Bingo I have that exact problem with Palin. I have no idea if she was tough on illegal immigrants while she was Governor of Alaska? Has she even mentioned the problem of illegal immigration? But I cant ever comment on that because I will be attacked by followers of Palin.
I'm not sure, but she's not campaigning for office at the moment, either. At least, not on her own behalf.
An August 14, 2006 report produced by the Congressional Research Service listed 31 cities and counties that have “don’t ask, don’t tell” sanctuary policies in place. They are:
* Alaska and Oregon both have state-wide policies that forbid state agencies from using resources to enforce federal immigration law.
“([Alaska] House Joint Resolution 22 - May 2003) Establishes that state agencies and instrumentalities may not use state resources or institutions for the enforcement of federal immigration laws, which are the responsibility of the federal government.”
The immigration issue does apply to Alaska and we need to know if Palin actually did anything about it.
Palin has stated pretty clearly she is for LEGAL immigration...and that the issue is ILLEGAL immigration.
The problem is there has been a tremendous number of illegal immigrants flooding in...and what to do about them. Some believe they all should be returned to their country, I’m for that as well, but with this our immigration laws need some adjustments..it shouldn’t take years and years to become a citizen...and it shouldn’t be easy access either.
I realize there are some illegals here who benefit our country and work hard...all the arguements of why they should have “Ammnesty”...but I can’t agree with how the current gov. wants this to go. People should return to their country and come in then with a new/reformed and better way of becoming a citizen established by our gov. That’s how I see it.
Those who have come here illegally knew so when they did and the risk of having to return if found out. Though I understand the worlds people wanting to come here it needs to be done the right way..according to our laws just as it is in all other countries. I’m also for closing the borders until this mess is straightened out.
I think it’s alot to ask any politician how they stand on this issue more than what Palin has stated..there are too many complicated issues if you give a pat answer without an acctual plan that’s workable. There isn’t one now. There’s much yet to be discussed.