An Anvil to Break the Camel’s Back
This press release put out by
Immigrants United the General Assembly, announcing a campaign of legislation, is a jaw-dropper:
-(2008 – H7967), by Representative Segal, which ensures a person’s race, color, ethnicity, national origin, or lack of English language proficiency shall not constitute reasonable grounds for the police to inquire into a person’s immigration status. And furthermore forbids local enforcement by Rhode Island police of federal immigration law.
-(2008 – S2556) /(2008 – H7660), by Senator Levesque and Representative Segal, which makes sure that all protections, rights and remedies available under the law for labor, employment, civil rights and housing, are available to all individuals in Rhode Island regardless of immigration status.
– (2008 – H7871), by Representative Diaz, which makes sure that all children who go through and graduate from Rhode Island’s high schools, qualify for in-state college tuition regardless of immigration status.
– (2008 – S2487), by Senator Levesque, which ensures that the roads will be safer for all Rhode Islanders by allowing every qualified driver to obtain a driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status. Allowing all who need to get to work and take care of their families to register their vehicles, have insurance, and prove their identity through proper ID.
– (2008 – S2735) /(2008 – H7700), by Senator Metts, Senator Pichardo and Representative Slater, which prevents discrimination in housing by making sure that landlords are not permitted to guess or inquire into the immigration status of a tenant or potential tenant.
– (2008 – H7660), by Representative Segal, which prevents discrimination in employment by making sure that employers are not permitted to demand any additional documentation other than what’s already required by federal law.
– (2008 – S2689) /(2008 – H7922), by Senator Goodwin and Representative Dennigan, which makes sure the Department of Human Services provides appropriate interpreter services.
– (2008 – S2499) /(2008 – H7600), which allows complaints of labor law violations to proceed when an employee is rendered unavailable to pursue remedies on his or her own.
– A resolution opposing implementation of the Basic Pilot / E-Verify program.
-(2008 – H7875), by Representative Diaz, which ensures all children in Rhode Island have access to healthcare regardless of immigration status
I submit for your consideration the notion that a political grouping — be it a nation, a state, or a town — is heading toward death throes when its own leaders endeavor to make “sure that all protections, rights and remedies available under the law for labor, employment, civil rights and housing, are available to all individuals… regardless of immigration status.” Protected by a wall between local law enforcement and the federal government and bars against residents’ considering immigration status when making decisions concerning potential employees, tenants, and so on, illegal aliens have access to the full slate of citizenship, right down to in-state college tuition and easy access to drivers’ licenses, with the added perk of freedom to receive public services with no pressure to learn English.
What, one wonders, would it even mean to be a citizen of this state? Would it bring any benefits whatsoever, or just burdens?
Rep. Grace Diaz (D, Providence) offers us the service of illustrating just how dense these legislators are:
Everyone working in Rhode Island makes our economy stronger by paying taxes, buying locally and investing in local resources,” said Representative Diaz (D-Dist. 11, Providence). “Our state benefits from ensuring that all Rhode Islanders have access to opportunity, work and the protections of Rhode Island labor law.”
Representative Diaz, the sponsor of 2008-H 7871, said that it’s a documented fact that college graduates have increased opportunities for economic success, and when a Rhode Island graduate succeeds, Rhode Island succeeds.
No, Ms. Diaz. When Rhode Islanders graduate from college, they leave. The state is drowning under the weight of ignorant, dangerous, legislative testimonials to policy makers’ vanity, and there is no opportunity here for those who wish to follow the rules toward independence and success, and a left-leaning species of parasites is seeking to recruit a dependent army on whose shoulders to float.