Bush Gearing Up For Amnesty—In Spanish and Spanglish.

What would President Bush do if he were re-elected?

Here`s one sign: For the past year, the

U.S. Embassy
in Mexico has been alerting the
world in the
“U.S. and Mexico at a glance”
section of
both its English and

web sites about The
Temporary Worker Program Proposed by President Bush in
January 2004.”

Read it and
weep—in both



Of course, the President`s

Arizona Amnesty
has not gotten off the ground in
Congress (yet). But it nevertheless seems to have
triggered the latest wave of

illegal aliens
on the Southwest border.

And now that it turns out that the U.S. Embassy in Mexico
has been crowing about a prophesied employment
authorization amnesty as part of Migration,
Border Cooperation, and Consular activity
makes you wonder just who wants the “migration”
after all.

The Embassy does temper its amnesty announcement with
a telling disclaimer (in both English and Spanish,

We emphasize this program is a proposal, not law.
Congress still must debate the issue and enact

I must have
missed something here.

Who says that
Congress must
. . . enact legislation”

on this particular “proposal”?

There`s not even
anything in the Constitution – or anywhere else for that
matter—to force Congress to “debate the issue” if
it doesn`t want to!

So just for the
record, here`s the English version of the Embassy`s
“U.S. and Mexico at a glance”
announcement as of
November 1, 2004.

The Embassy
announcement comes complete with a botched
Spanish-to-English translation of “woulding
[willing] foreign workers with woulding [willing]
American employers.”

“In January 2004,
President Bush proposed a new temporary worker program
that would help further the cause of

safe, legal
and orderly migration. This program
would match woulding
foreign workers with woulding

American employers
when no Americans can be found to
fill the jobs. Under this program,

workers currently in the United States
would be able to come

out of the shadows
and establish legal identities.
All participants in the program would be

a temporary worker card that would allow them
to travel back and forth between their home and the
United States without fear of being denied reentry in

“All who participate in
the proposed program would have to have a job, or a job
offer. The legal status granted by this program would
last three years and would be renewable, but it would
have an end. Participants who do not follow the rules of
the program, or who break the law would not be eligible
for continued participation and would be required to
return their home. 

“This proposal

expects temporary workers
to return permanently to
their home countries after their period of work in the
U.S. has expired. And there would be

financial incentives
for them to do so. Under this
program, they would work with foreign governments on a
plan to give temporary workers credit, when they enter
their own nation`s retirement system, for the time they
have worked in America. It would be easier for temporary
workers to contribute a portion of their earnings to
tax-preferred savings accounts, money they could collect
as they return to their native countries.

“Those who make the
choice of pursuing

American citizenship
would be allowed to apply in
the normal way. They would not be given unfair advantage
over people who have followed

legal procedures
from the start. It is not an

, placing undocumented workers on the
automatic path of

. Granting amnesty encourages the
violation of our laws and perpetuates illegal
[my emphasis].

Yeah? Obviously, it`s time to restate the obvious


Please re-read the last sentence of the Embassy`s
announcement—Granting amnesty encourages the
violation of our laws and perpetuates illegal

Given the Embassy`s own definition of amnesty, hasn`t
anyone at the State Department realized that continuing
an official “.gov” web site announcement—of a
mere proposal
by the President—also “encourages
the violation of our laws and

illegal immigration?”

Apparently not.

In analyzing the President`s equally ill-conceived

education plan
, my VDARE.com colleague Joe Guzzardi
recently opined about the “fantasyland” inhabited
by the Bush Administration thusly:

“But we have to live in
Bush`s world too. He`s sending us a clear signal that,
if re-elected, he intends to press on with his amnesty
for illegals and his

“temporary worker”
plan. For all I know, he intends
to do it in


Joe`s instinct was
right. The Bush Administration has already been pressing
on with amnesty. And it`s already doing it in
Spanish—and Spanglish.

Juan Mann [send him
] is a lawyer and the proprietor of