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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Does Hillary Clinton Represent Americans or Illegal Aliens?

On May 17 2007, the Clinton Campaign released the following position statement on "Immigration Reform". Read it so you have it in-context; my comments follow:

Statement of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Washington, DC - "This afternoon, a bipartisan group of Senators, who have been working closely in conjunction with the Administration, announced that they had reached an agreement on a comprehensive approach for reforming our broken immigration system.
As I have long maintained, comprehensive immigration reform must have as essential ingredients a strengthening of our borders, greater cross-cooperation with our neighbors, strict but fair enforcement of our laws, federal assistance to our state and local governments, strict penalties for those who exploit undocumented workers, and a path to earned legal status for those who are here, working hard, paying taxes, respecting the law, and willing to meet a high bar. In particular, we must also ensure that any bill protects the sanctity of families and does not lead to the creation of a new underclass in our country.
I will scrutinize carefully the proposed compromise to see if it honors our nation's principles and proud immigrant heritage while also respecting the rule of law."

Let me highlight some of the key language in this statement.

  • "strict but fair enforcement of our laws",
  • "strict penalties for those who exploit undocumented workers",
  • "a path to earned legal status for those who are here, working hard, paying taxes, respecting the law, and willing to meet a high bar."

The rest is just filler designed to make her sound tough on illegal immigration and "fair" on illegal immigration at the same time. I included the entire statement so no Hillary-lover could accuse me of taking her out of context.

STATEMENT #1: "strict but fair enforcement of our laws". The law says you must enter this country legally or you will be deported. What's unfair about that?

We have, and have always had, immigration quotas for a reason. Quotas ensure America and it's social systems are not overwhelmed. They ensure the new immigrants can be assimilated into American society, not balkanize America. Quotas ensure that criminals and those with communicable diseases are not admitted into the country. What's unfair about that?

How can we be strict but lax at the same time? How about saying "strict enforcement of our laws, period, Hillary? Shouldn't we enforce all our laws strictly? Congress establishes the laws on immigration: are you saying Congress, current and past, has been unfair? Then change the laws you created, but if you don't strictly enforce any law, it teaches disrespect for the law.

STATEMENT #2: "strict penalties for those who exploit undocumented workers". How about strict penalties for those who violated our immigration laws and are in this country illegally? Your nemesis, Big Business and Capitalism, wouldn't have anyone to exploit if we strictly enforced our immigration laws. I will concede the point to Hillary that if there wasn't a demand for illegal aliens, then they wouldn't come here in the numbers they currently do. I'm not opposed to strict penalties for businesses employing illegal aliens, but I notice you left out the word "fair".

Just yesterday, US District Judge Charles Breyer issued a preliminary injunction that stops Homeland Security from using mis-matched social security numbers to ferret out companies that are hiring illegal aliens. Homeland Security had already identified 8 million workers at 140,000 companies with SSAN mismatches. A number of these are no doubt clerical errors by the employee, the employer or the Social Security Administration, but the affected companies had 90 days to clear them up once notified. The vast remainder are illegal aliens who should be arrested and deported. And yes, Hillary, the employers who knowingly hired them should be penalized. "Knowingly" is the key. Every time Homeland Security enacts a plan to identify illegals, liberal Judges (Breyer is from San Francisco) strike them down. And like your complete statement above, our Senators and Congressmen generally talk out of both sides of their mouth, not wanting alienate the (hopefully legal) Hispanic voters when it comes to immigration.

STATEMENT #3: "a path to earned legal status for those who are here, working hard, paying taxes, respecting the law, and willing to meet a high bar." is the MOST INFURIATING of all and contradicts everything you've said concerning enforcing the law.

I'll analyse this statement from the end to the front. "willing to meet a high bar"......I have absolutely no idea what that means but it sure sounds tough! How about the first bar being: entering this country legally in the first place.

"respecting the law"....they BROKE the law to enter this country ILLEGALLY! By this fact alone, they are unqualified for your "earned legal status". And living in Texas which is one of the battleground states under invasion from Mexico, there are stories every day about people who are involved in auto accidents with illegals who don't even have Driver's Licenses, let alone insurance. So who ends up paying? LAW ABIDING Americans with Insurance through higher and higher insurance premiums to cover these claims. Illegal aliens don't respect the law: why should they when we don't enforce it? Why aren't the illegal aliens involved in these accidents arrested and deported? They are in this country ILLEGALLY and their very presence here is a violation of the law. Why don't we enforce our own laws?

"working hard" and "paying taxes": "Working hard is a generalization as well as a stereotype. Illegal Aliens also steal to survive. In fact, the Mexican version of the Mafia has grown to enormous proportions here in the US. Even the Arian Nation kowtows to them in prison.

As to "paying taxes", not all illegal aliens work for BIG BUSINESS with phony social security cards. Many work for small companies or individuals who pay them in cash. No tax money there.

We also have a real education crisis here in Texas because the Supreme Court in 1977 ruled that a Texas law prohibiting illegal aliens from receiving a free public-paid education was unconstitutional. Our schools are overburdened as are our tax payers, education is suffering because of "bilingualism". English speaking children are held back until the Spanish only can catch up. And since the Hispanic illegal alien parents speak no or poor English, their children get no chance to practice English at home.

There is also a huge cash-based underground economy among illegal aliens which is untaxed and the price of free medical care and other social services is bankrupting the country. Add to that the $60 BILLION Hispanics don't spend on products and services in the US but wire back to Mexico and it's no wonder the Mexican Government gives out handbooks on how to sneak into the US.

In Irving, Texas, the Mexican Consulate had the AUDACITY to PUBLICLY warn illegal aliens to stay away from Irving because Irving Police are actually participating in a program which allows them to question criminals as to their legal status and turn them over to ICE if they're here illegally.

You talk about "assistance to State and Local Governments" in your about allowing them to enforce the law by adopting legislation even activist Judges can't get around? How about worrying more about AMERICANS OF ALL RACES and THEIR rights MORE than those of ILLEGAL, INVADING Aliens?

Here's some suggested reading for you, Hillary: The Series: The Immigration Crisis in America Today. It's a series of posts with such interesting titles as "How to Stop Illegal Immigration for Dummies" and "Immigrant Hispanics and Compassionate Racism in America".

You're not going to able to walk the fence on this issue against a conservative Republican opponent, Hillary. You've got the polling data that shows where the American voters (the legal ones, at least) stand on this issue and it's not for allowing illegals (not undocumented...please stop using that word; but illegal aliens) "earning" legal status after breaking our laws in the first place. Watch out: your globalism is showing!

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Debbie said...

That was an excellant article. I swore you were reading my thoughts and feelings exactly. You are totally correct. It seems as Dems care a whole lot more about the illegals than it does its own citizens. You are also correct that most Americans want the laws enforced and the illegals deported. So my question to vote. The Repubs have screwed up our country for 8 years and I don't believe in alot of their principles and the Dems are just illegal lovers who will do nothing to hold them responsible or enforce our immigration laws and are just too crazy to the left. I am so torn, I don't think any of the candidates will work towards solving America's problems or helping it REAL citizens.

Here are a couple more articles on Hillary.

Mr. UnloadingZone said...

Debbie, you're 100% right. Republican or Democrat, it really doesn't matter any more. Fortunately, this too will pass but not for a couple of more elections. The only thing that really matters in this election is that ANYONE but Hillary is elected President. She is a clear and present danger who can do enormous damage in 4 or 8 years. Any other candidate running for President will just keep us stumbling along until sanity returns to Washington....I use sanity lightly in referring to Washington.

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