Bush Now Positively Glorifying Illegal Aliens

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

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


America has been there, done

before.  She continues to draw illegal
aliens into the country with various incentives and

.  She doesn`t have a system in place to
either find them,

deport them
, or figure out whether they`re filing

immigration benefit applications. 

And now the President of the United
States is

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

makes no sense to me at all.

Peter Brimelow has

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

Here are the President`s latest
euphemisms for illegal aliens:

  • "good-hearted people who are
    coming here to work"

So what
is the common thread here?  All these noble appellations
have been in effect stolen from lawful immigrants to the
United States. 

permanent resident aliens (i.e.

"green card"
holders) and law-abiding
non-immigrant visa holders are the foreign nationals on
American shores who really deserve to be called
good-hearted, hard-working and law-abiding. 

aliens don`t deserve such praise.

definition, illegal aliens are cheaters, liars and

They are
stealing a life that they are not entitled to have. 

overstay lawful visas
or border-crossing cards. 
They steal

taxpayer subsidies
and benefits which are not their
own, including

American citizenship
for their


Yes, Mr. President, there is a
difference between "good-hearted" law-abiding
immigrants, and

law-breaking illegal aliens.

Someone who might be able to lend a
hand in explaining this concept is

Joe D. Whitley
, the current General Counsel of the
Department of Homeland Security.

As the DHS` chief legal counsel,
Whitley recently sent this seemingly generic message to
his employees. It was provided to me by a VDARE.com


Note the interesting surprise in
the last sentence of the first paragraph:

"As we
enter 2005, I want to take this opportunity to wish you
and your families all the best.  I also extend my
heartfelt thanks for your work this past year in making
the Office of the General Counsel a vital contributor to
the DHS mission.  Without your efforts, important
initiatives like US-VISIT, MTSA, Secure Flight, the
Homeland Security Acquisition Regulations, HR redesign,
Information Sharing, the Safety Act, and the Container
Security Initiative would not have been possible.  Nor
would we have succeeded in drafting and issuing the
myriad of regulations and legislation necessary to
provide our operational colleagues with the tools they
need to keep our country safe, including the

intelligence reform
legislation recently signed into
law by the President.  Also, you assisted DHS in
providing aid to victims of disasters in 2004, safely

migrants at sea
, deterring illegal drug trafficking,
and preserving the distinction between lawful
immigrants and those aliens who enter the U.S.
[Emphasis added].

"I am
most impressed by how each of you performs your duties
always mindful of the rule of law and the need to remain
vigilant that vigilant that civil liberties be
preserved.  Although we have accomplished much, we will
continue our efforts to strengthen our legal function
through better coordination and effective integration.
Thank you again for your hard work and support."

It looks
like General Counsel Whitley hasn`t quite gotten the
word yet about the Administration`s new amnesty talking

He forgot to
mention the "honest" and "good-hearted"
illegal aliens gracing us with their presence.

It might be
that someone in Whitley`s office still has a copy of the

Immigration and Nationality Act
sitting around.
Maybe someone even read it.

Perish the

This may
come as a revelation to the White House, but

section 101(a)(3)
of the Immigration Act says:

"the term `alien` means any
person not a citizen or national of the United States."

And to save VDARE.COM readers
the trouble of slogging through it, the Immigration Act
goes on to explain in great detail all the categories of
aliens . . . they are either legal or illegal . . . and
that the illegal aliens and convicted criminal aliens
should be deported from the United States.

It`s something to remember for
2005 – the year, if Bush has his way, of the
"good-hearted people."

His fellow
Americans need not apply.

Juan Mann [send him
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