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Originally posted by dawnstar
Protecting your wallets. Well, do you want the cheap labor (and the high cost associated with the taxes that are being used to feed and care for these people), or do you want the businesses that hire them to provide a sufficient wage that they can feed and care for themselves with....along with the higher price of the goods they produce?
As for the disease risk associated with our open border policies, well, about the only way we could protect ourselves from that would be to quarentine everyone entering the country long enough to insure they weren't infected with anything...including americans returning from trips abroad. For some reason, I don't think that would go over too well in the corporate world.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican member of the House of Representatives vowed on Wednesday to lead a revolt against President Bush (news - web sites)'s immigration reform proposals and predicted that up to 180 party members would support him.
Bush in an interview with the Washington Times published on Wednesday said he plans to force a debate in Congress this year on his proposal that would allow some illegal immigrants to obtain legal work permits in the United States.
Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo, who heads the House Immigration Reform Caucus, said he was determined to block the legislation. The caucus, which had 71 members in the last Congress, argues for stronger action to stop illegal immigration and a reduction of legal migration.
"Why is this so important to the president?" Tancredo said. "Is it just the corporate interests who benefit from cheap labor? Do they have such a strong grip on our president so that he is actually willing to put our nation at risk, because open borders do put our nation at risk?
The missions not only were outposts of religion, which is an incredibly important part of our country, they were also the outposts of aid and comfort and help, which must always be a part of the fabric of America.
We're a compassionate nation because we're compassionate people. And to me, the church and the mission represents that compassion. And we must preserve that which is a part of our national heritage.
And finally, it's important to be here because it's important for America to know the American story has been written and spoken in different languages. That the unique thing about America is our ability to welcome people from different backgrounds into our nation, and to be able to assimilate around common values, values of family and faith, values of community and hard work. That's what America's really all about.
I'm getting ready to meet with Vicente Fox, for my first state dinner next week. As you know, we've been in Crawford, Texas, on what they call a working vacation. (Laughter.)
Part of our working vacation has been to travel the nation to talk about the values of the Heartland. And one of the values of the Heartland is family and faith, and the willigness of people to help each other in need.
And those values aren't just a part of one ethnic group in America. They're a part of every ethnic group in our country. And I can't wait to share my enthusiasm about our neighbors and our relations with Mexico, with Vicente Fox. And these missions remind me about the important role that Mexico has played in the history, not only of Texas, but our nation.
And like the values of neighborliness, those values must extend beyond the Rio Bravo as well. It's important to be neighbor -- friendly neighbors with people across the street. It's important to help a neighbor in need in America. But it's also important to live -- understand we live in an international neighborhood. And Mexico is our neighbor. And we want Mexico to prosper. We want our neighbor to do well.
But we understand that if you can make a living in America, and you can't find a job in Mexico, family values don't stop at the southern border.
Originally posted by Byrd
Mmmmkay. So you get a picture off the Michael Savage site (where he also claims that liberalism is a mental defect). Gee.