Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Another Try on Immigration


Senator Isakson and Senator Chambliss

I was hoping I wouldn’t have to write this. I hoped the Immigration Bill was dead. It seems that this is not the case. I am hearing about all sorts of “tricks” that will be used. I keep hearing that this is the only chance we have to get a comprehensive solution to the immigration problem. Why? Why do we need to have a comprehensive solution?

If a good solution is not available, isn’t NO solution better than a bad solution? No new law needs to be passed. The president simply needs to enforce the current “comprehensive solution” from the 80’s. The fence has been approved. Allow it to be constructed and then, after the flood is stopped, come back for more. If the border were secured, most Americans would support other steps such as guest worker and eventual citizenship. If the employer penalties were actually enforced (or even strengthened) the problem would slowly start to reverse.

Just because a solution is a compromise is not a reason to accept it. The people of this country and in particular the people that I talk to are all saying the same thing. Build the fence. I think the Senate could start different legislation promoting increased penalties for employers and providing tamper proof ID cards for immigrants. There is no need to complicate an already complicated issue. Instead of putting all our immigrations into one flawed basket, why not address the problem piecemeal? It couldn’t be worse.

Please do not vote for this bill. If necessary, support a filibuster against it. It is a poison pill for the Republican Party and can destroy all possibility of majority in the near future.

Harry Flair,
Marietta, GA.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harry, it's about time you got this Blog updated.
We now have a person running for preident of US that supports the fair tax law. I enjoy your views and would like to see some fresh insight from you.

2:29 PM  

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