THE individuals of America have spoken. Whether or not they’re democrats, liberals or conservatives who received fed up with the Grand Aged Social gathering, the elections on Tuesday was a referendum on the leadership of President Bush and the way Congress is being run from the Republican Party.
Clearly, the Americans, or at least those that trooped to the polls and allow their voices be heard, are sick and tired of the GOP, which swept to energy in 1994. Those that have been declaring that they had been normally proper received it all wrong, including disgraced former house speaker Tom DeLay who said the Democrats didn’t win. The Republicans lost. There is possibly a great basis for that. Having said that, it ought to also happen to them that possibly the Republican base has had enough of corruption, ethical malpractices, and overconfidence within the part in the Bush administration, and because the Americans want to bring the troops home from Iraq.
The results on the elections are also a repudiation on the claim that a victory on the democrats indicates a win from the terrorists. No stupid American would, democrat or not, would subscribe to that concept. It’s just dumb. Didn’t they know that even if they are liberals, they're nonetheless Americans?; the Constitution need to be upheld even to those who need to hurt us?; and that they will need to have already been much more morally accountable in their conduct whether or not political or individual?
As of Wednesday, we now have learned the Senate has fallen into the fingers from the Democrats. Hence, a Home and Senate beneath the Democrats make Bush a lameduck president, who has currently started cleansing his administration using the substitute of Defense Sec. Donald Rumsfeld with former CIA Director Robert Gates as possibly a indication that he, finally, is starting to listen. The most effective transfer the president has carried out this early, as we really should all depart the elections behind and start fresh.
Right here at Diaryo Pilipino as well as the rest with the Filipino-American neighborhood, we hope that having a Democratic leadership within the House of Representatives, an immigration reform will ultimately pass. We expect that undocumented immigrants will likely be in a position to arrive out of the shadows and be legalized. As for your others, a guest worker program becoming innovative by President Bush will even be a welcome respite for those that cannot even get an ID, drive a vehicle and open a financial institution account for the reason that they can not safe a legitimate social safety amount.
Needless to say, there's much to be accomplished as far because the immigration reform is worried. Numerous Americans favored the border fence and they also have reservations in granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants, which can be how they translate the immigration reform. They could not have stated it in Tuesday’s elections as Iraq appeared to be the main problem of your voters, but there is clear indication that there are actually also many Americans who recognize that undocumented immigrants are no terror menace.
In addition, many anti-immigrant lawmakers are already reelected, including Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo and Wisconsin Rep. James Sensenbrener, the latter authored the bill that categorized illegal immigrants as criminals. Tancredo has proven that he is angry at these immigrants, specifically right after holding massive rallies in Chicago and Los Angeles, and was probably the most influential within the passage with the border fence bill and for blocking President Bush’s immigration reform.
In Arizona, 4 propositions were accepted overwhelmingly, all anti-immigrant measures, even though the people behind them didn’t make any appeals towards the voters, allow by yourself a single Tv advertisement. Alternatively, however, the association of American immigration attorneys is much more bullish that they think that ultimately a complete immigration reform will develop into a reality sooner than later on. They really “celebrated day and night,” when I asked an immigration lawyer on their reaction to Tuesday’s mid-term elections, particularly to the matter of immigration reform. I guess they know much better.
We shouldn’t rejoice just yet. We need to remind our newly-elected lawmakers the time has arrive for any actual immigration reform.
Luchie Allen is the CEO of the Filipino American newspaper Balita Media, Inc founded in 1992.