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House offers border security bill; Dick Morris, liberals

From this:
House Republicans said Tuesday that they're preparing a package of tough border security initiatives that they hope will satisfy constituent demands for a crackdown on illegal immigration before they face voters in the Nov. 7 midterm elections.

The initiatives, which are expected to include more Border Patrol agents and unmanned aerial vehicles and possibly hundreds of miles of fencing along the U.S-Mexico border, will be unveiled this week amid fading prospects for more comprehensive legislation embracing President Bush's call for an immigrant guest-worker program...

House leaders' latest strategy appears to be aimed at recycling relatively non-controversial border security elements from its bill that would likely be acceptable to senators, thus enabling lawmakers to claim at least some achievement on what thousands of constituents believe is the country's most pressing issue...
In other news, "GOP calls 'elite' out of touch on immigration". That's the upshot of the hearings they held throughout the country.

And, idiotic political hack Dick Morris offers "Doing Nothing on Immigration":
The decision by the Republican leadership not even to try to pass immigration reform before the election smacks of punting when they should have gone for a touchdown. America is begging for tough immigration reform and looking to the Republican Party to exercise its traditional role of leadership in law and order issues. But even without a real threat of a Democratic filibuster, the Republican Party has tripped over its own feet and given up its attempt to meet the needs of the country and of its constituents...

A compromise was practically begging to be reached. Republican voters supported the Senate bill's earned path to citizenship and did not see it as amnesty. They know it is not feasible to return ten million people to their countries of origin, and they get it that a democracy cannot have a permanent lawless class living in its midst...
Republican voters did no such thing. Does he really believe biased polls, or is he just pretending he believes them? And, does he really believe that most people still buy the false choice between a massive amnesty and mass deportations?

Immigration · Wed, 09/13/2006 - 03:17 · Importance: 1