Opponents of the controversial immigration deal forged by the White House and a bipartisan group of senators in private meetings "don't want to do what's right for America," President Bush said in a speech today.How does overlooking the law make it more likely we can enforce our border? That makes absolutely no sense. And why should we expect these new "security and enforcement measures" to be enforced any better than current security and enforcement measures? What a waste of taxpayers money. Nobody wants to solve this problem, because it would be bad for business.
"The fundamental question is, will elected officials have the courage necessary to put a comprehensive immigration plan in place," Bush told students and instructors at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Ga.
The president argued the proposal, which offers a path to citizenship for the more than 12 million illegal immigrants, will make "it more likely we can enforce our border—and at the same time uphold the great immigrant tradition of the United States of America."
The plan, which was quickly sent to the Senate floor without public hearings, has been dismissed as "amnesty" by opponents. But Bush emphasized the bill requires a number of security and enforcement measures be carried out before those features can be implemented.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Give Me A Break