President Bush used three techniques to solve the illegal immivasion problem in his interview today reopening his immigration offensive, now that the election is safely over. ["Bush vows push on immigration," By Joseph Curl, Washington Times, January 12, 2005]
One interesting hint—Bush added:
"And if Congress is worried about logjams for certain countries' becoming citizens, they need to change that part of the law."
In other words, Bush also wants a huge increase in the rate at which immigrants—including the illegals he wants to amnesty—can enter the American political community.
Why have borders at all? Or nations?
After National Intelligence Reform Act passed without proper immigration protections, Speaker Hastert promised early action in the new Congress.
So some are testing constituent attitudes. Peter Gadiel, President of 9-11 Families for a Secure America, whose son was killed in the Twin Towers attack, advises me that Congressman Christopher Shays (R-CT) did a recent survey among his constituents to determine their attitude on treatment of illegal aliens. Not to the surprise of anyone who has followed our immigration invasion, his findings repeat many earlier polls :
CONGRESSMAN CHRISTOPHER SHAYS' QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS:
Question #23. Do you support deportation of illegal aliens?
Answers: Yes 70.5%, Not sure
14.7%, No 13.3%, n/a 1.5%
24. Do you support
amnesty for illegal aliens?
Answers: No 60.3%, Not sure 20.9%, Yes 17.0%, n/a 1.8%
28. Illegal aliens should be entitled to public health services.
Answers: Strongly disagree 49.4%, Somewhat disagree 18.8%, Somewhat agree 17.4%, Strongly agree 9%, No opinion 4.2%, n/a 1.2%
Answers: Strongly disagree 56.1%, Somewhat disagree 17.7%, Somewhat agree 13.3%, Strongly agree 7.8%, No opinion 3.8%, n/a 1.3%