Under The Bus
Even with the Democratic majority, it appears that our Legislative branch is paralysed and is unable to craft an enlightened policy of welcoming immigrants - documented or undocumented. Various provisions benefiting only legal immigration have been held up to ensure that the pain of the undocumented is spread over as many people as possible (thus keeping hope alive for the advocates of the undocumented). Further, rumor on the Hill has it that the Democratic leadership is getting ready to support a Sensenbrenner-lite enforcement-only bill, thus proving that immigration is far from dead in DC, and that we may even have an immigration statute in an election year. A punitive act by Congress on immigration would, so the reasoning goes, defuse the immigration issue for the GOP, and thus help the Democratic Party strengthen in the House and the Senate and capture the Presidency next November. Those who expected better from a Democratic Congress have been disappointed. The Democratic leadership apparently does not want immigrants on the Democratic bus, but under it.
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Jim Robert's letter (ID 11/16/07), which insinuated that the allegiance to America of Robert Yang, an American of Chinese ancestry, was in question because of Mr. Yang's letters' views on immigration, was insulting, as I pointed out in my own letter (ID 11/16/07). However, Mr. Robert's latest letter (ID 11/20/07), attacking Mr. Yang's letters as putting "Chinese nativist" views ahead of America's national interest, is simply outrageous. The tolerant ideals of the European Enlightenment, which the founders of this country brought to America, are an example of positive "white influence". On the other hand, racism which regards the presence of people of non-European races and traditions as somehow dangerous to America, is a negative example of white influence. I leave it up to ID readers to form their own conclusions as to which of the two is the predominant influence in Mr. Robert's letters.
Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY
Re "Fighting Words" (ID Comment 11/13/07), your term "anti-immigrationist" sounds like another political trope "homophobia."
Both seek a political objective through a groundless sound bite.
Folks keen on preserving natural families are labeled "homophobes."
Likewise, those of us who would preserve the American Creed with measured immigration are labeled "anti-immigrationists."
Groundless labels reveal ILW.COMs and its clients’ true groundless nature.
Lamar's Turn around is Amazing - but excellent opportunity to begin a dialogue with praise (ID Comment 11/15/07). How about a letter to the editor of his home state, praising this statement, and following it with a reasoned suggestion as to immigration reform? (By the way, I think it does a disservice to pro-immigration advocacy to allow the media and our spokespersons to refer to any legislation leading to citizenship by "illegals." The rhetoric should begin and end with "earned temporary and permanent stay."
All those hearing illegal to US citizen see a jump from illegal to the prize of citizenship in one step. And the public always confuses green card with citizenship.)
Norine Krasnogor, Esq.
Krasnogor and Krasnogor LLP
Regarding Democrats and immigration, it's hard for any presidential candidates to tell the inconvenient truth to their constituents. The rights to immigrate is not the same as the rights to collect welfare and no presidents nor politicians can exempt Americans from global competition. Nativists want to close the border so they can "secure" their jobs of convenience and also outlaw jobs outsourcing for the same reasons. Protectionism and monopoly always hurt the consumers unfairly limiting our options to shop for the best deals for less by distorting the market. It's time for common sense, rational and humane immigration reform. 3 and 10 years bar must be lifted if ones marry US citizens or legal residents and pay fine and those sponsors must sign affidavit of support for 10 years for their spouses. Foreign visitors with past immigration violation can pay fine, show change of financial circumstances and deposit $ 10,000 to secure visitor visas so they can visit USA as tourists and spend money and go back for real now. We need a legal temporary worker program and selecting immigrants by using merits instead of family ties. We need to legalize non criminal undocumented immigrants by giving them 15 years work permits without giving them rights to collect welfare, and adjustment of status to permanent residency will be evaluate by merits and their contributions. We will go after employers for breaking the laws instead of building the costly Great Wall of USA.
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