June 24, 2008, - 12:37 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I would like to change the national landscape by giving illegal aliens special amnesty to do “the work Americans just won’t do”–serving as mayors for America’s cities.
With Mayors from across the U.S.–via a resolution passed at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Miami–coming out against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids of workplaces and arrests of illegal aliens, I think it’s obvious why they don’t understand what it’s like to lose your job or have your wages lowered due to illegal alien labor. The reason is that illegal aliens–thus far–are ineligible to vote and thus hold office. Mayors need not worry about their jobs being taken by illegals. They don’t need to worry about their benefits and public services being stolen by them, as most U.S. mayors have cushy benefits packages, courtesy of local taxpayers.
And we need to change that. We also need to change it for Members of Congress and the U.S. Senate and maybe even El Presidente. I propose special visas for the purpose of candidacy for public office in any position of policymaking in America.
Of course, I’m just kidding. But the fact is, these Mayors–and most full-time elected officials–are not doing their jobs when they oppose immigration enforcement measures. They’re not concerned about their LEGAL citizens. They’re not concerned about the loss of jobs, lower wages, and overtaxed public services, because they don’t feel the pinch.
I do agree with one statement coming out of the Mayors conference. Miami Mayor Manny Diaz says of ICE that mayors
hope to send a message to Washington that this [ICE workplace raids] is a smokescreen and it should stop taking these Band-Aid approaches.
Sadly, the he and the others mayors mostly support amnesty as their catch-all approach. The real solution is tough, mass deportation and prosecution of employers. And our nation doesn’t have the guts to do it.