Now, instead of being called "undocumented workers" Harry Reid (D-Nev) is calling illegal aliens "illegal Americans". Here is the transcript of that remark (the bold was done by me, obviously):
This week, we’re going to complete that legislation. We will hopefully bring to final passage a comprehensive bill that will strengthen our border security and bring 12 million undocumented Americans out of the shadows.
Well, in one respect he is correct. When we're talking about illegal aliens, we're usually referring to Hispanics coming across the southern borders into the US. These Hispanics could be from Mexico (North America), Guatemala (Central America) or even Venezuela (South America). So, in this respect, they are Americans. However, this is a very broad generalization and I doubt Ol' Harry is using the term "American" in that respect. I believe he's referring to current illegal aliens as future United States citizens.
Just thought of something else. I've seen several sources that indicate there is an intent create a union of the North American countries. According to sources, this "Union" is the real intent behind the immigration reform proposed by the Bush government and is to be in place by 2010. That's only two and half years away. With the failure of the immigration bill, I don't think it can pass that quickly, and not with an election coming up.
It would be similar to the European Union with a common currency and allow free trade and travel between countries. There would be no need for Customs or Border Patrol as there would no longer be borders between the US, Canada, and Mexico.
This "union" idea is something we need to be on the lookout for. A North American union is not in the interest of the United States. It would be great for Mexico, but I don't see where the US, or even Canada would benefit.
The winner in the deal would be Mexico. Like Canada, Mexico is a country rich in resources. But unlike Canada, the people are poor. The Mexican government has a reputation for being corrupt, and for generations has lived on the backs of its people. The corruptness of the government is so entrenched that I don't know that it can be changed. But it can't change until the people decide they have had enough.
I found a webpage for this "union". The website for the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America advocates just that, a partnership between the US, Canada, and Mexico in the event of natural disasters, terrorist attacks and so on.
I've looked through the pages in the SPP website and I see nothing that indicates the intent to form a North American Union. In fact, it states on it's SPP Facts vs. Myths page that this is not what the SPP is about.
I can see where conspiratists could see this as a beginning of a North American Union. I do think it's worth watching. I'm not saying that an NAU is in the works; I can see where it could happen through the SPP. But, I can also see that the SPP is just a partnership between three countries.
Here are a few links I've found about this "union". Check them out, find some more. Do your own research. Come to your own conclusions.
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