Wednesday, June 27, 2007

What I Want For My Birthday

I was born on June 28, 1958, tomorrow is my 49th birthday. For my present I would like two things. First off, I would like to see 41 United States Senators pull their heads out of their asses and begin representing the lawful citizens of this country. They can start by voting against cloture on Senate Bill 1639. I would like more Senators to participate in granting me my wish, but 41 will do.

Secondly, I would like for the people of this country to remember what the United States Senate attempted to do with their immigration reform bill. I want people to remember that they bypassed the normal process for crafting a bill. I want them to remember that 12 Senators along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Catholic Church, and the National Council of La Raza were involved in the creation of this bill but the wishes and the desires of the lawful citizens of this country were ignored. I want the American people to remember that for the next decade. I want the American people to remember that when they vote in the next 3 elections, for that is how long it will take to get rid of every rotten, treasonous bastard who supported this bill.

That is what I want for my birthday. Now I will tell you why. Our government has lied to us, it has misrepresented facts, and it has flip flopped on the issue of immigration and border security so many times that it would make a pancake envious.

Our esteemed leader, El Presidente Jorge Bush has repeatedly said that we cannot have border security without a guest worker program. Mr. Bush is lying to you when he says that. Consider the following.

We currently allow over half a million guest workers into this country every year through various guest worker programs. There are 8 categories of visas issued to guest workers who wish to come work in the United States.

We have the H visa program for high and low skilled workers. Last year we issued 312,246 H visas. We have the E visa program which grants visas for foreign workers, as required by our numerous Free Trade Agreements. Last year we issued over 40,000 E visas. We issued 15,514 I visas for foreign journalists to work in the United States. 134,000 L visas were given to workers in foreign countries who come to work for their company here in the United States. Note that for these workers there is no wage requirement, their American counterparts can be replaced by these I visa workers, and there are no caps established to limit the number of I visas issued. We also have the O visa. O visas are given to workers of extraordinary ability, which includes actors and academic leaders. Last year over 12,000 O visas were issued. We have the P visa for athletes and entertainers, of which 34,000 were issued last year. There are the R visas, 11,450 of which were issued for religious workers. Finally, we granted a meager 5,571 work visas according to the terms of NAFTA.

The President says we cannot have border security without a guest worker program. We already have 8 of them, where is our border security? The president says this bill is not amnesty, but just the other day President Bush is quoted as saying, "Amnesty means that you've got to pay a price for having been here illegally, and this bill does that".

A few side notes. According to Congressman Pete Sessions, "The Department of Homeland Security estimated the number of visa overstays in the U.S., as of January 2000, to be 2.3 million." Other sources estimate that almost half the illegal aliens in this country are here because they overstayed the terms of their visa.

"The INS has always been so overwhelmed that visa overstayers never received much attention," says Nestor Rodriguez, an immigration expert at the University of Houston. "Now, post-Sept. 11, there are new and present issues of national security. The game has changed."

"Over the past 30 years, the practice of visa overstaying has grown into the method of choice for millions of migrants from all over the world. And the US Congress and Immigration and Naturalization Service have actually made it fairly easy to do so: Once a foreigner is in this country, the INS has no effective way to track where they are or whether they leave when they are supposed to."

Also, the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security issued a report entitled Review of Vulnerabilities and Abuses of the L-1 Visa Program.

It identifies abuses of the L visa program, some of which include, the program allows for the transfer of managers and executives but it is difficult to verify the worker will be used in the position intended. The term specialized worker is so broadly defined that almost everyone is approved. The program allows for firms who are merely establishing a U.S. office to transfer themselves here to work.

So, we have a president who says we cannot have border security without a guest worker program. We already have a guest worker program and a good portion of the illegal aliens in this country are here because they violated the terms of their visas. These programs are flawed and subject to abuse. Yet the president says we need more? He is LYING people, and the sooner you realize it the better off you will be.

Unfortunately, the president is not alone in this treachery to force feed amnesty to the American people.

Our esteemed senators have worked behind closed doors to create this bill. They have ignored the will of the people, when phone calls are rumored to be 7 to 1 against it. They have lied, and switched positions, and worst of all they have insulted the American people for standing up for the enforcement of our current immigration laws.

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina called us bigots because we oppose this bill. We have been told we don’t want what’s best for America.

I want you to take a look at some quotes, by those esteemed senators who are pushing so hard to ram this bill through the senate.

I will start with the Senator from Massachusetts, Senator Edward Kennedy. First off, Senator Kennedy stated something along the lines that the senate needs to work on passing this bill and then making it better in the House of Representatives. What the hell is that? Why in the world would the United States Senate try to pass a bill that they already know is flawed and needs to be improved? Why is it that the Senate Majority Leader refuses to hear arguments on amendments to the bill when those amendments could do just that, make the bill better? I have a suggestion, why not write a good bill to start off with? Why not open it up to discussion and allow for the Senate to do its job and debate the bill to improve it?

Senator Kennedy also said the following, “We did the right thing today because we know the American people sent us here to act on our most urgent problems. We know they will not stand for small political factions getting in the way. We did the right thing because we know the price of inaction. Raids and other enforcement will escalate, terrorizing our communities and businesses. The 12 million undocumented immigrants will soon be millions more. “

I don’t know where to start with that so I will only comment on a portion of it. The senator said that raids and other enforcement will escalate, terrorizing (?) our communities and businesses. Is the senator so confused that he thinks enforcing the law is the same as terrorism? I don’t suppose he feels the same way about all the BATF raids on citizens and gun shops across the country, but that is a different subject altogether.

In 1965 Senator Kennedy made the following statement, "Out of deference to the critics, I want to comment on … what the bill will not do. First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same … Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset … Contrary to the charges in some quarters, S.500 will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and economically deprived nations of Africa and Asia. In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think. Thirdly, the bill will not permit the entry of subversive persons, criminals, illiterates, or those with contagious diseases or serious mental illness. As I noted a moment ago, no immigrant visa will be issued to a person who is likely to become a public charge … the charges I have mentioned are highly emotional, irrational, and with little foundation in fact. They are out of line with the obligations of responsible citizenship. They breed hate of our heritage."

He lied then, and again in 1996 when he said, "We should strengthen our immigration laws to prevent the importation of foreign wages and working conditions. We should make it illegal for employers to lay off Americans and then fill their jobs by bringing in workers from overseas. Any U.S. employer who wishes to hire from abroad--even for temporary jobs--should have to recruit U.S. workers first. And we should end the unskilled immigration that competes with young Americans just entering the job market."

"Legal immigrants play by the rules and come in under the law. They work, raise their families, pay taxes, and serve in the Armed Forces. ... Legal immigrants do not seek to cross the border, or overstay their visas. They come here the right way. ... And, by and large, they are here as the result of reunifying families..."

Senator Kennedy is not to be trusted. Every time he opens his mouth something foul and putrid comes out. I would hope the American people remember that when he comes up for reelection in 2012.

Next on my list of esteemed senators is Dianne Feinstein. She is the wicked witch of the west in that her state, my state, is being hit especially hard by illegal aliens, yet she chooses to take their side instead of representing her lawful constituents.

Senator Feinstein once said, "Gentlemen, as sure as I'm sitting here now, the result of continuation of a non-system, the ostrich-like head-in-the-sand attitude, the constant rejection of any efforts to solve this problem, will produce an Armageddon in the American population in those states where there is a big problem."

What exactly is the ‘continuation of a non-system‘? Maybe she is under referring to the myth that our immigration system is broken, to which I reply, how would she know, she has never tried using it. She speaks of an ostrich-like head-in-the-sand attitude. The only one who has their head somewhere is her, and I won’t mention where she is keeping it, but it is dark and it stinks.

Senator Feinstein also said the following, It's a myth that the border can't be enforced. It can be enforced." Well excuse me madam senator, if it can be enforce, WHY THE HELL HAVEN’T YOU DONE IT? You will have to excuse me, this woman gets my blood boiling sometimes.

Next on my list of senatorial nincompoops is the esteemed Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid. Senator Reid has been trying to steamroll this current incarnation of immigration reform through the senate without opportunity to ‘improve upon it’ by way of amendments. Let’s see what he has to say about immigration.

First off, Senator Reid made the following comment, "Let's face it.., our current [immigration control] system is like a busy intersection without a traffic cop: sure there are laws on the books, but absent enforcement, there are too many accidents." I wonder Senator, whose fault might that be?

In 1994 the Senator made the following comment, "Labor force needs and economic conditions are disregarded in our policies. Many aspects of our current policies and procedures are patently wrong. For example, legal immigration has almost no link to U.S. employment needs or economic conditions."

"Sixty percent of our immigrants are admitted merely because they have relatives here. Many of these people are not immediate relative, but are part of extended families. The nepotistic U.S. policy lets in relatives then lets in the relatives' relatives, and so on, creating an endless and ever growing chain of new immigrants."

"In 1992, the federal Government actually issued more work authorizations to immigrants and temporary foreign workers than the net number of new jobs created by our economy. Something is fundamentally wrong when we have millions of American citizens and legal residents begging for jobs, and yet we are admitting thousands and thousands of immigrants a year with virtually no consideration to our employment needs or their employment skills."

What did he say? He almost sounds like a Republican, what happened? Why the flip flop? That is why the American people need to develop a memory. They need to remember how easily their elected officials switch positions on the issues. It is why they cannot be trusted.

Finally, the Majority Leader was almost pleading for support for his troubled amnesty bill when he said, “It's a good bill, and I would hope that everyone understands that we can't leave the system as it is now...gee whiz, the present system is not working...”

At least he didn’t say the present system was broken, because it isn’t. It isn’t working because no one is trying to make it work. The illegal aliens are being made out as the scapegoats when the real criminals are the politicians who give social services to people who are not entitled to them, and the corporations who hire the illegal aliens as low paid workers. If you took away those two magnets, the illegal aliens would not cross our borders, they would have no reason to.

I have shown you some quotes by those who hold seats of power in our country today. Now, in closing, I would like to leave you some quotes from leaders past. Our country desperately needs leaders like these to walk the halls of power again.

"There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. ...The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities."
Theodore Roosevelt

“The laws should be rigidly enforced which prohibit the immigration of a servile class to compete with American labor, with no intention of acquiring citizenship, and bringing with them and retaining habits and customs repugnant to our civilization.”
Grover Cleveland

"A man who thinks of himself as belonging to a particular national group in America has not yet become an American, and the man who goes among you to trade upon your nationality is not a worthy son to live under the Stars and Stripes."
Woodrow Wilson

"The ongoing migration of persons to the United States in violation of our laws is a serious national problem detrimental to the interests of the United States."
Ronald Reagan

Even Jimmy Carter had some sense, "Our laws were not designed to accommodate three or four thousand refugees coming here per day. Our laws were designed for people to be screened in a foreign country, carefully catalogued, and brought here a few at a time.

People, I hope that you will start paying closer attention to those whom you have elected to represent you. Think about what they say, and then compare it to what they do. When they say they are going to do something that sounds all mighty and grand, take some time and research whether or not a law for that already exists.

We do not need comprehensive immigration reform or a guest worker program. We already have enough immigration laws, contained in Title 8 of the U.S. Code, to solve all our immigration problems if they would only be enforced. We already have 8 guest worker programs. If we get any more it might be your job that a guest worker takes next.

The only reason this bill is being pushed upon us is because the powers that be, and I am not only referring to our elected officials, I mean the puppet masters who pull the strings, want this bill to pass. The only reason it has not passed is because there still are enough of us out here who do care, who do take the time to think beyond the rhetoric and the propaganda to learn the truth. Come join us, it is a truly liberating experience.


The Zombieslayer said...

Well, one major thing went right today. Bush's stupid amnesty bill failed. :)

neal said...

Yeah, helluva birthday present I got today....