What a Concept..!
During this past weekend we had the opportunity of really sinking our teeth into the Senate’s proposal for immigration “reform” in addition to what has been clearly hidden within the more than necessary 1000 + pages. Yet even more encouraging has been the way in which the House of Representatives has been working – especially using the rule of law and especially before each item goes before committee.
There is much to be thankful here, insofar as it does appear that the House seems to be utilizing the entire membership and not just eight seasoned senators with the rest of their membership saying, if it is good for the goose then we are all in, type of attitude.
Reading from The Foundry – of course produced by the Heritage Foundation, there appeared an article that we felt was encouraging in many aspects. From The Foundry:
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R–VA) and Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R–VA) have not yet written bill text for their plan addressing children of illegal immigrants.
Heritage’s David Addington, group vice president of research, wrote yesterday that Cantor and Goodlatte should reveal the text of their much-publicized plan “so the public can examine it.” In response, a Cantor spokesman issued the following statement:
Please bear in mind that we find nothing whatsoever wrong with what the spokesperson said. On the contrary in fact, we respect the notion that appears to be open and appreciating any and all proposals being put forth for consideration.
In his Foundry post, Addington said it is critical for the American people to review the bill to see how it measures up against other proposals. He noted:
This statement by Addington is again significant because we, the American public, do have a right to know what is in a bill prior to voting on it or for a representative who will do the proper matter. Further, we agree with David Addington that there does not exist an amnesty for the parents who brought their children here illegally.
By far Addington hits the nail on the head when he addresses the constitutional law that has been avoided for at least two generations. It is not Congress’s job to select who gains a reward or anything of the sort for those illegal’s who have broken our laws – we believe a problem that has gone on far too long, and has been taken quite for granted.
However, it is Congress’s job to fix America’s broken immigration system and Addington brings something of a nuance: rewarding those who have come to this nation legally.