While the invasion of our nation through the southern border continues unabated, our fearless leaders are once again busy cooking up cures that are worse than the disease. The latest scheme is a form of de facto amnesty euphemistically called the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act. And if it passes, it could be America’s final act.
Authored by Ted Kennedy and John McCain and poised to emerge from the Senate Judiciary Committee, the bill has many elements, the most troubling of which is that it offers people here illegally a path to citizenship.
Here’s how it works: creating a new H-5A temporary visa category, illegal aliens would have to register with the government, pay two-thousand dollars worth of fines in total, have a criminal background check and pass an English literacy exam. Then, if they were employed, they could apply for citizenship in six years. What’s wrong with this, you ask?
First of all, just like any other plan that allows those who entered our nation illegally to stay, it rewards the very behavior we want to eliminate. It sends a clear message to the world: break into America like a thief in the night, fly under the radar when you have to (and accept government benefits courtesy of the average taxpayer sucker when they’re offered), persevere long enough, and sooner or later some feckless, pusillanimous American politicians will grant you amnesty. Come one, come all. ˜Tis the land of the free ride and a home for the knaves.
When did we forget that rewarding bad behavior begets more bad behavior?
As if this weren’t bad enough, this bill would have a culturally toxic side effect. It would lead to the naturalization of many millions of immigrants in addition to the ones already here illegally, and this could occur during just the next decade. But before I delve further, it’s time for a little background.
For most of our history we were much like any other nation. We understood that if immigration was to be allowed, it must be limited and controlled, ensuring your land’s stability and culture will not be threatened by too great an infusion of incongruous and perhaps unassailable cultural elements. Thus, while the number of immigrants did fluctuate throughout our history, prior to the mid-1960s our shores saw an average of only about 250,000 annually. Moreover, realizing the importance of safeguarding our culture, we had (since 1924) admitted immigrants in accordance with the National Origins Act, which mandated that a given immigrant group would be allowed entry to the extent to which it was represented in the general US population. But all this changed in 1965.
What happened that year? The Immigration Reform Act of 1965 is what happened. This legislation changed both the face of immigration and that of America, as it caused legal immigration levels to spike upwards to about one million a year. Additionally, it created a situation in which 85% of immigrants now come from the Third World and half from Spanish-speaking countries, factors which have had a jarring effect upon our culture. Press two for Spanish anyone?
Now, you may ask, how is this germane to the current poisoned pill bill? Well, one of the authors of the disastrous 1965 legislation was… guess who? Yep, you’ve got it. The poster boy for 24/7 gin mill operation himself, old Ted Kennedy.
But now let’s fast forward to his present attempt at social engineering. Why would the current legislation amount to a prescription for unprecedented immigration?
First of all, it has been estimated that perhaps as many as 20 million illegals currently reside in our nation. Of course, we don’t know how many would avail themselves of the amnesty offer, but let’s say, for argument’s sake, that only twelve million ultimately qualified for citizenship. Well, then in six years you’d have twelve million immigrants added to the six million who would have entered legally during that period, the already excessive number allowed by Kennedy’s 1965 brainchild.
But it gets even worse.
Since many of these invaders would be married, upon naturalization they would be able to bring their families here as well, perhaps doubling their number. In other words, we could be talking about increasing our legal population by 8 percent (24 million) or more during the next ten years.
Still, though, there’s more dire news.
The bill doesn’t contain much of substance in the way of proposals to stop illegal immigration, offering, in typical politician style, nothing but lip service in that regard. But even if it did, with the track record of our government, one involving a wink-and-a-nod steadfast refusal to close the borders, why should we believe it?
Thus, millions more invaders would pour into our land, making her even more secure and orderly and creating a need for yet another temporary visa, another amnesty scheme, another kick in the teeth to law-abiding Americans. And with the pro-invasion lobby buttressed with tens of millions more voting partisans, its momentum would be irresistible. It would be mourning in America.
Of course, I’m sure Kennedy and company will peddle this act with all the salesmanship of a used car dealer. But if the song and dance routine sounds convincing, just consider the bill of goods Kennedy sold us when lobbying for his 1965 piece of genius. According to Peter Brimelow in his piece The Case against Immigration as We Know It, Kennedy claimed that,
First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same…. Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset…. Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia…. In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think.
I ask you, would you buy an immigration bill from this man? Fool me once, shame on Kennedy. Fool me twice, shame on my stupidity.
And don’t think I’m letting John McCain off the hook. While the Arizona senator was fighting for his country when Kennedy conjured up his first nail in America’s cultural coffin, now, sadly, McCain is most assuredly fighting against it. He appears more and more a true Manchurian candidate. It’s time for the old soldier to just fade away.
The defenders of the Insecure America and Disorderly Immigration Act protest that it doesn’t amount to amnesty, saying that the invaders must admit their wrongdoing and pay a fine. My, my, aren’t we becoming Draconian? I wonder, does this work with other crimes as well? I mean, can I burglarize Ted Kennedy’s mansion and opt for the punishment of confession and a modest monetary payment? Hey, I can issue mea culpas as well as the next guy. And I can even do it in an American accent.
The consequence of coming here illegally is supposed to be deportation. Thus, anything short of that is a form of amnesty. And we should march on Washington with pitchforks. We were promised the immigration levels (already excessive) of the Immigration Act of 1965. To now peddle this legislative sleight of hand “ which would cause the nation within our nation to metastasize further “ and tell us it’s in our best interests is a true slap in the face.
It’s imperative that we deport the invaders and institute a moratorium on all immigration so we can get our own cultural house in order. The last thing we need is amnesty, and this bill is cultural suicide.
Any politician who supports it should be considered a traitor.
Activism note: While this bill will probably hit a roadblock in the House, it seems to have the votes to emerge from Senate committee and may even be passed by the Senate itself. Please use the information below, contact your representatives and let them know in no uncertain terms that you’ll vote against any politician who supports such insanity. Deportation is not a dirty word.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. “ Edmund Burke
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