I've been a loud critic of President Bush for a long time. Not about the war. About illegal immigration and securing our national borders. I have written here on the blog about it, I've spoken with others about it, I've made calls to my representatives about it; I'm big on our national borders being secure and our laws being maintained and enforced to keep those people who won't come here legally out and to remove those who are here illegally now.
The past few weeks, it would seem that President Bush has finally gotten the message that so many of us who feel the same way that I do have been sending, and he is trying to step up the fight against the infestation of illegal immigration that we have been experiencing.
That's right, I said infestation, and I meant it. I don't want to hear a damned thing from you apologists for them, either, about how that I shouldn't use such harsh wording. It is what it is, no more, no less, and you insult the Cherokee blood that courses through my veins to defend them. Those of you who read me when I DO have time to write know that I am a patriot, and it isn't just lip service that I pay to the word when I speak it. My honorable discharge says otherwise, and so does the work I do here, and other places, when I have the time. When you are reading this, take this warning in advance: there will be no tolerance for trying to excuse illegal immigration from me.
Judge Bars Bush Crackdown on Illegal Workers
Plan Would Have Pressured Firms to Fire Up to 8.7M
By Spencer S. Hsu
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 10, 2007; 3:06 PM
A federal judge barred the Bush administration today from launching a planned crackdown on U.S. firms that hire illegal immigrants, warning of the plan's potentially "staggering" impact on law-abiding workers and companies.
Issuing a firm rebuke of the White House, U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer of San Francisco granted a preliminary injunction against the government's plan to pressure employers to fire up to 8.7 million workers with suspect Social Security numbers starting this fall.
President Bush made that plan the centerpiece of a re-energized enforcement effort against illegal immigration after the Senate rejected his proposed legislation to overhaul immigration laws this summer. But the ruling -- made at the behest of major American labor, business and farm organizations -- highlighted the chasm that the immigration fight has opened between the Republican Party and its traditional business allies.
The ruling also called attention to the gulf between Washington politicians' rhetoric about the need to curtail illegal immigration and the economic reality of many U.S. employers' reliance on illegal labor, as well as to the government's inability to find adequate tools for identifying illegal workers.
Breyer said the plaintiffs, an unusual coalition that included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO and the American Civil Liberties Union, had raised such serious questions about the plan to mail Social Security "no-match" letters to 140,000 U.S. employers that it should be blocked from proceeding.
8.7 million suspect social security numbers. That's 8.7 MILLION. Let me put it another way; that number is 8,700,000.
Potentially, that means 8,700,000 JOBS that American citizens are being denied because those jobs are being done by people who are here AGAINST THE LAW. And some pantywaist judge in San Francisco has ruled that it can't be done.
Let's look at Mexico, specifically, for just one moment. From Canada Free Press:
Mexico Immigration Law
Immigration Reform? Let's Try Mexico's Immigration Law!
By John Lillpop
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
The article that follows by Dr. J. Michael Waller should be an eye opener to liberals who believe in open borders and loose immigration enforcement.
Mind you, this is the law of the land in Mexico, the third-world nation that has encouraged millions of its citizens to invade America.
It is also the same country that threatened to take the U.S. to the UN for building a fence on American soil!
Mexico's Immigration Law:
Let's Try It Here at Home By J. Michael Waller, Citizens for a Constitutional Republic
Mexico has a radical idea for a rational immigration policy that most Americans would love. However, Mexican officials haven't been sharing that idea with us as they press for our Congress to adopt the McCain-Kennedy immigration reform bill.
That's too bad, because Mexico, which annually deports more illegal aliens than the United States does, has much to teach us about how it handles the immigration issue. Under Mexican law, it is a felony to be an illegal alien in Mexico.
At a time when the Supreme Court and many politicians seek to bring American law in line with foreign legal norms, it's noteworthy that nobody has argued that the U.S. look at how Mexico deals with immigration and what it might teach us about how best to solve our illegal immigration problem. Mexico has a single, streamlined law that ensures that foreign visitors and immigrants are:
# in the country legally;
# have the means to sustain themselves economically;
# not destined to be burdens on society;
# of economic and social benefit to society;
# of good character and have no criminal records; and
# contributors to the general well-being of the nation.
The law also ensures that:
# immigration authorities have a record of each foreign visitor;
# foreign visitors do not violate their visa status;
# foreign visitors are banned from interfering in the country's internal politics;
# foreign visitors who enter under false pretenses are imprisoned or deported;
# foreign visitors violating the terms of their entry are imprisoned or deported;
# those who aid in illegal immigration will be sent to prison.
That's the Mexican answer to illegal immigration. What is ours? Let them come, let them come...let them take down our flag and put up theirs, don't speak out against them, they just want to make a better life for themselves than they had where they came from.
Then let them enter legally. What about the people in THIS country who are trying to make a better life for themselves?
Oh, a little food for thought. U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer of San Francisco, the one behind blocking this crackdown from happening, was appointed by Bill Clinton. Just imagine what kinds of judges Hillary will appoint if she's elected...
I'm so mad I can't see straight.
E. Pluribus Unum, Latin for "From many, one." We are a nation of immigrants, this is true. Our ancestors came to this country from other countries. Guess what? We're a nation of laws, too, and there are laws regarding immigration that need
Once and Always, an American Fighting Man
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