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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Why we won't get immigration reform

Crossposted from Right Truth:

I received an email from Senator Frist's office earlier in the week, assuring me that legislation WOULD be passed for border control, fence, etc. and then later more legislation would be proposed to deal with the illegal aliens criminal invaders already here in the United States of America. Now it looks like things are stalled again.

On Monday, I announced that I would bring the Secure Fence Act to the floor of the Senate for an up-or-down vote. This legislation would construct over 700 miles of two-layered reinforced fencing along our southwest border, would mandate the use of cameras, grounds sensors, UAVs and other forms of hi-tech surveillance, and would bring us much closer to controlling each inch of our borders.

Over three hundred VOLPAC email subscribers took the time to leave a comment on the legislation on my blog. I've read through them all and I can tell you that the support for real, physical fencing is overwhelming.

Unfortunately, Senate Democrats aren't hearing you. They desperately want to deny Republicans a victory on border security, even if it means leaving our borders porous and unprotected. I fully expect the Democrats to continue their pattern of reckless obstruction and attempt to filibuster this urgent priority.

Together, we must do everything we possibly can to stop them and to pass the Secure Fence Act. So, on Tuesday, I launched www.SecureAmericasBorders.com, a website dedicated to turning up the heat of Democrats by flooding their Senate offices with your calls in support of real fencing along the highest trafficked, most commonly violated sections of our border with Mexico.

And I'm proud to tell you that we generated over 1,500 calls in less than twenty-four hours!

With your help, I believe we can keep the momentum going and double the number of calls placed by the end of this week. 3,000 calls from ordinary Americans who care about the future of our nation will demonstrate to every United States Senator the priority that America places on maintaining the rule of law and the security of our borders.

Please log on to www.SecureAmericasBorders.com, and make at least three phone calls. And email three of your friends, family, and co-workers to do the same. And remember this November which party wants to control our borders and which party would rather score points with their liberal base through shameful obstruction.

Bill Frist, M.D.
I received a survey from the RNC also asking for donations. I received a survey from Elizabeth Dole also asking for money. Hubby also received at least two of these during the same week. We promptly completed the surveys and attached our printed out 'mexican no more money until you pass legislation' bills and put them in the mailbox.

Also this week we received at least four phone calls from the RNC asking for money. I proceeded to give them an earfull -- "No contributions until you PASS IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION that will close our borders. I let them know that I am a blogger, a GOPBlogger, a Coalition Against Illegal Immigration blogger and actively involved with many others who feel the same way I do.

Why America cannot solve illegal immigration problem

Emerging from this underground workforce is a collective voice that is demanding its "rights" -- the right to amnesty -- the right to pay in-state college tuition rates -- the right to citizenship. That voice was heard in the streets of Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Phoenix, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and other U.S. cities. Teeming masses of activists -- numbered in tens and hundreds of thousands -- protested against congressional plans to crack down on illegal immigrants. source

AND

Border battle: GOP hard-liners push stricter security

Immigration reformers pushing for moderate guest-worker proposals that would allow some illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens"an idea sometimes dubbed "amnesty" by critics "faced yet more skids this week, only days after a congressional
primary win by a Minuteman in Arizona
buoyed the confidence of hard-liners. source
So why do folks think immigration reform will not get passed?

1. Politicians don't want to lose Hispanic votes.
2. Politicians don't want to lose votes from businesses.
3. Politicians are torn between siding with President Bush or siding against him. (it's all about the votes)
4. Politicians fear the power of civilian groups like the minutemen, but apparently not enough.
5. Even if politicians WERE serious about passing legislation, they can't decide what should be IN the law. Besides, we already have laws on the books we don't bother to enforce.

The US already has laws in place that address the rise of illegal immigration -- yet the people lack the will to enforce them. Lawmakers are at a crossroads: If they do nothing, the problem will not go away; it will only grow worse. On the other hand, no matter what proposals are passed and enforced, a large segment of the voting populace will be upset -- and they will show their anger in the ballot box. Without the Law of God as their guiding light, the people of modern Manasseh are entering dark times ahead. Asia Time Online (Abridged)
See, it's not even about illegal aliens, it's about V-O-T-E-S ! Well, it will be all about the votes come election day.

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like toparticipate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let Brian know at what level you would like to participate.**

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