Bin Laden, Kim Jong Il, Undocumented
A New York Sun editorial opines, "Congratulations to Senator Schumer for having the good sense, apparently, to pull from the Web site of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee an advertisement depicting Osama Bin Laden, Kim Jong Il, and illegal Mexican immigrants." For the full editorial, see here. Media reports speak glowingly of the Democratic Party's chances in the November election but this low-balled tactic (uncharacteristically in bad taste) smacks of desperation, not of confidence. It is sad to see the undocumented attacked in this way, and thus no surprise that this initiative was a complete failure.
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No amount of name calling in R.L. Ranger's latest letter (08/22/06 ID) can conceal its support of the racist immigration policies of the Coolidge era, which led to a 1924 law barring almost all immigrants except whites from Northern Europe. This law was not abolished until 1965, during the civil rights movement which led to the end of the segregation laws against African-American US citizens. However, just as no one could claim that discrimination against African-Americans has disappeared in the past forty years, it would be naive, if not dishonest, to pretend that long standing prejudice against Latino and Asian immigrants has nothing to do with the current backlash against the more tolerant policies of the 1965 immigration law. I have no objection to a rational discussion of immigration policy based on genuine economic, law enforcement and security concerns. But attempts to demonize and scapegoat entire Latino and other immigrant communities, which have no connection with the real Islamist terror threat, as "terrorists", "criminals" and "invaders", should be strongly condemned by Americans of every color and ethnic origin. If we fail to speak out against prejudice, and instead adopt drastic proposals, such as H.R. 4437, which would persecute not only illegal immigrants, but legal immigrants and US citizens as well, by making them into criminals and taking away what few legal rights they may still have in this time when the government is claiming unlimited power over all of us, we Americans may wind up paying a heavy price in the loss of our own freedom.
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Wow - My letter (08/22/06 ID) sure struck the financial nerve of AILA members. I note that none of
the respondents' letters seem concerned about the displacement of American workers, based in no small effort to the work of immigration attorneys. What about laid-off American IT workers in Silicon Valley whose $60,000 a year jobs were taken from them by marginally, if at all, qualified $30,000 a year Indian IT workers? No doubt a fair percentage of their alleged 'qualifications' were certified (a generous term) by some out-of-work professor of economics, who, for a sufficiently fat fee, would transpose any foreign document into a degree in Computer Science from UC Davis. And of course the newspapers have been just
chock full of stories about all those employers who violated the prevailing
wage rules and were successfully prosecuted. My friends and I will try another experiment next week, and see how much
time we spend putting together all those pesky documents that seem to take
up so many billable hours. No wonder that pro-immigrationists campaign fervently for the removal of any caps to the numbers of foreign workers allowed to come to the US, for the repeal of any qualification standards for those same foreign workers, for the legalization of 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the US, licking their
chops at the prospect of a gazillion billable hours in exchange for
'coloring in the dots' on forms a precocious 12 year old could complete.
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