An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
The “Gang of Eight” is giving us an eight hundred and forty four pages of amnesty, something the country was promised would NEVER happen again. Call it what you will Senator Rubio, it is still amnesty. Oh sure, you tell us that these criminals will be at the back of line, yada yada, pay fines, yada yada, and on and on. The problem is….we already have laws on the books concerning people entering the country illegally, and they are not enforced!
I don’t blame the children who were brought here by parents who had a total disregard for the law. I DO however, blame them for their behavior. Why do they believe they have more ‘rights’ than those who come legally, following the legal procedure for immigrating, waiting YEARS? No, sorry, if you are a child brought here by criminal parents, you too, are an ILLEGAL. By marching in the streets, waving a foreign flag, demanding “rights”, you tell me you don’t want to be an American, so why don’t you go home?
Secure the border, round up the criminals, put them on a bus, and take them back to the border. Watch very carefully, as those go through the narrow gates, to make sure they don’t try to sneak back in. Those who are from countries that need to fly, they pay for their one way ticket home!
And why doesn’t anyone address the FACT that there are TERRORISTS sneaking across that border, along with the drugs? People who want to destroy our country, kill innocents, are being brought by coyotes, for the sole purpose of destruction. Why don’t you tell the truth Janet? Is it because you WANT them here? Constantly stating the border is more secure than it’s ever been is nothing more than political lies.
No, we aren’t more secure. Drug cartels are taking over complete neighborhoods, in OUR cities. People are being murdered, and you sit back, in your ivory tower, and lie, over and over, to the LEGAL citizens.
Enforce the damn laws already on the books. It’s amazing how much safer the nation would be, not to mention the FINANCIAL SAVINGS.
The Senate’s Flawed Immigration Plan
Jim DeMint – The Foundry
Since the birth of our nation, the United States has recognized the vital role of lawful immigration, as it brings important economic and cultural benefits. We have always been, and will continue to be, a nation of immigrants.
We are also a nation of laws. The “Gang of Eight” bill introduced in the U.S. Senate violates the very rule of law principle that creates opportunity for immigrants and makes America a beacon of hope for the world. Giving legal residency to the 11 million people who came here illegally has one definition: amnesty. Amnesty rewards unlawful behavior and diminishes opportunity and prosperity for lawful immigrants and all Americans.
The Senate bill imposes significant costs on taxpayers. At a time of trillion-dollar deficits and $17 trillion in debt, the cost of implementing amnesty and the strain it will add to already fragile entitlement and welfare programs should be of serious concern for everyone.
After decades of empty promises on immigration enforcement, Congress simply lacks credibility to keep its promises. A comprehensive amnesty bill was tried before and it failed. In 1986 we had about 3 million unlawful immigrants. Congress granted them legal status with a promise to control our borders and fix our legal immigration system.
Lawmakers who supported the 1986 bill promised in grand speeches that amnesty would never happen again. Now there are 11 million unlawful immigrants in America because amnesty was immediate but the border wasn’t secured, workplace laws were not enforced, and our legal immigration system was not fixed. The result of amnesty is clear — it encourages more unlawful immigration in hopes of future amnesties.
This new bill is much the same as the last: immediate amnesty in the form of provisional status within months and lofty promises of “strategies” and “plans” for enforcement years later.
Rather than rewarding the 11 million who broke our laws, Congress should first consider how to make the immigration system work for the more than 4 million people waiting patiently outside our borders to come to our country legally. A rational system would make it easier to follow the law than to break it.
Instead of passing another incomprehensible comprehensive immigration bill, Congress should debate and develop understandable reforms in a transparent step-by-step process that addresses all of the immigration issues. This will build trust with the American people and unite the country rather than divide it.