A Lady's Ruminations

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

See what happens?

What did President Bush and Congress think would happen when they all but announced they were working for an amnesty?

AP: Migrants Rush to Border Hoping for Passage---

NOGALES, Mexico - At a shelter overflowing with migrants airing their blistered feet, Francisco Ramirez nursed muscles sore from trekking through the Arizona desert — a trip that failed when his wife did not have the strength to go on.

He said the couple would rest for a few days, then try again, a plan echoed by dozens reclining on rickety bunk beds and carpets tossed on the floor after risking violent bandits and the harsh desert in unsuccessful attempts to get into the United States.

The shelter's manager, Francisco Loureiro, said he has not seen such a rush of migrants since 1986, when the United States allowed 2.6 million illegal residents to get American citizenship.

This time, the draw is a bill before the U.S. Senate that could legalize some of the 11 million people now illegally in the United States while tightening border security. Migrants are hurrying to cross over in time to qualify for a possible guest-worker program — and before the journey becomes even harder.

"Every time there is talk in the north of legalizing migrants, people get their hopes up, but they don't realize how hard it will be to cross," Loureiro said.
(emphasis added)

Great. Here come some more illegal aliens. Why bother even creating new legislation? We don't enforce the old. Can and will we enforce the new? Why not just let everyone come in?

Because, basically, that's what is going to happen with this amnesty. How exactly can we tell who has been here and for how long?

These questions, and others like them, aren't being answered by the pro-amnesty crowd.

The only logical thing to do is do a better job of guarding the border and say no to amnesty, by finding and deporting every single illegal. We mustn't allow those who broke our laws to invade our country to be rewarded with citizenship.

Where will it stop?

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