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All illegal Immigrants to be Issued Drivers License at the Border

The title of this post might be an over statement of reality, but a lack of needed reforms in this area are at the heart of the argument of the current intelligence reform bill.

I've been sick this week but even through the fog of this illness I have heard the MSM use the term "anti-immigrant" to describe the attempts to close real security loopholes in the current intelligence reform bill. Wanting real border enforcement reforms does not make you a racist or a xenophobe, despite what you hear from the MSM.

The San Diego North County Times has this:

Congressional leaders are debating how to merge the two measures.

Another important difference in the Senate version of the bill is that it is missing provisions that would bar states from issuing driver licenses to illegal immigrants and would allow the expedited removal of illegal immigrants.

Issa and Cunningham said addressing those immigration issues in the intelligence bill is key. They point out that the 19 hijackers that carried out the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, carried with them more than 60 driver's licenses.....

.......Some Republicans, including chairman of the Sept. 11 commission Thomas H. Kean, say they want the intelligence reform bill passed and that illegal immigration provisions can be addressed separately next year.

"Our request to our nation's leaders today is, give us a vote," said Kean, the former Republican governor of New Jersey. "Pass this bill. The choice is between this bill and the status quo. The basic structure of the intelligence community hasn't changed since 9/11. The status quo failed us."

Issa countered that if the immigration and intelligence measures are not included in the bill, they might not be addressed at all.

"If we don't deal with interior (immigration) enforcement and on our borders in this bill, then it is unlikely that we'll deal with it in any other way," he said.
Congressman Issa is spot on tatget if the immigration and intelligence measures are not included in the bill, they might not be addressed at all.

Michelle Malkin had an excellent piece this week sharing my frustration of the Senate's inability to step up and add the pro-enforcement language in their bill.

My column today is dedicated to the OBL--the Open Borders Lobby. If you are sick and tired of hearing La Raza and the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Wall Street Journal editorial page and the White House(!) smearing supporters of real border security as "anti-immigrant," get off your duff. Intro:

The obtuseness of the open-borders lobby never ceases to amaze. Here we are, three years after the 9/11 hijackers easily exploited lax borders, and the OBL continues to argue that cracking down on illegal immigration and tightening terrorist-friendly loopholes are "anti-immigrant."

Banging. Head. Against. The. Wall.

How do you maintain sanity when wading through the emotional drivel that passes for the OBL's reasoning? Tip: Whenever they say "anti-immigrant," substitute "pro-enforcement." And shout it at the top of your lungs.

Political correctness is the handmaiden of terrorism. By smearing the overwhelming majority of Americans who support real borders as racists and xenophobes, the OBL obscures its deadly agenda: sabotaging our existing immigration laws and blocking any new efforts to punish those who abuse the system... Read her complete piece here.

Don't let this go by the wayside contact your representative today and let him or her know how you feel.