Groups Pushing for Weak Immigration Bill in Senate

23 03 2006

From Bloomberg:

March 16 (Bloomberg) — Representative John Linder hadn’t cast a vote out of sync with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in five years. Then the House took up immigration.

Linder and five dozen other House Republicans strayed from perfect pro-business 2005 voting records to back legislation that strengthens border enforcement. Business groups oppose the measure because it would impose worker verification rules on employers without creating a new work-visa program.

“I actually don’t know what the chamber is for,’’ said Linder, a seven-term congressman from Georgia. “And I don’t care.’’

Business groups such as the chamber, which represents 3 million U.S. companies, lost the first round of the congressional immigration debate because Linder and other House Republicans took their cues from constituents who wanted tougher security measures and not from industry allies in favor of immigrant worker programs.

Now those groups are pushing hard to win round two in the Senate, where lawmakers today resume debate on legislation that would allow millions of undocumented workers already in the U.S. to apply for legal status and create a temporary worker program for immigrants who want to enter the U.S. to work.

“When we looked at what came out of the House, we just felt as an industry that we needed to mobilize on the Senate side,’’ said Pat Conway, chief executive officer of the Harrisburg-based Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, which represents restaurants such as Outback Steakhouse Inc. and PF Chang’s China Bistro Inc. “We have an opportunity to move the ball in the Senate.’’

Of course employers don’t want to be held accountable. They want wages to continue to be depressed by these workers, that is good for them. That is not what is good for this country.

From Civil

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), the nation’s oldest, largest, and most diverse civil and human rights coalition, today urged Congress to pass comprehensive immigration legislation that includes a meaningful path to permanent residency and that ensures our immigration laws will be enforced in a sensible, humanitarian manner.

“The entire history of the civil rights movement has been based on the recognition that there can be no such thing as second-class Americans,? said Dr. Dorothy I. Height, LCCR Chairperson. “Yet for too long, our immigration laws have created a two-tiered society and have perpetuated racial and ethnic discrimination.?

“Immigrants play important roles in American life. Congress must protect the civil and human rights of all people in the United States as it reforms our broken immigration system,? added Wade Henderson, LCCR Executive Director. “Instead, with measures like H.R. 4437, Congress appears to be heading down a dangerous and discriminatory path.? The House of Representatives passed H.R. 4437, an “enforcement-only? bill, in December, 2005. It would criminalize millions of hardworking immigrants, driving them further into an underground economy, and would rob them of basic due process rights that most Americans take for granted.

LCCR is pleased to see that the U.S. Senate is currently debating a more evenhanded approach. But Dr. Height and Henderson note that the bill currently under consideration, sponsored by Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Penn.), also contains many troubling provisions that would greatly undermine the civil and human rights of immigrants.

You can go read this ridiculous organizations position point by point, but it is all give them citizenship and be weak on border security. Why is it so many Civil Rights groups are communist groups? I think the communist party took over the Civil Rights movement in this country.

You can also go read the position of Worker’s World, which is another commie organization who is for illegal aliens rights and citizenship. Funny how they claim immigrants Illegals contribute 1800.00 more in taxes than they use in taxpayer services. But the study I read said exactly the opposite, that they used 1800.00 more than they contribute in taxes. Of course they all consider Sales tax as paying taxes. I didn’t opine on that study that I am aware of, but I did report that the American daily reported:

A new study from the Center for Immigration Studies is one of the first to estimate the impact of illegal immigration on the federal budget. Based on Census Bureau data, the study estimates that households headed by illegal aliens used $10 billion more in government services than they paid in taxes in 2002. These figures are only for the federal government; costs at the state and local level are also likely to be significant. Among the largest federal costs: Medicaid ($2.5 billion); treatment for the uninsured ($2.2 billion); food assistance programs ($1.9 billion); the federal prison and court systems ($1.6 billion); and federal aid to schools ($1.4 billion). The study also finds that if illegals were given amnesty, the fiscal deficit at the federal level would grow to nearly $29 billion. The estimated cost for the State of California alone is 10.5 billion dollars or $1183 per household. The breakdown includes $7.7 billion a year to school the children of illegal aliens; $1.4 billion toward providing health care and $1.4 billion is spent incarcerating illegal aliens criminals.

Don’t let them sell you a bag of goods. Besides how comfortable are you agreeing with communist organizations? such as the Communist Party of The USA’s position?

Here is the Official Immigration plan for the blog:

  • Secure the border by any means necessary.
  • Stiff penalties for employers, which are actually enforced
  • No taxpayer funded programs for illegals or their families. (including school for children of illegals and medical care for any illegal)
  • No “Anchor Babies? (no automatic citizenship for children of illegals born in the US)
  • No path to Amnesty in any name or form for those here illegally
  • No Guest worker program until the above measures are put in place, the need can be PROVEN and the line starts on the other side of the border

You have heard allot about what can and cannot work, well this will work. I guarantee if those measures are passed illegals will not only stop coming to this country, they will go home to Mexico and other points of origin.

However, HR 4437 is not near as tough as this proposal and the proponents of illegal aliens are going bananas! They want amnesty, no border security (heck mostly no borders), and always lobby for more benefits for illegals! You had better wake up and contact your Senators!

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