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.
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.