It looks like the immigration bill is going to come back up soon. President Bush is trying to sweet talk GOP Senators to pass the bill. It might be more difficult to try to get it to pass. Senators have been hearing from their base and are starting to change their mind about the bill. Senators Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) sent President Bush a letter
asking for an emergency supplemental spending bill to fund border security.
They believe emergency supplemental funds to secure the border will go a long way towards restoring the confidence of the American people in the federal government’s commitment to border security.
It'll help some but there is still the really big problem of granting immediate amnesty to 12 million people.
That instant amnesty for the 12 million should just be dropped. It would make passage of an immigration bill easier. Instead of giving blanket amnesty to everyone the bill should do two things. First, we need to emphasize legal immigration. We should welcome those who abide by immigration laws and are willing to work hard, learn English, and embrace the civic duties of an American. Second, for those who are just looking for work, create flexible legal opportunities to work in the United States. A well-constructed temporary-worker program would lessen the incentives for illegal immigration. These are already in place in our current immigration policy. We just need to fix the problems in the current system. The biggest problem is the government's refusal to enforce the current laws.
We definitely need to get rid of those illegals who have no desire to become Americans or participate in a worker program. They are here for the free
health care and social services.
"I am sad because I have brothers and other family members who don't have the legal residency, but I would like to see them have access to health services if the immigration reform is approved by the Congress," said Benjamin Miranda, 54, of Springdale.
Guess what's going to happen to our social services when these illegals get "legal". Our social service system is already swamped nationwide. Our hospital and medical facilities, welfare and all the other freebies are already being drained by these illegal immigrants demanding and receiving them. I don't think it's right to push them ahead of many others who went through proper channels and are entitled to be here. To give these people benefits and rights that even those of us who are lifelong American citizens can't get is morally wrong and can't be allowed to happen. I'm already paying way too much money to the government and I have no desire to contribute more to people who break our laws.