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Tancredo: Enforcement Must Come Before Guest Workers
Office of Congressman Tom Tancredo ^ | October 18, 2005 | Will Adams

Posted on 10/29/2005 9:37:13 PM PDT by arnoldpalmerfan

Tancredo: Enforcement Must Come Before Guest Workers

Senate Judiciary Hearing Shows Administration’s Plan Is Out of Touch with Mainstream America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) criticized President Bush’s guest worker plan as poor public policy and contrary to American public opinion. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao presented in greater detail the President’s guest worker plan to the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Although the Administration is now committed to more technology and greater resources on the border, the President’s cabinet continued lobbying for a guest worker plan before the borders are secured.

“The American people have made themselves clear: our borders must be secured and our laws must be enforced before any guest worker plan can go into effect. The Administration’s continued kowtowing to big business defies political sense,” said Tancredo. “Even with the President’s backing, no plan that offers amnesty to illegal aliens will pass this Congress.”

Despite the disappointing push for a guest worker plan, Bush Administration officials began to talk tough on border enforcement during the hearing. Chertoff said that Homeland Security will change its policy towards interdicted OTMs from “catch and release” to “catch and return.” Also, Chertoff mentioned using UAVs and other military technology, while Chao pledged to simplify the myriad H visa categories.

“Slowly, the President’s team is coming to realize that they have a political revolt on their hands. And, it’s no longer just the conservative base that’s angry about illegal immigration—there’s widespread discontent about our broken system from coast to coast, from left to right. This change in language is a sign that they know there’s a problem.” said Tancredo.

Tancredo concluded, “Using military technology on the border, scrapping the widely-abused H visa categories and deporting illegals caught by our border patrol are all common-sense solutions I’ve advocated for a long time. I sincerely hope the Administration’s language is backed up by action.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: border; guestworkerplan; tancredo; tomtancredo

1 posted on 10/29/2005 9:37:15 PM PDT by arnoldpalmerfan
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To: arnoldpalmerfan; HiJinx; Spiff; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; Marine Inspector; ...

PINGS all around!!!


2 posted on 10/29/2005 9:43:10 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: arnoldpalmerfan
scrapping the widely-abused H visa categories

Sounds like a plan to me!
3 posted on 10/29/2005 9:46:54 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: kevinjdeanna
Tancredo for President!

I'll second the motion
5 posted on 10/29/2005 9:50:58 PM PDT by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: arnoldpalmerfan

With 300 million people in the country, we don't need Guest Workers either.


6 posted on 10/29/2005 9:51:25 PM PDT by henderson field
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To: ARCADIA
Tancredo for President!

I'll third the motion.

"The Administration’s continued kowtowing to big business defies political sense”

Amen!

“Slowly, the President’s team is coming to realize that they have a political revolt on their hands."

Amen again!

7 posted on 10/29/2005 10:00:39 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: henderson field

I agree...with all the new jobs that will be available i am sure we can scale welfare back to almost nothing shortly thereafter. We have deprived many of our citizens of the the pride that comes with earning a paycheck for far too long now.


8 posted on 10/29/2005 10:01:08 PM PDT by willyd (Good Fences Make Good Neighbors)
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To: henderson field

How many on public assistance? They can pick the lettuce, wash the dishes and cars. It is time to treat those that draw checks for breathing, to a reality check.....work. Why we as a nation, feel sorry and obligated to give a free ride to those that are lazy is beyond my ken. I would feed my kids, give them a warm bed to sleep in, but I wouldn't give them a monthly allotment for having a baby or for staying up all night and sleeping all day. I surely wouldn't give them money without expecting something in return. It is a recipe for disater in a family, Why would it be any different as a nations policy??


9 posted on 10/29/2005 10:47:33 PM PDT by jeremiah (People wake up, the water is getting hot)
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To: jeremiah
Vote Tancredo = USA First GOP Second.
10 posted on 10/29/2005 11:59:48 PM PDT by TomasUSMC (FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM.)
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To: arnoldpalmerfan

Conservatives MSUT exert the sasme pressures on this waffling Administration that they exerted in the Miers debacle.

We DON'T need a "guest worker program" - PERIOD.

If the U.S. needs more workers in its pool, these should come as an across the board increase in immigration quotas for ALL nations - an increase which will maintain a cultural balance of new citizens, and not pander to any one ethnic group.

We do not need a resident underclass of exploited, underpaid slave labor shipping their cash back to nations south of the border and who have no wish whatsoever to become American citiznes, embrace American values and culture - and LEARN ENGLISH.

I am sick to death of bi-lingual English/Spanish phone recordings, store clerks who speak broken English, and government forms written in a foreign language - Spanish.

I am sick to death of underpaid Hispanics with no mdeical coverage choking up the emergency rooms of hospitals and jacking up the medical costs of Americans with employer-paid ot self-paid medical coverage.

These people and the parasitic employers who exploit them are straining our social suuport networks and prison systmes.

Its got to stop - and this idiotic Guest Worker Program" will only make matters worse and pander to ehtnic pressure groups and employers of cheap exploited labor.


11 posted on 10/30/2005 1:00:12 AM PDT by ZULU (Fear the government which fears your guns. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: willyd
I agree...with all the new jobs that will be available i am sure we can scale welfare back to almost nothing shortly thereafter. We have deprived many of our citizens of the the pride that comes with earning a paycheck for far too long now.

It's not neccessarily the jobs - it's the non-legal nature of the employment.

The most important part of the illegal alien problem is creation of a new "slave class" in America - those with less than full rights. Mexicans and others living without standing in our society are subject to exploitation and lawlessness. American society grew up with a slave component and excised it, and should not tolerate the creation of another slave class. It is corrosive to the bonds of American society.

12 posted on 10/30/2005 1:20:34 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: arnoldpalmerfan
The best part about Bush Jr.'s dwindling political capital is that it makes it less likely that he can shove his amnesty betrayal down our throats.
13 posted on 10/30/2005 1:29:41 AM PDT by dagnabbit (Vincente Fox's opening line at the Mexico-USA summit meeting: "Bring out the Gimp!")
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To: arnoldpalmerfan
Why not change the law to admit more Mexican citizens to the U.S. than citizens of other nations--provided they have no criminal record, renounce Mexican citizenship, and swear allegience to the United States? Then, if they're already here (illegally), we can forget about "amnesty" or the stupid and hare-brained "guest worker" idea, and make them citizens.

Mexicans in my experience have been good people, with better values than many U.S. citizens--notably Leftists.

Oh yeah! Another sine qua non is that they take a solemn oath never to support the Democrat Party or any of its candidates.

14 posted on 10/30/2005 4:00:58 AM PST by Savage Beast (The internet is the newspaper of record.)
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To: SandRat
I'll gladly agree to...

T E M P O R A R Y • G U E S T W O R K E R S

once Dub'ya removes all the...

I L L E G A L • A L I E N S

15 posted on 10/30/2005 4:14:27 AM PST by johnny7 (“What now? Let me tell you what now.”)
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To: TomasUSMC

I like Tancredo, and I love your tag line.


16 posted on 10/30/2005 7:28:45 AM PST by jeremiah (People wake up, the water is getting hot)
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