Chertoff: Not 'practical'to deport illegal aliens
In defending President Bush's so-called "guest worker" program for illegal aliens – which critics have dubbed an amnesty program – Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says it's just not practical to deport the millions of foreigners in the country illegally.
"The cost of identifying all of those people and sending them back would be stupendous. It would be billions and billions of dollars," Chertoff told Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel program "Hannity & Colmes" last night.
In the classic liberal "we can't win the 'war on drugs'" mentality our Homeland In-security chief has said "it's too hard." This is the same government that can regulate how much water your toilet flushes and how wide your deck is, but heaven forbid they enforce immigration laws.
As for the "billions and billions of dollars" nonsense, I think that he must be talking about how much we spend helping illegal aliens. Drivers licenses, ITINS, every government document printed in Spanish, education, migrant housing, court interpreters, bi-lingual government employees, etc.
Maybe we don't need an all out manhunt (although that would be nice) but instead we allow local law enforcement to actually enforce the law, including immigration law. How about we make it very difficult for illegal aliens to work? Then make it very difficult for them to get government benefits. No work, no benefits means that they go home.
NOTE: I say "very difficult" because "impossible" is not realistic. But by "very difficult" I mean damn near impossible.
This is a perfect example of a problem that could be properly maintained but our "leaders" let it get out of control and now they say the mess is just too big to clean up. I don't accept that excuse from my kids and I won't accept it from my government either!