May 27, 2005

FOREIGN?:

Bad Senate Deal: The McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill. (Rich Lowry, 5/27/05, National Review)

This bipartisan deal cut by Sen. John McCain is noxious. No, the issue isn’t judges. (Or campaign finance, or health care, or any number of other things.) It’s illegal immigration and a proposal that has just been cooked up by the Arizona maverick and the Massachusetts non-maverick Sen. Ted Kennedy to grant an amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.

Under the bill, illegals would have to work in the U.S. — which they are already doing — for six years as legal temporary workers, then they would be eligible to apply for green cards. Also, a new category of guest workers would be created who would work here for four years, then be eligible for green cards. This category will likely bring another 400,000 (and probably more) foreign workers a year into the country.


Firing illegal immigrants no joyful task (Mike Littwin, May 24, 2005, Rocky Mountain News)
Lee Driscoll is cracking down on illegal immigrants in his restaurants.

And it's breaking his heart.

He's not just going the extra mile. He's taking the full trip.

And it's tearing him up inside.

He's going to fire as many as 51 of his employees - for crimes that include trying to make a living for their families.

And, Driscoll says, it's not unlike firing members of his own family.


It's one thing for Democrats to despise the American Dream, but disturbing for Republicans to do so.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 27, 2005 6:01 PM
Comments

Legally.

Posted by: Sandy P. at May 27, 2005 7:45 PM

Mr. Driscoll's experience is where the rubber truly meets the road. Easy for the Pat Buchanan's of the world to pontificate about nameless and faceless immigrants, legal or otherwise. A bit different when you have to fire hard-working, honest bread-winners who are members of your own parish.

Posted by: Fred Jacobsen (San Fran) at May 27, 2005 9:42 PM

Ship them all back,
Not only do illegal aliens commit crimes, but they also bring their gangs like MS 13 to our shores. Here In NC they burden our local hospital and emergency services, plus because of the large number of accidents with their uninsured cars, our rates our up again. .

Want to be legal, stand in line like everyone else get a visa then come on in.

Posted by: wildbill at May 28, 2005 2:20 AM

wildbill:

You don't like The Godfather movies?

Posted by: oj at May 28, 2005 8:32 AM

wildbill:

You don't like The Godfather movies?

Posted by: oj at May 28, 2005 8:32 AM
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