Friday, May 26, 2006

The Senate's 'Tough' Immigration Bill

Some people are worried that amnesty will give illegal aliens the same rights that American citizens have. In reality, it will give the illegals more rights than the average American citizen.
If an American citizen forges a Social Security card in order to get a job, he can be arrested. Under a provision recently passed by the Senate, illegal aliens who forged Social Security cards not only get a pass, they get to collect Social Security benefits. [and much, much more]
What the immigration bill in the Senate has become is just another attempt to pander to another special interest, in disregard of how that affects the country as a whole.
There was a time when immigrants came here to become Americans. But there are powerful pressure groups in this country, extending far beyond the immigrant community, doing their best to keep foreigners foreign and force Americans to accommodate their foreign language and culture in the name of "multiculturalism."

Eric Johnson at Catholic Light has some interesting comments here as well.

Missouri Senator Jim Talent who opposed the recent Senate "Amnesty" Bill ( a sellout of the American people) gave a speech recently opposing the bill to provide amnesty for those who unlawfully entered the United States and those provisions which provide citizenship for at least 70 to 90 million new immigrants over the next 20 years...That speech can be read here (PDF file). A video of this speech is available here.

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