A New and Tougher Stance?
Is the leopard really trying to change his spots? If so, he’s doing a poor job of it. Campaigning in South Carolina, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani stated his belief that: “We can end illegal immigration. I promise you, we can end illegal immigration.” “I promise you, we can. . . .” ??? This is a bone with no meat on it.
Giuliani’s plans, advanced on various Hannity hookups, includes some fencing on our Southern border (already required by law) and issuance of a card with biometric information to every alien who enters the country (also current law). What would he do with the current crop of illegals? He would deport the 300,000 criminals among them (how’s he going to do that?) and put the rest of the 12 or 20 or 30 million on a path to citizenship. And so he would have us reward law-breakers, a stance which in all past times encouraged yet more illegal immigration. Add the spouses and children and eventual citizenship to the mix, and you can forget about ever controlling immigration again.