This is my first post....please be gentle...
Just received an email from Robin Hayes asking what should be done about the illegal immigration "problem".
(Robin, this "problem" has been around for a while, not just during election years!)
In the first part of the email (which I suspect came through the RNC), Hayes tells about the "scary" problem of illegals being caught at Ft. Bragg...
A recent incident at Ft. Bragg demonstrated that illegal immigration continues to be a serious problem for our nation as a whole and North Carolina in particular. Last week, officials at Fort Bragg worked with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to detain 58 illegal immigrants seeking to enter the base to complete construction work. The Fayetteville Observer reported that among those detained were, “a suspected gang member, a sex offender, three immigration fugitives and two people who had re-entered the country after deportation.” Fortunately, Fort Bragg is working to keep the base secure from those who should not have access, however, this is a startling reminder that unauthorized persons will try to gain access to our nation’s most sensitive sites.
When he says recent, I believe it means this century.
He then goes on to "bragg" about how he has informed Rumsfeld that the problem is with the contractors not screening their cheap labor good enough.
As I told Secretary Rumsfeld in a letter, I believe the problem fundamentally resides with the contractors and proper screening of their employees. In the short run, it is very clear that the Department of Defense must send word from the top down that contractors and subcontractors working on military bases be required to fully verify the legal immigration status of their workers.
Hayes is very proud of supporting the House version of the immigration bill and feels that they NEED MORE WALLS!
This incident highlights the immigration issue in a new and serious way. The House and Senate have passed vastly different pieces of legislation to curb illegal immigration. I support the House version, which seeks to secure our borders first. This issue is critical to our communities and I want to hear from you. Please complete the survey on the right because I would like to know your opinion on this important issue.
Unfortunately, the survey doesn't leave much room for opinion, guess the Republicans really do hand feed their "base"
What should we do about illegal immigration?
*Secure our borders first
*Implement an amnesty plan for existing illegal aliens
*Nothing, Let the system continue with no changes