No Really, We’ll Let You Back In

Time immigration photoIt never ceases to amaze me how out of touch with reality some congresscritters are:

The proposal by Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), provided to TIME ahead of an unveiling speech at the Heritage Foundation, is arguably less compassionate than the version being debated in the Senate and supported in principle by President George W. Bush. But it looks to be more palatable to House Republicans, many of whom have opposed creating a guest worker program before new border crackdowns have been given a chance to work.

[…] “The solution is to set up a system that will encourage illegal aliens to self-deport and come back legally as guest workers,” Pence, the grandson of an Irish immigrant, says in prepared remarks. “The visa will be issued only outside of the United States. Outside of the United States. That is a key point because it is the provision that will require the 12 million illegal aliens to leave. Now, some of you are thinking to yourselves that 12 million people aren’t going to pack up and leave just to get a visa to come back legally. But, I believe most will.”

And he touts this as “a REAL rational middle ground” which makes me wonder who in their REAL rational mind would join 12 million other people in a mass exodus to the other side of the border for a shot at a guest worker visa when they are already in this country.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

  1. I say again:

    This entire immigration issue has been planted as a 2006 election issue so we can chew on it instead of the stuff we should be chewing on. THINK. This has been happening for 35 years, and yet all of a sudden it pops up literally out of nowhere on your TV.

    When over 95% of the US media output are 100% owned by 5 global media corporations, it becomes fairly easy and straightforward to control things that are broadcast or printed. Someone is pulling strings. None of this was happening 3 months ago. There was NOTHING on immigration going on.

    I highly suspect the entire issue has been placed on the table for election 2006 to avoid discussion of the utter and complete failure of our Iraq debacle from start to finish, as wll as continued avoidance of the national debt and the social spending that drives it. We should be the ones who dont take the bait.

  2. Who’s behind it? Who prospers from making usre that the United States is on a permament war footing?

    Eisenhower said it best:

    In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

    We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

    Right now “security” is in the lead.

  3. Very well said. I’m jumping up and down, blue in the face over here. People don’t want to listen. This is going to also be used to enhance the police state.

    Iran is really about the US cutting China off from the oil that Iran sends them… about 14% of China’s annual consumption. Iran also wants to price their oil in Euros. And China might transfer their nuclear technology over there, which would enable Iran to use nuclear power in lieu of their valuable oil reserves. And Israel doesn’t want to risk Iran becoming a regional power. The whole diplomatic thing is designed from the get-go to be a failure.

    “There are no coincedences is politics” or something to that effect.

    As for influence, think about what happens when you have a small group of bankers controlling the money and even creating it out of thin air. When they run out of cars, houses etc… what or rather WHO do they buy?

  4. One side wants to change everyone without an papers with a felony and deport them, and the other wants to allow law-breakers that they see as moral and give them additional rights over law abiding citizens through affirmative action.

    It reminds me of a car dealership I went to that was asking $25,000 for a 1996 Ford Taurus that was rusting. If you meet them in the middle at $15,000, they still got a good deal.

    The sad thing is, with the two extremes that we have in power, this is the rational middle ground to them.