2006 May 15 Monday
Bush Tries New Deception Gambit On Immigration

El Presidente Jorge W. Bush thinks he can fool people who want an end to illegal immigration and a cut in overall in immigration. See Jorge's immigration speech text for for big whopper lies and deception. (same speech here)

By the end of 2008, we will increase the number of Border Patrol officers by an additional 6,000.

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One way to help during this transition is to use the National Guard. So in coordination with governors, up to 6,000 Guard members will be deployed to our southern border. The Border Patrol will remain in the lead. The Guard will assist the Border Patrol by operating surveillance systems, … analyzing intelligence, … installing fences and vehicle barriers, … building patrol roads … and providing training. Guard units will not be involved in direct law enforcement activities.

Congressman Charlie Norwood (D GA) says we'd need 8 times the number of soldiers to get control of the US border with Mexico. If we built a formidable border wall with barbed wire and sensors we could eventually reduce the number of people needed on the border. But Bush is (of course) opposed to a full border length barrier with fencing and a wall.

Bush thinks we should thrill at the prospect of more foreign workers to drive down wages of Americans while they use taxpayer-funded social services, health care, and education for their kids.

Second, to secure our border, we must create a temporary worker program. The reality is that there are many people on the other side of our border who will do anything to come to America to work and build a better life. They walk across miles of desert in the summer heat, or hide in the back of 18-wheelers to reach our country. This creates enormous pressure on our border that walls and patrols alone will not stop. To secure the border effectively, we must reduce the numbers of people trying to sneak across.

Therefore, I support a temporary worker program that would create a legal path for foreign workers to enter our country in an orderly way, for a limited period of time. This program would match willing foreign workers with willing American employers for jobs Americans are not doing.

Jobs that Americans are not doing? Sure. Because employers can hire foreigners more cheaply.

He pretends we can't enforce immigration law against employers who hire foreigners. What nonsense. Employers get given Social Security numbers that are obviously wrong and the government has the capacity to identify large numbers of fraudulent uses of legitimate numbers. But the US Congress and Bush block more widespread checking of Social Security number validity during hiring.

Third, we need to hold employers to account for the workers they hire. It is against the law to hire someone who is in this country illegally. Yet businesses often cannot verify the legal status of their employees, because of the widespread problem of document fraud. Therefore, comprehensive immigration reform must include a better system for verifying documents and work eligibility. A key part of that system should be a new identification card for every legal foreign worker. This card should use biometric technology, such as digital fingerprints, to make it tamper-proof.

Bush also has greatly reduced raids and enforcment activities against employers of illegals. Lots of illegals are easy to identify. But Bush does not want them identified.

The goal of Bush's speech is to fool his base into supporting pending Congressional legislation that would increase immigration. Bush supports a US Senate bill that would double legal immigration to over 2 million per year and they'd get dumber too.

The immigration reform bill that the Senate takes up today would more than double the flow of legal immigration into the United States each year and dramatically lower the skill level of those immigrants.

The number of extended family members that U.S. citizens or legal residents can bring into this country would double. More dramatically, the number of workers and their immediate families could increase sevenfold if there are enough U.S. employers looking for cheap foreign labor. Another provision would grant humanitarian visas to any woman or orphaned child anywhere in the world "at risk of harm" because of age or sex.

The little-noticed provisions are part of legislation co-sponsored by Republican Sens. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and Mel Martinez of Florida, which overcame some early stumbles and now has bipartisan support in the Senate. The bill also has been praised by President Bush, and he is expected to endorse it as a starting point for negotiations in his prime-time address to the nation tonight.

All told, the Hagel-Martinez bill would increase the annual flow of legal immigrants into the U.S. to more than 2 million from roughly 1 million today, scholars and analysts say.

These calculations do not include the people who'd come in on work permits. Bush is willing to put a few thousand National Guard on the border if it will fool the rubes in the Republican base. He is trying to deceive you. He's dishonest. He wants to implement policies that are even more harmful than current immigration polices.

Bush does not want to enforce immigration law. He has demonstrated that. Ed Rubinstein has the facts on worksite arrests of illegal alien workers under the Clinton and Bush Administrations.

1997: 17,554
1999: 2,849
2000: 953
2001: 735
2003: 445
2004: 159

A similar pattern holds for fines of employers with over a 2 order of magnitude decline in fines against employers who hire illegals (click through to see that table in the article). Bush is telling bald faces lies about what he intends to do to enforce immigration laws. He wants an amnesty and a massive increase in immigration. Enough! It it time to stop immigration entirely.

Also see my posts Norwood On Troop Deployments Needed For Border Control and Thinking About Bush's Less Than Half-Baked Worker Permit Proposal.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2006 May 15 09:35 PM  Immigration Politics


Comments
Klaus said at May 15, 2006 11:06 PM:

Off-Topic, but check out this story on how Muslim immigrants to the UK are at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060515/ap_on_re_eu/britain_muslims

LONDON - Muslims are more likely than other religious minorities to be unemployed and live in poor housing in the most deprived parts of England, according to a government study Monday. Half of English Muslims over the age of 25 are not involved in the formal labor market and a third live in the most deprived areas of the country, according to the study commissioned by the government.

Muslims are also particularly vulnerable to long-term illness and experience poor levels of education, said the researchers from the universities of Derby, Warwick, Birmingham and Oxford.

Karl said at May 16, 2006 1:31 AM:

"to secure the border, we must create a temporary worker program"

In case this makes no sense to you, allow me to translate; "Unless I can extort a 'temporary worker' program from the American people, I won't do a friggin' thing to secure the border."

Understand?

JohnS said at May 16, 2006 5:22 AM:

Of course Bush's amnesty "secures the border" because anyone and everyone in Mexico and Central America who wants to come here will get their papers to walk in legally. The Heritage estimate of 103 million new immigrants is more than sufficient to put the coyote's out of business.

Welcome to the United State of Latin America because by 2026 this country won't look anything like it does today.

Does this mean Bush will push for drug legalization to put the drug cartels out of business?

Rick Darby said at May 16, 2006 6:32 AM:

I won't bother to analyze Bush's immigration speech point by point on my blog, because many of us have been through them all before. Just a few comments on the style and vibes.

The most striking thing was how predictable it all was. Every pundit seemed to have written about it beforehand; as I watched it was like seeing a taped replay, even down to specific cliches. As Michelle Malkin pointed out, he managed to mangle one of them into an unintentional laugh line: aliens "live in the shadows of our society."

Just as I expected, the speech fell into three distinct acts:

Act I. Five minutes of Talking Tough on illegal immigration. Six thousand. Virtual wall.

Act II. Illegals here to stay. Can't deport them all. (No automatic) Path to citizenship.

Act III. Cue violins: Mexican soldier wounded in Iraq, his wish to become citizen. I had written that I'd wager he'd trot out a cute 10-year-old Mexican girl with a hard luck story; this was close enough for government work. American dream.

Nothing startling, no grand initative that might have caught the public's imagination, a speech that sounded like it was written by committee. Mild attempt at re-branding.

Bush has been coached well, he didn't commit any major delivery gaffes -- good thing he didn't try to talk about Mexicans' "nucular families" -- but it felt forced. Back when he was banging on about WMD in Iraq, he was a less polished speaker but more self-confident, he clearly felt he had the goods. Last night he didn't seem at ease; I think he knew, consciously or unconsciously, that he is flying into a headwind on this.

Bush needed to run up a big score, and he didn't.

Kurt said at May 16, 2006 9:11 AM:

I didn't see the speech (had conference call with someone in China). However, Rick's description of it fits exactly with what I expected.

Bush's speech proves that the joke is true: How do you know when a politician is lying? Because his lips are moving.

gringoman said at May 16, 2006 1:09 PM:

"Is George Bush Over?" Illustrated, graphically. (Guidance suggested for minors.)

Mad Maxwell said at May 16, 2006 3:13 PM:

"All told, the Hagel-Martinez bill would increase the annual flow of legal immigrants into the U.S. to more than 2 million from roughly 1 million today, scholars and analysts say."

This is insane!!! As frustrated as I am with the illegal alien problem, I've actually begun to put it on the backburner, because I worry it's become a sort of distraction, a red herring to draw our minds away from the *real*, underlying plan of the Democrats and the GOP neocons-- to ratchet up the legal immigrant quotas and flood our country with the Third World, turning Whites into a minority on an accelerated schedule. I've been on a number of the other anti-immigrant forums, and I've noticed a very common blunder-- perhaps to appear politically correct (or non-racist), many of the immigration reformers anxiously try to say that they're only against the "illegal" immigrants and not the "legal" ones, as though somehow the imprimatur of a foolish law makes it all hunky-dory. Slavery used to be very much legal in the country. Did this legal status make it right? Of course not-- bad laws are even more dangerous than good laws (border protection) that are weakly enforced.

If the legal immigration quotas shoot up this high, the US is finished as a nation. We already are finished, in fact-- with mass immigration at levels this high, the resulting crowding, pollution, environmental ruin, wage depression and debt increases have already sent the White birth rate in the US into the cellar. But the Hagel-Martinez plan would send Third World immigration even higher and the White birthrate even lower, and transform Whites into a hated minority in the US within a little over 10 years. It was recently noted that among kids under 5, half are non-White. In many states (such as California), well over 2/3 are non-White, getting closer to 3/4. I used to live in California and in some cities in Florida, and those places are s**tholes, almost as bad as Calcutta. Even supposedly pristine northern California is becoming uninhabitable. Traffic is so unbelievably horrid that you'll wind up spending two hours just going to the grocery store to pick up milk. The pollution levels are unbearable. Gangs (especially Black and Hispanic gangs) are everywhere and rule the streets of once placid towns. Filth blankets once-proud neighborhoods. Crime is rampant, and Whites are favorite targets-- you can't escape the burglars, the murderers, the rapists, the thieves, the vandals by moving into gated communities, the Third World invaders are so prevalent that they've hit every nook and cranny in those states.

Other people have been discussing this on other blogs, but the political system is the US is totally broken, we can't change this from within, the vested interests are far too powerful. Only voting with one's feet makes much of a difference.

In fact, back in one of my old stomping grounds in Central California (of all places), there's such anger among the newly disenfranchised Whites, that they're not only leaving the state en masse-- they're leaving the country en masse, as a sort of protest against corrupt US policies as well as for the benefit of themselves and their children. They are pointedly *not* going to other immigration messes like Britain, Canada, Australia or France. Instead, they're leaving for solid Western countries like Scandinavia, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany, modern nations with a high standard of living but still some modicum of respect for their Western identities. They're having their own problems of low birth rate there, but they're refusing to just supplant their White populations en masse with Third World invaders (as the US and UK seem intent on doing). Instead, they're maintaining a stiff upper lip, offering incentives to increase the birth rate among the native-born (which are gradually having a positive effect), and they're inviting in millions of co-ethnics who are currently scattered elsewhere in Europe or in South America.

It embitters me to say this, because I grew up patriotic, loving my country of America-- but the USA that I knew is no longer in existence. It's been taken over as I posted previously, transformed from a freedom-loving republic into a corrupt imperial state that wants serfs instead of burghers.

The only way to confront a sickening mess like this, hurtling toward crisis, is to help bring the crisis on much faster and with a much bigger impact so that it actually grabs attention rather than festering unnoticed, beneath the surface. The best way to do this specifically? Mass emigration of high-skilled and White middle-class, working-class workers from the USA and to European countries that respect their Western heritage, as noted above. Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Scandinavia, even Spain, Portugal and Belgium to an extent-- these are the places that have managed to resist the foolish propensity to sell out their White populations, instead summoning up enough political courage to restrict Third World immigration and to respect their Western heritage, encouraging their own people to have children and even spurring Christian religious revivals.

If we start getting above 1 million qualified, diligent Whites emigrating from the US every year, leaving the United States for European countries like those noted above, then we'll finally be able to shock our corrupt and effete elites into realizing what they've wrought. A break-up of the US may be inevitable, but at least we'll be able to register our protest beforehand and bring attention to the crisis which is slowly and agonizingly creeping up upon us.

The only hitch here is that you *do* need to learn a foreign language, and learn it well, since the English-speaking world in general is committing mass suicide. But as my former Central Cali friends have told me, learning a new language is surprisingly easy-- especially if it's a European language-- when you're actually living and working in a country. It does help to get some language books and tapes and maybe get a tutor, or a continuing-ed class or just a friend who speaks another language for some conversational practice. However, once you're in the new country, you don't even have to do much of anything special to pick up the language, it's all around you and you absorb it through basic daily interactions and tasks. Just listen, pay attention and practice conversation, reading newspapers and writing, and you'll absorb the new language very fast. My friends have said that German is surprisingly easy to learn when you're out there (so Austria and Germany for example are wonderful options), as are Italian and Dutch. Spanish and Portuguese are obviously a big help, and French is good for Belgium. Scandinavian languages are a bit tougher but not overly so. It can take a good 3 or more years to prepare to move out (you can even vote in US elections after you move), so it's best to start the process early.

Mass emigration of skilled Whites from the US may be the one shock that hits the US elites hard enough that they pay attention and realize that can't stab us and twist the knife like this. We're soon becoming a minority in the US anyway, so much better to consolidate ourselves in a handful of reliably White states in the US, and to have mass emigration to reliably White countries in Europe. When a crisis is inevitable, best to bring it on with intensity so that it attracts due attention rather than festering underneath the surface and being ignored.

Kurt said at May 16, 2006 4:10 PM:

Mad Maxwell,

A related thought.

I lived in Japan for 9 years, speak Japanese, and have a Japanese wife. Maybe my wife and I will go back to Japan.

Mad Maxwell said at May 16, 2006 4:21 PM:

BTW, on this rather depressing but unavoidable topic-- for those who are considering the mass emigration strategy, the best way to help it along is to hit the public sites and bulletin boards at popular gathering places. I noticed that back in Central Cali, the idea seemed to have started on a couple student bulletin boards, then spread out with messages on laundromat boards, in churches, community clubs, bars, pool halls and other gathering places. There was specific information on all the little things like the best cities to which people could move, how to find contacts, how to start looking for jobs (entry-level and longer-term), expat social clubs, language-study resources for US emigre professionals and the like. Basically, each wave of emigres provided a helping hand to the previous group with more specific and detailed info on bulletin boards, both electronic and paper-based, and word-of-mouth helped the process along further.

Once people learned that emigration was an option, that it was feasible and that the language was not much of a barrier, that they could find jobs and frankly live better (without the imperialistic bulls**t overrunning the US these days), it became increasingly appealing and the numbers of emigres increased. This was especially useful in helping to channel the skilled workers to spots in European countries.

My head still spins a bit when I think about how this has become such a recommended option at all. Decades ago I was an unabashed patriot of everything American and proudly considered myself one in every way. I used to scoff at some of my cousins in South Carolina who took a Confederate flag to holidays or put in their porch windows-- that seemed an insult to the concept of America, I thought. Now, I sense that those Confederate flag-wavers in the South, those tough people who refuse to allow their culture to be drowned out by the Third World onslaught and the arrogance of our current business, media and political class-- they're probably the most courageous people that we have in the US today.

Now, I see the American Republic I knew as a kid, having been utterly dismantled by arrogant interests among the moneyed Left and Right alike, gutted from top to bottom, deluged with mass 3rd world immigration (again, the legal is more threatening than the illegal kind), overrun by affirmative action, embroiled in unwinnable quagmires and resource wars (again a consequence of mass overconsumption with mass and unsustainable population increase), on our way to economic Depression and a break-up. The worst sort of crisis is one that festers but doesn't quite boil, and mass emigration of skilled Whites may help to bring it to a boil. It may be the only way to introduce the necessary shock treatment to preserve some remnant of our broken Republic.

Mad Maxwell said at May 16, 2006 4:32 PM:

Hi Kurt,

That's an excellent prospect to consider. A number of my friends back in Central Cal had some sort of dual-citizenship-- a very large number of them (maybe 10%) were programming aces from Eastern European and Scandinavian countries. They came to the US to begin with, in part because they thought they'd finally get fair compensation for their innovative work. Instead, they ran smack dab against all the crowding, pollution and environmental ruin that is overtaking California, the massive outsourcing that drove many of them from their jobs and reduced the wages of the others, the affirmative action that made them less valued-- basically, the innumerable assorted stupidities of our country's current imperial policies.

I've done some work in East Asia myself but don't know so much about the laws-- Europe's been my main domain, which is why Central Europe, the Scandinavian countries and the Mediterranean have held such appeal for me, and why my wife and our children will probably be going to Austria by 2009. (Honest-to-goodness, you haven't seen a beautiful country until you've gone skiing or just trekking through the Austrian Alps in early spring-- it's utterly breathtaking, and you'll feel like an Austrian the moment you set foot on the soil there. Southern Germany is also strikingly beautiful with wonderful and friendly people.)

I've heard the Japanese have tight policies in general but it's a lot easier if you're married to a Japanese spouse, and of course if you yourself are a professional. (Again, I think that you can still vote in US elections after you've emigrated, even after you've gotten citizenship in other countries-- not sure how the franchise is obtained for newcomers in Japan per se.) I spent some months working in China, and whatever that country's flaws, the Chinese are obsessive about retaining and recruiting legions of smart, hard-working foreigners to help the smart, hard-working natives. In any case they really do control their immigration, and they're proud of being Chinese and being in a country that is over 90% Han Chinese. They're open to other cultures but protective of their own. I found the Germans and Italians to actually be similar-- they're open to outside cultures and incredibly kind and hospitable to foreigners, but they value talent and skills, as well as some form of ethnic ties in the foreigners that they admit, and in any case they're keen on respecting and supporting their own Western identity. In this sense I really do admire East Asia even though I myself am less familiar with the region overall-- like Central Europe, it's really a meritocracy there as opposed to the corrupt, Latin American-style cesspool that the US and UK are both rapidly becoming.

Good luck in any case, and as you find out more details about such emigration please don't hesitate to share on the boards. It sounds like you definitely have nice options available.

Mad Maxwell said at May 16, 2006 4:34 PM:

"A number of my friends back in Central Cal had some sort of dual-citizenship-- a very large number of them (maybe 10%) were programming aces from Eastern European and Scandinavian countries."

That is to say, a very large number of the Americans who emigrated to European nations. In fact, the vast majority were native-born Americans who left and provided tips to their interested friends.

Dave said at May 16, 2006 4:42 PM:

Maxell, I nearly fell of my seat when you suggest Belgium as a nation to stand up for 'white' culture, Belgium is a facist state that doesn't tolerate descent from the multi-cult. Belgium is also pretty much controlled by the French as it directly relies on them for electricity. Belgium high court not long ago banned the biggest political party because it was anti-immigration, private citizens are not allowed to fund politics in Belgium so if the state bans your party, that is the end, I think they won the appeal since then but even so the fact that they tried to ban it is bad enough.

http://www.brusselsjournal.com/english


Depends what you mean by Scandinavia also, Denmark and Finland might be ok, but Norway and Sweden have massive levels of 3rd world immigration by comparison to their birth-rate and population size.

"The Swedish Muslim Association, Sveriges muslimska förbund (SMuF), the largest Muslim organisation in Sweden, has written a letter to all the parties in the Swedish parliament to demand that separate legislation be introduced for Muslims"

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In Britain, Scotland has a population that is declining by 10,000+ every year, the 'first minister' Jack McConnell's solution to this problem? more immigration!


But Putin has the right idea:
https://registration.ft.com/registration/barrier?location=http%3A//news.ft.com/cms/s/4272505c-e21c-11da-bf4c-0000779e2340.html
"Putin attempts to breathe life into ailing nation"
""And now for the most important thing. What is the most important thing?" he asked his Kremlin audience. "Love," came a cry, somewhat improbably, from Russia's defence minister. Quite right, said the president. "I want to talk about love, women, children," he said. "And about Russia's most acute problem today - the demographic problem.""

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If our leaders want population growth so much why can't they like Putin argue for growth of our own people instead of deseperately trying to reduce white birth-rates.

Mad Maxwell said at May 17, 2006 1:24 AM:

Hi Dave,

That's sort of why I put Belgium in a "marginal tier" behind the other countries, it has its own problems. But I was there very recently and to my surprise, there's actually been a massive groundswell against the Third World immigration that's had an effect. There have been some murders of White Belgians by Africans in Belgium, and the people became so furious that a series of mass protests almost brought the country to a halt. (Doable in a small country like Belgium, unfortunately not here.) The politicians were forced to pay attention apparently-- I'm getting this info from some Belgian friends of mine so not 100% sure of the details-- and there were new immigration strictures introduced which are reducing the flow from the Third World, and increasing inflows (smaller, but higher-quality) of mostly Belgian (Flemish and White French) nationals who are scattered in other countries. The irony of Belgium's system, I guess, is that it didn't even take a law to do this-- it was some bureaucratic adjustment that took place in response to the angry protests. Whatever works, I guess.

As for Scandinavia, I agree, that's why I mentioned a select subset of Scandinavian countries. Denmark and Finland are definitely the best. Sweden and Norway have issues as you say, but the difference between them and, say, Britain and France is that they're reasonably small countries in which political agitation is starting up, and changes are very much feasible. Britain and France are doomed to Third-World status. The Netherlands? Could go in many different directions, it's hard to say. They have a big Third-World onslaught, one of the worst in Europe next to Britain, but there are stirrings of change, with the immigration minister seeking to limit immigration to highly-skilled workers and, in particular, to Whites from other European nations and among the European diaspora. The Dutch have finally realized that their tolerant state is incompatible with massive hordes of Third-World immigrants streaming in, mooching off welfare and committing crime.

Dave said at May 17, 2006 9:35 AM:

I live in Britain, yes I am not happy about the crazy immigration policies of recent years, but we are not in as bad a shape as France who 1 third of new borns are Muslims and probably even higher proportion are non-native. Same with Netherlands they might have cracked down hard now but its too late, already the non native birth rate is going to make native dutch a minority.

Places like Sweden and Norway would be considered off the chart far left by US standards, people are not allowed to question the multi-cult there. Eventually there will be a reaction I'm sure, but I fear as in the Dutch example it wont be until its too late.


Its a really odd situation.
I read right-wing European blogs, and they talk about moving to the last outpost of Western man, the USA, to get away from the Muslim invasion. But when I read right-wing US blogs they talk about Europe being the place to go to get away from 3rd worlders.


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