Published DateTo the editor,
Sadly, Senator Ayotte will join Senator Shaheen in stabbing New Hampshire and U.S. citizens in the back by supporting amnesty for illegal aliens. Comprehensive Immigration Reform, despite some positive sounding provisions (which history shows won't be implemented), benefits the politicians, special interest groups, and illegal aliens at the expense of already over-taxed, over-victimized, and under-employed Americans.
They say this bill isn't amnesty, but it rewards people for disrespecting our country and breaking our laws, that is amnesty!
They say many requirements must be met before illegal aliens get any benefits. Who goes to jail if the "requirements" aren't enforced, if the fines and taxes are waived, or if illegals get federal means-tested welfare? No one. (Note, they can get taxpayer provide state, local, and apparently federal non-means tested welfare. The attempt by politicians to mislead Americans on this is despicable!)
They say hundreds of thousands of illegals will be subject to deportation. Millions are subject to deportation today, but it's not happening!
They say the administration has to certify that certain things happen before the process begins. This administration has repeatedly lied to the American people and Congress (e.g., Obamacare, Benghazi, the IRS, surveillance of Americans and the media); only a dunce would trust them. Both parties have lied to us about immigration, in the 1960s, 1980s, 1990s, and the 2000s with the border fence. Remember, we only have an illegal alien problem because politicians failed to keep their promises and enforce our laws.
The American people have little trust in our politicians because they repeatedly show themselves to be untrustworthy. Our politicians don't listen; a vast majority of Americans has repeatedly said "NO!" to Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Politicians can earn our trust by listening, fulfilling your campaign promises, and by enforcing existing immigration laws (Close the border with Mexico!). Until then, Congress, the Executive Branch, and the Judiciary have earned and deserve our disdain, disrespect, distrust, and complete opposition to Comprehensive Immigration Reform.