My Form Letter from Senator Frist re: Illegal Immigration

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  1. LadyEagle

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    Dear Friend:

    Thank you for contacting me regarding comprehensive immigration reform. It is an honor to serve you as the Majority Leader of the United States Senate and a privilege to respond to your concerns.

    Today there are 10 to 12 million undocumented aliens living in the United States, and many Americans believe that our immigration policies are in need of serious review. As a nation of immigrants who honor the rule of law, I believe we must make it a priority to secure our borders as a part of any effort to reform our immigration policies.

    In order to address this issue I have introduced S. 2454, the Securing America’s Border Act, a billion-dollar down payment that focuses on border security and interior law enforcement and will enable the Senate to pursue comprehensive immigration reform. My proposal will add resources to border protection, give our immigration-enforcement officials new legal tools, invest in physical barriers and electronic surveillance equipment at the borders and make it easier for employers to ensure that they hire only citizens and legal residents. We need to make these investments because maintaining a secure border ranks among the most fundamental missions of any sovereign nation

    While our country needs security at our borders in order to slow the flow of illegal immigration and enhance our national security, we still need to do more. A majority of the people who enter America illegally, after all, come here to work. Among other things, the full Senate will need to address ways we can balance security interests with our economy's labor needs. In the long term, our government needs to work on policies that encourage democracy and prosperity abroad which will also address our immigration crisis by reducing the number of people who feel that coming to the United States is their only option.

    Let me be clear, I do not support amnesty, but I do understand the labor challenges facing our nation, and, as Majority Leader, I will continue to work with my colleagues to address this critical problem in the 109th Congress. On the basis of sound immigration policy, we can protect our borders, and continue to welcome legal immigrants, and in doing both we will improve the lives of all Americans.

    Sincerely,


    William H. Frist, M.D.
    Majority Leader
    United States Senate

    P.S. Please visit http://frist.senate.gov to register for my e-mail newsletter.
     
  2. KenH

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    Senator Frist,

    Enforce the laws on employers about hiring illegal aliens and cut illegal aliens off from government welfare. Most of the ones here will leave and very few new ones will come here.

    KenH
     
  3. SeekingTruth

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    Maybe, instead of being so understanding, Frist and others in Congress should insist laws on the books now be enforced. That might solve the problem
     
  4. LoveThyNeighbour

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    SOURCE:
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  5. church mouse guy

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    One job that illegals won't do, it seems, is refrain from voting illegally once they get here. Another job that illegals will not refrain from doing is driving illegally once they get here. Another job that illegals will not refrain from doing is asking for social benefits that they don't deserve once they get here.

    But the # 1 job that illegal Mexicans will not do is build a wall to close the borders with Canada and Mexico.

    So there are some jobs that Mexicans won't do.
     
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    I wasn't aware of a problem with non-citizens voting. Do you mind showing us your numbers and where you got them?

    You do know, I hope, that if you visit Mexico, you are allowed to drive. Likewise, Mexican nationals with drivers licenses can drive here.

    The last numbers I saw, showed that Mexican workers who are here illegally, rarely ask for social services. Most of them are men here without their families, who don't want to draw any attention. As far as their taxes and social security payments are concerned, we're making a profit on them.

    And I bet you'd have to turn away more Mexican workers than you could hire, if you advertised for a job building that wall.
     
  7. church mouse guy

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    How can an illegal drive legally in the USA when he has no proper ID, Galatian.

    I know that you can drive in Mexico if you are brave. I used to live in El Paso and I know what the roads are like in Chihuahua, for example. I think that you have to buy heavy insurance, not drive at night, drive slow, etc.

    Actually, I have driven my car into Mexico a lot, but not into the interior.

    As for the voting issue, that is very serious, Galatian. The Democrats in Indiana want a system where you never have to show ID in order to vote and the federal motor voter law has helped them. Even a death certificate cannot get you removed from the voter poll list in Indiana. They have to wait to see if you skip a couple of federal elections before they can remove you.

    These big cities are very corrupt and voter fraud is widespread in places like Indianapolis. We already have illegals voting in our local elections.
     
  8. LadyEagle

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    I'll tell you how, CMG. In the State of Tennessee, illegal aliens are allowed to get driver's licenses. This came about a few years ago. When you go to the Driver's License Bureau on any typical day, you see a handful of blacks and whites. The rest are Hispanics. And the place is jammed nearly every day. You have to take a number and wait hours. Illegal aliens are drawn like a magnet to Tennessee and a couple of other states who hand the DL like candy. They even give them the test in Spanish. They must skip over the parts about how many passengers you can have in a car, mandatory state seat belts like the rest of us have to wear, and car seats for babies, because these people drive around unbelted, children unrestrained, and stuff passengers into cars and pickups. And how these people can possibly read the road signs is beyond me, because all the TN signs are in English, you know, our language we speak in America.

    When people think about Nashville, they think country music. We've got that all right, but it's more like the tower of Babel at Sam's club, restaurants, etc., and all the places locals go, because there are so many foreigners speaking their native tongues. Today at the Chinese restaurant, there was only one other white couple in there. The Chinese were speaking English cause they work there. The rest of the patrons were Hispanic (probably 50-60 diners) all speaking Spanish. In Nashville public schools, 78 languages are spoken. Sometimes I want to scream, "why don't you speak English" but it wouldn't do any good, they wouldn't understand me anyway, and I'd probably be hauled off to the pokey as a mad woman. (So, what I do instead, is ask the Lord to send someone their way to share the Gospel with them while they're in this country. And I feel better.)

    Bottom line, you show your Driver's License for ID and then, I guess, you can vote. Who cares, anyway. It's more money to line the pockets of the home builders and landscape companies around here. Not that they pass the "savings" onto the rest of us.
     
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    I know. The news has been carrying stories about how easy it is to get a drivers license in TN. We went into an IHOP 2 Saturdays ago. The staff and some of the patrons were Hispanics, there were a lot of young whites and some blacks. It was a new place on the edge of town so it was all quite nice and I had some friends from South America so our table spoke broken Spanish, broken English, Spanish, and English--4 languages!

    Six weeks ago we went to Clowes Hall, a modern concert hall on Butler University, to hear Nati )Natividad) Cano a mariachi band leader from Los Angeles who had performed for the Presidents of the US and Mexico and who had worked for Linda Rhonstadt when she did her project about the songs of her Mexican father. The audience there was wealthy anglos who spoke Spanish very fluently and a lot of Mexicans who had a very good time in spite of the high prices and upper-class setting. All in all I would say that Americanization is possible but it will be slow. Maybe the Baptist churches should teach English as a second language using the KJV as a textbook along with other materials. I used to teach ESL in Chicago and you don't have to know any Spanish to be successful. In fact, I think that Christians would have an easy time of it.

    Poor Mexico--so far from God, so close to the United States!

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  10. Dragoon68

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    So are you advocating they should be allowed to stay?
     

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