Thursday, March 09, 2006

Clinton on Immigration

The junior senator from New York and potential presidential candidate (not the ex-president) has made her most revealing public statement about her views on immigration in a letter to her constituents:

Mrs. Clinton said that although she opposed granting unconditional amnesty to illegal immigrants, the country needed a program that encouraged such people to come forward and identify themselves.

"For those who work hard, pay their taxes, continue to obey the law and demonstrate a commitment to this country, the opportunity to eventually earn citizenship should also be available," she said.

"A program such as this is not a free ride, and it certainly is not for everyone," she continued. "Legal status must be earned, as it was by previous generations of immigrants who became citizens through perseverance and hard work."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"For those who work hard, pay their taxes, continue to obey the law

Illegal aliens demonstrate zero committment to pay the law. They break each and every law that they encounter which stands between them and their greed for a better life.

In addition to their initial crime of violating our immigration laws. Most are also violating our employment laws, committing identity theft and identity fraud, committing tax evasion, and driving illegally. If there is a law that they find inconvenient, they break it.

No illegal alien, with the exception perhaps of children, has shown enough respect for our rule of law to be deemed a worth candidate for citizenship in a nation governed by the rule of law. I have no desire to share the voting franchise with a bunch of criminals.

3/09/2006 10:51 AM  
Anonymous Latino Pundit said...

BOY are you EXTREME and Paranoid! " They break each and every law..." are you serious? Tax evasion? They pay taxes. Funny you don't address the employment needs of the country. You need to think out of the box and acknowledge that the US has benefited from undocumente/illegal workers.

3/09/2006 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 65% of illegals commit either identity theft or identity fraud (serious crimes) and use a bogus social security card to obtain employment. To some small extent they pay taxes but they consume far more in services than they contribute at both the Federal and the State levels.

That leaves 35% that are working for cash under the table. That IS tax evasion. 35% of 12 million illegals is a LOT of income tax and employment tax evasion which is another serious crime.

Illegals make up about 3% of our total population and about 20% of our prison population. They are vastly more disposed to be criminal then either native born or legal naturalized citizens. I repeat, no law that stands between them and a better life gets respect from them.

As far as the illegal immigrant contribution, why are the governors of all the borders states all in Washington this week begging for help. The border counties are all on the verge of bankruptcy and are rapidly becoming the worst places in America with crime, poverty and ignorance. It turns out the more illegals you have, the worse off you are. If illegals are making such a big contribution why aren't these counties in fat city?

It turns out the only people who benefit are the illegals themselves and the rich elite who get subsidized cheap labor. All other Americans are shafted with lower wages and higher taxes.

3/09/2006 10:56 PM  

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