Skip to comments.Common Sense 'ENFORCE ACT' introduced By Sen. Inhofe
Posted on 05/21/2007 3:27:02 PM PDT by AuntB
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Quote from Border Patrol Agents Union today:
“Every day that President Bush and the Senate hold real border security hostage to their misguided amnesty program, thousands upon thousands of illegal aliens continue to flood into the country”, it said. “We are losing this war and it’s not even close”
What did he say?
I love my colleagues. I tease them a lot. I call the group of them that wrote this bill the masters of the universe. They all met in some secret room somewhere, and they started plotting, working, and trying to do the right thing. They met and met and worked and worked, and they decided that they were going to tell America what we needed. They were going to figure it all out, and just explain to us what the real facts were and how this thing ought to be handled.
But, they are a bunch of politicians--good people but still they are politicians. They didn't invite anybody from the Border Patrol into their meetings to give them advice as to what is actually working on the borders. They didn't invite interior agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement to tell them how to fix the interior immigration problems. They did have, of course, direct and regular contact with big business. They had direct and regular contact with special advocacy groups, who had their list of demands. They were actively seeking out ways to gain the political support of this group and that group because that is what they think legislation is sometimes. But they forgot about the American people.
Let me just speak briefly about how we came to the final vote tonight. I think the majority leader, HARRY REID, maybe wanted to get rid of this bill from the start. He has now begun to say it is President Bush's bill , but it was the Senate's bill . He called it up without a committee hearing. It is Senator Reid's bill , if you want to know the truth. He brought it up under rule XIV. It didn't even go to committee. The majority leader has that power. He called it up directly to the floor.
Senator Jeff Sessions is definitely in the top five of patriotic Senators. Alabama must be a great state to elect him. Oklahoma has two sterling Senators
This is definitely pork, but it works real well with the new immigration law just signed on 5/8/2007 by Brad Henry, the Governor of OK. It is entitled the "Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007". It is going to be very difficult to be an illegal alien, or to be a business that makes it a practice to hire illegal aliens, in the State of Oklahoma. I wish we would follow suit up here in Nebraska, but I guess I will wish in one hand and you-know-what in the other and see which one gets full first.
“The Duncan Hunter of the Senate.”
YUP!!! What a team the two of them could be.