HH: [...Bush's speech...] John Campbell's running on strong borders. What was the president's message? What's your message today on illegal immigration?Obviously, Bush enables and encourages massive illegal immigration through things like: refusing to do workplace enforcement, dropping hiring requirements after Katrina, helping illegal aliens open bank accounts and buy houses, and so on and so forth. Obviously, there's a bit of a conflict: the Bush administration encourages illegal immigration while saying they oppose it.
KM: Well, our message is there can be zero tolerance for illegal immigration in this country.
[...KM plays WOT card...] If we're not controlling our borders, then we're not fundamentally protecting our homeland security. And that needs to be something that the president has a comprehensive plan to accomplish.It's good to know that he has a plan. However, Bush has been in office for five years, and during all that time the borders have been as porous as could be. By Mehlman's own definition, the Bush administration has been putting this country at risk and president Bush has been failing to do the job he swore he would do.
There seem to be some people, unfortunately, who like talking about it, but don't want to solve it. He wants to solve it. I want to solve it. I know you want to solve it. But if it's not comprehensive, we won't solve it.Bush has had five years to "solve it". He could have started by not doing the things that he did. He could have cracked down on employers. He could have refused to support Mexico's ID for illegals, the Matricula Consular card. He could have refused to support giving home loans to illegal aliens. Instead, he supported massive illegal immigration. Don't trust anything that Mehlman or Hewitt say.
Immigration2005b · Mon, 12/05/2005 - 03:33 · Importance: 1