Skip to comments.Bush Says Massive Deportation Is Not Realistic(Ike did it, so can Bush!)
Posted on 04/24/2006 11:25:27 AM PDT by kellynla
President Bush in Irvine today called for a rational, temporary guest worker program and said that attempting to deport as many as 12 million undocumented workers illegally in the United States was a policy that was not going to work.
Bush capped a four-day trip to California with a visit to the Orange County Business Council, made up of 300 businesses, where he gave his most detailed comments on immigration since a bipartisan compromise in the Senate fell apart more than two weeks ago.
Congress returned to Washington today from its holiday recess with immigration policy one of the key unresolved issues on its agenda.
"We cannot lose sight of that we are talking about human beings that need to be treated with respect," Bush told the group, adding, "Massive deportation of human beings is not going to work."
As he has before, Bush tried to temper his call for tough enforcement.
"You can be a nation of law and a compassionate nation at the same time," he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
You can be a nation of law and a compassionate nation at the same time," he said.
No you can't.
Oh ya, did he mention a wall won't work either!
Deportation might not work, but making them WANT to leave sure can!
Make it a felony to be here, tax money orders sent to Mexico.
They'll take themselves home, just like they got here: one at a time.
and for those who don't want to register with the Left Angeles Times
Do they treat us and our laws with respect? Help them deport themselves, George. Secure the border and make the jobs and benefits for illegals dry up. This is not rocket science; you and many other pols just don't want to do it, to the disappointment of many.
At first he said the guest worker program would last 3 to 6 years then they'd have to go home. So now the real agenda comes out finally, it was amnesty all along. Maybe I'm mistaken but I can't see the House signing onto some massive legalization scheme when four years ago they wouldn't even let a much smaller 245(i) amnesty through. It still has basically the same members as then and their opinions haven't changed much.
"...rational, temporary guest worker program..."
We don't need that crap. Just enforce the fricking laws now on the books, Mr Bush! What don't you GOPers understand about *criminal, illegal aliens*?
Sometimes compassion is totally misplaced. I only wish W would have half as much compassion for the 4 million individuals in line who are waiting to immigrate here legally. These indiviudals have to wait anywhere from 8 to 23 years to get here.
Very true. If anything at all is done in terms of an amnesty for the illegals, then these people who have obeyed the laws should be given an immediate opportunity to thake the citizenship test.
BTW, the Department of Home Security does not have the personal to handle the 4 million trying to immigrate legally, and so how in the heck are they going to handle another 12 to 20 million?
As I posted on the other ongoing thread, from a perception-public relations standpoint, mass deportations would be a disaster. Can you imagine the nightly reports on ABCBSNBC showing an "exodus" of sad-faced deportees? By the time the sob-sisters were through with it, we'd have a screeching clamor from the sheeple to invite them all back, with all of their relatives tagging along for the ride.
Better, as some have noted on this thread, to take away the economic incentives for illegals to live and work here.
We need a better-maintained border by all means, but axing the essentially free ride for illegal immigrants would be a solid and effective first step.
Enforce the law!
I always treat burglars who have broken into my house with respect.
Then, they get shot.
He should have more compassion for American citizens who have to live with the disease, crime, etc. and have to pay for the illegals hospital bills, education, welfare for anchor babies, incarceration, etc.
But no, sadly it looks like he doesn't give a crap about us.
We already have a temporary guest worker program. It is called the H1B Visa. NO GUEST WORKER program can work if it can't be enforced. To enforce any such program you have to apply current laws strictly and you MUST SECURE THE BORDER WITH A FENCE OR WALL. Any talk of a guest worker program without total border security is just talk of another amnesty and an attempt to fool the people into accepting one.
So, offer them a choice of either entering the way they came in or being buried in a large trench.
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