President Bush has announced three Arizona lawmakers to come up with details for the immigration reform plan he wants to put before Congress. The three, Republican Senators Jon Kyl and John McCain and Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe, were selected to put together the legislation for the Presidents proposal.
So, who are these three men and what are their stances on immigration? To find out I went to Congress Grades and looked up the three.
First, we have Senator Jon Kyl. Jon Kyl in the past has actually scored decent on his card with a B on immigration. However, his recent actions have taken a serious downturn on immigration enforcement, particularly in regards to amnesty programs where he scores an F-, resulting in his current card holding an overall D.
Second, we have Senator John McCain. I like John McCain, he's a good guy who sticks to his beliefs. Unfortunately for us, on the immigration issue, his beliefs are abhorrent. With a lifetime career average of D+ he has nothing to be proud of on his enforcement of immigration law. He was against the recent Proposition 200 which passed in Arizona this election cycle that required voters to prove citizenship with ID and requiring immigration status being declared in order to receive government services. He sided with big business, radical open border supporters and illegal alien friendly groups against the Proposition. He has a consistent F- for his career in illegal alien amnesty, the visa lottery, chain migration and reducing unnecessary foreign worker visa's. The only place McCain shines is in border enforcement. His Current Grade is a telling F
The third tapped is Congressman Jim Kolbe. His record is abysmal in amnesty, interior enforcement and reducing unnecessary foreign worker visa's. Also recently he has continued his downward slide by scoring a D in rewarding illegal aliens and D+ border controls. His current grade sits at a lowly F
Bush has clearly tapped the bottom of the barrel with his choice of people to spearhead his immigration reform legislation. He may say he's not for an amnesty, but the individuals he has chosen to associate himself with regarding immigration all score a resounding F- in their actions towards amnesty for illegal aliens. Actions speak louder than words, as they say.
"We haven't come up with the actual tactic," Bush acknowledged when asked to provide new details of what he would want in such a guest-worker bill beyond the broad principles he has floated for about a year.
However, Bush was emphatic that he is not talking about amnesty or automatic citizenship for the estimated 8 million to 12 million undocumented immigrants working in this country.
"On the citizenship issue, people can get in line just like everybody else does," Bush said. "I think it would be a mistake to make this an amnesty program. So my proposal will not be an amnesty program."
It's an amnesty in everything but name no matter what he says.
Crossposted to The Command Post and Backcountry Conservative