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Old 05-07-2009, 12:13 PM
Location: Maryland
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I believe most are familiar with these pro-illegal tactics. However, the following information may enlighten those who arenít.

Itís an old device in politics: Set up a straw man to criticize when you canít win an argument on your own. Such tactics, unfortunately, are standard fare when it comes to efforts by a handful of special interest groups to bring about amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Organizations such as the National Council of La Raza, the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Migration Policy Institute know that most Americans disagree with their desire for amnesty. Most Americans want to see immigration laws enforced. So these groups create straw men. They use them as diversionary tactics to criticize the way in which immigration laws are enforced without ever admitting to their true amnesty goals.

Who are these Straw Men? Letís take a look:

1. The Civil Rights Abuses Straw Man - One of the most popular with the amnesty movement is the Civil Rights Abuses Straw Man. He is the one on whom the open-borders crowd call when they want to undercut successful efforts of state and local police and sheriffs to enforce immigration laws through a federal program known as 287(g).

2. The Strained Resources Straw Man - A close friend of the Civil Rights Abuses Straw Man, the Strained Resources Straw Man is also often called upon to undercut 287(g). This one suggests that police and sheriffs shouldnít be given 287(g) authority because enforcing immigration laws will strain their ability to carry out other law enforcement functions.

3. The Serious Criminals Straw Man - Another of the men of the amnesty movement is the Serious Criminals Straw Man. The Serious Criminals Straw Man wants ICE to focus on finding and deporting serious criminal aliens only after they have committed their crimes and to the exclusion of other immigration enforcement.

4. The Family Separation Straw Man - One of the newest men in the amnesty movement is the Family Separation Straw Man. Heís traveling around the country with amnesty advocates on a so-called ďFamily Unity Tour.Ē His goal is to focus on what happens to families when immigration laws are enforced.

5. The Detention Straw Man - Justice Departmentís inspector general found that only 13% of non-detained aliens with final removal orders were returned home. Whatís worse, only 6% of non-detained aliens from countries designated as state sponsors of terrorism who had final removal orders were deported.

The Detention Straw Man, however, doesnít like detention because it is effective: It ensures that those ordered deported actually leave.

6. The Flawed Verification System Straw Man - The final straw man is the Flawed Verification System Straw Man. Although he doesnít insert himself into many of the day-to-day debates about immigration enforcement, he works quietly to be sure that individuals who illegally enter the U.S. can continue to find jobs when they arrive.
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