Cross posted from StikNstein…has no mercy
It’s clear the president is putting a lot of energy into getting his Amnesty without Apology bill past the American people. As you can understand this requires a lot of repetition, deflection, obfuscation, and most importantly half truths and cleverly disguised ball faced lies.
My apologies for the length.
There are many sections of this speech that need translating in order for it’s meaning to be truly understood…..
Thank you all very much. (Applause.) Please be seated — unless, of course, you don’t have a chair.
“Immigration is a vital issue facing this country. And the fundamental question is, will elected officials have the courage necessary to put a comprehensive immigration plan in place that makes it more likely we can enforce our border and, at the same time, uphold the great traditions of — immigrant traditions of the United States of America.”
WILL CONGRESS HAVE THE COURAGE TO GO AGAINST THE WILL OF THE COUNTRY AND GRANT AMNESTY
Our nation depends on our federal agents to enforce our immigration laws at the border and across the country. You’ve got a big job to do; we’re counting on you to enforce those laws.That’s why you’re here; it’s to upgrade your skills so you have the capacity to do the job the country expects you to do.
THE COUNTRY EXPECTS YOU TO DO THAT BUT WE DON’T.
For some of the older hands here — I’m not going to pick you out of the crowd — I’m sure you will tell some of the younger folks that things have changed significantly over the past years.
MORE OF YOU ARE IN JAIL…..
One commitment to the American people that we’re serious about helping you do your job is to spend more money on the job. It’s a way to measure whether or not our — we’re meeting our words with commitment.
AMERICANS ARE TOO STUPID TO REALIZE JUST BECAUSE WE SAY WE’RE GOING TO SPEND MONEY DOESN’T MEAN WE WILL.
And we’re beginning to see some results. In this immigration debate, oftentimes people say, well, they’re not doing anything to protect the border. Well, that’s not — those folks just simply don’t know what’s going on.
AMERICANS ARE STUPID
Arrests have gone down by 27 percent over the past year on the southern border. That’s a sign of progress. It should say to the American people that we’re doing what the people expect us to do.
AMERICANS WILL BELIEVE ANY STATISTIC WE MAKE UP
One of the problems we had prior to the administration addressing the problem was we had what was called — what happened was called catch and release. And so we worked with Congress and we’ve got a lot of detention facilities now along the border. We didn’t have space before. Now we do have space.
WHICH WE ACTUALLY HAVEN’T BUILT BUT WON’T NEED ANYHOW, ONCE WE GRANT AMNESTY
These are the folks that are charged with making sure that people who knowingly hire somebody who’s here illegally pay a price. In other words, part of making sure our country is a rule of law, we’ve got to have people enforce the law. It’s against the law to hire somebody who is here illegally. That’s the law. And we’re training people here to make sure that they know how to enforce that law. And the message to employers, if you’re hiring somebody here that you know is illegal, we’re going to — there’s a consequence to be paid. That’s what a nation that bases it’s system on rule of law does. That’s what we’ll continue to do.
WE’RE NOT PENALIZING ANY EMPLOYERS NOW….AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO NOT PENALIZING THEM IN THE FUTURE
You’ve got a person out here in south Georgia who needs somebody to help them on their farm. The person shows up with documents. They don’t know whether they’re real, or not. There’s a lot of forgery going on. We’ve got people — in my judgment, this isn’t what America should be about. And yet the system is broken to the point where people are being used as human cargo, being exploited, simply because most want to come and provide for their families…
OUR FARMERS NEED POOR PEOPLE WITH LEGAL DOCUMENTS TO EXPLOIT
I tried to change the system. It’s not working. (Applause.)
I WANT TO GRANT AMNESTY BUT AMERICANS WONT BEND OVER AND LET ME
And we’re making some progress. Most Americans — many Americans say their primary concern is border security and ensuring that those who violate our laws face consequences. That’s what you’re hearing out there when you’re listening to the debate.
WE DON’T CARE ABOUT THEM OR BORDER SECURITY
Others say their chief concern is keeping this economy strong. There’s a — a lot of employers need a legal way to fill jobs that Americans simply aren’t doing.
THESE ARE THE FOLKS WE CARE ABOUT
I remember the peach grower, Saxby, that you sent over to the White House. He’s there saying to me, you’ve got to understand something, Mr. President, my business won’t go forward unless I have some of these good people that are willing to work long hours in my peach orchard helping me harvest the crop. So a lot of people in this debate are concerned about getting a bill in place that will help keep the economy growing.
THESE ARE THE FOLKS WE CARE ABOUT
A lot of Americans are skeptical about immigration reform primarily because they don’t think the government can fix the problems. And my answer to the skeptics is, give us a chance to fix the problems in a comprehensive way that enforces our border and treats people with decency and respect
AMERICANS THINK WE ARE LIARS
Don’t try to kill this bill before it gets moving. Give us a chance to make it easier for the folks who wear the uniform along our borders to do their job.
SO I THROW IN THIS LINE TO MISDIRECT THEM
I believe the bill before Congress learns from the mistakes of the past. It is the best hope for lasting reform. If people are interested in fixing a system that’s broken, this bill is the best hope to do so.
WE ARE LIARS
If you’re serious about securing our borders, it makes sense to support legislation that makes enforcement our highest priority. And that’s what this bill does
THIS IS A LIE
The first step to comprehensive reform must be to enforce immigration laws at the borders and at work sites across America. And this is what this bill does
AND THIS IS A LIE
The bill prioritizes enforcing our laws at the border, and saying to employers, we’ll hold you to account for employing somebody who’s here illegally —
AND THIS IS A TOTAL LIE
–knowingly employing somebody who’s here illegally.
AND THIS IS THE LOOPHOLE
This bill sets enforcement benchmarks that have got to be met before other aspects of the comprehensive bill are triggered.In other words, there has to be certain accomplishments in place before other aspects of the bill come into being.
THIS IS A LIE WITH A LOOPHOLE
Increasing the number of Border Patrol agents. We said we’re going to double them; they’ve got to get doubled, until other aspects of the bill come into being.
AMNESTY FIRST…THEN LATER DEMOCRATS WILL WATER DOWN THE OTHER ASPECTS
We’re going to build miles of state-of-the-art fencing.
TRUST US……LIKE YOU DID WITH THE FENCE BILL WE PASSED LAST YEAR
We’re going to improve surveillance with advanced technologies.
TRUST US ….WE HAVE TECHNOLOGY
We will do a better job of holding employers accountable for the workers they hire.
WE WILL DO A BETTER JOB OF NOT HOLDING ANY EMPLOYERS ACCOUNTABLE
Most employers want to comply with the law.
LIKE THE ONES EMPLOYING 15 MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS NOW
The peach grower wanted to comply with the law. Believe me, he’s a law-abiding, decent man. His attitude is, why don’t you help me verify the legal status of a potential employee, as opposed to holding me to account — which we will do, of course, if he knowingly hires somebody — give me a hand with the verification system.
THE BEST LOOPHOLE WE’VE COME UP WITH YET
And that’s why we’re going to promote tamper-resistant identification cards. In other words, if you’re here working, you’re going to have a card that you can’t tamper with, that some document forger can’t foist off as a document for somebody to come and pick peaches here in Georgia.
WE USED TO CALL THEM TAMPER PROOF
In other words, we’ve got a serious attempt in this bill, and a real attempt, to do what a lot of Americans want us to do, and that’s enforce the border.
WE HAVE NO WORKABLE PLAN TO ENFORCE THE BORDER BESIDES SAYING “WE HAVE A PLAN”
If you’re serious about keeping our economy strong, it’s makes sense to support legislation that gives foreign workers a legal path to jobs in America. There are people doing jobs here Americans aren’t doing.
THIS IS WHY WE’RE GRANTING AMNESTY FIRST
The peach man said to me, he said, I can’t find somebody from my home town who wants to pick peaches, but I can find somebody who wants to put food on their table for a family from Mexico, for example. It seems to me it makes sense to give those people a chance to come and work here on a temporary basis. This bill says, temporary, it means temporary. You’ll be here for a number of years, and you’ll go back home. That’s what a temporary worker plan does.
I JUST SAID TEMPORARY 4 TIMES, BUT WE JUST HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING WHETHER THEY LEAVE OR NOT…AND NO PLAN TO CHANGE THAT.
In other words, if you can come to our country on a temporary basis legally, you’re not going to sneak across the border. Who wants to pay a coyote hundreds of dollars, or thousands of dollars, when you can walk across, and say, I’m going to have a temporary job here in this country, and here’s my tamper — my tamper-resistant card? A temporary worker plan, that is truly temporary, is going to make it easier for us to enforce the border
OUR GOAL IS TO LET EVERYONE IN….FOR AS LONG AS THEY WANT….DID YOU NOTICE I SAID TEMPORARY 4 MORE TIMES?
Border enforcement and having a rational worker plan go hand-in-hand. And that’s what the American people have got to understand
AMERICANS NEED TO UNDERSTAND WE NEED CHEAPER LABOR THAN OUR OWN WORKERS
A temporary worker program will not begin until our border security measures are in place, and until we have a reliable system for verifying employment eligibility.
BUT Z VISA AMNESTY FOR 15 MILLION ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WILL START AS SOON AS I SIGN THIS BILL
Oh, I’m sure you’ve heard some of the talk out there about people defining the bill. It’s clear they hadn’t read the bill. They’re speculating about what the bill says, and they’re trying to rile up people’s emotions. This is a good piece of legislation.
PROOF I’M EITHER STUPID, OR HAVEN’T READ THE BILL EITHER
If you’re serious about bringing hardworking illegal immigrants out of the shadows of our society, it makes sense to support legislation that will resolve their status without animosity, and without amnesty.
SO WE’RE GRANTING THEM AMNESTY BUT WONT CALL IT AMNESTY
I know there are some people out there hollering and saying, kick them out. That is simply unrealistic
SOME OF US CHOOSE TO ENFORCE ONLY THE LAWS THAT SUIT US
Amnesty is forgiveness for being here without any penalties — that’s what amnesty is. I oppose it.
BUT WE’RE JUST GOING TO LET THOSE WHO BROKE OUR LAWS STAY HERE……WITHOUT ANY PENALTIES…..
This bill is not an amnesty bill. If you want to scare the American people, what you say is, the bill is an amnesty bill. It’s not an amnesty bill.
IT’S AN AMNESTY BILL
People in Congress need the courage to go back to their districts and explain exactly what this bill is all about, in order to put comprehensive immigration reform in place.
CONGRESS NEEDS TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO GO BACK TO THEIR DISTRICTS AND CONFUSE AND LIE TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS
Let me explain how it works. Under the bill, those who want to stay in our country who have been here can apply for a Z visa.
To receive the visa, illegal workers must admit they violated the law and pay a meaningful penalty, pass a strict background check,
WE WILL HAVE ONE WORKING DAY TO CHECK THEM OUT…..THEN THEY GET AMNESTY
WE TRUST THEM TO PAY THE PENALTY OVER 10 OR 20 YEARS
IF THEY DON’T PASS WE LET THEM GO…BACK INTO OUR COUNTRY
THE HONORABLE CRIMINALS WILL VOLUNTEER TO GO BACK TO MEXICO
This is a good bill. It recognizes that we’ve got to treat people with respect,
THIS IS A GOOD BILL. IT RECOGNIZES WE’VE GOT TO TREAT CRIMINALS WITH RESPECT
This reform is complex
WE MADE IT THAT WAY TO CONFUSE YOU AND TO PACK IT WITH THE NECESSARY LOOPHOLES
Now is the time for comprehensive immigration reform. Now is the time for members of both political parties to stand up and show courage, and take a leadership role and do what’s right for America.
TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR MEXICO….AND THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Thanks for letting me come by, and God bless. (Applause.)
It’s Worse Than You Think
By The Editors of the National Review
The immigration bill, according to its critics, hands out amnesty to illegal
immigrants as soon as some ineffectual steps toward enforcement are taken.
Don’t believe it. The bill provides amnesty as soon as it is enacted.
The Bush administration wants to divert attention from this fact by talking
about “Z visas,” and some of the critics have fallen into this trap. But the
government will start issuing those visas only after it meets its
enforcement benchmarks – if that ever happens. Illegal immigrants are
eligible for “probationary” legal status, on the other hand, as soon as the
bill passes. The government has only one business day to run a background
check on people applying for this status.
Even those illegal immigrants who have already gotten deportation orders are
eligible for this status, if the Department of Homeland Security concludes
that deportation would cause “extreme hardship” to the illegal immigrant or
his family. As soon as the bill passes, deportation judges are out of work,
as a practical matter, and states, localities, and federal agents will no
longer be enforcing immigration laws.
What happens if the government never meets its benchmarks? Does anyone
really believe that the government will, at that point, make all of the
illegal immigrants who have gotten “probationary” legal status illegal
The bill provides amnesty immediately, and forever; the “triggers” and
“benchmarks” for law enforcement are meaningless; and no one who votes for
the bill has any excuse for not knowing these things.
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