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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Amnesty equals Racism

A means to avoiding reality. Fight what it isn't to get what you want.

Cross posted from CommonSenseAmerica:

Xenophobic! Racist! Hater! These are just a few of the accusations hurled at Americans that wish to secure our borders. Is racism really an issue in this debate? And, if it is, who is actually guilty?

UN defines racism

…any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, color, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.

To distinguish, exclude, restrict, or show preferential treatment based on an individuals race is the actual definition of racism as we all know it. So would you please explain this opinion from The Daily Citizen

Explain to my Italian wife and me why we had to complete forms, pay fees and travel to a consulate for her to immigrate here. Justify to us and to the rest of the American people why she had to pay taxes on her wages to help provide social services and education to illegal immigrants while never getting a dime of government assistance for herself or our family. And tell us why we are paying hundreds of dollars in fees and having to miss work to go to Homeland Security next week to renew her “green card.” If that is not required of everyone, it smacks of racism or ethnic preference of some sort.

And please explain to me why we have seen boats filled with Cuban refugees sent back to a Communist country, with full knowledge of the repercussions these people will face for fleeing a tyrannical regime. Our government seems to have no qualms deporting Cubans yet it is being billed as “unrealistic” to deport illegals from Mexico.

And while you’re at it, explain this

Black leaders say Mexicans and other Hispanic nationals are getting preferential immigration treatment, as the U.S. systematically turns away people from countries with largely African-descended populations, such as Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

“We’ve told Haiti that their development strategy cannot be to send people to the United States, and if you put them on a boat we will send them back. But for Mexico it is OK,” said William E. Spriggs, chairman of Howard University’s School of Economics and a senior fellow with the Economic Policy Institute.

And one of my readers from the Philippines wrote

My whole family came to this country legally. We went thru proper channels to get here. We went through a lot, we had to provide legal and proper documentation, health clearance, FBI clearance, we had to pass an Immigrant Visa interview with the US Embassy (in the Philippines), not to mention the expensive fee for each of the items or documentation we had to provide. We were required to speak English or you will fail your interview.

Why should the Government just hand these illegal immigrants immigration rights or citizenship? What about us, the legal immigrants? This is not fair.

The pro-illegal, open borders, and amnesty groups are quick to play the ‘race card’ to deceive the American people.

“We call things racism just to get attention. We reduce complicated problems to racism, not because it is racism, but because it works.” — Alfredo Gutierrez, political consultant, as quoted by Richard de Uriarte, The Phoenix Gazette, March 14, 1992 (quoted in The ProEnglish Advocate, 1st quarter, 2002).

But sometimes, you have to look closely at those who scream racism the loudest to see that they are not the victim at all. They are the actual perpetrator.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.**


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