Both gloat and glum hang over Washington after last week's Senate defeat of the immigration bill. But now what? Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff has the best answer: Enforce current laws, however imperfect they may be.
"To regain the credibility with the American people that has been squandered over 30 years, we're going to have to be tough," he said, after losing a months-long struggle on Capitol Hill to pass immigration reform. ( Ya think? - Spider.)
The squandering he refers to is the unfulfilled promise by several presidents to treat illegal immigrants with justice – and fairness.
The justice lies in better securing the border, timely deportation of those who break immigration laws, and sustained enforcement of laws against the hiring of illegal workers and against the forging of identification documents.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Hey, how about try this?
It looks like if hundreds of thousands of people scream the same thing to their senators that someone would probably listen up.