The Pardu

The Pardu
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Showing posts with label GOP Anti-Immigration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GOP Anti-Immigration. Show all posts

Monday, March 2, 2015

Immigration: A Tip Of The Iceberg Of GOP Racism

"The audacity of this president to think he can completely destroy the rule of law with the stroke of a pen is unfathomable to me," said GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa, an outspoken opponent of relaxing U.S. immigration law. "It is unconstitutional, it is cynical, and it violates the will of the American people."

Prescient Obama's humane and rational Immigration Executive Order  has become the ObamaCare battle of 2014/2015. The GOP and conservative America to the man (and woman) are literally deranged as if the president proposed new Civil Rights Laws or utter a whisper about raising taxes on the nation's top income earners.

When it comes to consideration of any moderation of immigration laws, the GOP digs deeper into a conservative psyche that has an undercurrent of racism.

The undercurrent is impossible to ignore. Moreover, the more virulent in the party harbor deep rooted racial animus regarding Obama and immigration of brown skinned people.

Immigration and amnesty are not Obama an phenomena. The issue has roots in the GOP similar to the single payer healthcares roots in the GOP. Yet, longstanding issues found to be palatable within America's conservative base seems to take on a different perspective with the current US president.

It doesn't take much research to find irrefutable evidence of policy and mindset influenced by Obama

Republicans Introduced Reagan’s Amnesty Act for 3 Million ‘Illegals’ Six Months Before 1986 Midterm Elections

[In] 1986, Ronald Reagan signed a sweeping immigration reform bill into law. It was sold as a crackdown: There would be tighter security at the Mexican border, and employers would face strict penalties for hiring undocumented workers. 
But the bill also made any immigrant who’d entered the country before 1982 eligible for amnesty … The law granted amnesty to nearly 3 million illegal immigrants, yet was largely considered unsuccessful because the strict sanctions on employers were stripped out of the bill for passage.

In a 1984, televised debate Ronald Reagan stated the following:
"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally," he said.
While know the GOP has metastasized into a veritable seething cesspool of bigotry and racism, the extent to which many in the party (and conservative America) have devolved since the Father of Modern Conservatism left office is astounding. 

Actually, the party on the Right is dangling national Security in the face of those who will harm the nation, to resist any moderation of policy regarding "brown people" from south of the US Border.