"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, April 21, 2006

An Easy Step Up From ZERO

Cross posted from A Lady's Ruminations

AP: Feds Warn Companies Using Illegal Workers---

WASHINGTON - The government plans to crack down ever harder on employers who harbor and hire illegal immigrants, pursuing companies that ignore the law so they can exploit cheap labor.

"We are going to move beyond the current level of activity to a higher level in each month and year to come," Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said Thursday. He pledged to "come down as hard as possible" on violators.

That ought to be easy, as it doesn't appear the government has done this before. The current level seems to be a big fat ZERO.

I honestly hope the government will do this, but I won't be holding my breath.

"Our nation's communities cannot be a wild frontier where illegal aliens and unscrupulous employees subvert our nation's laws," said Julie Myers, assistant secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

How about a wild frontier where the government allows illegal invaders to do whatever they want? And worse, a wild frontier where the government rewards the illegal invaders against the wishes of the good, law-abiding citizens? Not good enough!

Don Sherman, director of the Cincinnati Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, an advocate for immigrant workers and their rights, was skeptical about the government's move.

"I think the timing is very suspicious because there are a number of rallies coming up around the country promoting immigration reform," he said.

Chertoff denied the timing of the stepped up enforcement had anything to do with recent immigration demonstrations, saying the investigations began more than a year ago.

If only the government WAS stepping up because of these illegal invader rallies. In fact, the government ought to have Immigration and Customs Agents at the rallies, arresting every single illegal and shipping them all back to wherever they came from (usually Mexico).

Enough talk of amnesty. What we need are more crackdowns, enforcement of the law, and millions and millions of permanent deportations. If only OUR Government would listen to US.

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