“Our http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=112 is our strength?”
If you were looking for a truce in the immigration wars once the Bush-Kennedy amnesty went down to defeat, look again.
Communities, cities, and states are passing tough new laws to deal with the 12-20 million illegal aliens in our midst. Towns like Hazleton, Pa., and Farmers Branch, Texas, which sought to punish landlords who rent to and businesses that hire “undocumented workers,” have been hauled before federal judges by the ACLU. Arizona has passed a law to de-certify and close businesses caught hiring illegals twice. Protests have begun over removal of National Guard troops from the border.
The Department of Homeland Security is getting off its posterior to demand that businesses, when told the Social Security numbers of employees do not match Social Security Administration records, clear up the discrepancy in 90 days, or fire the workers, or face stiff fines.
Mitt Romney is raking Rudy Giuliani for maintaining New York’s status as a “sanctuary city,” where cops cannot ask criminal suspects to prove they belong in the country. Failure by New York cops to learn the illegal status of four thugs and deport them enabled them to stay in town, where they kidnapped and sexually assaulted a Queens woman for three hours in a shack near Shea Stadium.Comes now a blockbuster report by political scientist http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=1001, author of the runaway bestseller Bowling Alone. Putnam provides supporting fire from Harvard Yard for those who say America needs a time-out from mass immigration, be it legal or illegal, like the immigration moratorium we had from 1924-1965.
“E Pluribus Unum: Diversity and Community in the 21st Century” is the title of Putnam’s five-year study, which makes hash out of the politically correct cliché, “Our diversity is our strength.”