by Eliana Benador
The President has not signed the immigration bill during the summer recess as some feared, but he certainly has not given up on it. If it is about the destruction of America, one can count on him.
In fact, 11 million illegal immigrants in America are enjoying all kind of aids and privileges,
especially, the outrageous Supreme Court order that has granted vote to illegal immigrants in American elections WITHOUT documentation, means that a de facto immigration has already taken place.
The rest will only be a formality. Those who have entered America breaking the laws of immigration, instead of being punished, will be rewarded.
Obama continues pulling the strings among his friends and donors to help him achieve his goals. Among them, www.FWD.us the political action group founded by one of Mr. Obama’s supporters, Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook; the National Immigration Forum; and the Partnership for a New American Economy, led by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, Rupert Murdoch and Bill Marriott Jr. They have joined in their quest to help the President crush public opinion with their arguments and influence and policymakers to pass a most comprehensive immigration reform.
Their agenda is set as the “partnership [to] enable Mayors and CEOs to demonstrate to policymakers the vital role that immigration plays in our economy by publishing studies, conducting polls, convening forums, and sponsoring public education campaigns.”
Given that people such as Zuckerberg, Bloomberg and Murdoch are involved, the weight of their influence almost guarantee the success of this endeavor.
Yesterday, in an unprecedented move, a group of Utah business leaders confronted several members of their state’s congressional delegation as they all waited to board their flight to Washington D.C. last Monday at the Salt Lake City airport. The businessmen were urging House Republicans to take up a broad immigration overhaul. “Our plea is to act now, do it now, lead,” Stan Lockhart, a former chairman of the Utah Republican Party, said Tuesday in an interview as he explained the group’s basic pitch. “Ask House leadership to lead, and let’s pass what’s possible now.” Randy Parker, chief executive of the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, chimed in: “They need to act now. That’s the bottom line.”
Why would such a coalition of business executives, evangelical groups and prominent conservatives come together to urge House Republicans to put broad immigration legislation on the House floor, “ideally before the end of this year?”
They were not alone. There was also another larger group of more than 600 leaders from roughly 40 states who descended on Capitol Hill for meetings with nearly 150 Republican lawmakers who they expect to support a broad immigration overhaul, including some sort of legal status for the 11 million immigrants in the country illegally.
When conservative business leaders urge lawmakers to take a more proactive role in pushing immigration legislation to a House vote, one must wonder what is in there for them when they are demanding their lawmakers to “ actually create dialogue and create discussion and tell leadership in the House that we’re not interested in waiting two years — we need to address this now.” The urge is certain to please President Obama, Zuckerberg, Bloomberg, and Murdoch.
Meanwhile, in Capitol Hill conflicting messages are coming from Marco Rubio who seems to have heard people unhappy with his immigration positions and is struggling to remain a viable candidate for next elections. Mike Lee, who won with support from the Tea Party, is also targeted by the business leaders, in the hope to convince him to join the bandwagon of immigration reform. However, Senator Lee will not be an easy prey, as he has qualms to oppose an immigration overhaul that he considers more of an “amnesty.”
No one forgets that President Obama has made clear he wants this immigration legislation signed by the end of this year. To that purpose, he has met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus “to discuss administration efforts to urge House passage of immigration legislation.”
The president will use “all tools available”. Indeed, Americans know that he will do all in his power, and more, to get an immigration bill through Congress.
The Obama Administration has said that “enacting the Senate immigration measure would increase the U.S. gross domestic product by 3.3 percent in 2023 by creating a larger labor force, higher productivity and stronger technology and agriculture.”
They willingly forget that America already has a large labor force, there are roughly a third of the American population, i.e., 114 million in all, jobless, unemployed or without work who must be given any and all jobs available in America. They should be priority number one, above anyone else.
Most immigrants targeted by the Obama Administration to receive their gifts, are highly unskilled individuals -not the opposite. So, how do they figure these people would be instrumental in increasing the U.S. gross domestic product by 3.3%?
And, there are still other issues such as border security, immigration agents to be dealt with. For now, suffice it to note the incongruent ambitions of the President with the reality of the situation.
The ill policies of democrats and republicans from the last decades have been guided by an American political leadership that has governed in accordance to the personal and corporate interests and not by the best interest of America and her citizens. That is the reason why they need to maintain the fabric of the country made of immigrants -while they give hard time to born-Americans.
Fifty million American babies have been murdered thanks to laws promoting and facilitating abortion. America needs more American born babies. A good President would have promoted and facilitated that young couples have as many babies as possible. Sadly, the abortion program is one of the abhorrent pet projects of this President
Once again, the politics of the leadership serve their own personal and corporate interests. Once again, they are not thinking of the country and people whom they should defend -with their lives, in case of need. Once again, political and business leaders are betraying America.
At this point, allowing a quasi-amnesty on immigration equates to have the doors wide open to unskilled mercenaries. They will not respect or share the values of the land and will show no love, solidarity or gratitude for America.
They would still have to show if they are ready to sacrifice for a land that deserves to be worshiped.
One thing is for sure, those mercenary immigrants will show allegiance to the rotten American leadership that has facilitated their status as new Americans.
Frankly, America deserves better.
God bless America
Copyright ©Eliana Benador
Eliana Benador is a global strategist, a political operative and a human rights activist. She has been the founder of Benador Associates. She has represented dissidents abroad from Iraq, Iran, the Copts and others. Her blog is Eliana’s Choice. You may follow her on Twitter, join her fan page on Facebook and you may find her also on LinkedIn.