Monday, May 21, 2007

Newt on Immigration Bill: "Disaster of the First Order"

It doesn't matter which side of the political fence you find yourself.

This immigration bill needs to disappear.


"In 1986, I voted for the Simpson-Mazzoli immigration bill. We were promised that in return for amnesty for far fewer than three million illegal immigrants we would get:

* Control of the border;

* Enforcement of laws requiring employers to know someone is here legally before hiring them;


* No more amnesty and no more tolerance of illegality

The government broke its word on every one of those provisions. We eventually amnestied three million people who had broken the law, and we sent a signal to the world that it is okay to break the law and come to America. Now, 20 years later, we are told to trust Washington while we amnesty 12 to 20 million more people who have broken the law."

In addition to the general amnesty, the tax amnesty is an insult to all who pay taxes.

Then there's the little matter of a special pardon for the gang-bangers, no matter how violent the crimes committed.....

This whole thing gets worse the more we learn about it.
Let's make this thing GO AWAY.



Let's also not lose sight of the costs we bear from illegal immigration.


"U.S.immigration policy should encourage high-skill immigration and strictly limit low-skill immigration. In general, government policy should limit immigration to those who will be net fiscal contributors, avoiding those who will increase poverty and impose new costs on overburdened U.S. taxpayers.

Recent proposed legislation in the Senate will do exactly the opposite.[2] By granting amnesty to illegal immi­grants (who are overwhelmingly low skilled) and creating massive new "guest worker" programs that would bring millions of additional low-skill families into the nation, such legislation, if enacted, would impose massive costs on the U.S. taxpayer."


  1. This bill was cobbled together by people with differ views so we got a diaster. It's that old thing that a horse is a camel designed by a committee.

    As for the rest of the views stated in your posts I don't wholely agree. The econmy still needs a pool of low skilled low pay workers. I have blogged on this recently, and have also run my mouth a bit on CA's site. We have a problem and wishes and wants just won't solve the problem, so we have to be pragmatic about our in house immigrants. Joel Gillespie has a good post on the immigration problem from a moral stand point. Brenda

  2. Thanks for sharing Bubba!