Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Arizona Governor says Congress must pass immigration reform this year

excerpts from a FOX news report:

"We've heard too much talk about border security and not enough action," Napolitano said in a speech at the National Press Club. She urged Congress to "end the rhetoric, stop the politics, provide sustained funding and turn away from extreme, unworkable solutions that solve nothing and only delay the benefits of real reform."

"All of America is waiting - and time is running out," said Napolitano, who is in Washington for the National Governors Association winter meeting.
In November, she and newly elected Democratic Reps. Gabrielle Giffords and Harry Mitchell all defeated Republican opponents who had made tough border restrictions a central campaign issue.

Napolitano won re-election with 63 percent of the vote.

"I ... refuse to concede that illegal immigration is a political winner for those who simplistically suggest we can just 'seal' the border," she said.

Congress must get realistic about its approach and reject those who say the best solution is enforcing the border and ordering all illegal immigrants in the country to leave, she said.

"What a joke," she said of those plans.

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