Saturday, June 29, 2013

Sarah Palin on Amnesty and Securing the Border (before Immigration Bill passed Senate)

On whether or not to deport the millions already here, she said:
There is no way that in the US we would roundup every illegal immigrant -there are about 12 million of the illegal immigrants- not only economically is that just an impossibility but that’s not a humane way anyway to deal with the issue that we face with illegal immigration.
On whether or not she supported amnesty, she said:
No, I do not. I do not. Not total amnesty. You know, people have got to follow the rules. They’ve got to follow the bar, and we have got to make sure that there is equal opportunity and those who are here legally should be first in line for services being provided and those opportunities that this great  country provides.
Rather she talked about a "path to citizenship," she was asked if she supported it:
I do because I understand why people would want to be in America. To seek the safety and prosperity, the opportunities, the health that is here. It is so important that yes, people follow the rules so that people can be treated equally and fairly in this country.
Other tidbits of her statement included:
We secure our borders first. But then with a comprehensive approach we must deal humanely with those who are here, and we must allow the steps to be taken to protect the families of those who are here, maybe as illegal immigrants today.”
First securing our borders has always been her position.  When the immigration debate began earlier this year, Governor Palin held tight to that position.
If they first will make sure that the borders are secure then I think the American public will be open to hearing what their bureaucratic regulatory solutions are but first and foremost is securing the border.

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