Thursday, May 24, 2007

"No mas Amnestia" says Mitt Romney

"No mas Amnestia" says Mitt Romney.

The crowd at South Carolina's Republican convention cheered Saturday when Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney criticized a new immigration proposal and booed a key ally of U.S. Sen. John McCain when he defended it.
The immigration compromise between key senators and the White House played strongly at the convention as more than 1,000 delegates and Republican activists gathered. Many in the crowd wore stickers with "Senate amnesty bill" crossed out.
They cheered as presidential candidate Romney told them: "One simple rule: No amnesty."During his speech and before his remarks, Romney said a proposed new visa for immigrants amounts to amnesty if it can be renewed indefinitely.
"If that's not a form of amnesty, I don't know what is," Romney said.
South Carolina U.S. senator, Jim DeMint supports Romney and said he opposes an immigration bill that allows permanent residency of illegal aliens.
But some at the convention ridiculed Romney and accused him of being a Republican in name only, because of his changing stances on gun control, gay marriage and abortion.


ichbinalj said...

FRANCE says No Amnesty for immigrants.
PARIS-21 May 2007-The Ministry of Immigration and National Identity — newly created by President Nicolas Sarkozy to manage the inflow of immigrants and protect French values and cohesion is headed by Brice Hortefeux. Minister Hortefeau has ruled out the possibility of legalizing undocumented immigrants on masse, saying Monday that government policy would be firm and pragmatic.
"We have to put aside massive legalization. It doesn't work and it penalizes, even immigrants," Hortefeux said on Europe 1 radio. Policy, he added, would be guided by "firmness and humanism" with "lots of pragmatism."
He said he planned to adhere to the policy of deporting illegal immigrants from France. The number of deportees was expected to reach some 25,000 this year, and Hortefeux said he would ensure that figure was reached.
The conservative Sarkozy, elected president May 6, had reached out to the anti-immigration far-right to capture votes, rankling some of his own allies by creating the new immigration ministry. Critics have said the government should not mix immigration with national identity.
Hortefeux said he would meet shortly with officials from the hotel and restaurant industries, which rely heavily on immigrants.
Hortefeux also said he would not question a long-standing policy of "family grouping," which allows immigrants in France to bring their families here. But he indicated, as Sarkozy has, that the policy may be modified to ensure the integration of those who join relatives in France.
"It must be carried out in respect for the dignity of those who want to come and (in a way) that favors their integration," he said.
Sarkozy has said he wants to ensure that those who join families in France can speak French and that relatives can support the newcomers.

ichbinalj said...

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, immigrant and first Jewish member of the Supreme Court, said that Americanization required that the immigrant adopt "the clothes, the manners and the customs generally prevailing here" and that he adopt "the English language as the common medium of speech."
But, Brandeis said, this is only part of it. "(W)e properly demand of the immigrant even more than this -- he must be brought into complete harmony with our ideals and aspirations and cooperate with us for their attainment. Only when this has been done will he possess the national consciousness of an American."
Some would call it, "empty rhetoric." And others would call it, "racist."

ichbinalj said...

Americans display no evident desire to defend their culture, much less transmit it, and immigrants show no evident desire to adopt it.
On the contrary, immigrants are replacing American culture with Latin American culture. Their apparent constant need to demonstrate is just one example.
Some of these demonstrations drew thousands -- sometimes hundreds of thousands -- of protesters over the last few years in Mexico alone. Among the targets of the protests were a new regional trade pact (NAFTA), plans to allow private investment in the state-owned electricity industry, energy and tax reforms, and support for the mayor of Mexico City.
In 1993 -- long before 9/11, before the USS Cole bombing, before the bombing of our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania -- the eminent Harvard political scientist Samuel P. Huntington predicted that the greatest threat to Western civilization would come from a clash of civilizations, noting with particular concern the "bloody borders" of the Muslim world.
Huntington is now predicting, in his book "Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity," that America cannot survive the cultural onslaught from Latin America.

ichbinalj said...

Mark Steyn said:
“I wouldn’t presume to speak for the millions of Americans who oppose this [immigration] bill, but it’s because I’m an immigrant myself that I object to the most patent absurdity peddled by the pro-amnesty crowd. The bill is fundamentally a fraud. Its ‘comprehensive solution’ to illegal immigration is simply to flip all the illegals overnight into the legal category. Voila! Problem solved! There can be no more illegal immigrants because the Senate has simply abolished the category. Ingenious! For their next bipartisan trick, Congress will reduce the murder rate by recategorizing murderers as jaywalkers. Back in the real world, far from those senators living in the nonshadows of their boundless self-admiration, the truth is that America’s immigration bureaucracy cannot cope with its existing caseload, and thus will certainly be unable to cope with millions of additional teeming hordes tossed into its waiting room. Currently, the time in which an immigration adjudicator is expected to approve or reject an application is six minutes. That’s not enough time to read the basic form, never mind any supporting documentation. Under political pressure to ‘bring the 12 million undocumented Americans out of the shadows,’ the immigration bureaucracy will rubber-stamp gazillions of applications for open-ended probationary legal status within 24 hours and with no more supporting documentation than a utility bill or an affidavit from a friend. There’s never been a better time for Mullah Omar to apply for U.S. residency.” —Mark Steyn

ichbinalj said...

The Senate has passed a bill to declare that English is the "national language." The bill, however, would have the same legal effect as declaring SPAM to be the national canned meat, daisies to be the national flower, or purple to be the national color, which is to say, "none." As the L.A. Times explained: "The GOP-backed amendment, which passed 63 to 34, would allow the government to continue to offer publications and services -- such as bilingual ballots -- in languages other than English." In a related story, French was declared "the language of love."

The U.S. Senate is not willing to pass separate bills on sealing the border and amnestizing people already here illegally. Rather, Senators want to tie the unpopular amnesty bill -- oh, pardon me, I meant "pathway to citizenship" bill -- to the popular "seal the border" bill.

Are there any loyal Republicans out there care to defend your party on this? You have control of both houses of Congress, and the Presidency, and this is the best you can do?!

As for Bush's and Hillary Rodham's claims that American workers are just too lazy and fussy to work hard, the L.A. Times reported that a company called Diversified Landscape Management, in Riverside, is supposedly eager to hire guys to shovel dirt at $34 an hour, but can't find Americans to do the work. Assuming a 40-hour work-week, and a 52-week year, that's $70,720. Does this story smell funny to anyone else, or just me? Anyway, this is supposedly proof that illegal immigration is necessary to keep the economy running smoothly.

The DWP apparently had to pay one illegal alien over $100,000 a year to get him to work for the company. Immigration authorities arrested eight allegedly illegal aliens while they were WORKING for the company. They were from Mexico, El Salvador, the Philippines, Ethiopia, and Nigeria.

ichbinalj said...

Bush Doublespeak:
"We are a nation of laws, and we must enforce our laws."

"We are not a nation of laws, and I have no intention of enforcing our laws."

Bush Doublespeak:
"Amnesty would be unfair to those who are here lawfully and it would invite further waves of illegal immigration."

"I'm granting amnesty, but let's call it something else."

Bush Doublespeak:
"I believe that illegal immigrants who have roots in our country and want to stay should have to pay a meaningful penalty for breaking the law to pay their taxes to learn English and to work in a job for a number of years. People who meet these conditions should be able to apply for citizenship but approval would not be automatic, and they will have to wait in line behind those who played by the rules and followed the law. "

"Anyone who came here illegally can stay. While billions of people elswhere live in squalor, and would give a kidney to live here, you, despite having broken our laws, can stay put, get a free education for your kids, and free health care for you and your family. But you will absolutely have to pay 1000 bucks, and learn a few key phrases in English. We're dead serious about that part."

Bush Doublespeak:
"The Guard will assist the Border Patrol by operating surveillance systems analyzing intelligence installing fences and vehicle barriers building patrol roads and providing training. Guard units will not be involved in direct law enforcement activities that duty will be done by the Border Patrol."

"I'm sending the 'National Guard' to the border, but specifically preventing its troops from guarding the nation. Instead, they can take pictures and build stuff for a year, while illegal aliens continue to pour across the border."

Bush Doublespeak:
"The United States is not going to militarize the southern border."

"The United States is not going to defend its southern border."

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Abraham Lincoln said, "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time." Bush's corollary thereto is "Is there anyone I can fool?" You tell me, Brain Trust: does ANYONE buy Bush's "plan"?