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Friday, January 13, 2006

NCtimes chronicals Republican mischaracterizations of Immigration Debate


I love how the NC points this out. How Republicans have failed to enact and border protections or stop the flow of immigrants - yet they use this issue to rally hate and votes. It's a joke.

[...]
In a March speech, County Supervisor Bill Horn stumped for completion of a border fence to fight illegal immigration. In September, Department of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff waived legal requirements to the completion of 14-mile border fence south of San Ysidro.

And in November, U.S. Rep Duncan Hunter, R-El Cajon, whose district includes Poway, Ramona and other portions of northeast San Diego County, called for building a double border fence from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. (FAILED)


In the weeks following now-former Congressman Randy 'Duke' Cunningham's July announcement that he would not be seeking re-election to his 50th District seat, several Republican aspirants for that job vied to position themselves as stauncher-than-thou supporters of increased enforcement of immigration laws. (FAILED)

In May, state Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-Murrieta, kicked off a signature-gathering campaign to get an initiative on the ballot to create a state border police that would patrol the U.S. /Mexican border and conduct work-site enforcement to arrest suspected illegal immigrants. Later in the year, that initiative failed when proponents failed to obtain enough signatures to qualify it for the ballot. (FAILED)

In August, state Assemblyman Mark Wyland, R-Escondido, wrote an opinion column for the North County Times in which he endorsed the initiative. At the time, Wyland was considering a run for Congress to replace Cunningham. While still not confirming whether he is in or out of that race, he has publicly stated that he will run for the state Senate seat now held by Morrow, who is leaving office due to term limits. (FAILED)

Besides Morrow's July participation in the border watch vigil, he organized a townhall meeting on illegal immigration in August that drew hundreds of anti-illegal immigration activists and featured as speakers a cast of nationally known anti-illegal immigration figures, including U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo. (FAILED)
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Why would Republicans actually vote to change immigration, when it fails at the ballot box - yet garners the electoral votes?!

Because the people of California understand the right way to fix the border. These Republicans are not mainstream and are out-of-step with their districts. This is merely a fundraiser for Republicans.


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