Thursday, June 21, 2007

November 6, 1986. America's Groundhog Day

Remember the movie Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray? The same day kept repeating itself over and over again. Poor Phil (Murray's character) is having the worst day of his life, over and over again. November 6, 1986 is the start of America's Groundhog Day. That is the approval day of the 1986 Immigration Bill that promised to end illegal immigration, to punish employers employing illegal immigrants, and to secure our borders. Now look at the 2007 Immigration Bill. See a groundhog anywhere? Yes, everywhere. Newt Gingrich at did a great chart showing the promises made in 1986 and the promises being made today. They're the same! Yes, America, we are living Groundhog Day. And to top it off, here's the last paragraph of the Statement of Signing the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, November 6, 1986, President Reagen.

The act I am signing today is the product of one of the longest and most difficult legislative undertakings of recent memory. It has truly been a bipartisan effort, with this administration and the allies of immigration reform in the Congress, of both parties, working together to accomplish these critically important reforms. Future generations of Americans will be thankful for our efforts to humanely regain control of our borders and thereby preserve the value of one of the most sacred possessions of our people: American citizenship.

Note: S. 1200, approved November 6, was assigned Public Law No. 99 - 603.

Did you catch this part..."Future generations of Americans will be thankful for our efforts to humanely regain control of our borders"? No doubt about it, America, it's Immigration Groundhog Day.

Here's a summary of Newt's findings. Excellent job, Newt! For details, visit Newt's site.

1. Then as now, the bill promises to have tough employer sanctions.
2. Then as now, the bill promises to have a working employee verification system.
3. Then as now, the bill promises to provide secure borders.
4. Then as now, the bill promises to double resources.
5. Then as now, the bill promises that this bill is going to work and take care of the immigration issue once and for all.
6. Then as now, this bill claims that it has to be comprehensive or it won’t work.
7. Then as now, defenders of the bill threaten that the only alternative to a “comprehensive” bill is deportation.
8. Then as now, supporters of the bill say that this bill finally brings people out of the shadows.
9. Then as now, people who want to control the border are called nativists.
10. Then as now, supporters claim that this bill is the best we can do.

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