Greta Van Susteren
Greta Van Susteren at the 2010 Amnesty Awards
came out tonight (June 30, 2010) and made it quite clear that she is for amnesty for illegal aliens. She took the standard tactic of the pushers of amnesty and quickly followed up her "pathway to citizenship" comment with a "first secure the borders" statement. Whenever you hear someone say they are securing the borders perk your ears up and then ask them what they would do in the interior with the illegal aliens already here.
Most will dodge the question if a politician. Sarah Palin plays this game quite well, but she has the same opinion as Greta. She says she is for securing the borders, but stated to Univision that she is for a Pathway to Citizenship (i.e. amnesty for illegal aliens already here). In April 2010 on Hannity, Palin tried to sound tough by supporting Arizona and SB1070, but slipped and also said that "many of them [illegal aliens] want to come over here to find that Pathway to Citizenship they want", which is something she supports.
In the clip below Greta Van Susteren says the following to Karl Rove (one of the fathers of the 2006 push for amnesty for illegal aliens during the Bush Administration):
"You know, like you Karl, I'm in favor of Comprehensive Immigration Reform. I think it's a real problem. I think a lot of people in this country, umm you know, can, you know, need to have some path to citizenship, or, or, something, but that we have to first secure our borders so we can at least contain the problem and then make some good, smart decisions."
Greta tries to insinuate that her ideas of Comprehensive Immigration Reform and pathway to citizenship are "good, smart decisions" once the border is secure. Nice subliminal messaging.
My suggested good, smart decision is to enforce the law. That includes the law that was passed in 2006 called the Secure Fence Act which made it mandatory to build 700 miles of double layer fence along the border. That's a good, smart decision that would solve many of our problems. And hey! We wouldn't need new laws or even to argue over it.
Greta Van Susteren is already backpedaling over her statements that she supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform and a Pathway to Citizenship. In a post on her blog entitled "Can We Get Something Straight?", which was posted just minutes after my post here, Van Susteren states:
Comprehensive immigration reform does NOT necessarily mean AMNESTY even if some continue to think it does. Right now we have no idea what a comprehensive immigration bill would mean - it has not been been debated, proposed or decided.
What comprehensive immigration reform means is a comprehensive (complete) solution to the many issues associated with immigration. Immigration is not just one issue. There are many, many, many issues to immigration. A comprehensive solution is one that attempts to deal with all the issues at one time.
I want to secure the borders....and then turn to resolving all the many immigration issues so that we have certainty and order.
I don't have a set or firm idea of what should be the comprehensive solution - I only know we must solve this giant problem as it is not going away and it is creating big problems.
There is only one problem with Van Susteren's clarification to her statements on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and that it doesn't mean amnesty. She also stated that she is in favor of a Pathway to Citizenship, which is clearly an amnesty. It may seem like this is some sort of gotcha! item, but she clearly states it in the video below and if you watch the video it is something that she has contemplated in the past. Her quick response to the video and the posting above - and the emails and comments she is receiving - shows that she let the cat out of the bag.
We do not need one gigantic bill to solve our immigration problems. We need our existing laws enforced. There is no need for any kind of immigration legislation being put forth. Any bill put forth should be questioned and scrutinized because laws on the books already would solve all of our problems.
I'm sure she's quite angry or frustrated that the American people are jumping all over her, but really, she is the one who has been trying to fool others into thinking she is on their side. She clearly has a stance and she made it below.
Greta has never been one of my special favorites; now, she has dropped so far below the horizon I am having trouble just imagining her there.
Comprehensive immigration reform is a liberal Democrat term that after all the massaging and bending and tweaking means, reward for criminal law breakers.
Are we not going to punish those people for storming across our borders without authorization? If that the kind of country we will now be after this carte-blanche, touchy-feely good times with these criminals who have murdered our own brother and sister countrymen and women?
Do we now become a giant "sanctuary" country? It that is so, then the debt will never stop going up and in a very short time it will exceed our total worth and God help our children for the horror show you have given them.
And to those of you that opened this can of ugly worms, I hope you get your just rewards for this act of stupidity. As you grow old and in poverty-stricken slavery to the wealthier nations that loaned us money, maybe then you'll see what a colossal error in judgement you made and the harm you caused for millions of others.
I usually say, 'May God have mercy on your soul' but I just don't feel that charitable toward you.
Posted by: Jerry on July 1, 2010 08:37 PM
Anytime you reward behavior, you get more of the same behavior...good or bad. We granted amnesty to 2.7 million illegals in 1986...now we have 12+ million.
The argument that these people are only looking for a better life so we should let them stay does not hold water. If that's the case, then we'd need to let the other 4 billion people on this planet who live in abject poverty come here...which we obviously cannot do without ruining our country.
Taking care of the problem permanently is 6 easy action items.
1. You prosecute employers under RICO statues, as employing illegals is running a criminal enterprise. Give them meaningful jail time and confiscate profits (and dividends and stock appreciation for public companies). Easy to do a SSI# search for duplicate and non-issued numbers.
2. Prosecute illegals under RICO statues as well. Give them 120 days to self-deport...then when you catch them you take everything they have before sending them home.
3. Require those here on visas to register their whereabouts and check every week for the month before they are expected to leave. Half of those now in the country came legally and simply overstayed their welcome.
4. We have no moral or ethical responsibility to rehabilitate citizens of another country. Make it a capital crime for convicted felons to be in the country illegally. Take a DNA sample and then deport all of them in our prisons now (30% of federal inmates). If caught in this country again, positive DNA identification=summary judgement of guilt, sentence to be carried out at the nearest military facility ASAP.
5. Change the Constitution so that the mere fact of birth on US soil does not automatically convey citizenship. Pregnant illegals come here expressly because of this.
6. Bring the military back from Europe and put them on the borders. Anyone trying to come in without going through a proper point of entry is up to no good. Shoot first, ask questions later.
That's the only way we don't have to face this again in 20 years.
Posted by: LazaBrkonja on July 5, 2010 10:57 AM