John McCain has, once again, joined Ted Kennedy and helped broker an amnesty bill for illegal aliens masquerading as “immigration reform” that now has the bipartisan support of GOP roundheels in the Senate, Democrats and President Bush.

Hugh Hewitt has this to say about the bill:

The “any-deal-will-do” McCain camp took advantage of the paralysis engineered last year by the “no-deal-period” camp to produce amnesty-lite with barely half of the real fence mandated last year, and that half may itself get built. Senator McCain could have stopped this disaster but instead chose the spotlight again and the praise of the MSM over the interests of the country, his party and especially over the opinion of the vast majority of grass-root Republicans who are for a serious border fencing effort combined with strict and specific employer sanctions, a tamper-proof i.d. and regularization without citizenship for at least a couple of decades.

The bill dismantles half of the yet to be built border security fence and legalizes the presence of nearly all illegal aliens inside our country while granting them nifty new nanny state benefits.

Mitt Romney just released this press release denouncing the “reform” deal:

“I strongly oppose today’s bill going through the Senate. It is the wrong approach. Any legislation that allows illegal immigrants to stay in the country indefinitely, as the new ‘Z-Visa’ does, is a form of amnesty. That is unfair to the millions of people who have applied to legally immigrate to the U.S.”

Rudy Giuliani is sitting on the fence. His press office issued this feeble statement today:

“Rudy’s top priority and main objective is to ensure our borders are secure and to stop potential terrorists and criminals from coming in. The recent Fort Dix plot is a stark reminder that the threat of terrorism has made immigration an important matter of national security. We need to know who is coming in and who is going out of this country if we are going to deal with those who are here illegally.�?

OSAPian stopped his monthly contributions to the RNC and the Republican senate and house campaign committees when it became clear those organizations will continue to support incumbants who voted to cut-and-run in Iraq. He urges any Right Pundits readers still giving money to those outfits to stop.

The issues of illegal aliens and our porous borders are just as important to the national security as the GWOT.

Granting de facto amnesty to millions who broke the law to get here, and are committing ongoing felonies through identity theft and social secuity fraud to work here, is not the response of a society that respects the rule of law.