Two weeks ago, in my column "Joe
Feels Good About Immigration Bill…" I said that
S. 2611, what we here at VDARE.COM refer to as the
Bush-Kennedy-McCain Senate Amnesty/Immigration
Acceleration Bill, would die a quick and painful
Hoping not to sound too boastful, and hoping even more
that I`m not counting
my chickens before they hatch, I nevertheless
proclaim that I was right on the money.
S. 2611 is
deader than a doornail.
Republican House Speaker
Dennis Hastert`s statement earlier this week that he
wants to "take
a long look" at the Senate bill finishes it off
for good. The longer anyone looks at it, as one of our
VDARE.COM readers discovered, the uglier it becomes.
Now the spotlight turns to the twisted Congressman Mike
Pence (R-IN) and his
proposed garbage that involves voluntary one-week
return trips home for aliens (s-u-r-e!),
labor brokers and a bunch of other harebrained
schemes for amnesty that would not pass a third grader`s
smell test. Read all the details
Because Pence fools no one, I predict his absurd plan
will die, too.
The biggest roadblock to immigration sanity is not
McCain, Kennedy, Specter or Pence. Our biggest
George W. Bush—driven since the
first day he occupied the White House by his
fanatical devotion to the misguided concept of
amnesty for illegal aliens.
Bush, at any time in the five and a half years since he
took office, could have all but ended illegal
immigration with a snap of his fingers: pick up the
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and say "Start
rounding them up."
Just the threat of deportation, occurring randomly among
alien enclaves around the country, would do wonders for
slowing down the invasion.
But Bush has moved further and further away from
America`s wish to end illegal immigration and has
instead embraced a disastrous policy that offers amnesty
to all and would serve as an inspiration for more aliens
to come to America.
Consider the recent speech Bush made in Omaha, Nebraska.
First, Bush called Catholic Charities "a center of
love and compassion." But as VDARE.COM`s
Thomas Allen has demonstrated repeatedly, it is
actually part of the tax-addicted
“Refugee Industry” racket.
Then Bush followed up with his
mandatory but gratuitous alien success sob story
(about Salvador Pia who
borrowed ten grand from Catholic Charities and now
owns Pia Auto Repair with three employees!), before
getting on a roll.
I get back to Washington I`m going to sign an executive
order … It`s going to work to help people at the grass
roots level expand the
teaching of English and
history instruction programs, to help others
assimilate into America."
also signed legislation that created an Office of
Citizenship at the Department of Homeland Security to
promote knowledge of citizens`
responsibilities. In other words, one aspect of
making sure we have an immigration system that works,
orderly and fair, is to actively reach out and help
people assimilate into our country. That means learn the
language of America."
But as VDARE.COM has
documented, also repeatedly, assimilation is not
going to happen no matter how many pieces of meaningless
legislation or executive orders Bush signs.
In my day job as an
English as a Second Language instructor at the Lodi
Adult School, I`m "at the grass roots level" and
ready to "expand the teaching of English and civics
Too bad the classroom, despite no fees to enroll, has so
The desire to assimilate comes from within…and among the
current crop of illegal aliens the
aspiration to become an American is dramatically
Hispanic population grew by 70 percent between
2000-2004, is a strange place for Bush to tout the
glories of illegal aliens.
According to Bush they are:
who are willing to work hard to put food on the table
for their families and to realize a dream."
Some, no doubt, are hard workers and family oriented.
But not enough of the alien population fits that pattern
to make a blanket statement that they`re all a plus to
A few points about Nebraska illegal aliens that Bush
conveniently omitted from his speech:
generations of American workers made good wages with
benefits in Nebraska`s leading industry—meatpacking—until
illegal aliens displaced them for $9.00 an hour.
- The CBS 60
Minutes special that focused on the Cargill
Company in Schuyler, Nebraska,
IDs Sold To Illegal Immigrants,
documented the rampant identity fraud committed by
aliens to get jobs. (Reviewed by VDARE.COM
here) To Bush, apparently, buying
false documents is all part of the illegal
- The local post
poster showing photographs of Omaha`s seven most
wanted criminals. Of the seven, three are Hispanic:
Joab Garcia (narcotics);
Juan M. Flores (murder)
and Angel Alvarado-Cruz (sexual
molestation of a child)
- Next to the most
wanted poster, the
Nebraska State Most Wanted Sex Offender Registry
where six names are Hispanic: Juan Carlos Crawford,
Juan Garcia, Daniel Cruz-Gonzales, Jose Abraham
Hernandez, Humberto Martinez, Luis Eduardo Picazo.
- The botched 2002
bank robbery in
Norfolk, NE perpetrated by four Mexicans that
resulted in the deaths of
five innocent bystanders.
Bush apparently can`t—or refuses to—read the Nebraska
political tealeaves. Sell-out
Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel (referred to by Bush in
his speech as a "leader" on immigration) voted
for S. 2611. But he doesn`t have to face the voters in
November. Moderate Democrat Sen. Ben Nelson, who is up
for re-election and feels the Nebraska anti-immigration
heat, voted no.
And in a recent GOP
Gov. Dave Heineman, who had vetoed a measure to
grant out-of-state tuition to illegal aliens, defeated
his rival and the
most beloved man in Nebraska Congressman Tom Osborne
who favored the tuition subsidy.
security privatization ancient history and the Iraqi war
bumbling forward endlessly, what does Bush have left
delusions about illegal aliens?
So far, we`re winning
fight against Bush—by virtue of not losing it—and
his amnesty forces.
But with Bush, our
guard must constantly be up.
Joe Guzzardi [email
him], an instructor in English at the Lodi
Adult School, has been writing a weekly newspaper column
since 1988. This column is exclusive to VDARE.COM.