Skip to comments.(White House) Spokesman to 'look into' illegal-alien guide
Posted on 01/03/2005 4:14:33 PM PST by nanak
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At today's White House news briefing, WND asked presidential press secretary Scott McClellan about the Mexican government's distribution of a comic-book-style guide to illegal border crossers.
WND: Scott, a two-part. The Arizona Republic reports that the Mexican government's foreign ministry is distributing a guide to assist border-crossing illegal aliens. It's entitled, "The Guide for the Mexican Migrant." And my question: Since the president surely opposes this, what will he do about it?
McCLELLAN: Who is providing this guide?
WND: The foreign ministry of the government of Mexico.
McCLELLAN: Well, I will look into it. I'm not familiar with it.
WND: All right. California State Senator Gloria Romero, Los Angeles, reports that the 28,600 foreigners in California prisons cost the taxpayers $600 million to $800 million a year, but Mexico, in 2003, took back only 109 of the 17,500 Mexican illegal prisoners. And my question: Is the president as concerned about this as this Hispanic American state senator, who is a Democrat?
McCLELLAN: I think you've heard the president state his views when it comes to our immigration laws, which I think is what you're referring to in your question. We've taken a number of steps to strengthen our border security and to improve our immigration laws to prevent those who come here for the wrong reason from entering the country in the first place. The president has also outlined a temporary worker proposal that he would like Congress to act on to address a situation that we are currently in. And I think you've heard me talk about that, as well. This would show our compassionate side, as well as address an economic need. And the president has talked about that.
WND: What about exchanging prisoners? This is done all over the world. If we have a foreign national, we ship them over, and they ship ours over here. But the Mexican government will not accept [this], except 109.
McCLELLAN: This specific question might be best directed to the State Department. I'll be glad to look into it, as well. But I'm not familiar with the details of it.
"this would show our compassionate side"
They are not looking for our compassionate side. They are looking to drain every resource we have.
"We've taken a number of steps to strengthen our border security and to improve our immigration laws to prevent those who come here for the wrong reason from entering the country in the first place. "
Remind me, nanak, because I've forgotten; I know the intelligence bill calls for more border guards, though they didn't fund it. What are the "steps to improve our immigration laws" the administration has taken????
Kinsolving is one of a kind. Does anyone remember how he hammered Clinton's press secty's?
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If you would like your very own pdf copy of the comic book, go to www.americanpatrol.com.
The full url is:
Being a passionate conservative better known as a socialist, I wonder how long it will take Scott to find the funny book and read it?
Bologna. Encouraging people to break the law isn't compassionate (encouraging Mexico to fix their cesspool of a government would be). And if we have an economic need for uneducated, unskilled workers, we should shut our schools down.
It seemed pretty obvious McClellan didn't know anything about the "comic". I wonder if the WH understands any of this from our side. sigh...
The bush doctrine and the bush mandate, in action.......
When did they actually let WND have a reporter in there! Wow. I had no idea Farah had reached legitimate lamestream status yet.
I'm glad the reporter brought it up but he didn't bring up that it was a comic book.
We can only hope...
Kinsolving has been part of the White house press core for years. He used to just nail Clinton's people.
It is an insert in a popular comic book from what I read.
I'm not familiar with the details of it. /no sarcasm!
I just looked at the PDF copy of the comic posted in this thread. It is *absolutely* a guide on how to illegally cross into the U.S. on foot. The Mexican Government is guilty as hell on this one. The Bush Administration needs to crack down on the borders! This is absolutely scandalous!
Hey! Why isn't the Mexican government publishing all their guides in both Spanish and English? You would think they'd be at least as bilingual officially as we have to be...
>Being a pasionate conservative better known as a socialist<
Boy, you really are meen!
>I wonder how long it will take Scott to find the funny book and read it?<
Gee, meenie, how long did it take you? LOL!