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.
Interesting and disappointing report about Hunter.
Almost no one talks about legal immigration, also a problem.
But first we must stoip the amnesty and then we can focus on getting rid of the family reunification concept that seems to baloon legal immigration.
And you think Fred Thompson would be better than Duncan Hunter? If amnesty is defeated, who on the horizon would you choose to be the next president of the United States?
“We are sowing the seeds of our own destruction.”
I support Tom Tancredo, since he is the only candidate that fully understands the Immigration and the invasion problems.
I think you’re taking one answer and giving it to a seperate question. There are too many votes by Hunter and floor speeches about not issuing more visas, etc. over the years to say he doesn’t ‘get’ the immigration problem. Perhaps there is one aspect he will check on further or stats given him he wasn’t familiar with. I’m sure I know more about the entire immigration situation than Hunter does, or any of them for that matter. But I don’t know zip about the military and that end that he does or trade or on and on.
Bottom line, Duncan Hunter has accomplished more to secure this country than any politician I can think of.