The ANTI forums are rejoicing their Victory. They are giving each other Virtual High Fives! We all know the ANTI are a small group of zealots, but a very noisy, pompous group of zealots, nevertheless. "What next? What can we tackle next?" is their outcry. Give them an inch, now they want a mile.
Some ANTIs are calling for English as the Official Language (I will write about the problems with this in a future blog). Others are calling for an end to the 14th Ammendment - Jus Soli or "Anchor Babies" as they call them.
Many ANTIs are now pushing a new bill proposed in the House: HR 499. It is on Rep Baker´s website. This bill calls for enforcement of the current immigration laws, strict prosecution and some new xenophobic sections.
Here is a summary of HR 499
1. Increased-trained Border Patrol agents
2. Increased Immigration investigators
STRICT PROSECUTION OF CURRENT LAWS:
1. Implement entry-exit portions of Visitor Visa Indicators
2. Enforce Immigrant Affadavidits, Prosecute anyone caught and returned (vs escorting to border and allowing them to self return as is done today)
3. Strict Employer Sanctions and increased workplace sweeps
4. Prosecute anyone helping bring in an undocumented worker, regardless 1 or more.
5. 700 Mile Fence
1. Stop Financial Institutions from accepting Matricula Cards as ID
2. Stop In-state college tuition for anyone undocumented
3. Increase Prison Beds by 16,000 by end of 2007
4. Expedite removal (With increased sweeps, this equals Mass Deportation)
They close it by saying "taking the steps described in paragraph (1) will lead to a substantial reduction in illegal immigration and will greatly improve the border security of the United States."
The ANTIs believe anything short of Deportation is Amnesty. Most of the ANTI websites are calling for an immediate return of all 12M (or as they say 20 - 60M)to their country of origin. We all know how devastating this would be to our country. Bernanke has said the 12M have saved us from a recession. We are facing severe labor shortages as the Boomers age. Now the ANTIs, with one victory under their belt are looking for Mass Deportation.
Sad times ahead my friends. Sad Times!