Latest on Bush/Kennedy amnesty efforts

30 04 2007

Cross Posted from   No Amnesty…Got It?

White House loyalty to amnesty confirmed again today

by Roy Beck NumbersUSA.com

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At the White House today, several Administration officials made it absolutely clear that they did not care how much a “comprehensive immigration” bill costs the taxpayers; they are committed to a path of legalizing the 12-20 million illegal aliens no matter the cost.

I wish you could credibly accuse me of exaggerating. But that is the report we got from an unimpeachable source who couldn’t believe what he was hearing.

Of course, we already know that the Senate Democrats are just as committed to that path.

But will the necessary 16 Republican Senators follow the White House over this political and fiscal cliff to make it possible for Sen. Kennedy (D-MA) to pass the amnesty?

I really do think it mostly depends on all of you.

If it has been a few days since you made a phone call to your U.S. Senator, you might want to make another one today.

After several days of reporting that Sen. Kennedy (D-MA) and Pres. Bush (R-US) were near an amnesty agreement, Capitol Hill news media today switched to warnings that things are breaking down.

We are getting mixed signals from the actual Members of Congress themselves and from the report from the White House staff.

Here are the basics of where things stand this week:

1. You will remember when we broke the story to you about the White House amnesty plan in March. It included some good stuff like the end of Chain Migration and the Lottery and also had perhaps 90% of the enforcement measures we want. But it also included another 400,000 a year increase in permanent immigration and full legalization of nearly all the 12-20 million illegal aliens. The destructiveness in the plan far outweighed the benefits.

2. Monday, the Hill was rife with rumors that Sen. Kyl (R-AZ) had come to an agreement with Sen. Kennedy on the “principles” of the comprehensive compromise. Since nobody believes Kennedy would ever agree to anything that didn’t let illegal aliens stay permanently, that was terrible news. Kyl has tended to hold the line against any full-scale amnesty in the past. If he agreed to any kind of long-term legalization, that would bring along a lot of Republican Senators with him, according to conventional wisdom. We could not get any answers from his office. Because the rumors were primarily fanned by the White House, it is possible that the Kyl agreement with Kennedy didn’t really happen. Many House Republicans lately have complained that the White House has been pushing inaccurate information to create a sense of momentum behind its amnesty efforts.

3. Today, the news media is saying what we have been hearing for a week: that the White House has agreed to drop a whole bunch of the good stuff in its plan in order to get along better with Kennedy.

4. But Kennedy and his open-border-advocate allies are balking, saying that the tougher parts that remain are still too much for them. They are demanding that the White House compromise farther toward Kennedy.

5. The White House is apparently balking — not because Kennedy’s demands for giant new flows of foreign labor are outrageous but mainly because the White House is insisting on a guest worker program. Kennedy and his union allies admirably at least insist on more protections for American workers so that the guest workers will be less likely to drive down their wages.

6. The White House’s outlaw business friends (the ones who have broken immigration laws for years) are saying they will oppose the amnesty if it has too many worker protections in it. That is making it difficult for Bush to move any farther toward Kennedy.

7. Background of all of this is that most of the Republican Senators whom the White House is wooing to help him pass an amnesty are being hit daily by constituents demanding promises not to support any type of amnesty. It is so very important that the fax and phone calls do not stop.

PRES. BUSH SEES PASSING THE AMNESTY A KEY ASPECT OF HIS LEGACY

During Pres. Bush’s highly publicized appearance on PBS’s Charlie Rose show this week, he made it clear that he regards pushing through his immigration agenda to be his most important big idea other than winning the war in Iraq.

It is especially astounding from the White House meeting today to realize the passion with which the White House opposes the American people and is willing to impose hundreds of billions of dollars of costs on them in order to allow outlaw U.S. businesses to continue to employ their illegal workers, most of whom are subsidized by a net of around $18,000 a year per household.

I cannot over-emphasize what it means to have the entire power of the Presidency (even a badly injured Presidency) lined up behind passing a destructive immigration law.

And I have to reiterate that there is no room for letting up on constituency pressure on your House Representative and your two Senators — especially on the Republicans (more on why later).

We are convinced that your incredible outpouring of faxes and phone calls the last month is the only reason the Kennedy/Bush amnesty has not already passed the Senate.

Wow, have you been effective thus far:

You have stalled the process enough so that Kennedy has not even yet introduced his bill (which he had promised for early FEBRUARY!).

Update on the Bush/Kennedy amnesty effort:

Here are the basics of where things stand:

1. You will remember when we broke the story to you about the White House amnesty plan in March. It included some good stuff like the end of Chain Migration and the Lottery a nd also had perhaps 90% of the enforcement measures we want. But it also included another 400,000 a year increase in permanent immigration and full legalization of nearly all the 12-20 million illegal aliens. The destructiveness in the plan far outweighed the benefits.

2. Monday, the Hill was rife with rumors that Sen. Kyl (R-AZ) had come to an agreement with Sen. Kennedy on the “principles” of the comprehensive compromise. Since nobody believes Kennedy would ever agree to anything that didn’t let illegal aliens stay permanently, that was terrible news. Kyl has tended to hold the line against any full-scale amnesty in the past. If he agreed to any kind of long-term legalization, that would bring along a lot of Republican Senators with him, according to conventional wisdom. We could not get any answers from his office. Because the rumors were primarily fanned by the White House, it is possible that the Kyl agreement with Kennedy didn’t really happen. Many House Re publicans lately have complained that the White House has been pushing inaccurate information to create a sense of momentum behind its amnesty efforts.

3. Today, the news media is saying what we have been hearing for a week: that the White House has agreed to drop a whole bunch of the good stuff in its plan in order to get along better with Kennedy.

4. But Kennedy and his open-border-advocate allies are balking, saying that the tougher parts that remain are still too much for them. They are demanding that the White House compromise farther toward Kennedy.

5. The White House is apparently balking — not because Kennedy’s demands for giant new flows of foreign labor are outrageous but mainly because the White House is insisting on a guest worker program. Kennedy and his union allies admirably at least insist on more protections for American workers so that the guest workers will be less likely to drive down their wages.

6. The White House’s outlaw business friends (the ones who have broken immigration laws for years) are saying they will oppose the amnesty if it has too many worker protections in it. That is making it difficult for Bush to move any farther toward Kennedy.

7. Background of all of this is that most of the Republican Senators whom the White House is wooing to help him pass an amnesty are being hit daily by constituents demanding promises not to support any type of amnesty. It is so very important that the fax and phone calls do not stop.

There is no room for letting up on your House Representative and your two Senators — especially on the Republicans (who may end up making or breaking amnesty).

We are convinced that your incredible outpouring of faxes and phone calls the last month is the only reason the Kennedy/Bush amnesty has not already passed the Senate.

Don’t let up now!

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