Either President Bush is very worried about getting impeached, or the RNC is getting desperate due to a lack of suitable presidential candidates. Those are two reasons I can think of for this sudden push to crack down on the Southern border.
The administration unveiled a series of tough border control and employer enforcement measures designed to make up for security provisions that failed when Congress rejected a broad rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws in June.
El Presidente must be getting desperate.
The package revealed Friday has 26 elements, and the administration announcement said they “represent steps the Administration can take within the boundaries of existing law to secure our borders more effectively, improve interior and worksite enforcement, streamline existing guest worker programs, improve the current immigration system, and help new immigrants assimilate into American culture.
Sounds like a dog and pony show so far.
After the announcement, President Bush released a statement in Kennebunkport, Maine, saying that despite the failure of Congress to pass a new law, his administration “will continue to take every possible step to build upon the progress already made in strengthening our borders, enforcing our worksite laws, keeping our economy well-supplied with vital workers, and helping new Americans learn English.”
That bit about “keeping our economy well-supplied with vital workers” is what gives El President away. America has no shortage of workers. Instead we have a surplus of CEO’s who are mooching bums, who want to force ordinary Americans to subsidize their “cheap” foreign workers. So you can be sure that President Bush will continue to push for piecemeal amnesty in small increments.
In one of the most interesting revelations, the plans call for the administration to “train growing numbers of state and local law enforcement officers to identify and detain immigration offenders whom they encounter in the course of daily law enforcement.”
This won’t do a bit of good with the sanctuary cities. Can you imagine if a city refused to enforce federal law on issues relating to race discrimination, or civil rights violations? All hell would break loose. There would be protests galore. Those cities would be boycotted, and they would lose their federal funding — Not the case for sanctuary cities.
“By this fall, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will have quintupled the number of enforcement teams devoted to removing fugitive aliens (from 15 to 75 in less than three years),” a summary of the plan states.
No doubt these enoforcement teams will be forbidden from defending themselves against these criminal aliens who either throw large rocks at them, try and run them over, or who smuggle drugs. And if they do try, they will be thrown in jail just like agents Ignacio Ramos, Jose Alonso Compean and Deput Sherif Gilmer Hernandez.
“The biggest message that emerged from this failed immigration bill is that if immigration reform is to happen in the future, they must first restore the American people’s confidence that the federal government is serious about securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws,” said a Senate Republican leadership official. “Frankly, this should have been addressed several years ago.”
In other words, the Bush administration will be making these cosmetic changes in order to shut the plebes who voted him into office up. And only then will he try for another amnesty.
“The administration will add more border personnel and infrastructure, going beyond previously announced targets,” according to the summary. “The Departments of State and Homeland Security will expand the list of international gangs whose members are automatically denied admission to the U.S.”
No doubt these new agents will be thrown in jail at the behest of Mexico for simply doing their jobs.
Employers will face tough new scrutiny and requirements. “There are now 29 categories of documents that employers must accept to establish identity and work eligibility among their workers,” the summary says. “The Department of Homeland Security will reduce that number and weed out the most insecure.”
“The Department of Homeland Security will raise the civil fines imposed on employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants by approximately 25 percent,” the summary continues. “The administration will continue its aggressive expansion of criminal investigations against employers who knowingly hire large numbers of illegal aliens.”
Somehow, I doubt companies like Tyson Foods and Carghill, Marriott will be included in this group. It will fall on some other schmucks who don’t have such political clout.
And I especially thought this one was funny:
The Department of Education will develop a free, Web-based model to help immigrants learn English.
Somehow, I don’t see many illegals owning computers. And when you go to a library there’s a strict time limit of half an hour or an hour. So guess who will have to pay for all these computers?
Anyway, this is all like the Big Bad Wolf trying to convince Little Red Riding Hood that he is really her grandmother.