A Lady's Ruminations

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Friday, April 07, 2006

Amnesty is Amnesty

The silly thing about this whole immigration debate is that people supporting the latest "comprehensive" bill are arguing that this bill does not provide amnesty. But, what else can one call giving citizenship to people who illegally entered the United States? Oh, certainly we can use phrases like "guest worker program," but people who can face reality know that is just a longer way to spell a-m-n-e-s-t-y.

Over at The Corner, John Derbyshire has posted a little bit on Immigration Jargon, just in case anyone is confused over the terms being used.

The NRO Editors have this editorial up: Compromised---

The Hagel-Martinez plan differs little from the amnesty that prevailed in the Judiciary Committee with solid Democratic support. Illegal aliens who have been here for more than five years would receive the same amnesty; neither bill would apply to illegals who arrived after January 2004, who would have to go home and get in line for a new guest-worker program; and those who have been here for two to five years would have to pretend to leave the country (by checking in at a border crossing) before they were immediately readmitted as "temporary" workers eventually eligible for permanent residence. This plan has all the problems of the other amnesty proposals: It rewards lawbreaking, it will lead to increased illegal immigration, and it is impossible to administer.
And Stephen Spruiell explains what happened in the Senate today.

Michelle Malkin notes that the bill is dead for now, but it will come back. Eternal vigilance required.

Via Drudge, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom says City would ignore legislation if it were to pass---

“San Francisco stands foursquare in strong opposition to the rhetoric coming out of Washington, D.C.,” Newsom said. “If people think we were defiant on the gay marriage issue, they haven’t seen defiance.”
The MSM thinks that Immigration Overhaul Obstacle May Be Fatal---

WASHINGTON - Landmark legislation offering eventual citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants suffered a potentially fatal blow Friday in the Senate, the latest in a series of election-year setbacks for President Bush and the Republicans who control Congress.
All I can say about this "obstacle" is YES, PLEASE! let it be fatal.

TAKE ACTION: We can't let up on our elected "representatives" (who seem only to be representing 12 million plus illegal aliens---and Mexico).

You can still send FREE FAXES through here.

The Family Research Council has a Values Voters Survey on U.S Policy on Illegal Immigration up. Go take it.

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