Friday, May 13, 2011

Obama and Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

Obama and Amnesty for Illegal Aliens

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

Obama is jumping the gun on amnesty for illegal aliens in the United States. Yeah, I know he is in campaign mode.  But then, when is he not?

Pandering for the Latino vote will lose him votes from the Anglos.  So – keep it up, Mr. President!

By now, we all know that as long as Obama is in the Oval Office and the socialist/democrats are in control of the US Senate, there is no way the flood of illegal aliens north, across the US border, will be slowed, let alone stopped.

We predicted sometime ago that Border States would begin building their own border fences along their respective portions of the US/Mexico border.  Arizona has begun.
From the comes this report: “Arizona lawmakers want more fence along the border with Mexico — whether the federal government thinks it's necessary or not.

They've got a plan that could get a project started using online donations and prison labor. If they get enough money, all they would have to do is get cooperation from landowners and construction could begin as soon as this year.

Gov. Jan Brewer recently signed a bill that sets the state on a course that begins with launching a website to raise money for the work, said state Sen. Steve Smith, the bill's sponsor.”   (You may read the entire article HERE.)

Governor Jan Brewer signed the Arizona fence bill back on April 28th and it will take effect on July 30th.  As soon as the website is up, we hope to be able to direct our readers to it.
The article goes on to say:  “Any type of fence would require approval of landowners, but Smith said he expects that to be forthcoming from the state and private land owners, including ranchers who have complained of break-ins and other trouble associated with smugglers and illegal crossings.”
Plans call for inmate labor to build the fence.  At 50 cents an hour, the cost of actually building such a fence would be considerably less than the federal government’s cost.
Does anyone actually believe the federal government when they proclaim the US/ Mexico border more secure than ever?  I don’t.

As to the accusation by Obama that Republicans would like a moat filled with alligators along the border – allow me to say that we folks here in NC would happily contribute as many Tar Heel “gaters” as we can catch and ship to the border -- ear marked, of course, for use in such a moat. 

Back in June of 2010 we noted that Obama was considering an executive order that would grant amnesty to illegal aliens.  At the time, we said:  This ought to frighten every American to his/her core. Below is an excerpt from a letter sent to the President from a few republican members of the US Senate recently:

“Several Senators have learned of a possible plan by the Obama Administration that would provide a mass Amnesty for the nation’s 11-18 million illegal aliens. Led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), eight Senators addressed a letter to the President asking for answers to questions about a plan that would allow DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to provide an amnesty if they can’t secure enough votes for a bill in the Senate.

The letter that was sent to Pres. Obama earlier today asks the President for clarification on the use of deferred action or parole for illegal aliens. The executive actions are typically used in special cases and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but if 60 votes can’t be secured in the Senate to pass a mass Amnesty, the Administration may use the discretionary actions as an alternative.” (SOURCE)

That letter was signed by: Sens. Grassley, Hatch (R-Utah), Vitter (R-La.), Bunning (R-Ky.), Chambliss (R-Ga.), Isakson (R-Ga.), Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Cochran (R-Miss.).
You may read the text of the letter HERE.

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