Common sense immigration reform, not massive bills

2013-06-21T00:00:00Z Common sense immigration reform, not massive bills nwitimes.com
June 21, 2013 12:00 am

The Harper Polling on granting amnesty to unlawful residents is flawed from the very first question they ask.

The bill does not secure the borders. Current law requires operational control of our borders, while this bill lessens the standards to high-risk sectors.

What the bill does is allocate $2 billion to the Department of Homeland Security. This is the same department about which the secretary of Homeland Security has repeatedly stated our borders “have never been more secure.”

So in essence this $2 billion becomes a slush fund for Homeland Security.

We need common sense immigration reform, not massive bills that are over 1,000 pages long and do not address the issues we face as a nation. Let's start with small readable bills, like a concrete proposal on securing the borders and go from there.

- Deborah Miller, Hobart

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