A Democrat Sends A Post Senate Amnesty Defeat Warning to His Party`s Leadership


based daughter in law sent me today this
email message about the defeat of the Senate`s amnesty
bill (S1639) on June 28th, when the cloture vote failed
by a 46 to 53 margin:

"I hope even if Hillary
is elected there will still be a public outcry like this
time and it will be defeated!”

Bright lady, so right.  While the next immigration
reform measure may not surface until after the

Presidential election in 2008
(thus no action until
early 2009), it is important for that massive outcry
from the vast majority of Americans citizens be
understood by our elected officials of both parties.

No longer is the immigration reform issue the
provenance of the sneaky special interests and the
arcane policy wonks. This latest blatant attempt to
steal our heritage, our

tax supported services
, our sovereignty and our
culture by this greed-driven,

corporate-owned Congress,
has finally alerted
Americans to the real major danger on our soil.

The danger to our Republic posed by the threat of
more terrorism here (while

highly plausible
) is only marginal compared to that
constituted by the present invasion of our nation. That
threatens to have far more effect on our freedoms and
our safety. Yes, bombs will kill, but such attacks, like
9/11, will only serve to unite us. But, as has often
been expounded, most eloquently by former

Governor Richard Lamm
in his

October  , 2003speech
, "How
to Destroy America
, allowing this continued
alien invasion can only lead to the end of the American

Yet this open border policy has for years been freely
allowed to function uncurbed by the Federal Government.
Both Parties are equally culpable.  Why do they do it? 
You know! Because of the politically and
financially lucrative incentives supplied by special
interests –   including the corporate elites, but also
ethno-centric lobbies such as LULAC, and other groups
seeking political and religious benefits while
purporting to represent the interests of

immigrants and refugees.
The new-member-hungry

Roman Catholic Church
and the

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
must be mentioned here.

Just how dangerous this is right now is
vividly illustrated by the London and Glasgow car
bombing cases. The influx of radical Moslem clerics and
other preaching hate and Jihad to young resident Moslems
is a phenomenon also going on America.  We are talking
not only treason, but murder and mayhem.

None of these special interest groups care about you
and me, the average citizens of this great nation. They
insult us with silly slogans:  "America is a

nation of immigrants
, "poor undocumented
workers just

doing jobs Americans won`t do
deserves the

American Dream
; why are you so selfish?"
and the
bell ringer for the Open Borders chorus, "We can`t
just let 12 million (or is it more like 20 million)
illegal aliens stay in the shadows; we must act now to
give them recognition and a track to citizenship."

Yes, far too many can and really need a
psychiatric examination to explain why they believe that
illegal is legal, demands for our property and
livelihoods are OK, and

the right to march with the flags of other nations

in our country demanding citizenship is not out of

No more, hopefully, I told my daughter in law, will
this kind of phony rhetoric be able to gain the kind of
traction which allowed S1639 to bulldoze its way onto
the legislative agenda despite the qualms and protests
of the vast majority of Americans.

What to we need to do now that S1639 is


Moderates of all political parties and religious and
ethnic persuasions need to unite against these hostile
forces, which can destroy forever the heritage
established by our

Founding Fathers
in reaction  to the

faults and abuses
they saw in England.

June 28th will mark the date of a great revolt by
American citizens, who en masse at last began to realize
they were being taken to the cleaners by their elected
officials. They rose up and clogged the Senate
switchboard that day so that no further business could
be done over those Senate phones. They imitated the
actor Peter Finch`s news

anchor man on the movie Network,
shouting out
on his nightly news program, "We are mad as hell and
we aren`t going to take it anymore."

As Ed Rollins, former White House political director
under Reagan and Republican strategist, said on Lou

June 29, 2007 nightly news program on CNN
, "This
was a fascinating week. This is a historic week. I think
– as someone who`s been in this business for 40 years,
this is a week that had big, big actions that matter.
The voters got their voice heard."

Yes, illegal alien immigrations should be stopped and
those here identified and given the door, but even the

legal level of immigration
is way

too high
at almost

1 million a year.
Then there are those

H1-B work visas
to people who are needed not because
Americans can`t be found for the work, but because they
can be underbid by imported serfs. And those temporary
visas issued to visitors, over half of whom over stay
and no one in government knows where they are. Yes, it
is a mess.

But the people who wanted to pass this monstrosity
bill in the Senate are saying now, "Well, the present
immigration laws are unenforceable."
But they wanted
to put more unenforceable laws on the books and Bush
offered a $4.4 billion border security carrot to get
votes for S1639. Show me that money now, Mr. President!
And while you are at it, how about building that fence
very fast for which the money is already authorized,
instead at the present snail`s pace?

Again, the voice of Ed Rollins on that same Dobbs
broadcast, "The idea that you can`t enforce the laws
that you`ve already passed is one of the most absurd
things. First of all they have appropriate – not
appropriated, they

authorized various
things from more guards to more
fences and they never funded, and I think they need to
be held responsible. They need to live up to enforcement
of this law and give the tools to [
seal] the

Oh, and, Mr. Bush, how about pardoning those

border patrol officers
who shot an illegal Mexican
drug dealer and got

over ten years  each
in the

Federal pen
for their loyalty to our country.

Perhaps now politicians will understand that
Americans will no longer stand for the BS that they have
been fed. The credibility of our Federal Government is
zilch, with Congress less well regarded in the opinion
polls than our politically bankrupt President.

As a long time board member of the Federation for
American Immigration Reform (FAIR), I am very proud of
the part it has played for so many years in educating
the American public about the dangers of unremitting,
under regulated, unfair immigration.  FAIR`s statement
following the defeat of S1639 on 6/28/07, summarizes
perfectly the course of action Americans should
expecting from its elected leaders.  In part, FAIR`s
President, Dan Stein,

"National immigration
politics have changed forever and the American people
are engaged."
"The integrated lobbying strategy
involving talk radio hosts across the nation, e-mail,
phone calls, internet and local grassroots activism have
all combined to enlighten the average American in ways
unimaginable as recently as 1996,"
says Stein,
"and people know intimate details about pending
legislation and are acting on that information—by the
millions. They know it was weak, impractical and unfair
in the extreme. It is the American people who will now
lead this debate with enlightened immigration politics
that serve the interests of future generations of
Americans, not the usual battery of self serving
  [28 June 2007

Why the Senate Immigration Bill Failed—The Politics of
the Immigration Issue Have Changed Forever, says FAIR

As matters in the Presidential race now stand, it
looks to many observers that it is Hillary Clinton`s
race to lose.  People are so disaffected by the
arrogance, hidden power grabs and continuous policy and
governance mistakes of the present White House, that
Republicans will very likely not retain that office. 
But if

or any other standard bearer who attains the
nomination of my party thinks that open border
immigration reform is

great for adding to Democratic voter rolls,
they had
better be thinking again.  We are aroused. Most of us
are not such hard core Democrats or Republicans – we
have been hosed by both parties.  Most of us are in
reality independents and we see the price of cheap labor
and lost control of our nation very, very clearly.  

We want and will from now on demand real border
security, real employer sanctions, and real reform of
the administration of our immigration system. As Dan
Stein has noted, "The Bush administration has missed
virtually every deadline set by Congress for the
assertion of immigration controls since

September 11, 2001.
The President has lost
credibility because he has repeatedly promised
enforcement for political reasons and then retrenched
the moment the cameras left the room. This
President—whose repeated pronouncements since 2000 have
encouraged the greatest tidal wave of illegal
immigration in American history—is not the person to
convince the American people that …a mass amnesty will
generate effective enforcement."

Remember, folks, the Senate failed to address the
recommendations that have been made repeatedly about how
to limit immigration and rendered enforceable—going back
as 1980. The arguments in favor of a merit system were
not properly framed by the proponents, including the
need to develop an enforceable immigration selection
system under an annual, reviewable and enforceable cap.
The arguments against chain migration—as driving
incessant annual increases in unskilled immigration,
generating unmanageable backlogs and thwarting the
general public`s ability to decide who and how many come
each year—were never fully developed.

Stein has it right when he states, "The American
people have raised their voices collectively in outrage
over this

blatant assault on core values and rule of law
values that tie this diverse society together as a
.  Amen.

Donald A. Collins [email
him], is a freelance writer living in Washington DC and a former long time member of the board of FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform. His views are his own.