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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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To: kabar

Interesting and disappointing report about Hunter.


28 posted on 05/16/2007 11:16:10 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: kabar
"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."

Almost no one talks about legal immigration, also a problem.

33 posted on 05/16/2007 11:19:32 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Mitt Romney for President '08)
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To: kabar
when I came here there was no "family reunification" incentives in immigration law. That occured in the immigration "reform" of 1964 because a lot of whoites were made to feel guilty that most immigration at that time was from europe. The family reunification caluse made it easy to multiply the immigrant population once the original immigrants acted as anchors to bring in their relatives who brought in their relatives who brought in their relatives, etc. etc.. The result is the mess we have now. But at least with legal immigrants we pretty much know who they are. Not that it makes much difference anyway.

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.

35 posted on 05/16/2007 11:21:48 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: kabar

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?


75 posted on 05/17/2007 6:10:46 AM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: kabar

“We are sowing the seeds of our own destruction.”

Exactly right!

I support Tom Tancredo, since he is the only candidate that fully understands the Immigration and the invasion problems.


83 posted on 05/17/2007 7:44:40 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: kabar; pissant

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.


155 posted on 05/17/2007 1:50:25 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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