WE WONT LET YOU DOWN MY FRIENDS WITH AN AMNESTY
Famous recent words of Senator Teddy Kennedy to his Latino-Hispanic talk-radio friends.
After singing a song in Spanish, as downloaded and played over and over by talk-show hosts across the nation � to include Denver's Peter Boyles, KHOW-630 AM � Senator Teddy Kennedy promised his south of the border audience, "We won't let you down, my friends."
Kennedy promised to deliver the amnesty bill! What happened? He failed! President Bush failed, too, as did Senator Harry Reid. Why did they fail? "We-the-People" disagreed � and the new paradigm known as "integrated lobbying" took the Congress by storm.
What's Next? IMMEDIATE RESTORATION OF IMMIGRATION INTEGRITY, ETHICS and ENFORCEMENT
We must never put ourselves in the "immigration madness" box again. If and when any member of the Congress drifts in that direction, we must dump her/him immediately.
We must take the time and energy to express our deepest and most profound thanks to the politicians, congressional staff, and countless talk-radio heroes, bloggers and their friends (NUMBERSUSA, FAIR, ALIPAC, FIRECOALITION, The Social Contract) who did well by us.
The REAL numbers � versus the Scam Numbers
The urgency of the "immigration problem" is grossly understated, as are the numbers of illegal aliens and their family members now here in the U.S. Why is that? It is much easier to work on your sympathies and emotions when you believe the number is "only 10-12 million" � as opposed to what you will read below.
While YOUR government told you, for political reasons, just as was done in 1986, that "we only have 10-12 million illegal aliens in the U.S." � the real number exceeds two to three times that.
The truth about the number of illegal aliens now here?
How many aliens
arrived in the U.S. illegally in 2006?
While our government promised only 1 million legal aliens would immigrate in 2006, the five cabinet fiefdoms added another million with "special exceptions," such as the 360,000 'experts' who arrived from China.
With the Cloture Vote momentum now prevailing, we share an opportunity to turn the mess around by rapid and bold actions:
1. Emergency Funding; $94 billion stand-alone bill needed
We demand President Bush send to the Congress a $94 billion stand-alone, emergency funding bill -- to pay for fully implementing the enforcement laws already on the books.
2. U.S. Immigration Czar needed
We need, for the first time � a U.S. Immigration Czar � serving at the Cabinet level. This competent, compassionate person must take the reins from the five competing fiefdoms (State, Commerce, Labor, DHS, etc) and restore law-and-order. For the immediate future, this Czar must put a 10 year hold on all immigration. During that moratorium, we must revamp the fatally-flawed USCIS.
3. U.S. Immigration Strategic Plan needed
The Immigration Czar must quickly draft a U.S. Immigration Strategic Plan to restore our sovereign nation status, and avoid notions such as a "guest-worker" program (never worked anywhere). Instead, we must quadruple our university system to train our own knowledge workers.
At the same time, we must restart the tried-and-true CCC, with an exciting moniker ( CCC-2020) to train high-quality manual laborers and heavy equipment operators while we upgrade our infrastructure and National Parks and State Parks and County Parks everywhere.
In addition, we must use tax-credits to IMMEDIATELY incentivize the agriculture sector to shift from manual labor to mechanized farming.
4. Good fences make for good neighbors
No more fooling around -- assign the job of building the 2,100 mile long World-Class Southern Border fence to the U.S. Navy Seabees -- who will finish the job in two years, under budget. Why the Seabees? They are past-masters and experts in building such fences, AND� they are fully equipped to defend themselves. The fence will reduce the need for border guards by 75 percent.
5. Weak Link; U.S. Federal Court Throughput must be Doubled
The key "sticking-point" is the need to restore law-and-order as we double the entire U.S. Federal Court system -- to process all of the criminals. Make this a temporary (seven-year) thing -- no new buildings � night shifts. Yes, we must double the staff� temporarily.
6. No new brick-and-mortar prisons are needed
To make room for the scofflaws in our existing jails and prisons, we must do two critically important things;
7. Tough love
To investigate and apprehend the millions of crooked criminals who employ the illegal aliens, we must kick-start a unified effort as we direct that half of the U.S. Marshalls join with half of the DOJ-FBI and all of the U.S. DHS-ICE and the DHS -C&BP as they move to the CONUS interior and work together -- and also find-apprehend the 630,000 absconders.
U.S. National Integrity and Ethics; As a key and related part of these combined actions, we must avoid the temptation to abuse the stand-up "migrant laborers" as they voluntarily repatriate -- when their jobs disappear and are restored to the lower- middle-class U.S. citizen taxpayers. As a nation, we want to be measured by our wise mercy and compassion.
8. Southern border: 7 Years, U.S. MARINES
In order to free-up enough Border Patrol Agents to help do that job (7), we must bring the U.S. Marines back from IRAQ and AFGHANISTAN and assign them (just the Marines, nobody else -- there is ample precedent) to patrol and enforce our southern border for seven years. That will effectively quash the "importers." (Trafficking in Drugs, weapons, terrorists, illegal aliens, etc.)
9. Re-Implement the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
We demand that the Congress pass legislation that "reinterprets" the 14th Amendment -- to put a STOP to the inane practice of granting citizenship to babies born to foreign nationals who are here illegally.
10. No More Omnibus Bills � each bill must stand naked and alone
No more omnibus bills. The House and Senate must stand tall and introduce a series of related but stand-alone bills to deal with the secondary immigration issues. Each 'great idea' must sink or swim based upon its own merits. All bills must be simple, and transparent.
Are you getting the message? Your government is telling you blatant lies.
Lies, lies, and more lies � NO MORE HORSE-TRADING!
Item 1 must be fully implemented ($94 BIL emergency funds authorization, signed by the President) BEFORE the Congress adjourns for the 2007 Summer Recess. Items 2 - 9 must be substantially in-progress no later than October 1, 2007, or sooner.
No other immigration-related legislation can be considered until this "Top-Ten" comes to fruition.
git 'er done!"
Frosty Wooldridge possesses a unique view of the world, cultures and families in that he has bicycled around the globe 100,000 miles, on six continents and six times across the United States in the past 30 years. His published books include: "HANDBOOK FOR TOURING BICYCLISTS" ; �STRIKE THREE! TAKE YOUR BASE�; �IMMIGRATION�S UNARMED INVASION: DEADLY CONSEQUENCES�; �MOTORCYCLE ADVENTURE TO ALASKA: INTO THE WIND�A TEEN NOVEL�; �BICYCLING AROUND THE WORLD: TIRE TRACKS FOR YOUR IMAGINATION�; �AN EXTREME ENCOUNTER: ANTARCTIA.� His next book: �TILTING THE STATUE OF LIBERTY INTO A SWAMP.� He lives in Denver, Colorado.
His latest book. �IMMIGRATION�S UNARMED INVASION�DEADLY CONSEQUENCES.�