U.S. House of Representatives sends warning to Senate about their weak illegal-alien bill headed toward amnesty.... against wishes of American people.
The House of Representatives wants a bill that will enforce current immigration laws already on the books and tighten border security, is "gravely concerned" about the Senate Judiciary Committee's proposed new law, and is totally opposed to any form of "amnesty.'
As we know, the illegal-alien amnesty that occurred during the presidency of Ronald Reagan was passed as the FINAL (as in very last) amnesty and the American people were told that there would not be another.
Meanwhile, especially during the Clinton presidency and this one, our border and immigration laws have not been enforced and we have had an illegal-alien flood and 9/11 as a result.
Readers, we all need to let our national leaders know that any illegal-aliens who have, by the very nature of being here without U.S. permission, already violated U.S. laws---have absolutely no right to be rewarded for it and should never be granted amnesty.
We have border and immigration laws that should be strictly adhered to and enforced. If citizens of foreign countries want to emigrate to our country, they need to follow our laws for doing so. They have no right to assume an illegal back-door entry that allows them to push themselves ahead of law-abiding people who have gone through the legal process to gain entry and citizenship.
Rewarding illegal behavior and allowing some people to break our laws with impugnity sends the wrong message to law-abiding people everywhere---and especially to the children of this country. It tells them "It's O.K. to break laws and break in line in front of those following the law.
Senate Majority Leader Frist is planning to introduce his own bill that would "slow the flow of illegal immigration and make America safer from foreign criminals and terrorists." He just doesn't get the fact that the majority of Americans want illegal-alien entry into this country stopped---not just slowed down---and that we want all our border and immigration laws enforced. We don't want to be just "safer"---we want to be safe. Safe is not a comparable word; you are either safe or you are not.
More below and at washingtontimes.
"House members warn Senate against alien 'amnesty'"
"House members warned Senate leaders yesterday that they will oppose any immigration legislation that goes beyond tightening border security and enforcing current immigration laws.
"Unfortunately, we have grave concerns about several of the proposals which have been presented to your committee," the 70 Republicans and one Democrat wrote in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican.
"We are concerned that some of these proposals are fundamentally incompatible with the desire of the American public for real immigration reform -- and their clear opposition to reform proposals that amount to little more than thinly disguised attempts to provide amnesty," the lawmakers said....
"If the Senate were to pass such a proposal, we believe it would doom any chance of a real reform bill reaching the president's desk this year," the House members cautioned....
Our country needs security at our borders in order to slow the flow of illegal immigration and make America safer from foreign criminals and terrorists," said Mr. Frist.... who told reporters that he expects a guest-worker program to be added on the Senate floor...."