RUSH: To Syracuse, New York. Bob, I’m glad you called. It’s great to have you on the program.
CALLER: (poor speakerphone audio) Thanks, Rush. It’s an honor to speak with you. Mega dittos. After 20 years of being a listener, it’s good to talk with you.
RUSH: Thank you, Bob, very much.
CALLER: I was just telling Bo I’m upset about the, as you point out, selective enforcement of the immigration policy, or any policy the government has. My wife came over here ten years ago from Ukraine. She’d just finished up her Ph.D., and at the end of this month we’re moving to Ukraine because the visa she came on had a two-year homestay requirement, and the government has chosen to enforce that and make her leave for two years, and it just galls me to watch this thing in Arizona with them telling the state of Arizona not to enforce that policy.
RUSH: Yeah, I know what you mean. This is something that has been puzzling me. We are doing everything we can to keep the world’s best and brightest out.
RUSH: We are opening the floodgates to the ill-educated, uneducated, and uninformed. Now, there’s a reason for this. It’s much easier to turn the ill-educated, uneducated, uninformed into Democrats because that’s who votes for them anyway.
CALLER: Well, that’s a good point. And, you know, one of the —
RUSH: Well, look, I’m not trying to be controversial with this. Why do you think Obama’s for amnesty? It’s the largest voter registration drive in the history of the country. Those are undocumented Democrats. Your wife and other highly educated people… The limits on highly educated immigration are incredible. It’s not just your wife. Talk to the people in Silicon Valley. Talk to the people in the job sector that need engineers, highly, degreed and educated people. The number of them that can get in legally is minimal.
CALLER: Yeah, we found that whole community — and, you know, one of the things they told us that (garbled) is because we didn’t have enough debt. They said because our debt load isn’t too high, it’s not a hardship for us to leave the country.
RUSH: You’re kidding.
CALLER: So we —
RUSH: Your debt load wasn’t high enough?
CALLER: Yes. Because she paid off her schooling as she went, she didn’t take out a bunch of student loans, she’s graduated with no debt, and I don’t have any debt.
RUSH: Wait a second! Wait a second! You mean if your family owed more, if you were more in debt it would have helped her stay in the country, the theory being that she needed to work to pay off the debt?
CALLER: Exactly. That’s exactly the point I’m making. Yes.
RUSH: Who told you this?
CALLER: I forget which bureau it was that was reviewing our case. They were requesting more evidence and within the request they put down that our debt load is not high enough and it doesn’t constitute an extreme hardship. One of the immigration bureaus or departments.
RUSH: It’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
RUSH: It’s ‘ICE,’ is the acronym. Are you sure about that? I mean, you’re not exaggerating a little bit here?
CALLER: No, I mean there are other reasons why they say we can’t stay, but that was one of the things they cited in addition to the other thing, but the debt load wasn’t high and so it doesn’t constitute a hardship for us to have to leave.
RUSH: Let me tell you something: It’s very obvious that our government selectively endorses the law.
RUSH: Maybe we ought to selectively obey it.
RUSH: No, don’t take me literally on that.
CALLER: Don’t worry. I know I’ll be the one that gets enforced if we chose not to obey it.
RUSH: Well, the truth of the matter is that educated immigrants go to back of the line —
RUSH: — and they always have. They go to the back of the line. They’re behind the family reunification program. That’s why we have chain migration. You’re saying you didn’t get a hardship waiver because you’re not in debt, basically.
CALLER: Well, that and the other reason we didn’t get it is because I’m not physically handicapped or ill.
RUSH: Okay, well, do two things: Go fall down the steps and blow out your knee, and go buy a house you can’t afford.
CALLER: (laughing) Perfect. And I’ll get loans on both sides, right?
RUSH: Problem solved!
CALLER: Yeah, amen.
RUSH: All right.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush.
RUSH: Glad you called. We’re very happy to help. We’re here to help.