The Director Of Homeland Security Comes Out In Favor Of Illegal Aliens

The majority of politicians from both the GOP and the Democratic Party are completely out of step with the American people on the illegal immigration issue. Take Tom Ridge for example. Ridge,

“…told a Miami audience Tuesday that the country should legalize millions of undocumented immigrants living in the country.

“The bottom line is, as a country we have to come to grips with the presence of 8 to 12 million illegals, afford them some kind of legal status some way, but also as a country decide what our immigration policy is and then enforce it,” Ridge said at a town hall meeting at Miami-Dade Community College.”

That’s right, we have the chief of Homeland Security basically suggesting that we give legal status to anybody who can manage to illegally sneak into our country. Don’t you feel safer already?

Ridge went on to say,

“I’m not saying make them citizens, because they violated the law to get here,” he said. “So you don’t reward that type of conduct by turning over a citizenship certificate. You determine how you can legalize their presence, then, as a country, you make a decision that from this day forward, from this day forward, this is the process of entry, and if you violate that process of entry we have the resources to cope with it.”

There’s so much wrong with that paragraph that I’m tempted to put my head down on my computer desk and weep like Ted Kennedy after a tax cut.

What Ridge is suggesting here is for all intents and purposes, amnesty for illegal aliens. To claim that’s not rewarding illegal aliens for breaking our laws is an insult to our intelligence. Furthermore, we’ve already “been there, done that, got the t-shirt” during the Reagan administration. Do you know what the results were? More illegal aliens poured into our country because we sent them the message that all they had to do was get across the border and wait a few years to get citizenship. To suggest that the exact same thing won’t happen again is risible.

Furthermore, as Tom Tancredo pointed out in my interview with him, we do “have the resources to cope with (illegal immigration)” right now. We can drive most illegal aliens out of our country simply by cracking down on the businesses that hire them. Then we can cut off services to illegals and use the police and INS to drive out any stragglers. On top of that, we are capable of using drones and radar to lock down our borders and slow the flow of illegals into our country down to a trickle.

So it’s not that we can’t do it, it’s that neither party wants to do it. The GOP is catering to businesses that want the cheap labor and the Demcrats want to legalize illegal aliens because they’ll benefit at the ballot box. So which party represents the interests of the rest of us who actually want our immigration laws enforced? Neither one…

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