Michael Steele: Urges strict enforcement of immigration laws

This column written by the newly elected Republican National Committee chairman, Michael Steele addresses his views on illegal immigration and border security.

It begins: Until Congress passes legislation that starts and ends with securing our borders and puts a premium on strict enforcement of our immigration laws, we must make our voices heard. But understand, in order to hear our voice, you must take the time to listen to what we’re saying.

Should our Senators do that, they would hear the five principles that guide the American people’s resolve on immigration.

Read the rest of what he wrote on the subject in June 2007. The well defined “five principles” are cogently presented in his article.

Are Arizona’s Republican senators and congressmen listening?

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4 Responses to Michael Steele: Urges strict enforcement of immigration laws

  1. Marianne says:

    Obviously this appears to be a good sign. What concerns me is the use of that McCain equivocating “First” — as we’ll do this first before we open the Shamnesty floodgates. I hope I’m wrong.

  2. Robert says:

    Agreed Marianne. When used here “first” is usually shorthand for “amnesty is right around the corner.” However, I read Steele’s article and I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, for now.

    Didn’t care for Steele’s comments yesterday that essentially, we need to reinvent the Republican Party. The Party’s fine-just look at our platform. McCain policies, aka Republican-lite, are hurting us more than anything else.

  3. Kathy says:

    I agree – be wary of “first”, that’s the “Maverick’s” favorite word. Republicans need to go back to their Conservative principles (as proven her in AZ with our gains) – ever since they left they have been losing. We need to vote in Strong Conservatives & send the week-kneed home!

  4. Delaware Bob says:

    I’m very happy with Mr. Steele. I just hope he don’t let us down. Now, concerning ILLEGAL ALIENS, here is my view.

    Now I can’t say the ILLEGAL ALIENS are completely to blame for the shape of our economy, but they are a BIG part of the problem. The ILLEGAL ALIENS send BILLIONS upon BILLIONS out of this Country every year, money we will NEVER see again. Does this help our economy?

    How about the BILLIONS the American taxpayers fork out for the ANCHOR BABIES, the schooling of them, the medical care and the list goes on, and on, and on.

    How about the MILLIONS upon MILLIONS paid to jail ILLEGAL ALIENS for the crimes, then the cost to deport them. Does this help our economy?

    Then you have these activist groups, the Catholic Church and the ACLU that want AMNESTY for these ILLEGAL ALIENS. It would be absolute suicide for this Country if AMNESTY were granted to the 20 million or so ILLEGAL ALIENS. We have more and more people out of work everyday and they want to add another 20 million to this Country? I say, “NO”!

    If AMNESTY were ever granted to these 20 million ILLEGAL ALIENS, you can bet big money that 3 years from now, there would be ANOTHER 3-5 million ILLEGAL ALIENS demonstrating on our soil for AMNESTY.

    An end MUST come to this illegal immigration. The perfect tool we have so far is E-Verify. It MUST be used by ALL businesses and Government Social Services. EVERY employee must be checked! If they are illegal, they are to be dismissed!

    I believe it is time for all 50 States to pass a State law, like Arizona, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina and a few others. It is time for these ILLEGAL ALIENS to go back to their home Country and get out of this Country. The problems they are causing will not go away until the ILLEGAL ALIENS are out of this Country.