San Diego area government officials complained yesterday that the federal government's failure to curb illegal crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border was sapping local public services while a key House chairman said prospects for action this year on the immigration front did not look good.A slightly more detailed report on the meeting is here. The Dems - in the person of Xavier Becerra of Los Angeles - took their standard tack. From the first link:
"San Diego may be the gateway to Mexico, but our taxpayers are the doormat," County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Horn told a hearing of the House Government Reform Committee in San Diego. "Every dollar spent on providing services to illegal immigrants or their children is a dollar that isn't used on taxpaying citizens."
"This is a hearing to discuss a bill that the House has already passed... We don't need more hearings. We need action."Of course, the action he has in mind is a massive amnesty for millions of people with whom he just happens to share ethnicity.
"Enforcement-only would cripple the agriculture industry and the California economy," said Luawanna Hallstrom, who serves on the boards of the California Farm Bureau and the Western Growers Association.Outside, extremist Enrique Morones - affiliated with San Diego's Democratic Party - and his Border Angels complained about border deaths, without realizing or admitting that it's those who support illegal immigration that are partly responsible for those incidents.
Immigration · Tue, 08/15/2006 - 11:00 · Importance: 1