Bill Clinton Backs Bush on Guest Workers
- From: Bob Brock <bbrock@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 12:16:32 -0400
Lest some here start thinking that there is a difference between the
Ex-president Bill Clinton offered a partial endorsement of President
Bush's guest worker immigration reform plan Friday night, saying his
successor had some "good idea[s]" on how to solve what he described as
"an exceedingly complicated" problem.
"I think the president has a good idea in terms of wanting to give
people a path to citizenship and have increased border enforcement,"
Clinton told CNN's "Larry King Live."
"That's also the idea behind the bill sponsored by Senator McCain and
Senator Kennedy in the Senate," he added.
Clinton criticized the Bush plan as too lax in one regard, saying: "I
don't think this guest worker program that the president supports
should be totally unlimited . . . I think if there's just no limit on
it then it's going to be very difficult for us to enforce the existing
The former president blasted HR 4437, the immigration reform plan
passed by the House that would build a border fence and deny some
benefits to illegals already in the country.
"I think the House provisions have by and large been too punitive," he
Clinton did, however, warn that lax border enforcement posed a
national security risk, contending that the current policy "does give
people an opportunity to disguise themselves if they're terrorists and
also to run drugs across, which does happen."
- Prev by Date: Re: Scientists call for urgent action over extinction rate
- Next by Date: Re: Great time In Cattle Country
- Previous by thread: Re: WHEN ILLEGALS GO BERSERK WILL YOUR STATE BE PREPARED?
- Next by thread: Re: Bill Clinton Backs Bush on Guest Workers