Bill seeks legal status for 9/11 families
Members of Congress from New York have written a bill to grant permanent legal status to illegal aliens whose spouse or parent was killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The bill would apply both to those who were here illegally at the time of the attacks and those here legally as family members of someone with a work or student visa.
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat, said..."We are talking about a small number of people who have suffered the loss of a father, mother, husband or wife on 9/11," she said. "For us to allow their deportation, regardless of their status, would be wrong. I can't believe the Congress would let that happen."
No word on whether or not Ms. Maloney has plans to pardon murderers, rapists, or drug dealers who suffered a loss on 9/11.
The given reason behind this move is that if deported, these newly made millionaires may be targets of kidnapping in their wonderful homelands. (obviously we should have an open border with a country where we are worried about people being kidnapped because they have some money)
The real reason that this is going on is because congress is scared. The open border lobby is now seeing a public groundswell against illegal aliens and they realize that their time may be short. The policy of "look the other way" has been fine but many of our "leaders" want official amnesty and chaos which is looking more and more like a political impossibility.
In taking a lesson from the radical homosexual lobby a few congressmen have decided to go with incremental change. Pick a small group that everyone can feel sympathy for, 9/11 families, and get amnesty for them. Then say "see, nothing bad happened" and identify a second group that needs amnesty. And on and on until next thing you know we have President Bush attending the gay marriage of two illegal aliens. OK, a little carried away there but you get my point.
I just can't get past the fact that these people are criminals.