Thursday, May 27, 2010
Despite Republican criticism Obama's border plan similar to Bush's
Obama's border plan similar to Bush's
Why Mexico welcomes Obama's plan to send 1200 US troops to border C
Bush failed so Republican's want Obama to fail! President Bush urged lawmakers unsuccessfully to "summon the political courage" to support his top domestic priority, an immigration overhaul that was hanging by a thread in Congress. First, whatever happened to "stop playing Politics? I had to say that beyond securing the borders that despite the rhetoric and half assed efforts it will never happen and it didn't!
Bush needed open Borders but to appease concerned Americans he needs to create another facade. This time feigning concern for average Americans and our security, once again to get his way he was performing a balancing act.
Bush purposely gave hope to illegal immigrants by increasing the rhetoric over the years that they would be allowed citizenship someway, somehow. There were some 5 million during his reign alone. Now that he had the low end wage earners he needed to fuel his idea of a new societal order he tells you he wanted to secure the borders.
Bush's measure would have tightened borders and workplace enforcement, create a new guest worker program and provide pathways to legal status for most of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the country. With 19 months left in Bush's presidency, some saw immigration reform as his last hope for a major domestic achievement, and Bush himself made clear it is his main legislative priority for the year. He failed as usual!
Bush did not care about us and our America or illegal immigrants and a secure border. Only finishing his plan for a new societal order and you live in the mess he created. As an incentive for those who are skeptical about the government's ability to carry out the legislation's enforcement provisions, Bush publicly signed onto a plan for $4.4 billion in immediate funding for border security and workplace enforcement.
The accelerated funding would have been paid back by new fines and fees for illegal immigrants in the bill. However, of course pouring $Billions into this and securing the borders with half assed fences and promises is worthless. No one can really think fines and fees for illegal immigrants to that tune will be collected I hope.
He also said people caught crossing the border illegally will be permanently barred from returning to the United States on a work or tourist visa, those known to have taken part in illegal gang activity can be denied admission. Boy that's a threat. They would just do what they currently do and turn around and come back again. What the heck realistically would be the gain for average Americans and our America?
I absolutely have no stance on the issue of illegal immigration but I do want the border secured. I just know what you see is not what you got with Bush and this was no exception. This would not have made the problem go away but as Reagan's legalization of 3 million did, it would only necessitate more to come fill the ranks as the legalized would no longer be cheap labor. Just think about it! Theoretically we could have up to 12 million more people here vying for a rapidly decreasing job base that is ceaselessly being sent overseas, unemployment?
I say this is a good time for Congress to start the process of doing the right thing for "our America" and "we the people" and start doing the peoples work. Stand up as Bush said and really secure the border before anything else is done. Watching the masses still racing for our border despite the hardships tells you 1200 troops are inadequate but it is the right start.