Wednesday, September 26, 2007
NH Primary.com reports that Republican presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo, of Colorado, said President Bush's failure to enforce existing immigration laws is "despicable." "If we don't like our immigration laws, if we think they are wrong, repeal them. If we don't think they are wrong, enforce them," Tancredo said during an interview. "Don't keep ignoring our laws, which this president has been doing, which is despicable," Tancredo said. "If he could be impeached for dereliction of duty, a bill could be brought. Unfortunately, that is not grounds," Tancredo said. "He has avoided dealing with this issue to a point where we are at a crisis, I believe, and it is just unconscionable." For the full story and a video interview with Rep. Tancredo, click here.
UPDATE: The Denver Post reports that
"Rep. Tom Tancredo two months ago announced a far- reaching proposal to rewrite immigration laws. Today that plan is missing in action.
The Republican congressman from Littleton never submitted the bill he trumpeted in July, legislation that would severely limit family-based legal immigration, imprison employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants and deny citizenship to babies of illegal immigrants who are born in the U.S.
Tancredo's spokesman said that the congressman and his staff have been busy and that perhaps it just slipped their minds."