No Bill Beats the Bad Senate Bill

The Senate amnesty-guestworker bill that’s in its death throes doesn’t deliver a solution. It only worsens the problem.

It suffers from fatal flaws. It deserved its public execution.

For example, politicians claim S. 1348 requires enforcement measures before the amnesty or guestworker programs go into effect — the famed “triggers.”

Alien lawbreakers are not only pardoned for their immigration lawbreaking, ID fraud and other offenses, they get rewarded with the object of their intention: keeping the job they came here to steal. They get their relatives with them.

What do the “triggers” require before opening the floodgates even wider to the hordes?

Second, a pittance of the border barriers and personnel needed to really secure the border. A 2,000 mile southern border, a recent law requiring 800 miles of fence, but a “trigger” for just 370 miles.

Then there’s the real point: The triggers involve process things, not results.

Other scam items? S. 1348 doesn’t really end chain migration. It speeds it up, then continues it in the point system.

For a “comprehensive” bill, S. 1348 leaves out much. It doesn’t put an end to anchor babies. It doesn’t hold illegitimate employers accountable for hiring illegals.

This bill is typical Teddy Kennedy. Remember all that talk about “earned legalization” requiring payment of back taxes, learning English, and such?

President Bush recently chided conservatives and said to “read the bill.” Well, I had read the bill and reread it. There’s very little good about the Senate amnesty-guestworker bill.

Politicians are trying out the whopper that no legislation is really an amnesty. Nice try, jerks.

Anybody who thinks passing a bad bill is better than no bill is foolish enough to think S. 1348 is a good bill.