Today the daily tells us the same story from yet another slant. In the spirit of raw gamesmanship, they win a point for clever inventiveness. The most recent installment in their ongoing series of configuring new ways to extend “undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship” was saying deportation “broke up families.” Previous to that was we needed the laborers to do the work “that Americans refuse to do.” With businesses closing and more citizens out of work, and gripped by the real fear of losing their homes, that argument doesn’t fly.
The latest tactic in their legalization of illegal aliens bag of tricks jumps out from Page One (where else?) with the headline Illegal populace in Arizona falls by a third, study says.
The concept at play here is that the economic downturn has caused so many illegals to leave, that there is no need to implement any further constraints on such a dwindling population. Reporter Daniel Gonzales even throws a bone to stricter enforcement polices, writing that such measures have succeeded.
Now, back off, stop the enforcement, implementation of employer sanctions and let’s give these few remaining “migrants” amnesty, is his unwritten comand.
A recent Chicago Tribune article reported that liberal advocates of advancing a path to citizenship are proposing that Congress legalize millions of mostly uneducated illegal workers now in exchange for reducing the number of temporary foreign workers allowed to enter the U.S. in the future — presumably through the front door, with educational credentials and technical skills.
The idea borders on the outrageous.
Gonzales blames the closing of three Basha’s Food City markets on the Hispanic population decline, oddly neglecting to mention that the locally owned, 77-year-old-chain has closed ten stores — in addition to than those catering to this specific population. Unscrupulous tactics by the thuggish United Food & Commercial Workers Union have cost the company millions in legal fees, damage control and lost business.
Watch for Congressman Jeff Flakes’ buddy Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and other Congressional Hispanic Caucus members to pressure Obama to get the amnesty train rolling. “We’re saying, ‘OK, you took time out for stem-cell research and you’re taking time out for health care,” Gutierrez said. “And our communities expect you to take time out for our issues.”
Democrats don’t want to risk alienating their Latino support base, although the administration is said to prefer waiting until 2011 as it gears up for reelection.
Ah, but we digress. The next installment of the Gonzales tirade will most certainly focus on Sheriff Arpaio. That’s the routine. You know the drill by now.