posted by Mark Moore (Moderator) at Monday, March 07, 2005
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 KLL204State of Arkansas 185th General Assembly 2Regular Session, 2005 SCR 9 34By: Senator Bisbee 5By: Representatives Anderson, Kenney 678SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 9ENCOURAGING CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT TO CREATE 10AN EXPEDITED NATURALIZATION PROCESS FOR 11UNDOCUMENTED MINORS WHEN THE MINORS REACH THE AGE 12OF MAJORITY AND TO EXEMPT THE MINORS FROM 13PROSECUTION WHEN THE MINORS COME FORWARD FOR 14NATURALIZATION AT THE AGE OF MAJORITY. 1516Subtitle 17ENCOURAGING CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT 18TO CREATE AN EXPEDITED NATURALIZATION 19PROCESS FOR UNDOCUMENTED MINORS AND TO 20EXEMPT THE MINORS FROM PROSECUTION WHEN 21THE MINORS COME FORWARD FOR 22NATURALIZATION. 232425WHEREAS, Arkansas has a large population of immigrants; and 2627WHEREAS, most immigrants who come to Arkansas are pursuing the American 28dream and are willing to work hard to get ahead; and 2930WHEREAS, immigrants can stabilize shrinking populations, facilitate 31economic growth, revitalize neighborhoods, replenish work forces, and 32increase property values; and 3334WHEREAS, immigration can be the key to a state's, city's, or town's 35growth and prosperity; and 36SCR92 02-28-2005 15:53 KLL2041WHEREAS, more education is needed to raise the level of informed 2awareness about immigration among both the general public and policymakers; 3and 45WHEREAS, the public should help immigrants successfully integrate into 6their adopted communities; and 78WHEREAS, minors of undocumented immigrants who are in this country are 9here by virtue of their parents or family members moving to this country and 10lack the ability to pursue naturalization; and 1112WHEREAS, it is good public policy to protect and help the people of our 13state; and 1415WHEREAS, it is good public policy to help minors achieve their goals 16and to successfully become participating Americans, both in society and in 17the work place; and 1819WHEREAS, Congress, with the support of the President, should create an 20expedited naturalization process for undocumented minors when they reach the 21age of majority and have a high school diploma or the equivalent from a 22United States high school and have lived in the United States for at least 23five (5) years; and 2425WHEREAS, Congress, with the support of the President, should create a 26process that shields undocumented minors from prosecution when they come 27forward for naturalization at the age of majority, and have a high school 28diploma or equivalent from a United States high school and have lived in the 29United States for at least five (5) years, 3031NOW THEREFORE, 32BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE EIGHTY-FIFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE 33STATE OF ARKANSAS, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN: 3435THAT the Senate of the State of Arkansas encourages Congress and the 36SCR93 02-28-2005 15:53 KLL204President to create an expedited naturalization process for undocumented 1minors who have a high school diploma or equivalent from a United States high 2school and have lived in the United States for at least five (5) years when 3the minors reach the age of majority and to exempt the minors from 4prosecution when the minors come forward for naturalization at the age of 5majority. 67BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon adoption of this resolution, the 8Secretary of the Senate of the State of Arkansas shall transmit a copy to 9Congress and to the President of the United States. 10
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.
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.
I would like to see Mr. Bisbee, and others that support this resolution, use the open border idea, and move south!
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