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VDARE.com: Saturday's Letters: A Texas Reader thinks Cheney Would Be Better Than Bush On Immigration; etc.
From: An Economist [e-mail him]
Re: Joe Guzzardi's Blog: Cheney Bush's Chief Immigration Salesman
Cheney is less popular than Bush, no doubt. However, if Bush left office tomorrow, I would bet Cheney would be a lot saner on immigration.
Bush's views are fundamentally emotional, not rational. To Bush, illegals are "perfect human beings" because they walk across deserts to docilely work for low wages. Bush gets all gushy about this kind of stuff.
The Vice President is a more serious guy. No doubt he would favor cheap labor for business. However, I can't imagine Cheney having the romantic attachment to aliens that Bush suffers from.
Cheney would probably favor a real guest worker program. He might propose working in the US for 1-3 years and then going home. Under Cheney's plan, we'd escrow 50 percent of all wages to make sure you go home. If we catch "guest workers" here after 3 years, expect prison. Try to bring your family, expect prison.
I don't favor any such thing but corporate America would love it and so would many conservatives. Cheap labor now but without the hangover later.
Read "An Economist's" exit amnesty plan here
From: Michelle Ray [e-mail her]
Re: Juan Mann's Column: Reporting Illegal Aliens: 2005 Update
May I suggest that you develop a website to accompany VDARE.COM where everyday people like myself could check the names and photos of illegal aliens who have been deported or are wanted for crimes.
Those of us who work with immigrants or live in areas with a high population of immigrants could go to this site to check if someone they are suspicious of is wanted or has already been deported. Then, we could contact the authorities.
I know some immigrants who were deported for criminal offense but then snuck back into the country, made up fake papers and moved to another state.
If there were a website available along the lines of America's Most Wanted, someone in the alien's new state might see his photo and report him.
I am not suggesting a site to report every immigrant you meet. I am suggesting something to help American citizens help the police. It is a felony to re-enter the country after you have been deported.
According to Ray, Homeland Security will never do its job much less create a most wanted alien website. "It will have to be VDARE.COM," she says.
From: Izzy Lyman [e-mail her]
Re: Joe Guzzardi's Column: How VDARE.COM Helped Convert An Oklahoma State Representative To The Right Side Of Immigration Reform
My husband, Wid, saw Oklahoma State Representative Kevin Calvey today at a luncheon.
Kevin told him that he has received a ton of positive e-mail because of Guzzardi's column.
Calvey (e-mail him) sends his thanks to all VDARE.COM readers.
Lyman's previous VDARE.COM letters, columns and blogs are here.
Her recent blog on home schooling, in which she talks about her Costa Rican parents, is here.
From: Pete Brittain [e-mail him]
Re: Steve Sailer's Column: It's Alive! Bush Betrayal Tries To Climb Out Of Coffin
We all know the slogan for Allstate Insurance. But it doesn't apply to the U.S. Senate.
Idaho's illustrious Senator Craig made the following comment after Bush's speech on Monday:
"For any immigration reform to work, our borders must first be
This comment was at the top of his Senate website.
When it came to a vote, however, Craig voted against securing the border before taking any action to control illegal immigration.
"I was for it before I voted against it."
Our leaders are most definitely not looking out for us.
From: Amir Ata [e-mail him]
Re: Joe Guzzardi Archive
All I have for you is just (sic) to spit on your face.
Joe Guzzardi replies: What ever happened to, "Perhaps we could meet for coffee one day so we could better understand each other"?
From: [Name Witheld]
Re: Randall Burn's Blog: Some More Proposed Amendments for the Senate
I am writing to you out of frustration. My mother and I, both artists, have been in the United States legally for ten years on E-2 visas which we were told was the only way we could stay.
We were assured the E-2 was the next best thing to a green card but found this false.
We are considered non-residents. We will never have the right to vote or collect social security into which we pay. Even though both my mother and I own property and pay taxes, I have to pay out of state tuition to study.
We're now starting our paperwork to get EB-1 visa, which is the equivalent of a green card. We have to prove that we are of "extraordinary ability" and if our application is not approved, we will have to sell our houses and leave
The legal fees ($3,500 for each visa) are a financial burden and the outcome is not certain.
The Senate also voted 64-32 to levy a $750 fee on illegal immigrants who apply for citizenship and $100 for each dependent.
Cornyn, who sponsored the proposal, said the proceeds would be used to reimburse state and local governments, hospitals and other institutions that provide health, education and other services to illegal immigrants.
That's disgusting. We have spent about $12,000 on legal fees plus hours of lost earning time getting paperwork together.
It is just so unfair. We do every thing legally, and have to jump over various hurdles but still have no assurance that we will get a green card after paying large sums of money.
I would like to see an addition made to the proposed legislation granting green cards to so-called tax paying, upstanding illegals after five years: give the same right to legal aliens.
I don't think that the Senate or Congress realizes how difficult it is to get a green card.
From: Michael Johnson [e-mail him]
Re: Joe Guzzardi's Column McCain, WSJ: "Amnestied Aliens Will Learn English, Civics!" Joe Guzzardi: "When Hell Freezes Over!"
Through no fault of his own, Guzzardi's English as a Second Language classes are poorly attended. But don't let him become depressed!
If Guzzardi can teach ESL, then he can also teach SSL, Spanish as a Second Language.
Guzzardi's new Anglo students will probably attend class for much more than forty hours required of the aliens in the 1986 amnesty.
For fifty-four years, I had resisted learning Spanish. My attitude was that immigrants to America ought to either learn English or go to some country where their language is spoken. That such countries are Third World cesspools is not my problem.
Though long aware that immigration is out of control, I could not be certain which immigrant group would become our new majority or what our new official language might be.
Knowing the language of our new Hispanic government will certainly prove useful when haggling over the amount of mordida with a mestizo clerk or bribing a mestizo traffic cop.
Knowing what the members of the Hispanic majority are saying to one another might help one avoid becoming a victim of crime. Being able to tell them to get the hell off my property before I feed them a face full of buckshot might well be useful, too.
Johnson is software engineer in Houston, Texas. Unable to find a real job in the private sector because of H1-B competition, he works for a NASA contractor.
He is enrolled in a Conversational Spanish course at a local community college.
Guzzardi comments: In my column, I predicted that the English language requirement this amnesty around would be even less demanding than the 1986 level of forty meaningless hours. And, sadly, it looks like I'm right.
According to the Senate, the English prerequisite for amnesty is merely to "enroll."