Too many people on the liberal side of the fence argue that illegal immigration is a racial issue. They believe that those of us who want to protect the US boarders are inspired by racism, trying to keep out Hispanics. Recent cases such as the Hezbollah Mole in the CIA case (Nada Nadim Prouty) and the terrorists targeting Army base after sneaking over the boarders, highlight the reasons we want true immigration reform without amnesty. How many others are out there-not to gather information but to launch terror attacks when the time is right. It is more difficult to launch an attack when you can’t get in the country.
One of the reasons John McCain had a problem with the conservative base of the Republican Party, was his efforts to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants, combined with a lack of effort in securing our borders. During the campaign he said that he realized that was a mistake. Now that he is no longer running for President, he is back in the Democratic fold when it comes to Illegals.
This past weekend Harry Reid sat down for an interview with the Detroit Free Press. He said that one of the priorities of the new congress is immigration reform, and that John McCain and Barack Obama have agreed to moved forward with that early.
Those are Chilling words a McCain/Obama Alliance on immigration, especially since Obama’s views are very close to McCain’s Old views.
The full interview is below”
Reid says Democrats to tackle big issues BY DEBORAH BARFIELD BERRY — Buoyed by more Democrats in the House and Senate and a Democratic president-elect, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he expects lawmakers next year to take on hot-button issues from immigration to health care.The Nevada Democrat also said Congress will try early on to undo some of President George W. Bush’s recent executive orders, including ones on environment policies.Last week, Reid discussed his priorities for the next Congress.QUESTION: What are your priorities for the first 100 days of the session?ANSWER: We’re going to have to take care of a lot of nominations. … We have to finish our appropriations process. We have a number of issues to repeal — presidential orders (Bush) put in in the last few weeks. … On the environment, for example, we’re looking at clean-air regulations.Q: Will it be an easier pitch with more Democrats in Congress?A: Yes, next year it will be much easier to do. … I’ll have a larger majority here; so will ( House Speaker Nancy) Pelosi. We’ll have a new president. And I think the Republicans come from the same states we come from. They have a lot of issues they need help with.Q: What failed efforts disappoint you?A: I wish we would have passed the speculation bill dealing with oil. I wish we could have gotten more money for infrastructure. We got quite a bit. But … we should have a major infrastructure development program in our country.Q: With more Democrats in the Senate and the House and a Democrat in the White House, how do you see congressional efforts playing out on such issues as health care and immigration?A: On immigration, there’s been an agreement between (President-elect Barack) Obama and (Arizona Republican Sen. John) McCain to move forward on that. … We’ll do that. We have to get this economy stuff figured out first, so I think we’ll have a shot at doing something on health care in the next Congress for sure.Q: Will there be as much of a fight on immigration as last time?A: We’ve got McCain and we’ve got a few others. I don’t expect much of a fight at all. Now health care is going to be difficult. That’s a very complicated issue. We debated at great length immigration. People understand the issues very well. We have not debated health care, so that’s going to take a lot more time to do