Tuesday, June 22, 2010

War over the border: White House says Kyl is lying about security; AZ senator stands his ground

A few days ago, Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl told a town meeting in North Phoenix that President Obama personally told him that the administration will not secure the U.S.-Mexico border because doing so would make it politically difficult to pass comprehensive immigration reform. “I met with the president in the Oval Office, just the two of us,” Kyl said. “Here’s what the president said. The problem is, he said, if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.” “In other words,” Kyl continued, “they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with comprehensive immigration reform.” This morning, a White House spokesman told ABC News that Kyl is lying. “The President didn’t say that and Senator Kyl knows it,” communications director Dan Pfeiffer told ABC. “There are more resources dedicated toward border security today than ever before, but, as the President has made clear, truly securing the border will require a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system.” Now, in an interview with KVOI radio in Arizona, Kyl says his account of the Oval Office conversation is accurate. “What I said occurred did occur,” Kyl said...more


angryparsnip said...

Hello Westerner...
I read your blog because of Kanani's. First time I have commented. Good for Senator Kyl.
As a citizen of the USA, from a legal immigrant family, Polish from Chicago, who has lived in California and now Tucson Arizona...
The National News knows nothing about what really is going on along the border. No clue !
From the way so many Mexicans feel Entitled to American money and services and the use of anchor babies to get it, the raging drug war, the threats and killings.
But the biggest problem is, what not one raging east coast liberal greenpeace/sierra club, Al Gore talks about .... the loss of the natural habitat that is becoming a huge garbage dump from the border of Mexico to Tucson. The land, the Earth, the animals are being destroyed and will never be able to recover.
Ack.... I must step down from the soap box.

Keep writing,

cheers, parsnip

Frank DuBois said...

Welcome and hope you keep commenting.