Two new reports out say that of all of these new construction jobs to be added to the economy, somewhere around 300,000–15% of the two million Barkey has promised to create–are likely to go to illegal immigrant workers who don’t have the right to be here or to hold a job. I’m appalled but not surprised.
Senators Jeff Sessions (Republican) and Ben Nelson (Democrat) introduced SB239 last month, which would have required local governments and businesses that received stimulus money to verify the legal status of all job seekers through E-Verify, the program set up by the Social Security Administration to quickly verify the aforementioned legal status of any applicant in the US. The bill passed nearly unanimously in the House of Representatives, with merely two representatives voting no. Then it went to the Senate.
Enter Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi’s hatchet man.
Reid refused to allow the bill to be presented on the floor of the Senate, instead buckling down and rushing the stimulus bill through cloture before SB239 could be discussed. He effectively blocked the amendment thanks to the power of the dark side (a.k.a. the Democrat Party). Then again, we are talking about a man who referred to the mass of illegal aliens in our country as “12 million undocumented Americans.”
I wonder if Harry Reid has ever talked to some of these folks. I have. Let me say again, I used to be an officer in a detention center for ICE detainees awaiting deportation. Often, as they were processed for deportation to leave our facility for their country of origin, they’d smile at us and say, “see you next year!” Many openly admitted that they didn’t give a damn about the United States or it’s people–that all they cared about was getting a free education from our government or having their kids in America so they’d have a reason to be allowed to stay if they were caught so they could keep sending money back to their home countries. Those who came to our facility straight from their prison sentences (for various crimes, most often violent ones) crowed about how we’d never be able to keep them from coming back.
One in particular will forever stand out in my mind: he’d spend ten years behind bars for a DUI crash in which he killed a family of four. He had come to the US illegally in the early 80’s and had been given amnesty by Ronald Reagan and immediately obtained his green card. He bragged that he’d been arrested for DUI more than five times before the fatal wreck he caused and they never really did anything to him. He thought it was funny. What he found even funnier was that we were trying to deport him. “I got my green card, you guys will be paying me for the rest of my life after I sue you for putting me in this shithole!”
Calling these moochers “undocumented Americans” is like calling a drug dealer an “unlicensed pharmacist.” They don’t care about becoming Americans or taking care of our society. What they do care about is getting what they can, while they can, even if it means defrauding the US government out of millions. Why should they work in their home countries when they can come here and get all kinds of free benefits on our buck?
Then again, why not? Democrats don’t care about us. Why should they? When you’re in a position of power, you can have all the perks and benefits you want at the expense of John Q. Taxpayer. Democrat Charlie Rangel–who helps write tax laws so he can avoid being held accountable by them–has learned well how to get around on our buck. He’s entitled, right? No wonder they’re so interested in allowing the illegals to stay:
He writes the laws. He’s not beholden to them. And of course, he’s more than happy to skirt them for all those poor, unfortunate souls who are “just here to work.” Bush had issued an executive order requiring all federal contractors to use E-Verify; the order was slated to take effect in January. Obama issued an executive order pushing it back to May.
Welcome to the new age of Obama, the corruptocracy we can believe in.