White House covered up immigration study?
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., the most outspoken member of Congress on the issue of illegal immigration, wants an investigation into why a study of aliens crossing the border was discontinued by the Bush administration after initial results indicated the president's proposed "temporary worker proposal" plan encourages illegals to enter the U.S.
The survey asked illegal aliens whether they had heard of a U.S. government amnesty plan for illegal aliens (61 percent had) and whether the amnesty plan influenced their decision to cross the border (45 percent answered that it did).
Surprise, surprise. If you build it, they will come...
America is the field of dreams. Unfortunately, the country of Mexico wants to hit us with a baseball bat and steal our balls. (double entendre intended) Our president, who I praised in the last post for his good speech tonight, needs to get his head on straight with this issue. Not put out garbage like this:
Three weeks later, however, a memo apparently from a Border Patrol source (titled "Casa Blanca Additional Info") said the survey was producing only 38 percent "positive responses." The survey was stopped days later, Tancredo notes, and Department of Homeland Security spokespersons received a memo titled "White House Approved Talking Points" that instructed them "not [to] talk about amnesty" or about the president's proposal.
"Do not talk about amnesty, increase in apprehensions, or give comparisons of past immigration reform proposals. Do not provide statistics on apprehension spikes or past amnesty data," Border Patrol agents were told in the memo, according to Judicial Watch.
Absolute garbage. Who wants to bet me $5 dollars that we don't read about this in tomorrow's Daily Dead Fishwrapper though? The disconnect between the average American and the politicians is just incredible. We want the letter of the law respected, the jobs to go to American citizens, and our society to be a safe one. The politicians just want a nanny and someone to mow their lawns.