"Me and my colleagues . . ."? Are you joking? Is it now politically
correct to speak as if illiterate and uneducated?
He could filibuster this like the gun bill.
Real leadership? Where's that going to come from?
I wouldn't call this bill "leadership."You won't fix
anything by rewarding unlawful behavior; you'll just encourage more illegal
aliens.What is needed is enforcement, and the political will to say NO to
those who have violated our laws.Some possible reforms might include:*Making unlawful presence a felony.*New laws about aggravated identity
theft.*Mandatory E-Verify.*Skills-based immigration standards.*Real funding for border fencing and detention beds.*Withdrawing
Homeland Security funds from sanctuary cities.*No-match letters with an
enforcement component.Instead, these "leaders" give us a bill that
seeks to benefit those who have already broken our laws. That's not
leadership, Mr. Hatch.
Senator Hatch, the goal is not to "pass the bill" but to "fix the
problem."For 36 years you have gotten along nicely with your
"friends across the aisle" and they have bamboozled you every step of
the way. You are old enough to remember the Simpson-Mazola bill which was
supposed to fix immigration. You got snookered by the Democrats then, and they
are betting you are gullible enough to fall for their false promises again. Go ahead and try to "improve the bill" but have the moral
courage to refuse to vote for the bill (or cloture!) if the bill is not a real
solution. Sen. Marco Rubio is a bold leader on this issue, and I
think he can be trusted to oppose the bill if it is a bad one. I am sure Sen.
Mike Lee will also. Senator Hatch, will probably cave. We missed
our chance in 2012 to replace him with someone young and energetic enough to
fight hard on the tough issues, not sit back and "pass bills."Secure the border before anyone even considers amnesty, under whatever
euphemism it is proposed.