It Isn't Amnesty?

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Published: Jan 12, 2005

It Isn't Amnesty?

January 13, 2005

President Bush has named Judge Michael Chertoff to be the New Secretary for Homeland Security.

He sounds like a good guy with a good record.

But the president has also told the Washington Times of his plans to move ahead with his immigration policy, which consists of making legitimate an estimated 8 million illegal aliens who broke our laws to get here.

We have had policies like this before.

They were called amnesty and their effect was to invite more illegals to come here where they received similar breaks.

Does anyone know who these people are?

How many of these illegals are Muslim terrorists seeking drivers licenses and legitimate status so they can kill Americans and wreck our economy?

The president says it isn't amnesty, but he would give these law breakers the same status as citizens and they could renew their worker cards for an unlimited period of time until they applied for citizenship, if they wanted it.

We must control our borders and monitor who is entering our country and for what purpose.

This is a bad proposal.

Congress should defeat it.

I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.

It Isn't Amnesty?