Dear Dubya: America Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Reform!
By: John Lillpop
With all due respect to President George W. Bush and his Mexican underwriters, America does NOT need immigration reform, comprehensive or otherwise.
What this nation desperately needs is a President and Congress that will apply due diligence on behalf of America, rather than working solely for huge U.S. corporations, illegal aliens, and the Mexican government.
In other words, Mr. Bush, you can solve the immigration nightmare overnight by simply living up to your constitutional responsibility to defend America “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
Or to put it more succinctly, Mr. President: Secure our borders and enforce existing immigration laws. Period!
Forget about “comprehensive” reform, which is nothing more than code-speak for amnesty.
The president is reportedly a student of history. Perhaps he would benefit by boning up on recent immigration history.
In 1986, the United States adopted the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) (Simpson-Mazzoli Act, IRCA, and Pub. L. 99-603, Nov. 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 3359). Go here: http://www.answers.com/topic/immigration-reform-and-control-act-of-1986
IRCA was enacted to reduce illegal immigration, which was a problem for the American economy. Three million illegal aliens were granted amnesty as a result of IRCA.
The new law would have worked–if it had been enforced. Unfortunately, both Democrat and Republican administrations have failed (refused?) to enforce the IRCA.
As a result, twenty years later America is saddled with upwards of an additional 30 million illegal aliens.
Most distressing is the fact that the “surge” from south of the border continues unabated, in spite of 9/11 and the threat posed by terrorists.
Apparently the president would have the American people believe that securing the borders 8,000 miles from home is vital to U.S. homeland security, but that securing our own borders is not vital.
And how can that be, Mr. President?
Is it because, in your mind, illegal aliens are “good hearted, hard working folks” simply looking for a better life?
And does that description also apply to the scores of millions of third-world peasants still in Mexico and other Latin nations, thinking of heading north to America?
All are good hearted and hard working? Without a single Jihadist, or potential terrorist, in their midst?
The 1986-amnesty disaster proves that America needs secured borders and rigid enforcement of our laws.
Or, to put the issue in terms even most illegal aliens could understand:
America don’t need no stinkin’ immigration reform!