What's in store for us in the upcoming session of Congress regarding immigration? Will the REAL ID Act be repealed? What's happening in regards to increases in Border Patrol and ICE agents? Will Comprehensive Immigration Reform - which includes President Bush's infamous guest worker amnesty - be passed now that the Democrats are in control of Congress?
James Sensenbrenner (WI-R), the author of HR 4437, which was the House version of the immigration bill and opposed amnesty for illegal aliens and put enforcement first, gave an interesting and informative interview to Human Events.
Here's a little taste of that interview.
Would you call on President Bush to veto any effort by the Democrats to roll back REAL ID?
Absolutely. The Democrats cannot roll back and repeal REAL AD if they are sincere in implementing the 9/11 Commission recommendations. Remember, 15 out of the 19 hijackers on September 11 had expired visas in their foreign passports. They used driver’s licenses to get on the planes to hijack. Even when we had more lax security prior to 9/11, a valid driver’s license would not raise questions, whereas a Middle Eastern passport with an expired visa would.
And, of course, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is claiming she wants to have all of the 9/11 Commission recommendations filled.
If Speaker Pelosi is sincere on fulfilling the 9/11 Commission recommendations, then she should come out strongly in opposition to repealing one that has already been enacted into law.
It's a must read. Read the rest at Human Events