Watch out. As the Health Care issue fades, Immigration reform is lurking. And it does not spell good news.
Immigration Reform is more correctly known as — “amnesty for illegals.” The new proposed bill is looming as we speak. And if you think it’s all about compassion, think again. There’s a far more sinister motive, as articulated by Eliseo Medina, VP of Service Employees International Union (SEIU). A frequent visitor to the White House and advisor to the president, Mr. Medina had this to say at a Washington conference in June of 2009:
“We reform the immigration laws, it puts twelve million people on a path to citizenship and eventual voters.” According to Medina, Latinos and immigrants “voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates (liberals) in 2008. Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three? Can you imagine eight million new voters who care about our issues and will be voting? We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle.”
That says it all, folks. It’s all about power.
Enter: HR 4321, (House Bill) introduced by Rep. Luis Gutierrez in December of 2009, who hails from the same Chicago district, ironically, where the president served as state senator. In summary:
* The bill nullifies all state and local laws that enforce laws on illegal immigration.
* It overthrows laws like those in Arizona, Oklahoma, and Georgia that punish companies for hiring illegal aliens.
* It eliminates the 287(g) program in which local law enforcement helps identify and detect illegal aliens for federal agencies.
* Job verification would no longer be possible, because this bill would basically eliminate E-Verify! All our gains in verification over the last decade would be destroyed if this bill were to become law.
* All Illegal Aliens in U.S. will be given amnesty, clouded as “path to citizenship.”
* The only ones not given the amnesty would be those who’ve committed (been convicted) a “serious crime.”
Folks can dicker all they wish saying this is just another partisan issue…that’s one way of glossing over a very serious problem that will negatively affect us all, no matter what party you belong to. Fact is, legitimizing illegals sends a message to the world, that laws in the United States were meant to be broken, and breaking them has its rewards.
Bear in mind, also, the bill doesn’t just refer to illegal immigrants from Mexico and Central America. It covers illegals world wide, including Asia, Europe, Africa and the mid-east.
This is not the America envisioned by Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt and for that matter, Martin Luther King, Jr. Passage of this bill spells the eventual collapse into third world status.
Please don’t tell me about jobs that Americans won’t do. Americans will do those jobs, if they are paid properly. So what if the price of tomatoes goes up. It’s worth it if we are to preserve the integrity, and laws, of this nation.
Please don’t tell me about Bush and McCain…and the Republicans support for amnesty. They were just as removed from mainstream America as their counterparts.
Yes, most of us are products of immigrants. My grandparents on both sides, came from Norway and Lithuania through Ellis Island and obtained their status legally. Then, they assimilated and told their children, “Speak English. You are an American now.”
Alas. Is it the same America?
I could write pages over pages, but the truth remains: This is a VERY bad bill, and it’s being proposed for a bad reason. Power. They have nine months left to accomplish that mission.
If you never wrote your congressional representatives before, now’s the time. The far left constituency in power today wants to get this passed before November of 2010, when they are certain to lose much of their power base.
We can all do our part. Let’s do it.
Some relevant links, for your perusal:
The bill in entirety: