Keepin’ It Real

May 17, 2007

Rep. Tom Tancredo gets it right

Filed under: Fred Thompson,Immigration,Mitt Romney,Politics,Tom Tancredo — mary @ 10:52 pm

Colorado Republican congressman Tom Tancredo got it right today when he issued this press release criticizing the new compromise immigration bill which came was introduced in the Senate today.

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo (R-CO) today criticized the Senate immigration plan penned by Sens. McCain (AZ) and Kennedy (MA) and President Bush. This plan, like its predecessor proposals, would provide instant amnesty for millions of illegal aliens and a pathway to citizenship.

“Senator McCain and his allies seem to think that they can dupe the American public into accepting a blanket amnesty if they just call it ‘comprehensive’ or ‘earned legalization’ or ‘regularization.’ Unfortunately for them, however, the American people know amnesty when they see it,” said Tancredo. “The President is so desperate for a legacy and a domestic policy win that he is willing to sell out the American people and our national security.”

“If Senator McCain and Senator Kennedy spent as much time working on improving border security as they did poll testing creative euphemisms for amnesty, America would be a much safer place,” quipped Tancredo.

The plan would grant an immediate amnesty for nearly all 12 – 20 million illegal aliens who will get legal status for residence and jobs (with assurance of green cards no later than 13 years); Tripling of the rate of chain migration of extended family from around 250,000 a year to around 750,000 a year for about a decade; and New flows of 400,000 temporary foreign workers each year, bringing their families and having anchor babies who will be given U.S. citizenship.

Tancredo concluded, “This amnesty plan will be a slap in the face to hard working Americans and those who have come here to work legally. I just hope Speaker Pelosi keeps her promise to bar amnesty legislation from the House floor.”

Rep. Tancredo is so very right. Also, remember that during the Reagan adminstration we had an amnesty program for illegal aliens that was touted to permanently resolve the illegal immigration problem. That certainly did not happen. Waves upon waves of illegal immigrants have continued to pour across the border. Does anyone think that this bill, absent a strict border enforcement policy will really keep more illegal aliens from coming in. Hardly. We will legalize those illegals aliens who are here, and more will continue to come. It is time for strict border enforcement. Actually it is far past time for strict border enforcement. Once the borders are secure, then we can deal with those who are in this country illegal.

Update: Fred Thompson on the bill:

With this bill, the American people are going to think they are being sold the same bill of goods as before on border security. We should scrap this bill and the whole debate until we can convince the American people that we have secured the borders or at least have made great headway.”

Mitt Romney also disagrees with this bill:

“I strongly oppose today’s bill going through the Senate. It is the wrong approach. Any legislation that allows illegal immigrants to stay in the country indefinitely, as the new ‘Z-Visa’ does, is a form of amnesty. That is unfair to the millions of people who have applied to legally immigrate to the U.S.

“Today’s Senate agreement falls short of the actions needed to both solve our country’s illegal immigration problem and also strengthen our legal immigration system. Border security and a reliable employment verification system must be our first priority.”

Three men who are right on this issue.



  1. Duncan Hunter speaks his mind on this travesty at You Tube.

    I’m still trying to understand why we need a ‘temporary worker’ program while we continue to pay out millions of tax dollars in unemployment compensation to those hopefully seeking jobs.

    Comment by LewWaters — May 18, 2007 @ 12:56 am | Reply

  2. The bulk of Americans, (that means the ones who are citizens) are completely fed up with the anti-American, pro-illegal immigration program consistently championed by Mr. Reid. More disgusted with his non-contribution and obstruction to the welfare of the nation’s citizens at large perhaps than anyone I can think of in his function as a majority leader. He ought to act like an American citizen, and not vehemently oppose any effort to control the borders from the waves of illegal immigrants. I can only conclude he must have as number one on his personal agenda, to do all he can to destroy us as nation.

    Once again, we have an opportunity to get control of the border through passing Admendment 2385 to the Homeland Security Act of 2008, which will pay for agents and equipment to stop illegal immigration. I pray for a miracle, that we can do something positive, but with Harry Reid in position, all we can expect is more chaos, if past behavior remains the same from him.

    We have an emergency right now. Millions are here illegally who do in fact impact all our fiscal planning, and our social services structure. Can you do what has to be done please? Stop illegal immmigration, and deport all here illegally? Citizens want enforcement and deportment, not amnesty and bankruptcy.
    Democrats in general are nice people, but often blind to the discipline required of them to run a nation.
    So be it with Mr. Reid. Then too, his state thrives on illegal cheap labor, so no doubt his constituents
    who anti-up money for him make a huge difference in his attitude…

    Wish I could speak personally with Mr. Reid. I can’t, I’m only a normal citizen and a military veteran of the United States Air Force. A nobody to him. Normal everyday citizens can’t have an audience with the exalted high and mighty like Mr. Reid. If you e-mail him and you’re not from Nevada and have a lot of money, the e-mail will automatically be rejected by his server. Forget telephoning, you’ll only talk to an aide.

    History tells us democracies die because a few rise to power within them. and vote such an overwhelming largess that does not benefit the normal citizens, causing that nation bankrupt. We’re witnessing that now.
    As a person I wish you well Mr. Reid, but oh my, I strongly disagree with you when you won’t champion protecting us from ilegal immigration.

    Please defend our nations borders, and don’t be an impediment to that goal. I believe what you think is right is dangerously wrong. You are going to live long enough to see first-hand the results of your efforts.
    Too darn bad you will be taking the rest of us someplace we don’t want to go if you suceed. I would prefer you alone suffer the consequences, not all of us. Maybe you could study what is happening in France and England from their lax enforcements? Do you like what you see?

    Comment by Vince Calhoun — July 25, 2007 @ 10:50 pm | Reply

  3. Wonderfully said, Vince!

    Comment by keepitreal — July 26, 2007 @ 9:35 am | Reply

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