Monday, March 07, 2005

Bisbee's Resolution Moves Us Toward Open Borders

By Debbie Pelly (click "comments" below to read article)

6 Comments:

Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Debbie Pelley gives a disturbing report about a resoulution sponsored by Sen. David Bisbee of Rogers.....

This Resolution is very pointed in stating that many requirements for U.S. citizenship will be circumvented. Evidently Bisbee believes in open borders because his resolution would move us a great distance in that direction if the Congress and President acted on his resolution.

Representative Anderson is the sponsor in the House of this Resolution. Bisbee doesn't have an e-mail, but he would feel the results if you send your objections to all the other legislators who are listed below the resolution.

After writing the paragraph above, I just learned that Bisbee's resolution passed the Senate today. Vote count was not on the state site. However, an amendment was added, taking Bisbee's name off and making it a resolution sponsored by Senate Ed. Committee. Wonder why?????

I know this resolution is not binding, and some senators probably thought it wasn't worth their time to study the matter, but I consider it very important because the Senate has just passed a resolution that in no way represents the views of the people in Arkansas. On at least three programs on KARN in Little Rock this subject was discussed, and almost all the calls were opposed to encouraging any more immigration in Arkansas.

I hope you will send an e-mail to all senators and to representatives (I don't know if they will act on it or not) expressing your disappointment that they passed such a resolution which will now look to Congress and the President that Arkansas supports such a resolution. This could be going on in other states as well and could greatly influence Congress.

If you send comments to legislators, you could copy and paste those into your e-mail as a major point of complaint. (all e-mail addresses are listed below the resolution that you can cut and paste into your e-mail and send to all in one or two e-mails.

KLL204* 02-28-2005 15:53 KLL204
State of Arkansas 1
85th General Assembly 2
Regular Session, 2005 SCR 9 3
4
By: Senator Bisbee 5
By: Representatives Anderson, Kenney 6
7
8
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 9
ENCOURAGING CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT TO CREATE 10
AN EXPEDITED NATURALIZATION PROCESS FOR 11
UNDOCUMENTED MINORS WHEN THE MINORS REACH THE AGE 12
OF MAJORITY AND TO EXEMPT THE MINORS FROM 13
PROSECUTION WHEN THE MINORS COME FORWARD FOR 14
NATURALIZATION AT THE AGE OF MAJORITY. 15
16
Subtitle 17
ENCOURAGING CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT 18
TO CREATE AN EXPEDITED NATURALIZATION 19
PROCESS FOR UNDOCUMENTED MINORS AND TO 20
EXEMPT THE MINORS FROM PROSECUTION WHEN 21
THE MINORS COME FORWARD FOR 22
NATURALIZATION. 23
24
25
WHEREAS, Arkansas has a large population of immigrants; and 26
27
WHEREAS, most immigrants who come to Arkansas are pursuing the American 28
dream and are willing to work hard to get ahead; and 29
30
WHEREAS, immigrants can stabilize shrinking populations, facilitate 31
economic growth, revitalize neighborhoods, replenish work forces, and 32
increase property values; and 33
34
WHEREAS, immigration can be the key to a state's, city's, or town's 35
growth and prosperity; and 36
SCR9
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1
WHEREAS, more education is needed to raise the level of informed 2
awareness about immigration among both the general public and policymakers; 3
and 4
5
WHEREAS, the public should help immigrants successfully integrate into 6
their adopted communities; and 7
8
WHEREAS, minors of undocumented immigrants who are in this country are 9
here by virtue of their parents or family members moving to this country and 10
lack the ability to pursue naturalization; and 11
12
WHEREAS, it is good public policy to protect and help the people of our 13
state; and 14
15
WHEREAS, it is good public policy to help minors achieve their goals 16
and to successfully become participating Americans, both in society and in 17
the work place; and 18
19
WHEREAS, Congress, with the support of the President, should create an 20
expedited naturalization process for undocumented minors when they reach the 21
age of majority and have a high school diploma or the equivalent from a 22
United States high school and have lived in the United States for at least 23
five (5) years; and 24
25
WHEREAS, Congress, with the support of the President, should create a 26
process that shields undocumented minors from prosecution when they come 27
forward for naturalization at the age of majority, and have a high school 28
diploma or equivalent from a United States high school and have lived in the 29
United States for at least five (5) years, 30
31
NOW THEREFORE, 32
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE EIGHTY-FIFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE 33
STATE OF ARKANSAS, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN: 34
35
THAT the Senate of the State of Arkansas encourages Congress and the 36
SCR9
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President to create an expedited naturalization process for undocumented 1
minors who have a high school diploma or equivalent from a United States high 2
school and have lived in the United States for at least five (5) years when 3
the minors reach the age of majority and to exempt the minors from 4
prosecution when the minors come forward for naturalization at the age of 5
majority. 6
7
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon adoption of this resolution, the 8
Secretary of the Senate of the State of Arkansas shall transmit a copy to 9
Congress and to the President of the United States. 10

7:02 PM, March 07, 2005  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I am sorry that Dave Bisbee is doing this. The statements in the resolution fall into three classes, mostly under "the irrelevant" (where he makes statements that are true about IMMIGRATION but are not true about the real issue ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION).

I don't have time to pick apart his fallacies, because he makes so many in such a short space, but that is his most common in this resolution.

7:43 PM, March 07, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line.....legitimizing illegals is the ONLY HOPE democrats have in boosting votes in thier favor. They now know that we know their game. So...they have to go after another "group" and make them feel like they need the democrats help to have a life.

9:55 AM, March 09, 2005  
Anonymous sorryarkie said...

I would like to see Mr. Bisbee, and others that support this resolution, use the open border idea, and move south!

8:43 AM, March 13, 2005  
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