June 1, 2006
Head Of Immigration agency Slams Senate's Illegal Alien BillTopics: Immigration and Border Issues
.... immigration law violators are not immigrants . They are aliens who are in the United States in violation of law. There is a profound difference between individuals who legally apply for admission and fulfill all the requirements for admission, and those who decide to enter the United States, or intentionally overstay their visa in violation of law. Labeling such violators as intending immigrants only confuses the issue and juxtaposing these two categories is specious logic. - George Weissinger, Ph. D. New York Institute of Technology
Here comes more ammunition for the House-side of the argument for border security and immigration law inforcement first (which includes cracking down on employers who hire illegal aliens), and award free tickets to citizenship for lawbreakers later - if ever.
As almost everyone that's actually awake, that is, functioning with eyes open to where this country is actually headed with our existing problem of incoming hordes of illegals, given the huge illegal alien (read - as opposed to immigrants, as the media like to present them), the Senate's immigration bill makes the same mistake as the 1986 amnesty bill by restricting the ability of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to share information on illegal alien guest-worker applicants who are criminals and terrorists.
And this comes from the man whose agency has to administer the program:
The Senate immigration bill makes the same mistake as the 1986 amnesty by restricting the ability of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to share information on illegal alien guest-worker applicants who are criminals and terrorists, the agency's director said yesterday.We have to ask ourselves just what is going on in the Senate so as to allow such stupid (there's no better word to describe it) provisions in the bill, let alone the amnesty and lack of other strong enforcement and border security measures they ignored.
Emilio T. Gonzalez, whose agency would have to administer a guest-worker program, said not allowing the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to share information on someone who applies means they cannot begin the process of removing criminals and national security threats, even after they are rejected from the guest-worker program.
"It is important for us to be able to act on what we get when we run a background check on somebody," Mr. Gonzalez said in a briefing with reporters in which he weighed in on the Senate immigration bill, which would offer a chance for citizenship to millions of illegal aliens, expand legal immigration and start a new foreign-worker program.
Mr. Gonzalez said he hasn't seen any deal breakers in the bill, but said moving forward policy-makers will have to answer key questions about eligibility, types of acceptable documents, information-sharing and limits to judicial appeals.
"If we don't ask those hard national security questions, shame on me," he said.
So, if we the people don't DEMAND strict enforcement of ALL EXISTING immigration laws and additional security measures which include a wall, not a fence, it's shame on us too.
Posted by Richard at June 1, 2006 5:09 AM
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