Carol Platt Liebau: Richardson on Immigration

Friday, May 25, 2007

Richardson on Immigration

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has changed his mind, declaring that he would oppose the immigration bill in its current form.

Is it because the bill pays scant attention to national security issues? Or because it would fail to do enough to make sure the law is enforced? Hardly. He says:

I read that they added more funding for the fence. I am against the fence. I've always been against it.

So, in other words, he opposes the bill in part because it would actually attempt to take tangible steps to stop the flow of illegal immigrations to this country (although this year's immigration bill calls for only 370 miles of fence, compared to the 700 in last year's bill, which the Democratic Congress has ignored).

But wait -- there's more:

Richardson said he also opposed the bill because it "separates families."

"In other words, it gives priority to job skills rather than family unification. Historically, our immigration policies have emphasized family unification and this bill doesn't," he said.

No, in other words, Bill Richardson is more worried about what's desirable from the immigrants' point of view than what's beneficial for the United States.

To me, that's not a good credential for someone who is supposed to be campaigning for a job that would require him to consider the national interest first and foremost.


Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Reagan's most famous line was; "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"

Carol, you are either for family values or not.

9:15 AM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

HUH? That don't make any sense.

Gorby was an illegal alien?

2:23 PM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...


Try to go beyond the illegal alien concept. Why was Reagan demanding the Berlin wall be torn down?

10:19 AM  
Blogger Bachbone said...

I can't wait to see the convoluted reasoning involved in trying to equate the Berlin Wall and the proposed fence across our southern border. Not that I have any doubt of the Left's ability to twist itself into double pretzels coming up with spurious logic, of course. But it's been rainy here, summer TV re-runs are already starting, and a bit of hearty laughter would be welcomed.

9:22 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

Etc - real simple

The Berlin Wall kept people in
The proposed Wall keeps people out

East Berlin was a Prison and needed the wall to keep people from escaping.

We are trying to maintain our sovereignty by insuring that people enter correctly

8:38 AM  

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