There were really no surprises in tonight's presidential address. The same old rhetoric he has been spewing for the past 5 years of not being able to deport illegal aliens, making them legal and rather than build a wall we'll spend 50 times as much on technology that has proven worthless.
I'll post a more in depth entry soon, but one thing I was personally offended by -- and any legal resident or veteran should be -- was Bush's story about a soldier of Mexican descent, Guadalupe Denogean, that was wounded in Iraq. He starts the speech off that this issue should not be dealt with in an emotional way and then he spends the entire speech talking about illegal alien families and how poor they are and legal residents who join the military like Guadalupe Denogean and how he wanted to gain citizenship.
Guadalupe Denogean chose a legal path to citizenship. He served in the military, as do millions of US citizens. To somehow make the immigration issue about the war in Iraq and veterans that have been wounded is shameful.
So who's dealing with this issue on an emotional level Mr. President? Those of us who have actually thought it out and realize the illegality of illegal aliens, or those like you who would place emotional issues over your loyalty to your own country?
Transcript of the Presidential Address on Immigration
Hi I'm the daughter of Guadalupe Denogean. Please don't be offended, we're not. We just hope that the President is not doing this for political gain. Although it maybe possible but we certainly hope that this is not the case.
Jamalle Denogean Corral
Posted by: Jamalle Denogean Corral on June 20, 2006 06:27 PM