Eight Senators have co-signed and sent a letter to the President requesting that CURRENT immigration law be enforced NOW, and that there be no delay waiting on a new immigration bill from 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 Alabama).
Hmm. Enforcing the laws that are ALREADY on the books. What a novel concept. Anyone want to lay odds on whether the administration takes them up on the idea?