Saturday, June 16, 2007

Tancredo="The Man"?

I figure that everybody who loves this blog, except for a few, who need to be converted, hate the immigration "shamnesty" bill. We have to be excited about what the "faithful" Republicans in the House and Senate are doing in opposition to this piece of carp (not a typo, just don't like to swear) bill.

I think we like this.
U.S. Representative Tom Tancredo’s (R-CO) amendment to cut funding from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Bill (H.R. 2638) for cities that employ a sanctuary policy passed the House with strong bipartisan support today; 234 to 189.

“The times, they are a changing,” said an exuberant Tancredo, who had introduced the same amendment several times in the past with far less support. “This should also serve as a warning sign to the White House and supporters of re-introducing an amnesty bill from the Senate. If that legislation makes it to the House, it is in serious trouble.”

The Amendment would prevent cities like Denver and San Francisco who employ a sanctuary policy for illegal aliens from receiving first responder funds, including law enforcement and terrorism prevention grants, among other programs.

Tancredo concluded, “The days that local officials could pander to the open borders special interests are over.”
Do we really think this won't go through? Golly, I hope it won't. Why is it wrong to say that we need to secure our borders before we start letting illegals become legal?

BTW, while can't we make them legal immigrants, even permanent residents, without giving the citizenship, the right to vote? Gee whiz, I bet if we were able to remove the right to vote, the support for this shamnesty vote would disappear in a heartbeat.

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