June 04, 2007

Ironclad Senate Immigration Bill Will Slow Illegal Immigration by 75-Percent, Provide Hogs With Pilot Licenses

Or maybe I read that wrong.

The Senate's immigration bill will only reduce illegal immigration by about 25 percent a year, according to a new Congressional Budget Office report, Stephen Dinan will report Tuesday in The Washington Times. The bill's new guest-worker program could lead to at least 500,000 more illegal immigrants within a decade, said the report from the CBO, which said in its official cost estimate that it assumes some future temporary workers will overstay their time in the plan, adding up to a half-million by 2017 and 1 million by 2027. "We anticipate that many of those would remain in the United States illegally after their visas expire," CBO said of the guest-worker program, which would allow 200,000 new workers a year to rotate into the country.

Oh, so what the CBO is actually saying is that 75% of illegal alien traffic will continue under the Senate's bill.

I'm glad to see they're on the job.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 4, 2007 06:16 PM

Yea, and that other 25% has simply been redefined as "legal". Same old, same old.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at June 4, 2007 09:05 PM

Hogs wearing lipstick. I'll add a link to my 2006.06.04 "No Illegal Left Behind" Roundup.

Posted by: Bill Faith at June 4, 2007 09:57 PM

If the CBO can analyze the immigration bill, I would hope that some senators (and representatives) could be bothered to at least READ the bill........

Posted by: SouthernRoots at June 4, 2007 11:34 PM

Unfortunately, the federal government is once again in the process of dropping the ball. For that reason, it's incumbent that we elect local and state leaders who will crack down on businesses who employ illegals. I know that Fred Smith, who's announced he's running for governor of NC in 08, wants to put a stop to our state govt looking the other way on this. He's got my vote.

Posted by: Nathan Tabor at June 5, 2007 12:29 AM

Consider that when we make the original 20 million legal, they will fall under the restrictive labor and wage laws that we have and will lose their value to their employers. This will necessitate their firing and replacement with another 20 million who are not under the federal work laws. These restrictions are the real reason Americans can not work the jobs desired, not the fact that they are unwilling. We will then need another 20 million to replace the original group. The original group will move to our welfare roles and become good voting Democrats that will vote on command for programs that benefit them--redistribution of the wealth (Hillary's election platform). The next 20 million plus will have no deterrent to breaking our laws as we did not set an example with the first group and have indicated a lack of desire to be a lawful country.

We can elect as many politicans as you desire but they will all be the same as what we currently have in place. The answer, our country has become too big and powerful. It needs to be split into several sections so those groups of people can govern as they deem best for their area and values--sucession!!

Posted by: David Caskey,MD at June 5, 2007 07:49 AM

Too big and powerful? Our country hasn't grown in size in 50 years. That's older than our illegal immigration problem. The problem stems from an inadequate system (little border security), and a lack of willpower (leaders unwilling to enforce existing laws). Those seem like pretty concrete issues to me, and certainly don't require anything as drastic as dissolution of the United States.

Posted by: Nathan Tabor at June 7, 2007 01:54 AM