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By Jon Christian Ryter

February 24, 2007

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When S.9—the 2007 version of Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid's 2006 effort to import 100 million illegals from Mexico into the United States is presented to the Senate floor for a vote in late March or April, the liberal mainstream media will refer to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 as a bipartisan effort to solve the problem of illegal aliens and the porous borders between the United States and Mexico. S.9, which has one GOP cosponsor, is also cosponsored by Senators Edward T. Kennedy [D-MA], who drafted the bill with John McCain [R-AZ], will introduce the legislation. Other cosponsors are Patrick Leahy [D-VT], Charles Schumer [D-NY], Maria Cantwell [D-WA]. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI] and Barbara Boxer [D-CA]. You might say the bill was also cosponsored by the lobbyists for the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Center, the National Council of LaRaza, the Service Employees International Union, the Essential Workers Immigration Coalition and the US Chamber of Commerce (lobbying on behalf of US business owners who are attempting to drive down the cost of labor in the United States) since the lobbyists actually wrote the language of the legislation that will legalize 10 million more illegal aliens over the next two decades. .

The Center for Immigration Studies [CIS], in analyzing the alien loopholes in last year's Senate amnesty bill (which is almost a word-for-word a clone of this year's measure), discovered loopholes that will allow approximately 2.6 million dangerous illegals to become permanent residents—and be eligible for citizenship under the new bill. Also, a sleight-of-hand in how families are interpreted will allow "extended" family members to join their legalized relatives in the United States, adding another 14.5 more illegals who will be eligible for amnesty. CIS estimates that one out of every four illegals that enters the country under the bill created by lobbyists for the illegals will fraudulently receive amnesty;

Like every piece of legislation enacted by Congress over the past century that does precisely the opposite of what it promises in its synopsis, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 begins: "To recognize the heritage of the United States as a nation of immigrants and to amend the Immigration and National Act to provide for more effective border and employment enforcement, to prevent illegal immigration, and to reform and rationalize avenues for legal immigration, and for other purposes..." The last thing the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 intends to do is [a] provide any type of border enforcement because the North American Union agreement mandates dissolving the borders between Mexico, Canada and the United States; and [b] enforcing the laws regulating the hiring of both legal and illegal aliens since the purpose of allowing the unbridled influx of illegals into the country is to reduce the cost of labor in the United States in order to make America more labor cost competitive with the slave labor countries of the third world.

It is important for the reader to realize what happened here. The American people need to grasp the significance of what has happened here. Lobbyists who contributed millions of dollars to the campaign coffers of Democratic Senators were allowed to actually write the legislation that favors their constituents—illegal aliens and business owners with a vested interest in driving down the cost of labor in America. That legislation will allow illegals to become privileged citizens of the United States not through the historic seven year vetting process as our ancestors did. Instead, under the terms of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (that reforms nothing) citizenship is imputed by Congressmen and Senators who have been bribed into submission to the New World Order with "campaign contributions."

The US Chamber of Commerce and EWIC concentrated on the provisions governing work-site enforcement of the new immigration bill, with lobbyists carrying copies of the draft legislation from Senate office to Senate office to drum up the votes they need to enact it into law. One Senate lawyer told the media that having the US Chamber's pro-business owner lobbyists being involved in writing the language of the law to police business owners is like "...putting the fox in charge of the henhouse."

The ACLU, SEIU, LaRaza, EWIC, and the National Immigration Law Center emailed key immigration staffers on Capitol Hill inviting them to a briefing with key "stakeholders" on the immigration issue. Not included in the briefing emails were any GOP Senators or their staffers—not even those who crossed the aisle last year to vote in favor of Harry Reid's amnesty legislation. Sen. Sam Brownback, who sees himself as a potential GOP presidential candidate, told the Washington Times that even though the Republicans who supported Bush's amnesty program asked the Senate leadership to be included in talks with the immigration "stakeholders," they were not invited nor were they allowed to participate in the meetings. Even the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, Arlen Specter [R-PA], who pushed the immigration legislation through the Senate last year, was kept in the dark as the legislation was drafted by Senate Democrats and special interest groups. Specter said that he called Kennedy twice to complain that his staff had deliberately been left out of the negotiations over the legislation. Specter said when he complained to a Kennedy staffer he was told there "...was nothing in writing" and, thus, nothing but vague ideas to "negotiate." When Specter, Brownback, Lindsay Graham [R-SC] and Chuck Hagel [R-NE] were finally invited to one of the meetings, they discovered the draft was complete. And it was not until the legislation was carved in stone that they were then invited to be part of the bipartisan effort to solve the illegal alien problem by adding their signatures to a bill drafted by lobbyists for the illegal aliens.

Only one Republican has been part of the negotiations with the special interest groups from the start—Sen. John McCain. Many conservative and moderate members of the Senate complained that John McCain is the last person they want representing them in any negotiation with his close friend Ted Kennedy. After Republicans who were closed out of any participation in drafting the legislation complained, Kennedy's spokeswoman, Laura Capps, issued a press release saying that her boss had been working with "...many Senators and members of Congress to draft the new bill," adding that "...the bipartisan coalition behind the bill remains strong and intact." Bipartisan means McCain, and with a little arm-twisting and back-room shenanigans, possibly Hagel, Graham, Specter, the Maine Moppets (Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins) and possibly a handful of other Bush Senators who were also shutout of the bipartisan effort to create a genuine immigration control bill that would satisfy the American people. (Sadly, the legislation the lobbyists purchased from Congress will satisfy only the "Central" American people.)

McCain, like Kennedy—and Bush—embraces the philosophy that we need to give illegals a direct path to citizenship even though they violated federal law to enter the country. In comparison, that's like giving a bank robber a pardon—and the cash he stole—when he robbed the bank. Rewarding bad conduct does not lead to practices of good conduct. It increases bad conduct.

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The American people need to warn their Senators and Congressman that they will recall any member of Congress who votes this legislation to the floor, or votes "aye" on any floor vote to enact this travesty into law. What we should do is impanel grand juries to seek indictments for accepting a bribe from any member of Congress who has accepted contributions from any of the lobbyists who were allowed to co-author this legislation. (Also, make it clear to your federal legislators that you expect all votes on this legislation to be done in the light of day, and not in a midnight vote—and that you expect those votes to be recorded votes and not by acclamation.) Whenever Congress wants to conceal votes that will cost them their jobs, they vote by acclamation.

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Jon Christian Ryter is the pseudonym of a former newspaper reporter with the Parkersburg, WV Sentinel. He authored a syndicated newspaper column, Answers From The Bible, from the mid-1970s until 1985. Answers From The Bible was read weekly in many suburban markets in the United States.

Today, Jon is an advertising executive with the Washington Times. His website, www.jonchristianryter.com has helped him establish a network of mid-to senior-level Washington insiders who now provide him with a steady stream of material for use both in his books and in the investigative reports that are found on his website.

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McCain, like Kennedy—and Bush—embraces the philosophy that we need to give illegals a direct path to citizenship even though they violated federal law to enter the country.