A Fort Wayne, Ind., paper says Sen. Lugar thinks Americans will be so distracted by the bad economy that he will be able to slip the DREAM Act amnesty through the Senate this next year. It is always sad when a truly distinguished statesman, with a record of level-headed leadership, embarrasses himself with outlandish open-borders positions, but it happens all the time. Let me tell you why Lugar's dream of amnesty for illegal-alien teenagers is an attack on American workers.
A shocking new report about the potential scope of fraud within our refugee programs: State Department DNA testing found 80% of "family" being brought into the U.S. by refugees under one program are of no blood relation.
With the federal government reporting another giant loss of jobs for November, isn't it time to stop the massive importation of foreign workers? While the new Congress and President determine how to best spend a trillion dollars to stimulate more jobs, they should immediately in January suspend most foreign-worker importation.
The lobbying today on Capitol Hill is intended mainly to intimidate Democratic Members of Congress into thinking that if they don't support Rep. Guitierrez (D-Ill.) and his amnesty plan that they will be seen as anti-Hispanic. But an amnesty would be the most anti-Hispanic action Congress could take in this time of raging unemployment, disproportionately high among Hispanic-Americans.
In asking Georgia voters to send him back to the U.S. Senate, Saxby Chambliss promised to support 12 immigration actions that NumbersUSA considers the most important for protecting American workers, communities and our heritage of individual freedom and natural bounty. His defeated opponent basically only promised to grant an amnesty to 12-20 million illegal foreign workers and their dependents. Georgia voters chose the "True Immigration Reform Candidate."
At a time of galloping unemployment, Pres. Bush had the gall to tell ABC News that one of his biggest disappointments in the White House was his inability to get Americans to quit being so small-minded about keeping U.S. jobs for themselves instead of sharing them with illegal aliens. Will the next Administration be this elitist and this heartless? The jury is out.
Mr. Obama announced a plan costing hundreds of billions of dollars that he hopes will put 2.5 million Americans to work over the next 2 years. But current immigration and visa policies are on auto-pilot so that during those same 2 years the government would bring in at least 2.5 million MORE foreign workers, potentially using up all of Mr. Obama's new jobs! A moratorium on immigration would reap virtually the same benefits (saving 2.5 million jobs for Americans) but not cost even 1% what Mr. Obama is proposing.
For proof that political sanity can be in short-supply when too many ideologues gather in one place, consider the Virginia Commission on Immigration's answer to the state's immigration problems and rapidly rising unemployment: (1) Mass amnesty for the illegal businesses and the illegal aliens they hire, and (2) Increase the importation of foreign workers!
Many readers are "convicting" me for my lack of strong conviction in my blog yesterday that said Pres-Elect Obama could have done worse in choosing Arizona Gov. Napolitano to head up Homeland Security. Read some of their comments here, and I'm sure more to come at the bottom of this blog. There is no question that Napolitano established herself as the enemy of most Arizonans who wanted vigorous enforcement against illegal immigration.
The apparent choice of Arizona Gov. Napolitano to be Pres. Obama's head of Homeland Security is a very mixed signal. But Napolitano has witnessed how a mandatory workplace verification law in her state has performed like a charm with no significant disruption of the state's businesses. She should make her DHS job a lot easier by persuading Obama to endorse Rep. Shuler's (D-N.C.) SAVE Act which essentially would make the Arizona law a federal law.