Porous Borders, Alien Amnesties Undermine Bush's Terrorism Tough talk.(LETTERS)
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES
President Bush says "we" can do a better job of making our borders more secure ("The very thin blue line," Editorial, May 26). The president needs to do a better job of providing border security, not us. Mr. Bush continues to allow James Zigler to run the Immigration and Naturalization Service even though it is common knowledge that Mr. Zigler believes it is not practical or reasonable to deport illegal aliens from within our country. Mr. Bush incessantly pushes for a blanket amnesty for millions of illegal aliens despite polls showing overwhelming opposition to such a move. Mr. Bush constantly panders to Hispanic sensitivities; thus, serious efforts to secure our borders are only half measures that take a back seat to economic concerns. The only thin blue line I see is the tightrope President Bush is trying to walk.
A secure border is an all-or-nothing proposition. Regrettably, Mr. Bush, as the history books will show, will not live up to the task.
SHANE ARTHUR SWING
Mount Airy, Md.
I am a Hispanic; I came to the United States as a legal immigrant, learned English, became a U.S. citizen and am a Republican.
I am furious at President Bush's ambivalent statements and actions toward illegal immigration and securing our borders. He has appointed James Zigler as INS commissioner, knowing the man does not believe in borders. Mr. Bush claims we must make our borders more secure, but at the same time, he insists on rewarding illegal aliens by supporting amnesty for them. He knows another amnesty will be a signal for more to come in defiance of our laws.
From the president on down to local law enforcement, no one wants to implement our laws. …