Comprehensive Immigration reform returns with a local touch
“I want to get the next President and Congress to make securing our border and a comprehensive immigration policy the top priority,” Gordon said. The daily carries the article here.
In a circle-the-wagons move, Gordon, who is currently the subject of a citizen recall effort due to his lax policies regarding illegal immigration, was appointed to chair the conference’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform Task Force by Manuel A. Diaz, the mayor of Miami, Florida. Diaz is the conference’s president.
If the words “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” have a familiar ring, it’s due to the fact that the failed congressional amnesty scheme bore the same title. That was the effort designed by Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl along with liberal Massachusetts Democrat Ted Kennedy. Although the team of architects crafted the bill they hoped to ram through, American citizens across the country flooded congressional phone lines and jammed fax machines expressing outrage.
In addressing the Philadelphia conference, Diaz said he believes that “Washington no longer invests in its cities and its people. Washington has lost its values–lost its principles–lost its sense of purpose–engaging in endless debate and partisan bickering while people of this country continue to suffer….Plain and simple, Washington has abandoned us,” he said.
No wonder he appointed Gordon. Perhaps he’ll appoint San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom to chair a marriage and family task force.