Tancredo called ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) on the illegal immigrants that the politicians were using.
From The Politico:
Democrats knew they were embracing the touchy subject of immigration when they planned an afternoon press conference with three college students whose parents came to the United States illegally .
But they were stunned when Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), a presidential candidate who has made a name for himself as a hard-liner on immigration, called for the three students - all of whom have been in the United States for over a decade - to be arrested.
The Democrats are promoting legislation known as the Dream Act, which would give permanent residency status to certain children of illegal aliens, but only if they came to the country before age 16 and had graduated from high school. Supporters say the measure, which will see a vote tomorrow in the Senate, is very narrowly tailored.
Tancredo has obviously seen a political opening with the situation.
"I call on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency to detain any illegal aliens at this press conference," said Tancredo, who claims to have alerted federal authorities about the well publicized press confrence. "Just because these illegal aliens are being used for political gain doesn’t mean they get immunity from the law. If we can’t enforce our laws inside the building where American laws are made, where can we enforce them?”
From what I understand the "event" was called off.
Good for Tancredo. BRILLIANT. One of these days people are going to understand, illegal entry is ILLEGAL, period. Immigrants can come legally or stay out, but parents bring their kids here illegally and then our idiot politicians expect us to say, "oh well, let them stay", doesn't mean we are going to.
The politicians are simply encouraging more people to bring their kids here ILLEGALLY expecting that if they can hide for enough years, their kids will be granted amnesty.
Doesn't work that way and make sure you call you rep and let them know to vote no to the DREAM Act.
Tell them to first start enforcing our laws, securing the border and deporting those here illegally.
The Hill is also talking about this.
Fred Thompson unveiled his immigration plan today.
I repeat....Call your representative!
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