Monday, September 17, 2007

The OJ News Holdup

While the main stream media goes into overdrive about a celebrity crime ..... "O. J. Simpson is Charged In Alleged Robbery".... it's largely mum about another amnesty push for illegal aliens.

Unhappily.... with the Democrats in charge of Congress, it's still monkey business as usual.

The Democrats promised a more transparent and honest Congress. Yet the old practice of attaching unpopular measures lobbyists and pressure groups want onto unrelated and usually vital pieces of legislation is still happening..... and, these sneaky riders can then skulk through without the public notice self-standing legislation would receive.

It seems this is what is again happening as Democrats try to sneak though amnesty for illegal alien legislation.... allowing amendments to the currently debated must-pass HR 1585 Department of Defense authorization bill.

Senate amendment 2237, sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), called the DREAM Act, would grant amnesty to illegal aliens by repealing Section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act of 1996, which discourages states from providing in-state tuition regardless of immigration status.

In other words, a citizen student going to college in a state where they don't reside would be charged a higher tuition than an illegal alien student who would receive the in-state lower tuition. A taxpayer-funded benefit. And, the illegal alien student would be given the right to citizenship and allowed to apply for citizenship for their illegal immigrant parents.

Further, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is attempting to attach a provision that would provide a blanket amnesty to 2 million illegal aliens. Amendments increasing availability of H-1B "high-skill" foreign worker visas and permanent residence for foreign workers, and for increasing the number of H-2B "low-skill" nonagricultural worker visas for seasonal foreign workers are expected to be brought up.

Piggy-backing these amnesty measures onto military legislation, when we have troops in the field, in order to sneak unpopular amnesty amendments by the public, is the height of parliamentary dirty-trickery.

Shame on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) if they allow these amendments. If brought forward, our elected representatives should defeat these already-rejected amnesty proposals, and further, should pass legislation barring the unsavory practice of bill tack-ons.

Just as justice seems to finally be catching up with O. J. as he faces the prospect of time in the Big House... our houses of Congress need to remember that no one is above the law.... not even well-lobbied-up illegal aliens.

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