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Bush Now Positively Glorifying Illegal Aliens
<!-- Start of Article --> [VDARE.COM NOTE: Today's column is Juan Mann's 100th article on immigration law and real immigration reform in his VDARE.com archive. Congratulations, Juan!] Goodbye illegal aliens—hello "good-hearted people"! The days of preserving the distinction between lawful immigrants and aliens who enter the United States illegally are numbered if President Bush has his way. In his recent interview with Washington Times editors, President Bush made it clear that 2005 will be the year for pushing his disastrous "this is not instant citizenship" amnesty plan. ["Bush vows push on immigration," By Joseph Curl, Washington Times, January 12, 2005] But whether Bush calls it the "legalizing work" initiative, "the good-hearted people who are coming here to do jobs that Americans won't do" Appreciation Act, or The Mexican Middle Class Creation (and Relocation) Act of 2005—it's still just another illegal alien amnesty. America has been there, done amnesty before. She continues to draw illegal aliens into the country with various incentives and give-aways. She doesn't have a system in place to either find them, deport them, or figure out whether they're filing fraudulent immigration benefit applications. And now the President of the United States is "passionate" about opening the border for cheaper and cheaper labor . . . so women who grow live oak seedlings can hire illegal aliens with "comfort." I've done my best to try to makes sense out of the President's remarks about his "realistic and common-sensical" amnesty plan. But his December 20, 2004 press conference and January 11 interview makes no sense to me at all. Peter Brimelow has identified one of the techniques currently being used by the President to "solve the illegal immivasion problem"— "Define it away — call them "undocumented workers," the term favored by the Treason Lobby, ignoring their tax-eating dependents." But there's more. From the December 20 and January 11 remarks, the President appears to be reinventing the "undocumented worker" into something even more noble than ordinary Americans. Here are the President's latest euphemisms for illegal aliens:
- "good-hearted people who are coming here to work"
- "mothers and fathers [who] come to my state and across the border"
- "somebody who is here working [and] wants to be a citizen"
- "good, honest person who wants to do their duty as a mother and a father"