TRUE IMMIGRATION REFORM MEANS CURBING HANDOUTS AND SAVING BILLIONS
March 13, 2013
I was sitting down to compose this column (which was intended to be on Obama's choice for Labor Secretary) when Michelle Malkin's latest missive crossed my desk. She beat me to the punch.
The nomination of Sharia Law Supporting, Illegal Immigrant Advocate Thomas Perez as the next Labor Secretary was juicy. I just wanted to talk about his support for Saudi-style anti-blasphemy laws and his contempt for Jews and Christians. He truly believes, like that Saudis and other Islamic countries that offenders can be condemned to death merely for insulting Islam. Amazingly, at a congressional hearing last year, Perez pointedly declined to rule out bringing such laws to the United States.
At the July 27, 2012, meeting of the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on the Constitution, Perez refused to say whether he would uphold the religious speech protections in the First Amendment in the future.
Perez, like so many Obama administration officials, believes that America is a seething hotbed of "Islamophobia," filled with ignorant racist rubes who irrationally fear the Muslim religion. He has worked with hardcore Islamist groups such as the terrorist-linked Islamic Society of North America and applauded Islamists for lobbying against airline security measures.
Also, Perez is a board member of Casa de Maryland, an advocacy group for illegal aliens funded by George Soros and the recently deceased Hugo Chavez.
But, Michelle Malkin has covered all of this information and more in her column, hot off the press just two-hours before my deadline.
What to do? What to write? I want to talk about immigration. I know, I just won't talk anymore about Perez, who just want to increase welfare benefits to encourage illegals to come across the Rio Grande. Oops! Sorry! I forgot. I need to move on....
Well it has come to my attention that a bipartisan group of senators has plans to declare an amnesty on generous terms for 11 million illegal immigrants (or, in the neutered English of the politically correct, “differently documented visitors”).
Any amnesty will act as an open invitation to future illegal aliens to flit to the U.S. knowing that one day all will be forgiven and that in the meantime they can help themselves to a fortune in food stamps and other handouts.
The senators, in a futile attempt to appease the sensible majority who know this, say the amnesty will only take effect when the nation’s borders are declared secure. Yeah, and I am President of the United States for life.
They do not, of course, have the faintest idea how to protect and defend your thousands of miles of borders. The ugly and costly Berlin Wall approach, favored by the previous Republican administration, has scarcely been a resounding success. The Founding Fathers would have been horrified.
The eight senators have not even succeeded in establishing the criteria for defining the moment when your nation’s borders have become secure.
In short, their proposals to date are another fine demonstration that the classe politique has taken leave of its collective senses and ought to be locked up in an institution for the terminally insane. Oh, they already are. It’s called “Congress.”
The central fact about immigration policy is never stated, but it can be put in just three words. Immigrants vote left.
The “Democrats,” therefore, may talk tough about immigration, but they never mean it. The narrow margin by which Barack 'Liar-In-Chief' Obama won the recent “election” would have been a GOP landslide had it not been for the millions of imported votes.
So here is a common-sense policy to sort out the immigration mess. Pass this column to your Republican senators and representatives in the congressional funny-farm. Perhaps, in one of their intermittent periods of lucidity, they may actually adopt it. But don't bet the farm on it.
Step 1: Screw down the lid on the welfare honey pot. Make it plain to all potential immigrants wanting to stay in the country for more than six months that if they come to the U.S. they must declare in writing at the port of entry that they intend to stay. For a minimum of five years after that declaration, they will have no right to receive any welfare benefits or Medicare or Medicaid or food stamps at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.
Step 2: Stamp down on welfare fraud. Reliable and non-intrusive biometric methods of identifying precisely who a claimant are now becoming foolproof. In the future, every time anyone wants to claim any payment (e.g. a presidential salary) from Uncle Sam, he must prove his identity.
Before the shrieking ACLU and a hundred other Soros-funded Communist groups start clambering up the Freedom Fence, let me make it clear that, if you do not carry identification at present and if you do not want the State to hold a biometric record of you, you will not have to do so unless or until you want to get cash from the taxpayer.
It is not unreasonable that someone who wants (or needs) to live at the expense of the rest of us should at least do us the courtesy of proving to us who he is, so that we can confirm before handing over the cash that he is a citizen and that he is not a multiple claimant.
Step 3: An immigrant who has not signed a declaration at the port of entry will never have any right to claim any welfare benefit or payment of any kind from taxpayers. Ever. Period.
Step 4: Tell all 11 million illegal immigrants already in the U.S. to report to their nearest immigration office to sign a declaration. However, the period before they can claim any benefits will be 12 years. They cheated, so they must work for their living or get out and bum off someone else.
Step 5: Sit back and watch as the number of illegal economic migrants plummets. Count the billions in savings not only in welfare payments to immigrants but also in fraud prevention throughout the welfare system. Start paying off Black Jesus’ massive and deliberate national debt before China takes over.
Note how entirely non-discriminatory the policy is. It does not ask what color your skin is. It asks only that if you want to stay in the U.S. you will say so honestly at the outset and then be prepared to work for your living for at least five years before you can help yourself to other people’s money.
As long as the Narcissistic Gramsci Communist is in the White House, this will never happen. His nominee to the Labor Department is one of dozens of proofs for that. (There I go again, talking about Perez again.)
You know it makes sense – which, of course, is precisely why the inmates at Washington Zoo will not do anything about it. It is the solecism of legislators that they believe they can solve every problem by passing a law. But they cannot solve the immigration problem by passing a law as egregiously daft as that which the eight senators now seem to propose.
Saving money is not Obama's forte and certainly distasteful to his spending palate. Plus giving away thousands of dollars to those who don't earn it, don't deserve it and refuse to work for it wins him and all Democrats votes.
But just imagine just how much more prosperous and less financially as well as morally bankrupt your nation would have been if that single illegal immigrant had either signed on or stayed away.
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