Illegal Immigration and Amnesty

No Amnesty for Illegals

As a member of Heritage Foundation I was emailed a note and asked to spread the word. Here is their message below:

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The Senate voted yesterday to move forward on the Gang of Eight’s immigration plan—which would grant amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants.

Insanity is often defined as doing the same thing over and over yet expecting a different result. As Heritage’s David Inserra points out, “Instead of new ideas, the current bill is essentially just recycling the flawed and failed ideas of the past.”

Remember, once amnesty is granted it can never be taken away. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) took to the Senate floor yesterday to outline several reasons why we may be asking for a mulligan on this amnesty proposal.

With this bill, the American people are being sold a product. They’re being asked to accept legalization. And in exchange, they’d be assured through this legislation that the laws are going to be enforced.

But this “product” contains all sorts of hidden agendas and faulty promises, with no guarantees that the promises will come true once the amnesty is in place.

“The Obama Administration has pushed the envelope by waiving welfare laws,” Grassley reminded the Senate, so why should we assume the Administration wouldn’t do it again? “The reality check for the American people is that there are loopholes and the potential for public benefits to go to those who are legalized under the bill.”

The danger of putting too many things in one bill is that you end up having to pass it to see what’s in it. But we know one thing: Amnesty for illegal immigrants is the first order of business.

We’ve tried it before, and it didn’t work. This is the wrong way to address a serious issue with trillions in taxpayer dollars at stake.

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And I sent a personal note to Senator Rand Paul who recently spoke to the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. My letter follows:

“We will find a place for you,” said Senator Paul.

Let’s see, in a society that believes in rule of law that should mean jail or in this case immediate deportation.

Law breakers don’t get rewards under rule of law in a Constitutional Republic.

Many members of my family including my father came legally through Ellis Island, with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They learned English, found work, raised families, never asked for or took an entitlement and made a life.

They assimilated into America, not into the shadows but never lost their cultural base.

They were legal, they were immigrants, they were Americans.

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