AMNESTY in disguise
By Byron Whitesides
June 21, 2007
Dear Editor, friends, neighbors, fellow Alaskans,
Below is a letter I emailed
to our congressional delegation today, and asking that you call,
email, or fax them and voice your opposition to S 1348. It doesn't
fix the problems of illegal immigration, and is nothing but an
AMNESTY bill in disguise. Here is the information for contact
with my letter below:
About: A lifelong resident
Received June 20, 2007 - Published
June 21, 2007
DC Office of Senator Ted Stevens
DC Office of Senator Lisa Murkowski
Dear Senator Murkowski,
Yesterday, I received your letter dated June 7th, thanking me
for contacting you regarding my views on comprehensive immigration
This letter goes on to tell me what a good deal this legislation
is for America, and how the advocates of this bill, S 1348, have
cunningly placed these "triggers", provisions, and
Z visa's in this bill to assure we fix the problem, and you think
the direction this bill takes is positive!
I think you need to get your information about this bill, from
someone other than Senator Kennedy, as the negative impacts <http://www.heritage.org/Research/Immigration/wm1490.cfm>
of this bill that have been coming out, far outweigh any positive
benefits in my opinion.
Senator Kennedy has pushed SEVEN amnesties into law, none of
which reduced illegal immigration, and while enforcement was
promised, IT HAS NOT BEEN HONORED BY CONGRESS!
1. In 1986, Ted Kennedy's blanket amnesty for 2.7 million illegal
aliens promised a lot more enforcement but did not set any requirements
for actual reductions in illegal immigration. The illegal flow
2. In 1994, Ted Kennedy's Section 245(i) Amnesty gave legal residence
and jobs to 578,000 illegal aliens. It was a temporary rolling
amnesty primarily for extended family members of immigrants who
instead of waiting in line, come on to the country illegally.
The illegal flow continued.
3. In 1997, Ted Kennedy's extension of the Section 245(i) rolling
amnesty was followed by an increasing flow of illegal immigration.
4. In 1997, Ted Kennedy also won an amnesty for close to one
million illegal aliens from Central America. Illegal immigration
sped up some more.
5. In 1998, Ted Kennedy won an amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens
from Haiti. The illegal flow continued.
6. In 2000, Ted Kennedy got the so-called Late Amnesty, legalizing
another 400,000 illegal aliens who claimed that they missed out
on Kennedy's 1986 amnesty. Illegal immigration continued unimpeded.
7. In 2000, Ted Kennedy also won the LIFE Act Amnesty for an
estimated 900,000 illegal aliens. It was another reinstatement
of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty., an estimated 900,000
illegal aliens. Illegal immigration accelerated.
Now, Ted Kennedy is saying that this amnesty is necessary if
we are ever to stop the flow of illegal aliens. Why would any
Senator believe him?
1965: "The bill will not
flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic
mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission.
It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs."
-- Ted Kennedy(D)
1986: "This amnesty will
give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We
will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring
forward another amnesty bill like this." -- Ted Kennedy(D)
2007: "Now it is time
for action. 2007 is the year we must fix our broken system."
-- Ted Kennedy(D)
Your letter states the S 1348
will implement border security, by making certain "trigger
mechanisms" and provisions MUST be implemented and operative
before any action on a temporary work program or adjustment of
status for illegal aliens can take place, implying our security
problems will be fixed by this bill. Aren't you aware that:
Within 180 days after the President
signs the legislation, the Department of Homeland Security must
start handing out amnesties, in the form of "probationary"
Z visas. (No border security triggers need to be met; the amnesty
comes first, according to Sections 1(a) and 601(f)(2) of the
bill.) At that point, the terrorist
can choose whichever of three options suits him best.
Your, triggers, provisions,
and potential amendments are MEANINGLESS! Aren't you aware that
Reid (D) plans to use the "clay pigeon" tactic
to prevent any meaningful amendments from being approved, and
Lott (R) is on record as saying: Senate Minority Whip Trent
Lott, Mississippi Republican, said those amendments will simply
disappear when the House and Senate go to conference.
This is an AMNESTY
bill , plain and simple, no matter how hard the advocates
try to spin it, and no amount of name calling or shouting down
the opponents will help to conceal that! Polls show the American
people are not only on to this fact, but that this bill
only has the support of 20%, and 69% of Americans favor an
approach that "focuses exclusively on securing the border
and reducing illegal immigration".
is not news to anyone except it seems, Republican Senators
, who in their desire to please their "corporate donors"
would like to blind themselves from the truth. Please be advised,
that any YES vote on any provision that puts the bill on the
floor or moves it forward WILL be considered a VOTE FOR AMNESTY,
and seriously jeopardize your future.
I am attaching a list of links that will show the dangers of
adopting this bill, as well as the views of mainstream America
on this matter. Please take some time out and educate yourself
on other viewpoints on this matter. It is not only your responsibility,
but is extremely important that this issue be resolved in a matter
that benefits America, and not just the special interests that
helped write this bill!
I also am forwarding this letter to Senator Stevens, Representative
Young, and going to post it on many online newspapers in Alaska
for your constituents to read.
I again urge you to consider ANY vote you make on this bill carefully.
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