With many Democrat’s reelection prospects looking more and more like Mission Impossible, Obama seems to have a plan. This bit of news from The New York Times [emphasis added mine]:
The Obama administration will insist on measures to give legal status to an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants as it pushes early next year for legislation to overhaul the immigration system, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said on Friday.
In her first major speech on the overhaul, Ms. Napolitano dispelled any suggestion that the administration — with health care, energy and other major issues crowding its agenda — would postpone the most contentious piece of immigration legislation until after midterm elections next November.
Anyone wants to bet that these 12 million newly minted Americans will be ever so grateful to their new socialist overlords?
Of course, Napolitano (a clown if ever there was one) had to sound all tough and stuff:
Laying out the administration’s bottom line, Ms. Napolitano said officials will argue for a “three-legged stool” that includes tougher enforcement laws against illegal immigrants and employers who hire them and a streamlined system for legal immigration, as well as a “tough and fair pathway to earned legal status.”
Whatever that pathway is, I am sure all 12 million illegals will be able to complete it before November 2010.
Once again Obama and the Democrats are being totally irresponsible in their blind pursuit to complete their liberal wet dreams. America has backbreaking debt, double digit unemployment and may even have the new cost of “free health care”, with all that on the plate why are we adding 12 million more people to the rolls? Many of these illegal aliens will no doubt qualify for all kinds of social assistance programs because they have been working for salaries below minimum wage.
Now is the time for Washington to start thinking of America in terms of being “too big to fail”.
Via: The New York Times