Rep Kolbe To Retire
Rep. Kolbe's announced retirement last week has many immigration advocates worried about the fate of immigration law reform. Rep. Kolbe, noted for co-sponsoring the McCain-Kolbe-Flake immigration reform proposal, advocated for legalization as a key component of comprehensive immigration reform. According to political analyst Stuart Rothenberg, "when Congress picks up the debate after 2006, [Rep.] Kolbe's retirement will be felt. It robs the Republicans of an intelligent voice ... someone who has been thinking about this issue and talking about it," he said. For the full Associated Press story, see here.
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Globalist President Bush is scamming Americans again as he has done about Iraq
with his recent immigration plan and speech in AZ. This is not a plan,
it is a surrender. We are to believe that the only solution to more
than 15 million illegals is to allow them to stay six more years after
which the same incompetents who won't enforce existing entry laws on
removal now will suddenly spring into action. However, the six year
time frame works well for Bush as he will have delayed a real solution
to a time when he not only will be gone, but under the Security and
Prosperity Partnership of North America plan which he agreed to in
March with Mexico and Canada to effectively remove the interior borders
with open migration. Bush further misleads by claiming his plan is not
amnesty when anything short of deportation certainly is. His new and
comprehensive plan looks suspiciously like the old 1986 failure in which
promises of enforcement in the future never happened while the amnesty
that did only encouraged millions of more to play the "get across the
border and your home free" game. Bush said nothing about putting troops on the border or removing
benefits that draw illegals including the silly granting of citizenship
to their children born here. His newfound interest in border security is
entirely political expediency to outraged citizens demand for
enforcement, not amnesty, and is years too late and falls short. He could have or at any time issue an executive order that would give
illegals 30 days to vacate after which serious enforcement and fines would apply to them and to those who employ them. The order itself
would cost nothing but display a serious resolve that is presently lacking, encouraging the invasion. H.R. 4313 remains the best hope to America's
illegal immigration crisis.
R. L. Ranger
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