I’ll never get over the fact that voters have said they don’t want insane anti-migrant laws by voting out the “we hate migrants” more candidates; yet, those in government now continue to propose these horrible anti-migrant laws. What’s going on here?
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
By Trish Turner
WASHINGTON — Immigration reform is back, but this time around no one is talking of grand compromises.
Republicans on Wednesday presented a large package of 15 enforcement-focused bills, many designed to shut off the flow of illegals. No provision in the package mimics the 2006 comprehensive immigration reform measures — proposed by Sens. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., and John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee — that focused on allowing guest workers into the country.
When you read the following run-down it sounds like a sick joke – but it’s not.
The specific pieces of legislation deal with everything from completing the 700-mile border fence already in progress, establishing English as the national language, instituting tougher workplace enforcement rules, stripping local police agencies of funding if they support “sanctuary cities” and banning driver’s licenses to illegals, something that tripped up Democratic presidential candidate and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton earlier this year as her state’s governor initially supported the idea.
“Stripping local police agencies of funding”? This kind of talk should even scare the most vehement anti-migrant. What is happening in this country now? Will they be replacing the local police with the military?