Could Bush Amnesty Proposal Make Him An Early Lame Duck President?
In what Dan Stein, the Federation
for American Immigration Reform`s president called
"another big victory", the opponents of Proposition
200 lost a
key appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court
of Appeals in San Francisco which would have allowed
benefits to be given to illegal aliens.
In reporting on the story on
January 15, the open-borders Arizona Republic
still insisted on calling illegal aliens "undocumented
200 injunction rejected by court, Yvonne Wingett,
Arizona Republic, Jan. 15, 2005]. But the law now
goes into effect and means that
welfare benefits don`t get paid to illegal aliens.
Gee, that seems absolutely fair.
And it is!
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
filed the injunction to keep the law from being in
effect. Now MALDEF is in the position of having to argue
the case on its merits. Proposition 200 may escape the
shabby treatment accorded California`s
Prop 187, which was tied up in the courts from which
it never escaped.
As Phoenix`s KFNX Talk Radio
"As the 57% of Arizona voters who passed
Proposition 200 bite their nails, challenges continue to
materialize. Thousands of Arizonans worked for months
and even years to bring about the most
important voter initiative in state history and
actually pass it into law.
amazing David and Goliath story of insurmountable
cheap-labor profiteers and their political whores
against the citizenry is a rare victory in `big money
always wins` arena."
the battle is not won yet but as KFNX points out:
"Strength in numbers isn`t always a guarantee of
80% of Americans want border security, aliens
deported, and no amnesty of any kind, their voices are
likely to be crushed by the
big corporate shoe. Imagine if you could suddenly
cut your bills/debt in half, or double your income at
will. That is exactly what significant numbers of
businesses have accomplished with
cheap illegal labor. Business rakes in windfall
profits, hands a chunk to politicians, and a couple of
winks later America is up to its armpits in third-world
passage of Arizona`s Proposition 200 was a wounding blow
to the `golden egg` coveted by the business-government
marital partnership. Twenty-three other states are
threatening to deliver similar wounds. The man and wife
team of big business and government have no intention of
surrendering their new-found pot of gold to the demands
of 80% of Americans. Now, much more that six months ago,
the battle to negate the vote of the people is warming
surely is. Bush has identified "immigration reform"
a.k.a. Open Borders as a major goal of his
second term. His amnesty proposal, which will be
eagerly backed by Arizona`s
Senator John McCain and certainly by key Democratic
Senators such as
Ted Kennedy, and certainly by
Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader, would let a
huge number of illegal aliens (some
say as many as
20 million) become legal US residents with access to
welfare programs—something Prop 200 now stops.
Folks, these greedy leaders and
their business paymasters are giving away our rights and
our treasure without your permission. There is nothing
requiring proof of citizenship to
vote and obtain
welfare benefits and that is exactly what
Proposition 200 does. Let`s get real, Congress!
Arizona border is one of the
busiest entry points from
Mexico. But the fact that Arizona spends millions to
give public services to illegal aliens is only the tip
of the financial iceberg.
Bush could be a lame duck
President right at the get go! Many of his own faithful
party members are mad as hell and not willing to play
this dirty amnesty rip-off game against their protesting
constituents. We are
not talking about ethnic anger, we are talking about
citizen anger, anger against all the cuts taken out
pocketbook by people who have no legal right to be
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.