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President Barack Obama’s zeal to give illegal immigrants amnesty is holding the nation’s border security hostage to his political agenda, says GOP Sen. James Inhofe.
As Obama called on Congress to tackle comprehensive immigration reform in a speech Thursday afternoon, Inhofe told Newsmax in an exclusive interview that the president clearly is using border security as a bargaining chip to obtain amnesty for millions of illegal aliens residing in the United States.
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
Originally posted by getreadyalready
Without illegals, the turkey and chicken processing plants go out of business, or the price of chicken quadruples. Without illegals, the tomato farms and other migratory worker employers either go out of business or the price of produce quadruples. In other words, we need the labor force that is willing to do these jobs at minumum wage. Where I am from the Turkey plants beg for employees. They ALWAYS have 100's of openings, even while people are complaining there are no jobs. There are jobs, but they are menial, low paying, gross jobs. So, we need the labor force.
Originally posted by airspoon
The difference between your relatives who came through Ellis Island and the countless number of illegal immigrants, is that your ancestors followed the rules and did it legally. There is this thing called a law and if we can't even uphold the law, then god help us with everything else. This isn't even mentioning the people who have been doing every thing right, people who have respect for the law and can abide by the rules, yet those who show no regards for the law are going to be rewarded? What message does this send?
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
Preside over them with dignity and they will be serious. Be filial and kind and they will be loyal. Promote the good, instruct the unskilled, and they will be enthusiastic.
When a country has the Way, it is a disgrace to be poor and lowly there. When a country lacks the Way, it is a disgrace to be rich and noble there.
If they are directed by government policy and made orderly by punishment, the people will try to get off scot free and feel no shame about it. If they are guided by charisma and unified by courtesy, they will be conscientious and upright of character.
Originally posted by antonia
You really think there is going to be an amnesty right now? I'm betting that will wait until at least after the 2012 elections. There is no way in hell he can get reelected if he grants amnesty.