Democrat Decries His Party`s Amnesty Bill Christmas Present
You have got to be kidding,
Nearly half of my party members in
Congress joined with Treason Lobby Congressman
Gutierrez (D-Ill) to
introduce the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for
America`s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 (CIR ASAP)
on December 15, 2009.
According to the
language of this piece of treasonous perfidy,
amnesty would be offered to every illegal alien now
number is in dispute, but probably some 12 million
and likely many more would come out of the woodwork if
this abomination were to somehow slither through. And we
know that President Obama would be willing to sign such
legislation—based on his past statements and his
appointment of an
open border Homeland Security Secretary,
Folks, we are talking equity here.
In a high tech era, where
and others are racing forward to surpass us in promising
areas such as environmental controls (China) and
high grade engineering education (India) and many
others where we have sold our technology cheap, now is
obviously not the time to increase future flows of
low-skilled, low-wage immigrants.
Last time I looked, we were running
a huge federal deficit, with projections of same
running far into the future. In the opinion of many
analysts the USA is actually bankrupt, issuing dollars
which the world is taking with less and less enthusiasm.
But then there is no really good
time for legislation such as this. It simply shows how
far out of touch these elites are with real folks who
are suffering real deprivations as this recession
stretches into what many believe will be years of flat
or worse job opportunities.
The bill specifically offers these
law breaker aliens a
fix-up-your-immigration-status-price of $500.
Imagine. I can`t even rent a low price car for a week on
that amount. But I say that no price is high enough for
keeping our Rule of Law intact.
The Obama Administration has shown
no real capacity to enforce our borders and ports. This
bill would weaken even the present situation. I bet the
immigration lawyers will find the bill most helpful
in expanding their capacity to protect those presently
here illegally. And we the taxpayers will pay the bill.
While many of the states—including
Georgia, where one of my children lives—are getting
tougher on enforcement, a new amnesty bill will
undermine and override such efforts.
Or is this the moment when a
responsible Congressional leadership and Administration
would use their present power to enact an immigration
moratorium, which could allow unemployed Americans the
chance to find jobs?
I suspect that come the midterm
elections, if long past history is a guide, the
Democrats will lose some 30 seats in the House. But they
could lose many more, if they try to ram this obscene
CIR ASAP down the throats of Americans.
In fact, if another amnesty passes,
I am going to change parties, vote Independent, and pray
we can find a candidate who represents our country—not
these politicians who have the
chutzpah to attack America when it is in its present vulnerable
Who are these people? They must be
crazy or feckless or probably most likely in the pocket
of the same business interests and ethnic/ideological
advocacy groups whose efforts so far have allowed over
50 million newcomers, most in the last 12 years, to
How Gutierrez and the other
Democrats in Congress who joined him can go home to
their states for Christmas and face their constituents I
simply cannot fathom.
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.