I can’t decide whether I usually like, or usually don’t like Mr. Jones… but today, I like him.
I’d like him better if he’d start work every day by introducing a bill to build a wall/fence/moat/minefield/whatever on BOTH borders.
At least he calls it like it is (was)… an amnesty bill.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Third District Representative Walter B. Jones (R-NC) today praised the defeat of Senate legislation that would have offered amnesty to virtually all of the 12 to 20 million illegal immigrants in the United States. The Senate voted 53 – 46 today to prevent the advancement of the bill.
“I am pleased that the Senate has finally listened to the American people, who have made it clear that they do not support an immigration ‘compromise’ that does nothing more than compromise our laws and compromise our sovereignty,” Congressman Jones said. “I am especially grateful for the votes of Senators Dole and Burr, who helped defeat this amnesty bill.”
“Amnesty hurts vulnerable American workers, burdens American taxpayers, and rewards lawbreakers,” Jones continued. “The lessons of history are clear: If we give amnesty to millions who came here illegally, inevitably, millions more will follow suit.”
“The American people and the people of North Carolina are justifiably frustrated by this Congress’ inability to effectively secure our nation’s borders,” Jones said. “The illegal immigration crisis is causing higher taxes for social services, higher costs for health insurance, and it costs our public schools millions every year. It also threatens our national security, as our open borders provide an easy entry point for terrorists who wish to do us harm.”
“The only credible approach to solving the problem of illegal immigration is to put border security first,” Jones said. “It is absolutely critical that we regain control of our nation’s borders and strengthen immigration enforcement – without amnesty.”