Americans know intrinsically that the Amnesty bill is a disaster waiting to happen that will destroy this country. No matter Mark Zuckerberg’s “Americans for a Conservative Direction” ad propaganda and the like attempts at persuasion from Marco Rubio and the Gang of 8. There are no real mandates for border security and no plans for properly handling and deporting criminals. We have 20 million Americans out of work – disproportionately veterans and minorities. Millions have lost their homes. There is no regard for the even-more millions of jobs that will be lost by citizens and legal immigrants to cheap illegal labor. There is no plan for how to enforce these tens of millions learning English or the other criteria for legalization, and there is no realistic consideration for the cost of adding and training additional staff to handle the heavily increased demand.
The fine illegals will have to pay is not nearly what most legal immigrants pay over the course of years, travels, time, and ink spent on the process – after having declared the actual desire to become American citizens and proved income stability, health, and passed background checks. That’s aside from the flagrant dereliction that let the Tsarnaev brothers through. The millions whose first act in America was to break the law will not go to the back of the line; they will live as they have been: ignoring our laws and taking advantage of taxpayer-funded services. Our U.S. Immigration personnel already can’t handle their current responsibilities, and our border and law enforcement agents are prevented from enforcing current law. Americans past, present, and future see this bill as the catastrophe it is. Votes that push it through will be an albatross around each representative’s neck in 2014 and far beyond.
If they cared about securing the border, they would have a bill just for that and do it. Build the fence. Put the boots on the ground and arm them with bullets, not just bean bags. Don’t apologize for it – we just suffered the Boston Marathon bombing. If they were truly compassionate, they would push for more scrutiny of immigrants coming to the U.S. and give no quarter to criminals. But they won’t even ensure that our current laws are enforced, yielding and passive in the face of Janet Napolitano’s catch-and-release policy. When Sequestration was the hot topic, thousands of illegal alien criminals were released in its name, and those supposedly conservative Republicans pushing for Amnesty now didn’t stop it. Nor did they stop the cuts that only managed to affect the military – those who would enforce border security – and tours of the White House. The National Endowment for the Arts is thriving with narry a budgetary cut in sight. Big bird? Still getting paid.
Some Republicans are claiming that Amnesty is the conservative thing to do, but such arguments rang false even before the Boston bombing. As defenders of the Constitution, they are supposed to protect citizens – we are of all races and backgrounds. Now they want to entrust with 14-30 million (depending whom you ask) more people the same US Immigration bozos who ignored Russia’s warnings about the Tsarnaev brothers twice and let them in…and out and in again before they bombed innocent civilians in a foot race!
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