After the recent defeat of the immigration bill, many of us took a deep breath and sat back to rest for a few minutes and take a good, hard look at the situation. My personal feelings are that we need to kick congress in the rear, insist they pass border security measures and enforce those measures. Also we need to vote into office politicians who truly believe the way we do. That's a tall order.
Grasstops USA points out that during the last hours of debate, while frantically trying to get the bill passed, the pro-amnesty crowd touted border control, saying "That's really why we have to pass this bill." But as soon as the bill was defeated, they yowled and bared their claws, "No amnesty, no closing the borders!" But! Why not? If we needed to secure the borders last week, why not NOW!
Let's secure our borders. Let's build that fence. Let's take the handcuffs off law enforcement so our border agents and local police departments can enforce our laws.
Let's crack down on employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens. And let's cut off federal funds to these so-called "sanctuary cities" that harbor illegal aliens. (Grasstops USA)
Now Maggie's Notebook is reporting that "Illegal Alien Threatens to "Bring Government and Economy to a Halt." Maggie says,
This is exactly why Americans did not want the Immigration Reform Bill. We have allowed an illegal alien to take sanctuary in a church and thumb her nose at deportation. She has been inside Chicago's Adalberto United Methodist Church (drat! wouldn't you know it's Methodist!) for almost a year now.
With the failure of Senate Bill 1639, the sanctuaried Elvira Arellano, has called for a "Campaign of Resistance." According to LaRaza Newspaper, Arellano is demanding "an immediate moratorium on all raids and deportations. AND SHE PLANS on "bringing this government and this economy to a halt." Lots of people are listening. (read it all at Maggie's Notebook)
Arrggghhhh! Doesn't that make you want to scream? The arrogance!
For me it's still about securing the border, knowing who's coming into our home, and making sure terrorists and criminals stay out. Here's what others are talking about:
The Link: Immigration and NAU, Perish the Thought
Rasmussen on why the amnesty bill failed, The Virtuous Republican
Michael Chertoff Needs Dr. Laura… Or Better Yet Laura Ingraham!, Conservative Common Man
If you love something, hold on to it, Blue Collar Muse
Democrats: Amnesty for illegals, but not Libby Common Sense America
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