Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Eleven Percent Set Speaks

Congress has an appoval rating of 11% - it's no wonder. Speaking for me, I'm disgusted that they are endorsing a de facto resurgence of Operation Wetback. Even though legislators that are supposedly on the side of human rights are in control of the Hill, they've done nothing to enact policies that will allow people and families ensnared in the current/broken immigration system to come out of the shadows.

Instead, the suits and pearls are acting in a bipartisan fashion to urge things like this
Already, half of the 6,000 National Guard troops sent to help secure the border with Mexico are gone with the rest leaving next summer, as planned.

"Americans could rightly question why the administration has dedicated 160,000 National Guardsmen to maintain order and security in Iraq, while eliminating the less than 6,000 Guardsmen performing an important task on our own southern border, which most agree is in a state of crisis," Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., wrote in July to President Bush. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Pete Domenici, R-N.M., also signed the letter.

More militarization with no talk of addressing economic/trade policies that have created the magnet of migration is worthless blather. Get moving, Senators!

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