Immigration bill a mistake

  • Follow Letters

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s support of the “comprehensive” illegal alien immigration bill is a monstrous mistake for the country. It contains all of the wish-list items of the radical immigration “rights” group La Raza (The Race ) and lawyers for illegal immigrants.

Graham has fallen for the propaganda that if Republicans support this giveaway to illegals, they will be rewarded with Latino votes. This is a falsehood. The only ones who will be getting more than 10 million new voters will be the left-wing Democrats, which will cement forever the far-left policies of President Obama.

Although cheerleaders for this bill emphasize increased border security and penalties on illegals, its numerous loopholes and vague statements make it an open-borders bill and amnesty bill combined. That is why La Raza, the immigration lawyers, the Democrats and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus love it. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports it, too, unfortunately, because of the promise of more low-cost labor.

For his support of this alone, Graham must be replaced. I support Lee Bright as the best choice June 10.

Comments (37) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
corgimom
38479
Points
corgimom 05/04/14 - 10:42 pm
3
11
La Raza has been around for

La Raza has been around for over 40 years, and it's about as radical as a box of Milk-Bones, and is about as effective.

"Radical". Hahaha, somebody has been reading too many nutcase blogs

Pond Life
17682
Points
Pond Life 05/05/14 - 05:23 am
12
2
Who has any confidence that
Unpublished

Who has any confidence that if a bill is passed with border enforcement, that this President will actually enforce it? He has a history of ignoring laws that he doesn't like.....even those that he pushed through.

localguy55
5477
Points
localguy55 05/05/14 - 06:18 am
9
1
Firstly, give no immigrant

Firstly, give no immigrant legal or illegal the right to vote until they become a legal citizen.

Give them no government aid; allow them no special treatment while in our country either by visa or illegally;

Kick them out when they are found to be here illegally, including their family members;

Confiscate THEIR bank accounts and property if they are found to be here illegally; ( let the IRS go after them instead of actual Americans.)

Treat illegals just like they treat some Americans that end up in jail in Mexico or other foreign countries;

Prosecute businesses that hire illegals;

Build a fence to keep illegals out.

Not much more to add.

Pond Life
17682
Points
Pond Life 05/05/14 - 06:35 am
9
1
localguy55....you can add
Unpublished

localguy55....you can add this:

Elect a President who will faithfully execute the oath of office that he took, and enforce existing immigration laws.....and stop suing states that attempt to do so.

southern2
7830
Points
southern2 05/05/14 - 06:42 am
6
1
Not sure why the RHINO's like

Not sure why the RHINO's like Graham want to push so hard against their opposing constituents to allow those who have broke into our country, citizenship.

What part of illegal don't they understand?

I resent the attitudes of those who think that this is a voting bloc that is ripe for the picking at the expense of upsetting our economy, ignoring existing enforcement laws and causing constant unrest at our borders.

Time to vote out all "establishment" Republicans who just don't seem to get it.

thauch12
7076
Points
thauch12 05/05/14 - 06:42 am
5
1
1. That's already the case,

1. That's already the case, always has been.
2. Again, already the case.
3. The law's there, the government is simply not enforcing it because they think they are catering to Latino voters by doing so.
4. You think they have bank accounts...they're illegal immigrants? Most of them don't have a driver's license, much less a bank account (in their actual name anyway).
5. Not sure what that means, but I'm pretty sure you're on the fasttrack for deportation if you're convicted of a crime.
6. The E-verify system is there...the law just needs to be enforced.
7. A fence is a start but it will take much more than that. After all, they will find a way under or over the thing with time.

To quote Gov. Bobby Jindal, "We've [the GOP] got to stop being the stupid party. It's time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults...we had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. I'm here to say we've had enough of that." Some of the above suggestions show just how right he is...

This country needs immigration reform badly. America is a nation of immigrants but we punish every single person who came to this country the right way (and by that I mean followed the rules, waited in the lines, paid the fees, etc.) when we even suggest something like giving the illegals amnesty. We have the deportation laws on our books ...it's high time we start enforcing them.

seenitB4
97601
Points
seenitB4 05/05/14 - 07:42 am
4
3
Right about that

"Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments."

Yep, that is true....keep spouting about a female body & how she can avoid pregnancy during a rape & chalk up MORE Dem elections.

Bizkit
35576
Points
Bizkit 05/05/14 - 07:49 am
5
1
No matter what law Congress

No matter what law Congress crafts Obama "thinks" he has the right to enforce none of it, part of it, or he can rewrite to his law. I would have loved to see the response by Dems and the media if a Rep had done the same thing with executing laws at their discretion. Fox would be the only channel not mentioning it.

Bizkit
35576
Points
Bizkit 05/05/14 - 07:51 am
4
1
I see if the federal

I see if the federal immigration laws already on the books aren't enforce or don't work it is time to write new immigration laws that aren't enforced and don't work. Government in Action.

deestafford
31943
Points
deestafford 05/05/14 - 07:54 am
6
2
We are being invaded by third world countries!.....

We are being invaded by third world countries!

None of the six billion people in the world have a RIGHT to come to the US no matter what a hell hole their home country maybe.

We should not be having OUR CULTURE diluted by absorbing people whose culture and ideas are anathemas to ours.

Contrary to most of our understanding most of the people overstaying visas and coming into the country illegally are not from Mexico even though we are being overrun by people from the south of us.

We do not need immigration reform. We need to enforce the laws on the books and that would go a long way to solving our immigration problem.

This canard that "we are a nation of immigrates" fails to include one word---"legal" immigrates who passed through an immigration clearing facility such as Ellis Island.

To see what the future of the country will look like if the pro-immigration folks get their way all one has to do is look at southern California and the other cities there where the native Americans are becoming a minority.

The Hispanic and Latino immigrates will never support Conservative principles and the Republican party because they come from socialistic leaning cultures. Surveys have shown them to support a strong central government, welfare, and higher taxes--all the things we conservatives are against.

The left does not like the bedrock principles upon which the country was founded and support what the immigrates believe and as a result want more kindred spirits here to vote and keep them in power.

I don't understand why so many want to open up the borders to have our country and its culture diluted by people whose culture is inferior to ours.

Call me a nativist or whatever you wish, but I'm proud to be an American in a country that is based on Western Civilization, the Judo-Christian ethnic, and the principles laid down by our Founders. Be proud of our America and don't cow tow to the compassion of feel goodism of the left and some RHINOs.

t3bledsoe
14291
Points
t3bledsoe 05/05/14 - 08:42 am
2
5
localguy55 @ 7:18

This sounds awfully close to what Hitler did to the Jews. Just sayin'.

justthefacts
25063
Points
justthefacts 05/05/14 - 09:23 am
3
3
seenit

Why do smart, informed people like you continue to fall for the Republican "War on Women" misinformation that the mainstream media continue to spew. Again, in what Republican platform for the last uptean number of years has there be anything about denying women their rights? Reproductive or otherwise?

Bizkit
35576
Points
Bizkit 05/05/14 - 09:36 am
5
1
There is no war on women-that

There is no war on women-that is just another blatant lie of our lying president who continues to lie.

nofanofobama
6993
Points
nofanofobama 05/05/14 - 10:18 am
6
1
the only war in women is in

the only war in women is in obumler economic policies...and his absolute disregard for the law

Pond Life
17682
Points
Pond Life 05/05/14 - 10:32 am
5
1
What Hitler did to the Jews
Unpublished

What Hitler did to the Jews is completely different. They were legal residents of Germany.

seenitB4
97601
Points
seenitB4 05/05/14 - 10:59 am
3
2
My dear friend JTF

To this
seenit

Why do smart, informed people like you continue to fall for the Republican "War on Women
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
I have never said the Reps have a war on women...what I say, & will continue to say, is that we have IDIOTS (both Parties) that make outlandish remarks on females & what they can do with their bodies...most ignorant comments come from ole white men (sadly)..
I believe in the Rep party BUT I don't see it as PERFECT...I said on here B4 the last election that women would vote DEM...yall just couldn't believe me then & again yall don't believe me when I say how important it is to UNDERSTAND the female vote...
I will say it 1 more time---

STOP IGNORANT COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN....before we lose another election....sigh...sigh (not personal to you jtf--cause I know you adore us :))

nofanofobama
6993
Points
nofanofobama 05/05/14 - 11:48 am
5
1
the republican party may say

the republican party may say stupid things occansionally....but the only case in the death of a female by a political leader was committed by a democrat ..TED K...the only sexual harsement....the classic definition...a man in superior postion sexually harressing a co-worker under him, was a democrat..BILL CLINTON......now the big war the republicans are waging in the so called war on women deals with contraceptives...all of these can be found for free at women clinics..we now have no jobs...we now have taxes on married couples for obumler care,...the white house pays women less....

y

justthefacts
25063
Points
justthefacts 05/05/14 - 12:08 pm
2
3
Female vote

I believed you. The media has done a wonderful job of convincing women that the Republicans are out to get them. The Republicans, as a party, cannot censor the words of stupid people like Atkins. But he is not the voice of the party. Sensible, smart women would look past the propaganda of the media and read the party platform before voting. Just as sensible smart men should. The ignorant rhetoric of people such as Atkins would not be endorsed by any serious candidate of the republican party.

burninater
9941
Points
burninater 05/05/14 - 02:01 pm
1
5
"What Hitler did to the Jews

"What Hitler did to the Jews is completely different. They were legal residents of Germany."
------
We only treat other humans with basic human consideration when their legal status merits such consideration.

Capital can freely move across borders while maintaining its rights and privileges. Humans cannot.

We demonstrate our values by what we allow.

Pond Life
17682
Points
Pond Life 05/05/14 - 02:05 pm
4
1
"We only treat other humans
Unpublished

"We only treat other humans with basic human consideration when their legal status merits such consideration.

Capital can freely move across borders while maintaining its rights and privileges. Humans cannot."

Short answer....Yes. When someone respects our laws, then they can earn our respect. We demonstrate our values by what we allow......yes...if we allow lawlessness, then we demonstrate a value of lawlessness.

Pond Life
17682
Points
Pond Life 05/05/14 - 02:06 pm
4
0
And capital has no rights or
Unpublished

And capital has no rights or privileges.

localguy55
5477
Points
localguy55 05/05/14 - 02:20 pm
4
0
Pick any country, any

Pick any country, any country, and sneak into illegally. If you are caught you will find treatment very differently than here.

Post modern western style countries will lock you up until they figure out why you are there. You will be treated like a criminal and if you are lucky they will simply deport you at your expense.

Third world countries are far more harsh. If you are caught sneaking into their country you will go straight to jail or prison, either one is equally bad. You will have to get support from your family or the U.S. Embassy if there is one; If you are lucky you may make it out with your life but the cost in dollars will be high.

So, comparing the U.S. with any other country on this subject is apples and oranges. Even if our inept government enforced the immigration laws that are on the books, the U.S. is far more humane to illegals than any other country in the world.

burninater
9941
Points
burninater 05/05/14 - 02:23 pm
1
4
"And capital has no rights or

"And capital has no rights or privileges."
-------
Of course it does.

Corporations are capital entities independent of any individual shareholder. You can completely change the identities of every shareholder in a corporation without changing the legal protections -- rights and privileges -- of that corporation. As organized capital, a corporation enjoys rights specific to it, and unique from any individual shareholder.

Pond Life
17682
Points
Pond Life 05/05/14 - 02:26 pm
4
0
And if a corporation "crosses
Unpublished

And if a corporation "crosses a border" illegally, they lose rights and privileges. Key word is illegally.

localguy55
5477
Points
localguy55 05/05/14 - 02:30 pm
2
0
You are right Pond. The word

You are right Pond. The word is illegally.

burninater
9941
Points
burninater 05/05/14 - 02:38 pm
1
3
"We demonstrate our values by

"We demonstrate our values by what we allow......yes...if we allow lawlessness, then we demonstrate a value of lawlessness."
-----
No, if we allow governments to determine an individual's rights due to their residency status, then we demonstrate the value that rights are alienable by governments.

When law gives governments the ability to alienate human rights, the fundamental demonstration of the inalienability of human rights can only be demonstrated with lawlessness.

burninater
9941
Points
burninater 05/05/14 - 02:37 pm
1
2
"And if a corporation

"And if a corporation "crosses a border" illegally, they lose rights and privileges. Key word is illegally."
-----
With the exception of a superminority of boycott nations such as Iran and Cuba, where is it illegal for capital to cross ANY international border?

Surely you are not trying to claim that the free movement of capital across international borders is in any way comparable to the rigid controls over human movements by government authority?

Pond Life
17682
Points
Pond Life 05/05/14 - 02:38 pm
3
1
You are right Burn...What was
Unpublished

You are right Burn...What was I thinking. We shouldn't hold people accountable for breaking the law. That's just mean.

Pond Life
17682
Points
Pond Life 05/05/14 - 02:40 pm
3
1
I forgot that a corporation
Unpublished

I forgot that a corporation can freely pick from one nation and start up in a different nation any time they feel that they want to. You learn something new every day.

burninater
9941
Points
burninater 05/05/14 - 02:42 pm
1
4
"We shouldn't hold people

"We shouldn't hold people accountable for breaking the law. That's just mean."
-----
And just the fact that a law exists, that makes it an unquestionable moral good? We must punish any violations of it, simply because it exists?

Tax penalties for not buying health insurance are therefore an unquestioned good? Simply because it's the law?

Back to Top

Top headlines

Mayor's race historic, controversial

Hardie Davis is still waiting to take office after winning a mayoral race that featured no white candidates and saw one of his opponents drop out the day before the election.
Search Augusta jobs