Monday, November 28, 2005

Bush calls for 'temporary amnesty' for illegal immigrants already in the US

A group of suspected illegal immigrants, which were apprehended by Border Patrol agents, await processing as they sit on a road in the Otay Mesa Mountain Range, near Dulzura, Calif., Oct. 12, 2005. (AP Photo/Sandy Huffaker)

"We will not be able to effectively enforce our immigration laws until we create a temporary worker program," the president said.


No sir, in fact, it is you who will not enforce the border until big business can have all the cheap workers they want.

But Bush swears by a 6 year guest worker program.

While Americans are going hungry and their kids do without adequate food and shelter, this is a slap in the face.

LA Times: Bush Presses for New Immigration Strategy

The LA Times article also says:

Opinion polls suggest a growing number of Americans believe illegal immigrants are contributing to a number of social ills, including drug trafficking and other criminal activity, problems in public schools, overloaded hospital emergency rooms, traffic mishaps, and downward pressure on wages, particularly for unskilled labor.

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Last week, the House Homeland Security Committee approved a bill that would increase border security and make it easier to deport some illegal immigrants. House leaders have indicated that they intend to pass a border crackdown bill before year's end, and leave the issue of guest workers until later. The Senate appears more inclined to tackle both issues at once.

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When Bush outlined his immigration reform agenda in early 2004, he called for a guest worker program that would allow undocumented workers to apply to work legally in the United States for as long as six years. After six years, they would be expected to return to their home countries.

It seems to me that just like the tax cuts those guest worker passes will be extended when they are about to run out though. Big business gets what it wants with the Bush administration.

The AP report at Washington Post said:

When Bush outlined his immigration reform agenda in early 2004, he called for a guest worker program that would allow undocumented workers to apply to work legally in the United States for as long as six years. After six years, they would be expected to return to their home countries.


Bush Vows Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

More of the photo op staging for Bush. Do they really think it works anymore, after the Bush team took rescuers from their important work to stage a charade with the president when he got a hankering to go down to the Gulf Coast and act like he was doing something?

See Bush post Katrina photo op

BTW, the White House set up a group to collect up to 3 million dollars from businesses to help promote Bush's program, which of course, also helps to promote the president and all of his agenda, but don't tell the FEC. It's blithely looking the other way.

Usenet copy of now archived LA Times article on the quest for 3 million from businesses.

Excerpt:
The president's perceived shift in emphasis has caused problems for the
coalition the White House organized this summer, Americans for Border
and Economic Security.

The group started with a fundraising goal of $3 million to promote the
president's vision of immigration reform, aiming to sign up companies
and trade groups for memberships costing $50,000 to $250,000. It got
few takers and has since reduced the price of admission to a minimum of
$25,000 and a maximum of $75,000, according to people who have been
approached by the group.

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