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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Immigration Frustration... warning, politically charged!

ok, so usually, this blog is about my family, and very cute things they do...
but not today, so if you are in the mood for something cute, go visit one of my friends' blogs...

i listen to a lot of talk radio. WARNING: i am going to wax very political and very controversial....

it seems like our government is trying to gain support for their latest regarding “immigration reform”... i dont really care about the legislation - i know it is just words on paper. what i care about is the fact that whatever they say, probably wont solve the problem! the whole time i was listening to some congressman spout his opinion on this matter, my mind kept going back to all the debate a few years ago, when the UN security council was passing resolution after resolution that was continuously ignored by Sodamn Insane (: i mean, Saddam...

anyways, come to find out, there were a lot of creepy things going on (i.e. the french) taking money and bribes... and although resolutions were being passed, nothing really got accomplished. Cherry's impression of a brittish cop yelling with his little baton "stop! or i'll yell stop again!" comes to mind…(completely incapable and disrespected). am i the only one who finds all this "immigration reform" distinctly parallel to all the "resolutions" passed by the UN security council? am i the only one who sees that the real ineffectiveness of all these "reforms" regarding immigration is the lack of ability (or lack of incentive) to enforce them? and also note the conflict of interest because our own government representatives are actually pandering to these businesses and special interest groups who are snaking our own country from us? where is our representation?

interesting to note, that here in texas, farmers branch (a suburb of dallas) had a vote, that strongly supported a new legislation...

"The measures include apartment renters providing proof of citizenship or residency and making English the city's official language…
The English as official language measure does not restrict businesses or individuals from using other languages, but does mean the city will stop the practice of printing official documents in languages other than English, thus putting the translation responsibility on the individual, as it should be.
The renter measure, which will go into effect January 12, 2007, imposes a daily fine of $500 on violators."
said hereby city council OR...click here for a related story about the actual citizens voting for it to go into effect may 22

HOWEVER... yesterday, "A federal judge Monday blocked the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch from enforcing a controversial ordinance that would bar most illegal immigrants from renting apartments." click here for that story

i especially appreciate the comments at the bottom.... (taxation w/out representation??)

does anyone else feel that they are no longer being represented? um, does anyone else want to NOT thank the ACLU? does anyone else want to scream AGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

i dont know what the solution to the problem is.

i like immigrants. i think it needs to be easier for people to come here legally. but i think that our government and its new "legislations" and ideas for "immigration reform" bear a strong resemblance (i am trying to emphasize a negative connotation) to the UN when it deals to actually enforcing the laws in regards to them. i am frustrated.

are we again thriving from slave labor? ok, they are being paid... but not very much. they are sending huge amounts of cash to their own country... am i mistaken or at walmart is it cheaper to send money to mexico than to another state in the union?

ok, i am rambling... better go fix my kids lunch.

but i am curious what you all think? am i right? am i mistaken? or do you just not care? i would appreciate any comments regarding this…

4 comments:

Emily R said...

PS: here is the letters to my senators and congressmen:
to find yours, go to www.vote-smart.org

"i am deeply troubled concerning this topic. i dont think that the current legislation i hear about all over the media really reflects the interests of the general law-abiding, tax-paying citizens of texas. please consider the way your constituents - the ones who are legal and who can actually vote - feel regarding this matter.

perhaps you can help the the lawmakers in washington see that we need ENFORCEMENT of the laws. i dont think amnesty is the answer....
i understand it is a huge problem, and enforcement is not as easy as it sounds. but consider the sentiment of the actual voters in farmers branch. (although the courts ran away with that one)
who do you represent? i hope not businesses and special interests... the ACLU might be big and scary, but please understand that the citizens of TEXAS are who you represent, not them!

i feel all these "reforms" are accomplishing no more than all the UN security council resolutions of a few years ago. i hope we can come up with a solution that says and DOES a little more than "stop, or i'll yell stop again!"

i would appreciate any information you can send me regarding the "immigration reform" legislations and how and why you vote the way you do.

thank you.
-emly robinson (law-abiding, stay at home mom)"

Digger said...

Welcome to the fight Emily!

Did you know you can also fax your Senators and Congressmembers at www.numbersusa.com for free?

Pass it along to all of your friends and family. This movement is totally grassroots because our leaders are not acting in our interests.

Americans need to speak out and let their leaders know that we are watching and concerned.

tara said...

I agree with ya em. But, unfortunately, I don't think it's something that we're going to be able to do much about, if you read the BOM (not "if", but you know what I mean) it's pretty clear whats going to become of this country. Sad.

Anonymous said...

If all of the legislation already in place is not enforced then what good is, "New," legislation?