I don’t have the link, unfortunately, but I saw a site that graded politicians on their positions on immigration. Fred scored an overall C, with A+’s in border control and something else important, but which was offset with low grades on things like penalizing employers who were tricked with fraudulent ID (and a reasonable argument -can- be made for that, in that it’s really the federal government’s job, not employers). Not a -terrific- record, but nothing to be overwhelmingly ashamed of either, especially since it was in the 90’s and it wasn’t exactly a hot issue then. I do think, out of the big 5 contenders, between that record and the positions he’s staking out now he has the best record overall on immigration.
Agree, Fred deserves a C. However, now that the entire nation has been hispanified, it's a bit late to claim to have been anti-illegal immigration. It's been a hot issue since the late 1960's.
Yes, the Border should be strictly controlled. Yes illegal aliens should be deported, but the illegal parents of American Citizens are usually not, as a matter of policy, if not law, deported.