Tancredo: It's not racist to want border security
Congressman blasts president for pandering to Mexican government, ignoring Americans
He points out that according to the Department of Homeland Security, there were more than 70,000 non-Mexicans caught trying to enter the U.S. through Mexico in 2004, coming from Brazil, Syria, Pakistan, Indonesia, Iraq, China and 120 other countries.
Tancredo also notes that last year in Los Angeles County, more than 30,000 criminal aliens who served jail sentences were released back into the community instead of being deported.
We have this man to thank for actually representing us in congress and keeping this issue alive. No other lawmaker has taken it as seriously, at least not publicly.
LA Times opinion piece