Friday, June 15

Immigration Chaos

Amnesty 1 didn't pass muster, but that's not stopping President Bush from trying to push Amnesty 2 through Congress. This is so appalling to me, I can scarcely believe my elected representatives can be so out of touch. Maybe if they enforced the bill they passed LAST summer, that one about building the wall and trying to enforce our border protection, we'd give some credence to their new plan to "fix" the illegal immigration problem. (Apparently, the only problem Congress sees is that 12 million is hardly enough illegals for us to support!)

Ann has a great column this week, specifically focusing on Border Patrol agents Ramos and Alonso and how Bush has no qualms about prosecuting Legal Hispanic citizens; it's just the illegals he wants to protect. (Ramos and Alonso, you'll remember, were the two agents sentenced to 10 years in prison for the non-fatal shooting of an illegal alien caught in the process of smuggling drugs across our "border.")

Some excerpts:

As I understand it, you're also supposed to not cross the border illegally from Mexico with a van full of drugs. But the Bush administration has no interest in enforcing those laws. Ninety-eight percent of illegal aliens captured crossing the border illegally are not prosecuted. Those drugs are doing the job American drugs just won't do!

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In addition to giving the illegal alien drug smuggler full immunity to testify against U.S. Border Patrol agents, the government gave him taxpayer-funded medical care for his buttocks wound, an unconditional border-crossing card, the right to sue the U.S. for "civil rights" violations, and a GAP gift card. The drug runner is also on the short-list to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

He's now suing the U.S. for $5 million, but the Bush administration is hoping to bargain him down to $10 million.
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That border-crossing card came in handy when the winged illegal alien brought in another load of drugs a short eight months later — for which he has still not been charged, nearly two years later. Who does he think he is? Rep. William Jefferson?

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I didn't realize "living in the shadows" meant in the shadows of palm trees around the pools at taxpayer-funded houses.


UPDATE: Trent Lott disses talk radio because they are more in tune with how Americans feel about this amnesty bill than our president or Congress - he calls the medium that has done more for Republican politicians getting elected than any campaigning chumps like Trent have done recently. At least everyone does not agree with this complete hypocritical wimp...

excerpt:

Comments by Republican senators on Thursday suggested that they were feeling the heat from conservative critics of the bill, who object to provisions offering legal status. The Republican whip, Trent Lott of Mississippi, who supports the bill, said: “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.” {excuse me - are you sure that was Trent Lott talking? Because it sounded more like Algore or Hillary or the Swimmer...}

At some point, Mr. Lott said, Senate Republican leaders may try to rein in “younger guys who are huffing and puffing against the bill.” {What, Trent, you mean the ones not totally corrupted by Washington yet?}

Senator Jim DeMint, Republican of South Carolina, welcomed the president’s support for more spending on border security, but said, “There’s no reason why we should be forced to tie amnesty to it.”

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