"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
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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Colo. OKs toughest U.S. immigration bills


Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger:

The AP reports that Colorado lawmakers ended a five-day special session on illegal immigration with approval of several bills that Democrats call the toughest in the nation and Republicans say don't go far enough. I am with the Republicans on this one, we can't be too tough on this issue.

The legislation will force a million people receiving state or federal aid in Colorado to verify their citizenship. Horror of all horrors, require you be a U.S. Citizen to receive tax payer dollars. How can we be so cruel?

It would deny most non-emergency state benefits to illegal immigrants 18 years old and older.

The state Senate passed it 22-13 and the House voted for it 48-15. The strange part is both chambers are controlled by Democrats.

Republicans said the legislation still left glaring loopholes, including allowing benefits for minors and denying voters the chance to have a direct say on the issue.

The bill would apply to Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, energy assistance programs and aging and adult services. Owens has said an estimated 50,000 illegal immigrants could be thrown out of those programs; thank all that is holy.

One of four Democrats to vote against the measure, Sen. Dan Grossman, said: "I don't think the poor people of the state of Colorado or businesses of the state of Colorado should have to pay because we want to play politics with immigration." I agree I don't think Businesses and poor people should pay taxes that go to illegal alien invaders, but that is not what he meant, obviously.

Last month, the City Council of Hazleton, Pa., tentatively approved a measure that would revoke the business licenses of companies that employ illegal immigrants; impose $1,000 fines on landlords who rent to illegal immigrants; and make English the city's official language. This city council is my hero! We need the State and local governments to step up until we get the Federal government to do its job and defend our borders.

Hazleton's Republican Mayor Lou Barletta said "Illegal immigrants are destroying the city," "I don't want them here, period." Applause! Ditto they are destroying my country and taking jobs away from U.S. Citizens.

Two Florida communities, Palm Bay and Avon Park, are considering similar immigration measures.

Idaho's Canyon County took an interesting approach to this problem. It filed a racketeering lawsuit against agricultural companies accused of hiring illegal immigrants. Unfortunately, a federal judge threw the case out, but county commissioners voted to appeal.

Meanwhile, Karl Rove asks the racist group La Raza to help him defeat the enforcement first movement in the House and the President continues to push for a "comprehensive" approach.

Well MR. President I have your comprehensive plan right here:

  • Secure the border by any means necessary. This includes the

  • Stiff penalties for employers, which are actually enforced.

  • No taxpayer funded programs for illegals or their families.
    (including school for children of illegals and non-emergency medical
    care for any illegal)

  • No "Anchor Babies" (no automatic citizenship for children of
    illegals born in the US)

  • No path to Citizenship in any name or form for those here

  • No Guest worker program until the above measures are put in place
    and the need can be PROVEN

  • English only education and the official language of the USA
**This was a production of TheCoalition 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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