Fellow travelers and useful idiots

Who said it: George Bush, the Democrats, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, or the Communist Party USA?

“[Whereas] restrictive, discriminatory, and punitive laws and practices are designed to make migrant labor more vulnerable…

[We call for]:

The rapid legalization, without discrimination or onerous conditions, of all undocumented workers and their relatives living in the United States.

The creation of mechanisms whereby immigrant workers in the future can come to the United States legally and safely with full rights.

An end to discrimination against immigrants with or without papers in the issuance of drivers licenses, and no restriction on the right of immigrants to use consular
ID cards or other country-of-origin IDs to open bank and credit accounts or to deal with government agencies.

All workers and their family members, with or without documents, to have full access to all public services paid for by their taxes and labor, including Social Security and Medicare and affordable higher education.”
Source: The CPUSA
“We must punish employers who recruit undocumented workers in order to exploit them. We reject calls for guest worker programs that lead to exploitation. We should have equitable asylum policies that treat people the same whether they have fled violence from the Right and Left. We support restoration of basic due process protections, so that immigrants are no longer subject to deportation for minor offenses and are eligible to receive safety net services supported by their tax dollars.”

“We will extend the promise of citizenship to those still struggling for freedom. Today's immigration laws do not reflect our values or serve our security, and we will work for real reform.”

“Undocumented immigrants within our borders who clear a background check, work hard and pay taxes should have a path to earn full participation in America. We will hasten family reunification for parents and children, husbands and wives”
Source: Democratic Party Platform
“denying drivers licenses to illegal aliens won't result in fewer immigrants. It will result in more immigrants driving illegally and without insurance.”

“the solution to the problem of illegal immigration is to make it legal, or at least to normalize the movement of people. A program of temporary work visas would allow Mexicans to go home; the incentive for undocumented aliens now is to stay rather than face the border barrier a second time.”

“Laws and regulations can generally be made more generous. The 1996 Border Patrol expansion is a dubious expense, expanding a cops-and-robbers game that sometimes turns deadly.”
Source: The Wall Street Journal (1, 2)
“laws should allow willing workers to enter our country and fill jobs”

“We must make our immigration laws more rational, and more humane”

"This program will offer legal status...to the millions of undocumented men and women now employed in the United States, and to those in foreign countries who seek to participate in the program"

"workers will be able to establish their identities by obtaining the legal documents we all take for granted. And they will be able to talk openly to authorities, to report crimes when they are harmed, without the fear of being deported"

“All participants will be issued a temporary worker card that will allow them to travel back and forth between their home and the United States without fear of being denied re-entry into our country"
Source: George Bush


  1. yes, a couple of weeks ago I heard Nancy Pelosi making some incoherent comments on TV babbling about "securing open borders without fences or enforcement".

    Her rant really pissed me off mainly because she enumerated Bush's immigration policies precisely.

    Then the Ameriquest scandal & Bush is tied to another leftist with his immigration policies-Mayor of LA Antonio Villaraigosa.

    Politics do make strange bedfellows.

  2. You have the majority of normal Americans are on one side of the issue, and a collection of elites and fringe elements are on the other.

  3. Remarkably sensible....of course, the way to make ANY illegal activity legal is to legalize it. What brilliant straight forward thinking. You sure this was the Republican Party? You know....the ones who wanted to make divorce illegal because divorce did not "uphold the sanctity of marriage". (or did I miss something there...)


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