The Compromise

Friday, April 07, 2006
Bill Frist defends his compromise on his blog:

Border Enforcement Specifics:

* Add nearly 15,000 additional border protection agents to augment the 20,000 Customs and Border Protection agents already on the job
* Specifically authorize 1,250 border agents and 1,250 port-of entry inspection agents
* Require Defense Department cooperation on the border, e.g. unmanned drones
* Begin the process of securing every inch of our 1,951 mile border with Mexico by building walls and fences in high traffic areas and using sensors to let our Customs and Border Patrol Agents see and hear those who try and cross through low traffic areas
* Require fingerprint database connectivity between FBI and Border Patrol


Interior Enforcement specifics:

* Increase alien smuggling penalties with a mandatory minimum of 5 years
* Add criminal penalties for various immigration-related document fraud
* Mandate the use of expedited removal for aliens apprehended within 100 miles of the border and 14 days of entry

Employer Enforcement specifics:

* Establish nationwide, mandatory verification program for hiring workers
* Limit the number of acceptable hiring documents with REAL ID standards
* Authorize 2,000 new worksite enforcement agents and 1,000 anti-fraud agents


Critics will claim that is not tough enough, they will say it allows amnesty to people. Of course the people who pass these laws are actually responsible for them working, whereas critics are just responsible for criticizing. Everybody is an expert. Except me, I will admit that I don't have all the answers. Shocking, I know.

4 comments:

madawaskan said...

terrye

Have you read this article-

Anyways they started building the fence in San Diego in 1993 and they are still not finished building it and need another 35 million.

Link

Then there was this article about how Herbert Hoover did mass deportations of Mexicans many who were Mexican-Americans and forcibly repatriated in locked box cars.

Link

I don't think we are going to go there but-if you've ever delved into some of the thread thugs comments over at some blogs you know this wouldn't be far from their secret heart's desire. {If they have them-hearts that is...}

David Thomson said...

Bill Frist specifics sound good to me. Unless, there's something unpalatable hidden in the details---I strongly support these measures.

JohnnyCanuck said...

Of course the people who pass these laws are actually responsible for them working, whereas critics are just responsible for criticizing.

What a bizarre thing to say. The people responsible for making the laws work have refused to make them work by not enforcing them over the past two decades. What makes you think things will be any different in the future? It would be better to start with an enforcement only bill and then see over a couple of years whether the politicians allow the law to be enforced. Then some kind of guessedworker program could be implemented with the knowledge that they wouldn't be back again in ten years with the same problem.

There is no compromise, it is a capitulation. Powerful interests support open borders and they have the ear of every politician. The American masses don't have a chance. The invasion will go on. Balkanization is the future of the U.S.

Syl said...

johnnycanuck

The American masses don't have a chance. The invasion will go on. Balkanization is the future of the U.S.

What bothers me is that you probably believe this tripe.