Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Senate Judiciary Committee Sells Country Down the River

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee decided today to forego the rule of law in this country, at least as it applies to immigration laws. They voted to decriminalize illegal aliens and those who aid and abet them.

WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee approved election-year immigration legislation Monday that clears the way for millions of undocumented workers to seek U.S. citizenship without having to first leave the country.

After days of street demonstrations that stretched from California to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol, the committee also voted to strip out proposed criminal penalties for residents found to be in this country illegally.
Presumably, the Republicans are motivated by the prospect of dirt-cheap labor, while the Democrats hope to harvest votes from the illegal immigrant "community".

The question now is why the Senate Judiciary Committee thinks that reformed immigration laws will be obeyed, since they've just demonstrated that disobeying the law carries no penalties and offers enormous benefits for the criminal.

Meanwhile, the tens of thousands of people who are waiting to legally immigrate have just been slapped in the face.

Also posted at The Jawa Report.