I can’t think of any country in the world, other than the U.S., where illegal immigrants have more rights than that country’s citizens. No other country treats their citizens with such disdain. The truly ironic part is that the U.S. Constitution, our governing document, guarantees the rights of American citizens, not those who come here illegally. Let’s list the areas where illegal immigrants have rights that Americans, or legal immigrants for that matter, don’t.
– Commit Crimes, yet are set free (murder, rape, sexual assault, kidnapping, drug convictions, hit and runs, and more)
I’m sure that there are some that I’ve missed. Please comment if you can add to the list. Bottom line: the current illegal immigration crisis is of President Obama and the Democrats’ making. The solution is clear: enforce our immigration laws, secure the border, humanly and quickly deport all who are crossing our borders illegally, and stop the criminal aliens from running free on our streets. If only the Democrat Party wanted to protect Americans first. The progressive modus operandi:
“The needs of the Progressive Agenda outweigh the needs of the few, or the many.”
– Another 90,000 Dangerous Illegal Aliens Released
– Immigrants entering US Southern Border getting more aggressive
– More criminal illegal aliens released upon the American people in 2014. “ICE also released 129,921 aliens from custody, 30,862 of whom were convicted criminals.”
“William R. “Willie” Horton (born August 12, 1951) is an American convicted felon who, while serving a life sentence for murder (without the possibility of parole), was the beneficiary of a Massachusetts weekend furlough program. He did not return from his furlough, and ultimately he committed assault, armed robbery and rape.” Willie Horton was used as a bludgeon by George H.W. Bush’s campaign to effectively knock Michael Dukakis (D) out of the Presidential 1988 race. Wikipedia
Willie Horton was just ONE inmate. The Obama Administration has pushed to stop as many deportations as possible. According to a report from The Center for Immigration Studies:
“In 2013, ICE freed 36,007 convicted criminal aliens from detention who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings…
The document reveals that the 36,007 convicted criminal aliens freed from ICE custody in many instances had multiple convictions. Among them, the 36,007 had nearly 88,000 convictions, including:
- 193 homicide convictions (including one willful killing of a public official with gun)
- 426 sexual assault convictions
- 303 kidnapping convictions
- 1,075 aggravated assault convictions
- 1,160 stolen vehicle convictions
- 9,187 dangerous drug convictions
- 16,070 drunk or drugged driving convictions
- 303 flight escape convictions”
What will the ramifications be from the 36,000 criminal illegal aliens released by the Obama Administration given the outrage over one, Willy Horton crime spree? It’s almost a certainty that one, or likely many, of the released immigrants will commit additional crimes. How will Americans react when, and if, the media reports on those crimes? Given the number of murders and sexual assaults reported above, wouldn’t this equate to a real “War on Women?” Perhaps it would be more accurate to label it a “War on Innocent Americans”!
Comprehensive immigration reform is a hot topic being pushed by Democrat President Barack Obama and the leadership of the Republican Party. Democrats are hoping to turn this issue into a major vote getting drive in 2014 and beyond. Republicans, for some reason, have leaders that believe that they must do the same thing and pass comprehensive immigration reform in order to survive. Big business, and the Chamber of Commerce for example, are putting pressure on Republicans to cave in and pass immigration reform. Businesses for some reason seem to think that cheap labor is the result of immigration reform. Perhaps they naively believe that once these illegal aliens are recognized by our country they will come out of the shadows and be content to make the small wages that they get paid today as illegal workers. They need to wake up!
Democrats always have the next round played out in every political battle. They are never content to accept the status quo or a victory as the final answer. Immigration reform is no different. A blind man could see that the next bludgeon to hit Republicans following comprehensive immigration reform would significantly hurt any business that uses illegal alien labor. Democrats would claim, in a monolithic voice, that Republicans and conservatives should no longer exploit these new “Americans” and their wages should be equalto any other American. So farms that use migrant labor now to pick their crops, and rely upon cheap labor, would instantly find themselves forced to pay minimum wage or higher. And what does that mean America?
The jobs that “Americans won’t do”, they would do if wages were high enough. Now we’re going to recognize between 12 and 20+ million people, put them on a path to citizenship, and immediately be forced to pay them minimum wage. They will compete for essential entry-level jobs like McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Burger King with American teenagers. The end result will harm Americans at the expense of those who might have allegiances to other countries, but who Democrats anoint as Americans.
Open your eyes and look for their next move following amnesty. Look for the second and third order effects of Democrat sponsored policies. There is always another progressive bludgeon waiting for Republicans!
I’ve written about the Progressive/Democrat tactic of making claims about the intent of their policies and avoiding any analysis of the second or third order affects of them. I’ve also discussed the hypocritical nature of so many of their policies. The President and his Democrat Obamacare supporters have now blended these two deceptive tactics in defending two different policies. First, not even Mr. Fantastic could bend himself into the pretzels needed by Democrats defending Obamacare.
The latest effort involves the recent CBO report, that stated Obamacare would reduce 2.3 million full time job equivalents from the US economy. That means that Obamacare will shrink our economy. Our GDP, which Democrats and big spending Republicans need to support their massive spending will be smaller, weaker and provide fewer taxes. Bad news for America! Democrats responded with the ludicrous explanation that cutting American workers’ hours is a good thing. Less work is a blessing, since work is too difficult, and Americans need less work and more free time. Americans, they say, are too productive. Tell that to somebody that’s trying to pay their mortgage, rent, heating or water bill. Tell them that less money is a blessing! Here’s where the Democrats take a completely opposite position on immigration reform.
Democrats claim that comprehensive immigration reform is needed so that the illegal community can come out of the shadows and work. They will do the work that Americans won’t do, so Democrats say. Reform is needed to let these people, who only want to get to work and provide for their families the opportunity to put in long hours in the fields to do so. Work for them, is a blessing. Hard work is what we are keeping them from doing with our “unfair” immigration laws. Make them legal so that they can work. Why is it fair to make illegal immigrants work long and hard hours, but it’s oppressive to allow American citizens to do the same?
In order to connect these dots I guess Democrats would need to tell these immigrants to stop working full time hours once they come out of the shadows, for then work would be as bad as they say it is for Americans? Perhaps Democrats are just intent on oppressing immigrants?
All fantasy aside, both Democrat arguments are nothing but smoke screens to hide their real goals. Obamacare is only an interim step to government controlled healthcare, with emphasis on CONTROL. Immigration reform is nothing but an effort to get more Democrat voters.