Skip to comments.President Bush Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Glynco, Georgia
Posted on 05/29/2007 3:53:01 PM PDT by mdittmar
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I voted for you twice, George, but on this important issue, you can blow it out your ...
This bill MUST be defeated!
“As a matter of fact, you can tell when the border is better defended because the number of arrests go down.” Uh, Mr Presidente, could there be another reason?
Always beware of a politician using the word “REFORM”. That is the weasel word of all time. We had CAMPAIGN REFORM with McCain, and got our First Amendment rights violated with GOVERNMENT SUPPORT -— now we have IMMIGRATION REFORM which is reall ILLLEGAL IMMIGRANT AMNESTY courtesy of the US citizen and taxpayer, with destroyed demographics, economy, culture, and borders...(what borders?).
Always beware of REFORM...look what Washington calls REFORM...
Listen to yourself. That’s like saying the line is holding during the Battle of the Bulge because of all the German armor being destroyed.
bush has decided that we (the base) no longer matter.
Amnesty for serial child killers NOW!
“For the skeptics who say that we’re not concerned about border security or workplace enforcement, they need to read the bill.” NO, we need to only listen to you, and watch what the gubmint does: not nearly enough. He must think we’re idiots. Glad he can’t run again.
the arrest go down because they’ve been ordered to stand down ... duh
I support him on just about everything, particularly the war. This is the one issue he has failed us...and to be fair, so have the rest of our federal representatives.
When is someone going to come up with a much better plan — that is, no amnesty and deporation...and the right money to implement whatever it takes to protect our borders.
What? Could it be they aren’t as actively trying to arrest people? He’s sending Border Agents to Iraq, for goodness sake.
I’m sorry Mr. President, didn’t you take an oath when you accepted your current job? Exactly which portion of the U.S. Constitution are you and America’s Congress upholding with this illegal DEAL?
We agree Mr. Presidente. Now, can we talk about illegal immigrants?
Are there no more hearings? What was meant by after the Memorial Day Holiday hearings will resume? Is that this week or is Reid going to just force a vote?
I called the White House and told the message taker that I was deeply insulted that the President felt that I, a person who voted for him twice, didn’t want to do what’s right for America.
I told them he was the one that wasn’t doing the right thing for America by not repelling this invasion and giving amnesty to 20 million people who shouldn’t be here.
“”And we’re beginning to see some results. In this immigration debate, oftentimes people say, well, they’re not doing anything to protect the border. Well, that’s not — those folks just simply don’t know what’s going on.””
This is funny. For 6 years he purposely underfunded border and immigration enforcement to keep depressing wages. In 2006 as part of the cynical “comprehensive” stratagery he proclaimed as a show of force the NG on the Border (remember the video?) and increase in BP agents. So he is taking credit for something he felt only compelled to do, increase enforcement, as part of a ruse to get his Amnesty+ through, his own prior non-enforcement being used as “proof” that only his current plan can work.
He’s not off his kilter yet, like last year, but may reach there. I will say this for him, and McCain, at least they’re not flip-flopping hypocrites like Kyl. Worse, Kyl proclaims the current bill is a “compromise”, yet it is demonstrably worse than last year’s. For example, no Z-Visa’s and a 2-5 year residency required.
How Kyl can lie so brazenly that this bill is a compromise, compounded with the fact he was elected for reasons diametrically opposite of this bill, is confounding...
Senator Saxbe Chamblis of Georgia standard E-Mail response to constiuents on his support of illegal Immigration:
Thank you for contacting me to share your thoughts about immigration reform. I appreciate knowing your thoughts on this important and emotional issue.
Our current immigration system is broken and needs reform. Any reform Congress enacts must meet our national security needs and our economic interests; it must also manage the number of people we admit into the U.S. to ensure American workers and families are not negatively impacted by our immigration system.
Moreover, all individuals living in the United States must respect and obey our nation’s laws. There are times when old and current laws must be reviewed, revised and ultimately strengthened. The time is now to appropriately reform our immigration laws.
The recently announced bipartisan agreement on immigration reform is a step in the right direction toward reaching a final and comprehensive immigration bill. This legislation is a significant improvement over last year’s bill, which I opposed, but this is not a perfect bill. For me to support any final bill, it must contain the following principles that are important to Georgians:
Guaranteed border security first .
No amnesty and no new path to citizenship
Temporary means temporary - guest workers must go home at the end of their authorized temporary work period
End chain migration - replace family-based immigration system with a merit-based system.
Eliminate the job magnet for illegal immigrants by implementing a simple, secure employment verification system.
English should be the official language of the United States and everyone should speak it.
Our nation’s immigration problem has been in the making for many years and there is no easy fix. I have chosen to be proactive and engaged during the negotiations because my involvement is the right thing for Georgia and the right thing for America ‘s future. As the debate progresses, I will continue the fight to ensure that our nation is secure and our economy continues to thrive.
If you would like to receive timely email alerts regarding the latest congressional actions and my weekly e-newsletter, please sign up via my web site at: www.chambliss.senate.gov . Please do not hesitate to be in touch if I may ever be of assistance to you.
“Are there no more hearings?”
There were no hearings. The Senate voted to throw out normal procedure, committee hearins, where testimony could be taken be concerned citizens.
Last year they tried the same, but Reid flinched under public pressure. The bill went to a committee full of open borders/wage depression Senators who approved it, but that gave it time for public exposure. Public exposure of the bill is NOT something Bush wants.
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