Don’t You Dare!

We dodged a bullet when the Senate went home for the Memorial Day recess without passing the immigration bill that would grant amnesty to millions of people who have come here illegally and open the floodgates for another barrage of so-called “temporary” guest workers.Your senators need to hear from you now. Call their offices and deliver this three-word message: “Don’t you dare!”

Don’t you dare vote for amnesty – proponents call it “a path to citizenship” – or an expansion of the guest worker program until you show the American people you can enforce the immigration laws already on the books.

Don’t you dare vote for amnesty or an expansion of the guest worker program until you secure our borders. Change the law if necessary to allow our military to defend the border. Crossing the border in a place other than a designated checkpoint is a crime. Let those who defend the border shoot first – with a stun gun or a real gun – and ask questions later.

Don’t you dare vote for amnesty or an expansion of the guest worker program until we can be sure anyone who enters our country through a border checkpoint or airport has a right to be here. Anyone who travels internationally can tell you that the emphasis has been on speed, not security. This must change! Sure, travelers will be inconvenienced, but most U.S. citizens will be happy to endure delays if the job is done right. Those who travel internationally on a regular basis can go through a background check and pay a fee to enter through a special lane that reads a security card along with a fingerprint scan. Require visas from all visitors so travelers can be screened in advance.

Don’t you dare vote for amnesty or an expansion of the guest worker program until those people who are selling forged documents are doing five to 10 years in prison. It is common to see news reporters doing stand-ups in front of business that deal in forged documents. If news reporters can find these places, those who run them and work in them can be arrested and convicted. Don’t insult us!

Don’t you dare vote for amnesty or an expansion of the guest worker program until you end the practice of granting citizenship to anyone who is born here regardless of the status of his or her parents. Presently, all temporary guest workers have to do to remain here permanently is give birth.

Don’t you dare vote for amnesty or an expansion of the guest worker program until you end the practice of giving free educations to illegal aliens.

Don’t you dare vote for amnesty or an expansion of the guest worker program until you end the practice of giving free medical care to anyone who shows up at a hospital emergency room. Free clinics can be set up for people who show up without proof of citizenship, a green card or a current visa with a credit card. Those with true medical emergencies (childbirth is not an emergency) then can be sent on to hospitals. However, when these people are treated at a clinic or hospital, they must not be released but transported back to their country of origin.

Don’t you dare vote for amnesty or an expansion of the guest worker program until you reform welfare. End the practice of giving welfare benefits to able-bodied citizens. Sure, there are jobs that U.S. citizens won’t do. Why should they when we pay them for doing nothing?

No one has the right to a laborer who will do backbreaking or distasteful work for below-market wages. It’s all about supply and demand. It took a civil war to abolish slavery in this country. Don’t you dare resurrect it under the guise of the temporary guest worker program.

All of these things are costly to implement and enforce. However, the cost pales in comparison to the long-term cost of the compromise immigration bill before the Senate.

While your senators and representatives are home for the Memorial Day recess, pay them a personal visit. Take along a toilet brush or garden hoe to drive home this point: If you can’t afford to pay a legal worker the going wage, do the work yourself.

Deliver this message loud and clear: Do not pass this immigration bill, which guarantees cheap labor to some at the expense of many.

Don’t you dare!

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