John Kerry promised Hispanics on Saturday that he would send Congress an immigration overhaul plan to make it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens.
"Today, our immigration system is broken," [courtesy Ted Kennedy and others --LW] [he told] the League of United Latin American Citizens.
"In my first hundred days as president, I will send a comprehensive immigration reform bill to Congress," Kerry said...
"Building a stronger America means protecting our values at home," Kerry said. "In the last three years, Hispanic-American unemployment has soared more than 30% (and) 1.4 million Hispanic-Americans are out of work... Millions and millions of hardworking Hispanics who have jobs are getting paid enough to pay the bills..." [sic; presumably that should be "are not getting paid enough..."]
Also Saturday, Edwards [said] "In November, middle-class families will be able to rest assured that John Kerry will look out for their interests, restore corporate responsibility and put our economy back in line with our values."
Both Kerry and Edwards are guilty of classic doublethink.
Edwards supports corporate responsibility, but at the same time they want to turn a blind-eye to those corporations which flagrantly violate our immigration laws. Those employers who've used illegal aliens for years or decades would simply get a pass under the Kerry Amnesty.
And, the Kerry Ammesty will not only not encourage illegal aliens to return to their home countries, it will encourage millions more to come here.
Since about 95% of those new illegal aliens who'll come here will be low-wage workers, they'll drive down already low wages. If Kerry truly cared about un- or under-employed "Hispanic-Americans," he'd seek to reduce the pool of low-wage workers. The Kerry Amnesty will have the exact opposite effect.
Immigration2003 · Sat, 07/10/2004 - 11:46 · Importance: 1