FAIR has long argued that we should deport illegal aliens when they are apprehended, while discouraging the rest from remaining through consistent enforcement of our immigration laws. Retired Border Patrol Agent Gary Fossen writes on the Oregonians for Immigration Reform website that the capacity to deport significantly more illegal aliens exists. What is lacking is the political will.
Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.