White House Going It Alone On Illegals

Or, so they say

WASHINGTON (AP) — A crackdown on illegal immigration will have to go forward without help from Congress, the Bush administration said Friday, asserting that an executive-branch-only approach is better than doing nothing.

Two Cabinet secretaries — Homeland Security’s Michael Chertoff and Commerce’s Carlos Gutierrez — said they hoped to have new tools to combat illegal immigration before moving further to cope with the problem. But Congress could not agree on comprehensive legislation.

The officials said they’ll rely instead on tools already in their arsenal, some of which are already under way, including a plan to administratively sanction employers who hire illegal immigrants.

At a joint news conference, Chertoff and Gutierrez put the onus on Congress for any consequences that may be suffered by employers as result of the stepped-up enforcement effort.

"Our hope is that key elements of the Senate bill will see the light of day someday, but until Congress chooses to act, we are going to be taking some energetic steps of our own," Chertoff said. The steps will "significantly strengthen our hand with respect to immigration enforcement."

Ah, so they are going to act like weekend warriors, pulling out the surfboard for a weekend trip down to the Jersey Shore. I’m surprised their "tools already in their arsenal" are not rusty like a saw left out in the garage too long. Now that they have no choice, since the shamnesty bill died a painful death, and are being assaulted left and right for their open borders stances, they seem to be getting it together, at least somewhat. It does not help that many, many stories of violence, rape, pedophelia, and murder include some form of the phrase "illegal alien," no matter how mild it is put.

As far as comprehensive reform goes, cut the amnesty talk, except in very extreme case, such as the wife of a missing soldier in Iraq, who initially came here illegally, and something could get done.

And enforce the existing laws, for goodness sake. Why is that so difficult?

Michelle M is less then impressed by the new enforcement plan.

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2 Responses to “White House Going It Alone On Illegals”

  1. joated says:

    “As far as comprehensive reform goes, cut the amnesty talk, except in very extreme case, such as the wife of a missing soldier in Iraq, who initially came here illegally, and something could get done.

    And enforce the existing laws, for goodness sake. Why is that so difficult?”

    You got that nailed. But let’s throw in one more: Cut off federal funding to any state that permits a “sactuary” city/town or that refuses to cooperate with ICE when dealing with illegal aliens arrested within its borders.

  2. John Ryan says:

    the executive branch has failed to enforce existing laws for 6 years it is a little late for them to start now

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