Urges immediate action from new congress: No reelection worries for two years
The daily newspaper has never stopped pounding the drum for granting amnesty to the incalculable millions of illegal aliens flooding the United States.
Nothing dissuades them. First, it was editorialist Richard deUriarte, recently retired and currently employed by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Now, it is Linda Valdez who has taken up the mantle of relentlessly advocating for an official government pardon of lawlessness.
Today, in her editorial, Make this a priority, Valdez continues to press for open borders, with advocacy of the foot-in-the-door, “guest worker” program, she views as a necessity for the business community which she declares “needs migrant labor.”
Of course, she ignores the uncalculated costs involved in the importation of such labor – among them astronomical educational outlays, uninsured medical funding, public benefits and incarceration.
Valdez spills the frijoles with this memorable passage:
“…because some of the pressure has eased…. Because a new Congress won’t face immediate re-election worries. Because the new president – regardless who he is – will be a supporter of reform.”
There it is, in its unvarnished splendor. A directive to Arizona’s congressional delegation to ignore the will of the people who just returned or elected them to office.
In 1986, Ronald Reagan signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act, known as the Simpson-Mazzoli Act , which normalized approximately 3 million illegals while supposedly setting in place strict hiring guidelines and enforcement policies to penalize employers knowingly hiring illegal workers. It was to be a one-time amnesty. Although warned that the legislation would spur further disregard of our sovereign border, Reagan championed the measure as “the most comprehensive reform of our immigration laws since 1952.”
And here we are over two decades later with millions more who have broken into this county in violation of our laws. Obviously, the best of intentions didn’t work as a deterrent. In fact, Simpson-Mazzoli served as an incentive.
Congress has passed 7 amnesties since 1986. When will enough be enough?
John Gizzi, Political Editor of Human Events, has written a thorough and well-documented article, providing excellent historical perspective to the enormous problems associated with our porous border. The costs are too great to ignore. And amnesty, by whatever name it uses on any given day, is not the answer.