April 8, 2008

This Means It's Working

Justin Katz

Governor Carcieri's executive order is already proving to be a success:

Rhode Island's decision to order State Police and other state agencies to help enforce federal immigration law is jarring border cities in Massachusetts, where illegal immigrants say they are now afraid to enter the Ocean State.

If they're that reluctant to cross a state border (with habitual experience of the ease of travel from state to state), imagine how much less likely they'd be to make a beeline to our state across a national border. Those who've opposed attempts to control illegal immigration on the grounds that it is impossible ought to take note.

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If they're afraid to come here, then we've already won.

Now let's deport a couple hundred of them to prove we're serious.

We can start by parking an ICE truck on Georgia Ave in Cranston right around 5pm and pick up the whole crew over there making medals and insignia for our family members in the Armed Forces...

Posted by: Greg at April 8, 2008 2:48 PM

Very good news! A deterrent even before it's been put into action.

Posted by: Tim at April 8, 2008 5:56 PM

Let's be thankful for a Superindent Doherty as opposed to a "Colonel"(in his own mind) Esserman

Posted by: joe bernstein at April 8, 2008 7:13 PM

The U.S. immigration debate has been frozen since 9/11 and perhaps understandably so.
Americans want their government to be reasonably sure that visitors and immigrants aren’t a security risk. But the absence of a coherent immigration policy is
hampering both our states economic growth and national security.
Like a lot of other states, Rhode Island is affected by the fate of illegal immigrants. That is why we should embrace the same idea as the Arizona Republicans’ initiative. Their legislation contains provisions that advocates on both sides of the issue disagree with. But they present an unanticipated opportunity to place the unresolved issue of illegal immigration back to the political agenda.” The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, relegated illegal alien issues to the back burner of American politics. But where's the wisdom in continuing to allow thousands of people each year to come across our borders unchecked and undetected? Forget the back burner. The time has come for the Rhode Island state house to tackle this issue—before the body count gets any larger. Illegal immigration leaves the door open to terrorism and terrorist attacks PERIOD.
Dennis Lefebvre
Rhode Island

Posted by: DENNIS at April 12, 2008 12:25 PM
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