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Cold Comfort on Immigration and Border Security
Posted By Conn Carroll On January 28, 2008 @ 10:35 pm In Security | Comments Disabled
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:
Demanding this kind of action from the Congress is what the president needed to say—he did not.
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