Skip to comments.King to push crackdown on illegal immigration (Steve King - IA "Put our military on the border.")
Posted on 06/03/2005 5:26:31 PM PDT by 4.1O dana super trac pakEdited on 06/03/2005 5:32:39 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
DES MOINES, IA - Rep. Steve King, R- Iowa, called Friday for deploying the military to seal the borders against illegal immigration, coupled with new financial penalties for companies that hire illegals.
"The destination of America is going to be shaped alot by immigration policy," said King, who said he will introduce legislation "in the next several weeks."
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"Karl Rove is on line 1 for you. He is wanting to know just who you think you are working for, the people or the Party?
Hmmmmm,... more Congressional voices are saying seal the border. Hmmmmmm,..... could it be that they are slowley getting the message?
"DES MOINES, IA - Rep. Steve King, R- Iowa, called Friday for deploying the military to seal the borders against illegal immigration, coupled with new financial penalties for companies that hire illegals."
Representative King, have you voted for the huge manpower increases that would be required for the military to perform this mission while also fighting the war on terror around the world?
I didn't think so.
We could use the National Guard. Their mission should be changed back to what it once was.
Let's not forget cutting off all their freebees.
"We could use the National Guard."
OK, has Representative King voted for the huge manpower increases that would be required for the National Guard to perform this mission, and the massive amounts of money needed to call the National Guard into federal service indefinitely?
Have they had a vote on that?
It's too late. For different reasons, many people have made our borders exist only on maps.
"Have they had a vote on that?"
Has he proposed any such increases in manpower and funding?
I didn't think so.
Yipppeee!! One more on our side. Now, how many more to go?
More funding of anything, anymore is just money in a black hole. They did vote for 20,000 more BP, but the President thwarted it.
Should, could, would, whatever. The game has changed, and it won't be changed back.
As an Army vet, I'm against placing soldiers on the border because the Commander in Chief is the President. A change of the administration can easily remove our soldiers from there, and not even Congress could stop it.
What is needed is Border Patrol agent numbers vastly increased. Two thousand is a joke. That number probably could be increased to 12-15,000 easily. The only concern I have about that is the union of the BP getting far too powerful. But I'll still take those short-term problems to increase border security and to keep soldiers off that border.
After Clinton, I thought we had our fill of playing politics with our soldiers.
"It's judges and the borders, stupid"
Not necessarily. The message they're getting is that the Dems are going to use this as an issue if the Republicans don't get off their behinds and do something about it.
Oh, he is.
I know the dems would like the extra union voters, but it's pointless for any other reason.
>>>Representative King, have you voted for the huge manpower increases that would be required for the military to perform this mission while also fighting the war on terror around the world?
There are plenty of troops in places that could be put on the border without a huge manpower increase. There's also the National Guard.
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