LETTERS: Actions speak louder than words regarding amnesty

Many thanks to D.A. King, president of the Dustin Inman Society, for pointing out that the proposed DREAM Act amnesty is actually a massive amnesty in disguise for the multitudes of illegal aliens willing to produce fake documents and make false sworn statements. There may be a few innocent deserving students in the mix, but overall this legislation is purposely designed to circumvent the intent of our laws and give amnesty to millions of undeserving illegals.

I might add to King’s formidable case against this deeply flawed amnesty by amplifying on his brief mention of the massive “one-time amnesty of 1986.” In order to gain passage of the 1986 amnesty, the backers of the amnesty made three big promises:

1) Only a few hundred thousand illegal immigrants would be eligible for the amnesty.

2) Internal employment enforcement would stop future employment of illegal aliens.

3) There would be no more amnesties.

Well, we now know that instead of a few hundred thousand, more than 3.2 million illegals were granted amnesty and these people then effectively “imported” another 2 million to 3 million family members and then add to that the untold millions of off-spring. Political pressure, the overwhelming numbers involved and purposely withheld funding effectively forced INS adjudicators to rubber-stamp even the most obviously fraudulent claim for amnesty. All efforts of internal employment enforcement were effectively stymied by Congress and the promised computer tracking systems were de-funded.

As for the devout promise that there would be no more amnesties, well, we already know that we citizens were lied to still again by Congress. As a caution, our U.S. Senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, were for amnesty before they were against it, so in spite of their current political statements against illegal immigration, their promises simply cannot be trusted. Only action counts.

Anyone remember the promises that were made to gain passage of NAFTA? We were told that by letting millions of American jobs be transferred to Mexico, that would effectively end the need for illegals to invade our country. Well, perhaps it was a “speed bump” for a few months, but we now know that we were again deceived by Congress.

Realistically, the American people need to understand that we have a corrupt Congress that can not be trusted. No amnesty, of any sort, should be considered until AFTER our borders are better secured and effective workplace enforcement is proven effective.

— Ernest Wade