Working for logical immigation reform based on a stable population, a recognition of the finite nature of our natural resources and the adverse impact of continued growth on our quality of life, standard of living, national interest, character, language, sovereignty and the rule of law. Pushing back and countering the disloyal elements in American society and the anti-American rhetoric of the leftwing illegal alien lobbies. In a debate, when your opponents turn to name calling, it's a good sign you've already won.

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Reid, Schumer, Menendez Amnesty

The new Reid-Schumer-Menendez proposal comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) proposal closely resembles the 2007 Bush-Kennedy amnesty bill (S.1639). Specifically, the proposal:
. Grants amnesty to illegal aliens in the U.S. under the guise of a “broad-based registration program”;
. Creates an “H-2C” guest worker program for low-skilled workers (with apparently no cap) that contains a path to citizenship;
. Massively expands legal immigration while ignoring the adverse impact of population growth on our quality of life, standard of living, environment, and finite natural resources;
. Incorporates the DREAM Act giving even the adult children of illegal aliens rights citizens do not enjoy;
. Incorporates AgJOBS legislation that would grant amnesty to millions of illegal farm workers; and
. Preempts state and local laws designed to curb illegal immigration and facilitate immigration enforcement.
. Omits the full implementation of E-verify across the board for all employers and employees. (They don't like anything that might lead to racial profiling but deny us the tools like E-verify necessary to achieve the goal of zero tolerance they claim to support. Such hypocrisy!)

The Reid-Schumer-Menendez proposal offers all kinds of promises regarding the future enforcement of our immigration laws. But we know through years of experience and hard lessons that the federal government has broken virtually every enforcement promise it has made to the American people.

Now, Senators Reid, Schumer and Menendez go so far as to say: “there will be zero tolerance for illegal entry and reentry into the U.S.” How are they going to achieve this wildly fanciful goal? Who can believe this?"

Everyone knows that secure borders are a pipe dream without continuous, vigorous internal enforcement. As long as illegal aliens believe they will be home free if they can escape the immediate environs of the border, they will keep coming. Without vigorous internal enforcement, the entire United States is a sanctuary for illegal aliens -- just what RSM want. It's all smoke and mirrors!

This proposal is just a warmed over version of the previously discredited proposals of 2007 and 2008. The Democrats need to get real about CIR and realize that their definition of CIR is not the only one and is not acceptable to the American people.

We all need to remember Ted Kennedy's statement on the occasion of the 1986 amnesty when he stood up and said:

"This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 -- 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another Amnesty Bill like this."

Sounds a little like the zero tolerance RSM are announcing, doesn't it.


ultima said...

No one is against CIR, just the La Raza - Democrat version. The Republican senators should come to the table with the following list of essential provisions for a bipartisan bill:

1. Incorporate the essence of AZ SB1070.
2. Mandate E-verify across the board for all employers and all employees; register all aliens detected through this process.
3. Put miscreant employers on a list for frequent enforcement.
4. Require and fund vigorous and continuous internal enforcement as an essential element of border security.
5. Establish benchmarks based on objective measures of the number of apprehensions at the border and the extrapolation to the total estimated violations.
6. Establish and initial benchmark of not more than 50,000 total border violations per year before any other actions can be taken.
7. Make border violations a felony punishable by six months working on border infrastructure for first offense, 2 years hard time for the next, and treatment as a three time loser for the third.
8. Include a carefully crafted provision that will survive Constitutional scrutiny to require at least one parent to be a citizen for birthright citizenship.
9. Reduce the total legal immigration quota to the level of the 1970s and focus it on those who possess the skills, entrepreneurial spirit, education, and expertise to help maintain America’s competitiveness in the global economy.
10. Limit chain immigrations to the spouses and children of those who have achieved citizenship.
11. Grant accelerated citizenship to any alien who enlists in the armed forces for not less than 4 years and who serves at least one tour in a combat zone.

ultima said...

12. Establish a process for employers to present irrefutable proof that they have offered all of their jobs currently held by illegals or vacant to citizens at a living wage and with a hiring preference to no avail, allowing foreign labor only to that extent.
13. Require real fluency in English before anyone can be considered for citizenship, not just the knowledge of a few words and phrases.
14. Establish a rigid set of criteria for immigration decisions and appeals so that justices of the peace and judges can make quick and impartial decisions.
15. Pay operators of detention facilities on the basis of throughput rather than the number of detainee days.
16. Embed immigration judges or justices of the peace in detention facilities charged with making the initial immigration decision within 24 hours of the detainee's arrival and allowing only 1 week for an appeal. Voluntary self-removal shall be classified as involuntary for purposes of determining repeat offenders.
17. Eliminate family separation as a basis for immigration decisions; minor children, regardless of citizenship, must accompany parents under a removal order.
18. Prescribe and provide a funding mechanism for enforcing provisions regarding fluency in English, payment of back taxes and a fine and any other conditions imposed for a pathway to citizenship.
19. Tailor the number of visas to the precise needs of our economy; no open ended or arbitrary quotas.
20. Focus visas on those who are most likely to be assets to our economy.
21. Deny birthright citizenship to anyone who enters the U.S. legally or illegally with the intent of delivering a child; perform pregnancy tests at the ports of entry and require pregnant women to return immediately to their homelands.
22. Specifically authorize the individual states to enact whatever additional legislation might be required in their judgment to control illegal entry and the employment of illegal aliens; federal law shall not pre-empt such state actions.
23. Provide for the immediate removal to detention facilities of anyone unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they are in this country legally; this is not a court proceeding. It is a simple examination and verification of documentation and an identification of any mismatches or duplication of green card, tax forms, and drivers’ licenses names and numbers in relation to a national data base accessible by police officers from their vehicles.
25. Confiscate the assets of those under a removal order to the extent necessary to defray the cost of their removal.

Anonymous said...

What do you say dee? Any thoughts?

patriot said...

She is hiding out in her blog of lies and hypocricies.