Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Blood on the Water 2: Mexifornia

From Senator Kerry's website:

Earned Legalization
John Kerry supports a proposal that will allow undocumented immigrants to legalize their status if they have been in the United States for a certain amount of time, have been working, and can pass a background check. This makes sense for the economy, provides fairness to people in our communities who have worked hard and paid taxes, and will also allow us to strengthen our homeland security by bringing undocumented workers out of the shadows and into the light of greater accountability.


Get it? You enter the US illegally. You get an illegal job. You avoid capture. You avoid prosecution for the tax evasion, frauds, perjuries, and forgeries involved in working illegally. You get away with all of that long enough, and President Kerry will legalize you! (I think "validate" would be better NewSpeak than "legalize".)

I notice they don't state how long that "certain amount of time" will be. Is that because it's so long it would be disheartening to those needing validation, or because it's so short that American citizens would be outraged?

The same website also offers this pledge:

John Kerry believes that ensuring there is a fair playing field for workers is important to a strong economy. He supports increasing the minimum wage and indexing it to inflation. He will improve workplace health and safety while fighting for fair overtime rules and a worker’s right to join a union. He also believes that workers need more protections against corporate fraud so they don’t lose their lifetime savings because they are working hard for the wrong company...

Does Senator Kerry think inviting skilled illegal immigrant labor aids the unions?

Anyone who remembers the California recall knows a big reason Cruz Bustamente lost was his support for illegal immigration. Yet even at their worst, our Lt. Gov. and others like state Sen. Gil Cedillo have never proposed 'grandfathering' long-term illegals into legal residents. Senator Kerry not only offers a more liberal border policy than President Bush, he's more extreme than Lt. Gov. Bustamente.

If that's still true when Gov. Schwarzenegger speaks to the nation at the Republican convention, I believe Senator Kerry may lose California.

But I may be wrong to take any of this as sincere, for the website begins:

The first thing John Kerry will do is fight his heart out to bring back the three million jobs that have been lost under George W. Bush. He will fight to restore the jobs lost under Bush in the first 500 days of his administration...

Where did that extra million come from?

More proof that Senator Kerry campaigns in the hope that nobody's looking...

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