A move is underfoot in Washington DC to employ tactics used to cram health care “reform” down America’s throat on another part of their agenda. Their plan is to use these tactics to pass “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” legislation.
Please allow me translate for you: “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” means AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS.
In order to disuade the left from attacking me for being a racist, let’s get something straight. Like virtually all Americans, I’m a descendant of LEGAL immigrants. With the exception of Native Americans or First Americans, all Americans are descendants of legal immigrants. More to the point, my Father’s people came from Cuba. His Mother’s maiden name was Lucille Alcantara. If some leftie wants to accuse me of racism against Spanish speaking immigrants from south of the American border, don’t be surprised when your false accusations fall upon deaf ears.
Contrary to what the left will insist, this issue is not about race. This is about whether or not people who broke our immigration laws to come here, break our employment laws to work here, and continue to break our laws to stay here should be rewarded for their criminal behavior.
These criminals have driven down wages, their children have clogged our schools (while demanding bilingual education), they’ve filled our prisons, drained our States’ resources with demands for welfare and/or food stamps, and cheated the I.R.S. out of billions of dollars via Earned Income Tax Credit fraud by using fake or stolen Social Security numbers. They’ve also reintroduced smallpox, polio and tuberculosis to a nation that had successfully eradicated these diseases from the population decades ago.
Now, without the consent of the governed (as was the case with health care “reform”), The United States federal government wants to grant amnesty and eventual citizenship to these people; people who have no business being here. The proposed cost to the illegal aliens? A fine and a promise to learn English sometime in the future.
This is ridiculouosly unfair to every immigrant who’s followed our laws and come into this country legally.
For the better part of ten years, I worked side by side with such an immigrant. “Jose” is from the Philippines. He was here legally under a work visa, working for a corporate sponsor. He holds a degree in Architecture and is contributing to American society in a tangibly productive way. He’s worked long and hard and after many years, been awarded a green card.
How unfair is it to people like “Jose” that millions of people are granted blanket amnesty without proving their value to American society, just because they can walk across an unprotected land border?
That’s like rewarding students who’re caught cheating on a final exam with an A for the semester.
The United States is a nation of laws. A reward for breaking our laws, bequeathed upon the lawbreakers by a deaf political majority bent on ensuring their long term hold on unchecked power cannot be tolerated.
Say NO to “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”.
Say NO to amnesty for illegal alien criminals.
Say YES to LEGAL immigrants.
Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. We want you here. We need you here. America will welcome you with open arms.