"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

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Illegal Immigration: So Much Happening Everywhere, Except In The Senate

Cross posted from CommonSenseAmerica:

Our elected officials know what the American Citizen wants, and expects, them to do.

Immigration "is a very serious issue with the American people, and the American people feel pretty strongly, as House Republicans do, that we ought to be securing our borders and enforcing our laws," said House Majority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio).

"When I traveled the entire month of August, I heard it nonstop. They don't want the [Senate] bill. They don't want amnesty for illegal aliens."

They know they could solve the problem of illegal immigration by simply enforcing our current laws.

In Valley Park, MO:

Twenty panicked immigrant families fled Valley Park, Mo., near St. Louis, in August after the city council approved an ordinance that barred landlords from renting to immigrants under the threat of a fine of $500 per unit, according to the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

And in Hazleton, PA:

"It's been incredible. We have literally seen people loading up mattresses and furniture and leaving the city en masse," he said. "That was our goal, to have a city of legal immigrants who are all paying taxes. It's already been effective."

But our elected officials seem confused, calling the idea of enforcing our laws, "half a loaf".

House Republicans will make a final push to get border-security legislation on President Bush's desk before November's elections, senior aides told The Washington Times yesterday.

Top Republicans are planning a series of tough new border-security measures that they hope can get through the Senate, which in the past has opposed border-security legislation unless it has included a guest-worker program and grants citizenship rights to the estimated 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens already here.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, said yesterday it would be "next to impossible" to approve such comprehensive immigration reform, but several key senators said they are willing to consider a border-security-only approach.

"If our only options are a half a loaf or no loaf, then I'd be inclined to take half a loaf," said Sen. John Cornyn, the Texas Republican who for years has been a leading advocate of comprehensive immigration reform that secures the borders.

"If all we could get through is border security and work-site enforcement, I could support that," Mr. Cornyn said yesterday.

That is the whole loaf, Mr. Cornyn! Border security and job enforcement would mean you are actually enforcing our law.

Enforcing our laws would also show Americans that you are actually doing the job you were elected to do. Just try to wrap your mind around that one for a bit, please.

We, the American citizens, bought and paid for the whole loaf with our tax dollars and we are tired of receiving only the crumbs. We expect our elected officials to do their job.

It's really not too much to ask.

For more illegal immigration news see:

"Corporate Sponsorship of Shamnesty", from Morning Coffee

"Have you Hugged Your Mexican Gang Members Today?", from Take Back Georgia

"September Blitz the Congress", from the Uncooperative Blogger

"Fitzgerald Confronts Muslim Immigration", from the Amboy Times

**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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