On the eve of President Obama's amnesty sale pitch in Las Vegas, members of Congress fell over themselves today (Jan. 28, 2013) to announce their "bipartisan" amnesty proposal that in reality is nothing more than a cheap copy of the failed 2007 amnesty.
And, as expected, the Pavlovian Press pounced on it with the same enthusiasm we see from millions of "day after Christmas" shoppers. But don't expect to find in any of these stories the following question put to "rising GOP star" Marc Rubio or the others comprising the "Gang of Eight": "If our immigration system is broken, who broke it and who will benefit most from it being fixed?
At its heart, the message of this "newest" proposal remains the same the one we heard in 2007: Protecting American jobs isn't nearly as important as locking in the Hispanic vote. What we are hearing today from the Fools on the Hill is that 20 million Americans unable to find full-time work must be content with putting their search for a better life on hold while the 7 million illegals holding non-farming payroll jobs have every reason to be hopeful that their day of deliverance is near at hand.
We often hear from amnesty advocates and their media allies that any "reform" of our immigration policy has to address the country's "economic needs."
They are lying.
If the economy was the driving force behind our need to fix our "broken" immigration policy, why haven't both parties been demanding the removal of illegals from their jobs so they could be given to some of our unemployed?
Case in point: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago), the nation's poster boy for illegal aliens, recently announced that he has hired an illegal alien who is among the 1.8 illegals given a "temporary" reprieve from deportation in August, courtesy of the White House. His action parrots that of another House member, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.
Neither of these "representatives," who took an oath to uphold the laws of this country, apparently care that the unemployment rate among our own native-born youth is nearly 11 percent. Are we to believe that the jobs given by Gutierrez and Sinema to illegal aliens are among those Americans "won't do?"
Remember, this is not about the economy. This is about both Republicans and Democrats saying that Hispanic votes take precedence over putting unemployed Americans back to work.