re: "Bush on Immigration: Same Old Same Old."
"There is no way you can “improve security on both sides of the border” when the Mexican government is actively helping it’s citizens to break our immigration laws."
"No temporary worker program can be contemplated until enforcement of existing immigration law is accomplished. People who won’t legally immigrate in the first place are not going to magically start obeying the law just because we have a guest worker program. Remember, the whole problem here is that these illegal aliens do everything they can to avoid having to follow the law. The problem is not that these people can not obey the law; it is that they will not obey the law."
"Rewarding people who have shown nothing but contempt for our immigration laws with citizenship makes no sense and sends the wrong message to those immigrants who came here legally."
"The immigrants who come here must assimilate into our culture, not attempt to change our culture into the one they left. This doesn’t mean that you can not be proud of your heritage or where you came from; but it does mean that once you are here you have to be an American first. If you don’t want to be an American first, they why are you here at all? Why should we allow you to become a citizen?"