You folk who read me regularly know that I have a serious problem with illegal immigration. I am perfectly fine with increasing levels of legal immigration, but I want our borders to mean something.
John McCain was an author of the comprehensive immigration bill that didn’t pass last year. He realized that the people want the borders secured first and while he has never been fully convinced it’s a good plan, he has been convinced that we the people think it is.
That being said, he still is reaching out to the Hispanic community, through La Raza and good for him.
According to the LAtimes he brought secure borders up at every turn.
During a 15-minute Q&A after McCain’s speech, a young woman asked if he would support the Dream Act, which gives illegal immigrant children a chance to earn citizenship by attending college or enlisting in the military.
“Yes. Yes,” he replied, then added a sentiment that he incorporated into almost every answer: “I would also enforce existing laws of our country, and the nation’s first requirement is the nation’s security, and that’s why you have to have our borders secured.”
Here’s a clip from Hot Air showing him taking on an open borders guy.
And here he is taking on Obama’s statements concerning him and immigration.
Obama took aim at McCain when he addressed the same group in San Diego on Sunday, saying he had admired McCain for bucking his party and pushing for the legislation, but that eventually McCain “abandoned his courageous stance, and said that he wouldn’t even support his own legislation if it came up for a vote.”
McCain said he wanted to correct the record. He said he had supported the immigration legislation even though his critics said it would be “political suicide.”
“I took my lumps for it without complaint. My campaign was written off as a lost cause. I did so not just because I believed it was the right thing to do for Hispanic Americans. It was the right thing to do for all Americans. Sen. Obama declined to cast some of those tough votes,” McCain said.
Good for him. McCain did take his lumps and he did what he thought was right. I admire him for that and will vote for him for that EVEN THOUGH I am a believer in secure borders and getting to the end of the line before you get to get legalized.
Michelle Malkin continues to look for any bending to accommodate Hispanics. She’s a bulldog in that regard and frankly it’s gotten to be wearing. La Raza (yes, it means “the Race”) is an Hispanic group who’s soul purpose is not jihad against the US of A.
Our ICE agent are not terrorists, but yes there are times when they deport without regard to the children left behind. These are families and compassion is not too much to ask for from this country. Yes, deport them, but come on.