Which came first…….well, we know don’t we….Question is… What comes next?

13 11 2006

Cross Posted by stikNstein has no mercy

Don’t count your “Guest workers” before they’re hatched.
From WAPO via Herald.net

…. when it comes to immigration, things are never easy. In the days after the election, Democratic leaders surprised pro-immigration groups by not including the issue on their list of immediate priorities. Experts said the issue is so complicated, so sensitive and so explosive that it could easily blow up in the Democrats’ faces and give control of Congress back to Republicans in the next election. And a number of Democrats who took a hard line on illegal immigration were also elected to Congress.

“It’s not without its challenges, for sure,” said Jean Butterfield, executive director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. “You’ve got opposition in both parties. You still have restrictionists in the Republican Party. You have Democrats who’ve been reluctant to move on any kind of worker program.”

Butterfield predicted that lobbyists and Democrats have less than a year to move legislation that could put some 12 million illegal immigrants on a path to legal residency, before the looming 2008 elections make a deal politically impossible. And analysts say the fate of President Bush’s proposal to create a temporary worker program for 200,000 immigrants is in doubt, with labor’s allies in charge.

Seems time…….or lack of it….may be on our side. The realities of the illegal immigration situation are a mess. Cleaning up and controlling this mess will take more than a rushed through half assed plan.

Major challenges lay ahead. The Mexican border remains a sieve where an estimated 100,000 immigrants sneak into the country every year. Conservatives in the House, and some Democrats, want the border sealed with manpower, fencing and technology before they will even consider guest workers.

Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which opposes increased immigration, said Democrats should implement an enforcement program first. Anything else might be political suicide.

Immigration experts are on the lookout for the kind of compromises that led to the flawed immigration reform laws of 1986 and 1996. In those years, a White House and Congress split between the parties passed watered-down laws requiring employers to check the legal status of new hires to satisfy businesses and immigration advocates. They failed to give enforcement agencies the money, staff, technology, or practical ability to do the job.

The miscues paved the way for an explosion of illegal immigration.

DUH………..Mistakes of the past will be harder to repeat…..WHY?
Because Americans are fed up….and…..WE ARE GOING TO MAKE IT HARDER………..

This was a production of The
Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII).

If you would like to
participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition…. brianbonner90-at-gmail-dot-com……and let
me know at what level you would like to participate.

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