Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Border Security Without the Senate Bill

Sen. Jim Demint says there's no need for new legislation. Just enforce laws already passed by Congress:

Dear Mr. President:

We respectfully ask that your
Administration enforce the border security laws that have already been
authorized by Congress regardless of whether the Senate passes the immigration
reform bill. The bill assumes that several critical border security benchmarks
can be achieved within 18 months. These security triggers are already authorized
under current law and can be completed without the immigration bill. We believe
these enforcement measures are vital and should not wait until Congress passes
additional immigration reforms. Securing the border is the best way to restore
trust with the American people and facilitate future improvements of our
immigration policy.

Sincerely, U.S. Senators Jim DeMint (R – South
Carolina), Tom Coburn (R – Oklahoma), Mike Enzi (R – Wyoming), David Vitter (R –
Louisiana), Jim Inhofe (R – Oklahoma), Jim Bunning (R – Kentucky), Charles
Grassley (R – Iowa), John Ensign (R – Nevada) and Jeff Sessions (R –

But of course, the new Ted Kennedy admirers couldn't get all this TV time to pat themselves on the back.