Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Sunday, 05.27.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 2  3  4  5  6  7  8
 9  10  11  12  13  14  15
 16  17  18  19  20  21  22
 23  24  25  26  27  28  29
 30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (1 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Mar 14,2008
Reboot the debate
by The San Diego Union-Tribune

Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Calif., believes Congress has a credibility deficit when it comes to combating illegal immigration. He's right. The politicking of recent years has produced heated rhetoric and snappy sound bites, but no solutions. Yet, Congress does not bolster its credibility when it approaches the problem of illegal immigration with feel-good, unrealistic, enforcement-only half-measures that fail to deal with the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already in the country.

Unfortunately, that's what we have now in a well-intentioned but ultimately inadequate bill called the Secure America with Verification and Enforcement Act, co-sponsored by Bilbray and Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C.

The good news, however, is that Bilbray and Shuler are part of a growing chorus in Congress who want to reboot the immigration debate.

The bad news is that a lot of what many lawmakers wind up proposing has too much of those things we don't need and not enough of those things we do. The SAVE Act fits this pattern. The bill proposes hiring 8,000 new U.S. Border Patrol agents when we already have problems hiring the agents approved by earlier legislation. Border Patrol supervisors have warned they don't have the supervisors to train and monitor all these new agents that politicians keep calling for. At the same time, the SAVE bill is missing any meaningful employer sanctions, such as fines, penalties or jail time, as well as a secure, tamper-proof identification card to help employers determine who is eligible to work and who isn't. House members are considering a discharge petition to get the SAVE Act to the floor, thereby reviving the immigration debate. We support the petition and the restarting of the debate, but the bill itself needs much work before it will be a comprehensive solution to the immigration problem.

Reprinted from The San Diego Union-Tribune – CNS.

1033 times read

Related news
U.S. Needs Comprehensive Immigration Reform by Deborah Notkin posted on Feb 09,2006

Work site raids necessary by The San Diego Union-Tribune posted on Mar 04,2009

Reason for hope by The San Diego Union-Tribune posted on Jun 29,2007

President pushes for immigration reform in visit to Arizona by John Marelius posted on Apr 10,2007

Troubling questions by The San Diego Union-Tribune posted on May 25,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 4.64Rating: 4.64Rating: 4.64Rating: 4.64Rating: 4.64 (total 22 votes)

  • Overpopulation, congestion, urban sprawl, pollution, environmental damage, crime, diminishing resources, Diseases, lack of affordable housing, depressed wages, underground economic, fraudulent documents, identity thief, tax invasion, soaring crime rate, increased tax burdens, overcrowded schools, uneducated children, overcrowded prisons, inadequate health care, the balkanization of our communities and a large and growing population with loyalty to other Nations, the overall decline in our quality of life are the result of unrestrained illegal immigration! America cannot accept the worlds population of other countries Criminals, Undesirables and Uneducated people. Too many people chasing too few resources is not sound economic, social or cultural policy. This is not racism but pragmatism & common sense! Every industrialized nation has taken steps to end illegal immigration and to limit legal immigration to only that which is prudent, demonstrably necessary, and above al! l other concerns, in the best interest of their native population. Its insane to suggest that America should not do likewise! The illegal invasion can only be understood by the corrupting influence on politicians of money for cheap labor for the Republicans or the Welfare votes for the Democrats that makes them dishonor their Oath of Office, the US Constitution against Invasion, and Enforcement of our Immigration Laws! Powerful forces at work to stop relevant immigration enforcement, that includes La Raza and friends, big businesses, the church machine and other special interest lobby. A final accounting is on hand, before we swear in a new president. All three desire to enact amnesty and allow the 12 to 20 million people who have broken our laws of sovereignty to stay. If the SAVE ACT is enacted this will demand that all those here without papers must leave. They call this attrition or self-deportation. H.R. 4088 can enforce "THE RULE OF LAW" Keep calling your Congressmen today, toll free numbers include 1-877-851-6437 and 1-866-220-0044, or call toll 1-202-224-3121 AND REGISTER YOUR OUTRAGE at ongoing efforts to keep our country from enforcing its immigration laws! You THE PEOPLE must demand from your state and federal representatives to co-sign on to the SAVE ACT. You can fax for free at NUMBERSUSA.COM or http://www.outsourcecongress.org/outsource/congress/schstaffers.html
  • (Posted on March 16, 2008, 11:12 pm Dave)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?