Skip to comments.Former Bush AG Gonzales chides Republicans on immigration
Posted on 05/08/2011 5:14:28 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales chided fellow Republicans on immigration, urging them to work toward comprehensive immigration reform.
Gonzales, the first Hispanic attorney general of the U.S., said it was a "failure" by both parties to have not achieved immigration reform yet, and warned against a proposal favored by some Republicans to amend the U.S. Constitution to deny birthright citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.
"My recommendation not just to the Republican Party but also the Democratic Party is that this country, our federal leaders need to pass comprehensive immigration reform," Gonzales said Sunday on Univision's "Al Punto" program. "Their failure, and it is a failure, has led to state governments taking action by passing state laws and we are going to have a patchwork network, of state laws governing immigration."
President George W. Bush sought a comprehensive immigration reform bill during his time in office, when Gonzales was attorney general, that would have given illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship. But conservatives in Congress balked at the proposal, which the administration was forced to eventually withdraw.
Gonzales said it was especially important to provide a federal solution to immigration, in part because of the disparate laws emerging on the state level.
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“immigration reform” = open borders
Another in the long line of mistakes jorge made.
Exactly what is comprehensive about amnesty? I guess they’re looking for a comprehensive amnesty.
Amnesty? NO “F”ing way!
To me, comprehensive immigration reform should start with the premises that 1) significant and rapid demographic shifts are destabilizing for any nation, 2) immigration should not favor one voting block over another, and most definitely shouldn’t be designed with the intent of gaining future voters, 3) a significant portion of immigration should be targeted to those individuals that bring specific skills to the nation and to those who are most likely going to be self-sustaining, 4) immigration should be targeted to those who want to ‘be Americans’ and assimilate into American culture (I don’t mean ‘lose’ their own cultural roots. I mean actually love America, feel lucky to be here, and want to contribute to the nation). I know it’s hard to write these things definitively into legislative language, but any immigration reform should address all of these, as a start.
“comprehensive” is code for “Don’t read the details. It’s too comprehensive.”
That loathesome little worm let Ramos and Campeon rot in prison. His only goal is amnesty so 12-20 million Mexicans can stay and erode whats left of the country. I voted for Bush twice but he didn’t do us any favors. He left us with open borders and the DHS; an unholy entity that will have to be dismantled at some point. The sooner the better.
Gonzales likes his cheap lawnboys and cheaper bedwarmers ~ so many of these Hispanic upper class types are regular old slave runner types.
Someone check on that guys bona fides to see if we can have him shipped out first.
Yes Mr. G we need to follow Mexico’s Immigration LAW...
Hey Alberto, STFU, and tell your ex-boss to do the same.
There is no reason for illegal aliens from China, Latin America, Europe, or Africa, be given a pass on defying our legal system.
I believe that Americans should not favor the nations from which their ancestors originated or from which they themselves emigrated. That said, there doesn’t exist much that I hate - except for the ethnic-form of jingoism.
More than any other ethnic group, we’re seeing that from the amorphous group labeled “Hispanic”.
People who commit a crime, such as illegal entry, and continue to commit crimes such as identity theft or forging documents, are not people we want as citizens. Why? Because they will go on committing crimes.
The U.S. shall not grant amnesty to people who defy its laws, period.
DNC voter registration card.
Full School Tuition.
Car, Gas and Insurance.
Future Invite and Red Carpet Welcome guaranteed for Mom and Dad, Brothers and Sisters, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles, Friends of the Family and People from the Neighborhood.
Preferential Job Training and Placement.
Super Bowl Tickets (may be exchanged for season soccer tickets).
White House VIP tour hosted by the President along with dinner prepared by the First Lady.
speedy gonzalez not too swift eh?
Who cares what this putz has to say?
immigration reform, why? Just why the heck we need to do that.
“Another in the long line of mistakes jorge made.”
...and to think, a bunch of you guys wanted Daniels for president. Anyone who worked close to Bush-43 (other than Cheney) should be considered radioactive, as far as I’m concerned.
Canada must be awfully jealous of all the perks that Mexicans get just for waltzing in.