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November 29, 2005

Bush talking about the border

by @ 12:05 am. Filed under Business, Illegal Aliens, Questionable Items

After ordinary American citizens worked to help the effort to stop illegal immigration with efforts like the Minuteman Project, President Bush finally starts talking about illegal immigration!

You can read the text of the speech here and The Political Teen has video.

The President covered many of the issues related to illegal immigration. And he pointed out the FACT that he has been doing things to improve border security. He’s done a heck of a lot more than the President before him ever did!

The President also mentioned:

America has always been a compassionate nation that values the newcomer and takes great pride in our immigrant heritage; yet we’re also a nation built on the rule of law, and those who enter the country illegally violate the law. The American people should not have to choose between a welcoming society and a lawful society. We can have both at the same time. And to keep the promise of America, we will enforce the laws of our country. (Applause.)

He mentioned that we will protect our borders and there will be no amnesty programs! The President also mentioned how he wants to change many of the processes used today. So that the processing of illegals is more efficient. He brought up a lot of common sense changes that will be good to implement. He also mentioned how the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has tried to inhibit the effort to reduce illegal immigration.

We need to address the cycle of endless litigation that clogs our immigration courts and delays justice for immigrants. Some federal courts are now burdened with more than six times as many immigration appeals as they had just a few years ago. A panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco declared that illegal immigrants have a right to relitigate before an immigration court as many times as they want. This decision obviously would encourage illegal immigrants who have been deported to sneak back into the country and to re-argue their case. Congress needs to put an end to this cycle of needless litigation and deliver reforms necessary to help us secure this border. (Applause.)


Then after all the good he mentioned, he tried to get away with saying some very stupid stuff!

First he tried to bring up his “guest worker program”. As if that will result in immigrant workers that want to go back home upon request 🙄 . And then he said what I consider to be the worst statement of all:

(emphasis added)

As we enforce our immigration laws, comprehensive immigration reform also requires us to improve those laws by creating a new temporary worker program. This program would create a legal way to match willing foreign workers with willing American employers to fill jobs that Americans will not do.

This is the biggest lie I’ve been hearing in relation to this entire illegal immigration issue! AMERICANS WILL DO THOSE JOBS AND USED TO DO THEM ALL!!! The issue is NOT that Americans will not “do” the jobs. The issue is that employers are not able to remain competitive and offer a wage that most Americans would find acceptable! This same issue happened back in the old colonial times when people would not work for 2 shillings a day! And the result was slavery, to satisfy the desire for cheap labor! What Bush is trying to do is satisfy the current desire for cheap labor, with a work force that will accept that lower wage. The problem is that they are not Americans and they will not go home! They will continue to burden state resources after their assigned job is done, by running to other “under the table” work and living in America illegally! Since Bush announced plans for a guest worker program, illegals have been jumping the border thinking that Bush will give them a means to stay! And that is exactly what they will continue to think! Bush needs to scrap his guest worker program and I hope Congress does not allow it!

Close off the border by a wall, troops or other means. Then the issues employers have could be resolved via one or more of the following:

Personally I like the 2nd option! And America would do well with it! As in the old colonial times, if a wage really is too low, even without social programs people will refuse the work. (And if they refuse one job they will find better paying work.) Then the employer will have to resort to option #1 in my list above. This would allow our nation’s market to work properly! Option #3 could be exercised at times, to ensure the market flows smoothly. Some might claim that my suggested changes might result in additional outsourcing, but many of the jobs done by illegals are not easy to outsource. Otherwise they would have already been outsourced. Besides, American citizens are already not the ones doing that work!

Now back to the President’s speech. He said one thing near the end of his speech that was great!

(emphasis added)

Our nation has been strengthened by generations of immigrants who became Americans through patience and hard work and assimilation. In this new century, we must continue to welcome immigrants, and to set high standards for those who follow the laws to become a part of our country. Every new citizen of the United States has an obligation to learn our customs and values, including liberty and civic responsibility, equality under God and tolerance for others, and the English language. (Applause.) We will continue to pursue policies that encourage ownership, excellence in education, and give all our citizens a chance to realize the American Dream.

And yes it is time to make English the official language of this nation!

Michelle Malkin mentions how the administration’s actions have yet to match the President’s current words!

Euphoric Reality mentions some other issues related to illegal immigration.



10 Responses to “Bush talking about the border”

  1. Independent Conservative Says:

    US Government helping illegal aliens get home loans

    President Bush may have started talking tough about the border, but he didn’t say a word about this!

  2. Independent Conservative Says:

    Most illegal aliens had jobs before coming to the USA

    Contrary to popular belief, most illegals coming to the USA already had jobs in the country that they left. Also, they are seeking much higher paying jobs than some might believe. Their days of trying to just pick fruit are over!

  3. Independent Conservative Says:

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  4. Independent Conservative Says:

    Bush takes the crony route for immigration enforcement

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  7. Publius Rendezvous » Guard the Borders Weekly Blogburst Says:

    […] So much for all that talk about illegals needing to find work. They already had work where they came from. They just come to the USA for a higher wage. And so much for all that talk about illegals only filling jobs “that Americans will not do”. As I’ve previously explained, Americans did those jobs and can do them again. And never mind “those jobs”, now the illegals are going for YOUR JOB. They want to move up the pay scale. The illegals coming in now are better educated than prior generations and so they are seeking higher paying jobs that require a higher skill set. […]

  8. American Daughter Media Center - Front Page » Blog Archive » Guard The Borders Blogburst Says:

    […] So much for all that talk about illegals needing to find work. They already had work where they came from. They just come to the USA for a higher wage. And so much for all that talk about illegals only filling jobs “that Americans will not do”. As I’ve previously explained, Americans did those jobs and can do them again. And never mind “those jobs”, now the illegals are going for YOUR JOB. They want to move up the pay scale. The illegals coming in now are better educated than prior generations and so they are seeking higher paying jobs that require a higher skill set. […]

  9. The Irate Nation - » Guard the Borders Says:

    […] So much for all that talk about illegals needing to find work. They already had work where they came from. They just come to the USA for a higher wage. And so much for all that talk about illegals only filling jobs “that Americans will not do”. As I’ve previously explained, Americans did those jobs and can do them again. And never mind “those jobs”, now the illegals are going for YOUR JOB. They want to move up the pay scale. The illegals coming in now are better educated than prior generations and so they are seeking higher paying jobs that require a higher skill set. The actual report is available here. The complete report mentions: Once they arrive and pass through a relatively brief period of transition and adjustment, migrants have little trouble finding work. Family and social networks play a significant role in this; large shares of migrants report talking to people they know in the U.S. about job opportunities and living with relatives after arrival. They easily make transitions into new jobs, even though most find themselves working in industries that are new to them. … There is a steady and strong demand for migrant workers from Mexico in agriculture, construction, manufacturing and hospitality. These four industries employ about two-thirds of the survey respondents, irrespective of their background in Mexico or their year of arrival. … Migrants from Mexico are responsive to regional variations in demand for their services. Construction is the dominant industry for employing migrants in Atlanta, Dallas and Raleigh; hospitality is the major employer in New York City; manufacturing in Chicago; and agriculture in Fresno. … The percentage of survey respondents employed in agriculture in the U.S. has dropped from 17% of those in country more than 15 years to 9% of recent arrivals. At the same time, the percentage employed in construction and hospitality has increased from 23% to 42%. … […]

  10. Woman Honor Thyself » Blog Archive » Illegal Immigration Blog Burst Says:

    […] So much for all that talk about illegals needing to find work. They already had work where they came from. They just come to the USA for a higher wage. And so much for all that talk about illegals only filling jobs “that Americans will not do”. As I’ve previously explained, Americans did those jobs and can do them again. And never mind “those jobs”, now the illegals are going for YOUR JOB. They want to move up the pay scale. The illegals coming in now are better educated than prior generations and so they are seeking higher paying jobs that require a higher skill set. […]

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