Tuesday, March 6, 2007

CNN Lou Dobbs - video:Amnesty Supporters Say Current Immigration System Broken, So Let's Fix it by Legalizing 12 Million Aliens The one thing the Bush administration, congressional Democrats and Republicans agree on is the current immigration system is broken. Fake Social Security cards are so abundant, it's a joke. Lawmakers wanted to pin down Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez on their position on immigration. Democrats pushing so-called comprehensive immigration reform expect the White House to do more heavy lifting after last year's failed efforts. That means convincing Republicans, many of whom don't buy the sanitized phrase, "earned legalization," but see it as blanket amnesty. Secretary Gutierrez said the White House is on record favoring a guest worker program and legalizing the 12 million-plus illegal aliens. Some, like Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), are not convinced a guest worker, an amnesty program, is even necessary. "Why does it make sense to have an influx of an additional workforce when we have 10 million Americans that aren't employed today and real wages for those people at those entry-level jobs aren't rising?"