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"A safe, legal, and orderly flow of people"

A wide assortment of illegal/massive immigration supporters have used variants of the phrase "safe, legal, and orderly flow of people" referring to immigrants or guest workers from Mexico and other countries. In a way, it's a shibboleth letting us know that the speaker is, in a manner of speaking, a "pod person":

* 2004, George W Bush: "I will work to ensure a system of safe and orderly migration."

* 2006, a Mexican consul wanted "legal, safe and orderly human migration." In the same year, another consul said both the U.S. and Mexico want "a legal, orderly and humane flow of people".

* 2006, the Canadian government spoke of a "safe, humane, and orderly repatriation of Mexican nationals".

* 2007, far-leftie Jim Wallis wanted "A viable guest worker program that creates avenues for workers and their families to enter our country and work in a safe, legal, and orderly manner."

* 2009, after a meeting with Felipe Calderon, change.gov released a statement containing: "President-elect Obama underscored his commitment to working with Congress to fix the broken U.S. immigration system and fostering safe, legal and orderly migration."

* 2014, the Obama administration said they were undertaking a "discussion of how the United States and Central American governments are cooperating to promote safe, legal, and orderly migration between our countries."

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... government and George Bush. See Safe Legal Orderly for past examples of others reading from the same script. And, if you don't think Obama sounding like Bush, a Mexican consul, and the Canadian government are important, tell us where they all got their lines from. ---------------- [1] whitehouse . gov/the-press-office/2014/07/18/ statement-press-secretary-visit-presidents-guatemala-honduras-and-...

Eric Schmitt's strange immigration talking point (Missouri state senator) - 10/17/13

... points: the one described on the Safe Legal Orderly page. Schmitt's use of the word "orderly" in the context of legal immigration probably isn't going to raise much notice at all. It's just one word, right? But, how often have you heard someone use it in the immigration context? Yet - as discussed at the link above - a small group of top leaders have all used it, from George W Bush to the Pope....

The Pope: there's also a right *not* to emigrate (99th World Day of Migrants and Refugees) - 10/30/12

... program, and using variant of the safe legal orderly phrase to boot. It also isn't anywhere near as strong as it should be regarding the negative impacts of mass emigrations. Among others, those include: braindraining struggling Third World countries, making reforms less likely, further enabling corrupt leaders of those countries, and making countries dependent on the U.S. It also doesn't take...

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... That seems eerily close to the safe legal orderly shibboleth. * Ryan says his guest worker program would "allow us more time to pursue the people who mean to do us harm - criminals, terrorists, and drug smugglers." See who else has used that busboys canard at the link. Future posts will look at other statements and actions Ryan has made on immigration.

Newt Gingrich didn't know what 287(g) is; uses loose borders shibboleth (plus the usual immigration speech) - 03/02/12

... Gingrich also used a variant of the safe legal orderly shibboleth; see that link too. Reporter Doug Richards (@richardsdoug)'s questions were fairly weak and just generated mostly a stock speech; contrast the questions below to these questions for conservatives and Republicans who support mass immigration and see question authority for more. In the interview, Gingrich reiterated his constantly-...

2006: Gil Cedillo supports illegal immigration boycott, shills for cheap labor employers - 09/18/11

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Obama misleads on immigration at Facebook; Zuckerberg and incompetent/corrupt GOP, Teaparty leaders help - 04/21/11

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Obama thinks illegal aliens are Americans; forgets about massive unemployment; promotes massive immigration - 09/29/10

... Then, he uses a variant of the safe legal orderly shibboleth ("we have to make sure our immigration system is orderly, and fair.") He then admits that allowing illegal immigration isn't fair to those in other countries waiting to come here legally. However, that follows him blaming the system for that, a variant of system is broken. He then states we need to "affirm our immigrant traditions";...

Chris Christie supports immigration "reform" (aka amnesty) - 06/30/10

... with his secure the border and safe legal orderly rhetoric. It's too bad there were no real reporters around to walk him through what he supports. [1] politico.com/news/stories/0610/39208.html The "reporters" were Ben Smith and Maggie Haberman and, while we're informed what they and Christie had for breakfast, neither of them bothered to call Christie on the downsides of amnesty. [2] politico....

Why Michael Gerson can't be trusted on Arizona's immigration law - 04/28/10

... provide for one's family. See safe legal orderly for others using what Gerson transcribes as "orderly, regulated". Note that the last part is the busboys canard. See also guest workers. He says: The law forbids the use of race or ethnicity as the "sole" basis for questioning. So what are the other telltale indicators? ...Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the law, looked flustered when asked during a...

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... come here cross the border in a safe legal orderly fashion, amounting if not to open borders then to something close to it. And, if you know a lawyer in San Diego, let them know about this: This report was funded in part by a Grant from the San Diego County Bar Foundation generously supported by a contribution from the San Diego County Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service. The...

Obama will bring back amnesty this fall (immigration "reform"). What you can do about it. - 04/08/09

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U.S., Mexico form "working group" on immigration (safe, legal, etc.) - 04/06/09

From this: Mexico and the United States have formed a high-level, joint working group to make immigration safer and more orderly, Mexican officials announced Friday. The working group will focus on making documented migration easier, protecting migrants' rights and improving procedures for repatriating migrants, the Mexican Foreign Relations Department said in a statement. It also will focus on...

Mexico's Calderon meets Obama, proposes "strategic alliance"; immigration; NAFTA - 01/12/09

Mexico's president Felipe Calderon met with Barack Obama for an hour and a half earlier today in Washington DC. After the meeting, Calderon said: "I've proposed to President Obama that we make a strategic alliance of our two governments to confront the common problems and resolve them together, among them security." And, it looks like Obama is open to that idea; see the statement from change dot...

Felipe Calderon visits the colonies (safe, legal "migration") - 02/13/08

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Sojourners/Jim Wallis promoting massive amnesty to Congress - 04/07/07

Continuing the age old debate about whether someone is a crook or an idiot, Jim Wallis' Sojourners organization is sending out an email to their mailing list urging people to contact Congress in support of a massive illegal alien amnesty. A purported copy is here: tgdarkly.com/blog/?p=542 Wallis has a blog at beliefnet.com/blogs/godspolitics, and I urge everyone to leave comments there...

Consul: we both want a "legal, orderly and humane flow of people" - 09/27/06

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North American Union scheme proceeding on schedule - 09/08/06

From the Canadian government's Industry Canada site comes the September 7 progress report "Ministers Report to Leaders on Security and Prosperity Partnership Initiatives" (tinyurl.com/gavv3): The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, and the Honourable Maxime Bernier...

"Mexican ambassador endorses comprehensive immigration reform" [safe, legal and orderly] - 08/14/06

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Rob Allyn is a "longtime Bush family adviser"; Foreign Agents Registration Act? - 12/23/05

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The Alamo was stormed 168 years ago today. That's a long long time, and George W Bush has obviously forgotten all about it: A text of President Bush's joint news conference with Mexican President Vicente Fox on Saturday... BUSH: Hola, que tal? Bienvenidos. Mr. President, Laura and I are pleased to welcome you and Marta to Crawford... I will work to ensure a system of safe and orderly migration....