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.
I think in military terms it is called a ‘surge’.
My recommendation is that any specific immigration change that is not worth passing on its own is not worth including in a comprehensive reform. Putting twelve different types of manure into one bill doesn’t make it turn into skittles and a pony for everyone.
Just when you hoped you had heard the last of the Bushes.
Hey, Al, feel free to move to Meh-hee-coh is you don’t like the way we do things here. We can do without your lectures.
And take your patron, Jorge, with you.
Not no, but HELL NO! Do it at your peril, GOP. I have never, repeat never, voted for a Democrat in any election at any level.
Let "Immigration Reform" pass and I will NEVER vote GOP again. Not a threat, a solemn promise.
I’d like to “chide” this gonzales fellow for not emigrating to mexico, the country he loves.
FU traitor... you love mexico al... fu al... move there.
Alberto Gonzales, ah yes, you're the guy who resigned in disgrace as Attorney General after BOTH parties said you were a lying weasel and your tenure was a total failure. And yet you're lecturing OTHER people about failure??
We don’t need immigration reform. We need our immigration laws enforced.
Gonzales is just another in a long line of latino activists for whom ethnicity trumps all (well, THEIR ethnicity, anyway).
Hispanics are so big on their Hispanic culture. Well I prefer the European cultures that have dominated the United States. English, Irish, Italian, Scottish, Polish, German, Czech, Jewish etc. Unfortunately the open borders traitors in Washington DC have sold out traditional European derived America. So now anything goes. In the last 40 years our legal immigration has been 85% from the third world. This is due to the Immigration Act of 1965. This is not even counting illegal immigration
That cynical proposal was made by none other than Sen Grahamnesty on a Sunday news show intended to kill the whole idea.
The US constitution doesn't make children of illegals US citizens, the government does that. We DONT give US citizenship to children of diplomats and we don't have to give it to illegals.
Grahamnesty threw out that constitutional amendment idea that he knew had NO chance of success so he could whip up the liberal pro-amnesty forces with it. He is one politician I despise. He really is on the other side.
We are up against the sumbitches from both sides of the isle doing their utmost to destroy this country by allowing the worlds dumbasses/demorats into our country.There will come a time when we and our children will all pay dearly for this.
Gonzales should STFU
We did work towards “comprehensive” immigration reform - in 1986. The government screwed us. Now they want us to bend over again telling us it was obvious we didn’t enjoy it enough the first time around.
We take you cone-tree, gringo.
His own Mexicans aren't good enough for him. Both of his wives have been Anglo. Diane Clemens and Rebecca Turner.
If Mexican-American wives aren't good enough for him (he must be racist) then why is legalizing Mexican invaders good enough for America?
Google has photos of Alberto and wife who is a bit taller than him
A “Conservative” named “Alberto Gonzales” holds a view like this? Shocking, I tell you!
This is the real crux none of these people will answer. Instead they'll attack us with guilt trips about being a "nation of immigrants" the flowery lines about "the American dream" and pretend we don't HAVE an legal immigration system. We do. People avail themselves of it every year. Great people. New Americans from all walks of life.
Not long ago we had the president of Mexico attacking our legal immigration system while he enforces one far more draconian than anything on our books. What kind of national leader wants to export millions of his own people? It seems like insanity.
How can our officials not see their foolishness. When vast swaths of your nation is overrun by lawless invaders with alien values, languages and cultures, how do you decide rewarding them for doing so is the way to go?
Who does this? Suicidal nations, that's who.
There are excellent reasons immigration is closely regulated the world over. Without such safeguards a nation loses its unique character and eventually its self.
The risk here as every bit as high for "Hispanic Americans" as it is for any group. It actually maybe even higher since their uniquely American subcultures will be co-opted and drowned out first by aliens from the Old Country.
Those pushing amnesty hate America. They hate the melting pot. They hate our unique ways. They are racists motivated by a desire to create millions of future voters for their party.
They're happy to create a permanent underclass of aliens. They don't care about those people, only the power, only the votes.
Each one of them is insulated from fallout by their own wealth and power position. I have lived in a majority-minority area for dozens of years. This is not about racism or xenophobia.
It's about losing the character and uniqueness of America to aliens who cared nothing for its sovereignty, nothing for its lawful immigration system, care nothing about becoming Americans by shared values, language and culture.
They are not immigrants. Immigrants use the front door. They are aliens.
Soon this won't just be a "clever" ad for an ethnic station. It'll be reality:
Ringos ...a part of the economic woes we have today is thanks to the Bushes One World government idea
Americans not working and thus not paying taxes..
The New World Order.. Americans living in cardboard boxes
Another motive might be that he wants to appear more "conservative" to those who don't think deeply about the matter. Unfortunately, he keeps getting reelected.
Most certainly, maybe the same idiots who believe a president Trump would just get on the phone and command OPEC and China to move their prices up and down just to suit us.
This is a reason why judging politicians based on ‘assumed motives’ is problematic. Clearly this Grahamnesty constitutional amendment statement was designed to go-no-place, but some suckers might assume that Graham is suddenly an immigration control hawk at heart based on that statement of his. The question they should ask is : "why is he proposing something that is clearly impossible when his history is the opposite positions?"
I continue to be amazed by the political stupidity that drug money will buy.