Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Robert E. Rector, a leading expert on poverty and the U.S. Welfare System and Senior Research Fellow in Domestic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, appeared as a guest on Raymond Arroyo's World Over Live recently. I was stunned by Rector's statements in the interview, particularly as he described the details of The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act (CIRA, S.2611). I knew there were flaws in this proposal, but I had no idea how outlandish this act is.
Rector explained that CIRA would create a new "Z" visa exclusively for illegal aliens. This title would change the status of those who are here illegally to legal, essentially granting amnesty to those "previously in unlawful status." This flawed proposal would also undermine the rule of law by granting massive benefits to those who have willfully violated U.S. laws, while denying those benefits to those who have played by the rules and sometimes even to U.S. citizens.
Some of the many flaws of this act can be found in this online article entitled "Rewarding Illegal Aliens: Senate Bill Undermines The Rule of Law" at Heritage House.
†Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam† presents more vital information on immigration and how this bill rewards lawbreakers and terrorists in this post.