Tom Price has an op-ed in the AJC. However, the editors cut it down some. The full piece from the congressman’s office is below the fold.
Our nation’s crisis of illegal immigration is a problem that has not occurred overnight. Through both Republican and Democrat administrations, there has been a national policy of benign neglect of our borders for more than 20 years.
In 1986, Washington’s ‘solution’ to a challenge of 3 million illegal aliens living in the U. S. was to grant worker status, with amnesty, while assuring the American public the borders would be secured. An efficient and effective transformation of legal status occurred without any significant change in controlling our nation’s borders. Consequently, there exists an appropriate lack of trust between the American public and Washington on this matter.
It is precisely due to this lack of credibility that a sequential, step-wise course must be undertaken. The Senate’s attempt at “comprehensive