March 2, 2006, - 2:10 pm

Senate Likely To Fail America on Immigration Overhaul

In December, under the unswerving insistence of Rep. Tom Tancredo, the House passed sweeping immigration reform. It did not have a lot of things Tancredo–and any reasonable American who wants to stop the hemmorhaging at the border–wanted. But it also did not have the outrageous Guest Invaders program pushed by the Bush Administration.
Not surprisingly, pan-Islamist and resident Republican sleaze-fountain Grover Norquist, was arm in arm with illegal immigrant advocates against the legislation. That said more than anything that the bill was a good one.
Remarkably, the house effort made it a felony to be here illegally and a crime to aid an illegal immigrant. Now, however, the Senate is “working” on the legislation. The Senate, according to today’s Wall Street Journal, may not include these very important efforts. As the sub-headline on the piece says, “Effort May Fail Without Accord on Undocumented Workers Already in the U.S.”

Why Won’t Senate Make it a Crime for Wal-Mart to Hire Illegals?

That’s exactly right. Without stopping those who are already here and those who are helping them (including ), there is no disincentive for aliens to repeatedly try to invade the borders and for to save money, etc.
Sadly, Arlen Specter, Republicrat chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee overseeing the legislation, doesn’t want to include the felony and criminal portions in the Senate legislation. He claims it is in the national interest for employers “to be able to find and hire available workers” from the pool of illegals. No, Senator, it is NOT.
While I’m normally a fan of the Manhattan Institute, I despise their 9/10 view on immigration. The WSJournal quotes MI’s resident illegal alien-o-phile Tamar Jacoby, claiming that the Republican House legislation is “hoops you make them [illegal aliens] jump through to stay.”
Sorry, Tamar, this is not about clowns at a circus. It’s about national security, on which we’ve been woefully inattentive.
Unfortunately, if the Senate does not mirror the House legislation more closely, Tom Tancredo’s December victory will be a 2006 defeat, just under five years after 9/11. According to the Journal, the Pew Hispanic Center says that illegal immigration grows by about 485,000 a year. And since it’s liberal Pew, that means the number is far larger.

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9 Responses

To quote Moshiach Limbaugh—Follow the money!!!
Just as now Dubai-sponsored Rush is the biggest fan of the UAE outside of the Bush/Halliburton coalition…do you seriously expect Wal-mart to NOT support those DEMOCRATIC demagogues in Beijing???

EminemsRevenge on March 2, 2006 at 2:52 pm

Arlen Specter has also penned legislation to provide Increases the H-1B high tech guest worker program from 65,000 to 115,000 annually, a 71 percent increase and exempts all advanced degree holders from the annual cap.
Translation-Tell your children to forget about pursuing advanced science degrees, because those jobs will be closed to all but cheap foreign workers.
All illegal aliens may apply to become guest workers if they merely promise they have been in the U.S. and employed illegally since before January 1, 2004.
Window for application lasts for 12 months from enactment.
Translation-Virtually all 11-13 million illegal aliens and their family members may participate
SPECTER is a Republican? How about traitor
When did the republican party become a foreign employment agency for the 3rd world?

ScottyDog on March 2, 2006 at 3:33 pm

Tom Tancredo is a patriot who doesn’t back down to the illegal immigration and the elite interests behind illegal immigration both here and in Mexico. The same cannot be said of the corrupt politicians in “our” party, with brave mavericks like Tancredo being the exception rather than the rule. But maybe we need a different strategy. I actually have a close friend who is Mexican-American (and no, he’s not illegal) and I recently discussed with him my view that the illegal immigration menace ought to be crushed from the top down. After a few arguments on some points, we agreed that it would be a good idea because that would diffuse the culture and/or ethnicity war that results from this border mess rather than inflame it. But meanwhile, most of our politicians are definitely a part of that problem and our borders are rapidly being invaded. Hopefully, it’s not too late for the United States and in fact the entire North American continent. The criminal NAFTA elites think they’re so smart by profiting off this, but the Islamists who want this land can’t be paid off.

KnightoftheImpaler on March 2, 2006 at 4:04 pm

This is my three-step solution to solving this problem, which is currently impossible thanks to corrupt politicians and plus I’m not sure our military is big enough considering our wars in the Middle East:
1) Put both the Border Patrol and the military along the borders, as has been suggested by many people.
2) Make hiring illegals a felony under the RICO stature and start with the biggest corporate offenders. When big executives start getting sent to the can like common criminals, the other businesses would drop illegals like hot potatoes and start hiring citizens again.
3) Let the corrupt Mexican government know that their people are coming back to make them change their ways, whether they (the government and political class) want to or not. If this is what it comes down to, an Operation Mexican Freedom would go much more smoothly than Iraq is, because Mexicans are not Muslims.
Now of course this simple solution is, as I said, currently impossible. But imagine for a second we did have the leadership and resources to achieve it. You might say it would result in some bloodshed and it probably would, but it would prevent a culture war (and I mean literally an actual massive war between cultures) that would result in even more bloodshed and make both our side and theirs vulnerable to the Islamist menace.

KnightoftheImpaler on March 2, 2006 at 7:29 pm

One of the answers to the problem is to build the proposed security wall along the Mexican border. Until that can be completed, it’s good that a lot of state legislatures are taking steps to make it a felony within their jurisdiction to hire illegal aliens, and cutting off benefits being paid to illegals as well.
Incidentally, I think a lot of the illegals infiltrating the US are actually coming from more than just Mexico: they may be coming from various other parts of South America as well, by going through Mexico, which is doing nothing on their part to stop the flow.

Avi Green on March 3, 2006 at 3:17 am

I honestly think that to set this into motion there first needs to be some kind of single-issue anti-NAFTA coalition. That could possibly mean having to work with Leftist nuts such as Al Sharpton in order to get rid of the neo-this and neo-that and crush the NAFTA crime syndicate. But what’s worse, someone who alienates mainstream America by attacking it or someone who decieves and endangers us? Let them have their party and we can have ours, then let the public decide which of us is better off leading the country in these dangerous times.

KnightoftheImpaler on March 3, 2006 at 4:26 am

I agree but it is not impossible. Why is it asking too much for our leaders to do their jobs?

ScottyDog on March 3, 2006 at 9:25 am

No, it is not impossible. Illegal immigration shouldn’t be a divisive issue but it is. On the other hand, NAFTA awareness is much less divisive. The thing about illegal immigration is that it is, at the risk of sounding like a hysterical nutcase, a conspiracy. I don’t mean that in an irrational sense of a hidden hand with malevolent intentions, I mean that in the sense of a not-very-well-hidden-at-all hand of corrupt billionare interests in our country and third world countries with intentions only to fatten their own pockets. As long as NAFTA is around, the borders will never be fixed, and this influx which has turned into an invasion can only escalate into an all-out war (and as I said, if that happens then the Islamist sharks will smell blood in the water). But what goes around comes around, and hopefully people will catch on to what the NAFTA elites are doing. They are getting more and more sloppy and brazen in their crimes, as master criminals often do. It is up to us to stand up not only to this invasion but to the forces behind it.

KnightoftheImpaler on March 3, 2006 at 9:35 pm

To quote Moshiach Limbaugh—Follow the money!!!
Just as now Dubai-sponsored Rush is the biggest fan of the UAE outside of the Bush/Halliburton coalition…do you seriously expect Wal-mart to NOT support those DEMOCRATIC demagogues in Beijing???
Posted by: EminemsRevenge at March 2, 2006 02:52 PM
Eminem, as much as I dislike Rush, I have to disagree with you. Rush is a patriot but currently, the poor guy is in deep shit with his drug addiction. Yes, he blabbed about drug users and punishment, but keep in mind that if Rush criticizes W and his policy with the ports and Dubai, Jeb could throw the book at him and throw him in prison for life…remember the minimum maximum law? Here’s Florida:
So in other words, Rush is the victim of the Neo-Cons, though I won’t shed a tear for him, he’s skating on thin ice and he has got to support W. regardless of what cockamamy-harebrain-idea W. puts out.

KOAJaps on March 5, 2006 at 5:51 am

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