Sunday, October 26, 2008
Kanjorski's Camp Telling Media Team America Ad Is Untrue
Paul Kanjorski's campaign is attacking Team America's ad. Kanjorski et al claim he voted against amnesty and the content of the radio ad is wrong.
Kanjorski needs a memory check. In 1986 the Immigration Reform and Control Act was passed by a vote of 238-173. If one were to visit this site referencing an article from the New American published in June, 2006 one would see that Paul Kanjorski voted "YES" on this bill that gave amnesty to 2.7 million illegal aliens. "The enactment of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) dramatically eroded border control not only by granting citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants but by encouraging millions more to enter into the United States illegally in the hope that they too would eventually receive legal status."
Kanjorski is listed as voting for the IRCA amnesty bill in the book “Anatomy of a Public Policy: The Reform of Contemporary American Immigration Law,” which was written by Michael C. LeMay and published in September 1994. Kanjorski’s vote is listed in Appendix B: The Roll Call Votes Enacting IRCA. LeMay was professor and chairman of the Department of Political Science and director of the National Security Studies Program at California State University, San Bernardino.
A local blogger, Gort42, posed the question about illegal immigration to Paul Kanjorski in 2006. Kanjorski admitted he voted for amnesty of illegal aliens: "In 1986, Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act with my support."
In his own press release Kanjorski issues the following statement "I have consistently supported legislation to secure our borders and enforce our current federal immigration laws."
Team America documented the contents of the radio ad on their website. NumbersUSA gives Paul Kanjorski a D+ career rating on illegal immigration issues. On the subject to "Reduce Enticement For Illegal Immigration" he received an F-.
This article explains the unintended consequence regarding amnesty. "This particular hot insight, found in a report entitled "Understanding the Future of Californians' Fertility: The Role of Immigrants”: amnesties have unexpected repercussions that echo for years. It turns out that the 1986 amnesty for illegals set off a big baby boom among its beneficiaries - inevitably worsening the subsequent crowding in schools and emergency rooms."
When Paul Kanjorski claims to be solid against illegal immigration it only takes a review of his record to determine it isn't supported by the facts. Borys was wrong when he stated"On illegal immigration, Kanjorski, Barletta agree".
Captain Renault is among those who feel illegal immigration is off the radar screen for now. I ask the question- Do you talk about your mortgage payment or do you think about it to yourself? Ask the question about illegal immigration in your neighborhood and see what type of response you get. If illegal immigration wasn't an issue why did the media point out that illegals started going home when our economy started to tank?
The American Thinker wrote on the Center For Immigration Studies report with some interesting highlights. I want you to keep in mind that MS13 IS IN HAZLETON.
"# Transnational immigrant gangs have been spreading rapidly and sprouting in suburban and rural areas where communities are not always equipped to deal with them.
# A very large share of immigrant gang members are illegal aliens and removable aliens. Federal sources estimate that 60 to 90 percent of the members of MS-13, the most notorious immigrant gang, are illegal aliens. In one jurisdiction studied, Northern Virginia, 30 to 40 percent of the gang task force case load were removable aliens.
# MS-13 activity was found in 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
# The immigrant gangsters arrested were a significant menace to the public. About 80 percent had committed serious crimes in addition to their immigration violations and 40 percent were violent criminals.
# While immigration law enforcement is a federal responsibility, ICE cannot do the job effectively without assistance from state and local law enforcement, particularly when it comes to immigrant gangs."
Gordan Hanson conlcuded the following statements in his paper "The Economic Logic of Illegal Immigration.
"In the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986,Congress voted to increase enforcement without creating a mechanism for the continued legal inflow of low skilled labor. Under steady pressure from business, immigration authorities ultimately gutted or redirected IRCA’s major enforcement provisions. The end result was that illegal labor has continued to find a way into the country. As Congress again wrestles with immigration reform, one would hope that it will pay heed to the failures of IRCA by designing a framework that allows for the dynamic participation of legal immigrant workers in the U.S. economy. Otherwise, the United States is likely to find itself with even larger illegal populations in the very near future."
The Right Wing Whiz Kid may be onto something regarding this race. However I feel the NRA may have shot itself in the foot.
This issue will come back to the forefront. The Presidential candidates are not that far apart in their positions. McCain will LET it happen and Obama will MAKE it happen. Opponents to allowing undocumented law breakers and the problems inherent with having to support a fluctuating population of unknowns will once again be highlighted and addressed. Do you want Lou Barletta or Paul Kanjorski making the decisions?