As I have written previously, I am very concerned about the current Immigration Bill being rushed through the approval process and the pressure placed on Republican and Democrat Senators to agree to it "in principle."
This current attempt at an Immigration Bill is not the answer to the unlawful immigrant problems of the USofA. And the Bill's supporters know this very well, which is why they have worked so hard to obtain your support of said bill.
First of all, the B-1 US Visa is for educated persons who will contribute to the general welfare of the USofA. This Visa would rarely if ever be used by the 12 to 21 Million unlawful immigrants currently in the USofA with pouring through our "open" borders every day. We can accept educated legal immigrants if we screen them to be sure they don't have a hidden agenda, such as plans to fly planes into tall buildings, bombing US Military facilities, bombing underwater train tunnels, or igniting airplane fuel in airport storage tanks. This "change" in the Immigration Bill was nothing but a smoke screen.
Secondly, how is Congress planning to fund the Immigration Bill presented to the Senate? Where will the money for more border patrol agents come from? Have you asked why the current USofA border laws, regulations and rules are not being rigorously enforced and why suddenly the supporters of the newest Immigration Bill are claiming that the new laws will be? How can we trust our own Government when current laws already on the books are ignored by the very people who are supposed to be enforcing them? Terrorists fly into our airports and whiz through Customs as if they were VIPs. Transfer trucks are driven across our border with Mexico and waved on by without checking the manifesto or the cargo.
IF the Federal Government is going to be enforcing any border regulations at all, why are Ramos and Compean still in jail? They were enforcing the law, but politics between Pres. George W Bush and former Pres. Vincente Fox were more important than enforcing the laws of this land!!!
Thirdly, if you want the USofA to exist as a sovereign nation, then anything which hinders that must be addressed and terminated immediately. Immigration reform must enhance national security, promote economic growth, and protect freedom and liberty. The Kennedy sponsored Immigration Bill falls short of those requirements. The downfall of Europe has been the European Union. There is declining patriotism in Europe. There is declining pride in nationality. The USofA does not and should not belong in a "Union of the Americas." The superhighway from Mexico through the USofA to Canada is a huge step in destroying the USofA. Democracy and individualism made this Country great and lawful immigration is a part of that greatness.
The style of unlawful immigration we currently have is not at all like the immigration into the USofA up to the closing of Ellis Island. The unlawful immigrants today are not screened at the border, their health is not checked, and for the most part, they have no jobs to go to in the USofA. The claim is that unlawful immigrants sneak into the USofA to enjoy the freedoms and liberties and "free" health care and education for their children which are offered here. This is dishonest at worst and misunderstood agenda at best. Why does Congress call it a "USofA freedom" to cause cities and towns to spend more of their legally obtained revenues to support a "sub-nation" of unlawful persons within the USofA? Why is over one-third of HUD housing allotments going to unlawful immigrants instead of 100% of HUD allotments going to US Citizens? Why are colleges giving grants and scholarships to unlawful immigrants and denying same to qualified US Citizen-students?
Something is vitally, dreadfully wrong in the USofA today: it is the parasitic draining of USofA resources, finances, and goodwill by a huge host of unlawful immigrants. This has to stop and it must stop now. The "good life" is being drained from the USofA by the very persons who say they enter unlawfully in order to obtain it.
Every year 1.4 million immigrants enter the USofA legally. There has been no talk of terminating legal immigration while the 12 to 21 million unlawful immigrants are "assimilated" into USofA culture over the next 12 to 21 years.
The farmers claim they need the migrants. They could pay better wages and include a benefits package and hire US Citizens who might know not to contaminate the fruit or vegetable they're picking with e. coli. Construction companies claim they need immigrant workers. Why don't they pay "an honest day's wage" and include a benefits package and hire US Citizens? Unlawful immigrants are hired to keep costs down and profits up. The bottom line is "money."
And, Senator, the bottom line in the current Immigrantion Bill is also Money. Who's getting it? Who's paying it? Who's benefiting the most from it?
Senator, Follow The Money! This Bill is being pushed on Congress and on the American Public too fast. And that, sir, causes me to wonder why.
As a Senator representing your District and the entire USofA Citizenry, it behooves you to find out why so that you do not continue the Federal Governments policy of chipping away at USofAmerica's freedoms.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity....
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. [So help me God.]
When you were elected, you took that oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution. This is what you are ordained to guard and champion with your very life, if necessary. And if you cannot offer your life, it's time to step down from office and allow someone willing to sacrifice all to replace you.