Friday, April 19, 2013
McCain, Graham - Boston Bombing Should Not Slow Immigration Reform
TPM -- Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said in a statement on Friday that the Boston bombing should not be used in order to slow or halt immigration reform efforts.
“In the wake of this week’s terrorist attack in Boston, some have already suggested that the circumstances of this terrible tragedy are justification for delaying or stopping entirely the effort for comprehensive immigration reform," the statement reads. "In fact the opposite is true: Immigration reform will strengthen our nation’s security by helping us identify exactly who has entered our country and who has left – a basic function of government that our broken immigration system is incapable of accomplishing today. The status quo is unacceptable. We have 11 million people living in the shadows, which leaves this nation vulnerable to a myriad of threats. That is all the more reason why comprehensive immigration reform is so essential. By modernizing our system of legal immigration, identifying and conducting background checks on people here illegally, and finally securing our border, we will make America more secure.”
Blog author's comments - I presume the Boston Bombing had no affect on these two. We are supposed to seriously believe what McCain and Graham say? "We have 11 million people living in the shadows, which leaves this nation vulnerable to a myriad of threats." How would legalizing them reduce those threats? I am bewildered that they continue to be reelected.
Nothing would get in the way of the one party government that is sure to happen if an 'Immigration Reform' bill is passed and Obama and the Democrats give them citizenship. Eleven million more votes for the Democratic Party which is what the passage of this bill could provide. John McCain and Lindsey Graham must actually believe there will be no more worries about all the gangs, drug dealers, or terrorists hiding out here in America. Now they want to put them under the protection of the government.
Just as the gun control bills went down to defeat...if this bill which is also another of Obama's priorities comes up before the Senate prior to the 2014 election, I would hope it will also be defeated.