Rudy’s Immigration Plan
Rudy not to be out shined by Fred Thompson’s Immigration Plan says he can end illegal immigration in 3 years.
Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that if elected president he would end illegal immigration in as few as three years by employing the same police tactics he used to reduce the crime rate as New York mayor.
“It can be done. It is not impossible,” Giuliani told his audience at a town hall-style meeting. “You can do this, you can stop them at the border.”
Giuliani said he would boost the number of border security agents to 18,000 from the current 12,000, and build a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border with technological monitoring to reduce illegal immigration.
He also would deploy federal agents along the border at 50-mile intervals, using high-tech monitors to detect people trying to enter the country illegally.
Giuliani said expanding the force is the same strategy he employed as mayor to lower New York’s crime rate. Adding border agents could have similar results on immigration, he said.
“If you do this for two or three years, you’ll change behavior,” Giuliani said. “If people come to the border and figure they can’t get in, they’ll stop.”
Increasing law enforcement presence on the border is part of the solution to the Illegal Immigration issue, but that alone is not going to solve the problem. What is needed is a comprehensive solution that addresses the problem on different fronts. A comprehensive solution that does not include shamnesty in any way shape or form. Fred Thompson’s plan, I think comes closest to doing exactly that though it still could use some improvement especially in holding accountable those who employ illegal immigrants.
I greatly admire Rudy for what he has done for New York City, especially his efforts to reduce crime. Perhaps he could better serve as Attorney General in the Administration of one of the other candidates.