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To: kabar

Nonsense.


21 posted on 05/16/2007 11:00:59 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant
I am part of a local grassroots immigration reform organization in Northern VA. Hunter spoke to a group of us [about 25 people] at our office last month. He was gracious and took questions for about an hour after giving a 30 minute speech. He emphasized the fence bill [that even Hillary signed] and that he would hone in on it "like a laser" to get it constructed. However, he said only 1 and 1/2 miles had been built. The WH and Dems were dragging their feet.

When the subject of legal immigration came up, Hunter demonstrated to us that he was not up to speed on the need to reform legal immigration, which currently legalizes the status of 1.1 million people a year and the impact that this is having on the country demographically. He asked his aid to look into some of the issues we raised, especially chain migration and anchor babies.

I also asked what he intended to do about visa overstays, which are the source of about 40% of our illegal aliens, and the visa wavier program. I mentioned that there will need to be a large increase in the present bureaucracy to get this problem under control. He responded that the fence would free up additional personnel for this function, which is nonsensical to me based on my personal work experience.

The bottom line is that Hunter is good on the fence and the illegal immigration issue, but he is still a politician that supports our current legal immigration laws and recites the bromide that we are a nation of immigrants. We can't continue to take in the numbers and kinds of people that we take in now. We are sowing the seeds of our own destruction.

27 posted on 05/16/2007 11:15:26 PM PDT by kabar
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