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    Bush Immigration Plan Borders On Treason

    Published: Friday, January 9, 2004

    President George W. Bush wants to give some eight to ten million illegal aliens, most of them from Mexico, legal status. The plan would legalize these aliens as "temporary workers," which would allow them to work freely in the United States without fear of deportation. The plan is so disastrous to our country's well being and so fraught with potential risk to our country's security that the plan should be regarded as bordering treason!

    Already, more than ten percent of Mexico's population is living illegally in the United States. If Bush's plan is actually implemented, that percentage would skyrocket. Our southern border is already an open sieve, as millions of Mexicans pour into our country. Bush's amnesty program (and that's exactly what it is, Bush's word games notwithstanding) would only be seen as a green light for millions more to invade our nation.

    The financial drain on American taxpayers by these criminals is incalculable. Taxpayers will be paying for their food, health care, Social Security benefits, and education, plus all of the above for their dependents, from now on. Not to mention, the cost of law enforcement and loss of property due to the criminal conduct of these invaders.

    Bush's amnesty plan is also a serious slap in the face to those would-be immigrants who are trying to migrate to America legally. There are thousands of decent, hard working people from around the world who are seeking entrance into the United States. Some of these are seeking political asylum. Some are fleeing persecution. Whatever their reasons, they are following the rules and obeying the laws. Now, they must wait and watch as President Bush pushes criminals to the front of the line.

    Furthermore, to grant illegal aliens legal status jeopardizes the security of the United States and makes us more vulnerable to terrorism. The very fact that an illegal alien is here proves that he or she cares nothing for America's laws. It demonstrates an intrinsic callousness that dare not be ignored.

    Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-CO rightly said that Bush's plan is "dangerous and unworkable." Investigative Journalist Jon Dougherty also predicts that "sustained high immigration levels from south of the border will continue to pose economic, labor, security, and criminal threats to the United States."

    Giving illegal aliens and the corrupt American companies that knowingly accommodate them legitimacy is tantamount to the United States legalizing Al Capone's, or any other gangster's, "underground" enterprises. It is repulsive, disgusting, and unconscionable!

    Beyond that, the reason President Bush is attempting to legalize millions of illegal Mexicans seems nothing at all but an undisguised ploy to pick up votes for his reelection. Therefore, it should be obvious to all Americans that this president is willing and eager to put America's future largely in the hands of foreign criminals. Every American should give that thought serious deliberation!

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