Immigrants that come here LEGALLY are welcomed with open arms, but any person that, as their first act, commits a crime by entering our country ILLEGALLY should not be rewarded for it, because if they cannot respect the very first law of entering this country, how on earth do we expect them to respect ANY of our laws.
I stand by that statement 100%.
McCain in a blogger conference call that has been addressed by Capatin's Quarters, Hugh Hewtitt, Outside the Beltway as well as others, spoke to humanitarian issues:
From Outside the Beltway:
As a side note, he believes that Republicans generally and evangelical Christians particularly need to see this as a humanitarian issue and deal with it accordingly.
From Capatin's Quarters:
He also wanted to caution the GOP about recognizing the humanity of the issue
My answer is bullshit. That is bullshit.
If the illegal immigrants did not bother to obey our laws, the first law of entering our country, then we are not responsible for the chaos deporting their sorry asses will cause to their families... they are.
Just like every other politician these days, McCain is trying to distract from the actual issue at hand.
They broke the law. They entered our country illegally. The must be sent back.
Thats the bottom line and McCain as well as our president needs to step back and understand that we are a nation of laws, people that break our laws are penalized, illegal immigrants need to be deported and if they wish to come back, let them follow the legal procedures to do so.
How hard is this to understand?
If you come here legally, we welcome you, try to help you and offer you a chance for a better life, if you come here illegally, breaking our laws from the second you enter our country, then I have absolutely no pity whatsoever for you when you must suffer the consequences of your actions.
The U.S. population is 300 million now. Since the Bush administration announced its intent to grant amnesty to the estimated 7 million undocumented primarily Mexican aliens living illegally in the U.S., the numbers have swelled. Estimates of the numbers of illegals range from 11 million to 40 million. That fact alone—that estimates vary by 29 million—should be of some concern to the Bush administration and its department of Homeland Security. But instead, American airline passengers can no longer travel with their own water or toothpaste. Thousands pour in every day. While we must show compassion for many of those attempting to flee the country of their birth for better lives in America, we must realize that Bush/Democrats/McCain immigration "policy" will play a huge role in whatever horrible scenario is planned for all of us. The evidence shows that politicians on both sides of the border have created this problem because they know the inevitable outcome of resultant cultural tensions is violence.
The Washington Times shows that there may not be enough votes to get this new bipartisan immigration policy passed and I say good.
Better to force them to go back to the drawing board than to set a horrible precedent that we will suffer for in the decades to come.
Fewer than 20 senators are publicly committed to supporting the immigration deal that hits the Senate floor today while nearly 40 are already opposed or have serious concerns, underscoring how difficult it will be for President Bush and his allies to craft a coalition that can pass the bill.
A Washington Times survey of Senate offices and public comments after the deal was announced Thursday found an additional 32 senators who said they cannot even take a position yet -- a result of the fact that the deal was written in secret by a dozen senators and the Bush administration, wasn't even finalized until yesterday and still hasn't reached many Senate offices.
"I did not agree to any immigration deal and was not part of the negotiations," said Sen. Jim Bunning, Kentucky Republican and a likely opponent. "From what I have heard about the bill, it gives amnesty to the estimated 12.5 million illegal immigrants in this country."
Meanwhile, those on the right oppose the instant probationary status and path to citizenship for the estimated 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens in the country. Some have also raised questions about whether the Department of Homeland Security can handle the new security measures and the massive legalization program.
Republicans are hearing -- in some instances, quite loudly -- from their core voters how much those voters dislike the bill.
Damn straight and I am one of those "core" voters they are hearing from and will continue to hear from.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, was booed at his state's Republican convention this weekend for his support for the bill, while presidential hopeful former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, was cheered for saying he opposed it -- even though Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the top Democratic negotiator, says Mr. Romney used to back it.
Across the state line in Georgia, Sen. Saxby Chambliss, one of the secret negotiators, was also booed at that state's Republican convention, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Meanwhile, Republicans' chief negotiator in the closed-door sessions, Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, wrote a column for the Arizona Republic newspaper yesterday saying he won't support the bill if major changes are made during the floor debate.
Speaking of Jon Kyle.
Our local news here in Arizona has just announced that Jon Kyle has protesters at his office as of 5 am this morning and they will be there until 5 am tomorrow morning, protesting his decision to back this travesty of a plan.
Protesters gathered Monday in front of Senator Jon Kyl's office. Those who showed up near 24th Street and Camelback are angry over the Senate's immigration bill. They claim the bill gives illegal immigrants amnesty. The group "Mothers Against Illegal Aliens" organized the protest.
Right Wing News has kindly listed the ways you can make your voice heard on this issue:
Good suggestions and unless you wish to see millions of ILLEGAL immigrants given amnesty, no matter what name they try to give it, you will act, not just complain.
But, if they're not hearing from their constituents every day, they'll delude themselves into thinking that the passion behind the issue is starting to drain away. Don't let that happen!
Pick up that phone, write that email, send that fax -- heck, do all three if you're so inclined.
But, whom do you contact?
#1) If you have a Republican senator, pick up the phone and call him or her. You can get the numbers and/or email addresses of your home state senators here.
#2) Call the National Republican Senatorial Committee at (202) 675-6000 and let them know that you will not support the reelection of any senator in 2008 who votes for the amnesty bill in the Senate.
#3) Call the Republican National Committee at (202) 863-8500 (option 1) and let them know you will not support any candidate in 2008 who votes for the amnesty bill in the Senate (Incidentally, a lot of you must be doing this already because when I called about 10 minutes ago, the mailbox was full.)
#4) Call Mitch McConnell's office at (202) 224-2541 and tell them that you expect him to resign as Senate Minority Leader if this bill passes.
#5) Call Trent Lott's office at (202) 224-6253 and tell them that you expect him to resign as Minority Whip if this bill passes.
It is time to stand up and be heard, loud and clear and it is time for our representatives to understand that we will have no problem replacing them in their next elections if they ignore their supporters.
None at all.
Look at this yourself and the act accordingly. The Truth Laid Bear has parsed this bill into a format that can easily browsed online here.
Others reporting or discussing this:
Opinion Journal, NRO, and more discussions can be found at memeorandum from both sides of the aisle.
[Update] Two quick points here I forgot to address above.
#1. To the white supremacists groups that believe because I am against amnesty for illegal immigrants I can somehow be recruited... GET OFF MY BLOG.
Just because I think lawbreakers should suffer the consequences of breaking our laws does not mean I do not welcome legal immigrants with open arms.
#2. I am from Miami Florida originally and I understand the need for Cubans that risk life and limb to escape a tyrant dictator like Castro and his regime and do not have the option of coming to our country legally, to get our help, so I do not find my take on illegal immigrants entering from Mexico illegally when they DO have legal options available, contrary to my support for helping those that do not have that option come here and be integrated into our society.
Apples and Oranges.
[Update #2] If you read nothing else or click no other link today, click this one to Hugh Hewitt's tireless work in analyzing this horrible immigration bill. The man must not sleep to have done so much in so little time.