It’s the final month of the presidential campaign, and you can tell the competition for positions in government by various pundits and analysts is heating up. Today Rosario Marin lays out the “real” Romney agenda on immigration, which sounds similar to the “real” Bush agenda i.e. low on specifics.
Rep. Gallegly Says ICE Refusal to Arrest Vargas Shows Bias
“The chairman of a House subcommittee on immigration slammed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s handling of the arrest of journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas, saying Tuesday that the agency has set a dangerous precedent for dealing with undocumented immigrants,” Politico reports.
“Jose Antonio Vargas is a classic example of how flawed the system is,” Rep. Elton Gallegly, a California Republican who chairs the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, told POLITICO. “He is just one of hundreds of thousands that are ignored, and what that does is, it sends a signal that we’re not serious about certain laws.”
Jonathan Tobin – Why Even Elie Wiesel Can Be Wrong About the Term “Illegal Immigrant”
“[Elie] Wiesel is a person who stands above politics, and his moral authority to discuss just about any issue is not likely to be challenged. But whatever one might think about immigration or the plight of those who come here illegally, the attempt to eliminate the term, much less compare illegal immigrants to the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust, is absurd. Illegal immigrants are called illegal not because Americans view them with malice but because they are in this country illegally,” says Jonathan S. Tobin at the Commentary Magazine site.
“While anyone who grew up admiring Wiesel as a moral voice must approach any criticism of him with reluctance, if Hinojosa’s recollection is correct, he has, unfortunately, done something that he has often criticized: made an inappropriate use of a Holocaust analogy.”
Rosario Marin: The Real Romney Position on Immigration
Former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin has an op-ed in The Hill where he responds to criticism of Romney’s immigration positions.
“Governor Romney isn’t interested in temporary, stop-gap measures and he’s not interested in playing political games with families’ futures. That’s been the hallmark of President Obama’s approach to immigration for the past four years,” Marin says.
“Instead, as president, Mitt Romney will pursue bold reforms to our immigration system based on an approach of modernizing and simplifying our legal immigration system, putting in place far, enforceable and common-sense border security measures, and pursuing a permanent solution for children who were brought into the country illegally, through no fault of their own.”