Shame on Me
Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol – Jan. 28, 2013
The plan offered by certain Senators to legalize illegal aliens is full of huge holes that they can drive amnesty through.
According to Reuters, “Under the group's proposal, undocumented immigrants would be allowed to register with the government, pay a fine, and then be given probationary legal status allowing them to work. [...]
Under the plan, no one would be given more permanent legal status until new measures were implemented to stem the flow of immigrants across U.S. borders, a critical concession to conservatives and border state members of congress.”
In 1986 we were promised border security if we granted amnesty. They got amnesty but the border remained wide open.
In 2006 they got a bit more clever – they actually passed the Secure Fence Act promising to build 700 miles of double-layered fence on the border.
What they were saying is “Look, we’re securing the border, so let’s grant amnesty!”
Sen. Elizabeth Dole didn’t buy it and called out the phony promises.
When amnesty went down to defeat, the fence was scuttled. It would have been scuttled anyway.
The same applies to the “Virtual Fence.” It was never intended to work.
Now comes 2013 and another move toward amnesty. This time they say they will set up a commission of “governors, attorneys general, and community leaders” that must certify the border is secure before some immigrants can become citizens.
This is fraught with pitfalls. Unless the criteria are established for what is a secure border, the commissioners will probably never agree as to when the border is secure. And what if the commission is stuffed with open borders people? What will we do with the millions that have become legalized? Strip them of their status and deport them? Never in a million years. They will be given citizenship.
If we don’t demand that the border be secured before any discussion of changing the legal status of illegal aliens, the border will never be secured and anyone who wants it will get amnesty.
Fool me once, shame on you; Fool me twice, shame on me.