Friday, April 02, 2010

Was amnesty planned?

Was amnesty planned?

Originally published Frederick News-Post

April 02, 2010

By Steven R. Berryman

Awash in constitutional issues for the last year, I now see the convergence of our illegal-immigration issue and the recent health care "win" by our president. Was counting on "amnesty" legislation passage in the plan all along?

Just who were the winners and losers the administration referred to? Was one a political party, and which was the American citizenry?

With both amnesty and health care legislation, the very value of citizenship is at stake, and in more than one way.

Remember that all Americans were
promised that illegal immigrants would not benefit from an entitlement to Obamacare; but were the plans always to allow for rapid inclusion in the new health care paradigm?

And are newly forgiven illegal immigrants -- given such a treat -- expected to join the ranks of the political left to refill the void created by the exiting centrist Democrats, many abandoning all hope and headed to tea party protests? Surely labor unions and the "advocacy" group CASA of Maryland will be there helping with the assimilation!

And "advocacy" has provided cover for those in the U.S. illegally.
Are the negative effects of illegal immigration upon America possibly declining in a bad economy? We know the jobs issue is currently ignored; how about public safety?

Recent statistics reported on the relationship between arrestable crimes and legal status by the Center for Immigration Study ( say so, according to Director Mark Krikorian, and continue to show a worsening trend.

Further, a recent look by The Washington Examiner backs up the correlation between incarcerated illegals and serious crimes highlighted in "Illegals increasingly charged in violent crimes" from March 28 that "Nearly half of the criminal charges filed against the 274 inmates who were being held during the last week of February on ICE warrants in Fairfax, Alexandria and D.C. jails related to violence, drugs and gang participation."...

Labels: , , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home