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Amnesty and the losing of United States Sovereignty

May 24, 2007

hpc-larger.jpgOur US Senate is debating an important issue, Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007. It would grant millions of ILLEGAL aliens the right to stay in the U.S.

In a excerpt reported in the World Net Daily a web based news organization “It is the sense of Congress that the United States and Mexico should accelerate the implementation of the Partnership for Prosperity to help generate economic growth and improve the standard of living in Mexico, which will lead to reduced migration,”

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) using Senate Immigration bill S.1348 advances the cause of the North American Union (NAU), the merger of Canada / United States / Mexico [a la the European Union]

In its current form, the bill offers probationary legal status to the estimated 20 million illegal aliens who were in the U.S. before Jan. 1, 2007. Those who then meet a series of requirements ­ including payment of a $5,000 fine and $2,000 in processing fees ­ could gain citizenship within an estimated 12 to 13 years. This would allow ILLEGAL aliens to  “come out of the shadows” and will qualify them for a special visa if they “pass a strict background check, pay a fine, hold a job, maintain a clean criminal record and eventually learn English.”  To become citizens, the ILLEGAL aliens must pay an additional fine, go to the back of the line of applications, pass a citizenship test, and return to their country to apply for their green card.  Among other provisions it would increase hiring of Border Patrol officers and establish a temporary worker program.  Illegal aliens would be allowed to come forward and obtain a “Z visa” that puts them on a track for permanent residency within eight to 13 years. Heads of household first must return to their home countries. The illegal aliens would be able to obtain a probationary card right away to live and work in the U.S.

Do you really think the illegal immigrants are going to pay the fines and jump through hoops when our borders are going to be opened? I do not think so. In my opinion the entire North American Union AND (S.1348) must and should be scrapped.

 President Bush and our US Senate are heading down a trail that will eliminate American Sovereignty.  The Rule of law, which has been the basis of our society for over 200 years, will no longer have any meaning moving the American citizens and legal immigrants to a status of second-rate citizens because we do abide by the Rule of Law.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, called the deal “amnesty – a pardon and reward for lawbreakers.” “Many senators claim that their deal renews respect for the rule of law,” King said. “Let me respond to that absurd statement by stating clearly, you cannot simultaneously tear down and rebuild one of our constitutional principles. I took an oath to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law. The price for amnesty is the sacrifice of the rule of law.” King, ranking Republican on the Immigration Subcommittee of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, said each of the senators who struck the deal “should wear a scarlet letter ‘A’ for amnesty.”

In the Webster’s dictionary Amnesty transitive verb in criminal law, sovereign act of oblivion or forgetfulness (from Greek amnesia) for past acts, granted by a government to persons who have been guilty of crimes. It is often conditional upon their return to obedience and duty within a prescribed period. Amnesty is granted usually for political crimes against the state, such as treason, sedition, or rebellion. Amnesty is the act of an authority (as a government) by which pardon is granted to a large group of individuals.

South Carolina’s Republican Senator Jim DeMint, also was quick to label the bill “amnesty.”  The senator said it “rewards people who broke the law with permanent legal status and puts them ahead of millions of law-abiding immigrants waiting to come to America.” “I don’t care how you try to spin it, this is amnesty,” DeMint said.

Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., a major shaker and mover called the deal “the best possible chance we will have in years to secure our borders and bring millions of people out of the shadows and into the sunshine of America.  Compare those words of Mr. Kennedy to the words by him in 1986 regarding the amnesty bill passed back then: “This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this.” 

Americans will lose by getting an immediate amnesty for nearly all 20 million illegal aliens who will get legal status for residence and jobs, with assurance of green cards no later than 13 years. Americans will lose by a tripling of the rate of chain migration of extended family from around 250,000 a year to around 750,000 a year for about a decade. Americans will lose by getting new flows of 400,000 temporary foreign workers each year, bringing their families and having anchor babies who will be given U.S. citizenship.  Americans will lose because we are required to live by the rule of law but Illegal aliens are not.
In exchange Americans will get mandatory workplace verification with extra enforcement, to try to slow the flow of the next 12 million illegal aliens enticed by the amnesty. This will cause driving up the cost for law enforcement and health care benefits to current American citizens. Americans will lose, more of our jobs will be taken.

Once this Amnesty bill goes through the next bill is rumored to possibly use the horrific socialist health care system of Canada and extend our liability to pay for Illegal Aliens coming up from Mexico and down from Canada.  It will be crafted to pay for these benefits and for our struggling Social Security system. Our Jails would increase in population because the illegal aliens have NO standard for the Rule of Law.

At this moment, the only Senators whom are relatively certain opposing this new amnesty
are Vitter R-La., Allard R-Colo., Grassley R-Iowa, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, Enzi R-Wyo., Crapo R-Idaho, Sessions R-Ala., Chambliss R-Ga.

Yes, The US Senate is the correct way to debate this Act. It should NOT be legislated by liberal left judges. YES this bill and Act should be thrown out to protect The United States Sovereignty. Yes, we should call and voice our concerns. …Till next time.

Lou Neiger has worked in the Insurance Planning field since 1981 and earned his CLU designation from the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.   Lou has been published in the Dutch Fork Chronicle and several papers as a guest columnist.  He and his family live in Newberry.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. anon permalink
    May 24, 2007 6:26 PM

    There are several recall websites being set up. I saw http://www.recallsenatorcraig.com the other day

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