By Devlin Barrett, Associated Press Writer | March 8, 2006
WASHINGTON --Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a potential White House candidate in 2008, said Wednesday some Republicans are trying to create a "police state" to round up illegal immigrants.
#1) I think this may have been said before but -if- it hasn't let me say it. Hildy illegal immigrants are illegal BECAUSE they have violated numerous laws. That can put them in JAIL and get them deported. So if punishing criminals makes us a police state then sign me up for a Police state. But look at the rhetoric that they are picking on her because she is a woman, how they are obsessing.... this may be DKos material but it certainly isn't presidential.
The senator also sent a four-page public letter to constituents outlining her views on immigration. In the letter, she shied away from specifics but said she does support allowing at least some of the estimated 11 million undocumented workers to earn citizenship.
#2) If you don't have a better solution then criminalizing the folks who are encouraging illegal aliens to come in, then really what good are you?
Such changes should include "a path to earned citizenship for those who are here, working hard, paying taxes, respecting the law, and willing to meet a high bar for becoming a citizen," Clinton wrote.
#3) They are not respecting the law. Clearly they are in the country illegally, holding down jobs illegally, in some cases establishing bank accounts and lines of credit illegally. They are not respecting the law.
So much for Hillary running to the right on Immigration like the Governors of New Mexico (a possible challenger in 08) and Arizona are doing.