Glendora, CA 91741
May 19, 2007

Senator Edward Kennedy
United States Senate

Dear Senator Kennedy:  Re: “Bringing them out into the sunlight”

Not bad phraseology, - your comments of May 17 regarding “comprehensive immigration reform”. I’ve done some research about similar comments of yours, made over the years on the subject of immigration, and it’s always the same, a humongous gap between verbal thesis, intent, and reality.

Senator Edward Kennedy, 1965. Senate floor manager of the 1965 Immigration Act:
The realities of each of your above statements were exactly the opposite of what you were supposedly advocating, largely because of you never intended to make them happen. Accordingly, the American public would be foolish in the extreme to give much credence to your “sunshine” & “huddled masses” statements. 

With the possible exceptions of stealth political and/or ideological motives, there are no plausible reasons why Congress can’t adopt rational immigrant selection procedures that satisfy strategic national objectives; - coherent programs where all newcomers are selected based upon their propensities to benefit their new nation. This includes programs that address the ravages of our runaway population explosion, (76 million in 1900, - 301 million now, - 600 million by mid-21st-Century; - plus the devastation to our nation’s carrying capacity.

No one in your camp has ever presented a scintilla of evidence regarding the economic necessity for “guest workers”. In fact, there is no such evidence, - with the exception of widespread avarice among seedy American employers to pay the lowest possible wages to whoever will accept them, legal or otherwise.

If you didn’t favor the welfare of illegal aliens over the welfare of American citizens, you would have long since fashioned legitimate employment protection for unskilled American workers. The only protection American workers currently have under your legislation are affidavits from American employers about the unavailability of Americans to do grunt work; - the very same seedy employers who’ve been violating our immigration laws for decades. Clearly we need an independent federal agency to keep the likes of you and President Bush, in conjunction with greedy & conniving American employers, from wiping your feet on the faces of unskilled American workers.

There’s lots of gallows humor in your “sunshine” statements. Just like Count Dracula, you’re terrified of another kind of sunshine, the kind that would force you to defend your immigration philosophy under the bright light of cross-examination by the American people. No wonder you beat-the-drums for legislation where the text hasn’t yet been completed or read by the Senate, - giving that body no reasonable opportunity to thoroughly review the legislation. This legislation is  without financials, contains no rational justification for huge increases in legal immigrants, contains no economic justification for guest workers, contains no details about the number of families that would accompany guest workers, contains spooky advocacy that gives illegal alien students financial advantages over American students, and so on.

You basic message to the American people seems to be “trust me”. However, after 42 years of sleight-of-hand Typhoid Mary subterfuge, a betrayed American public should finally realize that you favor the welfare of illegal immigrants far above the welfare of American citizens, and that you’ll go to almost any lengths to make your ideology become a reality. An ideology badly in need of a pacemaker.


                                                                                   Michael Scott

"What the bill will not do: "First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same. Secondly the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset. Contrary to the charges in some quarters, (the bill) would not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated deprived nations of Africa and Asia. In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think."
Senator Edward Kennedy, 1986:
“This amnesty (1986 IRCA) will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this.”
Senator Edward Kennedy, Address, Center for National Policy, Feb. 8, 1996.:
"We should strengthen our immigration laws to prevent the importation of foreign wages and working conditions. We should make it illegal for employers to lay off Americans and then fill their jobs by bringing in workers from overseas. Any U.S. employer who wishes to hire from abroad--even for temporary jobs--should have to recruit U.S. workers first. And we should end the unskilled immigration that competes with young Americans just entering the job market."