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  • Cold Comfort on Immigration and Border Security

    Once again the president said all the right words. Broken borders are no longer acceptable. Immigration laws have to be enforced. The sanctity of citizenship must be maintained. And America needs the right legal processes to get the workers it needs to fuel economic growth. The White House said the same last year, right before it signed off on a massive “comprehensive” immigration bill that would have achieved none of those goals.

    The president needed to do more to send the right the signal on the kinds of legislation that Americans would both find acceptable and would actually solve the problem. The State of the Union Address should have made clear that Congress must:

    • Reject amnesty
    • Repeal legislation that delays and complicates efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to rapidly deploy border security measures on the Southern border
    • Enhance Homeland Security’s ability to conduct internal enforcement by fully funding programs that promote state and local cooperation
    • Support the implementation of Real ID which creates national standards for identity credentials like driver’s licenses including not granting licenses to illegal aliens
    • Repeal the prohibition against allowing the sharing of “Social Security No-Match” (which does not include personal identifying information) with Homeland Security so that it can conduct targeted enforcement against employers who are abusing the system
    • Reform existing visa programs to get America the workers it needs now

    Demanding this kind of action from the Congress is what the president needed to say—he did not.

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    One Response to Cold Comfort on Immigration and Border Security

    1. Carol, AZ says:

      MY problem with the quote ,

      "broken borders no longer acceptable "is once again fodder from D.C.

      If any leadership on this issure had the slightest understanding over the real war which takes place on the border everyday , funding would not have been cut to support the request for increased personnel, extending the fence, an increased support for air support.

      Further the qoute "Enbrace HOmeland Security."

      I watched the hearings on C-SPAN regarding the passage of E-Vetify.

      Another loud and clear example was, the blockage of E-Vertify.

      Voted on and Passed overwhelmingly by Dems and Reps four times, blocked behind closed door sessions, by Homeland Security. .

      So what are we to believe?

      Are we alll so disconnected over this issue.

      I get the message sent from D.C. and Homeland Security loud and clear.

      Does our leadership believe they are making more Democrats for 2012?

      Further , our Pres. has talked about a family unification porgam.

      Oh yes,there is also the Dream ACT.

      We are the only country in the world that allows non-legals to enter here, have children and called them American cititzens by birth rights.,

      England also had the same law, and after the bus bombing in London changed the law asap.

      I believe there is a lesson to be learned by England's clear understanding of who should be enbraced for citizenship, and who should not.

      For those of you who would say ,

      " We are a nation of immigrants ," I agree.

      But this is not our grand-parnets' America .

      During our "opened Door policy" to build a huge country which was under-populated,

      The decisoin, and the need for skilled labor, was made on all levels of leadership for economic prosperity to build America.

      It worked .

      Now it is an economic crisis.

      It is riddle with fraud, overwhelmed with entitlement costs, and has a crime rate attached to the ethnity that is 40% which no one from D.C is speaking about.

      We do we need to enforce the laws we currently have….,

      … and we do need to pass E-vertify for all accountablity which by the way, ALL Federal Law enforcement agency utilize .

      I clearly do not trust our D.C. leadership over this issue on any level.

      I do however realize that many states are passing laws within their states regarding this issue,taking control based on State's Rights over inaction from D.C.

      They have gotten it correct and it is my hope that others will soon do the same. .

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