Thursday, October 20

Blogs for Bush: Getting Serious About Illegal Immigration

Interesting supportive comments from Mark Noonan at Blogs for Bush on recent statements on the news about illegal immigration and the goal to return every illegal immigrant back to their home country.
We've had a lot of comments of late from some conservative quarters that President Bush doesn't listen to the conservative base - that he just takes it for granted. I'd put it differently - a President can do a lot of things, but he can't do everything all at once. This President has been concentrating on a few issues (you know, the war and what not) and so other issues - some of them of vital importance to various parts of the conservative coalition - have been left on the sidelines. The answer to this is not to carp and complain, but to press the issue.
You can read the statements by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao to Congress via the Washington Times. Over at Blogs for Bush, Noonan also writes:
I've been a supporter of President Bush's guest-worker program (falsely called an amnesty program by critics) right from the start - the plain fact of the matter is that the illegals do jobs that Americans are unwilling to do - the problem is the illegal crossings of the border and the fact that so many illegals come across that it not only adds huge costs on our society (for health care, law enforcement, etc), but also drives down the wage level for the people coming to work. A guest-worker program allows us to gain control of the border while at the same time matching wanted workers to open jobs.
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