the founder of the
Federation for American Immigration Reform, recently
sent me an article,
Migrant Intake Cut Flagged from
Australian, which dubs itself
"The Prime Minister said
"`It`s been this way since time immemorial and will be this way into the future as well,` Mr Rudd said yesterday, when asked if it was time to think about cutting the migration rate. `We adjust it according to economic circumstances.`"
Gee. Why does the Australian headline only say "flagged"?
"[The] latest official
figures showed a rise in
How much "flag" do you need, Mr. Prime Minister! You better cut el toro or your citizens will continue to be economically gored like a feckless matador.
And here another story designed to
lull us into feeling that the surge is over and that we
can relax about the immigration issue—despite knowing
that at least 12 million illegal aliens reside in the
"This carrier is run by
Nice, eh? Have a luxurious ride
Certainly I am not against airplane deportations but the numbers involved won`t begin to cut into the 12 million illegal alien numbers among us now.
As the WSJ rreports:
"In all, the
"ICE Air`s patrons are what the airline industry calls `non-revenue
Ah, home for the holidays. Well, at
least for the
Filipinos. Hey, at least these jobs can`t be
outsourced. A boost for our lagging airlines and a full
flight is assured every time. Nothing is too good for
our corporate friends as the bail outs of recent days
continue full blast. Of course, Sheila Blair, head of
the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
noted bitterly that while corporate
But then that`s getting to be the
None of the four worthies running for President and Vice President on the major party tickets were challenged by their interrogators in any of their debates to explain why they favor open borders and comprehensive (read "amnesty") immigration reform.
Why? Same reason. The major media gets its revenue from these same businesses who want cheap labor.
Folks, it will take repeated voting actions on our part, perhaps over several election cycles, participated in by all citizens of whatever ethnic, religious, cultural or political persuasion, to de-elect those elites who don`t get our message. Citizenship comes via the orderly, precise, carefully enforced Rule of Law. Real immigration reform comes under this vital tenet, without which our democracy is toast.
Meantime, have happy recession (Depression)!
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.