Immigration reform a bust

Folks, we are being conned again and one of the aiders and abettors of that con is South Carolina’s own senior U.S. senator, Lindsey Graham.

After Congress convened this year, four Republican and four Democratic senators began work on a “comprehensive” immigration reform bill. Initial propaganda from the “Gang of Eight” indicated that the invasion across the southern border, which has been ignored under both Republican and Democratic administrations, would be stopped before amnesty for illegals could take place.

It turns out – surprise, surprise – that the “pathway to citizenship” for illegals would begin immediately, while actually closing the southern border could be delayed five years or more! Does any rational person believe the southern border will ever be closed while the illegals provide cheap labor for business and votes for Democrats?

As for the 11 to 20 million illegals already here, this “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill would require certain actions by illegals before they could get on the pathway to citizenship. One requirement: They must undergo, and presumably pass, a background check. Does anyone believe that a background check of 11 to 20 million illegals is feasible when the federal government is unable to perform a proper background check on only one person – National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden?

There is an old saying: if you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas. Those who would get in bed with “Gang of Eight” Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Charles Schumer of New York will get much more than fleas! These two routinely double-cross the American people, and amnesty for illegals is simply one more time!

Perhaps Graham should be included with Durbin and Schumer. He called those who oppose amnesty for illegals bigots in a May 2007 speech before La Raza, a racist Hispanic group.

Hubert Baker

Aiken, S.C.

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