In a startling interview in the Washington Times, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Border and Transportation Security, Asa Hutchinson, admits that the immigration enforcement agency that he oversees is not doing its job at the border or in the interior of the country, and that he believes that enforcing our immigration laws are "unrealistic." Serving as the Bush Administration's point man to sell a massive illegal alien amnesty and guest worker program, Hutchinson is trying to convince the American public that our only options are massive round-ups of illegal aliens, or legalization of 8 to 12 million illegal aliens.
"The only thing 'unrealistic' are the choices the Administration is presenting to the American public," said Dan Stein, executive director of FAIR. "The idea that the alternative to a sweeping amnesty and an open-ended guest worker program is mass deportation is a nothing more than a political straw man. What they have wanted since the day they took office is to ensure an abundant and steady supply of taxpayer-subsidized labor. Since that idea has been soundly rejected by the American public, they are now sending the Border Czar out to convince us that we really have no choice but to declare an amnesty and open the doors to millions of new guest workers."
The timing of Hutchinson's remarks - coming on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary - indicate that the Administration views access to cheap labor as a higher priority than homeland security, and certainly more important than protecting the jobs and wages of middle class workers...
Immigration2004 · Mon, 09/13/2004 - 18:21 · Importance: 1