DWS redefines “American”

I am old enough to recall going down the amnesty path in 1986. President Reagan signed an immigration bill that included citizenship to ‘qualified’  illegal immigrants, strict control of the border and penalties for hiring illegal immigrants. Amnesty was granted but security at the border and a crackdown on employers were never delivered.

Fast forward 26 years later and we are right back where we started.

When will the democrats and many of the republicans understand, that taxpaying citizens want to secure the border and enforce our laws, then we can talk about how to fix immigration.

But instead, Florida democrats stick to their talking points of how enforcement officers asking for identification is discrimination. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz goes so far as to call illegal immigrants “Americans”.

From Sun-Sentinel.com:

South Florida Dems somewhat disappointed by immigration ruling

 

By William Gibson June 25, 2012 02:07 PM

South Florida Democratic Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Alcee Hastings were pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down most of Arizona’s immigration law but disappointed that it upheld what critics call the “show-me-your-papers” provision.

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They and many other Democrats in Congress fear that the law’s requirement that police check the status of those suspected of being illegal immigrants will lead to discrimination.

“We must pursue a comprehensive immigration policy so that no American has to live in fear because of their heritage, their last name or the color of their skin,” said Wasserman Schultz of Weston.

Hastings, from Miramar, said the immigration-check “sets a dangerous precedent for profiling and discrimination throughout the nation. While we do need to address the illegal immigration problems in our country, directing law enforcement officials to become involved in immigration issues may lead to a rift between legal immigrant populations and communities and local and state law enforcement.”

“The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are already properly trained and in a better position than local and state officers when it comes to involvement in these complex immigration matters,” he said.

Immigration will likely be an important campaign issue this year in Florida, home to many legal immigrants and an estimated 825,000 illegal residents.

“We must pursue a comprehensive immigration policy so that no American has to live in fear because of their heritage, their last name or the color of their skin,” said Wasserman Schultz of Weston.

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/dcblog/2012/06/south_florida_dems_somewhat_di.html

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