Archive for the ‘Law Enforcement’ Category

Giuliani — More a Flop than a Flip-Flop

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

A New and Tougher Stance?

Is the leopard really trying to change his spots? If so, he’s doing a poor job of it. Campaigning in South Carolina, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani stated his belief that: “We can end illegal immigration. I promise you, we can end illegal immigration.” “I promise you, we can. . . .” ??? This is a bone with no meat on it.

Giuliani’s plans, advanced on various Hannity hookups, includes some fencing on our Southern border (already required by law) and issuance of a card with biometric information to every alien who enters the country (also current law). What would he do with the current crop of illegals? He would deport the 300,000 criminals among them (how’s he going to do that?) and put the rest of the 12 or 20 or 30 million on a path to citizenship. And so he would have us reward law-breakers, a stance which in all past times encouraged yet more illegal immigration. Add the spouses and children and eventual citizenship to the mix, and you can forget about ever controlling immigration again.

“1858 Again” Redux

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Three weeks ago, I wrote about “1858 Again.” Well it’s déja vu all over again – and headed for 1859.

SHAME, SHAME, SHAME. It was 11:00 PM on Thursday, August 2, 2007. The House had just finished debating and soundly defeating 11 Republican amendments to the Agriculture appropriations bill, H.R. 3161. Members were exhausted. It was time to pass the bill.

But wait! Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) introduced a motion to recommit (return the bill to committee) with instructions to include language prohibiting any funds in the bill from being used to employ illegal aliens and denying funds for rental housing assistance programs for aliens admitted with a written understanding (affidavit) that they would not become a public charge. This vote was extremely tight. Accounts differ on what happened next.

Is it 1858 again?

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

There are entirely too many congratulations going around. We didn’t win anything. A monstrous effort to cede the Untied States to a lawless foreign people and their crooked employers has been momentarily blocked.

There is no guarantee that should a similar emergency arise, the American people will once again interrupt their game shows and Judge Judy’s jurisprudence to crash the Senate’s phone system.

The Chamber, La Raza (THE RACE), and the foundations have switched to plan B. The Strive Act (HR 1645) is still available in the House. Companion versions of the AgJOBS Act (S 340/HR 371), DREAM Act (S 734/HR 1275), and SKIL Act (S 1083/HR 1930) are still alive and festering.