years -- was scaled back severely last night. The Senate approved an amendment, which Capitol Hill Republicans said the White House had lobbied against, to cap the guest-worker program at 200,000 new workers each year.
I guess we should feel gratefull that we'll only be increasing the U.S. population by 80 million new workers and family members over the next 20 years.
So we now know that absolutely without question - we are more eager to give illegal immigrants a path to citizenship than we are to secure our borders from further illegal immigration and the smuggling of illegal drugs and weapons!
Our take home message here is that we should Support LEGAL immigration - but bring ILLEGAL immigration to a SCREECHING HALT NOW. To those in Washington that believe legal Americans can't think for themselves, read our lips: Border protection FIRST, Amnesty disquised as a guest worker program - later, if ever.
Posted by Richard at May 17, 2006 5:38 AM
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