Thursday, May 18, 2006

They will find a way......

Senator Jeff Sessions, our senator from Alabama had this to say about the proposal for building a fence:

"Good fences make good neighbors," Sessions said. "Fences don't make bad neighbors."
Senator Durbin doesn’t see it that way:
"What we have here has become a symbol for the right wing in American politics, a fence between America and Mexico," said Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.). But Sessions called it a "reasonable proposal" that "sends a signal that open-border days are over."

President Bush had this to say recently:
But President Bush had frowned upon a border barrier in March, telling CNN en EspaƱol, "It's impractical to fence off the border." And some Democratic leaders voiced strong concern.

Michael Chertoff of Homeland Security:

The Senate-approved fence is half the length of the barrier approved in December by the House. Senate Republicans said their amendment merely codifies what Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff had told them the administration plans to build anyway.
While I back the idea of a fence being built, time will tell whether it will work or not. I don’t believe a fence, at any height, reaching from one coast to the other, will keep out an illegal that really wants to come through. There will be a means by which he comes ‘through’....... whether on his own, coming over by ladder, or crawling under through a hole. Ground can be removed; it’s already been done. And, it has been shown ladders have been built that will get you over the fence. Also, there are those that will lend support to illegals and get them across to ‘the greener grass on the other side’.

The bill has been watered down tremendously. The length of the fence being built will come short of what was approved in December by the House. But, the final vote of the night struck out an illegals ability to represent himself for legalization. He must have an employer before being able to become a legal in the U.S.

Then, there are the grumblers! Human Rights First Director Eleanor Acer says political asylum seekers would be hit hard by the provisions that are intended to expedite the removal of illegals from our country.

But, the one criticism you are going to love is this one coming from The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law in Los Angeles.

A provision that blocks legalization for future undocumented workers using false names and security cards would keep millions of future immigrants in the shadows;
Why build a fence? Why pass a bill, if we aren’t going to improve on what we already have here – illegals who see fit to come across the border, regardless of the barriers, break the laws that we citizens would be put in jail for? Why not just open the ‘flood gates’, and let it all pour in? The President doesn’t want a fence. He’s right there with the Democrats who think this is a right-winged political move! I wonder what the people living on the borders think.

And, so, we have come to this: building a fence to keep out the illegals that come here to ‘do the job Americans will not do’. We are putting armed forces on the borders to patrol; yet there are those that say it will not work, it is illegal, and they will not be able to confront the illegals. On top of that, Mexico is threatening to sue the United States, if we put troops on our OWN borders! If Mexico would change their ways, help the poor of their country, then we wouldn’t be forced to take matters into our own hands. Their people would not be flocking to the border to get to the ‘land of plenty’; they would have it within their own country!

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