As if there weren’t enough to deal with already, the latest word from the White House is that they believe 2010 to be the -perfect- year to grant amnesty to illegal aliens living in the United States.
Because, you know, like everything’s going so well and all…
I defy anyone to name any nation at any time in history that was as hell-bent on committing national suicide as we are right now.
From the New York Times (via Michelle Malkin):
White House to Begin Push on Immigration Overhaul in 2010
By JULIA PRESTON
Published: November 13, 2009
The Obama administration will insist on measures to give legal status to an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants as it pushes early next year for legislation to overhaul the immigration system, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Friday.
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In an address at the Center for American Progress, a liberal policy group in Washington, Ms. Napolitano sought to dispel any notion that the administration â€” with health care, energy and other major issues crowding its agenda â€” might postpone the most contentious piece of an immigration overhaul until after midterm elections next November.
Laying out the administrationâ€™s bottom line, she said it will argue for a â€śthree-legged stoolâ€ť that includes enacting tougher enforcement laws against illegal immigrants and the people who hire them, and streamlining the system for legal immigration, but also what she called a â€śtough and fair pathway to earned legal status.â€ť
With unemployment surging over 10 percent and Congress wrestling with health care, advocates on all sides of the immigration debate had started to doubt that President Obama would keep to his pledge to take on the divisive issue of illegal immigration in the first months of 2010.
Congress should be ready to move forward on immigration, Ms. Napolitano said, because the administration had made a â€śfundamental changeâ€ť in security at the border and in cracking down on employers hiring illegal immigrants. She said that the Border Patrol had increased its forces by more than 20,000 officers, and that more than 600 miles of border fence had been completed, both milestones set by Congress.
â€śLet me emphasize this,â€ť she said. â€śWe will never have fully effective law enforcement or national security as long as so many millions remain in the shadows.â€ť
Under the administrationâ€™s plan, illegal immigrants would have to register, pay fines and all taxes they owe, pass a criminal background check and learn English.
Ms. Napolitano has been leading the administrationâ€™s efforts to gather support for the immigration overhaul, meeting in recent weeks with business leaders, faith groups, law-enforcement officials and other groups to gauge their support for the effort.
OK everybody, say it with me on the count of three.
First of all, anyone who’s ventured out of their house in the last couple of years knows that there has been virtually zero enforcement of immigration laws of any sort, anywhere in our country. Not in the workplace, not in federal, state or local social services, not in our prisons. NOWHERE.
Yes, there’s the occasional high-profile raid on some poultry processing plant somewhere, but one is as meaningless as the next. Most often, those swept up in raids are simply released within a day or two with a promise to show up in court which, of course, they never do.
The only change whatsoever I’ve noticed is that the illegals don’t seem to be the least bit worried about being caught anymore.
For Napolitano to stand there and assert that all this ‘progress’ in terms of enforcement has been made is way, way beyond dishonest, it’s….I don’t know, surreal is the only word I can come up with.
Second, this bit aboutÂ a â€śtough and fair pathway to earned legal status.â€ť Really? Fair for whom? Certainly not for the 16 million or so Americans who can’t find jobs. Not for the immigrants who have come here legally, embraced the American way, and did the hard work to earn their citizenship. Certainly not for those who, rather than jumping a border fence and living off the stolen social security numbers and taxpayer-funded social services ofÂ legal United States residents, are patiently waiting their turn for a chance of legitimately becoming part of the greatest society in the world.
Here’s aÂ clue, Janet – If it doesn’t involve first going to the back of the line – which, btw, is IN MEXICO, than it’s not “tough and fair”.
If nothing else, this woman’s got balls. (no pun intended).
The country is currently dealing with over 10% unemployment, our fiscal situation is dire and getting worse, and the Obama administration wants to flood the labor market with MORE workers, and flood the social services systems with MORE recipients. All while putting us in jail for not having health insurance. This is absolute, 100% complete unadulterated fucking madness.
There’s been talk lately that healthcare legislation is this administration’s and the liberal left’s ‘crown jewel’, but I would suggest that amnesty is the real crown jewel, because it is amnesty for 20 million (the 11 mil figure is grossly underestimated), PLUS an additional 20-40 million in chain migration, that will give the Democrats the numbers they need to establish their permanent majority, and therefore the numbers needed to enact the rest of their nation-killing, Constitution-shredding socialist agenda. Healthcare is big, but gaining 20+ million votes is HUGE. With that many votes, they can and will do whatever they damn well please.
This must be stopped, or America as we know it – as the greatest nation on the face of the earth – is over. O-V-E-R.
They think healthcare fight is tough? They have no idea what they’re in for.
Round 1: Tomorrow, Saturday November 14th. Click here to locate an event near you. If you see nothing listed, check with your local TEA party or other conservative activist group. As always, if there isn’t one in your area, starting one is as simple as contacting a like-minded friend or two and getting to work.