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July 15, 2008

Obama: ICE Enforcement of Immigration Laws "Terrorizing" People

Wow.

Although McCain of course pandered to La Raza, he also managed a Sister Souljah moment:

Let me just tell you sir, I talked about the people who have come across here illegally and those who have died in the desert. I know that — I come from a border state. I’ve been in Mexico many times. But there’s also drugs coming across our border, sir, that are killing Americans too. And they’re working right there [applause] — yes, sir, and they’re working right there and sending people who just want to come across the border illegally to cover their own activities. [voice rising] The United States of America has to have secure borders, sir, and I will do that. And that’s necessary even if you may disagree. Our nation’s national-security requirements are — that we have secure borders. But we can address this issue in a humane and compassionate fashion, I am committed to that and you have my commitment to it, and we will make it the highest priority, and if you don’t think that we have to secure our borders, then I respect your view but we just disagree.

Hot Air has audio of the question and response at the above link.

Interestingly, this same cat -- clearly an open borders guy, and an arrogant open borders guy to boot -- was praised by Barack Obama.

McCain is bad on immigration. There is hardly any question of that. But while McCain is soft on illegal immigration, Barack Obama is basically an open borders advocate.


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