Immigration policy comes down to two questions: "Who gets in?" and "How many get in?" In the end, Washington has to decide the numbers. One hundred and fifty million adults worldwide want to permanently immigrate to the U.S. today, according to a Gallup poll. The United States government is going to say "no" to most them. But the Senate and the White House refuse to acknowledge reality. They have presented Utopian proposals where anyone in the world can get a U.S. work permit except terrorists and ax murderers.
Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi are facing a dilemma: Although they publicly bemoan the fact that Republicans won’t help them pass an unpopular amnesty . . . er, comprehensive immigration-reform bill, they don’t want to force vulnerable Democrats to vote on amnesty this close to the November elections — especially not with unemployment at 9.5 percent.
On Thursday, President Obama gave a speech at American University in Washington D.C., blaming partisan politics for Congress' inability to pass comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty). The President also noted that our borders are as secure as they have been in decades and that America's immigration laws are unenforceable.
Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano have admitted they haven't read the 10-page Arizona immigration enforcement law, but they were quick to criticize the bill. But in their criticism of Arizona's law, formerly known as SB1070, they also revealed their lack of understanding for federal immigration law. Here's a list of suggested readings for them and others critical of the law.
Unlike federal officials who have criticized Arizona's law, Rosemary Jenks -- an attorney and NumbersUSA's Director of Government Relations -- has read it thoroughly and offers here a full description of everything the law does.
We can now look at what was actually happening on the border (with frightening video to help illustrate) at the same time Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was telling Congress that the border has been "transformed" under her watch and is now secure enough to pass an amnesty. Also take a look at the similarity between J-No's misleading of the public with Pres. Bush's. . . .
As Director of Government Relations for NumbersUSA, I am used to outrageous statements from Members of Congress. But I was truly shocked recently when I witnessed a federal judge commend an illegal-alien felon in federal court.
A line-by-line analysis of the DREAM Act reveals no end to the nightmares. (1) The amnesty applies to illegal-alien "kids" up to age 35; (2) no provision requires that aliens provide proof that their claims of eligibility for the amnesty are true; (3) but the feds have to perform costly, time-consuming investigations to prove the claims are false in order to deny an amnesty to anybody; (4) the parents who broke the law to bring these "kids" here can get U.S. citizenship; (5) DREAM would remove the federal ban on in-state tuition for future illegal aliens.