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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Still Amnesty

Well it's confirmed. Our Senate is a bunch of pansies wanting to knock out this revised immigration bill so they can enjoy their recess. Although the final text has yet to be released, MSNBC is reporting that three key points are covered, rated for your viewing pleasure:
  • Enhanced border security: EXCELLENT - This is the most important issue of this debate for a number of reasons including national security. We need to stop the "bleeding" of illegal immigrants into this country before tackling any other immigration policy.
  • Regulated future flow of immigrants into the U.S.: GOOD/OK - Not really sure of the details of this measure, but it does go hand in hand with making sure the good guys get over to our soil, especially when we're looking for specific skills that American workers lack.
  • Legalized status to the millions of men, women and children in the country unlawfully: BAD - Granted the Senate proposed a tiered system that based on the length of time illegals spent in the U.S., but this is still AMNESTY. We are literally awarding people for breaking the law.

Missing from the initial text of this legislation are the penalties to businesses who still hire illegals after this legislation is enacted and the logic explaining why any illegal would want to come forward and actually go through the citizenship process. For example - If you are making money under the table, not paying taxes or insurance, why would you come forward to go through the citizenship process if after you successfully go through the process are tax deductions, insurance costs, and possibly union dues all coming out of that SAME paycheck?

Not to mention the impact to all those businesses who are now going to pay illegals at least minimum wage, and possibly a market-corrected wage now that they are "on the books."

The Senate really had the opportunity to stop ignoring this illegal immigration problem, but instead they took are adding yet another law to the book that won't be enforced and provides no solution to "dealing" with our growing illegal population.

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9:45 PM  
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2:13 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Man I hate to comment on this sort of stuff, but here we go. I honestly am an idiot when it comes to this stuff, so this is totally an opinion.

I think that illegals would come forward to be citizens. While they may not want to pay taxes, etc, they would probably make more money because they are legal. Health care is always a bonus. Think about how these people are aquiring healthcare now. I also have to think that there are many (while probably not all) who want to be an American, just like me and you. They want to have a voice in the voting system (even if only in theory since we only have two parties that really ever get votes). I think that you are underestimating people.

Like I said, just an opinion. As you know, we are usually on opposite ends of the spectrum on just about any political subject.
I actually have more problems with American companies sending work overseas than I have with illegals.

Maybe nobody is commenting, because they all agree with you!!!

5:04 PM  
Blogger Chowda said...

Interesting, I spoke to my neighbor about this the other day and he mentioned that his friend owns a landscaping business and he only "employs" illegals. These "illegals" literally show up at his doorstep each morning looking for work they go back to Mexico twice a year. They actually go through the desert and it takes them 4 days each way. Wow. That's some crazy dedication.

9:36 PM  

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