Thursday, October 26, 2006

It's About Time!

President Bush signed the border fence bill today -- and it's about time he did. Somehow this Administration -- and most of Congress -- suffers from a serious disconnect between illegal immigration and terrorism, crime, and assorted dangers to American citizens. Five years after 9/11, we have more illegal aliens, more crime, more social service leeches, more expense, more taxes, and more (potential?) terrorists and terrorist-supporting illegal activity than we did five years ago.

The fence -- which will only cover about one-third of our southwestern border -- is an improvement. It does show that some members of Congress are finally listening to citizens -- their voters and only constituents! -- and our concerns for our safety, security, schools, hospitals, neighborhoods, jobs, economy.

Border security is merely the first step to Homeland Security. Also required are stiffer enforcement of visa regulations, interior enforcement, criminal prosecution of all lawbreaking aliens, employer sanctions. No one factor will do the job alone.

Employer sanctions? Just under half of illegal aliens work! The other 51% are dependent children, spouses, parents, and other relatives; unemployed (and unemployable); criminals making their money through crime and exporting their profits. Employer sanctions are necessary, but insufficient. If employers had to pay Social Security, Worker's Comp, disability insurance, health care/health insurance -- all the required and customary costs of hiring workers in this country, they would never hire an illegal alien. So fine them -- and add back payments & penalties for Social Security, Medicare, federal and state income taxes, insurances, etc. for each illegal they hired.

Prosecute illegal aliens for all of their misdemeanor and felony offenses: visa fraud and/or illicit entry, identity theft/fraud/forgery, RICO conspiracy charges for hiring and paying smugglers, and all the rest of their often-numerous crimes.

Bar immigration-law violators and anyone who is "out of status" from applying for any "change of status." They have to go home (at their expense, with all of their dependents), apply properly, and wait their turn if they meet every requirement for immigration to the country where they applied.

Of course, there is a faster and cheaper way to get illegal aliens to leave. If the President were serious about protecting our borders, he would issue an Executive Order giving immigration-law violators 30 days to depart (with all dependents) without penalty. If they leave before getting caught, they can queue up at the Embassy to apply for legal immigration. If they have have been convicted of any crime, have been deported, or get caught in this country after the 30 days is up, they should be permanently barred from re-entry under any circumstances.

One thing cheers me this election season: the President and the Republicans in Congress are somewhat more serious about stopping illegal immigration than the Democrats. If Democrats take over the House and/or Senate, they will attempt to ram through amnesty for 20 million (or more) lawbreakers. And our first line of defense -- the fence -- will never be built.


Blogger Daisnte said...

The following senators voted against making English the official language of America:
Akaka (D-HI)
Bayh (D-IN)
Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dayton (D-MN)
Dodd (D-CT)
Domenici (R-NM)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Jeffords (I-VT)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kohl (D-WI)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murray (D-WA)
Obama (D-IL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Sarbanes (D-MD)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Every one of them is a Democrat. Senate Democrats passed the amnesty bill. Thank goodness the House stopped this deceitful notion of "comprehensive immigration reform." It's about time we booted these Senators out of office.

Our laws mandate passing an English language proficiency test before becoming a citizen. We should make English our official language so that we all can communicate effectively.

7:27 AM  
Blogger JimKouri said...

by Paul Weyrich
Border Security: A Line in the Sand

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) recently declared the debate over securing America’s borders extends beyond the issue of illegal immigrants and jobs. “Securing our borders will also stop illegal commercial activities, such as human trafficking and drug and weapons smuggling – the three most lucrative illegal commercial activities in the world. Therefore, it is an important national security matter for us to take the appropriate steps to gain operational control of our borders.”

8:57 PM  
Blogger ibu guru said...

jimkouri --

Absolutely. Sen. Chambliss gets it.

4:10 AM  

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