Amnesty, Amnesty, Amnesty

Out of all the friends and family who read this blog, is there a single one of you out there who thinks that amnesty for criminal aliens is a good idea? If so, feel free to use the comments section to make your point. I’d love to hear it.

Proponents of amnesty for criminal aliens feel that it is a great way to solve the illegal immigration problem, because it brings the illegal immigrants “out of the shadows,” forgives any past transgressions against our immigration laws, grants them citizenship, “levels the playing field,” and guarantees basic human rights for these hard-workers.

Here is my point. This argument is equivalent to the idea that we parole every criminal that is currently serving time in prison, excuse their violation of our laws, drop all charges from their record, and integrate them back into society. If we just let them out, they can’t be classified as criminals anymore!

Do you not see a problem with this? And, what has amnesty done to solve the illegal immigration problem in the past. NOTHING! In fact, it made it worse. Here are a few facts you may not be aware of:

In 1986, there were an estimated 4 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. Since then, 7 amnesty plans have been passed into law.

1986: The Immigration and Reform Control Act granted amnesty for an estimated 2.7 million illegal aliens.

1994: Section 245(i) granting “temporary” amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens.

1997: Extension of the Section 245(i) amnesty.

1997: The Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act granted amnesty for nearly one million illegal aliens from Central America.

1998: The Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act granted amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti.

2000: Extension of amnesty for an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens who claimed eligibility under the 1986 act.

2000: The Legal Immigration Family Equity Act, which included a restoration of the Section 245(i) amnesty for 900,000 illegal aliens.

Count them. Seven amnesty bills since 1987. And, what has happened since then? The number of criminal aliens in this country has tripled! There are now an estimated 12 million criminal aliens in the U.S. today.

Yeah, that amnesty idea really has paid off in the past. Let’s do it again! Well, our legislators in Washington intend to do just that. Yesterday they agreed upon a bill, which grants amnesty to the 12 million criminal aliens living inside our borders.

Our lawmakers argue that this is not an amnesty bill because the illegal immigrants would have to pay a $5,000 fine and undergo a background check. Sure. I’ll believe that when I see it.

All it will take is one protest from the “hard-working” criminal aliens and cries from the likes of Geraldo Rivera about how families will be ripped apart, and these provisions are done away with. The ones who rationalize the criminal activity of these aliens will continue to whine and moan about “human rights,” and the politicians will give in. The provisions for fines and background checks will either be repealed or ignored.

This is a bad idea, put forth by politicians who have no intention of solving the problem. This will only result in making the problem worse. We have seen it time and time again.


Post a Comment

<< Home