The Bush-Kennedy Illegal Alien Amnesty … What a Colossal Nightmare
Amnesty by any other name is amnesty. Spin it, stir it mix it in a pot and its still Amnesty for Illegal Aliens. Who the hell in their right mind co-sponsors and agrees with any bill that the senor liberal Senator, Ted Kennedy, from Massachusetts would put forth? There is a reason why in many cases compromise represents nothing more than pure crap. In this case the “Amnesty Compromise” represents nothing more than a sell out of all principles that made this country great. Move over rule if law, its all about illegals feelings. Good grief.
The Bush administration and a bipartisan group of senators reached agreement yesterday on a sprawling overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws that would bring an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants out of society’s shadows while stiffening border protections and cracking down on employers of undocumented workers.
What the hell is GWB thinking? OK Democrats, you have been stating that you wanted to impeach him, go to it. Like they are every going to leave once they are here. GEEZ. Its one thing to have a guest worker program … but how in the hell are these people who came into this country illegally being given a chance for US citizenship? What country allows people who overstay their visas to actually benefit and be rewarded with citizenship. This is absolutely insane.
The Senate deal would grant temporary legal status to virtually all illegal immigrants in the country, while allowing them to apply for residence visas and eventual citizenship. A temporary-worker program would allow as many as 400,000 migrants into the country each year, but they would have to leave after two years.
Go to Michelle Malkin’s blog and read about the $2.5 trillion price tag that accompanies this Amnesty.
WTF … Who honesty believes this nonsense? This has to be one of the most naive and juvenile bills ever out forth.
Bush called it “a much-needed solution to the problem of illegal immigration in this country” and said, if approved, the proposal “delivers an immigration system that is secure, productive, orderly and fair.”
Others posting on this sell out of the rule of American law and our borders:
- The Jawa Report – If you’re pissed about this, this would probably be a good time to call your senator. You can call the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
NRO, A Lemon in the Senate
Hot Air, “I don’t care how you try to spin it, this is amnesty”
Ankle Biting Pundits, “Anchor” Moms And Dads Part Of Proposed Amnesty Bill.
Posted May 18, 2007 by Scared Monkeys
Government, Homeland Security, Illegal Immigration, Mexico, Politics, WTF | 21 comments
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I’ve studied, worked and lived abroad much of my life. I have no feelings against immigrants as such … welcoming people from abroad is supposed to be one of the features that define America and make us what we are.
However, I’ve never been an ILLEGAL alien. Skating over the issue of legality is wrong and stupid.
To begin with, if you remove the penalty for breaking the law, you encourage more people to break the law. Pure and simple.
Also, what message does accommodating people who break the law to come here send to those people who wait for years to OBEY THE LAW … get the appropriate papers, visas, etc?
If you can defy the law to get what you want, and can do so without penalty … why obey the law?
It’s so simple that it’s no surprise our government can’t figure it out.
Ironic, when you consider that a younger Teddy Kennedy got caught cheating on his Spanish exam.
I’m as “far to the right” as they come, BUT; we are WAY past being be able to put the “Genie back in the bottle.”
I see this as the ONLY viable solution. Identify, document, and TAX those already here and ABSOLUTELY SECURE our borders from this point on.
Whew – it’s a VERY complex law and many of our politicians will tell you it’s the only answer. It looks good on paper. Do I believe it’ll work – not in a million years. If you actually believe the illegals here are going to go back to their country and then come back over here and become citizens some years down the road…the joke’s on you. This is the big picture: ILLEGALS DON’T CARE ABOUT BECOMING U.S. CITIZENS. THAT’S WHY THEY’RE HERE ILLEGALLY!!!! DUH.
If you put this into perspective. What would happen if all hardworking working class ppl, deem the law of paying taxes should not be followed? In essence that is what our government is saying. Laws do not have to be followed.
Beware law makers you are treading in an area that any law can be challenged. Do you really want to go there?
BTW where can I buy that tee shirt?
This is a the real threat to the USA !
It shows that our politicians have truly lost their perspective on what is needed and correct for our country time for the people to take back our own country Vote out ALL incumbents .
Let’s start over again !
” The first thing we do is shoot all the Lawyers “
welcome to Kennedy country… (sigh) ~
Why do we even have laws on the books, if they are not being followed or enforced?? Anything goes ~ lawlessness is another indication that we’re imploding as a country… it’s begun.
60 Billion Dollars a year are spent on having illegal immigrants here in the States ~ $20,000.00 a year per illegal immigrant ~ That’s a lot of money… they have more rights than you or I do ~ and I’m for anyone having an opportunity to come to America and start a new life ~ go through the proper channels… how about the folks who are still waiting???
Amnesty was granted many years ago and the border problem was not addressed or fixed ~ we need to really clamp down for Homeland security does not exist… this is proof ~ we’re imploding ~ we are.
It’s all about the votes.
It would appear that this is a way for them to shore up social security and get taxes off these people. They are costing too much anyway being here and sending their monies back to other countries. Also, there are other factors that has to do with security. It is maddening that they are jumping in line in front of those who apply legally and get citizenship, but they should explain their reasoning for this as it looks like they are giving the country. I just hope they are not as we will have to pull out and form our own colonies again. blue
#8. Miss-Underestimeated. You are so right. I don’t know what the answer is to the millions of illegals already here, but stopping the influx should be our country’s priority. Rewarding illegal activity is definitely NOT the answer.
#6. Jerry. I believe that’s a Shakespeare quote. I can give you some names to start with.
You are so right! The Democrats have sold out OUR country to insure they get the votes of these illegals. That pretty well sews things up for them come 2008. The next POTUS will be chosen by people who have no regard for our laws and have been encouraged to think this way by the leftist in this country who will stop at absolutely nothing to get those votes.
But then the Clintons have been buying beach-front property abroad so they won’t be here to deal with the consequences. That will be left for us little people.
I still think many here don’t grasp just how bad it already is! Simply locking down the border to “air-tight” status does not address the existing problem! There is no solution that will fix what has already happened. We screwed-up by not addressing this 25 years ago. We can all get on our high horse and rightfully exult what is legally and ethically ideal — but it is WAY too late for that. In my opinion, we need to cut bait and start over. At least this way we can TAX those illegals NOW and at least get it under control and stem the tide. There simply is not a solution that can solve this to our satifaction. It pains me to write this!
We should annex Mexico, since we already provide for their citizens, at least we could reap the rewards of the tourism dollars.
#2: HOW IS THAT IRONIC?
This is very welcome news.I have been living and working illegaly in the US since 1996.I have not been able to return to my home country.I have a US born daughter but have had no luck in changing my status because her mother refuses to cooperate with me.I am greatful that my employer is a good friend and pays me under the table.I will soon be able to have other opportunities in this great land.
just remember, Junior Bush was in on this too ! like i said, republicans and democrats can be lumped into the same category.
#16 – You are exactly right. I’ve said that on this forum as well. Both parties have to share in the blame for the problems we face.
And I guess the American people have to take the blame for sending Junior back for a second term.
#15 – So you are here illegally and you take your money under the table and avoid federal, state, and social security taxes. That’s wonderful for you. If your “other opportunities in this great land” involve money leaving my wallet and entering your wallet, you are more than welcome to go back where you came from. Thanks for dropping by.
According to a long story in The Wall Street Journal, part of the “settlement process” for those working here illegally is to pay a $5,000 fine and to make a return trip to their home country before getting clearance to stay.
What I don’t understand is … if this bill signifies that any pressure to deport illegals is off, then why would they bother to pay the fine or do anything else? Why not just stay ‘underground’?
I don’t have any bad feelings towards people who come to the U.S. to improve their lives and those of their families … after all, that idea is part and parcel of what we’re supposed to be about … but I do think they have to do so legally. That includes applying for a visa and waiting until it comes.
And I don’t believe we should soften the penalties for violating the rules.
#15: LIKE SHARING OUR SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS THAT WE HAVE WORKED ALL OUR LIVES FOR AND YOU HAVE NEVER PAID ONE RED CENT. AND WE HAVE TO PAY THOUSANDS TO HAVE CHILDREN AND YOURS ARE BORN FOR FREE ?
YOUR EMPLOYER IS AS GUILTY AS YOU !
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