Abolishing America (resumed): Bush Amnesty Back In Business


With 5,000 dead Americans not cold in their
unmarked graves beneath the

rubble
of the
World Trade Center
, the national ruling class has
decided it`s time to get back to business as usual.
Last week, the Bush administration

announced
it was resuming talks with Mexico about
the derailed amnesty for some 4 million illegal aliens
who broke our laws to come here, while two top
Democrats actually arrived in Mexico to kick off their
own negotiations for the same purpose. When, the
philosopher Hegel asked, will men learn from history
that from history men learn nothing?

What history might teach the administration and its
opponents is that massive, uncontrolled immigration
played a major role in the ability of foreign terrorists
to sneak into this country, train themselves to pilot
jet airliners, and carry out the largest act of mass
murder in human history. For a brief, shining moment, it
looked as though even George W. Bush might have learned
something,

admitting
that he had never realized "that people
would take advantage of our generosity to the extent
that they have" by using our immigration policy to
attack the country. That glimpse of reality, however,
seems now to have vanished.

This week, the Washington Post

reports
, mid-level talks between Mexican and U.S.
officials on the so-called "guest worker program" that
in effect is an amnesty for Mexican illegals will resume
in Washington. There was also supposed to be a meeting
between Mexican officials and the office of "Homeland
Security" czar Tom Ridge, to work toward what President
Bush called a "security perimeter" around North America.

How about a security perimeter around the country Mr.
Bush was elected to govern? How about, instead of
jabbering with the Mexicans on how to "balance security
concerns with the need to keep trade moving freely
across the border," as the Post puts it, making sure
that none of the

8 million
illegal aliens now believed to be in this
country are the same kind of killers we got to meet on
Sept. 11? How about, just once, putting the "need to
keep trade moving freely" on the back burner and doing
something for the American nation?

Before the bureaucrats in Washington could clink
their glasses, however, two top Democrats were hogging
the limelight with their own junket to Mexico City to
start their own immigration diplomacy. Senate Majority
Leader Tom Daschle, having evaded the anthrax sent to
his office,

embarked
with House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt to
meet with Mexican President Vicente Fox over the
weekend. The goal was to make sure that "hard-working
tax-paying" Mexicans in the United States get to stay
here, despite their having broken immigration laws to
come here at all. The "free flow of trade," you see,
including the

cheap labor
that illegal immigrants provide certain
powerful American business interests, is by no means the
only reason the ruling class is insistent on amnesty.
The free flow of

votes
from legalized and eventually naturalized
immigrants is also a major consideration, especially for
Democrats, who have long specialized in playing off one
ethnic or racial minority group against the white
majority, but also for Republicans, who have come to

imagine
that they can counter the Democratic
monopoly of the black vote by capturing

Hispanics.

Yet, whatever the reasons for resuming the amnesty
talks, the ruling class needs to move fast. The aliens
who are now here are not quite as committed to this
country as a good many in the open borders lobby think,
and as recession and unemployment start looming, no
small number of illegals are starting to pack their
luggage.  

The Wall Street Journal reports that last week
Mexico`s

National Migration Institute
disclosed that since
Sept. 11 more than 350,000 Mexicans have returned from
the United States. That`s a nine percent increase in the
numbers of Mexicans who usually come back in the
two-month time period since the attacks. One reason for
the massive return is the prospect of unemployment in
this country; another is the fear that we might actually
start getting serious about controlling immigration. The
Republicans and Democrats together will soon disabuse
the aliens of that fond notion. The exodus back to
Mexico probably won`t continue long, especially once

greed for cheap labor
and cheap voters overcome
whatever lessons Sept. 11 should have taught the ruling
class about uncontrolled immigration. But if the attacks
themselves taught us nothing, the eagerness of hundreds
of thousands of Mexicans to go home should: The Mexicans
who come here as illegal aliens are not and do not
become Americans. Their sole interest in this country is
in what they can

get out of it
, and once they can`t get any more,
they leave. Before we grant amnesty to anybody, the
leaders of both our political parties need to think
about that.

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November 22, 2001