Status Quo Unacceptable, Mr. President?
By: John Lillpop
When President Bush arrogantly declares that the “status quo is unacceptable,” with respect to immigration, he does so with such indignation that one almost forgets that the status is as it is because of the president’s own refusal to fulfill his constitutional obligations.
Lest we forget, it is this president who has refused to secure our borders, refused to enforce immigration laws, and refuses to even consider deporting millions of third-world illegal aliens who have flooded into America during his failed tenure.
Following the events of 9/11, one would have expected our “war on terror” president to seal the borders and to do everything humanly possible to prevent illegal crossings into America.
Instead, George W. Bush has foolishly resisted–not just ignored, but actively resisted! — any and all attempts to bring sanity to U.S. immigration policy.
And now, after nearly six years of mind-boggling incompetence bordering on treason, George W. Bush steps forward to complain that the system is broken and that the status quo is unacceptable?
An analogy is called for: The smoke alarm in your master bedroom goes off and the rest of your home quickly fills with smoke. Rather than calling 911 or the fire department, you decide to do nothing and, in fact, physically prevent your spouse and children from calling for help.
After one hour, your once beautiful luxury mansion has burned to the ground and you are left with 9,200 square feet of smoldering ruins.
At that point, you announce that the fire prevention system in your city is broken, and you belligerently advise the city that the status quo is unacceptable.
You conclude by demanding immediate and “comprehensive” reform of city fire policies.
Logic 101, and Fire Fighting for Dummies, according to Dubya!
Why, oh why, does this president resort to switch and bait tactics in his foolish attempts to ram a flawed amnesty scheme down the throats of the American public?
Why does he fail (or refuse) to see that America does not need “comprehensive” immigration reform, or non-comprehensive reform, for that matter.
Existing laws provide mechanisms for foreigners to apply for entry into the United States for the purpose of work, education, and the like.
Existing laws provide for people within or outside America to apply for U.S. citizenship.
Existing laws define U.S. borders and prescribe severe penalties for those who cross our borders illegally.
Existing laws authorize border patrol personnel to act in order to keep aliens from invading America.
Existing laws require employers to verify the “right to work” status of each job applicant. Employers who fail to do so are subject to severe criminal and monetary punishments.
Existing laws set forth procedures for apprehending and deporting illegal aliens.
Unfortunately for this president and like-minded opponents of common sense, existing regulations do not grant automatic legalization and a path to citizenship to every third-world peasant who decides to skip formalities by jumping a fence and heading north.
Existing laws are perfectly fine and will work well—provided they are enforced.
The federal government has had 20 years in which to enforce the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Instead of delivering reform and control, the government has saddled the American public with an additional 12-30 million illegal aliens, many of who have invaded America after 9/11, some of who are probably terrorists.
The problem is not with existing laws, rather it is with the refusal of our president and congress to enforce the law, as they have sworn under oath to do.
The last thing that America needs is a new 1,000- page law that grants amnesty to 12-30 million illegal aliens while codifying another batch of laws that the government will ignore and refuse to enforce.
The solution is?
Force this belligerent and out-of-touch president and congress to forsake their Mexican sponsors long enough to address the needs of the American people!
America don’t need no stinkin’ immigration reform!
John Lillpop is a recovering liberal.