Kyl Needs To Introduce Legislation To Deal With Immigration Issue

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Editor:

Arizona has two of the most powerful and long-serving senators in Congress: Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party’s last presidential candidate, and Sen. Jon Kyl, who ranks second among the Senate Republican leadership. Therefore, it is disturbing to read Sen. Kyl’s recent Roundup Guest Comment, “Understanding Arizona’s new immigration law,” and to hear him blame it all on the lack of action by the federal government.

To be sure, his conclusion is correct, but I’m reminded of that famous line from the Pogo cartoons: “We have met the enemy and he is us!”

Wouldn’t it be nice if Sen. Kyl used the energy he spends proselytizing his constituents with these columns to join with Sen. McCain to design and introduce federal legislation to deal with the immigration issue? Few people in Congress have more firsthand experience with it than these Arizona legislators.

Don Crowley

Comments

Jimi Alexander 4 years, 7 months ago

But haven't you heard about his "marvelous" plan to militarize the border with thousands of Border Patrol agents and completing that boondoggle of a fence? You can't watch TV for five minutes without an ad for it popping up.

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Chief42 4 years, 7 months ago

"... join with Sen. McCain to design and introduce federal legislation to deal with the immigration issue? "

Here's a novel idea. How about they don't introduce any legislation and simply request that the Federal government actually do their job and enforce the laws currently on the books. Of course everyone from Gov. Brewer to former Gov. Napalitano has sent those requests to Washington only to have them fall on deaf ears. If the Feds think enforcing the law is immaterial, then let's us citizens do it for them.

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