Thursday, March 02, 2006
Scotland beckons, Arlen
U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 is an ideal immigration bill. For Scotland.
Mr. Specter, Pennsylvania's nominal Republican senator, offered the magic-bullet theory in the JFK assassination, prevented the well-qualified Robert Bork from becoming a U.S. Supreme Court justice and, to rationalize his vote in the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, quoted Scottish law.
Specter's bill would all but grant amnesty to most illegal aliens -- for starters. It also would force taxpayers to pay for programs to help the 11 million or more illegals to get legal representation to "educate interested parties regarding the process for obtaining amnesty." Good grief.
Specter's bill mocks House Resolution 4437 -- the Border Protection, Anti-terrorism and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. The House version requires construction of 700 miles of fence in populated border areas. Specter's bill calls for a study of the need for fencing.
A side-by-side comparison offered by NumbersUSA, an organization opposed to illegal immigration, is online at www.numbersusa.com/PDFs/SensenbrennervsSpecter.pdf
Population-challenged Scotland is so desperate to get immigrants that it created the Fresh Talent initiative. If Specter would relocate to his adopted homeland to lead the campaign for repopulation, Scotland's gain would be America's gain.