It is insulting to hear the President say "jobs Americans won't do". That is just wrong. To ignore this problem until it reaches this level is inexcusable. This situation could have been defused, had the Administration taken action on what we have been saying for a long time.
The House finally did, and then the Senate emasculated the House's bill.
Article IV, Section 4 of the US Constitution says : “The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union, a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion”
Section Four also requires the United States to protect each state from invasion, and, upon the application of the state legislature (or executive, if the legislature cannot be convened), from domestic violence. Pursuant to the clause, Congress has authorized the President to call up the state militia to suppress insurrections and repel invasions. [emphasis mine]Take a read on the vile imagery at Welcome to the Reconquista at Michelle Malkin. Sorry, folks. This is NOT your land!
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the peace treaty that ended the Mexican-American War (1846–1848). The treaty provided for the Mexican Cession, in which Mexico ceded 1.36 million km² (525,000 square miles) to the United StatesUSD$15 million. The United States also agreed to take over $3.25 million in debts Mexico owed to American citizens. in exchange for
The cession included parts of the modern-day U.S. states of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Wyoming, as well as the whole of California, Nevada, and Utah. The remaining parts of what are today the states of Arizona and New Mexico were later ceded under the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.
The treaty was signed by Nicholas P. Trist on behalf of the United States and three plenipotentiary representatives of Mexico on February 2, 1848, at the Villa of Guadalupe (today Gustavo A. Madero, D.F.), slightly north of Mexico City. It was subsequently ratified by the United States Senate on March 10 and by the Mexican government on May 19; the countries' ratifications were duly exchanged on May 30, 1848, at the city of Santiago de Querétaro.
President George W. Bush, who attended a naturalization ceremony in Washington, didn't comment on the Senate bill, but said, "America is stronger and more dynamic when we welcome new citizens."I hate to break the news to you Mr President, the mess we have now is with illegals! THEY are not citizens and do not intend to assimilate.
Tom Tancredo is pulling the immigration debate to the right—and away from Bush.
Tom Tancredo for President.
As the House and Senate debate the nation's immigration and border-security laws, the four-term Coloradan has positioned himself as the loudest, angriest voice against the estimated 11 million illegal aliens now living in the United States. They are "a scourge that threatens the very future of our nation," he says. He laments "the cult of multiculturalism," and worries about America's becoming a "Tower of Babel." If Republican presidential candidates don't put the problem atop the agenda in 2008, he says he'll run himself, just to force the front runners to talk about it.