America is an awful place. We are unfair to our workers, we force the middle class to finance the wretched excesses of the wealthy, and some of our states even plan to ask residents to verify their immigration status. Worst of all, in Alabama schools that provide free public education may ask parents to document whether they are citizens.
Just when we were ready to throw in the towel and believe the president about his border security successes, convinced that 11 million new Americans are as bad as things are going to get, our Secretary of Labor announced a deal with Nicaragua and Guatemala to protect the rights of their citizens who work in the U.S.
Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke has some lofty expectations for what an immigration bill will do for our economy:
Locke discussed how comprehensive reform will help create jobs in the U.S. and stressed the need to build an immigration system that will attract the brightest, most highly-skilled people from around the world, so their skills, ideas and entrepreneurial spirit can help start new businesses, enhancing U.S.
The Supreme Court backed the president on Monday, refusing to hear a challenge to California’s law allowing illegal immigrants to pay resident college tuition. California requires students to attend a state high school for at least three years to qualify for the tuition break.
Remember Elvira Arellano? An illegal immigrant, Arellano hid out in a Chicago church to avoid deportation after a second illegal entry. Arellano had also committed Social Security fraud, a nasty habit that amnesty proponents prefer to overlook. Apprehended in California in August 2007, Arellano was finally booted out of the U.S.
The United Auto Workers bested servicemen and women in Joe Biden’s Memorial Day weekend address. The vice president boasted of the Obama administration’s role in the resurgence of GM and Chrysler, commending union employees before he took a moment for those who serve our country:
Before I sign off, I just want to mention once again Memorial Day and remember what this holiday’s all about.
Barack Obama continues to refuse to say what he means. He has been offering elaborate justifications for an amnesty scheme that relies on everything from education reform to sponsoring immigrant entrepreneurs (see: Startup Visa Act Shuns America’s Entrepreneurs). Instead of wasting time confusing the truth, the president should just come out and say what he is trying so hard to avoid: the Democratic Party plans to secure its future with votes from illegal Mexican immigrants made U.S.